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Studio Job + Alessi's Comtoise Clock
Best known for their unique creative approach that merges art and design, Studio Job's creations are oftentimes easily recognized. The two Flemish designers leading the studio (Job Smets and Nynke Tynagel) have a knack for using plenty of symbols...
TRAVEL
"Old Kyoto"'s Historical Machiya Rental Properties in the Gion Neighborhood
Developed for travelers visiting Kyoto's Yasaka Shrine (which began construction in the year 656), the alluring Gion neighborhood later transformed into an exclusive geisha district with plenty of tea houses, bars and restaurants. Gion today has plenty...
BOOKS_MUSIC_FILM
DESIGN
Nanotecture: Tiny Built Things
When thinking of architecture most of us don't think of small-scale creations, but there's plenty of design prowess behind these structures. From pet houses to pods to tree houses and sheds, cabins and inflatable structures—there's a little genius...
DESIGN
New Orleans-Inspired: KREWE du Optic Eyewear
Part entrepreneurial endeavor, part love letter to his hometown, Stirling Barrett's KREWE du Optic was founded three years ago in New Orleans, after Barrett's time away from home for art school refueled his love of the city's uniqueness. He tells...
DESIGN
Milano Design Award 2016: Winning Installations
Now in its sixth year, the Milan Design Award has become one of the most anticipated moments of Milan Design Week. Dedicated to the most interesting installations of the week, the award (whose physical prize is a sculpture of a little horse, the...
TECH
CoWatch by iMCO
Chinese company iMCO's new CoWatch has everything a smartwatch these days needs to offer: activity-tracking sensors (including heart rate), smart-home integration, compatible with iOS and Android, 1GB memory and 8GB storage, and an impressive...
DESIGN
Milan Design Week 2016: Ideal Standard
Presenting for the very first time at Milan Design Week, Belgium-based Ideal Standard arrives with Connect Air, a new bathroom fixtures collection, along with “When Lightness Designs Space,” a pop-up installation at MUDEC in the Zona Tortona that...
DESIGN
Bellissima! The Italian Automotive Renaissance: 1945 to 1975
Even if you're not a gung-ho car enthusiast, the new hardcover tome "Bellissima! The Italian Automotive Renaissance: 1945 to 1975" (published by Skira Rizzoli) is a breathtaking, alluring book. The pages inside are full of the most rare, collectible...
CULTURE
Casa Luis Barragán
The former residence of the Pritzker Prize-winning architect, Casa Luis Barragán is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that will leave your mouth agape. Barragán was a Modernist master of color, light and space, which the house makes clear through its maze...
FURNITURE_DECOR
DESIGN
Hoppa Bunny Candle
The product of a very successful Kickstarter campaign (the project was funded in just four days) Thorunn Arnadottir and Dan Koval's PyroPet creations are sweet, faceted paraffin wax candles on the outside, but their insides are something else entirely...
CULTURE
Seeking: Head Elf
The City of Sydney, Australia is looking for a new creative concept for "Sydney Christmas"—trees, decorations, lights, you name it—to transform the city this holiday period. Hardly the winter wonderland of the Northern Hemisphere, Australia's holiday...
DESIGN
Interview: Cadillac's Uwe Ellinghaus
We spend a lot of time with automobile manufacturers because it's an industry going through enormous changes—technology, globalization of product and marketing, and innovation in just about every department. While we tend to focus most of our reporting...
ELECTRONICS_APPLIANCES
Bump Mobile Power Bank
For some, having a mobile power bank is as essential as a phone itself, and thanks to the new Bump, there’s finally an attractive, user-friendly option. Bump eliminates the hassle of tangled cords and cables by combining a battery pack and wall-mounted...
CULTURE
Colectivo 1050° Ceramics
“For designers, problems are possibilities: the source for innovation,” says Kythzia Barrera. The problem? The rapid disappearance of Oaxacan pottery workshops and with it, the eradication of traditional Mexican clay-making processes that stem back...
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