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Officine Mermaid's Custom Ducati Scrambler
Though it opened in 2009, we first stumbled upon Officine Mermaid in 2013 while exploring Milan between appointments during Design Week. Located in the Motoquartiere—an intersection of streets lined with motorcycle part shops, vintage clothing stores...
DESIGN
Piet Hein Eek’s Tube Series for Leff Amsterdam
Dutch designer Piet Hein Eek’s work spans a wide range; since graduating from Eindhoven’s Academy for Industrial Design in 1990, he has designed everything from furniture, desk lamps and eyewear to custom-made interiors and even holiday homes. Eek...
DESIGN
Cafe Racer-Inspired Seals Watches
With its inspiration from battles tanks of the 1940s and cafe racer motorcycles, Seals Watch Company's Model A is a great example of what a micro watch brand can do when blended with a genuine passion for detail. Based in the foothills of the Sierra...
DESIGN
Mr Kitly + Decor Self-Watering Plant Pots
Melbourne, Australia's Mr Kitly is a store (and architecture studio and gallery) best known as a light-filled haven for all things related to Japan, good design and oddly enough, plants. For five years now the owners have been purveyors of anything...
DESIGN
Ruutu Vases by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec for Iittala
Celebrated designers (and brothers) Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec have been working side by side since 1999 (when they launched their own eponymous design firm), collaborating with many of the top design manufacturers on projects ranging from small...
CULTURE
United Shapes Snowboards
Designing for the next Golden Age of snowboarding, United Shapes is a the latest creative venture from Steven Kimura and Peter Sieper, the duo behind NYC-based Owner Operator outerwear. Taking a similar approach in terms of inspiration and attitude...
DESIGN
Home London Trade Show Highlights
At the most recent edition of London’s Home trade show, held in the beautiful Victorian Olympia exhibition space earlier this week, a huge number of designers and brands gathered to showcase their latest products to buyers and press. The fair offers...
FOOD-DRINK
Gone Camping Pop-Up Restaurant, London
There are few times that food tastes as good as it does when eaten outdoors by a campfire—even the most charred hotdog somehow becomes delicious when enjoyed in the wild. With summer still far too many months away, Londoners can at least recapture...
DESIGN
OKOLO Concept Car Illustrations
As every World's Fair has shown, the future has always been on the cusp of space age in the minds of architects and designers. Prague's OKOLO art collective recently went back to the future, revisiting some visionary concept designs from decades...
DESIGN
Gestalten + Pulpo Oda Light
Though the stalwarts of the publishing world continue to release works worth reading, it's Berlin-based Gestalten that earned our near-constant attention in 2014 with countless impressive volumes published under their name. Yet, their most recent...
DESIGN
Massimo Vignelli's Signed 2012 NYC Subway Diagram
Less than one year ago, the world lost one of its most important creative minds with the passing of Massimo Vignelli. The celebrated graphic designer bestowed upon us a great number of now-iconic designs, though perhaps none more visibly lasting...
STYLE
Cheapo Watches
With 2015 in full swing, many around the globe are already finding their New Year's resolutions easier said than done. For those looking to be more punctual, and more sensible with their spending this time around, Sweden's Cheapo watches offers countless...
FOOD-DRINK
Jetboil's Limited Edition Titanium French Press
Whether in the city or out in the fresh, crisp mountain air, a hot cup of coffee will work wonders. In the past, we've championed Snow Peak's titanium french press, though its 24-ounce size isn't ideal for groups. The recently released Jetboil Javastein...
DESIGN
16 Calendars for 2015
If time flies when you're having fun, you might as well extend that notion to the moments spent organizing your time. For our annual calendar round-up this year, we've included 16 shining examples that will ensure all of 2015 is just how you envisioned...
CULTURE
Odiseo Vol. 5: (Not) Safe for Work
Since our initial introduction to Odiseo just over two years ago, we've been hooked. With each volume, the sophisticated adult publication delivers thought-provoking texts and essays on subjects ranging from art and culture to existentialism, interspersed...
DESIGN
Style-Minded Motorcycle Gear
As the temperature continued to drop in NYC in December we took a few days refuge in beautiful Palm Springs to tour the varied terrain atop the all new Ducati Scrambler. As previously reported, the bike was a blast. And now it's our turn to fill...
DESIGN
Reproducing Scholten & Baijings Book
In 2000, Dutch designers Stefan Scholten and Carole Baijings set out to design functional products, exclusively collaborate with the world's best brands and professionals and to find a balance between industrially produced series and experimental...
DESIGN
AIGA's Well-Trained "Eye on Design"
Fresh from celebrating its centennial anniversary in 2014, AIGA—one of the ultimate authorities on design—has turned its focus to the 21st century with its new blog: Eye on Design. AIGA has always stood on the cutting edge of the design world (and...
DESIGN
Tyler Hays' M. Crow & Company
In a slight departure—at least, geographically speaking—from designing furniture in Philadelphia, BDDW founder Tyler Hays recently acquired a 107-year-old general store located in the notably small town of Lostine, Oregon. Opened by the Crow family...
CULTURE
Best of CH 2014: Interviews
This year we spoke with an incredible pool of talented individuals, and narrowing it down to a select few feels a little unfair. While an almost equally interchangeable list of interviews would include Sharon Jones, Erik Spiekermann, Ingo Maurer, Iggy...
FOOD-DRINK
Pointy Snout Caviar
Record-high pollution levels and depleted sturgeon populations spurred an outright ban on fishing in the Caspian Sea in the early 2000s, which left the caviar industry flat-footed and desperately in need of a new source. As a means to an alternative...
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