Link About It: This Week's Picks
1. Gloria Steinem on Black Women and Feminism Feminist, journalist and activist Gloria Steinem told Black Enterprise that she thinks black women invented the feminist movement. The Medal of Freedom award winner further discusses the role black women...
Dominic Wilcox on Playful Creativity
At last month’s Design Indaba 2015 conference in Cape Town, British artist Dominic Wilcox’s humorous, engaging talk drew the most laughter, as well as audible expressions of awe and wonder. After his time on stage, the crowd's enthusiasm didn't...
Interview: Nike ACG Senior Design Director Matthew Millward
Blending complex, rich design narratives into every product is one of the reasons that, since it's start in 1964, Nike remains one of the world's most fascinating brands. A passion for innovation lives in the halls of the Beaverton, Oregon-based...
Studio Visit: Milan Pekař
Czech designer Milan Pekař has created beautiful objects for many years, working with a humorist style, designing porcelain ship-shaped lamps and vases that look like mini factories. Three years ago, he became an assistant of the porcelain studio...
Scene, by All: Presentations at NYFW F/W '15
As we've continued to experience, there's far more to New York Fashion Week than clothing. While it is an insight into what the world will soon be wearing—reflective of months of ideation, process and execution—it's also a tremendous presentation of...
Interview: Paul O'Neill of Levi's Vintage Clothing
As the originator of the classic American blue jean, Levi's is a brand built on quality and function with a steady vision of the past, present and future of apparel. Though our sights are most often focused forward, towards the latest in innovation...
Czech-Designed Master & Master Furniture
Prague-based furniture producer Master & Master—founded in 2013 by graphic designer Ondřej Zita and furniture-maker Luděk Štejgl—creates minimalist pieces that are thought up by young Czech designers. With a focus on long-lasting materials and function...
Stockholm Furniture and Light Fair 2015
This year's Stockholm Furniture and Light Fair welcomed a healthy number of strong collections from young international designers in its Greenhouse area but also many in its Design Mart. From thoughtful ladder-style lighting and single-flower vases...
Time in Color: Chrono Chroma
The ubiquity of clocks on our phones, tablets and computers lessens the burden of pinpoint accuracy for wall clocks, opening up the door for more (sometimes purely) decorative, experimental design pieces. Taking full advantage of this shift is...
Colorful Standouts at Stockholm Furniture Fair 2015
Kicking off today, the 2015 Stockholm Furniture and Light Fair is the first of the year's big international fairs and certainly the biggest in the Scandinavian region. While there is certainly much in the way of the archetypal Scandinavian pared-down...
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...
Georgia Perry Pins
As any keen eye has noticed, '90s fashion has continued to return to prominence in the past couple seasons. Though replacing band and brand patches are pins, and often cheeky ones at that. In a seemingly never-ending list of pins to covet, Georgia...
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...
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...
Light Infusion at Dvorak Sec Gallery, Prague
Artist Jiří Černický and designers Michal Froňk and Jan Němečk—of studio Olgoj Chorchoj—joined forces for "Light Infusion" (an exhibition now on view at Prague's Dvorak Sec Gallery). This collaborative show features the designers' existing lighting...
Membership Only Shopping with Bezar
No stranger to spearheading a start-up, Bradford Shellhammer felt he had unfinished business after his departure from fab.com—the online marketplace for independent design items—which he founded in 2011. As Fab scaled successfully, and tacked direction...
Beautiful Brass Watering Cans by Lee West Objects
Over eight years ago we took note of British-born, Paris-based designer Lee West for his striking use of organic forms while working within companies like Ligne Roset and Cinna. Since, West has formed his own eponymous brand and created an array...
Paper Collective Prints and Posters
Denmark has long had a reputation for good design; the country has created beautiful, functional furniture and homeware for decades. New Danish webshop Paper Collective, founded in 2013, proves that it also has a number of contemporary graphic designers...
My Favorite Things
Much-loved NYC author and illustrator Maira Kalman curated an exhibit for the long-awaited reopening of the Cooper Hewitt design museum, where she highlights some of her favorite things from the Smithsonian Institution's collection—from Abraham Lincoln...
2014 It's Nice That Annual
The end of the year is as much about looking back as it is moving forward. And when the holiday music kicks up, the "Best Of" lists follow swiftly behind. Our friends at London-based publication It's Nice That put together one of the most anticipated...
Fossilized Mammoth Tusk Dice
While mammoth tusk is entirely legal to hunt, obtaining it is a still major battle with the forces of nature found in the Siberian tundra. The fossilized tusks of these Paleolithic beasts are frozen within the ice, and though their ivory is fair game...
Discover New Designers at Tictail's Holiday Pop-Up
For most well-meaning shoppers, finding the right gift is a challenge—let alone chancing upon something that's truly unique. Sourcing products from independent designers and brands around the world, Stockholm-based web commerce platform Tictail opened...
Your 15 Minutes Await With Absolut's Andy Warhol Art Exchange
As the grandfather of Pop Art, Andy Warhol and his legacy are those of appropriation. Already canonical, his images become increasingly powerful the more they are repeated and translated into new mediums. For their latest collaboration, Absolut is...
Created by celebrated Danish architect and designer Arne Jacobsen in 1955, the Tongue Chair was originally designed for the Munkegaard School outside Copenhagen (which Jacobsen also designed). The chair was sold briefly in the '80s, but then went out...