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Not Chanel Cross Body Bag
Sensi Studio blends influences from Milan, Miami and the Andes to create something stylish but tongue-in-cheek and charming. If you hate the idea of spending thousands of dollars on a classic quilted Chanel handbag, perhaps Stephany Sensi's adorable...
CULTURE
Please Make This Look Nice: The Graphic Design Process as an Act of Drawing
In its own way, "Please Make This Look Nice: The Graphic Design Process as an Act of Drawing" is just as much a piece of educational performance art as it is an exhibition. A group of acclaimed designers will take turns producing works at a pop...
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Victoria Wilmotte's Pli Side Table
Using a combination of complex geometries, angles and finishes, French designer Victoria Wilmotte creates striking pieces that beg the eye to search for more. Her latest design, the Pli Side Table, is a perfect example of how a home furnishing...
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Super Duper Hats
by Ivan Carvalho for Freunde von Freunden The role of Florence in the Renaissance is well documented, but many aren’t aware that the city on the banks of the Arno has another claim to fame: the birthplace of Italian fashion. In the 1950s, long...
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Creative Calendar Ideas for 2016
For many of us planning doesn't come naturally and, while Google calendars are useful, they're not the most inspirational. Further, everyone looks for something different in a calendar: whether that's plenty of space for itemizing a day or a broad...
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Art Brand BFGF
Lilian Martinez calls her creative endeavor BFGF an "art brand" since her ingenuous yet lush and compelling designs can be found on almost anything. From T-shirts to digitally printed rugs, Martinez's creations draw from pop culture (Nike swooshes...
CULTURE
Best of CH 2015: Interviews
The only thing that sometimes fascinates us more than innovation and exploration within the arts and sciences happens to be the people behind such change. While we can never fully understand how another person's brain works, speaking with great thinkers...
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Best of CH 2015: Studio Visits
While we will never be able to step into the minds or imaginations of artists, designers and artisans, we can enter their studios: little (though, sometimes not so little) windows into how they draw inspiration, execute ideas and ultimately make something...
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Art + Fashion: Collaborations and Connections Between Icons
Over its 224 pages, the stunning Art + Fashion: Collaborations and Connections Between Icons displays what occurs when high fashion and art collide. From the surreal lobster dress by Italian fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli and Salvador Dalí to the...
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Shinola + WorkOf Benefit Auction for Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit
Detroit-based Shinola and online maker marketplace WorkOf have come together to spread some holiday cheer with a special showcase auction run by Paddle8. They've tapped designers from the East and West Coasts to create unique, one-off ornaments...
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Unmade + It’s Nice That Collection
In the two and half years since its founding, London’s Unmade Studio has already made an impact on the UK fashion scene. Unmade and its collaborators make original knitwear designs, using industrial knitwear machines and the studio’s own computer...
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Brass Tic Tac Toe Set
Tic Tac Toe has never been as classy—or adult—as with this Jonathan Adler iteration. Sculpted by Adler and his team in NYC's SoHo neighborhood, this set is made from marble and brass; with the pieces hand-polished to achieve a flashy sheen. The brass...
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Link About It: This Week's Picks
1. Nigeria's New Malaria Test Will Save Thousands of Lives The world’s first urine malaria test will soon be available in Nigeria, marking a major advancement in the battle against the disease. Like pregnancy tests, the malaria test uses a dipstick...
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Patternity: A New Way of Seeing
There's certainly a power to patterns, and it's all on view in "PATTERNITY: A New Way of Seeing." Not just a collection of images, the book features in-depth research on how patterns shape our world. All of its fascinating insight hails from PATTERNITY...
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Link About It: This Week's Picks
1. Inside the Mind and Studio of Artist Olafur Eliasson Olafur Eliasson is a busy man. The Danish-Icelandic artist is currently working on exhibitions in Stockholm and Vienna, a project that requires moving ice from Greenland to Paris, the design...
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Seven Skulls For Halloween and Beyond
For those hosting a grown-up Halloween get-together or who want to get into the spooky spirit without ending up at a giant party store sifting through tacky disposable decorations, "sexy" costumes and fake pumpkin-scented candles, we've tracked down...
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Prism Lounge Chair
British architect David Adjaye completes Washington, his debut furniture collection for Knoll, with new geometric pieces (a chair, ottoman and side table) that offer up a powerful visual impression. Each small-scale, multifaceted monument has a gloss...
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Interview: Piet Boon Discusses 101 Wall
Sat across from a tiny green space one block from the East River, 101 Wall Street epitomizes the grandeur of lower Manhattan. Erected in 1931, the structure's Art Deco-influences impact the facade—and its series of receding landscaped terraces...
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London Design Festival 2015: Lee Broom’s Flower Shop
Cool Hunting favorite Lee Broom always puts a tremendous amount of thought into how his unique designs are displayed. Earlier this year, at Milan Design Week, Broom created his own department store. For London Design Festival, he chose to showcase...
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Sincerely Yours Vase
Case Studyo enlisted California-based artist Steve Harrington for the playful "Sincerely Yours" vase. Dotted with characters shaped like yin-yangs, the curvy vase is a delightfully light-hearted take on the spiritual symbol—yet also an apt one, as...
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Link About It: This Week's Picks
1. Legendary Typographer Adrian Frutiger Has Died at 87 Typography legend Adrian Frutiger, best known for sans-serif design and for creating the typeface used in London’s street signs, died last week at the age of 87. Frutiger began his career...
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Who Gives a Crap + Beci Orpin
Designer toilet paper might seem like a unnecessary luxury, but Who Gives A Crap has a socially conscious reason to team up with the very talented Australian designer Beci Orpin. After learning that 2.4 billion people have no access to a toilet...
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Max Fraser's London Design Festival 2015 Tips
As the creative bonanza that is the annual London Design Festival (LDF) grows with each edition, choosing which exhibitions, stores, workshops and events to visit in the British capital becomes increasingly difficult. That’s when you turn to experts...
CULTURE
Studio Visit: Margot Bowman
Digital artist and designer Margot Bowman, one of the founders of the ever-fascinating GIF art project 15 Folds, shares a studio in an airy warehouse building in the Dalston neighborhood of east London. Always intrigued by artists and their workspaces...
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