Whether she’s riding her Ducati or looking after her one-year-old daughter (and South African mastiff), self-taught jewelry designer Jeanette Lai Thomas exudes dedication. Her brand Moratorium favors sleek, structural lines and geometric shapes with...
Early Birds Print
Designed by award-winning Finnish illustrator Janine Rewell, Early Birds mixes the artist’s love for geometry with a bit of humor and appreciation for nature. Early Birds first appeared as part of Sound Creatures, a collaborative exhibit with composer...
Geometric Portraits by Allison Kunath
by Chérmelle D. Edwards Allison Kunath, a Los Angeles-based visual artist and fashion designer, has developed a distinct style over the past few years, creating geometric portraits of people—such as famed figures like Maya Angelou and Frida Kahlo...
Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian: Cosmic Geometry
Persian-born artist Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian fled occupied Iran during World War II for NYC, and her luminous body of work reflects the lifelong journey. Damiani publishes a comprehensive retrospective of Farmanfarmaian's graphic work juxtaposing...
Cube Print Pouch
Pierre Hardy originally rose to fame with his acclaimed footwear collections for Dior, Hermes and Balenciaga, to name a few, and has since created his own eponymous line of shoes and handbags, known for their graphic aesthetic and sleek architectural...
Buddies by Apparatus
While scanning the stands in the Barker Hanger at Santa Monica's West Edge Design Fair last week, the Apparatus booth gave off a beckoning glow. The design studio's stunning light fixtures—which combine new and salvaged components made from glass...
Dusk is one in a trio of handmade coconut oil candles created in scents matching designer Kelly Lamb's favorite places and moments of the day. You can use the oil for fragrance or as balm, and once it's diminished, the geometric ceramic vase can be...
Scandinavian design house Marimekko, known for original prints and a geometric approach to shape and color, created the Valssi necklace in homage to dances at traditional Finnish summer parties (Valssi means waltz in Finnish). With clean lines and...
Interview: Joao Teigas
by Emily Millett Whether he is tapping his feet in tune to the music or drumming his fingers along to an imaginary rift, Joao Teigas lives by an unstoppable musical beat, an organic rhythmic flow that seeps out of his soul and infiltrates every...
Contoured around natural seating postures, the Sylki Chair is the latest furniture design from Brooklyn-based studio POD Design. By considering ergonomics the geometrical chair's surface features highly specific undulations and indentations designed...
A bright blue interactive installation has taken over the walls of Issey Miyake's Tribeca storefront. Composed of grids of hexagonal pads or "voxels", Symbiosis0: Voxel responds to body heat or "artifacts" left by users who touch its textile surface...
Since 2007, Alex Johnson has kept a daily record of the closely followed world of bookshelf design with his blog simply titled "Bookshelf". Faced with the e-book revolution and the downsizing of physical storage, the furniture staple remains a...
The Aleatoric Series
From the record label-meets-art house Ghostly International comes a collaboration between abstract artists Michael Cina and Matt Shlian. The limited edition series contains works on paper that bring together the divergent styles of the two artists...
132 5. by Issey Miyake
Having built his reputation on merging fashion with technology and methods of design far beyond conventional garment construction, Issey Miyake continues to move his now venerable house into new realms of womenswear. "Designers must not think egotistically...