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BOOKS
GRAPHIC DESIGN
PATTERNS
CHICAGO
TEXTILES
THAMES AND HUDSON
THE PATTERNBASE
550 Contemporary Textile and Surface Designs
To demonstrate the sheer creativity and vision of over 150 designers across the globe, Kristi O'Meara and Audrey Victoria Keiffer—founders of Chicago's The Patternbase design studio and online archive—have partnered with publisher Thames and Hudson...
GRAPHIC DESIGN
TYPOGRAPHY
FONTS
BASELWORLD
BASELWORLD 2015
SWISS WATCHES
HELVETICA
MONDAINE
PANTONE COLORS
Baselworld 2015: Mondaine Helvetica NY Edition
Best known as the brand to feature the Official Swiss Railways clock design on their watch face, Mondaine debuted a new series in 2014—the Helvetica No. 1—to much acclaim. Employing an equally clean, classic touch, punctuated by the use of the font...
WATCHES
TIMEPIECES
BASELWORLD
WATCH DESIGN
WATCHMAKING
BASELWORLD 2015
SWISS WATCHES
Baselworld 2015: Six Green Watches
At last year's Baselworld, we took note of the impressive array of watches sporting brilliant blue dials. They ranged from classy and classic, to fun and vibrant. And this year, we felt the same about inflections of green throughout watches. With variations...
DESIGN
OUTDOORS
FITNESS
BACKPACKS
DRINKS
HYDRATION
WELLBEING
WEARABLES
Wearable Water: Active Hydration
Whether you are in a boat, a board, hiking a trail or pounding the pavement, staying hydrated while on the move—especially in the heat—is critical. Lugging around clunky bottles can be cumbersome and heavy, so we've searched for some of the best wearable...
TIMEPIECES
BULGARI
DATA CENTERS
LUXURY WATCHES
MECHANICAL WATCHES
SMART WATCHES
SWISS MADE
Baselworld 2015: Bulgari's Magnesium Collection
At this year's Baselworld watch and jewelry fair, we got hands-on with Bulgari's new smartwatch concept pieces. And while it's just a concept now (with a superb functional demo model already in existence), the luxury brand plans on taking it to market...
COLLABORATIONS
MINIMALISM
FURNITURE DESIGN
HOMEWARE
EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN
FUNCTIONAL ART
BELGIAN DESIGNERS
ESSENTIALISM
Muller van Severen at Matter NYC
Belgian design team Muller van Severen is a paragon of creative conspiracy. What started out in 2011 as a simple experiment in co-creation between married visual artists Fien Muller and Hannes van Severen resulted in a critically acclaimed collection...
JAPAN
CYCLING
NEW BALANCE
BIKES
POSTALCO
RETAIL SPACES
TOKYOBIKE
JAPANESE DESIGN
SINGLE SPEED
Tokyobike's NYC Outpost
Japanese bike-maker Tokyobike has steadily expanded from their HQ in Japan's capital since selling their first bike back in 2002. Tokyobike has stores in London, Berlin, Milan, Bangkok and Melbourne. After a stint as a pop-up, Tokyobike's New York...
WATCHES
GEORG JENSEN
SCANDINAVIAN DESIGN
WATCH DESIGN
WRISTWATCHES
BASELWORLD 2015
WATCHES FOR WOMEN
Baselworld 2015: Georg Jensen's Vivianna Bangle
In 1967, Danish design house Georg Jensen partnered with iconic Swedish designer Vivianna Torun Bülow-Hübe. Two years later, the Vivianna Bangle was born. It defied traditional time-telling logic, in that Bülow-Hübe sought to free people from the...
BAGS
HANDMADE
CANADA
BACKPACKS
KICKSTARTER
WAXED CANVAS
DUCK CANVAS
CORDURA
MOSHER ORIGINALS
Mosher Originals Action Packs
Few companies start out making dog products then segue into products for their owners. However that's exactly what Toronto-based Mosher Originals is doing with their new line of bags (for humans), currently crowdfunding on Kickstarter. Initially...
LIMITED EDITION
HANDMADE
BICYCLES
DETROIT
STEEL
COMMUTING
MADE IN AMERICA
SHINOLA
SINGLE SPEED
NICKLE
Shinola's First Single Speed: Detroit Arrow
Ever since its renaissance in 2011, Shinola has become synonymous with exceptional American design. And with bicycle culture rising in popularity throughout metropolitan areas across the country, it's no surprise that Shinola has committed itself...
GRAPHIC DESIGN
CRAFTS
QUILTS
MINNESOTA
MADE IN AMERICA
QUILTING
Lo​u​ise Gray Quilts for Modern Interiors
Louise Gray, ​a Minneapolis-based ​homeware brand, is seeking to reinvigorate quilting with motifs designed to complement modern interiors. Co-​f​ounder Alexandra Gray Bennett invoked an old family name to bring new life​ to​ a traditional American...
WATCHES
FINLAND
HELSINKI
MOON
BASELWORLD
BASELWORLD 2015
GLOWING
NORTHERN LIGHTS
SARPANEVA
BLACK BADGER
K0 Northern Lights by Sarpaneva Watches
Finnish folklore holds that the Northern Lights are caused by a fox sweeping its tail on the snowy slopes of the mountains. While of course now we know it not to be true, the allure of that mystical glow remains ethereal. Premiering at Baselworld...
RHODE ISLAND
HERITAGE BRANDS
WRITING INSTRUMENTS
CROSS PENS
PEERLESS 125 COLLECTION
18K GOLD
GOLD PENS
Peerless 125 Collection by Cross Pens
Despite our constant shift deeper into the world of digital, many opportunities to write the good old-fashioned way—with a pen—manifest regularly. Harkening back to the time when well-made writing instruments could be handed down from generation...
CALL FOR ENTRIES
PRODUCT DESIGN
INDUSTRIAL DESIGN
AMERICAN DESIGN CLUB
INDEPENDENT MAKERS
YOUNG DESIGNERS
Call for Entries: American Design Club + Roll & Hill
Celebrating independent design and the entrepreneurial spirit, Brooklyn-based lighting design and manufacturing firm Roll & Hill is teaming up with the American Design Club for a new crowd-sourced show entitled "Curse the Darkness." The organizers...
CYCLING
SWEDEN
STOCKHOLM
BIKES
BIKE ACCESSORIES
BIKE LIGHTS
BIKE COMMUTING
SWEDISH DESIGN
RECHARGEABLE
BOOKMAN
Bookman Curve Front Bike Light
Founded by a group of friends drawn together by a pure passion for cycling, Stockholm-based Bookman has become a key player in the bike accessories market since their first products hit shelves three years ago. From sleek, utility-focused USB-rechargeable...
TEST DRIVES
MERCEDES
AMG
STATION WAGON
CH VIDEO
E63
MERCEDES AMG
MERCEDES BENZ
FAST WAGONS
Long Term Test Drive: Mercedes AMG E63 Wagon
In the Fall of 2013 we spent a day driving the fastest station wagon on American soil and were thoroughly impressed. Both at the Willow Springs race track and on the surrounding streets, the freshly redesigned Mercedes AMG E63 S 4MATIC Wagon delivered...
BOOKS
TECHNOLOGY
GRAPHIC DESIGN
EMERGING DESIGNERS
EMERGING ARTISTS
BEHANCE
ART BOOKS
DESIGN BOOKS
Super-Modified: The Behance Book of Creative Work
Since 2006, Behance has been the platform for emerging creators with vision and desire. More than a place to store one's work, it's a tool for discovery employed by agencies and organizations the world around. An acquisition by Adobe in 2012 only...
HONDA
MOTORBIKES
MOTORSPORTS
2 WHEEL
POWERSPORTS
The Enthusiasm Behind Honda's Grom Bike
Honda is notorious for making cult bikes. From the NT650 to the CB series, they have consistently made reliable, fun and uncomplicated bikes, but most of these classics have reached cult status only after they were discontinued. The exception to...
INDUSTRIAL DESIGN
TIMEPIECES
BASELWORLD
RESSENCE
WATCH DESIGN
WATCHMAKING
BASELWORLD 2015
The New Ressence Type 3 Wristwatch
It's been two years since Benoît Mintiens, founder and designer at Ressence, shook up the watch world with his debut of the Type 3. This crown-free timepiece has a distinct visual identity unlike any other watch—and it's due to a crystal dome that...
LONDON
MOTORCYCLES
HELMETS
DEATH SPRAY COMPANY
JOE STRUMMER
SOUTH LONDON
MOTORSPORTS
Death Spray Custom's Racing Art
To call British artist David Gwyther—better known as Death Spray Custom—a gear-head is a gross understatement, as most of Gwyther's pieces move quite fast themselves. Whether he's hand-mixing iridescent paint for a gas tank or painstakingly painting...
HOUSEWARES
CERAMICS
MELBOURNE
ONE-OFF
EMERGING DESIGNER
CERAMIC JEWELRY
YOUNG DESIGNERS
KLEIN&SCHöN Ceramics
It goes without saying that the Melbourne-based ceramics design studio KLEIN&SCHöN is onto something big. Though the company just launched in late January 2015, its inaugural collection of handmade, eccentric pastel wares and jewelry sold out in...
LONDON
JAPAN
ITALY
CLOCKS
OFFICE
HOME
ALESSI
INTERIOR DESIGN
SPRING
NORM
MARK GONZALES
SEBASTIAN WRONG
HAUS
SECOND LAB
THE GONZ
Four Creative Clocks to Spring Forward
Daylight saving time, as we know it, is thanks in large part to one man in New Zealand who wanted a bit of extra daylight for his hobbies. George Vernon Hudson worked as a clerk at the Wellington post office, but his passion was in entomology, astronomy...
MOMA
SOUTH AFRICA
SKATEBOARDS
CHARITIES
SKATING
GIFTS THAT GIVE BACK
PROPO
PAUL MCCARTHY
THE SKATEROOM
MOMA DESIGN STORE
Paul McCarthy + The Skateroom at MoMA Design Store
Los Angeles-based artist Paul McCarthy, known for paintings, performance, photography and mixed media works that tackle our perception of everyday activities and the darker side of Western culture, has partnered with arts organization The Skateroom...
OUTDOORS
NIKE
INTERVIEWS
MATERIALS
SPORTSWEAR
DESIGNERS
FLYKNIT
GORE-TEX
NIKE ACG
URBAN ATHLETES
MATTHEW MILLWARD
ACG
NIKELAB
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...
CONFERENCES
SOUTH AFRICA
DESIGN INDABA
CAPE TOWN
DESIGN FAIRS
DESIGN INDABA EXPO
DESIGN INDABA 2015
AFRICAN DESIGNERS
Design Indaba Expo 2015
Cape Town’s inspirational Design Indaba conference doesn’t just host a great selection of speakers each year, but also encompasses a design expo that showcases some of the most exciting high-end contemporary African design. From furniture to prints...
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