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DESIGN
Studio Visit: Lex Pott
Since graduating cum laude in 2009 from the prestigious Design Academy Eindhoven, young Dutch designer Lex Pott has been very busy—first with working for Hella Jongerius and Scholten & Baijings, and then with starting up his own studio. When we stopped...
DESIGN
Poligon Foldable Sculptures
Anyone with a passion for design—or animals—will be a quick fan of Poligon's foldable magnetic sculptures. The clever British duo, Rodrigo Solorzano and Matthew White, met at the Royal College of Art and have made the perfect team for this project...
DESIGN
Studio Visit: Li Ying
Li Ying is a young, Beijing-based sculptor from Hunan province, who's gained increasing attention for her monumental metal artworks—the latest of which mesmerized audiences at a recent CAFA postgraduate exhibition. We visited her studio in Heiqiao...
DESIGN
Unconventional Stools from UHURU
Though Brooklyn's furniture brand UHURU was founded in 2004, it wasn't until the debut of their 2010 collection of repurposed Coney Island boardwalk planks that UHURU went from a small design and build shop to having a piece in the permanent collection...
DESIGN
Tuls
Ideal for the handyman on the move, Tuls is a series of credit card-sized tools housing everything from metric wrenches and a bicycle wheel spoke wrench, to a bottle opener and iPhone stand. Developed by Onehundred design shop and recently launched...
DESIGN
Copper Shines at NYC Design Week
The use of copper in functional industrial design has been on the rise for some time now, especially since seeing it all over London Design Festival last September. We spotted six new products during this year's NYC Design Week that prove even more...
CULTURE
Russia at Art Paris Art Fair 2013
Russia was the guest of honor at this year's edition of Art Paris Art Fair, and thanks to the combination of a dozen Russian galleries in attendance, as well as numerous galleries from all over the world representing over 90 artists from the Eastern...
DESIGN
General Manufacturing Wilson Keyring
Recently launched with the mission to produce beautiful, simple objects for everyday use, General Manufacturing Concern is the latest project by former Best Made Co. designer Hunter Criaghill. The Brooklyn-based brand translates the refined design...
DESIGN
Chrome and Concrete Candle Sets
Much like Ólöf Jakobína's Marmo table, So by Sonja is similarly inspired by Iceland's imposing lanscape and brightly colored architecture. Created by Sonja Björk Ragnarsdóttir, the range's first product, Candlestick 5, take...
DESIGN
The Made Collection
Driven to design a set of items that together form something greater than their individual parts, LA-based designer David Okum introduces The Made Collection. Now on Kickstarter, the handmade home and office accessories blend beautiful, mid-century...
DESIGN
Sylki Chair
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...
STYLE
Interview: Camilla Stones
by Dominic Blackwell-Cooper Camilla Stones is accustomed to success. Her entire life has evolved around art, music, dance and design. Serving as one third of the Icelandic pop girl group The Charlies, she has been a part of 10 number one singles...
CULTURE
In The Shadow of the Tree and the Knot of The Earth
To coincide with London's Frieze Art Week, Lisson Gallery has opened a major exhibition new of work by one of the UK's greatest living artists, Anish Kapoor. Just when it seemed that Kapoor had reached the limits of the art world's highest echelons...
DESIGN
Studio Visit: Erin Considine
Jewelry designer Erin Considine embodies the patience that her handcrafted pieces reflect. From her Williamsburg studio the young Maryland native naturally dyes all of her own fibers before meticulously braiding or weaving them through various...
STYLE
Chris Platt
by Janine Stankus Chris Platt 's work is "edgy" in the most literal sense, pushing the boundary between jewelry and sculpture. With a collection of jagged, industrial pieces forged from metal and stone, Platt is trying to introduce new energy into...
STYLE
Betsy & Iya
Betsy & Iya, the eponymous jewelry line of Portland, Oregon-based designer Betsy Cross, has always been marked by a certain sweetness and androgyny. Her pieces are sentimental, but working the metal by hand gives them a few rough edges that look...
STYLE
Laura Lombardi for Market Publique
Driven by a polished, handmade aesthetic, jewelry designer Laura Lombardi creates small runs of necklaces, rings and earrings under her eponymous label. Lombardi makes each piece by hand from vintage and repurposed materials in her humble Chicago...
DESIGN
Florentine Kitchen Knives
A brilliant series of utility knives from Israeli designer Tomer Botner brings together high-end craftsmanship with social advocacy. The blades have been created with the help of 17 local suppliers, craftsmen and professionals from Tel Aviv's Florentine...
STYLE
Heather Benjamin for Bliss Lau
Balance is the term that first comes to mind when describing Bliss Lau's approach to jewelry design. A soft-spoken Hawaiian with a New York sensibility, she embodies a certain duality that comes across in her work. The statement-making body accessories...
DESIGN
Five Tables from Milan Design Week
by Graham Hiemstra and Evan Orensten Milan Design Week is always full of surprises and this year's fair was no exception. We found a strong presence of innovative furnishings mixing modern production techniques with the classic aesthetic of raw...
DESIGN
Albert Zuger
In Albert Zuger's jewelry you can see Aphrodite taking Hephaestus' hand; it is a heavenly marriage of beauty and the forge. The Toronto-based designer hammers out earrings, necklaces, rings and bracelets in bronze that carry an unpretentious elegance...
CULTURE
Anyone and No One
Currently at the Paul Kasmin Gallery, "Anyone and No One" is an exhibition that tests the limits of scale and complexity. The three pieces that compose the show are situated in both of Paul Kasmin's two Chelsea locations—a first for the gallery...
TECH
Moto Guzzi V7 Racer
by Matt Spangler You know the feeling of finding the perfect suit? Any outfit that makes you more confident in everything you do—your steps a little crisper, your handshake a little firmer—is the kind of "feels good, looks good and...
CULTURE
Live...Suburbia!
On the brink of adolescence my best skate buddy Tim and I found a statue of the Virgin Mary with red paint on it in the woods. Convinced that this was the site of a recent Satanic ritual, we gathered the other neighborhood kids and went with flashlights...
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