KWAMBIO's Customizable Design Objects
Oftentimes, the aesthetic quality of 3D-printed objects means—no matter how useful—the products are ultimately unattractive. Of course, much progress has been made over the last few years, and the varying levels of amateur and professional work...
For True Fans Only: Merch Junkies
It started out with a Bowie jacket NYC-based stylist and photographer Zara Mirkin made for herself. "I was always painting on the back of jackets and jeans," she tells CH. "The idea came about after I had so many people take photos of my Bowie jacket...
"Metal is The New Black" by Quiet British Accent
Taking something traditionally wholesome and making it a little subversive and much more playful, London-based design duo Quiet British Accent has recently unveiled their Metal is The New Black project. For the series, QBA—aka Sharon and Jason...
Interview: Josh Welton of Brown Dog Welding
Detroit's Renaissance continues with creatives who blend art, design and trade. One such artist is Josh Welton, a Detroit native whose sculptures of cars, robots and animals are meticulously made by hand. He's worked in manufacturing since a young...
Ruffino Modus Luminaria, 2011 Vintage
The only bad thing about a good bottle of wine is when it's finished. Ruffino lets the spirit captured in their Super Tuscan Modus 2011 wine linger longer with their limited edition luminaria, a brushed metal lantern designed by Milan's Poli.design...
Engraved Horn Pendant Necklace
There's nothing precious about K/LLER's Petite Engraved Horn Pendant made in collaboration with motorcycle engraver Otto Carter. Brass is the name of the game, both on the hand-cast pendant and the blackened metal chain.
Quarry Tribal Pendent
This large modernist pendant—one side pounded metal, one side smooth—is one of the highlights from the sand-casted sculptural jewelry by the young, family-owned business Manifest Design. Like a vinyl record, the triangular piece offers something different...
Hand-Painted Peloton Figurines
Standing just five centimeters tall, these die-cast cycling figurines from London café and bike shop Look Mum No Hands! offer the perfect desk distraction for the dedicated cyclist. Coming in a pack of three in random colors and positions, the hand...
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...
Metal iPhone 6 Case
Design sophisticates often won't deign to interfere with the iPhone's ultra-deliberate design by slapping a plastic case on the thing. Thanks to the EXOvault, protection no longer means sacrificing aesthetic value, and the premium wood and metal line...
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...
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...
The Turtle Grater elevates a kitchen tool to extraordinary elegance. The small plate features hand-carved micro ridges in 100% copper across the turtle's belly for precise fine grating of roots like ginger and wasabi.
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...
Australian multidisciplinary designer Henry Wilson's Vide Poche is a perfectly-sized tabletop organizer for your day-to-day detritus. Sand-casted in either aluminum or bronze, the tray's sloping silhouette is reminiscent of an industrial shovel...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...