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Minimalism

DESIGN
Javi Design Letterbox
While many take careful consideration when choosing a mailbox, finer details are more often than not an afterthought, with most mailboxes conforming to a uniform design that serves a basic function. But if the front door acts as the first impression...
CULTURE
Kazuko Miyamoto
by Charlotte Anderson Invisible Exports is a small gallery space that sits just on the border of Chinatown behind an unassuming door at 89 Eldridge Street. There on view until 2 March 2014 are the seminal works of Kazuko Miyamoto, one of the most...
CULTURE
Studio Visit: Material Lust
Located on the invisible line that divides the East Village and Gramercy is the home and studio of Lauren Larson and Christian Swafford, the two young artists behind provocative design firm, Material Lust. Upon entering the loft, visitors are immediately...
STYLE
Håndvaerk
Premium T-shirts and basics are a luxury—if you don't try it, you won't know what you're missing, but once you do it's hard to go back to anything else. With that in mind, the plush and expertly crafted sweatshirts, henley shirts, T-shirts and underwear...
STYLE
Miró Watches
Miró launched at the end of 2012, quietly and without fuss—marking the intentions of yet another new watch brand from Sweden. The country is turning into quite the horological landmark, with a clear split between intelligent and technically advanced...
DESIGN
The Originals Collection
Made in Amsterdam, The Originals Collection from Mujjo celebrates the understated but energetic nature of signature Dutch design, which Mujjo founder Remy Nagelmaeker describes as "contemporary and simple, but elegant and often innovative in shape...
TRAVEL
Unit Portables 05-08
Based in the haven for functional modernist design, Stockholm's Unit Portables is the brainchild of a group of likeminded individuals educated in product, fashion and technology design. Founder Andreas Ehde and his team of creatives designed...
DESIGN
The Emporium of Postmodern Activities
by Mark Buche "The Emporium of Postmodern Activities" is the US foothold of Sydney-based custom motorcycle maker Deus ex Machina. The Venice extension is a move to establish a beach presence where people are able to move through the space and experience...
DESIGN
Designer's Days in Paris
The 12th edition of Designer's Days decorated Paris inside and out last weekend. The celebration brought a varied bunch of innovative creations all over the city, involving a blend of venues and actors, famous design brands, exclusive creators, art...
DESIGN
The Moneywrap
Dreaded by minimalists and doctors alike ("Wallet Sciatica" is an actual medical condition), the bulky Costanza wallet is swiftly becoming a thing of the past thanks to sharp designs like the Moneywrap. Produced by the international notebook and...
TECH
Meta Watch
With the distinction of being the first watch to ship with Bluetooth 4.0 compatibility, Meta Watch represents the logical next step in digital timekeeping. The product leverages new Bluetooth capabilities—namely, more efficient energy usage...
CULTURE
Alpha Wave
Opening tomorrow at Duve Berlin, an exhibition of new work by Evan Gruzis explores the interstices of waking and dreaming life. "Alpha Wave" derives its aesthetic from the afterimage effect—the "burning" of an image on ones vision after the...
STYLE
Aminimal
Striking a balance between simplicity and intricacy, husband and wife design duo John and Svetlana (Lana) Briscella seamlessly merge their talents in Aminimal, a multifaceted studio that pushes the dimensions of industrial design. Aptly named...
STYLE
The Holy Trinity
There are a few essentials you never leave home without: your keys, your phone, your wallet. These represent the survivalist accessories of modern life, and they should be carefully considered—after all, they remain the stronghold of minimalism...
DESIGN
Liliput
Named for the diminutive island dwellers of Gulliver's Travels, Liliput is a petite new pen from heritage German pen-maker Kaweco. True to its name, the pen measures only 3.8 inches when closed, expanding to five when posed for writing. At first...
DESIGN
Chair
A simple concept with an equally simple name, "Chair" has an extended backrest, designed so you can easily throw your arm over it and relax. Easily stackable and with a straightforward geometric form, on first take Chair looks like it might be one...
DESIGN
Artek 2011
In 2010 Artek celebrated its 75th anniversary. This past week as part of Milan's design festivities, the Finnish company made a strong statement positioning themselves with a confident eye toward the future, grounded by their design heritage as they...