Magnificent Objects: The Artist as Collector
The latest exhibition at London art gallery and cultural center Barbican takes a deeper look at the fascination with collecting items (be it art, postcards, cookie jars or taxidermied animals) that unites a number of post-war and contemporary artists...
Carved Wood Cactus
Artist Matt Austin has a knack for shaking up familiar motifs and making us look twice. This time, he's reimagined cacti in carved wood—simple, but brilliant.
Emily Reinhardt: The Object Enthusiast
Ceramic artist Emily Reinhardt has given herself a very apt alias: The Object Enthusiast. The Omaha-based creator makes vessels that are part geometric and part organic; looking like something naturally grown, yet with tinge of human interference...
Things Come Apart
Skilled lensman Todd McLellan likes to take things apart. What began as a meticulous photo project is now a book called "Things Come Apart," which showcases his penchant for exploring the myriad components comprising everyday objects as well as his...
By Laila Gohar The city of Cleveland, once an industrial heartland, lost two-thirds of its population in the latter part of the 21st century. Emigration due to loss of manufacturing jobs resulted in 15,000 vacant houses, which are being demolished...
In the same vein as Sam Hecht and Kim Colin's thought-provoking book "Usefulness in Small Things," the group photo exhibition Anew explores the beauty in everyday objects. Opening today at United Photo Industries in Brooklyn's DUMBO neighborhood...
The Future Perfect Fall Update
Since it was founded in 2003 the NYC shop The Future Perfect has become known for championing emerging designers and artists with its eclectic collection of high end furniture and playful design objects. Last week, the store ushered in a new season...
As an art director, Anna Karlin has built a career around designing graphics, exhibitions and installations for clients such as Todd Snyder, Thompson Hotels, Swarovski Crystal and U2. For the past few years, however, Karlin, a London native who...
London Design Festival 2012: The Copper Impression
The use of ultra-versatile copper is on the rise, whether inspired by the 204 copper petals forming this year's Olympic torch by Thomas Heatherwick, the promise of the metal's unique patina upon years of use or its ever-increasing street value. The...
Eclectic by Tom Dixon
First introduced this year at Maison et Objet, Eclectic by Tom Dixon, a new line of accessories by the influential British design studio, officially launches mid-October 2012. The aptly named line comprises miscellaneous "decorative artifacts" molded...
Mobile Student Supplies
As design students head to school, they'd be wise to equip themselves with on-the-go supplies that embody the functional beauty of the larger concepts of the field. These five objects take creative scholars or simply those with an eye for good design...
Fort Standard Jewelry
Having built a repertoire of supremely simple, thoughtfully crafted contemporary furniture, lighting and home objects, Brooklyn-based design pair Gregory Buntain and Ian Collings of Fort Standard take their ethos in a new direction with a line...
by Adam Štěch Based in the Slovak capital of Bratislava, the young designers behind the Allt studio produce simple-yet-poetic conceptual furniture and lighting, aiming to create a personal world of friendly products with strong backstories...
What might have been confined as one of Seattle's best-kept secrets, Totokaelo fortunately grew from a brick-and-mortar shop in the Fremont neighborhood to an online boutique turning out a sharply edited selection of minimalist fashion. Founder and...
The Burning House
"If your house was burning, what would you take with you?" That's the question that Foster Huntington poses in his blog, The Burning House. Readers respond to Huntington's question with a single image and the corresponding list of the items they...