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DESIGN
Kustaa Saksi for Marimekko Spring 2015
Few brands garner instant recognition with just a glance at a single pattern, but Marimekko is surely one of them. The beloved Finnish label—first made popular in the US in the swinging '60s—is a longtime favorite for their bright yet tasteful home...
FOOD-DRINK
Sage Advice from The Chef Says
A continuation in a "Words of Wisdom" series that has already delivered the compelling "The Designer Says" and "The Filmmaker Says," Princeton Architectural Press is now offering insight from within one of the most-consumed but perhaps least considered...
STYLE
Erin Lightfoot Jewelry
While her textile designs are currently impressing attendees at Brisbane, Australia's Seven With Another Retrospective—a biannual art exhibition presented by Powerhouse Arts, where seven teams of two artists each create and display work together...
STYLE
Bonobos: Patterned Oxfords
Advertorial content: A quality shirt is the foundation of good style. For most, the oxford shirt is the go-to for most occasions—the classically styled button-collar staple can be dressed up with a suit or worn casually with jeans and sneakers...
STYLE
Cerebella Design
If you've ever peered into a microscope, it's likely that you've been wowed by the microscopic world of colors and texture; the patterns of nature caught under a lens. That was certainly the case for Ariele Faber, founder of Cerebella Design, a Vermont...
DESIGN
Patternity + Pretty Polly
Since its founding in 2009, design studio Patternity has believed that nurturing a shared awareness of life's patterns will help every person to feel more connected to a greater whole, changing the way they engage with the world and what is in it...
STYLE
Nike Solarsoft Moccasins
Sporting a nostalgic, aqua sock-like vibe, Nike's recently released summer '13 Solarsoft Moccasins have all the makings for a laid-back, Weekend At Bernie's sort of adventure. But with an ultra-comfy midsole packing their trademark Lunarlon cushioning...
DESIGN
Interview: Minna Kemell-Kutvonen and Sami Ruotsalainen
As the Helsinki-based brand gears up to celebrate the 50th anniversary of its iconic Unikko (poppy) print, Marimekko is still very much the prolific and relevant design house that it was when it was founded by Viljo and Armi Ratiain in 1951. The...
STYLE
Party Prints
Last year as the weather warmed up, it seemed like NYC—if not much of the Northern Hemisphere—had tropical fever. The Hawaiian shirt was visible in a variety of styles and patterns, but almost always kept to a palm tree or flamingo print. This season...
STYLE
Soxfords
Dressing for serious business often means concealing the zanier items in your wardrobe, no matter how great your Babar-themed button-down looks under a blazer. And since novelty ties are never a good idea, to expose a bit of personality when suited...
STYLE
Pattern Power: Superstripe Festival
by Sabine Zetteler Anna Murray and Grace Winteringham comprise Patternity, the two-person powerhouse consulting on pattern-inspired projects of various scale all around the world. After meeting through mutual friends they quickly realized that despite...
DESIGN
IV Decals by Little Love Medical
Inspired by her volunteer work at the Children's Hospital of Los Angeles, designer Ashley Ludwin began dreaming of ways she could brighten up the wards and make sterile medical equipment look a little less intimidating. Last year she decided to...
STYLE
Red Brick
Emphasizing the embellishment side of scarf design, Scottish jewelry-maker Karen Mabon approaches the classic silk accessory like an artist to a canvas, creating statement pieces that are as imaginative as they are stylish. Mabon—who graduated...
TECH
Deko
You may never tire of turning on your iOS device to find a picture of your adorable puppy staring back at you, but if you're interested in creating a less loquacious background try the new app, Deko. Programmed by designers Jaakko Tuomivaara and...
STYLE
Strathcona Stockings
Originally conceived in "a little-known town situated between the the forest and the ocean," Strathcona Stockings are at once a reflection of this ethereal Canadian landscape and founder Ryley O'Byrne's distinct artistic vision. A graduate of Central...
DESIGN
Studio Visit: Eskayel
Using little more than Muji gel ink pens Shanan Campanaro creates highly detailed drawings then degrades them with a dash of water to reveal unexpected patterns for her line of wallpaper, pillows and scarves, Eskayel. Her simple set of tools provides...
DESIGN
In Search Of The Miraculous or One Thing Leads To Another
Over the past five years, the highly influential graphic designer Milton Glaser has designed rugs, sculptures, posters and interior spaces for a variety of independent projects. In the forthcoming book based on the 2010 AIGA exhibition of the same...
CULTURE
Patterns That Connect: Social Symbolism in Ancient & Tribal Art
American art historian Carl Schuster spent more than three decades traveling the world exploring tribal customs and patterns, gathering ancient tribal art and artifacts along the way. Though his goal was to illustrate the intrinsic human connection...
FOOD-DRINK
Cecilia Wines
After many decades of visiting the Isola d’Elba, just off the coast of Tuscany, Milanese engineer Giuseppe Camerini decided to cement his love for the beautiful land by creating Cecilia Vineyards along the Etruscan Coast wine route. Camerini...
STYLE
Converse and Marimekko
Unveiling a new model, reissue and pitch-perfect collaboration, Converse's triple-threat announcement today builds on the brand's commitment to making everyday sportswear with playfully wearable style. For their spring collection, Converse partnered...
STYLE
Laura Ashley for People Tree
Led by '90s revivalism, a particular floral trend has proliferated on runways these past few seasons, many directly inspired by the fabrics of heritage brand Laura Ashley and its English garden-feeling flower prints. Thanks to a collaboration with...
STYLE
Keds Far Out
Maybe it's just another post-hippie moment but among all the fringe and tie dye in current fashion, something about the psychedelic patterns of paisley just feels right. For Ked's '70s installment of their Century Collection, the classic sneaker...
DESIGN
Bisazza Crystal Collection
Established a half-century ago in Northern Italy's Alte Vicenza region, Bisazza is one of the world's most innovative producers of glass mosaics both in terms of technical solutions and style. Their recently launched The Crystal Collection blurs...
STYLE
DIY Couture
In the quest to sew a piece of well-fitting fashion for yourself, finding the right pattern can often be the most time-consuming part. To simplify this stress, sells internationally from their online shop for £9 each or £22 for three.
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