Best of CH 2015: Studio Visits
While we will never be able to step into the minds or imaginations of artists, designers and artisans, we can enter their studios: little (though, sometimes not so little) windows into how they draw inspiration, execute ideas and ultimately make something...
Marcy & Myrtle by Harbor Projects
by Chérmelle Edwards At the intersection of Marcy and Myrtle avenues in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn stands a new cottage-like coffee shop of the same name, Marcy & Myrtle, by interior architecture and design build firm Harbor Projects, and one...
Woodstock Foundry
The Woodstock Foundry opened in March 2012 as a bright and airy space intended for mixed creative use. Besides the working foundry, the three-story building also houses several design stores and studios, including's, Dear Ray Jewelry, Selah...
Interview: Stephen Kenn
by Tariq Dixon Stephen Kenn’s approach to design is quite simple: “Strip things down to the barest bones.” Throughout the LA-based designer’s career, he has explored this philosophy in various forms—including two denim brands and an accessories...
BAM's Harvey Theater now has a shiny new neighbor. Founded in 1977 by Richard Yelle and Joe Upham, the New York Experimental Glass Workshop—the country's first open-access glass studio—has bounced around from its original Great Jones Street location...
Hollywood Star Chart by Dorothy
British design and ideas studio Dorothy has just unveiled two Hollywood Star Chart prints, each of which re-imagine, and re-name, the constellations after some of the most culturally significant films to have emerged from American cinema since 1927...
Studio Wrap Pack
Steady your grip with this three-part footwear system by Nike. Designed with barefoot workouts like yoga and barre in mind, this innovative wrap offers the benefits of support and better traction with an easy to slip on flat for the commute home. Pick...
Founded in 2002 by Claire Warnier and Dries Verbruggen, Unfold studio out of Belgium has consistently innovated in the world of 3D printing. From designing mobile printing stations to developing printers for porcelain manufacturing, the team leverages...
A+R La Brea
after the jump. Images by Ramona Rosales for A+R
Mary-Jane Evans
Sculpting work based on images from conflict-ravaged cities, British ceramist Mary-Jane Evans presents adaptations that somehow resonate with the same sense of destruction as war itself. Inspired by places like Beirut that are seen every day on local...
Secret Art Show
Keren Richter—who last year had us reading Space is the Place, a psychedelic art zine inspired by the eponymous film by Sun Ra—has teamed up with designer Nanse Kawashima to present "Secret", an art exhibition dedicated to the many faces...
Manhattan Born
Bemodern, otherwise known as Paul Darragh, grew up in a tiny farming community in New Zealand before moving to Melbourne, Australia, where he lived for the next four years. It was there that he first caught our attention and, not long after that...
Ariane Moffatt
We recently visited the acclaimed Canadian singer Ariane Moffatt at her Montréal studio in the Mile End section neighborhood of Plateau-Mont-Royal just days before she launched her latest album, MA. Having written in both French and English...
Studio Visit: John O'Reilly
In advance of his first solo exhibition "I stand and look at them long and long" at RH Gallery, we stopped by John O'Reilly's Brooklyn studio to see what the young artist had on tap. The warehouse space is shared between four sculptural artists...
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...
Beacon Arts Building
At over 32,000 square feet, the renovated former storage warehouse located in the middle of the downtrodden city of Inglewood, CA, doesn't exactly have the pomp and circumstance that you'd expect Los Angeles' newest art studio complex to have. But...
The Philadelphia-based multi-disciplinary gallery Bahdeebahdu looks to the natural elements of discarded objects to develop works of fine art, sculpture, furniture and one-off projects. Co-founded by interior designer RJ Thornburg, Bahdeebahdu...
Richard Meier Model Museum
Almost as impressive as his magnificent buildings, Richard Meier's Model Museum in Long Island City, Queens is both an homage to his impressive portfolio, as well as a lesson in the architectural creative process. Consuming much of the 3,600-square...
Sword+Fern Jewelry
by Adrienne So Gallery, workshop and boutique, Emily Baker's tiny studio space Sword+Fern houses not only her line incorporating upcycled auto parts and vintage materials and lip balm. On up-and-coming Burnside Street in Portland, OR, the artisan...
Openshop Studio
by Andi Teran The typical architecture firm would never tell a client, “We don’t know what we’re doing,” or describe its method as “DEEP PLAYâ€...
Illustrator Amy Sol
We checked in with illustrator Amy Sol and asked her about the impact her workspace has on her unique interpretative style.It's pretty minimal and not necessarily clean all the time. If you visit me you can tell immediately how busy I am by...
Favorite Color
In a city like New York, it's virtually impossible to stand out and make your mark. Perhaps that's why the latest new motion graphics studio, Favorite Color, took their time in creating something completely unique. Located in Manhattan'...
Cool Hunting Video Presents: Esque
If you've happened upon an unusual work of glass in a design store, magazine or Donna Karan's NY flagship over the last decade or so, it's probably a piece by the Portland-based studio Esque. In this video we visit the workshop and meet the duo behind...
Artists Workspaces
Remember Wooster Collective has a bunch of pictures of his workspace, along with several other artists studios like MCA, Justin Kee's and Kid Acne. It's really great to see the space that artists create their work in. I think I even see a...