Pattern Power: Superstripe Festival: Anna Murray speaks about the evolution of Patternity and their month-long celebration of stripes

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 their seemingly…

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Re-lighting Gino Sarfatti Edition N°1 by Flos: The first in a series of reconfigured lights originally created by Italy’s brilliant designer

Re-lighting Gino Sarfatti Edition N°1 by Flos


Gino Sarfatti is possibly the most important lighting designer in the history of Italian design. Between founding the beloved Arteluce in 1939 and selling it to Flos in 1973, the self-taught designer had over 600 lamps…

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Mobile Conference Room: Four essential items to take your office anywhere

Mobile Conference Room


Spring has come to the northern hemisphere and it’s almost time to escape the dim lights, step away from the radiator and get outside. Call us crazy, but there are better places to spend your time, and thanks to the power of telecommuting you can bring the social aspect…

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Hard Candy by Yan Rui: Jewelry inspired by Eastern reincarnation philosophy, Nine Inch Nails and more

Hard Candy by Yan Rui


by Alessandro De Toni In the last few years Beijing’s Central Academy of Fine Arts has become an epicenter of the capital’s creativity, producing an array of talented artists and designers each year. Included among the…

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Snocru: One app for tracking and mapping speed, mountain conditions and all your friends

Snocru

While there are a few different apps for obsessed skiers and snowboarders to track their speed, distance and altitude or follow weather conditions, Snocru goes one step further to unite your pack so you can keep track of all that—and each other. Launched in 2010 and continuously updated with…

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A Sky Full of Kindness: Lovely paper cutouts and a bird’s-eye view on life from Rob Ryan

A Sky Full of Kindness

For his second book, “A Sky Full of Kindness,” artist Rob Ryan has put his paper-cutting skills to use in a story about a pair of songbirds eagerly awaiting the hatching of their first chick. The intricate illustrations marry words with images to create a seamless tale about family,…

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Mount Your Maker by Stephan Alexander: An artistic pop of candy paint brings life to an otherwise macabre trophy

Mount Your Maker by Stephan Alexander

When we last caught up with Portland-based artist and designer Stephan Alexander, he had just put the finishing touches on a stunning SS11 collection for Sticks & Stones accessories—a label he co-founded in 2009. While time hasn’t changed his role as the brand’s creative director, Alexander has recently begun…

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Proof Eyewear: Upcycled skateboards and plant-based acetate in a range of shades and RX glasses

Proof Eyewear

As part of a movement in eyewear design to use sustainable materials, or at the very least adopt a certain rustic aesthetic, we have come across several creative ways to incorporate wood into glasses and sunglasses. While Shwood is the most recognizable name in the category, and Brooklyn Spectacles…

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