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CARS
CONCEPT CARS
BMW
LUXURY
COUPES
SPORTSCARS
Walking Around the BMW Concept 8 Series
First introduced in 1989, the 8 Series established a new design language for BMW by departing from upright and boxy forms in favor of a lower, wider stance and more angular nose. The full-size, four-seat coupe was immediately both iconic and curious...
DESIGN
KNOLL
FLORENCE KNOLL
ANNIVERSARY
FURNITURE
KNOLL FURNITURE
MIES VAN DER ROHE
MICHIGAN
Florence Knoll's 100th Birthday
Today marks Michigan-born design and furniture icon Florence Knoll's 100th birthday. While no longer designing, she carries an incredibly important place in American design history—thanks to her thoughtful creations that were functional but sleek...
FLOYD
MATTRESSES
BEDDING
FLOYD DETROIT
BEDS
HEADBOARDS
BEDROOM DECOR
DETROIT
Floyd's Attachable Birch Headboard
Over the past few years, a never-before-seen burst of interest in simple, well-designed bedroom items struck the direct-to-consumer e-commerce market. One of the brands leading this movement, Detroit-based Floyd, introduced a beautiful bed platform...
CHAIRS
SERGIO RODRIGUES
BRAZILIAN DESIGN
BRAZILIAN FURNITURE
FURNITURE
FURNITURE DESIGN
RE-EDITIONS
NYC
60 Years of Sergio Rodrigues' Mole Chair
The Rio de Janeiro-born Sergio Rodrigues, who passed away just a few years ago, wasn't called the father of Brazilian furniture lightly. His penchant for comfort, and beautiful local woods like jacaranda, resulted in designs like his late '50s...
DESIGN
INTERIOR DESIGN
ARCHITECTURE
ITALY
MILAN
BOOKS
ENTRYWAYS OF MILAN
INGRESSI DI MILANO
Karl Kolbitz's "Entryways of Milan: Ingressi di Milano"
Over the centuries, Milan's style has been defined by its geographical position and illustrious history. The Italian city lies on a plain, equidistant from the sea and the mountains, and its climate is colder than Mediterranean Italy. Of course, French...
ARCKIT
ARCHITECTURE
TOYS
MODELING SYSTEM
MODELS
MINIATURES
CITYSCAPE
MASTERPLAN
KICKSTARTER
Design + Assemble Your Dream City With Arckit
Since its launch in 2014, Arckit has provided architectural modeling systems for individuals of all skill levels—from children to dreamers and professional urban planners and designers. Their signature snap-together pieces and comprehensive kits allow...
STUDIOPEPE
MILAN DESIGN WEEK
MILAN DESIGN WEEK 2017
BRERA DESIGN APARTMENT
INTERIOR DESIGN
DESIGN
DECORATING
INTERIOR DECORATING
MILAN
EXHIBITIONS
Milan Design Week 2017: Studiopepe's "The Visit"
How do we offer access and exclusivity through design at the same time? How do we maintain intimacy in the age of social media? These are questions that seem to have yielded one of our favorite projects at Milan Design Week this year; "The Visit...
BEC BRITTAIN STUDIOS
LIGHTS
LIGHTING
LIGHTING DESIGN
LAMPS
PRISMS
SHY LIGHT
BROOKLYN
Bec Brittain Studios' Aries Collection
With her acclaimed SHY Light, designer Bec Brittain proposed a modular system that could be arranged to accommodate a room's needs. With SHY, thin LED tubes cast light outward in connected stretches. The result was a fixture that could illuminate...
STORIES AND OBJECTS
JAMIE PELAYO
SHOPS
STORES
ONLINE STORES
CHOCOLATE
VANILLA
PEARLS
JEWELRY
CLOTHES
KIMONOS
TRAVEL
Jamie Leilani Pelayo's Stories + Objects
As the worlds of lifestyle editorial and online retail grow closer and closer, consumers have come to expect a good story with their purchase. Marketing speak and focus group-approved narratives are so prevalent that authenticity is frequently...
WORKWEAR
DESIGN
LOS ANGELES
COMMUTERWEAR
APPAREL
CLOTHING
LA
ETHICAL FASHION
UNTUCKED WORKWEAR
Untucked Workwear's Dynamic Commuter Apparel
For any city commute via bus, metro, bike or skateboard, men can find a plethora of workwear options readily available. Locating functional and stylish items for women can pose more of a challenge. Thus, designer Colleen Monroe has created Untucked...
TEST DRIVES
CARS
AUTO
AUDI
2018 AUDI S4
2018 AUDI S5
DRIVING
PALM SPRINGS
CALIFORNIA
AUTO DESIGN
Test Drive: 2018 Audi S4 + S5
by Sue Mead A snaking, high-desert road course is the ideal test of the all-new 2018 Audi S4 and S5—cars that are spawned from the petri-dish of their ultra-high performance stablemates, the Audi R8 and RS. (To clarify: the German automaker...
OBJECTIFY 139
ACE HOTEL
ACE HOTELS
DESIGN
ARTISTS
COLLABORATIONS
FLAGS
ARTWORKS
LOS ANGELES
DOWNTOWN LA
CHARITIES
ORGANIZATIONS
SOCIAL AWARENESS
POLITICS
Object_ify 139 + Ace Hotel's Flag Project
After collaborating last year in NYC, Object_ify 139 and Ace Hotel have teamed up on a new project that celebrates design, supports activist organizations and explores hopeful and important values for the future. Simply called "Flags," the endeavor...
WATCHES
TIMEPIECES
DESIGN
LIMITED EDITION
SWEDISH
SWEDEN
WATCH DESIGN
WRISTWATCHES
FORM US WITH LOVE
TID’s Minimal Watches
TID’s minimal yet distinctive watch design is sleek on its own, but has also always been crying out for reinterpretations. Up until now, the brand has done a grand job of subtly iterating its timepiece into new material and color combinations...
INTERVIEWS
DESIGNERS
SOUND ARTISTS
ARTISTS
AUDI
MILAN DESIGN WEEK
MILAN DESIGN WEEK 2017
INSTALLATIONS
ART
SPONSORED
Interview: Multimedia Artist Yuri Suzuki
One of the more powerful installations at Milan Design Week 2017 was London-based multimedia artist Yuri Suzuki’s “First of all, it’s not 100% demonstrating a car, but they really wanted to demonstrate the concept—the philosophy behind what they...
CANNABIS
CANNABIS CULTURE
MARIJUANA
WEED WEEK
DESIGN
APPAREL
ACCESSORIES
WELLBEING
LOTIONS
420
GO420
420 Happens Twice a Day
Cannabis culture in the United States has come a long way—especially in recent years, thanks to medical marijuana use being legalized across 28 of the 50 states. While 4/20 is a day for many to celebrate, it's no longer the cliched stoner holiday...
DESIGN AWARDS
MILAN DESIGN WEEK
MILAN DESIGN WEEK 2017
MILAN
ITALY
AWARDS
MILANO DESIGN AWARD
Milano Design Award 2017: Winning Installations
Each year, after visiting Milan Design Week, everybody wants to discuss their own list of favorites. A few years ago Elita had the idea of turning the gatherings of designers and friends that used to happen at Valentina Ventrelli’s home into a real...
CARS
LAND ROVER
TEST DRIVES
AUTO
LAND ROVER DISCOVERY
DISCOVERY
SUVS
Test Drive: 2017 Land Rover Discovery
The impressive fifth generation Land Rover Discovery is a ground-up redesign of the brand’s most capable (and likely most popular) vehicle—an all-purpose, family-friendly SUV with brand-defining off-road capabilities and suburban appeal. Sitting above...
MILAN DESIGN WEEK
MILAN DESIGN WEEK 2017
KONSTANTIN GRCIC
LAMPS
LIGHTING
DESIGN
DECOR
MILAN
FLOS
FLOS LAMPS
MDW2017
Milan Design Week 2017: Konstantin Grcic's "Noctambule" Lamp
by Kyle Raymond Fitzpatrick Konstantin Grcic’s newest Flos lamp is a meditation on opposites. When off, the glass structure appears invisible, blending into the background. In turning the light on, it becomes a glowing line powered by multiple cinched...
LEE BROOM
MILAN DESIGN WEEK
MILAN DESIGN WEEK 2017
MARBLE
SALONE DEL MOBILE
DESIGNERS
CLOCKS
LAMPS
LIGHTS
LIGHTING DESIGN
Milan Design Week 2017: Lee Broom's "Time Machine"
Within an abandoned vaulted storage room next to the historic Milano Centrale station, a white carousel spun—the only object in a raw, unfinished space. On that carousel, visitors found reimaginings of furniture, objects and lighting drawn from ten...
DESIGN
SPONSORED
SQUARESPACE
CREATIVES
FREELANCE
DESIGNERS
ART
ARTISTS
WEBSITES
ILLUSTRATORS
WEBSITE DESIGN
Squarespace: Showcasing Talent
As a group of editors constantly on the lookout for emerging designers and artists, the team at CH understands the value of an accurate, beautiful demonstration of talent. Sites can be too busy, or mistake scantness for minimalism. UX problems are...
CARS
LINCOLN
NAVIGATOR
SUVS
LUXURY
AMERICAN-MADE
The New Lincoln Navigator
Lincoln continues to innovate with and improve its product, and today’s debut of the all-new 2018 Navigator—along with several marketing programs—is worthy of notice. Presented as a concept at last year’s New York International Auto Show, the production...
INDOEK
SURF SHACKS
SURF CULTURE
HOME DECOR
GESTALTEN
PHOTO BOOKS
PHOTOGRAPHY
HOMES
Indoek's "Surf Shacks" for Gestalten
Surf-centric website Indoek continues to expand the breath of its offerings, in turn demonstrating an increasing global interest in the full culture surrounding those addicted to waves. "Surf Shacks," a 288-page foray into the home lives of creatively...
RESSENCE
RESSENCE TYPE 1H
WATCHES
WATCH DESIGN
HODINKEE
COLLABORATIONS
SWISS WATCHES
Ressence Type 1H Limited Edition Wristwatch for Hodinkee
One of the most respected voices within the horological community, the team at Hodinkee's expertise continues to extend beyond editorial taste. Their latest limited edition collaboration, the Type 1H, sees a partnership with one of Switzerland...
MILAN DESIGN WEEK
MILAN DESIGN WEEK 2017
FORMAFANTASMA
LIGHTS
LAMPS
LIGHTING DESIGN
SALONE DEL MOBILE
Milan Design Week 2017: Formafantasma's Imaginative Lighting
by Kyle Raymond Fitzpatrick "We’re not one of those people who say ‘less is more,'" Andrea Trimarchi of Italian design duo Formafantasma explains. His partner Simone Farresin agrees. "Actually, no," he says. "Not at all." Trimarchi completes the...
MILAN DESIGN WEEK
MILAN DESIGN WEEK 2017
SPONSORED
LEXUS
LEXUS DESIGN AWARD
LEXUS DESIGN AWARD 2017
DESIGN
The Lexus Design Award: Predicting What Comes Next
The Lexus Design Award and event is always one of the highlights of Milan Design Week—and 2017's incarnation is no exception. The award celebrates design's potential by reaching out to new voices around the world to see how we can solve problems through...
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