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CERAMICS
3D PRINTING
INDUSTRIAL DESIGN
SOUND ART
SONIC ART
SOUND DESIGN
EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN
CUSTOM 3D PRINTING
NETHERLANDS
Studio van Broekhoven + Olivier van Herpt: Solid Vibrations
The "Solid Vibration" project is an ongoing collaboration between Eindhoven, The Netherlands-based sound laboratory Studio Van Broekhoven and industrial designer Olivier van Herpt, who built a custom ceramic printer where the extruding clay is...
FURNITURE
CHAIRS
EERO SAARINEN
COUCHES
WOMB CHAIR
KNOLL
TWO-SEATERS
MODERNIST DESIGN
DESIGN
Eero Saarinen's Two-Seater: the Womb Settee
The story behind Eero Saarinen's classic 1948 Model 70 Womb design is simple: Florence Knoll wanted a chair that felt like "basket full of pillows." While most might immediately think of fluffiness and volume, the Finnish-American furniture designer...
FORD
MINDFULNESS
TRENDS
SHERYL CONNELLY
CONSUMER RESEARCH
SELF-IDENTITY
FUTURE
2016 Looking Further with Ford Trend Report
It takes three to five years to bring a new vehicle to market (like the 2017 Ford GT supercar pictured here), and changes in longterm planning require even more insight—will populations migrating to megacities want to buy cars in 20 years? Will...
SIHH 2016
WATCHES
WATCH DESIGN
RICHEMONT
CARTIER
PIAGET
SIHH
WATCH FAIRS
Six New Timepieces Pushing Innovation in Watchmaking
Innovation in mechanical watchmaking is alive and well—bursting at the springs in fact—as we saw at this year's Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (often referred to as SIHH). Few people "need" a fine mechanical timepiece, though the desire...
STANDING DESKS
DESKS
OFFICE
HOME OFFICE
ERGONOMIC
NEW YEARS RESOLUTIONS
HEALTH
WELL BEING
FURNITURE
ADJUSTABLE HEIGHT
OFFICE FURNITURE
Two New Flexible Standing Desk Options
If you've made a New Year's Resolution to get up and be active more often, switching to a standing desk makes for a reasonable action item. As it turns out, standing up all day in the office doesn't work for everyone, so it's wise to find a flexible...
ADIDAS
RUNNING SHOES
WOMENS RUNNING SHOES
PUREBOOST
PRIMEKNIT
adidas Running's PureBOOST X for Women
With all the footwear innovations adidas offers (other brands, as well, for that matter), most often they are initially applied to products for men. This time, however, adidas Running has taken a brand new science-backed technology and silhouette and...
INTERVIEWS
WATCHES
WATCH DESIGN
SIHH 2016
RICHEMONT
HORLOGERIE
SIHH
Interview: Watchmaker Kari Voutilainen
Kari Voutilainen made his first watch in 1994. In 2002, he would launch his eponymous watch brand for which nearly every component is made in-house. A brand that over the years would release firsts, from complications to finishes and beyond. Voutilainen...
WELLBEING
CASPER
ADVERTORIAL
SPONSORED
INNOVATION
BEDS
Casper Wants You to Sleep Better
While the concept of "one size fits all" is one that many people are skeptical of, Casper's success surely supports that it's actually spot on when it comes to mattresses. The brand—which launched in 2014—stands by its "one perfect mattress" mantra...
KWAMBIO
3D PRINTING
DESIGN ON DEMAND
CERAMICS
METALS
JEWELRY
HOMEWARES
CUSTOMIZABLE DESIGN
KWAMBIO's Customizable Design Objects
Oftentimes, the aesthetic quality of 3D-printed objects means—no matter how useful—the products are ultimately unattractive. Of course, much progress has been made over the last few years, and the varying levels of amateur and professional work...
RICHARD MILLE
SIHH 2015
LUXURY PENS
FOUNTAIN PENS
HEIRLOOM PENS
WATCHES
WATCH DESIGN
SWISS WATCHES
Why Richard Mille's RMS05 Fountain Pen Costs $105,000
Fans of luxury Swiss watchmaker Richard Mille would not hesitate when reaching for their wallet for a timepiece with a price tag over $100,000. What happens, then, when the brand's artisan watchmakers take their mechanical know-how and apply it...
BUICK
DETROIT AUTO SHOW
CONCEPT CARS
BUICK AVISTA
AUTOMOTIVE DESIGN
NAIAS
GENERAL MOTORS
Imagining the Buick Avista Concept Car
If social media acts as an effective indicator of an event's pulse then in many ways the Buick Avista represented the heart of Detroit Auto Show (officially known as NAIAS, or the North American International Auto Show). The striking concept car is...
FURNITURE DESIGN
HOME DECOR
TABLES
DECOR
DESIGN
DESIGNERS
Victoria Wilmotte's Pli Side Table
Using a combination of complex geometries, angles and finishes, French designer Victoria Wilmotte creates striking pieces that beg the eye to search for more. Her latest design, the Pli Side Table, is a perfect example of how a home furnishing...
GREEN
VALENTINES DAY
VALENTINES DAY 2016
GIFT GUIDES
GIFTS
DESIGN
ACCESSORIES
Gift Guide: Green Valentine's Day
Whether you buy into Valentine's Day or not, there's nothing quite as satisfying as giving your favorite person—or people—a gift that's just right for them. Because green is one of our favorite colors and because it's associated with growth and a sense...
TOM DIXON
INDUSTRIAL DESIGN
HOMEWARES
HOUSEWARES
CUPS
TEA SETS
DRINK SETS
COPPER
GLASS
CANDLES
SCENTS
CANDE HOLDERS
Interview: Tom Dixon
In the bustle of his SoHo, NYC showroom, among geometric homewares and personality-packed light fixtures, we sat down with the affable visionary Tom Dixon to talk about the future. The designer was present to preview his Spring 2016 collection—an array...
COMMUNITY
COLLECTIVE
LIVERPOOL
ENGLAND
GRANBY WORKSHOP
TURNER PRIZE
Assemble’s Granby Workshop
Last year’s winner of the Turner Prize (the prestigious UK art award that's previously been given to artists including Gillian Wearing, Anish Kapoor and Wolfgang Tillmans) was a bit of a head-turner. The 2015 award went to Assemble, an architectural...
IWC
SIHH
GENEVA
WATCHES
WATCH DESIGN
AUTOMATIC WATCHES
MECHANICAL WATCHES
SIHH 2016
IWC's New, Smaller Pilot's Watches
For almost 150 years now, IWC Schaffhausen has produced some of the most popular and well-received Swiss-made watches. Over the last few years, and simultaneous with a global consumer trend toward bigger-is-better, IWC began producing timepieces...
LUNCHBOX
PREPD PACK
BENTO
DESIGN
KICKSTARTER
LUNCHBOXES
RECIPES
Prepd Pack Modular Lunchbox and App
Type “meal prepping” into Google Trends and you’ll see that the term has experienced exponential growth over the last few years. With more and more people opening up their ovens instead of the latest delivery app, it only makes sense to have a...
LINCOLN
LINCOLN CONTINENTAL
INTERVIEWS
DESIGN DIRECTORS
AUTOMOTIVE DESIGN
DETROIT
DETROIT MOTOR SHOW
NAIAS
DAVID WOODHOUSE
Lincoln's Director of Design David Woodhouse on the 2017 Continental
Less than a year after we previewed Lincoln's Continental concept, the brand announced that they're bringing the full-sized sedan to the market in fall 2016. It's a long awaited return of the flagship Continental nameplate and carries as indicated...
MBF
CLOCKS
ROBOT CLOCKS
SIHH 2016
LEPEE
MECHANICAL CLOCKS
MB&F's Sherman Robot Desk Clock
With each new release, luxury Swiss horological design house MB&F demonstrates a level of imagination uncommon in today's world of mechanical time-telling—especially when it comes to desk clocks. With Sherman (unveiled today at Geneva's annual...
ASTRONAUTS
SPACE
FLIGHT SUITS
VIRGIN GALACTIC
PILOTS
SPACE APPAREL
SPACESUITS
Y-3
ADIDAS
YOHJI YAMAMOTO
RICHARD BRANSON
Y-3 Space Apparel for Virgin Galactic
Within their respective industries, Sir Richard Branson and Yohji Yamamoto share a vision for chasing the future. Both have been progressive-thinking rule-breakers for decades—so it comes as not too much of a surprise that Branson's Virgin Galactic...
SLIPPERS
LEATHER SLIPPERS
HANDMADE
SPAIN
LOUNGEWEAR
HOME
CP Slippers' Leather Footwear
For decades now, the family-owned and -operated CP Slippers factory in Elche, Spain has produced one of the most natural-feeling footwear items around. Inspired by founder Oscar Arenas' trip to Japan in 1981, the slippers were designed for two...
CONRAD MENS
LEATHER GOODS
ALEX MCAFEE
BRIEFCASES
WEEKENDER BAGS
MADE IN USA
BAGS
TRAVEL BAGS
Conrad Men's Leather Goods
Conrad Men's founder and designer Alex McAfee is a man of many lives—and even more stories. For 10 years, McAfee lived out of his car, traveling across the US to climb mountains and any other obstacles that were in his path. He would go on to live...
MAPS
PAPER GOODS
PRINTS
SUBWAYS
KICKSTARTER
CONSTANT NIEUWENHUYS
ARTCODEDATA
OPEN ACCESS
The World Metro Map
In 1959, Architect Constant Nieuwenhuys created a map called New Babylon which envisioned a global society unbound by geographic borders and travel restrictions. In it, citizens were free to roam through an interconnected network of cities, leading...
PILLOWS
BEDDING
FIRM PILLOWS
CASPER
CASPER BEDDING
SLEEPING
BED ROOM
SLEEP
Casper's New Dual-Layer Pillows
For all that we make of the ongoing mattress boom, only ancillary attention has been paid to pillows. And yet, developments are afoot here as well. One of the brands leading the renewed interest in inexpensive, high-quality mattresses also has...
LAMPS
LIGHTING
INDIEGOGO
CROWDFUNDING
MOOD LIGHTING
BLUETOOTH
SMART LAMPS
ORIGAMI
PAPER LAMPS
LANTERNS
PORTABLE
The Foldable, Shapeable Orilamp
Combining the elegance of traditional paper lanterns with the convenience of Bluetooth technology is the new Orilamp, a striking battery-powered mood light designed in Toronto. As the name indicates, it's inspired by origami and is foldable and...
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