Interview: Artist Ryan McGinness on Designing for Hennessy
Despite the fact that he works across multiple artistic mediums, it's very easy to discern the work of NYC-based artist Ryan McGinness. In addition to his iconic symbol-driven body of work, his experimental Instagram and the depths of his oftentimes...
Askov Finlayson's New Minneapolis Flagship
There's been an almost unprecedented expansion to Minneapolis men's boutique Askov Finlayson since their 2011 launch. And the latest milestone for a hot-spot sporting the best local, made-in-America and hand-selected global products happens to...
Test Drive: BMW's Reinvented 7 Series
The myriad of innovations within BMW's all-new flagship model—the 7-series—is apparent from the moment someone hands you a display key. Yes, display key. The small device features a color touch screen that can be used to answer those ubiquitous nagging...
CH25: Kegan Schouwenburg
Mention “orthotics” and most will hobble away quickly to avoid the Grandma-shoe stigma. But NYC-based start-up SOLS is simplifying the process with a non-invasive digital fitting that results in corrective insoles customized to your needs. The...
Kaktus København, Copenhagen
Blink and you'll miss it: in the hustle and bustle of Jægersborggade street, taking up a single block in the riotous-turned-hip Nørrebro district in Copenhagen, is a tiny new space filled with cacti and succulents. Kaktus København (website currently...
Richard Mille's RM 69 Erotic Tourbillon
There's something innately personal about a wristwatch. It rests on the body as a reflection of one's aesthetic values and design interests. It's more than an item of utility, it's one of the rare accessories men wear with frequency. Channeling...
MADE IN USA
Campaign's Portable Furniture
City residents know that the greatest mental toll of moving isn't always packing up your life into cardboard boxes; it's leaving perfectly good furniture behind—either because it's a hassle or too costly to transport, or it won't survive another...
Scented Crying Candles by The Jacks
We've seen our fair share of handmade scented candles and thoughtful containers, but it's the ones hiding a devious personality underneath that really go the extra mile. PyroPet's cat and bird forms (which reveal a metallic skeleton inside) are a favorite...
MADE IN USA
GIFTS THAT GIVE BACK
Stone & Cloth's Summit Collection
Inspired by vintage mountaineering and travel bags with the modern day customer in mind, Stone & Cloth has re-imagined their their line of bags for their new Summit Collection—which launches on Kickstarter today. Now—in addition to the backpacks...
CH25: Lulu Mickelson
Lulu Mickelson began charting her course in community organizing early on, when riding her chartreuse beachcomber to school in Santa Monica, California. Surrounded by the clogged freeways outside of LA, she noticed the bike racks at her large public...
Objeckt Creative's FORM + MATTER Mobile Skincare Lab
There's a beautiful piece of design work housed within Californian skincare brand FORM + MATTER's partner stores: SocialStudies. It's a mobile testing laboratory—designed to engage customers, and envisioned by their Berkeley-based parent-company...
Denver and Liely Whisky Glass
There is an art to the consumption of alcohol and, for centuries, glass-blowers and designers have attempted to create the perfect drinking vessel. Melbourne-based Denver & Liely's new whisky glass unites the two most respected forms of bourbon...
Infiniti's Breathtaking 'Dream Road' 360 Video
Traveling from Norway to the Italian Alps, then to Morocco and back again, "Dream Road" (which debuted at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance) is a breathtaking virtual reality ride in the Infiniti Q60 Concept car. Covering close to 3,500 miles...
Sugoi's Waterproof and Reflective Zap Fabric
Like so many successful companies, SUGOI was born from necessity. The brand was founded by David Hollands and Carol Prantner—Hollands was an endurance athlete trying to find better bike shorts, while Prantner worked in the fashion industry. Hollands...
QWSTION's Bags for the Urban Traveler
Founded in 2008 in Zurich, QWSTION was the brainchild of five guys with varied international backgrounds—Swiss, Dutch, Austrian, American and French—which explained why they were traveling so much. "The reason for starting the company was the fact...
abitibi & co and Norquay Limited Edition Canoes
by Mike Giles Two Canadian brands—abitibi & co and Norquay—brought together via a common love of canoeing have embarked on a three-year partnership to change the face of canoe craftsmanship. Building on a 53-year-old heritage, abitibi...
HAY MINI MARKET
MUSEUM OF MODERN ART
HAY Mini Market Makes its US Debut
Design fair regulars are well-acquainted with HAY, which was founded in 2002 to provide quality, contemporary furniture at a democratic price point. Since then, the Danish design company has branched out into smaller products and accessories, collaborating...
2016 AUDI TT
Test Drive: 2016 Audi TT
by Sue Mead Recently, on the outskirts of Portland, Oregon, we were lucky enough to test drive Audi's latest iteration of their miniature masterpiece. The 2016 Audi TT redesign goes beyond form and has been endowed with significant updates in technology...
CONTEMPORARY FURNITURE DESIGN
Only Love is Real
Each piece of furniture in Only Love is Real's debut collection stirs something from within. Whether it's the striking juxtaposition of geometric shapes in The Professor Chair, the inverted pyramid-like table holding black rose marble up to the sky...
MADE FASHION WEEK
Melding Swiss and American Graphic Design with Piera Wolf
While Piera Wolf might not be a household name, many in the fashion, design and art worlds are familiar with work by the talented graphic designer. And, if you're planning a trip to Washington, DC's Smithsonian National Museum of African American...
PACIFIC NORTHWEST WINES
Inside Seattle's Jet City Winery
In 2014, Charles Smith won Wine Enthusiast's global winemaker of the year. It was an accolade he thinks fondly on (with more than a note of surprise), but it was telling of the years worth of work invested in his Washington state wines. His latest...
Wooden and steel furniture with baroque-inspired paintings upon their surface is the latest project by Prague's UMPRUM product design graduate Roman Kvita and Academy of Fine Arts painting student Dominik Běhal. The two friends fused their different...
THIS IS STORY
Donald "Drawbertson" Robertson's STORY
For its 26th concept incarnation, NYC experiential retail store, STORY, offers a new sort of editorial installation. Founder Rachel Shechtman partnered with acclaimed artist and Instagram sensation Donald Robertson (perhaps best known as Drawbertson...
Studio Ayaskan's GROWTH Planter
It's safe to say that there are plenty of eye-catching planters on the market. That said, there's nothing quite like London-based Studio Ayaskan's new concept, GROWTH. More than just exquisite geometric patterning, the pot actually unfolds and...
Primitivo NÓMADA Collection
Hailing from Santiago, Chile, industrial designer Abel Cárcamo blends contemporary aesthetics with traditional materials, resulting in timeless tables, vases, lamps and even clothing. His latest project, the NÓMADA Collection, was made in collaboration...