RANGE ROVER VELAR
Studio Visit: Brendan Ravenhill
LA-based designer Brendan Ravenhill is known for creating sparsely designed, stripped-down yet stunning objects. From chandeliers with multiple thin arms to understated layered chairs to the now-iconic nail-and-wood bottle opener, Ravenhill’s style...
DECK OF CARDS
Artist Duo Kahn + Selesnick's Carnival at the "End of World" Tarot Deck
For lovers of art or believers in the the art of divination, Kahn + Selesnick's Carnival at the End of World Tarot Deck brings a contemporary spin to the mystic experience. The artistic duo, based in Hudson, New York, kept by both the Rider-Waite...
DU/ER's New Performance Shirts
Ever since crafting a near-perfect pair of commuter pants (the soft, flexible and breathable "No Sweat" pant) performance-wear brand DU/ER hasn't stopped making further technical developments. After years of producing tech-forward bottoms for all genders...
RANGE ROVER VELAR
The Natural Simplicity of Cork
Few materials are as versatile as cork. The pliable, lightweight, eco-friendly material is much more than a bottle stopper, lending itself as an accent or main medium in decorative and furniture fabrications. Because of this flexibility, cork is booming...
FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT
Frank Lloyd Wright in Japan
As one stands in the lobby of Tokyo’s Imperial Hotel, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, light streams in through the windows. The hotel was completed in 1923—and demolished entirely in 1968, but where we stand is not a time machine. The experience...
RANGE ROVER VELAR
What is Reductionism?
“Reductionism is about taking away excess in design,” says Gerry McGovern, Land Rover’s Chief Design Officer, and the Range Rover Velar, the brand’s newest vehicle, delivers on that maxim. From its debut at the London Design Museum to our first...
BAMFORD WATCH DEPARTMENT
Bamford Watch Department's Official TAG Heuer Customization Partnership
Their expertise is evident though hard to define in summation. From design vision to technical customization, Bamford Watch Department has been punching up wristwatches for years. They do so with a refreshing sense of joy and liberty, oftentimes disrupting...
BIG WAVE SURFING
Quiksilver's CO2-Powered Inflation Vest for Big-Wave Surfing: the Highline Airlift
A safety vest unlike any other, Quiksilver's Highline Airlift vest—developed in collaboration with Aqua Lung and big-wave surfers Peter Mel and Jamie Mitchell—represents years' worth of research and development. Very much resembling a wetsuit...
UNIVERSAL DESIGN STUDIO
ART FAIR ARCHITECTURE
POP UP ARCHITECTURE
Universal Design Studio's Frieze London Architecture
As the art world shifted its attention to London last week, and descended upon the Frieze London art fair, many guests casually walked through the doors without considering the structure itself. For the fourth year in a row, design and architectural...
Test Drive: 2019 Audi A8
Autonomous vehicles are an inevitable future, but how long we’ll wait for them to be part of our everyday lives remains to be seen. As usual, technology is advancing faster than humanity and when it comes to self-driving cars and how they handle collision...
GREAT ARCHITECTURAL BAKE OFF
WATG + Wimberly Interiors Host The Great Architectural Bake-Off
It's Archtober—NYC's annual celebration of architecture—and this week held the second annual installment of one of our favorite design competitions: WATG + Wimberly Interiors' Great Architectural Bake-Off. Last year we were on hand to judge; this year...
FLOR DE CANA
AUGUSTO SILVA GOMEZ
Augusto Silva Gómez Designs the Flor de Caña Legacy Box
One of the world's best rums, Nicaragua's Flor de Caña (Spanish for "sugarcane flower") is known for being a premium spirit made at the base of the San Cristóbal Volcano. Aged naturally, with no artificial ingredients (for example: zero caramel or...
BEIJING DESIGN WEEK
DOMUS TIANDI SPACE
JEFF SHI DAYU
Beijing Design Week: Jeff Dayu Shi's "Yin Xian" Bamboo Collection
by Alessandro de Toni Since 2009 Beijing Design Week has been a platform to spread design culture into a country whose aesthetics have been long trapped between faded echoes of past glories and mass-produced kitsch. While the discussion about...
LONDON DESIGN WEEK
LONDON DESIGN FESTIVAL
Highlights from London Design Week 2017
by Zach Robinson For all the design fairs cropping up across the globe, the London Design Festival (LDF) still maintains its place as one of the most important and inspiring. Year after year, new designers break out through presentations across...
2018 GENESIS G70
Test Drive: All-New 2018 Genesis G70
On the morning of the official unveiling of the Genesis 2018 G70, the South Korean automaker’s neighbor to the north launched a missile over the northern island of Japan and into the sea some 1,200 miles from shore. As the international community watched...
HELSINKI DESIGN WEEK
Helsinki Design Week: HDW HOP City Installations
Helsinki Design Week is the biggest design festival of the Nordic European countries, with 250+ events all over the city. The 2017 edition was filled with talks, conferences, awards, trade fairs, exhibitions and temporary installations. The latter...
JAN VAN LOOK
KABINET VAN LOOK
Traktor's Multifunctional Magnetic Wood Blocks
The simplest design items can lead to organizational clarity at home or in the office. That's exactly what Jan Van Look, founder of Antwerp-based design studio Kabinet Van Look, is offering with his TRAKTOR magnetized wood cubes, funding on Kickstarter...
HELSINKI DESIGN WEEK
Helsinki Design Week: Yriö Kukkapuro's "Experiment"
Designer Yriö Kukkapuro is a legend in Finland. Born in 1933, he dedicated his entire life to design and education. In the '70s he was professor at University of Arts and Design Helsinki, then rector; today specialist lecturer. During his career...
MILAN DESIGN WEEK
LEXUS DESIGN AWARD
Applications are Open for the Lexus Design Award 2018
Every year at Milan Design Week we're excited to see what creators and innovators of the future have to offer as part of the Lexus Design Award. And every year we are impressed. This isn't just a statuette and an honor for a resume, it's an opportunity...
AUDI TT RS
Test Drive: 2018 Audi TT RS and RS3
by Sue Mead Driving around Lime Rock Park, we think we’re fast. But then we sit with Hans-Joachim Stuck. He’s fast. The Le Mans racer knows how to push the five cylinders of the new 2018 Audi TT RS coupe and RS 3 sedan to carve the edges of sweeping...
FOSTER AND PARTNERS
A Historic Day at the Steve Jobs Theater
“One of the ways that I believe people express their appreciation to the rest of humanity is to make something wonderful and put it out there. You may never meet the people, shake their hands, hear their story or tell yours, but somehow in the act...
GREY SPACE ART
Benjamin Milstein's Contemporary Art Bong Pop-up Shop at Chateau Marmont
The definition of art may be somewhat ungraspable, but there's no denying the artistic value and intent behind Grey Space Art's catalogue of luxury bongs and pipes. Founder Benjamin Milstein's new pop-up art gallery inside LA's Chateau Marmont attests...
FRANKFURT INTERNATIONAL MOTOR SHOW
Mercedes-Benz Debuts New Cars at IAA On Opposite Ends of the Spectrum
Mercedes-Benz invited us to the Frankfurt International Motor Show IAA to see the four new major announcements across their brands. Dr Dieter Zetsche, Chairman of the Board of Management of Daimler AG and Head of Mercedes-Benz Cars, said that the future...
NEW YORK FASHION WEEK
LARGE SCALE ART
Interview: Albie Alexander Hueston, Refinery29's Creative Director, Experiential
For a third year, Refinery29's immersive spectacle 29Rooms will unfold during New York Fashion Week (from 8 to 11 September). Quite literally 29 rooms worth of color, creativity, genuine substance and savvy for the digital generation, this experience...
MADE IN USA
Direct-to-Consumer Cookware by Made In
On a mission to shake things up, Made In cookware launches today. The premium, direct-to-consumer cookware company was founded by Boston-based Bradford "Chip" Malt and Jake Kalick to offer everyday cooks with high-quality equipment at affordable prices...