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DESIGN
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VELAR
RANGE ROVER VELAR
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FURNITURE
REDUCTIONISM
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...
CARDS
TAROT CARDS
CARD DECKS
DECK OF CARDS
TAROT
MYSTICISM
FORTUNE TELLING
ILLUSTRATIONS
ART
KICKSTARTER
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...
DUER
PERFORMANCE WEAR
SPORTS
ACTIVE WEAR
SHIRTS
PERFORMANCE SHIRTS
KICKSTARTER
SPONSORED
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...
SPONSORED
VELAR
RANGE ROVER VELAR
CORK
MATERIALS
REDUCTIONIST
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
JAPAN
ARCHITECTURE
TOKYO
IMPERIAL HOTEL
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...
LAND ROVER
RANGE ROVER
VELAR
KVADRAT
TEXTILES
REDUCTIONISM
CH VIDEO
VIDEO
DESIGN STUDIO
FACTORY VISIT
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
TAG HEUER
WATCHES
WRISTWATCHES
WATCH DESIGN
ZENITH
WATCH CUSTOMIZATION
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...
QUIKSILVER
SURFING
AQUA LUNG
INFLATION VESTS
VESTS
BIG WAVE SURFING
PETER MEL
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...
FRIEZE
FRIEZE LONDON
UNIVERSAL DESIGN STUDIO
ART FAIRS
ART FAIR ARCHITECTURE
POP UP ARCHITECTURE
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 DRIVES
CARS
AUDI
A8
AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES
LUXURY
AUTO
DRIVING
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...
WATG
WIMBERLY INTERIORS
ARCHTOBER
BAKE OFFS
GREAT ARCHITECTURAL BAKE OFF
CAKES
DESSERTS
ARCHITECTURE
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...
RUM
FLOR DE CANA
NICARAGUA
LIMITED EDITION
ARTISTS
ART
DESIGN
AUGUSTO SILVA
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...
DESIGN
BEIJING
BEIJING DESIGN WEEK
BAMBOO
CHAIRS
FURNITURE
FURNITURE DESIGN
DOMUS TIANDI SPACE
CHINESE DESIGN
DRAGONFLY
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
LONDON
DESIGN
SCULPTURES
HOMEWARES
CERAMICS
LIGHTING
DESIGNJUNCTION
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...
CARS
AUTO
TEST DRIVES
DRIVING
SOUTH KOREA
GENESIS
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...
DESIGN
INSTALLATIONS
PUBLIC ART
HELSINKI DESIGN WEEK
DESIGN WEEKS
DESIGN EVENTS
HELSINKI
SUSTAINABILITY
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...
MAGNETIC WOOD
TRAKTOR
KICKSTARTER
ANTWERP
BELGIUM
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...
DESIGN
INTERIORS
FURNITURE
INDUSTRIAL DESIGN
INTERVIEWS
HELSINKI DESIGN WEEK
DESIGN WEEKS
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...
LEXUS
DESIGN AWARDS
DESIGN COMPETITIONS
MILAN DESIGN WEEK
DESIGN
SPONSORED
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...
CARS
AUTO
TEST DRIVES
DESIGN
DRIVING
AUDI
AUDI TT RS
AUDI RS3
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...
APPLE
IPHONE
APPLE PARK
APPLE WATCH
EVENTS
IPHONE X
FOSTER AND PARTNERS
ARCHITECTURE
DESIGN
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...
BEN MILSTEIN
GREY SPACE ART
CHATEAU MARMONT
MARIJUANA
BONGS
GLASS
GLASS BLOWING
LOS ANGELES
BENJAMIN MILSTEIN
CANNABIS CULTURE
CANNABIS
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...
CARS
AUTO
MERCEDES-BENZ
MERCEDES
DRIVING
FRANKFURT INTERNATIONAL MOTOR SHOW
MOTOR SHOWS
SMART CARS
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...
29ROOMS
REFINERY29
NEW YORK FASHION WEEK
NYFW
ART EXHIBITIONS
IMMERSIVE ART
ALBIE HUESTON
ART
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...
COOKWARE
KITCHENWARE
COOKING
FOOD
HOME DECOR
KITCHENS
MADE IN
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...
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