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DESIGN
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MILAN DESIGN WEEK
MILAN DESIGN WEEK 2016
INTERVIEWS
ALESSI
STUDIO JOB
CLOCKS
DECOR
Studio Job + Alessi's Comtoise Clock
Best known for their unique creative approach that merges art and design, Studio Job's creations are oftentimes easily recognized. The two Flemish designers leading the studio (Job Smets and Nynke Tynagel) have a knack for using plenty of symbols...
SHINOLA
SKATE DECKS
NATAS KAUPAS
SKATEBOARDING
SHINOLA VENICE
STORE LAUNCHES
LIMITED EDITIONS
MADE IN USA
COLLABORATIONS
SKATEBOARDS
Shinola + Natas Kaupas Limited Edition Skateboards
Skateboarding legend Natas Kaupas has joined forces with Detroit-based lifestyle brand (and CH favorite) Shinola for a new limited edition product to celebrate the opening of their Venice, CA store. The Shinola + Natas Kaupas skate decks, all made...
SUNGLASSES
OPTICAL
GLASSES
KREWE DU OPTIC
NEW ORLEANS
DESIGN
STYLE
EYEWEAR
FRENCH QUARTER
DESIGNERS
SMALL BUSINESS
New Orleans-Inspired: KREWE du Optic Eyewear
Part entrepreneurial endeavor, part love letter to his hometown, Stirling Barrett's KREWE du Optic was founded three years ago in New Orleans, after Barrett's time away from home for art school refueled his love of the city's uniqueness. He tells...
BROOKS ENGLAND
BICYCLES
BIKE DESIGN
COLLABORATIONS
COPPER
BIKE SADDLES
BROMPTON BIKES
Brooks England's 150th Anniversary Collaborative Bicycles
150 years is a threshold few brands manage to cross. This year, however, heritage cycling saddle and accessories producers Brooks England reached the milestone with gusto. To celebrate, they've partnered with a handful of bike producers—including...
WATCHES
WATCH DESIGN
WATCHISMO
XERIC
MECHANICAL WATCHES
AUTOMATIC WATCHES
SOLOSCOPE
AFFORDABLE WATCHES
KICKSTARTER
Xeric's Unusual, Affordable Soloscope Automatic Watch
By proximity alone the team at Watchismo has horological inspiration enough to imagine a watch of uncommon technical virtue. Longtime hunters and gatherers of unique timepieces for their retail site, the brand began developing and launching proprietary...
QUILTS
CUSTOM
SCIENCE
MOLECULES
PI
PERIODIC TABLE
SCIENCE GIFTS
BLANKETS
HOME DECOR
MADE IN USA
BEDDING
Unique Science-Themed Quilts by PaleGray Labs
When an animated film creator and science author join forces with a monster-sized robot quilting machine experimental embroidery emerges upon their blankets. Nina Paley (writer and director of "Sita Sings the Blues") and Pop Sci columnist Theodore...
BIKE LOCKS
CYCLING
BIKE ACCESSORIES
SECURITY
LOCKS
KICKSTARTER
BICYCLES
BIKE PROTECTION
TITANIUM
FOLDING BIKE LOCK
PORTABLE
MADE IN USA
Altor's Foldable, Titanium Bike Lock
Manufactured out of Bethlehem, PA is a new alternative to the heavy steel U-locks that cyclists carry around grudgingly. Users seeking convenience in most cases have to sacrifice security, but Altor's folding bike lock hopes to appeal to both...
INTERVIEWS
DIESEL
DIESEL LIVING
MILAN DESIGN WEEK
MILAN DESIGN WEEK 2016
HOME DECOR
DESIGNERS
SALONE DE MOBILE
KITCHEN
ITALIAN DESIGN
Milan Design Week 2016: Interview with Andrea Rosso of Diesel Living
Andrea Rosso is running late. Glancing around Diesel Living’s extensive, jam-packed stand at Milan Design Week's Salone del Mobile, you can’t really blame him. He’s certainly had his hands full. When he arrives, his impish aura immediately seems...
LONDON
PICK ME UP FESTIVAL
SCULPTURES
GRAPHIC DESIGN
ART FAIRS
JULIAN GLANDER
CLAY COLLECTIVE
DAN SINGER
CHARLOTTE MEI
MALARKO
Pick Me Up Festival London, 2016: Charming Sculptures
One of the things that makes London-based graphic design festival Pick Me Up such a fun event to visit is that it really gives visitors direct access to the pulse of the current UK design scene. The festival is currently in its seventh year, and this...
SAMSUNG
SPONSORED
TVS
HOME DECOR
DECOR
MILAN DESIGN WEEK
MILAN DESIGN WEEK 2016
DESIGNERS
INTERIORS
SERIF TV
Milan Design Week 2016: Modern Living
Modern living was a persistent and enjoyable theme at this year's Milan Design Week, both in terms of standards that have been revisited as well as new products designed to reflect our current needs, wants and desires in our homes today. We noticed...
BEEHIVES
URBAN BEEHIVES
BEES
MILAN DESIGN WEEK
MILAN DESIGN WEEK 2016
ITALY
BEE COLONIES
SUSTAINABILITY
Milan Design Week 2016: Bubble Beehive
Additional reporting by David Graver The global problem of declining bee populations is often looked over but cannot be taken lightly. Fundamental to our planetary ecosystems, and pollinating vegetation the world over, bees are intrinsic to our...
DESIGN
DESIGNERS
MILAN DESIGN WEEK
MILAN DESIGN WEEK 2016
MILANO DESIGN AWARD
DESIGN AWARDS
AWARDS
INSTALLATIONS
IMMERSIVE
Milano Design Award 2016: Winning Installations
Now in its sixth year, the Milan Design Award has become one of the most anticipated moments of Milan Design Week. Dedicated to the most interesting installations of the week, the award (whose physical prize is a sculpture of a little horse, the...
MILAN DESIGN WEEK
MILAN DESIGN WEEK 2016
DESIGNERS
DESIGN FAIRS
IMMERSIVE
INSTALLATIONS
COS
COLLABORATIONS
SUO FUJIMOTO
SALONE DE MOBILE
Milan Design Week 2016: Interview with Sou Fujimoto
Japanese architect Sou Fujimoto (perhaps best-known for his Serpentine Gallery Pavilion) joined forces with Swedish fashion retailer COS for Salone de Mobile during this year's Milan Design Week 2016. The result is quite spectacular. The installation...
NORTH DRINKWARE
BEER
OREGON
CUPS
GLASSES
CALIFORNIA HALF DOME
YOSEMITE
GLASSBLOWING
3D DATA
DRINKWARE
BARS
MOUNTAINS
PINTS
North Drinkware's California Half Dome Pint Glass
A little over a year since their wildly successful Kickstarter campaign for a Mt Hood Pint Glass captured 5,620 backers' attention, Oregon-based glassware company North Drinkware returns with a brand new product: the California Half Dome Pint Glass...
WEATHER
RAINWEAR
RAIN APPAREL
TRANSITIONAL WEATHER
APRIL SHOWERS
WATERPROOF CLOTHES
WATERPROOF
UMBRELLAS
PHONE ACCESSORIES
CAMERAS
LEICA
Rainy Days 2016: Gear for Unpredictable Weather
Whether it's dropping your phone into a puddle or getting stuck in the rain mid-ride, bad weather woes are universal (albeit trivial). The right gear, however, can change all that. True rain protection extends beyond a jacket or umbrella, and most...
LEXUS
ADVERTORIAL
SPONSORED
MILAN DESIGN WEEK
MILAN DESIGN WEEK 2016
DESIGNERS
INNOVATION
AWARDS
LEXUS DESIGN AWARD
Milan Design Week 2016: Lexus Design Award
Continuing their mission to support young designers, Lexus held their fourth Design Award (whose theme was "anticipation") at this year’s Milan Design Week. The Grand Prix award was presented to AMAM Design Collective, a Tokyo-based group started by...
ADVERTORIAL
MILAN DESIGN WEEK
MILAN DESIGN WEEK 2016
IDEAL STANDARD
SPONSORED
BATHROOMS
INTERIORS
DESIGN
INNOVATION
DECOR
Milan Design Week 2016: Ideal Standard
Presenting for the very first time at Milan Design Week, Belgium-based Ideal Standard arrives with Connect Air, a new bathroom fixtures collection, along with “When Lightness Designs Space,” a pop-up installation at MUDEC in the Zona Tortona that...
MILAN DESIGN WEEK
MILAN DESIGN WEEK 2016
SALONE
NIKE
THE NATURE OF MOTION
MAX LAMB
EXHIBITIONS
DESIGN EXHIBITIONS
Milan Design Week 2016: Nike's The Nature of Motion Exhibition
An early standout at this year's Milan Design Week, Nike's "The Future of Motion" exhibition showcases some eye-popping works from 10 contemporary artists and designers. The display, which crosses multiple media and sensory experiences, tackles many...
CARS
DESIGN
BOOKS
AUTO
RETRO
VINTAGE
ITALY
ITALIAN
RIZZOLI
COFFEE TABLE BOOKS
FERRARI
LAMBORGHINI
MASERATI
VINTAGE CARS
Bellissima! The Italian Automotive Renaissance: 1945 to 1975
Even if you're not a gung-ho car enthusiast, the new hardcover tome "Bellissima! The Italian Automotive Renaissance: 1945 to 1975" (published by Skira Rizzoli) is a breathtaking, alluring book. The pages inside are full of the most rare, collectible...
MILAN DESIGN WEEK
MILAN DESIGN WEEK 2016
SELETTI
TABLEWARE
DIESEL LIVING
DINNERWARE
PLATES
HOMEWARES
HOME ACCESSORIES
SERVING
CUTLERY
SPACE
PLANETS
ASTRONAUTS
MOON
Diesel Living + Seletti Love Space and Machines
Diesel Living's continuous collaboration with fellow Italians, design company Seletti, have resulted in fun (with undercurrents of dark and industrial) tableware that sparks wonder in the everyday ritual of eating. "Cosmic Diner" saw salt and pepper...
TED
TED2016
SHERYL CONNELLY
ILLUSTRATION
VISUAL NOTES
IPAD
IPAD PRO
APPLE PENCIL
Sheryl Connelly's 2016 TED Notes
Another TED came and went back in February and it was as inspiring as ever. Sitting in the audience is an all-consuming experience which, after five straight days of talks on stage and chats in between sessions, renders one with what regulars call...
UNIFORM WARES
SWISS MADE
WATCHES
WATCH DESIGN
AUTOMATIC WATCHES
SWISS WATCHES
WOMENS WATCHES
ACCESSORIES
Uniform Wares' First-Ever Watch Line for Women
To be honest, the gender neutral allure of Uniform Wares watches was a feature that caught our attention all the way back in 2009. Their clean but dynamic designs, envisioned in Clerkenwell, England and assembled in Switzerland, have found places...
POSTALCO
JAPAN
FARMERS FELT
WALLETS
CARD HOLDERS
HANDMADE
NOTEBOOKS
WASHI PAPER
MIKE ABELSON
ACCESSORIES
ORIGAMI
Farmer's Felt Wallets by Postalco
Even the most exuberant pieces produced by Postalco carry a quiet elegance, and much of this pertains to the brand's use of top-tier materials. For years now, founder Mike Abelson has experimented with premium leathers, pressed cottons and Japanese...
LOTTE PALACE NEW YORK
HOTELS
NYC
VILLARD MANSION
HOTEL DESIGN
GILDED AGE INTERIORS
RETAIL SPACES
Inside Lotte New York Palace Hotel's Villard Houses South Wing
It's near impossible to deny the grandeur of the Lotte New York Palace Hotel, from the striking stone facade of its Villard Houses entryway to the uninterrupted penthouse views of the tower that's attached. Not many have been lucky enough to explore...
LUGGAGE
BACKPACKS
BAGS
NORWEGIAN
TRAVEL
SKIING
SNOWBOARDING
SPORTS GEAR
SCANDINAVIAN
SKIS
GEAR
Db Equipment Ski and Snowboard Bags
Despite all the advancements in ski and snowboard technology over the years, there’s been little progress in how we travel with this often cumbersome gear. The experience of lugging ski and snowboard gear around the world will never be easy, but...
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