Inside Kohler's Century-Old Wisconsin Factory
There's a great number of things we interact with on a daily basis that are too easy to assume have been made by machines. Take, for example, toilets, sinks and bathtubs. These steel, porcelain and brass pieces of industrial design are so commonplace...
Stockholm Furniture and Light Fair 2015
This year's Stockholm Furniture and Light Fair welcomed a healthy number of strong collections from young international designers in its Greenhouse area but also many in its Design Mart. From thoughtful ladder-style lighting and single-flower vases...
Uganda's Rose & Fitzgerald Design Studio
We were first introduced to Uganda-based houseware and jewelry design team Rose & Fitzgerald through their collaborative project with socially conscious design house The Citizenry. Delving deeper into their work, we discovered an array of beautiful...
Min Pin Shop
Melbourne-based Min Pin Design knows how to toe the line between eerie and cute. Founded in 2013 by the very artistically versatile Penny Ferguson, Min Pin's handmade jewelry, prints, totes and pillows have plenty of personality, with cartoonish...
Apparatus Studio's Censer Incense Burner
They are always a must-see at ICFF, and we've been paying close attention to the works of NYC design firm Apparatus Studios for some time now. While their origins lay in lighting design, and their last collection saw a textile and paper collaboration...
Interview: Ceramicist Ruby Pilven
Growing up with two ceramic artists for parents, Australian Ruby Pilven has been experimenting with the craft since childhood. The Ballarat-based ceramicist makes experimental works—from necklaces and rings to folded vases—that are embellished by...
Artist Collaboration Rugs by GUR
Of all the words one might associate with rugs, “fun” isn’t usually one of them. But Portuguese designer Célia Esteves definitely manages to spice up the floor covering with her collection Rug by GUR. The colorful and intriguing artist collaborative...
Colorful Textiles by Arro Home
Arro Home—a new label from Melbourne—was founded by Beci Orpin and Adam Rogers after they worked together and realized they shared an enthusiasm for well-designed homewares. Orpin is a veteran (despite her age) of the Australian design scene. An...
Leah Ball Ceramics
Chicago-based Leah Ball stumbled on the second half of her business almost by accident. After apprenticing at a bronze foundry and then starting her own jewelry business, she began dabbling with ceramics as a way to display her stunning bronze...
Petit h by Hermès
A giant orange, geometric calfskin bookcase may best embody Hermès designer (and great-great-great-granddaughter of Thierry Hermès) Pascale Mussard’s goals in creating Hermès' up-cycled collection of one-of-a-kind objects known as Petit h. Mussard...
William Edmonds Pottery
Artist William Edmonds expands his imaginative aesthetic to ceramics, creating household pottery pieces in unexpected but practical shapes. Mugs bring a rustic touch to the table in painterly earth tones glazed to abstract perfection.
Bhold Design's Heat Buffering Bholdable Tumbler
No traditional method could produce bhold design's ceramic bholdable tumbler. But, thanks to the wonders of 3D printing, its beautiful and unique shape can be crafted without molds or ceramic wheels. The three perforations on its side are more than...
Don Moyer's Calamityware Dinner Plates
The Willow pattern is both highly recognizable and also seeped in history. Still popular now, the (most commonly) blue and white floral style was inspired by the porcelain the English were importing from China in the 18th Century—and now graphic...
Studio Visit: Per–Tim
by Ariel Katz Creating lifestyle products and loungewear through fashion designer eyes stands as the mission statement behind new Melbourne label PER–TIM. Created by Bernadette Francis and Laura Albee Barton, their up-and-coming label is about to...
Run Rabbit Run
Cape Town-based creative studio Run Rabbit Run take their illustration and print-making skills from the digital world right into afternoon tea with their printed dish towels and napkins. Chiefly an illustration company, Run Rabbit Run's Kirsten Beets...
Spanish company Wacamole Ceramic was founded in 2013 as a joint venture between friends Luis Llamas and Lydia de la Piñera—a sculptor and designer, respectively. The duo creates handmade ceramic tabletop and hanging planters that are sweet, playful...
Studio Visit: Amelie Mancini
by Eva Glettner The multi-talented Amelie Mancini is a Brooklyn-based French artist who works with a variety of mediums—from wood to linen to wool—to create her playful, colorful artworks. Her fascination with baseball, born from the first game...
Iceland's HiddenWorld Textiles
While Iceland is probably best known for its majestic scenery and interesting culinary traditions, the island nation's largest cities are marked by the stoic architecture of Guðjón Samúelsson, an imposing designer that stood as Iceland's state architect...
Scintilla Organic Candles
As longtime attendees of Iceland's DesignMarch, we're familiar with the wonderful textile work of Reykjavik-based Scintilla, a homeware brand founded by fashion and textile designer Linda Björg Árnadóttir. Last year, we were introduced to her organic...
While the life of a digital designer often leads down different paths and to various projects, most work produced is often temporary and intangible. To make something more permanent, four graphic designers from Reykjavik-based multidisciplinary...
Approximately 5.2 million Instagram photos are posted each day. Suffice it to say, a lot of great images are lost in the onslaught. Fotobit—which launches on Kickstarter today—is aiming to change that. At its simplest, Fotobit is a set of well...
Emily Reinhardt: The Object Enthusiast
Ceramic artist Emily Reinhardt has given herself a very apt alias: The Object Enthusiast. The Omaha-based creator makes vessels that are part geometric and part organic; looking like something naturally grown, yet with tinge of human interference...
Word of Mouth Melbourne: Shopping
Melbourne might not boast the weather or the beaches of many other Australian cities, but it's a town that prides itself on culture and style. There is a myriad of stores from the southside to the north and everywhere between, all offering something...
Kone Brewing System
In recent years, pour-over coffee has become the new standard for those looking to get the most from their morning cup. While the stripped-down method of brewing brings out the richest flavor profile from the beans, it's not always the most convenient...