Cerebella Design

Patterns found in nature under the lab microscope, turned into artistic accessories

If you’ve ever peered into a microscope, it’s likely that you’ve been wowed by the microscopic world of colors and texture; the patterns of nature caught under a lens. That was certainly the case for Ariele Faber, founder of Cerebella Design, a Vermont-based company that brings the visual wonders of biology to textiles. With the aim to provide an outlet for endless curiosity, while also …

MOAD, Museum of African Design

The first of its kind, Pan-African design museum in Johannesburg launches Native Nostalgia

Across the entire continent, one museum stands as a representation of contemporary African design. The newly opened Museum of African Design (MOAD), located in Johannesburg’s Maboneng Precinct has become a hub for not only South African work, but artistic endeavors from all over Africa. As Maboneng continues to emerge as one of Johannesburg’s most fascinating and fast-paced neighborhoods, and witnesses an influx of creators and …

ExpandOS

Efficient, sustainable packaging materials

When opening a recent purchase from the Dwell store, we were surprised to uncover a new type of safe packaging material. ExpandOS is eye-catching—with its paper-made pyramid-like structure—and the more research we embarked on, the happier it made us. Light, efficient and sustainable, ExpandOS looks like it’s the next step in package cushioning. Each three-dimensional piece clings to others, utilizing all three sides, six corners …