Interview: Artist + Filmmaker Ross Goodwin

From White House ghostwriter to creative technologist for Google, the campaign leader for human-machine relationships

By Fiona Killackey Ross Goodwin‘s brain isn’t wired like most. Part creative writer, part engineering genius, this 30-year-old San Francisco native struggles when it comes to filling out occupation forms. Since graduating from MIT (Economics) and NYU ITP, he has taken on roles including White House ghostwriter for the Obama administration, computer hacker, data scientist, app founder, and, most recently, co-creator of the first films …

Haack Table

The custom furniture-maker launches mini-production runs of his favorite pieces

CH first spoke with Costa Mesa native, Sean Woolsey back in early 2012 when we discovered his pipe lamps, sheet metal paintings and love of the outdoors on Instagram. After three years, the artist and self-taught furniture maker has decided to create mini-production runs of his favorite pieces, rather than purely 100% custom designs. The first is the Haack Table, commissioned by and named after …

CIFF KIDS: Three Scandinavian Kids Labels

From wool onesies to interior design, a look at the best offerings for little ones at the recent Copenhagen exhibition

Scandinavians have long been highly regarded when it comes to furniture, fashion and food, and some of the region’s finest children’s labels are ensuring the next generation grows up with that seemingly inherent sense of understated style. CH met with three of the best during last month’s Copenhagen International Fashion Fair (CIFF) KIDS event in Copenhagen. FUB “You only need to look at our history …

Interview: Sonia Rentsch

From garden grenades to dinner settings, the Melbourne-based designer turns everyday oddities into art

With a client list that includes the Washington Post, Rare Medium, QANTAS, Desktop and Inside Out, Sonia Rentsch is making a name for herself with unique, eye-catching images that force you to see everyday objects in an entirely new light. A former student of industrial design, Rentsch has decorated the globe with her creations, spending time in the US, Europe and Australia. We caught up …

The Death of Cool

Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Desillusion Magazine, Sebastien Zanella talks about his new project and the influence of surf and skate cultures

Wary that his newest project would be consumed for being buzz-worthy rather than genuinely good, French-born photographer and founder and editor-in-chief of Desillusion Magazine, Sebastin Zanella found a name for his multi-facet consultancy, The Death of Cool. While the name caused mixed reactions at CH HQ, we certainly appreciate Zanella’s dedication to creating something original. “When we decided to do a small clothing range, calling …