Huckduck

Vintage-inspired lamps with an industrial feel

Anyone who has wrestled with the trauma of a tiny city apartment has had to endure small, dim lights or, at the very least, a lack of accessible outlets. Cooper Union graduate Dennis Murphy combined his love for interior design with what he calls his “industrial palate” of the past to solve such shortcomings in his Brooklyn flat. Designing his own light fixtures based on …

Mary-Jane Evans

War-torn cities, dinosaur fossils and destroyed art inspire thoughtful ceramics

Sculpting work based on images from conflict-ravaged cities, British ceramist Mary-Jane Evans presents adaptations that somehow resonate with the same sense of destruction as war itself. Inspired by places like Beirut that are seen every day on local news bulletins, she started creating these individual buildings—entitled “Cities” and “Ruins”—that eventually develop into large-scale pieces. Evans’ most recent work “Ruins” is currently being presented in the …

Industrial Candy

Designer Nicole Messina mashes up materials for jewelry with a playful edge

Designer Nicole Messina combines unconventional materials to create edgy accessories with a whimsical twist. Inspired by frequent childhood trips to hardware stores with her father, Messina became fascinated with reinventing industrial materials into fashion pieces for her line, Industrial Candy. Messina’s collection “Hardcore Candy” features chains, screws and bolts, all of which she pairs with rubber neon elements. The more subdued, neutral-hued “Nature’s Candy” collection …