Lowline Young Designers Program

Local school kids reveal their vision for an underground park on the Lower East Side

This weekend, at NYC’s Mark Miller Gallery, an enthusiastic and clever bunch of middle-schoolers shared their visions—and plans—for the future of the city. The exhibit, which will run through March 9 and is sponsored by the Lowline’s Young Designers Program, revealed the vision of local school children for an underground park in the Lower East Side, and how such a marriage of technology, geography and …

Partisans

Young architects seek to shake up design norms from Mecca to your living room

Alex Josephson, Pooya Baktash and their fellow architects at Toronto-based Partisans are engaging in architectural guerrilla warfare. They want your attention and, most likely, they’ll get it as they poke, prod, shock and awe you into changing the way you see the world, or at least its buildings. “Everyone at Partisans is young. The average age is 26,” says Josephson. “The idea was to graduate …

The Winsome Brave

Primal utility gets a feminine touch

Valerie Gnaedig and Annie Lenon fabricate industrial objects that re-imagine some of our most basic items like nails, or a stone you might wield at an enemy. The Brooklyn-based design duo, known as The Winsome Brave, have been making work together for less than a year, but are quickly charming the design community with their feminine touch on primal utility. “We’re branding them now as …