Interview: Julie Anne Quay of VFiles

The site's founder talks about the recent redesign and its user-generated editorial content

Since former executive editor of V Magazine Julie Anne Quay launched VFiles nearly a year ago, we have been intrigued by the site’s successful merger of social media, sharp design and editorially-bent content. And now with recent redesign of the homepage, the true mission of the site—to serve as a barometer of what users are thinking, talking and caring about in the realm of fashion …

Higgins for Jonathan Adler

Colorful geometric mobiles by an iconic '50s glass studio

Happy chic designer Jonathan Adler teamed up with legendary mid-century glass studio Higgins to produce a series of multicolored mobiles that both showcase Higgins’ iconic glass-making technique and reflect Adler’s signature playful aesthetic and bold use of color. Based in the Chicago suburb of Riverside, IL, Higgins Studio was founded in 1948 by husband-and-wife team Michael and Frances Higgins. At a time when glass-creating techniques …

Wonderwall Archives 01

A retrospective book of Masamichi Katayama's beautiful design "experiences"

From A.P.C.’s bungalow-style boutique in Tokyo to Hong Kong’s freezer-like Ice Cream store, Wonderwall, the interior design firm founded in 2000 by Masamichi Katayama, has made its name by creating a diverse range of spaces throughout Asia, the U.S. and Europe. A monograph of the studio’s work to date, Wonderwall Archives 01, is now available from Parco Publishing. Containing some 50 examples of Wonderwall’s commercial …