Interview: Ceramicist Ruby Pilven

The Australian artist merges Japanese techniques with a love for luster

Growing up with two ceramic artists for parents, Australian Ruby Pilven has been experimenting with the craft since childhood. The Ballarat-based ceramicist makes experimental works—from necklaces and rings to folded vases—that are embellished by delicate brushstrokes and lustrous gold highlights for stunning conversation pieces. Pilven, who is currently completing her Masters degree (and working two jobs) still manages to find time to make her striking …

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, Reimagined

Illustrated by Olimpia Zagnoli, a new and bold interpretation of the classic story

One of the world’s best-known stories, “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” was published way back in 1900 by L. Frank Baum (who went on to write 13 more Oz books) and it’s remained a favorite for both children and adults—thanks in large part to the 1939 musical-style film starring Judy Garland—ever since. While the original books were beautifully illustrated (by William Wallace Denslow and then …

State of Folly Three-Way Bag

With their convertible clutch, the Melbourne-based label delivers function without sacrificing aesthetics

Carrying a clutch looks great, but once you need to use both your hands—whether for holding snacks, riding a bike or throwing shapes on the dance floor—the accessory can be a hinderance. Enter the State of Folly three-way bag, which transforms from a clutch to a shoulder bag to a backpack—all by switching around its adjustable and detachable strap. Unlike so many functional and convertible …