Inspiration Aplenty at Gather Festival, Stockholm

Insightful talks and workshops at the intersection of tech, art, science and humanity

For two days in Stockholm, hundreds of individuals assembled for the third Gather Festival in order to listen, contribute to and be inspired by dozens of presentations, workshops and discussions across a broad range of topics. We dropped into the mix to find a refreshingly honest, realistic attitude toward matters affecting our environment, the tech landscape and the role of our workplaces and cities. Oftentimes …

Bamford Watch Department + Black Badger’s Fordite Watches

Limited to just 10 pieces, a collaboration resulting in unique pieces of art

Black Badger (aka James Thompson) is well known in horology circles as an artist with more than a passing devotion to high-powered lume and hard-to-find materials. If you’re a contemporary watch designer looking to inject a little oomph into your pieces, the chances are Thompson’s on your list. Likewise, Bamford Watch Department is consistently pushing the boundaries of custom watchmaking and when the two collaborate—and …

Highlights From 2019’s Stockholm Furniture Fair

From retro-influenced style to entirely recyclable and biodegradable materials, some of our picks from the fair

Stockholm Furniture Fair and its off-schedule events (grouped under the name Stockholm Design Week) kicked off 2019’s design calendar amid the chaos of a huge snowstorm. Cold weather aside, there was a sense that this was the year that Stockholm succeeded in curating a world-class design week—with cohesion between the big, glossy Furniture Fair and a vast number of installations and attractions around the city drawing crowds …