An Exhibition That Celebrates Failure

Featuring 40 objects on loan from Sweden’s Museum of Failure, Cité du Design’s exhibition, When Design Flops (on view online) celebrates lessons learned during the design process, as well as inventions that are intentionally absurd. From a twin champagne glass to the somewhat frightening Little Miss No-Name doll, many of these creations were artistic endeavors, while others were enormous (and costly) snafus. Some designs were …

Toronto’s 7,000-Seat Esports Arena by Populous

Designed by architecture studio Populous and slated for completion in 2025, Toronto’s currently unnamed multi-purpose arena incorporates state-of-the-art features necessary to facilitate large-scale esports events (where competitive video games are played for spectators). In addition to the acoustics-oriented swooping roof, renderings for the 7,000-seat stadium include an array of screens that form a comprehensive media facade. Developer OverActive Media, owner of two Toronto esports franchise …

Heir’s Understated, Ultra-Premium Waterpipe

The brand's Waterpipe 13 applies a design-forward form to a traditional process

Heir‘s design-forward waterpipe comprises an ultra-wide, platter-like bowl made from stainless steel; a glazed, two-chamber ceramic neck; and a tempered glass body. It’s a stylish smoking accessory meant to enhance the experience through the improvement of the act (with cooler smoke and less mess) and an aesthetic overhaul that also makes it easier to clean. Out of the box, the Heir Waterpipe proves easy to assemble. …