Italian Designer Antonio Citterio Explains His 2020 Flexform Collection

Furniture that emphasizes an elegant simplicity, detailed by the Italian designer in a new video

Melbourne, Australia’s Forthcoming NGV Contemporary Gallery

Melbourne’s NGV Contemporary, which is set to stretch 30,000 square meters, will be Australia’s largest contemporary art and design museum. The initiative will be funded by the Victorian Government and designed and built by an Australian team. Connected to the existing NGV (National Gallery of Victoria) via new and renewed green space, the vast gallery—which was first proposed in 2018—will be located near the Yarra …

Waves Gift Wrap

$18

Luxury gift wrapping brand UNWRP—founded by multi-disciplinary designer Ashley L Fouyolle—often collaborates with artists on limited edition iterations, but their Waves pattern is Fouyolle’s own. Sold in a set of three oversized, premium-weight sheets, the Waves gift wrap combines earth tones and vibrant pinks and blues. Each sheet measures 20 by 28 inches.

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The Invisible Collection, Duvelleroy + José Lévy’s Fans For HeART Charity Auction

Parisian handheld fan atelier Duvelleroy and artist José Lévy have partnered with The Invisible Collection on the Fans For HeART charity auction to benefit La Fondation des Artistes, a French non-profit that supports artists. The auction, running now through 30 November, features 37 color-forward fans, designed by the likes of Isabel Marant, Pierre Yovanovitch, John Derian, Yinka Ilori, Campbell Rey and more. See all the …

adidas CONFIRMED + DRx Romanelli’s Upcycled Furniture

adidas CONFIRMED collaborated with multi-dimensional brand DRx Romanelli (aka Darren Romanelli) on 10 pieces of furniture that have been crafted using vintage adidas garments. Also made using sustainable filling, the pieces (eight custom chairs and two loveseats) follow the DRx Romanelli manifesto, reimagining and reconstructing items into new forms with new functions. Not only are the pieces striking to look at, adidas CONFIRMED and DRx …

OMA’s Underwater Sculpture Park in Miami

Stretching out seven miles along the Miami coast, ReefLine will welcome local marine life and aquatic tourists starting in December 2021. It will be composed of stacked concrete modular units that align with the seabed, along with a series of art installations. OMA’s Shohei Shigematsu led the architectural development of the project (and designed the staircase-like sculpture that plays with underwater weightlessness). OMA was joined …

Outer Space Might Not Be Dark After All

“Is space truly black?” Tod Lauer, an astronomer at the National Science Foundation’s NOIRLab, questions. Now, courtesy of research from NASA’s New Horizons team and their spacecraft (which is approximately 4,000,000,000 miles from Earth), we understand that no is quite possibly the answer. The team argues that if you were to remove all sources of visible light from our night sky, there would still be …

The Carnegie Museum of Art’s “Locally Sourced” Exhibition Spotlights Pittsburgh’s Growing Artisan Industry

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Banana-Orange Rash Guard

$36

Composed of a polyester-spandex blend, Hugo Loves Tiki’s youth rash guard—which features a charming pattern of bananas on an orange background—offers UV50 protection. Sizes range from zero to three months, all the way to 12 years old. It’s a playful piece of apparel that protects, too.

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Lubu Town Winterburg Maxi

$50

Designed in Barcelona and produced in Europe, Lubulona’s wooden toys come together to form little worlds. Each all-natural building block (crafted from high-quality beech wood) has been decorated with non-toxic paint. Their beautiful blue and gray Lubu Town Winterburg Maxi set includes four stackable houses with ladders, two rooftops and two cars with wooden figures. Because of the size of the pieces, this set is …

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Plaid Dog Bed

$275

Covered in JCRT’s digitally printed The Hobbit pattern, Mr. Dog’s classic dog bed comes in three sizes made to accommodate dogs from under 45 pounds to 100+ pounds. A shredded latex foam and cotton rag fill ensures that your pup remains cozy, but isn’t swallowed by the bed. Plus, a durable water-repellant coating protects against saturation and microbial growth. Roping around the edges of the …

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Scent No 09 DIY Candle Kit

$22

With jammy fig notes at its heart (introduced by creamy coconut and underscored by lush sandalwood), Siblings’ Scent No 09 DIY Candle Kit arrives as wax in a pouch. Owners then microwave the contents and pour it into their favorite vessel—adding the included wick last. From 23 November to 4 December, Siblings will donate one tree for every candle sold, through One Tree Planted—in an …

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Cam Chambers: Used To

An upbeat single from New Kensington, Pennsylvania-based R&B singer Cam Chambers’ debut album, Prodigal, “Used To” harkens back to dark nights on the dance floor. Groovy and a bit grimy, each verse offers several commands: to get down (“like we used to”) with steps to follow. The track was produced by Bobby Webster and DanSully, and includes additional instrumental elements from Chambers. The album’s art …

Janko Nilović + The Soul Surfers: PRELUDE

“PRELUDE” serves as the introduction to 80-year-old Turkish pianist Janko Nilović and Russian “raw soul” group The Soul Surfers’ collaborative album, Maze of Sounds, which debuted on 6 November from Broc Recordz. Nilović (a Grammy Award-winning composer credited on Jay-Z’s “DOA,” Dr Dre’s “Loose Cannons” and more) offers cinematic piano, while the four-piece funk group does the rest. The entire album is around 30 minutes, …

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Jazmine Sullivan: Pick Up Your Feelings

Jazmine Sullivan’s break-up banger “Pick Up Your Feelings” marks a powerful return for the talented vocalist. Sullivan sashays across the song, belting out soulful, acrobatic vocals. Co-written by Nova Wav (aka Brittany “Chi” Coney and and Denisia “Blue June” Andrews), the song eschews the traditional heartbreaking break-up ballad for a dynamic dismissal that’s drenched in resilience and triumph. The song will appear on Sullivan’s upcoming …

Time’s Top 100 Inventions of 2020

Annually, Time Magazine publishes a list of their favorite products released that year. For 2020, the publication’s 100 Best Inventions includes available items and prototypes from 24 categories including Sustainability, Wellness, Augmented Reality and Accessibility. The magazine’s editors made a concerted effort to include products that change how we live. These entries offer practical solutions to problems like more affordable higher education, making rough terrain …

Thumb Keyboard for the PC

Mevael Corporation, in Japan, has developed a one thumb keyboard for text entry and mouse manipulation. The invention is based on the premise that kids in Japan are faster at text entry on their mobiles than on a QWERTY keyboard. I think it would be really cool to couple it with a wearable that uses a near eye display like something from Xybernaut. I know …

Mirror TV

Later this year, Philips will begin distributing its Mirror TV which ‘in essence is an LCD display integrated in a mirror.’ There have been may attempts in the past to put a display behind a mirror. Some of the coolest were created as art installations by Sigi Moeslinger and Masamichi Udagawa at Antenna Design . What apparently makes the Philips design unique is that the …

Pioneer Wearable Computer Jacket

Pioneer has been getting some press lately on an interesting jacket concept that uses an Organic File Electro-Luminescent display on the sleeve. The concept isn’t so new, the cool thing is the image quality of the (presumably) flexible display. via I4U