Hello! Exploring the Supercute World of Hello Kitty

40 artists create new works for the first-ever Hello Kitty retrospective at LA's Japanese American National Museum

As part of Hello Kittys 40th Anniversary celebration, the adorably cute character will be celebrated in numerous ways, including a birthday party, Hello Kitty Con and her first-ever museum retrospective at the Japanese American National Museum (JANM) in downtown LA’s Little Tokyo neighborhood. Curated by Dr Christine Yano, author of Pink Globalization: Hello Kittys Trek Across the Pacific, the comprehensive exhibit will feature an extensive …

The 10th Anniversary of Kartell’s Bourgie Lamp

An exclusive look at how Pharrell Williams, Rafael de Cardenas and Snarkitecture reinterpreted the iconic design

Kartell is taking the 10th anniversary of its famed Bourgie Lamp, the classical baroque silhouette preserved ironically in plastic designed by Ferruccio Laviani, quite seriously. Earlier this year, the Italian brand tapped 14 international design heavyweights, including Philippe Starck, Nendo and Patricia Urquiola (and even Lenny Kravitz), to re-imagine the modern lamp. The unique interpretations that resulted were unveiled during Maison & Objet in Paris. …

Kartell Goes Bourgie

The iconic lamp is re-imagined by 14 designers for its 10th anniversary

Bourgie is certainly one of the most recognizable lamps of the last decadeas well as one of the best sellers for famed Italian brand, Kartell. Designed by Ferruccio Laviani, its baroque allure masterfully meets the simplicity of a pure outline while dignifying plastic as an excellent design material. The Bourgie is now celebrating its 10th anniversary, and Kartell has made the exciting decision to tap …

Interview: Catherine Bailey of Heath Ceramics

The historic California pottery company showcased at The Future Perfect

Ten years ago Catherine Bailey’s interest in lending a design hand to the small but established California pottery company Heath Ceramics took a detour that resulted in Bailey and her husband serendipitously buying the Sausalito-based company. The twosome set to reviving and preserving Heath’s heritagefounded by Edith Heath in 1948by creating a flagship store in LA and transforming their San Francisco location into fully functional …

AIGA/NY Anniversary Posters

Thirty designers pay homage to three decades of inspiration

2012 marks the 30th anniversary of the New York chapter of the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA), the nation’s premier professional design organization. In honor of the celebration, AIGA/NY reached out to 30 NYC design stars to each create a poster for the festivities based on the following brief: “AIGA, New York City, and/or the number 30: capturing your personal experience with the AIGA’s …