Traktor’s Multifunctional Magnetic Wood Blocks

A hand-carved cube for helping with organization

The simplest design items can lead to organizational clarity at home or in the office. That’s exactly what Jan Van Look, founder of Antwerp-based design studio Kabinet Van Look, is offering with his TRAKTOR magnetized wood cubes, funding on Kickstarter now. These hand-carved blocks have a magnetic core, strong enough to grasp everything from large kitchen knives to heavy dog leashes. Further, they come in …

Richard Deacon’s “SOME TIME” at Middelheim Museum

The Belgium city's open-air art space hosts a striking sculpture show

Antwerp’s Middelheim Museum is a surprise that’s worth a trip to the Belgian city. The unique open-air sculpture museum—where nature and art establish a constant peculiar dialogue—is a 27-hectare institution that’s home to sculptures of several relevant artists of the past century. The current exhibition, British artist Richard Deacon’s “SOME TIME” is a striking, fascinating show made up of some 31 artworks. Internationally renowned, Deacon …

WeberHodelFeder Shoes

Designed in Antwerp by a forward-thinking trio of footwear geeks and made in Italy with the utmost care

While duos are aplenty in the creative fields, a strong design trio is definitely cause to pull the car over and further investigate. WeberHodelFeder (WHF) might sound like it should be followed by loud “Gesundheit!” but a glance at the label’s high-end, handmade Italian leather shoes leaves you with little to say and a lot to appreciate. The three designers—Matthias Weber, Niklaus Hodel and Florian …

The Game Design Store

52 projects stocked in the store at any given time, with a new project rotating in each week

The Game is a great new design concept store—at two locations in Brussels and Antwerp—with products specially selected by curator Alexis Ryngaert’s keen eye. And they don’t come much keener than Ryngaert’s: he’s the founder of Victor Hunt Designart Dealer gallery, known for its remarkable emerging talent (and home to one of Cool Hunting’s favorite Stockholm design groups, Humans Since 1982). At any given time, …

Ann Demeulemeester’s Beautiful Fashion Book

A first ever chronicle of the Flemish designer's storied career

The music industry has the White Album. And now fashion has an iconic black book, thanks to a beautiful new volume from Rizzoli chronicling the visual history of Ann Demeulemeester‘s contributions to the world of fashion. The Flemish designer has been a reference point for years, known for her sleek and essential touches—whether that’s her black and white dresses or her devotion to form and …