Bowers + Wilkins Bring HiFi Sound to Volvo

We visit the British audio brand factory and drive the 2018 V90 Cross Country

by Andrew Maness It was at the New York International Auto Show a few years back that we developed a keen interest in the British speaker company Bowers + Wilkins. Since getting a quick demo of their system in the then new second generation Volvo XC90, we wanted to spend more time with it to find out what made it worthy of the praise that …

Artists Create Pieces Encouraging the UK to Vote

The UK’s general election occurred today, and many artists of all disciplines spoke out to encourage people to vote. Much attention has been given to the election, perhaps because many still feel the shock of last year’s Brexit vote. While the primary message of visual artists has been urging those of all ages to go out and vote, some went further and suggested a vote …

A Dining Experience Based on Roald Dahl’s “The Twits”

For many kids, living like Roald Dahl’s “The Twits” was equally repulsive and enticing. On 4 September to 30 October (at The Vaults in Waterloo) London locals and visitors will finally have the opportunity to do so. Designers Bompas & Parr are working with theater company Les Enfants Terrible to create the dining experience, which will have an element of performance to it—and it will …

Interview: Lee Broom

At his NYC pop-up shop, the British designer shares his path to success and creative expression

Built upon the pillars of crystal, marble, brass and glass, the sophisticated world of luxury design can sometimes be fatiguing, and a little “seen that, done that.” But Lee Broom is a good storyteller beyond just the creative pieces he makes—from “drunken” side tables to chapel lighting, an acid-etched marble coffee table, crystal light bulbs and a tube that looks like a fluorescent light but …

Interview: David Shrigley

Ahead of another humorous joint project with Third Drawer Down, the artist talks about adulthood and "proper" jobs

When he was inspired as a child to make cover art for Adam and The Ants, Brighton-based artist David Shrigley could have never predicted that he would go on to create everything from larger-than-life-sized sculptures to music videos, flags, a mascot (for Scottish Premiership football team Partick Thistle), animated shorts, to 12 different album covers for Deerhoof. In 2007 the album Worried Noodles was released, …