CH Omakase 2017: Richard Clarkson Spoke Bowl

In an edition of 10, a brass bowl featuring our signature pattern

With a focus on minimalism, NZ-born, Brooklyn-based designer Richard Clarkson experiments with products, lighting and furniture at his studio—blurring the line between art and design in a captivating way. His work is multidimensional, often mixing light, metal and earth. Particularly smitten with his Spoke bowl, we asked him to make a special Omakase iteration of the striking piece. Made in Brooklyn in an edition of …

There’s a Functional, 18-Karat Gold Toilet at the Guggenheim

If you find yourself on the fifth floor ramp of the Guggenheim Museum, you can now use a fully functioning 18-karat gold toilet. Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan created the opulent copy of a Kohler toilet as “an over-the-top apotheosis of wealth” and has titled it “America.” Interestingly, Cattelan didn’t ever want it in the gallery, rather he told the NY Times, “I’m happy because it’s …

WELFE Jewelry’s Solar Collection

The Melbourne-based designer's stunning range of textured treasures, inspired by erosion and the night sky

Wales-born, New Zealand-raised, and now Melbourne-based Welfe Bowyer is essentially a self-taught jeweler; yet his previous life studying architecture means that he’s always been interested in creating three-dimensional entities and experimenting with materials and techniques. His self-named label WELFE produces jewelry that only uses the highest quality materials—ethically sourced gemstones from Australia and around the world, conflict-free Australian diamonds, and solid precious metals. The resulting …

Milan Design Week 2015: Mixed Metals

From chairs to tape dispensers to lamps, the best in metallics at this year's event

by Jill Singer In recent years at Milan Design Week, it’s almost become a game to guess which metallic might be deemed in vogue that particular season. The pendulum has swung from brass to copper and back again many times, occasionally alighting on a more rarefied metal, like rose gold. But this year, designers and manufacturers seemed to throw up their hands at the idea …

Word of Mouth: Art Museums of Cartagena

Four establishments bearing everything from Zenú artifacts to politically-charged photography

by Leora Novick As enticing as the rainbow-colored, sun-soaked streets of the old city of Cartagena, Colombia may be, the city’s museums hold an abundance of art, both modern and historic, to fill your days with design inspiration. From hand-stenciled gold relics from the early Zenú society to today’s well known and emerging Colombian artists, each individual museum has a very distinct voice and aesthetic, …