Fondazione Achille Castiglioni’s Epic, Ingenious “100×100” Exhibition

100 designers celebrate 100 years of Achille Castiglioni, with special gifts

Achille Castiglioni liked to play with objects. One of the greatest passions of the Italian master was collecting pieces of ordinary and anonymous design, objects without brand or precise author. Some of them became the inspiration for his own designs, while some were just a way to get in touch with the ingenuity and skills of unknown but bright minds. The shrine of that attitude …

The Thing Quarterly’s “ONE LAST THING”

Founders Jonn Herschend and Will Rogan address the final chapter of their 10-year-old conceptual publication

As the saying goes, “all good things must come to an end,” and such is the case with 10-year-old conceptual publication The Thing Quarterly, whose final issue is available for pre-order now. The last issue is (aptly) a pair of bookends designed by Dave Muller, along with “ONE LAST THING“—a catalogue of every single edition of The Thing over its decade of creativity. From a …

Magnificent Objects: The Artist as Collector

Inside the collections of famed creators, from Damien Hirst to Hiroshi Sugimoto

The latest exhibition at London art gallery and cultural center Barbican takes a deeper look at the fascination with collecting items (be it art, postcards, cookie jars or taxidermied animals) that unites a number of post-war and contemporary artists. Visually striking, the exhibition reads as insight into the minds that have created some of the most remarkable contemporary art. In many cases, seeing their collections …

Emily Reinhardt: The Object Enthusiast

The Omaha-based artist creates made-to-order ceramic vessels to hold all your treasures

Ceramic artist Emily Reinhardt has given herself a very apt alias: The Object Enthusiast. The Omaha-based creator makes vessels that are part geometric and part organic; looking like something naturally grown, yet with tinge of human interference. While all her offerings are covetable, we especially like her polka-dot spherical vases, speckled dishes and faceted vases—all complete with copper or gold leaf embellishment. “My faceted vessels …

Reclaimed Cleveland

Reclaimed materials from Cleveland's rundown factories saved for new furnishings

By Laila Gohar The city of Cleveland, once an industrial heartland, lost two-thirds of its population in the latter part of the 21st century. Emigration due to loss of manufacturing jobs resulted in 15,000 vacant houses, which are being demolished over the course of the next 10 years. Each year, millions of tons of materials from these demolitions are shipped to landfills by the truck …