Sip Smarter with the Viora Coffee Lid

After nearly 30 years, the to-go cup cover gets a redesign with craft brew consumers in mind

With a conventional coffee cup lid, even the slightest jolt can send scalding liquid out of the porthole, only to be caught by the dish-like design, awaiting a second opportunity to splash onto you. Further, the lid traps all aromas inside, rendering your $4 pour-over barely more flavorful than a mediocre, sub-dollar cup. To address all this, Seattle-based Vaporpath recently launched the Viora Lid, the …

Interview: Eames Demetrios

The grandson of famous designer couple Charles and Ray Eames on the colorful new update on their iconic shell chairs and his global art project

In the garden of the Case Study House, Eames Demetriosgrandson of Charles and Ray Eamessettled in a shell chair to share stories of his family heritage and legacy, architectural preservation and the world travels he undertook to create his epic global parallel universe installation project Kcymaerxthaere. A few weeks earlier, Demetrios had worked with Herman Miller to furnish the Carondelet House built in 1928 near …

Interview: Patricia Urquiola

We speak with the Spanish designer about briefs, color and the contract space

In the 25 years since taking the reins at Kartell, owner and CEO Claudio Luti has collaborated with nearly every industrial designer of note, transforming the over 60-year-old company into the king of polycarbonate furniture and a darling of Italian design. This year Kartell proved their prowess again in Milan, taking center stage at the Saloni. On display alongside works by other contemporary legends, such …

Proof Eyewear

Upcycled skateboards and plant-based acetate in a range of shades and RX glasses

As part of a movement in eyewear design to use sustainable materials, or at the very least adopt a certain rustic aesthetic, we have come across several creative ways to incorporate wood into glasses and sunglasses. While Shwood is the most recognizable name in the category, and Brooklyn Spectacles stands out on the other end of the spectrum for their laser-etched, faux-wood styles, Proof may …