Foscarini’s Ritratti Catalog

The Italian lighting company has taken a non-traditional approach to their latest catalog, and the results are striking

Italian lighting company Foscarini is known for its innovative lamp designs and history of creative collaborations. The brand (which turned 30 last year), has been creating catalogs for its products since 1990, but recently changed it up a little; aiming to explore new ways of expressing the brand’s message. The result is two new catalogs from the company: one that focuses on the technical aspects …

Makers in the Modern Era

A new catalog spotlights Portland artisans in their natural habitats

In an effort to become more than just a shopping destination, Core’s flagship store, Hand-Eye Supply in downtown Portland, Oregon has taken the standard catalog to an artful new level. Photographer Christine Taylor is a long-time friend of Hand-Eye Supply manager Tobias Berblinger, and when she learned he was making a new catalog for the store—a project that would likely result in the requisite bland …

Wilderness Travel

Here at CH we hold a healthy skepticism toward conventional travel packages, but the offerings from Wilderness Travel are a welcome exception. The Berkeley-based organization focuses almost exclusively on off-the-beaten-path destinations and the kind of risky endeavors that justify their professional supervision. Their goal is to take people outside the normal tourist agenda to partake in pro-active, outdoorsy type activities. The current crop of trips …