Scott Thrift’s Today Clock

A 24-hour timepiece simplifying each day into dawn, noon, dusk, and midnight

Designer Scott Thrift has been reimagining the way we convey and perceive time for years now. In 2012, he released ThePresent: a wall clock with a colorwheel face that represents all 365 days of the year. ThePresent’s dial reflects the changing seasons and its message was clear: be patient, we are still moving forward. It won many fans (we use it at CH HQ) but …

Translating Sound To Color: Tim Bavington

Music translated into grandiose paintings by a British artist in the American desert

Drawing inspiration from the neon mania of surrounding Las Vegas, NV, artist Tim Bavington does’t shy away from bold colors. Combining his artistic prowess with his love of music, Bavington invented a color-coded chord wheel that lets him translate songs into paintings. With each line representing a different note or chord, he brings music to life on canvas.

Gone Camping Pop-Up Restaurant, London

The Art of Dining's newest temporary eatery offers all the fun of meals enjoyed in the wild, without actually trekking the great outdoors

There are few times that food tastes as good as it does when eaten outdoors by a campfire—even the most charred hotdog somehow becomes delicious when enjoyed in the wild. With summer still far too many months away, Londoners can at least recapture some of that same magic at The Art of Dining’s latest pop-up restaurant: Gone Camping. The Art of Dining is run by …

The 10th Anniversary of Kartell’s Bourgie Lamp

An exclusive look at how Pharrell Williams, Rafael de Cardenas and Snarkitecture reinterpreted the iconic design

Kartell is taking the 10th anniversary of its famed Bourgie Lamp, the classical baroque silhouette preserved ironically in plastic designed by Ferruccio Laviani, quite seriously. Earlier this year, the Italian brand tapped 14 international design heavyweights, including Philippe Starck, Nendo and Patricia Urquiola (and even Lenny Kravitz), to re-imagine the modern lamp. The unique interpretations that resulted were unveiled during Maison & Objet in Paris. …

The Thing Quarterly: Issue 22

Godfather of conceptual art, John Baldessari reimagines the pillowcase

John Baldessari, the prolific visual artist and living legend hailing from southern California, has left nary a medium untouched—painting, photography, printmaking, video, sculpture, installation and more—in his quest to find beauty, drama and art in the ordinary. Dubbed the “godfather of conceptual art” and famous for being “that” guy who cremated his works from 1953 to 1966, Baldessari is a somewhat of an anomaly in …