Perspective Clocks

Not your ordinary clocks—five different designs from Tel Aviv's Studio Ve rethink how we read changes in time

Tel Aviv-based Studio Ve is comprised of Shay Carmon and Ben Klinger, two young men who like exploring objects and their conception—whether it’s a Two Leg Table or a Toast-ER that “revives” sad bread. More recently they’ve been experimenting with clocks, and their previous Manifold and Lithe designs—both successfully funded through Kickstarter—challenge the way users read and perceive changes in time. This time around, they’ve …

Inspired by Alchemy

Designers visit the theme of alchemy by mixing mathematics with magic

by Stefano Caggiano Design is all about making things more than they are initially—more efficient, more beautiful, more meaningful. In their work in improving reality, designers take care of all dimensions, from the functional, material ones to the aesthetic, conceptual ones. They are the ones who turn matter into meaning by shaping it into significant aesthetics. Designers can thus be compared to alchemists—the ancient “scientists” …

Interview: Adam Broomberg

One half of London-based duo Broomberg and Chanarin discusses his interpretation of contemporary war photography

Photography isn’t a practice that’s conducive to duos; in fact, from a more general perspective, most contemporary visual artists are solitary figures. Thus, the story of duo Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin is a slightly peculiar yet significant one. Together—through their photography—they provoke political and social questions that many are too content or afraid to ask. And, while recognizing its limitations at the same time, …