Milan Design Week 2017: Studiopepe’s “The Visit”

An exhibition addressing the intimacy of interior design

How do we offer access and exclusivity through design at the same time? How do we maintain intimacy in the age of social media? These are questions that seem to have yielded one of our favorite projects at Milan Design Week this year; “The Visit” by Studiopepe. Set inside the Brera Design Apartment, a private space of multiple identities in the heart of Brera (one …

Chad Wentzel’s Mystical Tabletop Designs

Colorful and sparkly artworks that will brighten any home

In a sea of design objects and decorating pieces, Detroit-based artist Chad Wentzel‘s creations truly stand out. The psychedelic vessels are meticulously crafted using colorful string and crystals, but each piece is much more than the spectacular, sparkly result. Wentzel (who was born in the Pacific Northwest but lived a long stint in NYC) puts a lot of time and energy into his creations—these are …

Mini Poop Emoji Sculpture

Immortalizing the cultural phenomenon for generations to come, Matthew LaPenta is casting it in bronze

Along with the upside-down smiley face, side eye and praying hands, the poop emoji must be toward the top of the most-used and most-loved list. Recognizing the phenomenon that is this new language—and the significance of the cheerfully smiling feces—LA-based artist Matthew LaPenta wants to immortalize it in bronze. Showing a version of the sculpture at Scope Art Fair Miami Beach late last year, the …