Word of Mouth: Basel, Switzerland

Food, drink, art and more in the center of cultural fairs and trade shows

Basel, Switzerland doesn’t draw the traditional tourists for Swiss outdoor sports or the après-ski lifestyle. In fact, a large influx of internationals can be tied to the fairs, conferences and trade shows taking place in the city’s epic Messeplatz exhibition space—home to, among many others, Art Basel and the Baselworld watch and jewelry fair. Business travelers have different needs than others, but after year upon …

OTHR Design Studio

Beautiful, useful homewares 3D printed on demand in steel, precious metals and porcelain

There are three pillars to the products released by OTHR design studio: they must be useful, they have to fit the right aesthetic, and they need to be unique. Combining these guidelines with an inventory-free model, as they 3D print homewares on demand, OTHR isn’t an average organization. They’re quick, they’re collaborative and, since their launch during New York Design Week, they’ve demonstrated that they’ll …

Conran Shop Launches New Music Selection

Adding film soundtracks, debut albums and treasured LPs to their design mix

The Conran Shop’s selection of desirable furniture (including their own in-house brand, which finds inspiration in the spirit of Brazil this season) down to unique, easy-on-the-wallet kitchenware will have you furiously drafting dream home Pinterest boards, stat. While the design store also has a well-rounded culture section dedicated to magazines, books, even headphones and playful gear like Teenage Engineering’s pocket synthesizers, actual records have been …