Inside adidas’ MakerLab With Three Emerging Designers

Helen Kirkum, Alex Nash and Shun Hirose discuss their collaborative sneakers, and what it's like to be a part of every step of the process

The adidas‘ MakerLab is essentially a hub for all of the brand’s ideations—those released and those archived. Within the walls of the previously inaccessible studio space, there are endless swatches of fabrics, space for sketching and crafting, a wealth of references, on-hand talent and advisors, and all of the machinery to bring concepts from paper to pavement. In the spirit of spotlighting emerging talent and …

Beijing Design Week 2019: Design China Beijing

Thoughtful, functional and innovative creations from the annual event

A decade since it began, Beijing Design Week remains the most prominent design event hosted in China. Kicking off earlier this month, the exhibition runs 5 September through 7 October and plays host to countless cultural and creative happenings. This year it has spread to the future interconnected mega-city of Jing-ji-ji (Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei) and beyond—even reaching the coastal city of Qingdao. The magnitude of the event—and …

Interview: Artist and Designer Camille Walala

Ahead of Us By Night, we discuss staying true to yourself regardless of trends with the beloved artist

Multi-talented artist and designer Camille Walala creates unique work that’s influenced by multiple eras, styles and disciplines. Whether it be the Walala Lounge (which was on display during London Design Festival), a colorful building facade in Ohio, or a clothing collaboration, her goal is always to attract and excite viewers. It’s not surprising that the person behind these vibrant creations is dynamic, thoughtful and optimistic. …