Best of CH 2019: Interviews + Studio Visits

Reflecting on the group of multi-talented, multi-disciplinary, inspirational creatives we spoke with this year

Year in and year out, we desire conversations with creative people and the opportunity to glean some understanding of their motivations and processes. Be they artists and designers or innovators and inventors, those driving us toward the future and beyond have valuable insights to share—and we at CH delight in conveying them to our readers. This year, we have spoken with inspirational individuals who work …

Interior Design Studio New Practice’s Comprehensive Multicultural Approach

Founding partner Nianlai Zhong explains how to subvert stereotypes through design

If you pay any attention to the never-ending list of New York City restaurant openings, you’ll see that only a small percent look beyond cuisine and take into account beautiful design, strong branding and distinguishable personality. Design studio New Practice, helmed by founding partner Nianlai Zhong, excels at the creation of an environment that complements a meal. Their list of projects reflects this, including East …

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 …