Design Indaba 2017: Exhibition Highlights

Three standouts from this year's exciting display of South African stars on the rise

Juxtaposed with the exciting lineup of industry veterans who take the stage at Design Indaba are a group of locals who’ve been tapped to show their work at the festival’s Emerging Creatives and Featured Artists exhibition. Some have caught our eye before, like beloved knitwear specialist Laduma Ngxokolo and his fashion label Maxhosa, but others are newly inspiring. Below are three standouts spotted at the …

Interview: KARA Founder and Designer Sarah Law

On office culture, getting ripped off by big brands and her new collaborative backpack with Ace Hotel

KARA bags appeared from nowhere and suddenly were everywhere, from the shoulders of design-lovers to actors and the Insta-famous. The now-signature leather backpacks are instantly recognizable, despite bearing no branding aside from a discreetly embossed label on the zipper tags. The line has grown to include crossbodies, totes and more, all designed to show off the high-quality materials, be it pebble-grained leather or lamb shearling. …

“Growth” at Design Pavilion, Astor Place Plaza

Unconventional planters are featured in this outdoor exhibition during NYCxDesign

During the hubbub of NYCxDesign, it’s delightful to unexpectedly walk into a public exhibition in a convenient outdoor location. It’s even more fun when it concerns something as accessible (in price and concept) as planters and vases. Under the Design Pavillon at Astor Place Plaza, “Growth” showcases some beautiful work from designers who take plant holders to the next level. Organized and curated by American …