SMART: San Miguel Art Festival

Artists and gallery owners from Mexico and beyond meet up in San Miguel de Allende to celebrate art, creativity and innovation

The art-filled public spaces of Hotel Matilda provided the central hub for the recent SMART San Miguel Art festival. The boutique hotel and passion project of art collector Harold “Spook” Stream can be directly linked to his family’s love of art and Mexico. As a young girl, Stream’s mother Matilda often traveled to Mexico to visit her aunt’s friends Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo. The …

This is Vanity

Burgeoning British filmmaker Oliver Goodrum shares his award-winning work on Vimeo

by Andrea DiCenzo Beautifully shot and impeccably directed, Oliver Goodrum‘s first short film, “This is Vanity” premiered online as one of Vimeo’s Staff Picks . The short film, which has gone on to win Best Drama at Magnolia Independent Film Festival and the Audience Award at Bermuda International Film Festival, is the harrowing tale of a young mother and her disabled teenage daughter struggling to …

Low-Tech Factory

ECAL students explore self-sustaining manufacturing process for Designers' Saturdays in Langenthal

For its 14th edition earlier this month, Designers’ Saturdays in Langenthal, Switzerland invited ECAL undergraduate and Masters students in industrial and product design to let their imagination run free while developing a series of machines exploring the manufacturing process of a selected product. The project was overseen by industrial designers Chris Kabel and Tomas Kral. Students had the opportunity to experiment with techniques such as …

Carlos Ortega Design

Stackable, solid oak chairs debut at Feria Habitat Valencia 2012

We jumped at the chance to visit Spain for this year’s Feria Habitat Valencia to check out the latest in Spanish and global furniture design. Nestled among the booths of notable names and industry vets, we found Nude, a gem of an exhibition showcasing economical, purposeful design created by fresh new talent. Of the 31 studios and students selected, the traditional aesthetic of Carlos Ortega …

Le Fooding Brooklyn Fling

Win two tickets to the Campfire Session in NYC

In “a quest for the taste of our times,” French output Le Fooding returns to New York for another culinary bash. This year’s festivities, which span five days of well designed events, pay homage to city peripherals around the world. From East London to l’Est Parisien, the Le Fooding Brooklyn Fling celebrates these creative communities and the chefs leading the way. Whether you’re after a …