Lasvit’s Little Glass Monsters Win the Milano Design Award

This year’s best in show—or Milano Design Award winner—at Salone del Mobile happens to be Czech glass manufacturer Lasvit, who collaborated with 16 cutting-edge designers to develop little monsters and more. It was presented at Milan’s Teatro Gerolamo, a neoclassical puppet theater and came complete with humorous performances. The project took two years to develop and was envisioned by creative design strategist Stephan Hamel and …

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

NASA's long-lost spacecraft reappears, ice that's solid and liquid, diamond phone screens and more

1. Silent for 13 Years, a NASA Spacecraft Makes Communication The IMAGE spacecraft, an acronym of Imager for Magnetopause-to-Aurora Global Exploration, launched back in March 2000 to observe activity in the Earth’s magnetosphere. It ceased communication with NASA in December 2005. Entirely unexpected and sudden, after years of successful data-gathering, the disappearance was considered quite mysterious. IMAGE was believed to be damaged beyond repair and …

Benjamin Milstein’s Contemporary Art Bong Pop-up Shop at Chateau Marmont

Grey Space Art's appointment-only display of handblown glass paraphernalia

The definition of art may be somewhat ungraspable, but there’s no denying the artistic value and intent behind Grey Space Art‘s catalogue of luxury bongs and pipes. Founder Benjamin Milstein’s new pop-up art gallery inside LA’s Chateau Marmont attests to this. Here, visitors will find 25 bongs by roughly 30 artists (some pieces were collaboratively made). These items cross the bridge between cannabis paraphernalia and …

Architect and Designer Jeffrey Beers Discusses Gotham Market

Uniting eight distinct restaurants within Brooklyn's The Ashland

Beneath The Ashland residences in Fort Greene, Brooklyn a new eight restaurant center—Gotham Market—has just opened its doors. Within, one finds floor-to-ceiling windows, exposed brick, reclaimed wood and, of course, numerous food and drink options. Architect and designer Jeffrey Beers was tasked with designing the space. Through a warm, modernist approach, Beers and his company manage to unify the diverse offerings. As a centerpiece, 180 …

Studio Visit: Glass-Maker Mark Pavlovits

Discussing process, passion and influences at the artist's LA space

Molten glass, metal rods, burning furnaces, cold water, strength and patience are the tools of LA-based glass artist Mark Pavlovits‘ trade. Pavlovits found his way into the perilous world of glassblowing when he least expected it, but it was a serendipitous occasion. After studying, apprenticing and practicing, Pavlovits founded his own studio in 2011, and since then has created sculptural, minimal pieces that are inspired …