Dikokore Designs

LA-based distributor offers bracelets handmade by women in Benin, while giving back to the community

by Veronica Menendez Heather Schultz and Juan Lujan were inspired by the people of Dikokore (pronounced “dee-ko-ko-ray”), while living and working near the village in the nation of Benin. Working in realms spanning education, gender development, environmental awareness, creativity and art, after arriving home in LA the two conceived a way to give back to the West African community. By co-founding Dikokore Designs, the duo …

Grapple by Ryan Frank

Testing production limits with modular hanging hooks made of grass

Barcelona-based designer Ryan Frank has invented a modular hanging system called Grapple. The molded hooks have a buckle feature which allows them to be set at different heights along strands of webbing and hold items of various weights, such as a coat, plant, bag or hat. The adjustable system uses just two materials to create a highly adaptable storage structure. The hook design is based …