Uganda’s Rose & Fitzgerald Design Studio

Home goods and jewelry crafted from native materials by local artisans

We were first introduced to Uganda-based houseware and jewelry design team Rose & Fitzgerald through their collaborative project with socially conscious design house The Citizenry. Delving deeper into their work, we discovered an array of beautiful, informed items crafted from local natural materials. Speaking with co-founder and designer Courtney Rose, it became evident that Rose & Fitzgerald’s work is truly one-of-a-kind, in that it was …

Handmade Kitchen Goods from Makers & Brothers

The Irish team presents a stunning new cheese board and peppermill at their pop-up shed in The Standard East Village's garden

For five days, the Irish team behind Makers & Brothers (an online retail site that celebrates making, founded by siblings Jonathan and Mark Legge) recreated their off-the-radar shed in the garden of The Standard, East Village for NYCxDesign. The original shed is tucked away in the Dublin suburb of Blackrock, in the garden behind their parents’ house, but the pop-up shed functions as a workshop …

Interview: Odile Decq

The Maison & Objet's Designer of the Year on her rock'n'roll attitude and transitioning from architecture to design

Each year Maison & Objet awards a Designer of the Year and the 2013 edition celebrates French designer Odile Decq. Decq’s work as an architect and urban planner is well known and has received international recognition with such prizes as the Golden Lion at the 1996 Venice Biennale. In addition to her very distinct and definite building achievements—like the Museum of Contemporary Art in Rome …