Premiere: “Stranger” by VOWWS

The music video for the darkly sweet, industrial song strings together ghosts of memories

With their journey beginning in Sydney, Matt and Rizz of the Australian/Iranian duo VOWWS are now settled in LA and casting sublime, carefree West Coast temperaments into their shadowy, distortion-filled pop songs. Through bold spunk, they wrote a song specifically for Gary Numan, “Losing Myself In You,” and got the pioneering “industrial” artist to sing on it—simply by asking someone who knew someone who knew …

Nanovo

The source for Communist-era Czech vintage design treasures

Adam Štěch Providing arguably the most comprehensive collection of salvaged modernist design from the former Czechoslovakia or Eastern and Central Europe is Prague-based Nanovo. Founded by Adam Karásek and Jiří Mrázek two years ago, the online shop is a platform for collecting and selling vintage, mostly anonymous pieces from furniture and lighting to glass, ceramics and other accessories. Czech modernist design from the 1950s through …

Huckduck

Vintage-inspired lamps with an industrial feel

Anyone who has wrestled with the trauma of a tiny city apartment has had to endure small, dim lights or, at the very least, a lack of accessible outlets. Cooper Union graduate Dennis Murphy combined his love for interior design with what he calls his “industrial palate” of the past to solve such shortcomings in his Brooklyn flat. Designing his own light fixtures based on …