Interview: Giorgia Lupi and Stefanie Posavec on “Observe Collect Draw!”

We speak with the designer friends and Dear Data founders about their new journal

Designers, artists and friends, Stefanie Posavec and Giorgia Lupi are fans of non-traditional data gathering. The two (who live on opposite sides of the world) started collecting their own weekly statistics and illustrating postcards with the information—sending them to each other. The practice was both pragmatic and personal. Eventually, that year-long project—called Dear Data—became a book that blends art, facts, and friendship. (The entire collection of postcards was …

Interview: Isabelle Legeron, Founder of Raw Wine

"I think people know when they have something really authentic in their glass."

The renaissance of natural wine, in the way its replacing more commercial wines in the retail and consumer spaces, is far from over. Numbers wise, this is barely the beginning. The craze, explained succinctly as goodhearted and in the spirit of generational craftsmanship, can be attributed to a few things: the heightened expectations we’ve set for what we eat and drink, the trendiness of wellness …

Designer Gogo Ferguson Looks to Cumberland Island, Georgia for Inspiration

Exploring the designer's home and heritage-inspired jewelry line

For Gogo Ferguson, nature is as essential to her work work as air to her lungs. While the overarching beauty of earth inspires her, there is one island that’s at the core of her work and life. Cumberland Island is, still today, a nearly untouched destination off the coast of Georgia. Wild horses roam freely, wildlife thrives, and the beaches are often uninhabited. At the …

Designing the 2019 Audi A8

Symmetrical and smooth, much of this vehicle's appeal is in its subtleties

Forget fine-grain leather and seamless connectivity—although the latest iteration of Audi’s A8 executive sedan certainly has that, too. But the next frontier in luxury, according to the German automaker, is mental clarity. The 2019 Audi A8, the brand’s fourth-generation flagship sedan, is fitted with a “brain-supportive” environment, an exercise in how design can impact calmness. The interior lighting, textures and configuration conspire to “take off …

Google’s Upgraded Suite is Home Technology at its Most Seamless

We discuss today's releases with Ivy Ross and Isabelle Olsson

At the 2018 “Made by Google” event, Google gave the world an official look at the roster of products they’ve been working on—solidifying the rumors spurred by leaks. The Google Pixel 3 and 3 XL ($799 and $899), Home Hub ($149), Pixel Slate ($599), Pixelbook 2 ($999), Pixel Stand ($79), Pixel Buds 2 ($159) and an updated Chromecast Ultra ($69) were all unveiled—broadening, and upgrading, …