A Box From Tehran

A hand-selected souvenir series by Elin Aram, this edition is drawn from Iran's cultural landscape

Elin Aram drew much attention with her new hand-selected souvenir series, A Box From. Its debut offering shed light on Seoul, South Korea, and told a story of the city by means of uniquely personal gifts. The “beta” box sold out almost as quickly as it was released. We are pleased to announce that Aram is ready for A Box From’s second iteration. This time, …

Take 100

An upcoming book culls the world's best new film directors

“Take 100: The Future of Film: 100 New Directors,” the newest installment in Phaidon’s “10 x 10” series (now in its tenth year), looks at 100 emerging directors. With a focus especially on the younger crowd, this international compendium impresses with both its length and exhaustive methods. Like the other books in the series, a jury of 10 curators and other forces in global contemporary …

Customizing Culture

A luxurious first collection inspired by the beautiful pattern of the Persian rug

Working with her Persian heritage as inspiration, Maryam Avalinejad’s Customizing Culture collection debuted this week as part of Beckmans School of Design‘s final year showcase. The Iranian-born, Stockholm-based designer examines the fine line between standing out and blending in, searching out a balance between the two. Tying her collection together is the recognizable motif of the Persian rug, its iconic patterns adorning her pieces in …