Lin Morris

Two design editors open up shop to peddle an international selection of quality wares

As discerning editors at WGSN-homebuildlife, London-based Ali Morris and NYC-based Jean Lin are perpetually traversing the globe in search of new design talent. After a year of traveling around together, the two teamed up to form Lin Morris, an online initiative peddling a selection of what they call “quietly brilliant” design finds and exclusive designer collaborations. “Our taste is pretty much a reaction to the …

Albert Zuger

Roughshod elegance marks a designer's handmade jewelry

In Albert Zuger‘s jewelry you can see Aphrodite taking Hephaestus’ hand; it is a heavenly marriage of beauty and the forge. The Toronto-based designer hammers out earrings, necklaces, rings and bracelets in bronze that carry an unpretentious elegance, marks of the hammer, and the spirit of the American craftsmanship. Zuger’s involvement with jewelry began with an actual wedding—his own. As a metalworker since high school …

Factory

Chen Chen and Kai Williams' Brazilian debut unveils a collection of melded jewelry and furniture

Like the results of mineralization—when organic sources meet and meld with other substances that then embody the form of the original—artists Chen Chen and Kai Williams‘ cross-sectioned pieces interpret what happens when the mountains of forgotten excess and scrap material linger so long that they become fused. These pieces—along with a few others especially created for their Brazilian debut—just opened at São Paulo’s Coletivo Amor …