Skatelamp

Portland-based MapleXO and woodworker Paul Sykes give new life to discarded skateboard scraps

by Eva Glettner Portland, Oregon’s MapleXO rebirths old skateboards and skateboard scraps by turning them into everything from containers to bottle openers to earrings. Their most exciting object—the recently released Skatelamp—is a MapleXO collaboration with Paul Sykes of Sykes Wood Fenders, a local artisan and woodworker whose attention to detail is remarkable. MapleXO owner Lindsay Jo Holmes is immersed in skate and design culture, and …

Blackbody NYC

A look inside the OLED maker's first showroom with Art Director Thierry Gaugain

As essentially the only company making OLED applications available to the consumer market,Blackbody—a sub-brand of innovative Italian-French lighting developer Astron Fiamm—is leading the charge to bring the versatile lighting option to a wider audience. We’ve seen their impressive installations at both Milan Design Week and Paris’ Maison & Objet during the past couple years, and earlier this week we had the chance to check out …

Frederik Molenschot at Huys

The Dutch lighting designer's public exhibition in a private residence in NYC

At the Huys (pronounced “house”) residence in New York City, presently in development by the Netherlands’ Kroonenberg Groep, you’ll find a new, unified showcase of Dutch contemporary design. Situated in an exhibition space, the lobby and beside every door, sculptural lighting designer Frederik-Molenschot has unveiled an imaginative public art exhibition and more. Among the work of the High Line’s landscape architect Piet Oudolf and world-class …