Umut Yamac’s Perch Light

The architect's perfectly balanced, origami-inspired paper light

Architect and designer Umut Yamac’s Perch Light is an intriguing, playful piece of design. The stylized bird-shaped light sits still on its perch until you pass it, or a draft sets it in motion: then the bird gracefully swings, dipping back and forth whilst staying illuminated. The interactive quality of the kinetic light is one of the things that makes it so appealing; but the …

Industrial Fashion’s Non-Fashion Hat

The label's debut product is born from experimenting with manufacturing processes instead of trends

Spotted during this year’s London Design Festival at RCA’s Big Small show, which delved into contemporary contradictions, were some hats—striking in their simplicity. They’re the debut product from newly launched label Industrial Fashion, dreamed up by London-raised designer Julia Georgallis and German-born designer Dustin Jessen. As a counter to the trend-driven fashion industry, these two RCA grads are creating stylish accessories with looks influenced by …

The Kinks: Waterloo Sunset

For London Design Festival 2014, designers like Tom Dixon and Industrial Facility made playlists for #SuperStimuli

“A chair is still a chair, even when there’s no one sitting there…” This 1964 ballad, written for Dionne Warwick and sung live in a duet by singer-songwriter Burt Bacharach and Dusty Springfield, is the perfect classic song befitting the classy items by London brand Minimalux (founded by Mark Holmes from Established and Sons). Their beautiful, polished items are just as timeless as the rest …