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 …

ListenUp: The Mixtape Project

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

For this year’s London Design Festival, the Ace Hotel in Shoreditch played host to four different designer installations for “Super Stimuli,” a show curated by biannual magazine Modern Design Review (check out our Instagram of Michael Marriot’s lamp). Right next to the Ace, new vinyl-only store Sister Ray offered a musical accompaniment to “Super Stimuli” with The Mixtape Project, which showed off playlists created by …