Microcars at the Jesada Technik Museum

Southeast Asia's largest collection of microcars

While traveling through Thailand, we discovered the Jesada Technik Museum in a small town outside of Bangkok. Home to over 500 vehicles including double-decker buses, airplanes, helicopters and scooters, the museum’s most unique attraction is the vast collection of microcars. Also known as “bubble cars,” these refrigerator-sized automobiles were built small due to limitations in materials and resources in Europe following World War II. The …

Cool Hunting Rough Cut: DJ Spooky at the Met

A look at the inaugural performer in the museum's new artist residency program

This year the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York developed its first artist residency program, kicking it off with DJ Spooky‘s live string quartet and video composition exploring the elements in its title, “Of Water and Ice.” We jumped at the chance to interview Paul D. Miller AKA DJ Spooky on the occasion of the live performance. Combining areas such as architecture, live music, …

18×18 by Node Fair Trade Rugs

Nepalese craftspeople team up with contemporary illustrators in a stunning collection

After founding fair trade rug company Node, illustrator Chris Haughton merged his art and craft sensibilities to conceive “18×18”, a collection of 18 fair trade rugs created in collaboration with 18 artists and designers launching exclusively at London’s Design Museum Shop. Haughton commissioned rug designs from the creatives he most admired, scoring big with designers attracted to the the altruistic project supporting traditional carpet making …