Studio Allt

Slovakian designers simply making all that they like

by Adam Štěch Based in the Slovak capital of Bratislava, the young designers behind the Allt studio produce simple-yet-poetic conceptual furniture and lighting, aiming to create a personal world of friendly products with strong backstories. The Allt studio—whose name offers a simple abbreviation of their tagline, “all that we like to do”—was established in 2011 by Peter Simonik and Elena Bolceková. Simonik received his degree …

Totokaelo Art—Object

Fashion authority Jill Wenger expands into design with a new sister site

What might have been confined as one of Seattle’s best-kept secrets, Totokaelo fortunately grew from a brick-and-mortar shop in the Fremont neighborhood to an online boutique turning out a sharply edited selection of minimalist fashion. Founder and creative director Jill Wenger has honed an impeccable eye for clothing and accessories that balance timeless elegance with a sense of sartorial adventure—the name is Latin for “reach …

The Burning House

A visual archive of last minute saves goes from blog to book

“If your house was burning, what would you take with you?” That’s the question that Foster Huntington poses in his blog, The Burning House. Readers respond to Huntington’s question with a single image and the corresponding list of the items they would snatch, making the Burning House a visual solution to the interview. “We live in a very material culture,” says Foster. “I’ve always been …