Smythson’s “Journey to the Wild Side” Short Film

Filmmaker Sophie Edelstein blends fantasy and reality for the heritage brand's new visual direction

With a vibrant and whimsical London as the centerpiece, Smythson‘s new travel products as elements of the wardrobe, and a cast of animals as supporting actors, filmmaker Sophie Edelstein‘s new short film “Journey to the Wild Side” charms and delights. Starring Phoebe Tonkin as an “Alice in Wonderland”-like heroine on a mission to find Buckingham Palace, the narrative blends fantasy and reality with pops of …

The World Metro Map

214 international subway systems combined into one global transit grid

In 1959, Architect Constant Nieuwenhuys created a map called New Babylon which envisioned a global society unbound by geographic borders and travel restrictions. In it, citizens were free to roam through an interconnected network of cities, leading to a more accessible, unified world. New York-based collective ArtCodeData and non-profit Open Access have revisited this concept through their collaborative offering, The World Metro Map, which connects …

Brutal London by Zupagrafika

The design studio preserves some of the city's iconic Brutalist buildings like Balfron Tower in paper form

Paper models of buildings and animals are some of the most simple and classic children’s toys. But turning something 2D into a 3D sculpture never gets boring—and when you combine the DIY factor with interesting designs, you have the recipe for Brutal London, the latest product from Poland’s Zupagrafika. The Hispano-Polish design studio consists of Martyna Sobecka and David Navarro and is based in Poznań, …

Thornwillow Press Correspondence Cards

Showing the same attention to quality and design to cards as they do with their hand-bound books

While the price of Thornwillow Press‘ hand-bound, limited edition letterpress printed books—meant to last more than a lifetime—can reach a couple thousand dollars, you can still get a taste of the brand’s dedication to quality and design through their paper stationery. The Newburgh, New York-based book makers have just announced their 2014 spring collection so we’re swapping out our Profuse Thank You cards for their …

Brown Cardigan Greeting Cards

The team behind the internet phenomenon have taken business offline

Purveyor of memes, laughs and occasional NSFW oddities, Sydney-based website Brown Cardigan has just taken their business offline with a set of 25 greeting cards. As well as covering the obvious—Christmas, Valentine’s Day, Hanukkah, Mother’s Day—the trio behind the site wanted to include cards for any and all occasions. Says the anonymous three-person team behind BC, “They’re for jilted lovers, scorned exes, passive aggressive-ness, sorrow, …