Kustaa Saksi for Marimekko Spring 2015

Deep water flora and fauna serve as the inspiration for this all-Finnish collaborative collection

Few brands garner instant recognition with just a glance at a single pattern, but Marimekko is surely one of them. The beloved Finnish labelfirst made popular in the US in the swinging ’60sis a longtime favorite for their bright yet tasteful home wares, fabrics, accessories and apparel offerings alike. For Spring 2015, the brand partnered with fellow Finn, surrealist textile artist Kustaa Saksi. Saksi brings …

Sage Advice from The Chef Says

Bite-sized words of wisdom from the industry's best cooks

A continuation in a “Words of Wisdom” series that has already delivered the compelling “The Designer Says” and “The Filmmaker Says,” Princeton Architectural Press is now offering insight from within one of the most-consumed but perhaps least considered arts: cooking. “The Chef Says” bundles quotations from 150 of the world’s best—from rising stars, award winners and even a Greek playwright. Compiled and edited by Nach …

Erin Lightfoot Jewelry

Colorfully patterned porcelain bangles from a talented designer-turned-ceramicist

While her textile designs are currently impressing attendees at Brisbane, Australia’s Seven With Another Retrospective—a biannual art exhibition presented by Powerhouse Arts, where seven teams of two artists each create and display work together—we looked a little deeper into the portfolio of Erin Lightfoot. Her uniquely patterned jewelry collection demonstrates vast, dynamic design talent and her ability to flex her mastery across media. Her bangles …