Mini Rocketman

See Mini's LED-lit concept car's dual-hinged doors and drawer trunk in our video

Making a good thing better is hard enough, but making a small thing smaller may be even trickier. Mini invited us to see how they did both when yesterday in Milan they unveiled their new concept car Rocketman, a forward-thinking ride with features that suggest not just a future of more compact cars, but one that boldly uses materials, lighting and other features. Lit entirely …

Kettal

Our latest Rough Cut video with an innovative Spanish outdoor furniture maker

In the early 60’s, in a Spain still suffering the repercussions of the civil war and a population living under the hard handed rule of Franco, Kettal founder Manuel Alorda took a trip to Germany with his Dutch father in-law to purchase outdoor furniture. Alorda had never seen outdoor furniture before and was immediately struck by the opportunity to bring beach and camping chairs to …

Cool Hunting Rough Cut: LoSiento

Watch our video on how a burgeoning design studio takes typography to the fourth dimension

by Gregory Stefano While in Barcelona recently (thanks to Red) we visited Borja Martínez, the founder of LoSiento, a studio that specializes in 3D typography, packaging and product design. Young and imaginative, the small firm is constantly pushing the limits of what can be accomplished with paper as a medium. One of Borja’s founding philosophies is encouraging self-initiated projects at the studio, an approach of …