Foreign Neighbors: A Solo Show by SiMPLE

The vibrant US debut of the Sweden-based artist and more, curated by a NYC collective

Tomorrow, 28 September 2013, creative collective Foreign Neighbors unveils its inaugural New York City exhibition. The event will be the US debut of German-born, Sweden-based artist SiMPLE, whose work modernizes Cubist sensibilities with graffiti freedom. However, the show isn’t only about art. Foreign Neighbors co-founder Nader Rajab says the process behind and inception of both the collective and the launch as an “organic process, playing …

Simple: Conquering the Crisis of Complexity

Alan Siegel's latest book shows what business can learn from simplicity and good design

Designers are more than floor lamps and logos—first and foremost, they are problem solvers. When Alan Siegel began his career in corporate design, he saw a problem with complexity. He saw insurance forms that were incomprehensible to policy holders and financial contracts that befuddled retirees. His first act as a pioneer of simplicity came in the form of an installment loan that was rewritten in …

General Manufacturing Wilson Keyring

Simple style put to good use

Recently launched with the mission to produce beautiful, simple objects for everyday use, General Manufacturing Concern is the latest project by former Best Made Co. designer Hunter Criaghill. The Brooklyn-based brand translates the refined design aesthetic of Best Made to practical objects like the Wilson Keyring, a basic brass ring molded from a single piece of 1/8 inch wire, which stays closed by tension while …