Best of CH 2022: Interviews

10 thought-provoking discussions from the year

Stimulating conversations spark new ideas, open eyes to new ways of being, teach us to be better listeners, challenge us, and connect us to one another. It’s for these reasons that we speak with individuals that inspire us, uncovering and sharing the methodology, motivations and some of the magic behind their work. Be it emerging designers, acclaimed artists, musicians or chefs, there is endless insight …

The “Black Panther”-Inspired Lexus RX 500h “Vibe-Branium,” Designed by adidas SEED Students

An all-woman team unites the Marvel Cinematic Universe with automotive and footwear design

To celebrate the release of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, Lexus partnered with adidas, Calty Design Research and 3D-printing company Carbon on the Lexus RX 500h “Vibe-Branium,” a custom RX F Sport designed by women students from adidas’ School of Experiential Education in Design (SEED). Over the course of four to five weeks, the students—who have never designed a vehicle before—collaboratively created a bold and nuanced Black …

Jeff Staple on Making His First Book, “Jeff Staple: Not Just Sneakers”

Published by Rizzoli, this monograph doubles as a treasure trove of archival design and a guidebook to how it's done

In the world of streetwear and sneakers, Jeff Staple (aka Jeff Ng) is a man who needs no introduction. Founder and designer of the pioneering clothing brand STAPLE, founder of the creative agency Reed Art Department (RAD) and the brains behind the iconic Nike Pigeon Dunk SB, the multi-hyphenate’s spirit, style and story have shaped footwear and fashion into what it is today. Now, on …