Studio Visit: Conceptual Artist Dove Bradshaw

A look behind some of her stone work currently on show at the Noguchi Museum

by Natasha Tauber In the live/work space artist Dove Bradshaw shares with her partner of 41 years, artist William Anastasi, every sightline is assembled in deference to her eye and the couple’s evolving artistic harmonies. Dense pockets of books and recordings are points of gravity, in an expansive light-filled upper Manhattan apartment made loft-like by the removal of many of its 1913 walls. In art, …

Interview: Welfe Bowyer

The Melbourne-based designer of Welfe Jewellery creates bespoke jewels using locally-sourced leather and stones

It’s the little details that matters when it comes to good design, and this Kiwi designer is all about the details. We caught up with Welfe Bowyer, a New Zealand native making a name for himself with his now Melbourne-based bespoke jewelry line, called Welfe Jewellery. After successfully producing for local buyers and boutiques, he’s on the cusp of launching his online store for a …

Shwood Stone Sunglasses

Slate veneers and Carl Zeiss lenses in the Portland company's new collection of shades

Sunglasses manufacturer Shwood is known for their classic designs made out of not-so-classic materials like the one hidden in their name. Adding to their trademark wood frames, the Portland, OR-based brand takes a leap forward today with Stone, a new line made from a thin veneer of slate over birch wood. The new styles retain Shwood’s universally flattering and retro vibe, but the slate—which comes …