Designer Maxwell Osborne’s Belvedere Greenhouse in the Elizabeth Street Garden

The Public School co-founder on his verdant installation

Among the flora of Manhattan’s endangered Elizabeth Street Garden, designer Maxwell Osborne (co-founder of pioneering menswear label Public School) imagined a “greenhouse” for the launch of Belvedere Organic Infusions, the premium vodka brand’s new certified-organic range. Osborne’s open-air structure—filled with lemon sculptures composed of recycled cotton fabric—channeled the ethos of the event, one dedicated to sustainability. Osborne’s work, alongside a greenhouse each from chef Kwame Onwuachi …

LEGO’s First Brick Made From Recycled Plastic

After 250 variations, produced by a team of 150 engineers and designers over three years, LEGO announced their first-ever prototype brick made entirely from recycled plastic bottles. LEGO will continue to test the recycled PET product for strength and safety; thus, a production brick should not be expected for at least another year. But, as LEGO shared on Instagram (with an image of the brick), …

Venice Architecture Biennale 2021: Nature as the Ultimate Architect

Many of this year's participants looked to the natural world for their innovations

The 2021 Venice Architecture Biennale was destined to be a memorable event for a multitude of reasons. Perhaps the most obvious: it’s one of the first international events open to the public since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. After so many months of lockdowns, forced closures and virtual viewing rooms, an occasion like this—meeting with new and old peers—was undoubtedly a strange and exhilarating …