Notes: Baselworld and Trade Show Life

The 100th installment of the watch fair and the weeks we spend as other people

I call it my week of suits. In actuality, it’s my other life. Four years in a row now I’ve woken up in an apartment in Basel, Switzerland, dressed myself quite professionally, hopped on a tram and worked a nine to six or seven job—for one week each year. There are about 30 or 40 back-to-back meetings in that span. Time is dedicated to innovations …

Mido Eyewear Show 2016

The Milan event where industry experts and design enthusiasts see what's next

While you might not have heard of it, Italy’s Mido Eyewear Show is the leading event for eyewear professionals. It’s an exhibition during which major international brands present their new styles and innovations for prescription specs and sunglasses—and, while it might sound like it’s purely for industry members, it’s fascinating for anybody interested in fashion and design. The show saw some 1200 exhibitors last year—two-thirds …

Home London Trade Show Highlights

From bikes to minimal lamps to cosmic-themed dinnerware, our picks from the impressive design fair

At the most recent edition of London’s Home trade show, held in the beautiful Victorian Olympia exhibition space earlier this week, a huge number of designers and brands gathered to showcase their latest products to buyers and press. The fair offers up an impressive selection of the latest design news in the homeware and interior accessories world, with products ranging from novelty gifts to beautiful …