CH EDITION Japan: Tokyo DesignArt Week Exhibition

Celebrating the artisanship of Amami Oshima Tsumugi fabric with an installation of objects

In conjunction with COOL HUNTING’s hosted two-week excursion through Japan, our editorial team has partnered with DesignArt Tokyo for the first time. During this global celebration of Japanese design, our pop-up exhibition will draw attention to specific Japanese crafts and the makers keeping the processes behind them alive. All products on site (many produced in limited editions) will be for sale. “This is a chance for us …

Interview: Behind Niyya’s Design-Minded Prayer Mats with Founder Myhra Mirza

Balancing tradition and style, the brand encourages expression of identity with pride

Religious wares are oftentimes traditional, ornate (even outdated) and this makes sense considering they’re rooted in rituals that are thousands of years old. It’s not common that a religious object is functional and authentic while also being contemporary and design-forward. But for Brooklyn-based designer Myhra Mirza, prayer mats (used predominantly within the Muslim faith) existed on two ends of the spectrum: they were either traditional …

Tempus Now’s SS19 Homage to Africa, Afrofuturism

Contemporary menswear infused with African tradition

Tempus Now, helmed by South African-born designer Ora Fine, is an LA-based label that fuses African influences and processes into contemporary menswear releases. For SS19, Fine designed a collection called Afrofuturism—pulling from her intellectual and creative memories to create clothing that’s representative of her world; a place somewhere between South Africa and LA. “I was looking for context as I set out to design SS19, …