Masterpiece Coloring Book

Two Japanese artists interpret the classic works of old masters with childlike but intelligent perspective

Often irreverent and always original, Zurich-based indecent publishing house Nieves has been publishing offbeat zines and art books since 2001, for a dedicated fan base that’s global and ever-growing. Their latest release, “Masterpiece Coloring Book” is one of their more abstract releases, but it’s entirely captivating. In the 36-page book Nieves regulars Ken Kagami and Masanao Hirayama showcase their raw, unfettered, childlike interpretations of the …

Strala Inch Lamp

The Strala Inch Lamp is what Zürich-based designer T.W. Schmid calls "minimalistic ode to maximum." Stated plainly, it's a lamp with a twist. Partly inspired (ironically) by the Burmese practice of wearing neck rings to stretch the neck, it can be tilted and extended from 150 to 224 centimeters, making it a functional, spartan design that arrests a lot of attention for such a small …