How’s your Bird?
JAIME HAYON If designer Jaime Hayon was a bird then a peacock crossed with a parrot and a pyscho green chicken would be a fair indication of his evolution. An […]
BUREAUCRATICS Over the last few years Dutch author Will Tinnemans and photographer friend Jan Banning have travelled the worldinterviewing and picturing 250 civil servants in eight countries. Bureaucracy can be […]
SHANGHAI ART Recent art events in Shanghai, including the Biennial and ShContemporary Fair, proved that China’s art marketcontinues to flourish on a grand scale. Comments on global capitalism couldn’t have […]
AMANDA LEPORE As muse to David Lachapelle and a fixture on New York’s fashion club scene, Amanda Lepore certainly leaves animpression. The ultimate in a self-constructed and sculpted image, French […]
Going for a Prayer
EURO-ISLAMIC ARCHITECTURE Mosque building in Europe is a litmus test for integration that is currently being threatened by fear and loathing in what amounts to an agenda that is far […]
A World Between
11TH VENICE ARCHITECTURE BIENNIAL Events like the Venice biennial tends to have a shock and awe effect and there is always plenty to find between the love/hate divide. The main […]
THE STATIONS OF A NATION Piss-drenched railways stations are a feature of the world over, but in the Belgium capital of Brussels the three main stations are a stinking allegory […]
Heads or Tails
STEFAN SAGMEISTER Graphic designer amongst other things, Stefan Sagmeister is having another client-free year. Swapping his New York studio for Indonesia, his sabbatical is not an extended excuse to head […]
DAMn° casts its collective beady eye over the latest products, places and prototypes that amaze and amuse in equal quantities.
Highlights From Milan
A DAMN° VIEW From the Zona Tortona to downtown Milan, DAMn° sets it sights on the faces, products and spaces that made their mark on the city’s annual design fest.
The Kit Kid
BENJAMIN SABATIER With his company IBK, one of the features of French artist Benjamin Sabatier’s work is making art available at no charge. Comfortable in discipline hinterland, for him, having […]
Vampires & Tears
MICHAEL DANS Belgian artist Michael Dans is a bit hinky and even a little kinky, but there is also something about the dark places in his art that illuminates human […]
Change Of Plot
JULIEN DE SMEDT & JDS He may be young, but that hasn’t stopped architect Julien De Smedt picking up tasty commissions from Copenhagen to China. With his new practice JDS, […]
FLORENCE DOLÃ‰AC Not being interested in products might sound like professional suicide to some designers, but the French Florence Doléac would rather trust personal intuition than commercial demands. Serious about […]
What Gets Me Going
JAMES DYSON Driven by a desire to improve and rethink everyday objects such as the vacuum cleaner or wheelbarrow has made Dyson an international brand. For DAMn° he reflects on […]