Long Reads

A Hustle on the Catwalk

Gus Van Sant

Since the late 80s Gus Van Sant has been directing movies that have resulted in cult classics and box-office pullers. A film is a film for him regardless of the […]

Invisible Depot to be Seen

Words by Dawn Hung

“Many museums are very preachy,” says Winy Maas, principal architect and co-founder of MVRDV. “That is what we tried to avoid.” The studio’s latest project is the world’s first publicly […]

Happiness Index 4.14

10 Years Later... Alice Wong

Ten years ago, information and story designer Alice Wong graduated from design school in Hong Kong with Happiness Index 4.14, a book about happiness. Her project was a response to […]

Research & Realities

THE R’s—REASEARCH AND REALITIES, Benjamin McMillan

BIO: Benjamin McMillan is a recent graduate of the graphic design department at ArtEZ Arnhem, the Netherlands. His current work investigates the intersection between machine-minds and design. PROJECT: Full Auto […]

IT’S A BEAUTIFUL LIFE

Hans Lensvelt gives good anecdote, after all this is the man who gave the go ahead for the special edition Torture Chair. It’s probably why he is working on a book to preserve and share his memories.

Tools of Invention

Rather than seeing digital and analogue productions methods as opposites, the research behind the works design duo Janne Schimmel and Moreno Schweikle created for their exhibition A Tree Full of Splinters asks us to consider what a ‘real’ material is.

Productivity

Earth to Sky by Doshi Levien

‘I was thinking about what attracts me to fine craftsmanship. How beautifully made details, revealing the work of a skilled hand, become a powerful expression of human endeavour,’ says Jonathan […]

Plusminus by Stefan Diez for Vibia

The simple strap that holds luggage in place on a car roof rack or a bicycle carrier has been the inspirational starting point for a new series of lamps by […]

Gioia by Andrea Anastasio for Foscarini

The composition of the Gioia lamp both conceals and reveals the wonders within: a marble structure placed at the centre of a transparent Perspex disk, joined by a single ring, […]

Cyanometer by Marjan van Aubel for Swarovski

As winner of the Designer of the Future in 2017, Marjan van Aubel created Cyanometer in collaboration with Swarovski´s crystal experts and Design Miami. It displays solar cells behind Swarovski’s […]