Long Reads

In search of lost chairs

Guerrée’s way

‘Every reader, as he reads, is actually the reader of himself. The writer’s work is only a kind of optical instrument he provides the reader so he can discern what […]

Culture Helps Beirut to Regain Hope

The reconstruction and recovery of a devastated Beirut is a complex task.

The reconstruction and recovery of a devastated Beirut is a complex task. And while politics often dominates the narrative, it’s the more modest role played by culture and community that can really help […]

Towards A Black Joy Manifesto

Black joy is community.

Image courtesy of Black Joy Parade, Oakland, California For as long as I can remember street culture has been a geographical site for culture making, joyfulness, collaboration and solidarity. Growing […]

Research & Realities

A New Real Deal

Neolith and the Art of Techno Stone

Functional Social Distancing Art

How art can offer an added boost to society?

SOOTHE-‘EM-UPS

A new indie gaming movement rejects the usual adrenalin ride in favour of a more peaceful serenity. They treasure what’s calm and invite users in to escape not the mundanity […]

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 […]