say hi to_ Holiday Guide '18 | III. The Tastemaker

say hi to_ Holiday Guide '18 | III. The Tastemaker

Inari is a chain smoking psychic from Helsinki who has a love for interesting textures and materials. She has somewhat of a cult following not only limited to Finland, but all over Scandinavia.. One would think she must have excellent psychic abilities, for those to travel far and wide to see her but it could be said that her eccentric personality and taste could be more part of her allure than anything.

say hi to_ Holiday Guide '18 | II. The Minimalist

say hi to_ Holiday Guide '18 | II. The Minimalist

David is a graphic designer who works with DJs in Detroit and loves to have a clean minimalistic home and workplace to keep his mind clear while designing. Always dressed in black Commes des Garçons and Martin Margiela with his trusty pair of light grey Nikes - he likes to add small pops of color in his accessories as long as they come in clean, simple lines. Always late for every appointment (when getting stuck in his headphones and creative mode, so he says) his girlfriend Ida keeps getting him time keeping objects in hope that he will get the hint.

say hi to_ Holiday Guide '18 | I. The Gourmand

say hi to_ Holiday Guide '18 | I. The Gourmand

Tia is an Australian expat living in Berlin with a small coffee shop in Prenzlaurberg. She spends her Sundays at Maur Park searching for vintage modernist pieces and wandering Mitte’s design shops for unique one-of-a-kind objects for her coffee shop and home. With a playful spirit she is oftentimes drawn to bold colors and minimalistic organic shapes. The color palette of her coffee shop, a mix of contemporary pastels and neutrals and burnt vintage hues - she has a quite specific holiday Wishlist this year.

Have a look at what is on this Retro Australian Coffeeshop owner’s Holiday Wishlist this year...

Electric Bowery

Electric Bowery

From finding interesting properties to invest in and develop to managing concept to creation down to every last detail including furniture and then sales - I wanted to know how these talented renaissance women worked. Development properties, private residences, hotels and restaurants - they have a hand and experience in it all. We sat down to chat about how they run their business, the types of projects they work on, how they got started and the details of their day-to-day workflow of their projects. Let's have a look at what it is like to run a multidisciplinary full service design and architecture studio with Electric Bowery.

Re-imagining Urban Living: MINI LIVING Urban Cabins

Re-imagining Urban Living: MINI LIVING Urban Cabins

Let's have a look at how the 15m2 MINI LIVING Urban Cabin was tailored and translated by local architects to fit cultures in London, New York, Los Angeles, and Beijing. We'll also have a look at the next phase of the program, which will actualize all of these concepts by creating a functional co-living building complex in Shanghai this spring.

Homo Faber - The Best of European Craftsmanship to the backdrop of the Canals of Venice

Homo Faber - The Best of European Craftsmanship to the backdrop of the Canals of Venice

From exhibitions on the history and evolution of craftsmanship in design to a working lab showcasing the process of art restoration in a myriad of different mediums, workshops with master artisans from British bookbinders to French couturiers showcasing their craft and a final exhibition showcasing ‘the best’ of Europe in craftsmanship in design. After hours of discovery, I picked out some highlight from the Venice based event about European Craftsmanship in Design.

Susan for Susan, Furniture and Object Design from Toronto

Susan for Susan, Furniture and Object Design from Toronto

What do you get when you have two Canadian brothers coming from a background in construction and industrial manufacturing collaborate on a collection of object design? Dazzling pieces of furniture, that are one of a kind, in colour runs that make us dream! The Toronto based Susan for Susan, existing out of brothers John and Kevin Watts, make exclusive furniture and objects with a focus on industrial materials and manual manufacturing.

Uncommon Matters: A Stunning Collection of Contemporary Jewellery by Designer Amélie Riech

Uncommon Matters: A Stunning Collection of Contemporary Jewellery by Designer Amélie Riech

Designer Amélie Riech is the creative director and founder of the brand Uncommon Matters, under the label she creates jewellery and objects that will satisfy all your aesthetic needs at once. From architectural chokers and bracelets to geometric rings that are coloured in a stunning array of pastels, We adore the pieces by Uncommon Matters.

Stine Mikkelsen, Material Researcher and Experimental Object Design

Stine Mikkelsen, Material Researcher and Experimental Object Design

You might have heard about Danish designer, Stine Mikkelsen, and her experimental objects. Her geometric structures are tastefully simple and are made of fascinatingly intricate materials. Her priority in design actually lays with the materials, which comes from her background in textile design and the intensive research she does for each collection. Stine experiments with the raw materials drawn from her inspiration and creates the new, this process gives her object a truly natural touch. 

Alex Proba: The Multidisciplinary Designer Who Seduced Us With ‘A Poster A Day’ Launches New Vase Collection

Alex Proba: The Multidisciplinary Designer Who Seduced Us With ‘A Poster A Day’ Launches New Vase Collection

From graphic design to the design of murals, carpets, vases and furniture - Alex Proba is multidisciplinary designer who can literally do it all. She has a defining eye for colour use that is charmingly delightful and the stunning avant-garde patterns Alex creates feel new and yet somehow familiar. 

Andrés Reisinger, The Multidisciplinary Designer Mesmerising the Internet with His Surrealistic Digital Dreamscapes

Andrés Reisinger, The Multidisciplinary Designer Mesmerising the Internet with His Surrealistic Digital Dreamscapes

With his digital art Andrés is able to create a wonder world of the highest aesthetics. He creates tension with his use of texture, juxtaposing soft carpets you want to bury yourself in against dreamlike metallic objects. The colours are nuanced and even if these images are digital, he plays with a sense of movement and liveliness. His work makes me fantasise of my dream house decorated with the most enticing objects and interiors. 

Valentina Cameranesi, Set and Collectible Object Design

Valentina Cameranesi, Set and Collectible Object Design

We are in love with collectible Object and Set designer Valentina Cameranesi and the world she is able to create. Her work is tender but modern and brings us a refreshing take on classic Italian design. Being influenced by Italy and its abundance of history and design and the appropriation of 1980's and 90's culture makes her work feels very authentic yet contemporary with a sensual twist. 

Jonatan Nilsson, Object and Furniture Design

Jonatan Nilsson, Object and Furniture Design

The latest collection of Swedish object designer Jonatan Nilsson, which we fell in love with, exists out of ombre coloured blown glass vases. They are uniquely textured by the wooden molds he uses to shape them in, which echoes an Image of ripples in water. The different forms of the vases come from the rearrangement of the molds; they take on many different shapes and forms and are truly beautifully expressive.

Paris Berbère: Curated Moroccan Rug Collection in Paris

Paris Berbère: Curated Moroccan Rug Collection in Paris

Paris Berbère has a captivating collection of Moroccan Berbère rugs procured straight from the source. What is interesting with this brand, as well as the reason why we chose to feature a brand instead of a creator, is the curation of the carpets collected. The owner has an amazing eye and is able to source and show us bold colours and prints we've never seen before.

Milan Design Week - Best Immersive Installations and Concepts

Milan Design Week - Best Immersive Installations and Concepts

Each design week and global design fair holds different expectations and characteristics. Milan Design Week, the mother of all global design weeks, makes us burn with anticipation not only to discover all of the new designers, collections and pieces but to be WOWed by the conceptual immersive environments and installations.

kinder MODERN presents 'Before & Be After: Growing Up Design with Lucas Maassen & Sons'

kinder MODERN presents 'Before & Be After: Growing Up Design with Lucas Maassen & Sons'

Eindhoven-based Lucas Maassen & Sons and New York based Lora Appleton have been collaborating from the very beginning, launching kinder MODERN's inaugural collection together in 2013. Fast forward to 2018 and the two, or five rather, have come together once again for their most recent collaborative exhibition and collection Before & Be After: Growing Up Design with Lucas Maassen & Sons.

Milan Design Week 2018 - Design Gems

Milan Design Week 2018 - Design Gems

We saw thousands of design pieces during Milan Design Week - there were, however, a number of pieces and collections which we could not get out of our mind. This year we discovered an upcoming trend of iridescent finishes, functional sculptures, and form following process. We put a few of those favourite design gems here below !

Milan Design Week 2018

Milan Design Week 2018

After digesting all of the incredible installations, pieces, designers, and concepts we discovered during that epic week in April, we came to the conclusion that there were too many gems for one article. Follow along in a four-part series of the best of Milan Design Week 2018 below !

BANNACH: Architectural Tables channeling Abstract-Minimal Forms and Memphis Color Palettes

BANNACH: Architectural Tables channeling Abstract-Minimal Forms and Memphis Color Palettes

German based furniture brand’ inagural collection of tables, UNO, takes inspiration from Abstract-Minimal artists like Josef Albers and colors from the Memphis movement. We talk to founder Moritz Bannach about his creative process and the new collection.