Japanese born Kenichi Hoshine is a masterful painter now based in New York City. His work borders figurative and abstract work, bubbles of dark pastel colours which are seemingly abstract, until closer inspection reveal figures, flowers, teapots and more. His explosive paintings are predominantly painted with acrylics with sketch like textures and overlays. Each piece
Anglepoise and Margaret Howell renew their collaboration by introducing a smart new Sienna Edition into the best-selling Type 75TM lighting collection designed by Sir Kenneth Grange. The new collection launches June 2019.
The Japanese design studio Nendo has teamed up with Antwerp-based furniture and home manufacturer Valerie Objects to create a beautifully minimal set of salt and pepper shakers. Both shakers consist of two parts: a semi-opaque round glass bottle container with a ribbed bottom, and a glass base. The glass bottle holds the salt and pepper whilst also acting as a pestle. When the
This delightful 600 square foot cabin was designed and built by the director of Midland Architecture; Greg Dutton and his brother Chris, as a retreat from the city for the family. The entire construction process took the brothers only nine months and was documented on Discovery Network’s Building off the Grid Series.
Acme, a minimalist chair designed by Berlin design studio Geckeler Michels is a functional stackable chair made for the Danish furniture brand Fredericia. Acme is the bold and schematic design of a multi-purpose shell chair. The contrasting geometrical forms, circle and square, meet each other in a surprisingly compatible and integrative way, offering a comfortable
Foscarini presents Be/Colours A capsule collection designed by Ferruccio Laviani chromatically reinterprets some of the best-loved lamps, revealing unexpected aspects of their personality Colour and its ability to alter our perception of reality, to make it different, surprising and new: this is the leitmotif of the research and offerings of Foscarini. As in the atelier
Mexican based artist Ana Leovy celebrates women and diversity through her vibrant acrylic paintings. Typically using a technique called blind contour drawing, a method in which you keep your eyes fixed on the subject without looking at what your drawing. “I fell in love with the technique right away, I find it very interesting to
When the opportunity arose for Berlin-based architect Ester Bruzkus to move from the second to the top floor of her apartment building in Prenzlauerberg, a charming neighborhood of bohemian bonhomie and hipster flair, she jumped at the chance to re-imagine her living space with fresh ideas, not to mention the chance to enjoy panoramic views of Berlin.
Dieter Rams is well known for laying down some of the seminal principles of functional design, his ‘less is more’ style being credited as a heavy influence on Apple’s aesthetic. In 1963, Rams designed a handbag for his wife, a one-off departure from the industrial style for which he is famous. Rams’ 931 bag was
The inside and the outside, divided by a thin line: That is the basic module Nendo designer Oki Sato explored for this year’s presentation at Salone del Mobile Milano.
Comprised entirely of fibreglass and available in raw, white, or black finishes, the aptly named Fold furniture is the industrial variation of Olivier’s Fold chair.
Innovative design studio Zieta based in Wroclaw believe that design and technology should go hand in hand. Steel TAFLA mirrors made using FiDU technology and are as unique as the reflections in them. The new modular collection of mirrors gives another dimension of space and creates a unique story on the wall. Easily manipulative material