Design

Five volumes deep in commemorating the world’s most innovative and noteworthy illustrators, Taschen now publishes their latest Illustration Now! book. This compilation of visual genius contains the work of 150 artists from 30 different countries across the globe, with artwork ranging from personal collections to the high-profile work belonging to the likes of The New Yorker and Time. Artists include Craig&Karl, Sue [...]


Nooka watchmakers have teamed up with pop artist Jon Burgerman, an artist known for his pop-art “doodle” style. The collab occurs on a limited-edition 200-piece run on the unique “Nooka K” model, which boasts of being amongst the lightest weight watches the brand has to offer — along with having one of the more innovative digital [...]


French luxury line Hermès, inspired by the lacquering techniques of the ancient Orient and the style of Persian miniature horses, apply the intricate modern French lacquering process to these limited edition watches. First miniature pieces are applied to the base of the Arceau Cheval d’Oriente watches, then the pigments lacquered in, layer by layer with [...]


Tim Bessell surfboards began its artist series not long ago, beginning appropriately with a set of Warhol-inspired surfboards. Newest in the series, and conjured up during Dave White’s visit to the SoCal area, the Dave White and Tim Bessell collaboration will feature White’s artistic interpretation of a Great White shark and will appear on a 10-item [...]


Originally in German and recently made available in English by publishing house Gestalten, editors C. Warnier, D. Verbruggen, S. Ehmann and R. Klanten have put together a book documenting the progress, noted accomplishments and growing potential of 3D printing. Printing Things: Visions & Essentials for 3D Printing is a 256-page collection of images and ideas on [...]


13 Jun
Versace lives up to its luxury namesake

Versace is Midas touching their basic black high-top sneaker with hints of gold. The buffed leather upper gets laced with gold bling hardware including the gold plaque along the midsole, gold eyelets, lace-up enclosure and side-zipper enclosure. There’s also gold hardware on the fold-over strap enclosures across the front and heel, and medusa 3D-emblem atop the tongue. [...]


Post-WWII was a thriving era for American architecture, and unless you were doing a walking tour of the works of Frank Lloyd Wright, Rudolph Schindler and Richard Neutra, the long-running architecture publication Arts & Architecture may have been the best place to learn of it. The most formidable collection to document this period for architecture, and [...]


Scott Sternberg of Band of Outsiders has teamed up with the Starbucks again for fancy coffee cups. Now you can avoid the project of inadvertently stacking paper coffee cups into your local landfill with some real cappuccino-worthy panache. The limited-edition ceramic cups come in two styles, black “drip” (shown above) or rainbow drip. The mugs are described [...]

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