Design

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 [...]


5 Jun
Another beastly Maximo Riera-designed animal sofa

If you’re ready to take your living room on a luxury jungle safari, Maximo Riera has the sofa for you. Sure you could sit your ass down on a Space Invader,  game of Tetris, the alphabet or even another Riera-created animal, a beetle. But they won’t be nearly as imposing as the animal playfully dubbed the African Water Horse. Measuring 55″x 297″ and [...]


In the upholding and expansion of a tradition that has meant building automobiles for a good 110 years now, Buick has teamed up with BASF in applying the new ideas of young innovative minds at Detroit’s famed design school, the College of Creative Studies. After wrestling with concepts introduced by the competition such as population issues [...]

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