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 [...]


While the term “dog tag” has traditionally applied to either walking pets or identifying casualties of war, now they also refer to wearable universal tools. The simple, straightforward and smartly practical design of Prometheus Design Wear’s Standard Issue Dog Tag Tool is that of a basic closed-end wrench, made of titanium. Described by the PDW as [...]


10 Jul
A curation of personal items that fit into everyday lives

As you may have  already picked up on the punch here, designer Alexander Wang is hustling for the upcoming season. His newest Objects collection is a list of practical, functional and smartly designed items. Included in the fifth installment of the series is a black aluminum water bottle with leather logo-embossed holder (above), the shrewdly dual [...]


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 [...]


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 [...]


Dieter Rams, the product-design mastermind behind four decades of Braun products (and this iconic watch), first published Less, but Better in 1995. Though the book has since gone out of print, the titular phrase has withstood as emblematic of his approach to design. Or better yet, how Rams would say it “Weniger, aber besser”. The classic has now been [...]


5 May
Derived from elements that collect character over time

Design Unsanctioned, inspired by the heritage woven into the historical Brooklyn aesthetic, brings us the Spencer Collection. Using brass, leather and walnut as the tools to represent the Brooklyn surroundings, the collection includes simple, durable utilitarian pieces: a bottle opener, mini bottle opener, key hook and key fob. Created only by local fabricators, the parts [...]

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