Long Reads

Food as Art, Comfort and Cultural Comment

By Chieri Higa

Art collective Comfort Ball have turned their irritation with all the cultural stereotyping they were experiencing as Asians in Europe into material for their art. But what started as a […]

BRANDING FASHION FAKE IS NOT ALWAYS (ANYMORE)

Words by Sara Kaufman

Fashion makes us happy – it’s an effect, an emotion, a story. Despite its ongoing negatives, Covid-19 will hopefully usher in change for the fashion industry – already teetering with […]

Falling In Love – Technology and the Human

By Sabine Himmelsbach, Ariane Koek, Angelique Spaninks

Emotions are core to human experience. Love them or hate them, they influence the directions our individual lives and society take. In the 21st century, technology really started engaging with […]

Research & Realities

THE R’s—REASEARCH AND REALITIES, Benjamin McMillan

BIO: Benjamin McMillan is a recent graduate of the graphic design department at ArtEZ Arnhem, the Netherlands. His current work investigates the intersection between machine-minds and design. PROJECT: Full Auto […]

Aesthetics of Exclusion

Gentrification and datafication come together in Beach Umbrella, one of the projects by design research group Aesthetics of Exclusion. Taking the project’s location in Seoul as an example, founder Sjoerd ter Borg explains how computer vision becomes a kind of fortune-teller.

What’s Going On?

The artist duo of Arvid&Marie are currently working on a research project called Forms of Hidden Intent and one of its central tenants is the question: how do we understand technologies whose appearance no longer communicates anything about their inner-worlds? Time to talk.

Productivity

Earth to Sky by Doshi Levien

‘I was thinking about what attracts me to fine craftsmanship. How beautifully made details, revealing the work of a skilled hand, become a powerful expression of human endeavour,’ says Jonathan […]

Plusminus by Stefan Diez for Vibia

The simple strap that holds luggage in place on a car roof rack or a bicycle carrier has been the inspirational starting point for a new series of lamps by […]

Gioia by Andrea Anastasio for Foscarini

The composition of the Gioia lamp both conceals and reveals the wonders within: a marble structure placed at the centre of a transparent Perspex disk, joined by a single ring, […]

Cyanometer by Marjan van Aubel for Swarovski

As winner of the Designer of the Future in 2017, Marjan van Aubel created Cyanometer in collaboration with Swarovski´s crystal experts and Design Miami. It displays solar cells behind Swarovski’s […]