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Abigail Honor on Designs that Transport People into New Worlds

Abigail Honor on Designs that Transport People into New Worlds

As designers around the globe adapt to new creative realities at home, Abigail Honor, CEO and founding partner of Lorem Ipsum, and her team are preparing to take audiences elsewhere. In two new projects—a museum on Zoya Kosmodemyanskaya and an exhibition on the future...

2020 Low Rider S: Behind the Design with Harley-Davidson

2020 Low Rider S: Behind the Design with Harley-Davidson

It was 1977. At the Consumer Electronics Show, then held in Chicago, the world’s first personal computer, the Commodore PET, was announced. Apple Computer was incorporated. Star Wars hit the movie theaters, and Harley-Davidson released the very first Low Rider...

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The Best of KBIS 2020

The Best of KBIS 2020

We covered a lot—and I mean a lot—of ground at this year’s Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) in Las Vegas. Beyond all of the glitz and glimmer the city has to offer we found even more fine, shiny things inside the Las Vegas Convention Center. The industry’s...

The Best of CES 2020

The Best of CES 2020

CES, “the global stage for innovation,” attracted more than 170,000 attendees this year in Las Vegas. The event hosted more than 4,500 exhibitors over 2.9 million square feet in a seemingly never-ending ocean of gadgets both practical and ridiculous. Smart home...

Highlights From This Year’s SCOPE Art Fair

Highlights From This Year’s SCOPE Art Fair

At the pavilion where Ocean Drive and 18th Street meet, SCOPE Miami Beach returned this year for its 19th edition. SCOPE never disappoints those who want to see cutting edge art, but this year, it pushed the envelope even more. Everywhere you turned, SCOPE had great...

REI’s Kingdom 6 Takes Great Design Outdoors

REI’s Kingdom 6 Takes Great Design Outdoors

REI is known for practical equipment and sharp looks, and the latest Kingdom 6 tent lives up to that and then some. “It takes a lot to decide it’s time to update an already popular product. It’s not a decision we take lightly,” says Chris Pottinger, lead designer for...

Is the VanMoof Electrified S2 the Perfect City Bike?

Is the VanMoof Electrified S2 the Perfect City Bike?

“When we started thinking about the Electrified S2, founder Ties Carlier and I tried to understand car users in a city context. We talked a lot about something that is as easy to leave on the streets as a car without needing a big lock. Something that makes you not...

6 Creatives on What They Wish They Knew Years Earlier

6 Creatives on What They Wish They Knew Years Earlier

1. I’d wish I’d known succinctly that hard work would pay off. I was frustrated by the perceived ghosts you’d hear about. I thought you needed glowing accreditations and prestigious college degrees and a host of frivolities like “good looks” and “family money” and...

Rob Zilla on Making the Leap to Full-time Freelance

Rob Zilla on Making the Leap to Full-time Freelance

Self-described “vector art monster” Robert Generette III, aka Rob Zilla, taught for 20 years, most recently photography, before quitting to freelance full-time in the DC area, having worked repeatedly with mega clients like the NBA, ESPN, Xbox, and Adobe. “I was...

How Kevin Hunter Helped to Reinvent the Toyota Supra

How Kevin Hunter Helped to Reinvent the Toyota Supra

“No more boring cars.” This is the mandate of Akio Toyoda, president of Toyota Motor Corporation and great grandson of Kiichiro Toyoda, father of the Japanese industrial revolution. It’s a simple sentence from a powerful person. Toyota is the world’s largest automobile manufacturer and the 10th largest company in the world. But what happens when boring is the enemy?

6 Design Pieces We’re Using to Style the Perfect Reading Place

6 Design Pieces We’re Using to Style the Perfect Reading Place

Magazine Holder by Paul McCobb Designed for Fritz Hansen Fritz Hansen Head of Design Christian Andresen calls this piece a no-fuss design object from the ’50s—one that continues to resonate. “McCobb was always playing with contrast, which you see here between the...

Karim Rashid on Designing for a Future Where We Own Nothing

Karim Rashid on Designing for a Future Where We Own Nothing

When prolific industrial designer Karim Rashid arrives at the office, he heads straight for a strong latte (or two) before answering emails and getting started on the many things on his to-do list, from meeting with studio managers and assistants to doing his own...

Signature Hardware on How Minimalist Design Makes Tranquil Spaces

Signature Hardware on How Minimalist Design Makes Tranquil Spaces

As the bathroom increasingly becomes a place of refuge—a quiet zone to unwind without distraction—more consumers are seeking calm, inviting design to complement it. No matter who you are, you spend a lot of your life in the bathroom. “Why not make it a pleasant place...

Canva CEO Melanie Perkins on Learning, Leading, and Self-Care

Canva CEO Melanie Perkins on Learning, Leading, and Self-Care

Melanie Perkins was studying at the University of Western Australia when she dropped out to build her first company. She’s since cofounded Canva, which more than 18 million people in 190 countries use every month to design. Canva has repeatedly been named the best...