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How the Cosmic Paintings of Umar Rashid Tell a Deeper Story

How the Cosmic Paintings of Umar Rashid Tell a Deeper Story

“I’ve always considered myself an amateur historian, especially as a Black American in the US, where histories are very conflated,” says artist Umar Rashid. “It’s not like, ‘Hey, I’m Irish.’ Nobody really knows where they come from. In the case of African-Americans...
Miminat Shodeinde Designs Furniture as Sculpture

Miminat Shodeinde Designs Furniture as Sculpture

“Just enjoy it.” That’s what furniture designer Mimi Shodeinde tells people when they ask of her designs, “What’s that for?” The 26-year-old lives in London’s South Kensington district, working from a two-floor apartment where she dreams up furniture more akin to...
Inside the 2K1M Fai Collection

Inside the 2K1M Fai Collection

Naji Mourani spends his days sketching outside on his Toronto terrace, papers and samples spread out all around him. For him it’s a place where he can be alone and get creative. “It’s nothing fancy, but it’s bright and cheerful and it gets me focused,” he says. As an...
Dave Mucci and the Art of Custom Motorcycle-Building

Dave Mucci and the Art of Custom Motorcycle-Building

Pre-COVID, we had ridden close to 2,000 rugged miles through Vietnam, from dense cities, choked on crazed scooter riders, to pastoral rice fields sprinkled with farm animals. Our group—which included custom motorcycle builder Dave Mucci—spent two weeks hurling a fleet...
Inside Top Phone Booth Design with SilentLab

Inside Top Phone Booth Design with SilentLab

In the age of COVID, having more independent workspaces may be more important than ever. Jaroslav Vendl, CEO at SilentLab, a Prague-based firm specializing in soundproof office pods, has had many recent discussions with teams like those at JLL, Cushman &...