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Lilo Klinkenberg Turns Flowers into Sculpture

Lilo Klinkenberg Turns Flowers into Sculpture

It’s just past lunchtime in Berlin when Lilo Klinkenberg finishes doing what she does nearly every morning. “I am looking for a big tree to bring to a shoot next week. So I was outside Berlin looking at trees. It was a lovely start to the day!” She bursts out laughing...
Eric Hu is Designing With Intention

Eric Hu is Designing With Intention

Eric Hu is in his element when he welcomes me into his Brooklyn studio. Dressed all in black, the creative director and typographer walks me through his white-walled space with quiet determination until we find ourselves inside a room so full of niche books and...
Lebanese Designer Najla El Zein Lets Stone Tell the Story

Lebanese Designer Najla El Zein Lets Stone Tell the Story

It’s early morning on the northwest side of Amsterdam when Najla El Zein packs up her bicycle and pedals the short distance from her home to her sculpture studio. There, inside the airy space, she is making sense of the world with her hands in clay, making models for...
Kathy Kuo Home: How to Design a Loft Nursery

Kathy Kuo Home: How to Design a Loft Nursery

“I love working on nursery projects,” says Kathy Kuo, CEO of Kathy Kuo Home. “It’s a space where you can play out all your childhood fantasies for your newborn, and take risks that you wouldn’t typically take in the rest of the home.” Earlier this year Kathy...
mmcité on Making the Pixel Seating System

mmcité on Making the Pixel Seating System

When David Karásek looked around the mmcité warehouse at stacks upon stacks of wooden cutoffs—scraps so small other manufacturers would throw them out—he knew something beautiful could be built from them. He just wasn’t sure what. The sustainable street furniture...
Kingston Custom on Building Air-Cooled BMWs

Kingston Custom on Building Air-Cooled BMWs

After a 230-plus trophy career racing motocross Dirk Oehlerking changed the format of his passion for motorcycles—he went from racing them to customizing them. Since 1985, when he became the German champion and went to the World Cup in Spain, he’s built Harleys,...
Ying Gao Captures Emotion with Interactive Fashion

Ying Gao Captures Emotion with Interactive Fashion

In the 1980s, when conformity was the rule of law in China, young Ying Gao got a glimpse of deviation from the norm at a Yves Saint Laurent exhibition in Beijing. “At that time I didn’t know what was beautiful, elegant, refined. I didn’t know that vocabulary, but what...

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