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  • Alain de Botton interviews John Pawson
    The London Design Museum invited cultural commentator and philosopher Alain de Botton to interview John Pawson about his current project Plain Space, previous projects and his minimalist approach to design. And yay, the good people of the Design Museum shared a video of the interview. Two beautiful minds interacting, it doesn’t get any better than […]
  • MIN: The New Simplicity in Graphic Design
    Simplicity in design is fairly divisive, often challenged because of how seemingly “easy” it is. Something I quite strongly, disagree with. I was recently introduced to an impeccably curated and insightful book that quashes the minimalism myth. When at its most accomplished, simplified graphic design is so well considered and so well balanced, that it […]
  • BLYSZAK Eyewear
    One shape, two high-end materials and an origin story that is touching and professionally convincing: These are the ingredients of BLYSZAK eyewear, a brand-new line of sunglasses by Andrew Blyszak. Being a successful consultant to niche luxury fashion brands, Andrew Blyszak knew exactly what to do when he realized that he would not find the […]
    2015.06.22Jana Ahrens
  • Common Projects SS15
    Common Projects footwear defines understated luxury and have become synonymous with quiet, clean, simple sneakers. I have been an admirer of the brand for some time now and considering their collection, in particular, their Spring Summer 2015 collection, designed with minimalist sensibilities, it should come as no surprise to see the New York-based brand featured […]
  • RAD by Rad Hourani Collection #11
    With his RTW Collection #11 Rad Hourani artfully underlines his signature style of architectural and pure looks. Besides his honored haute couture line, the Paris based designer with roots in Jordan and Canada now fields a strong additional oeuvre: his own scent Ascent, his RTW line — by the name of RAD by Rad Hourani — and […]
    2015.05.04Jana Ahrens
  • Vibe Johansson SS15
    An exciting balance between Scandinavian minimalism and slightly melancholic drama: that is what Copenhagen based womenswear designer Vibe Johansson light-handedly fuses in her current summer collection. Maybe it’s due to her growing up in the Hamlet city of Elsinor, or maybe she just perfectly manages to integrate the impressions of her extensive travels into her […]
    2015.04.20Jana Ahrens
  • Alex Koutny SS 2015
    South African born fashion designer Alex Koutny already looked back on an extensive career in consulting and working for international luxury brands before he created his namesake label in New York. However, it wasn’t just good experiences that led to this decision. His goal today is to establish a retreat from overly designed and needlessly […]
    2015.01.26Jana Ahrens
  • Shaina Mote FW 2014
    With her LA based eponymous fashion label, designer Shaina Mote sets a new standard in integrating a regenerative quality and versatility to a strong and distinct style. The new and exciting way she creates minimalist silhouettes with multi purpose details might be a result of her very personal approach towards fashion: I work quite intuitively […]
    2014.12.29Jana Ahrens
  • Atifa Rasooli S/S 14
    Copenhagen based fashion designer Atifa Rasooli started her line in 2012 with a collection called messenger of stillness. With her latest designs of Spring/Summer 2014, she keeps on delivering that beautiful message: … I didn’t feel the need of being loud with my collections, I wanted to keep them humble. But yet, with that stillness […]
    2014.08.11Jana Ahrens
  • New Tendency
    Berlin based design studio New Tendency is an outstanding interdisciplinary endeavour following a deeply holistic approach towards furniture and accessories. The collection is a mix of original products and collaborations with selected designers. It is united by clear aesthetics and functional form as well as a consistent production strategy: Every product is crafted regionally. Most of […]
    2014.07.28Jana Ahrens
  • Vedas
    Los Angeles based photographer Nicholas Alan Cope, whose superb book, Whitewash, we featured last year, has again grabbed our attention with another superb photographic series, Vedas. A collaborative project with fellow photographer and designer Dustin Edward Arnold, Vedas — meaning knowledge in Sanskrit — marked their move into fashion imagery through photographing sculptural garments of […]
  • Livia Arena AW14
    Livia Arena is a Melbourne based lawyer-turned-designer who brought her namesake label to life in 2010. Since the very first collection she committed herself to advocating natural fabrics such as silk, linen and wool, while keeping the silhouettes of the outfits straight and compelling in a very smart way. Her design is without frills while […]
    2014.05.05Jana Ahrens
  • The Row AW14
    Longing to bring some of the tradition and attitude of Saville Row back to New York, Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen named their Fashion Brand THE ROW. Under this simple name they create relaxed and timeless collections with a love for minimalistic silhouettes. Their style very much emphasizes the choice of fine fabrics and carefully constructed […]
    2014.02.24Jana Ahrens
  • Porcelain Lamp
    Dutch designers Studio WM have created a series of porcelain pendant lamps that operate on a pulley system inspired by shipyards in Rotterdam. Keeping the available colors solid and the design of whole system minimal and clearly functional, this series has been exhibited in one of many Lightness in Lines presentations by the studio, including the […]
    2012.12.31Adele Lim
  • Olympic Rings of Infographics
    A simple yet elegant infographics project titled oceaniaeuropeamericasafricaasia by advertising creative Gustavo Sousa embodies more than just the intention of spreading awareness on global issues. It challenges our own knowledge of current affairs and assumptions of design and colors. Using the Olympic symbol of the 5 colored circles aptly in time with the 2012 summer games in […]
    2012.08.06Adele Lim
  • LaCucinaAlessi
    LaCucinaAlessi by Valcucine and Alessi is a new, one-piece kitchen designed by Dutch architect Wiel Arets, as a single, sculptural object. The piece has minimal lines, rounded edges and corners; none of the joints are visible. As Alberto Alessi explains, the typical features of Wiel Arets’s design approach are firmly in evidence: …the tendency for the parts […]
  • Pirelli Calendar 2012
    With the theme of natural feminine beauty, the 2012 Pirelli Calendar was unveiled this week in New York. This edition features Mario Sorrenti‘s work (the first italian photographer chosen in the history of the 47-year old italian calendar), who deliberately chose to not portray the models in an ‘obviously’ sexy fashion, as claimed by him […]
  • 60s 606 is 50
    In 1960, when he was just 28, Dieter Rams designed the 606 Universal Shelving System for Vitsoe. Their New York store is currently celebrating its 50th anniversary in the form of an exhibition called 60s 606 is 50. In Dwell’s interview with Dieter Rams and Vitsoe’s managing director Mark Adams, Rams described the product by […]
    2011.06.07Adrian Clement