Author
Marina Esmeraldo

  • Mandarin natural Chocolate
    The branding for Mandarin natural Chocolate focuses primarily on one key information about chocolate — the cacao intensity, showcased by a gradient 10-dot bar that immediately yet subtly notes whether the chocolate is 60, 80 or 100% cacao. Equally brief, the reverse of the packet stylishly informs the consumer of other key production facts. Conceived […]
  • Native Union Marble Collection
    Cosmopolitan luxury brand Native Union has recently unveiled an innovative, unique collection of mobile accessories that feature real marble as its prominent material. The Marble Collection is an expanding line of marble tech accessories that currently encompasses three products: CLIC, DOCK and NIGHT. CLIC Marble is an incredibly light, nimble iPhone 6 case made with a […]
  • A Wall Grid
    Crisp, clean lines and a satisfying, golden ratio-like play on geometry and precision are the key features of this Wall Grid stocked by London-based studio and shop Present & Correct. The grid comes in two different sizes, large (rounded: 71x30cm) and small (square: 42x30cm). Made from laser-cut smoked oak, they are a beautiful, elegant and characterful […]
  • Movement in Stone
    Born in Cairo, Egypt, Italy-based Armen Agop creates stone sculptures that delve deeply into the pursuit of purity of form. Deriving from nature and memory, taking inspiration from dunes in the desert, his work is guided by his upbringing in Egypt. His material of choice creates an interesting balance, capturing the flowing energy of the […]
  • Margaret Howell Invites
    British fashion designer Margaret Howell has worked successfully in both men’s and women’s wear for nearly four decades, with a reputation for her take on fashion staples such as the shirt, lace-up shoe, duffle coat and trench coat, creating timeless, androgynous garments that marry traditional styles with modern appeal. In nearly a decade-long collaboration, London-based […]
  • AILE Lamp
    Delicate and light, AILE is a desk lamp created by Ferréol Babin, a French independent designer based in Treviso, Italy. AILE is an impeccable prototype, made of aluminium, carbon fibre, paper and LEDs, and can be powered by both mains and USB plug. A flat LED source is hidden under the curved dome, made of paper, and […]
  • Black Merino 2
    The result of a fascination with continuity, longevity and timelessness, Black Merino 2 is the third collection from the stylish Polish apparel brand THISISNON. Incorporating high-tech thermo insulation for better comfort, the collection is a true embodiment of THISISNON’s manifesto—simple, perfectly tailored clothes for everyday life. The brand offers only a few essential pieces and encourages respect for natural resources […]
  • Jennifer Cheng
    Currently based out of Toronto, Jennifer Cheng creates beautifully simple, elegant images. Mainly showcased on her Instagram account, her work is an interesting blend between urban photography and fashion editorials. Her background as a graphic design student comes into prominent play in her photographs — she has a keen eye for negative space, colour and balanced compositions. […]
  • Table Tennis
    London–based photographer Bruno Drummond embarked on a curious experiment this summer. Interested in the behavioural similarity between disparate moving elements — like liquids, and hundreds of table tennis balls — Drummond had 1,500 ping pong balls shipped from China for a photographic project. He set about making photographs, showing hundreds of balls the moment they were thrown or dropped from height. The images […]
  • Chiyome FW15
    New York City-based women’s accessories brand Chiyome is launching their new Fall/Winter ’15 collection this September. Paying rigorous attention to minimalist design and materiality, the new collection is inspired by fine art and structural innovation. A study of varied texture, they analyse lush surfaces in contemporary art to define a collection that invites touch — a luxe material awakening. […]
  • Roma by Roni Stretch
    Roma is a series of astonishing oil paintings by British artist Roni Stretch that experiment with the limits of perception: Viewing them is akin to adjusting one’s eyes in a darkened room. Images gradually appear as fields of solid colour, seen again from another angle, the same forms recede, swallowed by their backgrounds. The LA-based […]
  • Studio AH–HA
    Lisbon–based communication & graphic design Studio AH—HA have been quietly and elegantly making waves since its establishment by Portuguese designers Carolina Cantante and Catarina Carreiras in 2011. Godfathered by French designer Sam Baron, and Benetton’s research centre Fabrica, the duo have been adding their beautifully unique, characterful and simple vision to a very diverse range of projects in a […]