Back to Memphis: Revival of a 1980s Design Phenomenon

Memphis Group

  Carlton Room Divider by Ettore Sottsass for Memphis (1981). Photo via Phaidon.   Led by Italian architect/designer Ettore Sottsass, Memphis burst onto the Milan design scene in 1981, with a bold at new aesthetic that broke all the rules. The movement began in December of 1980 when Sottsass, then in his 60s, invited a group ofread ON

Mirja Pitkäärt’s Accessories Collection of The Year

Mirja Pitkaart Comb

    Mirja Pitkäärt is an Estonian designer based in Paris. Following her studies in leather design at the Estonian Academy of Arts, and textile design at the University of Applied Arts Vienna – Pitkäärt graduated from the MA Fashion Artefact program at the London College of Fashion (2014). This same year, Pitkäärt received the prestigious Accessoriesread ON

THE LION’S SHARE: London Design Festival 2014

The London Design Festival 2014

    London’s annual Design Festival wrapped up earlier this week and after some serious editing, D has gathered the lion’s share of the cool, beautiful and, at times, quirky finds for your viewing pleasure. Hope you enjoy! Above – Nika Zupanc’s new Trophy Table Lamp for Sé.     The beautiful new Pleat Benchread ON

STRANGE LOVE: An Unexpected Objet d’Art

Ivan Campos Knives

    Today we are veering off the beaten path to appreciate this little gem of a handcrafted knife by Brazilian knifemaker, Ivan Campos. In the spirit of full disclosure, yours truly knows very little about knives – especially those of the non table variety. Regardless, the heart wants what the heart wants and thisread ON

JULY 2014 FAVORITES: D’s Little List of Loves

    CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT   1. PURSE – Tom Ford Leather & Feather Bag ($2,950) – Tom Ford 2. WALL ART – Photograph by Wolfgang Tillmans – 3. BOOKS – F. Scott Fitzgerald Hardbacks (approx. $35, £14.99) – Amazon US, Penguin UK 4. CUTLERY – Malmo Rose Gold Place Setting by Kate Spade ($90) – Bloomingdale’sread ON

PACKAGING CRUSH: Tokyomilk’s Femme Fatale Handcremes

    Arsenic, Bulletproof, Excess, Tainted Love… they say it’s what’s on the inside that counts but today we are all about the outside – the outside packaging that is. Part of perfume maven Margo Elena’s Tokyomilk Dark line of Femme Fatale Handcremes, these 3.4 ounce tubes of dangerous sounding shea butters pack some seriousread ON

Modern Technology Meets Old World Shoe Making

      Melding the best in old world craftsmanship with the ultimate in biomorphic 3D scanning technology, The Left Shoe Company is taking men’s footwear to new heights in comfort and style. The process begins at one of the company’s globally located stores or pop-up shops with what is simply the most accurate and detailedread ON