PARIS DESIGN WEEK, SEPT 2015: The Glass Calendar

Le Royal Monceau - Raffles Paris + Ruinart + Hubert le Gall

    Paris Design Week just wrapped up, and with it we dive into D’s reviews – sharing the very best of what was on show. Easing our way into what will be a full week of coverage, we begin with Le Royal Monceau – Raffles Paris who participated in the design festivities by serving hostread ON

BELLERBY & CO: Creating Beautiful Worlds

Bellerby & Co. Globe Makers

    They say the best businesses solve a problem, and such is the case with Peter Bellerby’s specialty globe making company. Founded in 2008, Bellerby & Co. Globemakers’ story began with a relentless search by Peter Bellerby for a globe for his father’s 80th birthday. Finding himself faced with two unsatisfying options – purchaseread ON

BURSTING WITH LIFE: Aldo Bakker’s Design-Art

Aldo Bakker

    Self described “control freak”, 44 year old Amsterdam-based Aldo Bakker’s artistic designs have only come into the limelight within the past 5-10 years. As he explained in an interview with dwell in 2012, each design takes a long time and it is not unusual for him to spend years refining a form.  read ON

‘CYMATICS’ – At The Intersection of Music & Matter

Cymatics by Nigel Stanford

    In 2013, inspired by cymatics – the study of sound waves and their visual representations, New Zealand-based musician Nigel Stanford set out to bring physical form to his sound stylings. To assist him in his endeavor, Nigel tapped film director Shahir Daud, and together through a series of science-based experiments the two translatedread ON

The Amazing Hanbok in Shades of Traditional & Modern

Hanbok - Traditional Korean Dress

    Unlike the well known Japanese kimono and Chinese qipao, the Korean hanbok has enjoyed little recognition, especially in western circles, until recent years. Hanbok in Korean literally means Korean clothing. However, the term is most often used to refer to the traditional garb style that evolved over the Joseon period (circa 1392-1910). Today,read ON

MARBELOUS: Reinventing a Centuries-Old Craft

Marbelous Wood by Pernille Snedker Hansen

    Copenhagen-based artist/designer Pernille Snedker Hansen is redefining the centuries old craft of marbling by blowing up its traditional small-scale applications (frequently used in book binding) and applying them to large scale environments. Pernille’s art is built drop by drop as she floats color across the surface of a small pool of water – watchingread ON

CALCULATED BEAUTY: Peng Wang’s Fibonacci Shelf

Fibonacci Shelf by Peng Wang

    The Fibonacci Shelf by Peng Wang of Utopia Architecture & Design pulls upon the most ubiquitous and fascinating pattern of numbers in all of mathematics – the Fibonacci sequence. The sequence itself is a simple one, beginning with a zero or one, with each number in the sequence equaling the sum of theread ON