Created for Summit LA18, commissioned by Mercedes-Benz EQ and curated by COOL HUNTING, GERONIMO‘s The Mirrored Forest included nine inflated, recycled nylon trees installed in a Downtown LA alley. For a few days, the narrow urban space (also the entrance to Summit) was overgrown with the 10- to 30-foot sculptures that offered both whimsy and shade for the 3,000+ attendees. We visited GERONIMO aka Jihan Zencirli in her studio during the project’s development to learn more about the inspiration for this departure from her known and fantastical outpouring of round latex balloons
When Knoll was looking for a design partner to collaborate on a collection of furniture that suited modern work styles and environments “there was only one person to call, and that was David Rockwell,” says Benjamin Pardo, Knoll’s Creative Director. Two very different sensibilities that may at first not seem like the most obvious partnership leverage the design firm’s expertise in theater, play, co-working and hospitality with the furniture company’s impeccable craftsmanship and creative freedom. The result is Rockwell Unscripted, a collection that fits in between the more traditional working and meeting spaces in most offices.
Today in Frankfurt, ahead of the IAA Motor Show, Mercedes-Benz presented their latest concept. The Intelligent Aerodynamic Automobile concept (or IAA, cheekily) is a study in the balance of beauty and aerodynamics, solved though a transforming shape.
While traveling through Thailand, we discovered the Jesada Technik Museum in a small town outside of Bangkok. Home to over 500 vehicles including double-decker buses, airplanes, helicopters and scooters, the museum’s most unique attraction is the vast collection of microcars. Also known as “bubble cars,” these refrigerator-sized automobiles were built small due to limitations in materials and resources in Europe following World War II
During our recent venture to Bangkok, we stopped by the home and latest exhibition of Thai artist Nino Sarabutra. Sarabutra showed us her portfolio of work, mostly consisting of porcelain sculptures, that lives throughout her house and garden
Designed by MB&F, Starfleet Machine is engineered and crafted by L’Epée 1839, Switzerland’s only remaining specialized high-end clock manufacture, founded in 1839. Starfleet Machine is modeled after an intergalactic spaceship, featuring hours and minutes, double retrograde seconds and power reserve indicator. The highly visible, exceptionally finished in-house movement boasts a remarkable power reserve of 40 days
Stuart Parr’s expansive collection of vintage Italian motorcycles is a sight to see, so we took a trip to 285 Madison Avenue in New York City where Parr is currently exhibiting a selection of his beautiful bikes. While there, renowned motorcycle historian Ian Falloon gave us a rundown of the design and engineering behind the mechanical masterpieces.
Founded by Chris Williams and Jeff Schroeder, Union Surfboards is a small custom board company based in Brooklyn, NY.
Drawing inspiration from the neon mania of surrounding Las Vegas, NV, artist Tim Bavington does’t shy away from bold colors.
Confederate Motorcycles prides themselves on using extremely considerate design to transform their bikes into super-charged, sculptural masterpieces.