Inside a High-End Handmade Carpet Production Workshop

We often think of craftspeople as lone artisans toiling in solitude, so it’s neat to see an ages-old craft that requires the cooperation of multiple craftspeople working side by side and collaborating on the same workpiece. Here we get a…

Parted Ceramic Mouths and Clenched Hands Enliven Tea Sets by Ronit Baranga

“Tea Party,” all images provided by Ronit Baranga Sculptor Ronit Baranga (previously here and here) produces figurative ceramic works that combine human characteristics with inanimate objects such as teacups, saucers, and plates. Open mouths are placed at the center of cups and…

Artery Residence: A Home in Kansas City Designed for an Art Collector’s Extensive Collection

When two contemporary art collectors in Kansas City, Missouri, wanted to build a new house to exhibit their extensive collection, they looked to Hufft to make it happen. The couple had been collecting art, including paintings, photography, and sculpture, over…

Studio 7.5 on the Design of Herman Miller's New Cosm Chair

Herman Miller looks like they may have knocked it out of the seating park again, this time with their new Cosm chair: The Cosm was designed by the Berlin-based design firm Studio 7.5, the same firm behind previous Herman Miller…

2 Painfully Dangerous Sacrifices Women Used to Do for Beauty

People are strange indeed. They are seldom satisfied with what they are, how they look and with what they’ve got. They have this urge of having more, becoming someone else, dressing in particular ways in order to get acceptance. This…

How Ford Lost the First Mustang Ever Made—and What They Had to Do to Get it Back

Car fans, here’s a story you can tell your friends at the bar. When Ford first designed their iconic Mustang, which was set to debut in April of 1964 as a model year 1965 car, they initially produced a limited…

Studio davidpompa Expands Cantera Rosa and Copper Ambra Lighting Collection

Last year Mexican design brand Studio davidpompa released the Ambra collection of lighting that included a table lamp and wall lamp made of cantera rose and copper. Now, they’ve unveiled the latest member of the family – the Ambra pendant…

Airstream Launches Ultra-Luxury Camper Van That Fits Into a Parking Space

The legendary company Airstream might be known for their quirky 1950s-era trailers, but they’ve continued to reinvent themselves over their long tenure. They’ve since created contemporary mobile homes that can trek off-road or depart on spontaneous adventures—and beyond. But not everyone wants…

Holbein the Younger, the Ambassadors

Hans Holbein the Younger, The Ambassadors, 1533, oil on oak, 207 x 209.5 cm (The National Gallery, London). View this work up close on the Google Art Project.. Created by Beth Harris and Steven Zucker.

mickalene thomas

Oh my word… all hail New York based artist Mickalene Thomas. Patterns, women, jewels, glitter, more patterns! All of her work is so rich, not only with visual treats, but also with power and meaning. Here is a perfect description found…

The BMW Vision iNext Concept Backseat

The BMW launched the electric powered i3 in 2013, and the pug-shaped high-roof hatchback proved immediately popular amongst urban drivers used to navigating narrow streets and perpetually challenged by scant parking. But the i3 wasn’t an island unto itself, always…

Every Cat Owner Should See This Campaign To “End The Cat Nudity”

Creators of the card game Exploding Kittens, Elan Lee and Shane Small, have teamed up with webcomic Matthew Inman of The Oatmeal for a noble mission – end the cat nudity. Unlike the catchy mission plan suggests, the project is…

Abstract Patterns Emerge from Iceland’s Colorful Topography in Aerial Photographs by Stas Bartnikas

Moscow-based photographer Stas Bartnikas captures landscapes from above. This perspective presents an abstracted view of the scenes below, turning mountains, waterfalls, and streams into compositional elements that provide color or texture. Bartnikas refers to his works as “aero-art,” and intends to capture…

This Raccoon Scaled a Building and … JUMPED from the Ninth Story!

DAREDEVIL RACCOON: Incredible video shows a raccoon climbing roughly nine stories up a building off the Ocean City Boardwalk. It then appears to turn around and jump from the building, spiraling toward the ground. Then it gets up and walks…

The Bamba Collection by Carolina Ortega

Inspired by her native roots in Colombia, industrial designer Carolina Ortega designed The Bamba, a collection of furniture that depicts the traditional art of Colombian weaving. Bamba is an indigenous word for a “majestic tree,” an age-old motif that represents…

Multimedia artist Eilen Itzel Mena explores the survival of Afro-diasporic people 

Bronx-based Eilen Itzel Mena is an Afro-Dominican-American artist practicing across various mediums including poetry, painting, drawing, installation and performance. Her work begins with poetry or illustration and explores important social realities including nature, race, sex and gender in an African…

Vhils x Amnesty International In Lisbon

Vhils recently finished his latest mural in his hometown of Lisbon, created for the 2018 edition of the Iminente festival he founded two years ago. As a result of his collaboration with Amnesty International, the mural is aiming to channel…

25+ Creative Sleeve Tattoo Ideas for Those Who Love Bold Body Art

Photo: Rawpixel.com / Shutterstock Tattoos are said to be addicting. Despite the pain, those who get their first bit of body art are often hungry for more. And as tattoos become an increasingly accepted part of society, these ink enthusiasts…

Public Opinion: Crash Course Government and Politics #33

So today, Craig is finally going to start talking about politics. Now up until this point we’ve specifically been looking at government – that is answering the questions of who, what, and how in relation to policies. But politics is…

Fernando Mastrangelo Curates 2nd Exhibition of Work from Emerging Designers

To mark the opening of his new Brooklyn studio last year, Fernando Mastrangelo curated an exhibition of up-and-coming artists and designers and one year later he’s opened the second edition and it’s called In Good Company / Material Culture. For…