Strength, beauty and shimmer collide in this most recent collection by Chinese-born artist Hongjiee Yang, who is fascinated by the interconnectedness of nature, culture, and technology. In his latest furniture collection ‘Synthesis Monolith’, the artist and designer explores the interrelation between the natural and the artificial by capturing the metamorphosis...

Washington, D.C. is the home of the U.S. National Arboretum whose mission is to "enhance the economic, environmental, and aesthetic value of ornamental and landscape plants through long-term, multi-disciplinary research, conservation of genetic resources, and interpretative gardens and exhibits." Trahan Architects and Reed Hilderbrand were selected as the designers for...

Jewelry designer Jessica McCormack and Los Angeles-based artists the Haas Brothers add an irreverent edge to fine jewelry with their new collection of bejeweled sculptures. The witty, biomorphic forms synonymous with the work of the Haas Brothers are here interpreted in three Fairy Berry sculptures – set with diamonds, they cut other-worldly silhouettes. ‘We wanted...

Come take a dip with us in this new short film by Greek photographer and visual artist Mariana Bisti, where architecture and the beautiful aesthetics of dance come together for a refreshing escape. ‘The Lap Pool House’ is a creative and provocative exploration of bodies, movement, and space. The piece...

Inspired by “nature, magic, and all things fantastical,” British textile artist Emillie Ferris stitches embroidery designs featuring butterflies, moths, bees, and flowers. She first began embroidering in 2013 and has since developed a style that she calls “needle painting.” Each colorful design is rendered using long and short stitches, similar to paint...

As the COVID-19 pandemic started locking everyone down worldwide,  Vienna-based photographer Horacio Reyes Páez was also going into isolation with his family. After Páez’ suffered a flight cancellation, the visual artist found himself facing an unexpected six months extended stay in his country of birth  Retreating into his family home...

If you’re finding yourself reluctantly glued to your desk or stuck indoors while longing for bits of nature, a micro terrarium just might be the delightful solution. Design studio Level Scapes has created micro terrariums in hopes of alleviating stress while sparking creativity and space optimization in homes and office spaces. The small but...

During 3 Days of Design in Copenhagen last month, Kvadrat presented its fourth edition of Kvadrat’s Design Projects, which enlisted 28 designers to create designs using their Febrik knitted textiles. Knit! came together with the help of curators Anniina Koivu, Jeffrey Bernett, Johanna Agerman Ross, Njusja de Gier, and Renee Merckx who hand-picked designers that...

Continuing the company’s commitment to equity, inclusion, and diversity, Starbucks has opened its first signing store in Japan on June 27, 2020. situated in Kunitachi City, Tokyo, the new coffee shop celebrates deaf culture and sign language through clever design tools and vibrant artwork. The location of the new signing store...

Brazilian photographer Michael Willian explores the unique facets of personality in his captivating images.   First discovering his passion for photography during his studies at the renowned fashion design school Istituto Marangoni in Milan, Willian has gone on to craft an ever-expanding portfolio that embraces both fashion and portrait photography. Particularly inspired...

Through her weaving collection Bouncing Patterns, Juliette Berthonneau imagined modular 3D pleated spacer fabrics that contain absorbing, cushioning, and self-supporting qualities. In her collection, textiles showcase an intricate design while being surprisingly cushioning, absorbent, light, and simultaneously self-supporting. As contradictory as that may sound, Juliette Berthonneau, from France, proves that that...

For your consideration, the minimalist (and uber-cool) Fragment Lights series, by Hayo Gebauer. The table lamps are composed of fragmented and slanted shapes that form primal outlines. Color helps liven the rather austere shapes.     “The resemblance with monumental and industrial silhouettes is opposed by a bright color palette,” explains Gebauer.   Form meets...

One of the most important success factors of websites, web apps, and mobile apps is usability, i.e., how hard, easy, streamlined, engaging, and intuitive is the user interface (UI) and user experience (UX). If we were to boil it down to three primary factors or best practices that interactive designers...

Marmol Radziner Jewelry is a natural extension of the architecture firm Marmol Radziner, which integrates a range of design services, including landscape, interior, exterior, furniture, prefab, and housewares. The same master craftsmen who work on full-scale building details and furniture in the Marmol Radziner metal shop, handcraft rings, bracelets, earrings, and...

Sophistication is defined with decadent gold lame, playful sequins, breathtaking jewels and tantalizing negligée. Join us as we bring back old Hollywood glamour.   TALENTS Fashion Director / Photography: Tania Quintanilla Assistant: Rudy Arocha Stylist: Krista Ynostrosa Intern: Narissa Du Plessis Hair: Robert Lindsey Grimes Makeup: Kelsey James Model: Elizabeth Rachale from The Campbell Agency   Vest with Ostrich Feather Placket by...

Japanese vintage, priestly tunics, and talismanic jewelry make a serene combination. Enjoy these pastoral looks for the wandering soul.   Strongly opposing the hectic pace of life, my uber-talented fashion team created this serene, calm and collected collection. The goal was to provide readers an ethereal sensation; an exploration of otherworldly senses. We...

An indication of the fresh and blossoming season, the guys get an infusion of color while keeping undeniably relaxed.   TALENTS: Fashion Director / Photographer: Tania Quintanilla Stylist: Graham Cumberbatch Hair: Robert Lindsey Grimes Makeup: Kelsey James Model: Trevor Burchett Shirt by Engineered Garments ($163; By George). Shirt by Orley ($395; By George). Pants by Dries Van Noten ($460;...

Dress up in layers of denim, crisp cerulean linens, and casual sweaters. We had tons of fun mixing it up in shades of urban chic blues.   TALENTS: Fashion Director / Photography: Tania Quintanilla Wardrobe: Graham Cumberbatch Hair: Jorge Buccio Makeup: Kelsey James Model: Macaden Arnell from The Campbell Agency   Suit by Tombolini ($1,295; Capra & Cavelli). Stadium...

Since my first year in college, I've been deeply interested in the story and work of Frida Kahlo. I found her paintings, often characterized by autobiographical elements, to be such a fascinating mix of surrealism and her powerful narrative. Her character was instantly engraved in my mind. One of the most...

Let us transport you to the beautiful amazon with vibrant makeup, gorgeous jewels, and shimmering flowers of sapphire, gold, and emerald.   TALENTS Fashion Director / Photographer: Tania Quintanilla Styling: Coral Talavera & Jennifer Swanson Hair: Robert Grimes Makeup: Kelsey James Model: Roxanna Redfoot   Crème Eye Liner in Eggplant Purple ($24; Laura Mercier). Chaos Eyeshadow ($20; Urban Decay)....

Fall fashion gets a jolt of modern. In a whirlwind of unexpected layers, pops of color and playful prints, one can easily get swept away.   TALENTS: Photography: Tania Quintanilla Photo assistant: Rudy Arocha Model: Taylor Lovelace Wardrobe stylist: Graham Cumberbatch Wardrobe assistant: Kathryn Garza Hair Stylist: Ted Sabol-Williams Makeup artist: Clarissa Luna   Green leaf pants by St.John ($695; Julian Gold)....

Sharp, sophisticated and buttoned up: the essentials for the international jet-setter.   Inspired by James Bond (and with the help of a very friendly neighbor who let us borrow his beautiful vintage ride) the fashion team created a highly sophisticated men's shoot. Layered in luxurious pieces carefully selected by our uber-jazzy stylish,...

Trade in less-than-ideal-weather for a chic and sunny setting. Lovely primaries contrast with a gorgeous story of black and white perfection. Pack your bags, eclectics; here's a taste of impeccable style for jet-setters.   TALENTS: Fashion Director / Photographer: Tania Quintanilla Wardrobe: Robert Mitchell Hair: Robert L Grimes Makeup: Kelsey James Model: Breanna Young from Campbell Agency Dress...

With chunky knits and borrowed-from-the-boys tailoring, it's okay to relax those shoulders in the comfiest silhouettes.   TALENTS: Photographer: Tania Quintanilla Wardrobe: Graham Cumberbatch Hair: Robert L Grimes Makeup: Kelsey James Model: Alencia Lewis from Campbell Agency   Pleated Pant by Studio Nicholson ($386; Kick Pleat). Navy top by Studio Nicholson ($386; Kick Pleat). Turtleneck by Ralph Lauren ($425; Julian...