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Ikawa

Ikawa

A nifty contemporary coffee roaster Ikawa, which means coffee in Kirundi, and first digital micro-roaster is now available. With the success of founders Andrew Stordy and Rombout Frieling’s kickstarter campaign, roasting your own coffee beans is made possible, enabling you to adjust the temperature, air flow, and roast duration to experiment and bring...
Black Optical

Black Optical

Black Optical launched their fall campaign harking to Cecil Beaton’s work. Black Optical is an eyewear retailer hailing from Tulsa, Oklahoma that carries a fine collection of optical and sunglasses.
Nouvelle Administration

Nouvelle Administration

Montréal based graphic design studio Nouvelle Administration crafted a brand for Objets Mécaniques that contemplates its carefully handmade lifestyle products. Their simple and contemporary identity and collaterals reflect the company’s slow design laboratory approach produced with reclaimed materials in modern design.  
Building Block

Building Block

The intent of each product is to clear away conventional standards of luxury by magnifying what is essential and editing out excess. Through the exploration of materials and forms, Building Block suggests a minimalist alternative to accessories, finding continual inspiration in returning to square one. Building Block is a multi-medium...
Faculty Department

Faculty Department

Faculty Department‘s long awaited inaugural issue is now available in their site and in selected shops. This book is a collection of stories from the travels of photographer Justin Chung that explores the intimate process between an artist and inspiration from daily living. Stories from thirteen individuals who share their passion...
The Bloke Chair

The Bloke Chair

The Bloke Chair is a charity project by Toko. The chair was designed for the single bloke in mind, designers came together to create a reinterpretation of Hans J. Wegner’s ‘CH 33’ chair, bringing a unique combination of 14 Australian and New Zealand icons and an awareness of 14 charities. This event is set...
Laura Pannack

Laura Pannack

British photographer Laura Pannack explores her relationship with the subjects and documents her intimate understanding through honest portraiture. She is a firm believer that “time, trust and understanding is the key to portraying subjects truthfully”, and as such, many of her projects develop over several years. Her particular approach allows a...
Wai Lin Tse

Wai Lin Tse

Wai Lin Tse‘s photographs reflect a keen interest in color and pattern, especially on colorful interiors and fabrics. Lin Tse is based in Barcelona and Stockholm.
This is Paper Inaugural Issue

This is Paper Inaugural Issue

I have long been a reader of ThisisPaper, a site filled with wonderfully curated stories and now they are publishing their first printed magazine: Inaugural Issue, a more tactile creation containing stories. However, to move the publication forward, this ad-free magazine needs to gain at least 250 orders to cover...
Pantograph

Pantograph

  Three beautiful utilitarian typefaces from StudioMakgill, available through Colophon.
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Only

Only

Digital design and branding agency Only was recently founded by siblings Managing Director Daniel Tweedle and Matthew Tweddle as the Creative Director. They are based in Leeds, United Kingdom.
Jessica Tremp

Jessica Tremp

Photographer Jessica Tremp has a myriad of portraits that explores stories behind its subjects and often results in unorthodox and sometimes playful exposition. Tremp was born in Perth, Australia then lived in Switzerland and has come back to Australia with a sense of romantic and mystic view of nature. This seems to reflect on her work, with this she...
Connected Apps

Connected Apps

Sydney based Zé Studio created the identity for start-up technology company Connected Apps and developed an algorithm to better connect the audience to their clients.
Sentinels

Sentinels

Paul Murphy photographs called Sentinels are captivating mountain ranges from the sea side or arid landscapes stand majestic rock formations that look as if wind and water has carved out faces on its surfaces. Murphy is from Northern Ireland and currently based in London.    
Kill the Idea Killers

Kill the Idea Killers

Independent design studio Solo from Barcelona made an editorial newspaper for an advertising agency Poko to showcase an idea that there are “idea killers” in the workplace that hinders creativity.
Faculty Department

Faculty Department

Faculty Department‘s long awaited inaugural issue is now available in their site and in selected shops. This book is a collection of stories from the travels of photographer Justin Chung that explores the intimate process between an artist and inspiration from daily living. Stories from thirteen individuals who share their passion from Parisian café founder Thomas...
Re-Store

Re-Store

Re-Store is a vintage online shop founded in 2012 by Franziska Greiner and Markus John. Their shop holds carefully selected garments with timeless pieces. The fall and winter collection was shot by German photographer Zara Pfeifer in the streets of Vienna, Berlin, and Copenhagen. We offer a range of designer clothes, but rather focusing on cut, fabrics and quality...
Nourished Journal

Nourished Journal

Nourished Journal has just launched their second edition and is available on the 15th of December. Some features include Nike Global Concept Director Kristin Reiter, Steve Schwartz from Art of Tea, the importance of being mindful, Pippa Vosper talks travel, how to make your own smudge wands, Benah founder Brenda Briand, and a recipe for...
How To Amuse Onself

How To Amuse Onself

Gift Guide Instead of appealing to the latest tech gears this time of year, here are a few selected games to occupy the keen mind players and lawn gamers meant to get them on their feet, for gatherings throughout the year. Find more interesting board games on my gift guide, something for the whole family.
Norwegian Passport

Norwegian Passport

The work of Design Studio Neue has been circulating the net lately who won the design entry conducted by the National Police and Criminal Investigation Service of Norway. The passport was contemporary, but its concept rooted in its identity presented through its Norwegian landscapes. The nice tones used on paper can turn into a night scene when shown under UV...
Anaise

Anaise

New Fall/Winter editorial from Anaise photographed by Brian Ferry with artist Claire Cottrell.
The Bloke Chair

The Bloke Chair

The Bloke Chair is a charity project by Toko. The chair was designed for the single bloke in mind, designers came together to create a reinterpretation of Hans J. Wegner’s ‘CH 33’ chair, bringing a unique combination of 14 Australian and New Zealand icons and an awareness of 14 charities. This event is set to bring in bidders from...
Joseph Staples

Joseph Staples

Sexual Love is a series by Joseph Staples. Staples works with found imagery and printmaking to create his collage. This series is comparable to the marble sculpture by French sculptor Auguste Rodin Le Baiser or The Kiss, where the couple is intertwined in a passionate embrace. The naked marble bodies are abstracted and strips of the...
Albam

Albam

Albam, a British clothing line for men, has recently published a series of portraits with photographer John Spinks. A project that was meant to be a lookbook for this fall season naturally turned into a portrait series. Instead of using models, they photographed close friends, fellow artists and designers involved with the company and who also wear...
Sea Chair

Sea Chair

Our oceans have been accumulating plastic waste since the production of synthetic polymers. These non-biodegradable materials finds its way into the ocean and in time collected by the ocean’s currents or gyres. It is estimated that 46,000 pieces of plastic per square kilometer fill the world’s oceans, and sadly some of these materials are found in...
Guide To London

Guide To London

There’s been a new print from David Ehrenstråhle and it is available on his My Guide To site.
Wiktoria Szawiel

Wiktoria Szawiel

Wiktoria Szawiel, a Polish designer residing in Netherlands and Portugal, designed these collections of wicker chair furniture and basket weave. Szawiel’s deliberate use of broken rattan encased in resin encourages us to see beyond its delicate appearance and see the ‘landscape within’. It’s opaque material enables us to see the contrast of the dark skin and its...
Brian Persico

Brian Persico

Born and bred New York designer Brian Persico keeps a studio in Brooklyn where he produces wood and metal tools and furnitures using traditional methods of manufacturing which makes his pieces more personal and unique from the mass produced homewares.
Casa Virginia

Casa Virginia

The classical branding for restaurant Casa Virginia by Savvy Studio struck me as somewhat different from their gallery of work which was often modern. The restaurant’s identity was a nod to the reinterpretation of Mexico in the 1920s. Savvy’s design is as always effortlessly elegant and every detail was given meticulous care. We encompass Casa Virginia as the...
Danielle Suzanne

Danielle Suzanne

Toronto based photographer Danielle Suzanne was recently featured in Intern Magazine who caught sight of this newly graduate from Ryerson University. Suzanne is the editor-in-chief for the biannual print magazine Zeum and provides fashion photographs for other editorial magazines. She is now an intern for Elle Magazine in Canada.