Nicole McLaughlin: The Unconventional Designer Upcycling The Mundane

Self-taught designer Nicole McLaughlin’s simultaneously playful and functional creations have gained viral attention in recent months, accruing her over 125,000 followers on Instagram. Over the past year, the young designer has made footwear and garments out of everything from tennis balls and balloons, to badminton shuttlecocks and packaging beads. Now, McLaughlin has turned the popularity…

Jessi Reaves: Bringing Eccentricity To The Domestic

Hailing from Portland, Oregon, and based in NYC, American artist Jessi Reaves’ practice freely traverses the realms of art and design, smudging the lines between sculpture and furniture. Reaves studied painting at the Rhode Island School of Design, originally joining the celebrated institute to study furniture design before changing her specialism. It was while working…

Meet Gabriel Held, Instagram’s Favourite Fashion Historian

Gabriel Held is the in-demand New York stylist and vintage dealer whose archive is a colourful nod to fashion’s recent history. Held possesses an eye for collecting unique pieces, and his impressive vintage collection is celebrated throughout his popular Instagram account. His curation particularly emphasises the early 2000’s, an era of memorable MTV VMA red…

Hito Steyerl Explores The Implications Of Video Games & Artificial Intelligence On Society

Opening tomorrow, German artist Hito Steyerl’s new project for the Serpentine Galleries deals with questions of power and inequality in society through an environmental lens. The artist often uses a variety of platforms to explore complex ideas like artificial intelligence, capitalism, the digital world, and concepts as diverse as video games and art production. Steyerl…

Yves Tumor: The Illusive Artist Changing Electronic Music

Their given name is Sean Bowie, they were born in Miami, Florida and brought up in Knoxville, Tennessee, and they have an influential presence in the experimental electronic music world. That’s most of what we definitively know about Yves Tumor, the enigmatic music creator who keeps much of their identity under wraps. The artist prefers…

Gaetano Pesce: A Pioneer In Expanding The Intersection Of Art & Design

At the intersection of architecture and fine art sits Gaetano Pesce’s fascinating practice. The Italian-born architect has been a prominent figure in the industrial design world for the past five decades, challenging the norms of the field and creating pieces that combine functionality with idiosyncratic aesthetics. Now based in New York, Pesce continues to create…

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