5 Highly Collectible Fashion x Art Collaborations To Shop This Month

The longstanding love affair between artists and designers is nothing new, with iconic collaborations like Piet Mondrian and Yves Saint Laurent’s graphic dresses and Elsa Schiaparelli and Salvador Dalí’s prolific collaborative relationship setting standards high. Taking a closer look at some recent examples of this tradition, spanning diverse garments and accessories from the past decade,…

The Instagram Account Revelling In The Beauty Of Morocco’s Past

Instagram account @moroccovintage_ is a photo library devoted to representing unique historical narratives from the North African nation of Morocco. A country with a rich culture and civilisation, through Morocco’s history, it has hosted many diverse peoples, and all of those civilisations have naturally helped shape the country’s social structures and cultural landscape. Exploring the…

A History Of Hausa Architecture

The Hausa are the largest ethnic group in West and Central Africa made up of a diverse but culturally homogeneous people, predominantly based in the Sahelian and savannah areas of southern Niger and northern Nigeria. Today, with close to 82 million descendants and significant indigenised populations spread across Benin, Cameroon, Ivory Coast, Chad, Sudan, Republic…

Temples Of Books: Magnificent Libraries Around The World

Repositories of knowledge, sites of learning, and sources of inspiration and connection, libraries are much more than collections of books. Among the world’s most inclusive and democratic places, they are exemplary instances of architecture that represent the societies that built them. Berlin-based publishing house gestalten’s latest title, Temples of Books, celebrates the world’s oldest and…

6 Architecture Graduates Reimagining The Future Of The City

London is home to a number of outstanding and forward-thinking architecture schools, among them, the Bartlett School of Architecture, the Architectural Association, and the Royal College of Art, to name a few. While cities become increasingly overcrowded and the pandemic has shed a new light on the need for space, and resources are spread increasingly…

Why 2021 Was The Year Of The Fashion Collaboration

In an unrelenting effort to generate conversation and ultimately sell more, many of fashion’s mainstays joined forces, almost simultaneously, over this past year, coming together to produce novel and highly collectible bodies of work spanning everything from garments and leather goods, to footwear and jewellery. The excitement around these co-ed collections has certainly embedded itself…

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