Interview: Floral Artist Ren MacDonald-Balasia On Survival Instincts & Hawaii’s Plant Life

Behind floral design studio Renko, artist Ren MacDonald-Balasia creates fantastical living sculptures with an emphasis on local, seasonal and unexpected materials. Working between Los Angeles and Honolulu, the Hawaii native’s mesmerising creations intertwine everything from lush green foliage, tendrilous string beans and striking banana blossoms, to prehistoric-looking Mink Protea flowers and sumptuous fruits from carambola…

Interview: Designer Louise Lyngh Bjerregaard On Expanding Definitions Of Knitwear

Hailing from Copenhagen, with imminent plans to relocate to Paris, Danish designer Louise Lyngh Bjerregaard’s eponymous brand brings together unexpected material combinations in distinctively cut garments, subverting established traditions of knitwear. A graduate of Central Saint Martins and the Scandinavian Academy of Fashion Design, Lyngh Bjerregaard’s off-kilter offering spans ready-to-wear and couture pieces, imbued with…

Interview: MOS Architects’ Michael Meredith & Hilary Sample On Embracing Difference

Established in 2003 by Michael Meredith and Hilary Sample, New York-based architectural practice MOS Architects’ fascinating and eclectic body of work oscillates between diverse outputs from housing, educational sites, cultural institutions and retail spaces, to exhibitions, installations, furniture, and objects; the practice also regularly produces books, speculative software and films. Their distinctive approach to design…

Interview: Discover The Power Of Cowries With Lafalaise Dion

Hailing from Man, a city in western Côte d’Ivoire, Lafalaise Dion, who studied journalism at the Institute of Science and Technology in Abidjan, grew up fascinated by the traditions of her ancestors, admiring in particular the cowrie adorned headdresses worn by performers during rituals. In ancient times, the small molluscs’ shells played an important function…

Interview: Ivorian-Canadian Artist & Chef Ramata Coulibaly On Autochthonous Cooking

Ivorian-Canadian artist and chef Ramata Coulibaly’s interdisciplinary practice takes inspiration from her West African roots, childhood memories, and the ways in which food impacts her life, ultimately driven by an urge to reshape cultural and political conversations with art and autochthonous multicultural cooking. Through her practice, which has seen her collaborate with the likes of…

Stay up to date with Something Curated