Temporarily closing the doors on his celebrated Copenhagen restaurant, chef René Redzepi has once again transferred his entire staff and their families to the opposite side of the globe to be immersed in discovering delicacies unique to his chosen country.
Toothpaste is one of life’s little essentials, but it shouldn’t be boring. Italian-made Marvis toothpaste comes in seven flavours: three classic mint varieties along with Ginger Mint, Jasmin Mint, Cinnamon Mint, and Amarelli Licorice.
Blurring the lines between furniture and sculpture, the Balloon Bench was designed by Satoshi Itasaka of the Tokyo design studio h220430. The aluminum bench appears to defy gravity with the assistance of two large clusters of polyethylene balloons, which not only add an element of whimsy, but also conceal the ceiling anchors that keep it off the ground.
In the Big Apple, fashion trumps function, so when designer Johan Ringdal became frustrated with the number of stylish shoes he was ruining during wet weather, he set out to create a solution. The result is Swims: water-resistant overshoes.
Ross Lovegrove doesn’t like killing time. It is a chore he finds incredibly dull. But because the Welsh-born industrial designer constantly divides his time between his London studio and practically anywhere in the world, it’s hard to imagine he ever has to.
The arresting feeling that you experience when standing atop a mountain is difficult to describe; a sense of bewilderment washes over while you try to fathom the geological forces needed to create the endless peaks jutting into the horizon. Add to this a sense of mighty accomplishment; getting to such a spot involves not only hiking, but climbing too.
“It’s bigger than just me,” says the artist, describing her processes as an ongoing scientific experiment. “It’s the discovery of what it [clay] can do. I have to give my work over to the kiln for a good 24 hours and just see what happens.”
From the waxed wooden floors of Versailles to the heady tuberose of the ladies of court, Cire Trudon, the oldest candle maker in the world, brings centuries of aromatic French history to New York.