FROM THE ARCHIVE: Beneath the farm houses in the tranquil French countryside exists a forgotten city—rooms and passages of narrow and twisting quarries where the stone is soft enough to carve with basic tools. These spaces were battlefield refuge for First World War soldiers and became home to countless sculptures, carvings, and artifacts as well.

Every colour in beauty company Uslu Airlines’ collection is assigned a three-letter airport destination code, acting as an identifier for both a specific location and the product itself. For the lipstick TOR, co-founder Jan Mihm was eager to turn their standard market research approach upside down and define a target group with a different perspective.

Norwegian brand Fimbulvetr (pronounced fim-bull-vet-her, meaning “the great winter” in Old Norse) set out to redesign a centuries-old technology: snowshoes.

Those with a love for all things analog surely appreciate the tradition of a yearly calendar, especially since the design set has taken it upon themselves to turn them into objets d’art.

Becoming an artist was never a question for Bobbie Burgers. Over her 20 year career, Burgers has captured the beauty of flowers and natural landscapes in her expressive paintings.

Bentley Motors recently debuted two new models with lush leather, bespoke craftsmanship, and luxury finishes—this time of the wearable sort.

Ai Weiwei is the most recent artist to create an exclusive artwork for the Vancouver Art Gallery’s Artist Edition program, in conjunction with Unscrolled: Reframing Tradition in Chinese Contemporary Art, on display until April 2015.