Project week 41: MODERN CRAFTSMANSHIP
Project week 40: DEFENSE
Project week 39: MILANO
Project week 38: OFFICE
Project week 37: RE-LAUNCH
Accomodating well made things: interview with Leslie WilliamsonAccomodating well made things: interview with Leslie Williamson
In good hands: a conversation with Adam MarelliIn good hands: a conversation with Adam Marelli
Exploring the excellences: a birdeye view on Kyoto artisansExploring the excellences: a birdeye view on Kyoto artisans
Innovation in craftsmanship or viceversa?Innovation in craftsmanship or viceversa?
This week is dedicated to modern craftsmanship. For the TRAVEL section we fly to Kyoto to discover the most interesting artisanal shops in the city. For DESIGN we entered Chisel & Mouse’s London studio, a family-owned business that combines traditional sculpting with 3-D printing to create handmade architectural sculptures. An in-depth interview with photographer Adam Marelli, on the importance and value of the artisanal approach and workshops photographed across his career, will leave you culturally satisfied. The STYLE feature examines handicraft innovations in the field of fashion, and in addition you will find an interview with Leslie Williamson, author and photographer of Handcrafted Modern and Modern Originals.
Designing DEFENSE: from the first thrown stone, to the very latest droneDesigning DEFENSE: from the first thrown stone, to the very latest drone
Designing DEFENSE: from the first thrown stone, to the very latest drone
Disguise & Deception: Anika Schwarzlose interviewDisguise & Deception: Anika Schwarzlose interview
From naval uniforms to Savile Row: exploring Gieves & HawkesFrom naval uniforms to Savile Row: exploring Gieves & Hawkes
The greatest coach you’ve never heard ofThe greatest coach you’ve never heard of
Tropical Islands: place of cosmic incongruityTropical Islands: place of cosmic incongruity
This week we’re exploring a delicate and fascinating subject: DEFENSE. We’ll start with a feature on design-driven DEFENSE analysing the diverse elements of High-End and DIY developments. For the CULTURE section we interviewed Anika Schwarzlose about her artwork Disguise & Deception, as well as Alberto Sinigaglia about his Tropical Island project for the TRAVEL section.
Our BODY segment covers the incredible story of coach Fletcher Arritt, and our London reporter examined the unique uniforms from the Gieves & Hawkes archive.
Barbera & ChampagneBarbera & Champagne
Barbera & Champagne
A field trip to ComoA field trip to Como
A timeless body treat in MILANOA timeless body treat in MILANO
An Egyptian Pyramid in MILANOAn Egyptian Pyramid in MILANO
Villa Necchi: a synthesis of “authentic architecture”Villa Necchi: a synthesis of “authentic architecture”
For our first installment of the PATHFINDER series – our city guides, we travelled around MILANO for obvious reasons. This week we have two photo features: for the CULTURE section we explored RAI’s Corso Sempione Studios, Italy’s largest television broadcaster while for the ARCHITECTURE segment we visited Villa Necchi Campiglio. This week we will also launch our first short movie about a unique bar in Milan, we accompanied the Director of ICON to get a haircut and we put together a list of tips for a day trip to Como.
A soundtrack for the everyday commuteA soundtrack for the everyday commute
A soundtrack for the everyday commute
The perfect OFFICE chairThe perfect OFFICE chair
The perfect OFFICE lunchboxThe perfect OFFICE lunchbox
A dissertation about OFFICE dress codeA dissertation about OFFICE dress code
Breaking down OFFICES in TV SeriesBreaking down OFFICES in TV Series
BACK TO OFFICE, one of those topics that editors hate, but one of those topics that they really ought to talk about. For the CULTURE section we’re breaking down the work environments of today’s best contemporary TV series, and Italian beatmaker IAMSEIFE put together the perfect playlist for the everyday commute to work.
Are dress codes still meaningful in 2015? A dissertation on the concept. At the same time we analysed the perfect office chair for the DESIGN section, and the perfect lunchbox for your desk.
This is our take on the subject, buona lettura.
WHY restart something that never stopped?WHY restart something that never stopped?
WHY restart something that never stopped?
RE-START as the essence of footballRE-START as the essence of football
NEW START: a mantra for Italian design firmsNEW START: a mantra for Italian design firms
RE-INTRODUCING the Ritz ParisRE-INTRODUCING the Ritz Paris
Cycles & RE-CYCLESCycles & RE-CYCLES
This week is entirely dedicated to the RELAUNCH theme for obvious reasons. We kick off with an editorial on the reasoning behind Contemporary Standard’s face-lift, where we will explain what has changed about the site. In the TRAVEL section you will find a story of the Ritz Hotel in Paris, which is set to re-open at the end of the year after a lengthy refurbishment. Moving on to DESIGN, Eleonora Usseglio Prinsi has analysed the reasons why historic design enterprises are now supporting innovation and looking to start anew. Enrico Grigoletti has provided his perspective on STYLE’s cycles and for the BODY section we will walk you through ethereal prose on the philosophy of football.