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We recently stumbled across this fantastic piece of mid-century modern furniture which was produced in the 1950s in-house by Vynex, an Australian-based fabric company that was a division of ICI. 



We have long been a fan of Camper shoes for their quirky, whimsical and often amusing take on footwear, but we also love when they collaborate in a thoughtful way which they have done here. Camper have developed limited edition reimagining of the original model of their distinctive "stepping islands" or "walking islands" boot in conjunction with the Ethical Fashion Initiative (EFI), a programme of the International Trade Center, a joint agency of the World Trade Organization and the United Nations.  

 

Japanese designer Kodai Iwamoto has incorporated hegi, a traditional technique for making roof shingles and the walls of religious shrines, in the manufacture of his furniture line called Pari Pari, so named after an onomatopoeic Japanese word that describes the sound of breaking glass or ice.

A pretty, but pedestrian, collection from Jason Wu to kick off fashion month. 


The gorgeously graphic Aline chair by Willie Tay and Christophe Gaubert was developed with the support of National University of Singapore's Design Incubation Centre as part of an outdoor furniture collection created for the first net zero energy building at the University's School of Design and Environment.

Venerable fashion designer Meiling Esau and online store and creative studio Papaiÿo have collaborated on their first collection titled 'Wren'. 


We all know the saying "history is written by the victors" and there has been a long tradition of celebrating people and events we now publicly recognise as problematic. What we hear less about and are less apt to remember are the persons treated as collateral damage, those whose blood and toil were exploited along the way such as the estimated 400,000 enslaved Africans who were transported to Barbados during the 17th and 18th centuries while the island was a British colony.

2021 saw a number of monuments to colonialism overturned in the UK and more steps are being taken to recognise those who suffered, but as far as we are aware, no monument has yet been conceived or built in the West Indies that matches the scale of this memorial designed by Adjaye Associates, the architecture studio led by RIBA Royal Gold Medalist David Adjaye who has spoken publicly about the need for more memorials and monuments dedicated to the victims of slavery. 


London-based designer Ilse Crawford and Danish design company Carl Hansen & Son have once again collaborated to reimagine five of Hans J. Wegner’s earliest designs. 


This collaboration between Art of Ping Pong and French illustrator Marylou Faure who aspires to create works that invoke joy scores all the points.
  


British-Bermudian artist Charlie Godet Thomas takes a diverse approach to his art with pieces that intersect between the disciplines of  writing, painting, sculpture, assemblage, photography, sound and video.