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Vitra's futuristic exhibition Twentythirtyfive is a collaboration with Virgil Abloh, the American architect, artist and designer. Installed in the Zaha Hadid-designed Fire Station on the Vitra Campus in Weil am Rhein, Abloh and Vitra have collaborated on three products as limited editions and Abloh has also redesigned two products by Jean ProuvĂ©.

It was inevitable. After years of watching the inflatable swan pool float rise in popularity, the  backlash against the ubiquitous photo prop (because really, who spends more than 5 minutes on one of these things) was bound to happen.

Relax by StudioDWAS is time made poetry and a simple reminder that moments matter.


The Bandage Sofa by Bogdanova Bureau has a modern, streamlined design with modular components that are bound together with elastic band-like fasteners.

These novelty tea bags from Ocean-Teabag celebrate the sea.

We're seeing a proliferation of electric cars and a few bikes in Bermuda, so it's only a matter of time before this stylish option hits our roads. Two years ago we wrote about the prototype of a sleek, modern electric Vespa Piaggio debuted at EICMA in Milan, and can now bring you further details. 



Artist and designer Nina Cho is inspired by concepts rooted in traditional Korean art but puts a modern and minimalist spin on things. Cho's newest collection of handmade glass works in various scales called Layering Transparency, considers overlapping parts of positive and negative space in different colours and tones. Each piece becomes a singular volume using a unifying  material: glass.


We aren’t sure what it is about the enduring appeal of Keith Haring’s designs but the simplistic, figures continue to be incredibly popular decades after his death. This time, the collaboration between his estate is with Alice + Olivia’s Diffusion line. The colourful collection is made up of separates with - pieces for men and women - as well as shoes and accessories. 


Bermudian designer Meagan Wellman is in the process of relaunching her fashion line M-SEW compete with online store and new products including, for the first time, footwear.


A new carousel was recently unveiled in Wattens, Austria by well-known crystal manufacturer Swarovski as part of Swarovski Kristallwelten, a sculpture garden-cum-visitors-centre nestled among the Tyrolean Alps, near their head office. Created by Spanish artist and designer Jaime Hayon, the carousel eschews colour is rendered in black and white with accents of gold, all of which contrast beautifully with the lush, green surroundings. The result is surprisingly elegant.

Why should kids have all the fun? Blockitecture is a set of adult-friendly wooden blocks created by designer James Paulius. The quirky kits reimagine the concept of traditional building blocks and by foregoing the conventional cube shape for more creative forms, Paulius has crafted sets based on two architectural concepts: Habitat, a miniature metropolis, and Parkland (pictured), a forward-thinking green space. It features flat pieces that fit together like a jigsaw puzzle. Some of the blocks have three-dimensional objects like mini trees and trellises attached and builders are encouraged to conceive their ideal green space. 

Blockitecture merges minimalist design with an imaginative aesthetic and prove that wooden toys are not just for kids anymore.


Inspired by their time on the island of Bermuda and named after the small bay surrounded by cliffs on its North coast, the founders of Deep Bay canned cocktails use premium distilled spirits, carbonated water, and natural flavours in their drinks.

The M A N I collection by Britta Hermann was inspired by the creativity of traditional Italian craftsmanship. In her quest to create her first collection of hand-made accessories, Hermann moved to Tuscany from Hamburg in 2005 and became inspired by the architecture and colours of her new home.


The toothbrush is a designer staple perhaps second only to the chair, so the Usetool Toothbrush seeks to set itself apart from the crowd with its stylish design. The sonic wave toothbrush by Jiyoun Kim Studio comes with a wireless steriliser and a small magnet in the neck of the toothbrush allows it to be stored vertically on the bathroom wall. By Usetool Company.


We're not fond of ostentatious displays of wealth instead preferring good design over sheer expense, but this standout property located in Bermuda straddles the border between the two and deserves a feature if only for its unique location and stunning views on an island this size. The seven-bedroom home measures 10,700 square feet and sits on 5.5 acres and has its own tennis court, pool, chef’s kitchen, and media room. 


In an unexpected move, on May 30 superstar designer Marc Jacobs launched a new contemporary line several years after shuttering his last diffusion brand Marc by Marc. This time the line, which is called THE Marc Jacobs after the designer's personal Instagram handle, will focus on individual pieces that range in price from $90 for not-so-basic tees to $895 for coats and outerwear. 



The grid shopper from Mismo is built from waterproof ballistic nylon, making it a perfect choice for travel or a day in the city. The inspiration for the bag was taken from harnesses and the black leather grid pattern and black leather accents add extra protection for the tough nylon exterior. The bag includes a roomy interior with a padded laptop sleeve, a pocket for documents or books, and a smaller pocket sized for a phone or other valuables.