Mariah Wright


Mariah Wright


Studio Drift


Akexandara Stuck



Plants out of place

10th September 2015

With London Design Festival looming it seems that its all about flowers, flaura and fauna.

Designers are embracing the wonders of nature and are owning the discourse between science and nature.

Plants out of Place is an exhibition that represents the zeitgeist of hidden plants and collates the works of designers who are exploring the potential of plants in new and unexpected ways.

The exhibition is celebrates the life of misunderstood plants and weeds and aims to educate and expose us to lost stories about the wonders of these plants.

Through a series of workshops they also aim to engage the public with the value of wild plants, the over looked and the not so beautiful to see how we may utilise them in new ways through design, synthetic biology, hacking or enhancing.

A collective of brilliant designers and thinkers some of the work on show is from Studio Drift, Mariah Wright, Studio Aikieu and Akexandara Stuck.

The exhibition is on from the 18th-22nd September







Periodic Elements

21st April 2015

The brilliant materials stylist Abby Bucknall who writes and styles for Something about Magazine Form Section has recently styled the periodic elements using great materials and photography.

Working in collaboration with Hannah Jordan and photographer Will Thom they have captured fire, water, wind, ice and earth in striking visuals that are inspiring for colour and material.






Volcanic Craft

27th March 2015

The continuing love affair with Volcanic rock has led to yet another striking project exploring the beauty of this porous yet super strong material.

Caterina Moretti and Ana Saldañan from studio Peca in Mexico have worked with Mexican craftsmen to hand polish and carve the stone so that the plates are a juxtaposition of rough and smooth.








Optical Fashion

23rd March 2015

Exploring optical illusions the collection from Anrelage shown during Paris fashion week explored pattern and textures that were only visible when ultra violet light was shone onto the clothes.

Needle punched white circles appeared as if a projected spotlight in stark contrast to the all black surroundings whilst garments were made from a special black fabric that only exposed the patterns under ultra violet.

At a time when the role of fashion is being questioned its great to see the 'theatre' back in fashion playing with form, materiality and tech (without it being wearable tech!)







Hacking Infinity

21st March 2015

The continuing conversation about inhabiting other planets such as Mars and Kepplar 22b continues to inspire designers. Surprisingly it was also inspiration for Iris van Herpen's latest collection, but what was particularly interesting about her take on it was the 'hackable' infinity that she uses to create both pattern and form.

Always at the cutting edge of materials, her latest collection mixes up her 3D printed materials with hand burnished metal gauze with patina effects that give a mottled planetary surface aesthetic.

She also collaborated textile designer Aleksandra Gaca who specialises in geometric textural fabrics.

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