When you see and touch the massive furniture of David Kiss, you feel something sensational, something deeply ancient and radiantly modern at the same time. I recently joined the Hungarian product designer and sculptor for a day, to watch his process—which verges on alchemy.
Eager for an escape? You might consider Sri Lanka, that ancient island off the coast of mainland India that's not nearly as dangerous as it used to be. If you're not interested in ancient statues of Buddha, you might just want to rent this beautiful jungle bungalow.
Loving this fantastic introduction to our local star system, created by the folks at Kurzgesagt. It's clear, clean, concise – and beautifully animated, to boot.
As we prepare to bid farewell to Breaking Bad, let's revisit the key images of episodes from long ago—and not so long ago—with these episode posters by Francesco Francavilla.
These animal illustrations may be simple, but their subjects are undeniably clear.
Sometimes it's not what you include but what you exclude that matters—which is the idea behind this beautiful pack of playing cards by designer Joe Doucet.
For the weekend: vintage science art from the backs of books in LIFE Magazine's Science Library, published throughout the 1960s by Time Inc. See also: this set of minimalist science posters by graphic designer Kazumasa Nagai, also featured in the magazine's 60s Science Library.
Ringtones suck. Not in theory but in practice. They exist for one reason and that is to notify; this however, doesn't stop everyone and their grandma from using screechy loops of "Ice Cream Paint-Job" instead. Enter Cleartones by Hugo Verweij.
I like minimalism. But Aires Mateus's House In Leiria goes a few notches beyond being merely clutter-free—the Portuguese abode doesn't just have stark interiors but a strikingly featureless white exterior, too. And I'm pretty sure it would drive me crazy.
As incandescent light bulbs slowly become a thing of the past, finding a way to replace them is going to be a necessity. These minimal lamps play with what's gone yet not forgotten, while adding a little flair.
Product packages are often the design equivalent of having a hammer driven into your eyeballs. Buzzword-y text everywhere, disgusting color overload, and corny cartoon mascots. So why not strip it all away and let the thing's name speak for itself?
Bilzen is a small, quiet city near the eastern border of Belgium. Its streets are lined with 17th and 18th Century buildings and modest homes. And then there's Bassam El-Okeily's glass-fronted Narrow House. Don't forget to wear your robe.
The Drawing Lamp, by designer Thomas Feichtner, is a barebones light source that can be leaned closer to your desk for a more focused glow. Feichtner describes the Drawing Lamp, which he designed for himself, as "reduced to the basics."
HTC makes some beautiful phones, but designer Andrew Kim still sees room for improvement. The HTC 1 is his vision for a device with an even more refined and harmonious design. Can you spot the hidden kickstand?
On some level, I know that these minimalistic wireless speakers by Phillipe Starck are classy works of art. But when I look at them, all I can think about is Nuni and Nooni Schoener.
This concept from Mac Funamizu is designed to show how truly badass a phone with an OLED-wrap display could look. The most important advance? No more bezels or borders of any kind. A concept like this makes even the iPhone look cluttered, with that primitive silver border. It's a great little design, inspired by the …
Kids these days, with their baggy jeans and their MTV and their fancy networked booming boxes, they don't know the joy of sitting around the old-timey radio and listening to the soothing stories. The Areaware 2B radio just might be the bridge to these whippersnappers: its visible vacuum tubes have a cool retro feel,…