Well done Ana Kraš, you’re not only one of the most beautiful women I have ever, ever seen, and the wife to Devendra Banhart – you’re also extraordinarily talented. It’s not often that a product designer invents something so unique and brilliant that it can just keep being produced and photographed and never lose it’s charm, but Ana has totally just knocked that theory out of the park. Her big woven lanterns, or ‘Bonbons’, are cool, fun, colourful, friendly and well made; a theme that runs consistently throughout all of her other creations.
It is worth adding to this gushing review of niche home-ware, that these could have the potential to be overlooked if it was not for the clever and extraordinary art direction and photography of these objects. Tossed on to piles of rugs, lighting up the corner of a cosy room, balancing on a beaten up old suitcase, these photographs take these objects from being totally great to utterly fantastic.
- Ed Carvalho-Monaghan’s line work is translated into knitwear for It’s Nice That’s Unmade collection
- A fierce portrait of the battles, snaps and outrageous outfits of voguing culture from Ewen Spencer
- Artist Andrey Remnev’s hypnotic Russian Medieval-style paintings
- Illustrator Lili des Bellons' chipper images are full of geometric whimsy
- Matt and Dan’s stark graphic posters for Daniel Avery’s Divided Love
- A hotel’s Wes Anderson-esque dated decor and plant life photographed by Ina Niehoff
- Anthony Burrill tells us about his numerous Etsy WORK HARD rip-offs
- “I wouldn’t recommend trying to make it as an illustrator to anyone”: straight-talking McBess
- Jonathan Barnbrook talks us through designing David Bowie's new album artwork
- Japanese illustrator Nimura Daisuke is back with his charmingly naughty gifs
- Back to basics with Davide Di Gennaro’s symbol-heavy design workshop identity
- New Adult Swim project from the bonkers people behind some sexy Craigslist animations