Sunday rolls around again and so we return to an end of weekend tradition; our 10 highlights of the week. Another varied selection of stories, news, collections and op-eds have graced our pages, with plenty to keep things interesting while we catch the best of NYC Design Week. Whether it’s stylish sushi, lingerie factories turned minimalist homes or the newest in bike tech; we’ve got you covered. Read on for the best of the past seven days.

Brutalist Architecture takes Over Former Lingerie Factory

Brandlhuber+ Emde, Schneider architects work their magic on a former lingerie factory in southwest Berlin. A rough and ready finish throughout, this impressive home looks to classic brutalist buildings for inspiration.

 

Photographer Jessica Fulford-Dobson on “The Skate Girls of Kabul”

British photographer Jessica Fulford-Dobson captures the incredible “Skateistan” project in Kabul with this beautiful image series and book. Encouraging young women back into education, the scheme has earned global attention for its innovative approach. We catch up with Fulford-Dobson to find out more.

 

An Exclusive look at Judson Harmon for Fall/Winter 2015

Launching this fall, we get a first look at the debut line from 23-year-old, self-taught designer, Judson Harmon; a man who has already made his mark on the Lower East Side with innovative store, ØDD. Most definitely one to watch.

 

Inside New York’s Slick Sushi Restaurant – Cherry

Located in the Meatpacking district’s Dream Hotel, we take a look inside Cherry restaurant. A sleek and atmospheric den, owner Eugene Morimoto introduces us to the luxe sister of laid-back location, Cherry Izakaya.

Test Driving the Clever Bosch eBike System Around Manhattan

Writer Stephanie Smith-Strickland heads out on to the streets of New York aboard a bicycle with a little extra boost. Test driving the Bosch eBike System, she comments “sometimes it is nice to have machinery that can respond even faster than your reflexes.”

 

We Take a Peek into The Future of Maison Martin Margiela

With big changes underway at Margiela, correspondant Jason Dike examines the altered face of the iconic house, asking: “so what made Margiela change from the avant-grade, anti commercial label it once was to the collection of pleasantly nice stuff it is today?”

 

A First Look at Casely-Hayford’s Alternative Fashion Film – “Life Drawing”

The Casely-Hayford crew send over an exclusive look at animated short, “Life Drawing.” Comprised of 1500 ink stills from London-based artist Amelie Hegardt, the Spring/Summer 2015 collection is placed in fresh context, turning the physical into the conceptual.

 

Get to Know the Compelling Work of Brooklyn’s Uhuru Design Studio

The perfect start to New York Design Week, we take a look inside Brooklyn’s Uhuru studio. Founded in 2004, the multi-disciplinary workshop utilizes reclaimed wood from fascinating historical sources for a collection of raw and functional pieces.

 

The World of IKEA Reimagined by Designer Walter Van Beirendonck

Exciting news from IKEA as the home of quick-fix interior design turns to iconic Belgian designer Walter Van Beirendonck, famed for his avant-garde designs and quirky approach to fashion.

 

Preview the Ultra Limited Indigo Stained Skateboards from SBS

Texas maker, Side Project Skateboards take classic ’60s boards as inspiration for their latest line, tapping into the continuing love for all things blue. Hand-stained with various patterns and shades of indigo, each piece is completely unique and a true made in America product.

Words by Lena Dystant
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