We reached out to five design professors and posed the following question: What’s the best-designed product of all time, and why?
Brutalism deserves far better than the wrecker’s ball: it was the pinnacle of world architecture through all of history. Everybody recognizes Brutalist architecture – the massive concrete buildings that thumped their grey bulk into the heart of almost every city [...]
I couldn’t help but look at how the city had changed, for better or worse, in preparation for the Summer Olympic Games. Fernando Lara, University of Texas at Austin It was raining on May 12, the last time I was [...]
Christian Dior is set to announce after its couture show in early July that Maria Grazia Chiuri is joining the French fashion house from Italy's Valentino. PARIS, France — Christian Dior is set to announce after its couture show in early [...]
The MOMA exhibition will try to define the clothes that have defined us and is set to open in December of 2017. At the end of 2017 MoMA will open an exhibition titled Items: Is Fashion Modern? As a way of [...]
In a rare interview, Yohji Yamamoto speaks to BoF's Imran Amed about the fashion philosophy that underpins his revolutionary career. The iconic, prolific, and notoriously press-shy Japanese designer, Yohji Yamamoto speaks with BOF founder, Imran Amed his design and brand philosophy. Yamamoto is conic for his bleeding-edge sculptural shapes, tailoring, stark, minimal, even [...]
The Coca-Cola bottle was born 100 years ago, yesterday, when its iconic contour bottle—heralded as the “perfect liquid wrapper”—was approved for patent on Nov. 16, 1915. In 1915, to distinguish itself from copycats and competitors like iKoka-Nola, Ma Coca-Co, Toka-Cola and Koke, Coca-Cola issued a design competition announcement seeking “a [...]