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Joey Roth, Osma coffee maker, Rima Suqi, NYT, T Magazine, New York Times
Osma portable coffee/tea maker in T/The New York Times

“I didn’t want to create another device that required a large amount of real estate on someone’s countertop,” says Joey Roth, designer of Osma, a sleek new machine that brews hot or cold coffee or tea in under 2 minutes. “I wanted it to be portable, and to look at home on various surfaces in your home and workspace.” Osma, two years in the making, is Roth’s second design in this space. His first was the very modernist Sorapot tea pot, designed while he was still a student at Swarthmore; it launched in 2007 and an updated version debuted in...

5 Emerging designers, Rima Suqi, Galerie Magazine, Flavie Audi, Nico Conti, Atang Tshikare, Ammar Kalo,
5 Emerging Designers/Galerie magazine

Mini profiles of five future stars all pushing the boundaries of materials to very cool effect: Atang Tshikare (South Africa), Flavie Audi (Lebanon/London), Nico Conti (Malta/London), Ammar Kalo (Dubai)  and Seungjin Yang (Korea). You can read more about all of them, and see the cool pieces they create, here....

Andile Dyalvane ceramics, Rima Suqi, Departures Magazine
Andile Dyalvane new works/Departures Magazine.

Andile Dyalvane is a South African ceramic artist who I first became aware probably 15 years ago through the now-defunct Amaridian Gallery in New York City, and was really excited to *finally* be able to write something about him in a major publication. Andile's new works, shown first in his home village, currently at Southern Guild in Cape Town and in 2021 at Friedman Benda in New York City, are the physical representation of a language he created to symbolize people, places, traditions, etc he feels his people and village are losing. You can read the whole piece here, and Andile's...

Dan John Anderson, Andrea Zittel
An artful feast in a spectacular setting/Galerie Magazine

Dan John Anderson, maker of monolithic wood (functional and non functional) objects had this crazy idea to have a socially distant dinner in the desert (to benefit a local food bank). It took place last month at Andrea Zittel's compound in Joshua Tree and I am so bummed I wasn't there. Read the article and see amazing shots of the setting here....

Amr Salama, Netflix Paranormal
Paranormal series story for Netflix Queue

The debut of Paranormal, a new series based on the best-selling novels by Dr. Ahmed Khaled Tawfik, marks a major milestone for the Egyptian entertainment industry. It is the first Netflix Arabic Original to be produced in that country, boasting a predominantly Egyptian cast and crew. Directed by Amr Salama and starring Ahmed Amin. It's a super cool story, which you can read here....

Ido Yoshimoto, Departures, Rima Suqi
Profiles of 4 Makers in Departures Magazine

I was asked to write mini profiles of ceramicist Ben Medansky, weaver Jessica Green and two guys who do amazing things with wood: Ido Yoshimoto and Dan John Anderson. (Photo above is Ido Yoshimoto, whose Dad was JB Blunk's right hand for over two decades)....

Indiana architecture story, Rima Suqi, Departures Magazine
Indiana architecture road trip/Departures Magazine

I'm posting the unedited copy here, since there was only room for about half in the Magazine, and so many people have been asking for more information. Go to Indiana! *** The Midwest has a lot to offer for architecture fans and, as a journalist who grew up in Chicago and has written extensively about design, I thought I had a pretty good handle on what was where. Until I was asked to create a single state road trip itinerary of “greatest hits” and surprises. Chicago and the environs were an obvious choice, Wisconsin for all things Frank Lloyd Wright, Michigan for...