Design

January 20, 2021

Pink Seesaw Installed on U.S.-Mexico Border Wall Wins ‘Best Design’ Award

In 2019, a set of seesaws were installed on the fence at the U.S.-Mexico border as an unlikely act of unification. The project, called Teetertotter Wall, featured slender beams clad in highlighter pink slid through the slats of the metal divider. People on both sides of the wall could enjoy the teeter-totters while also coming face-to-face with someone in a different country.

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January 19, 2021

Mattel Unveils a Maya Angelou Barbie Doll for Their ‘Inspiring Women’ Series

As part of Barbie’s Inspiring Women doll series, Mattel has just released a doll in honor of world-renowned poet, writer, and activist Maya Angelou. Since the series began in 2018, Angelou is now the 10th honoree to join the collection. Her doll stands among the ranks of nine other female role models, in the likenesses of amazing women such as Ella Fitzgerald, Frida Kahlo, Susan B. Anthony, and Rosa Parks.

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January 14, 2021

9 Best Fountain Pens for Writing and Illustration

Whether you're a writer, journaler, or illustrator, fountain pens are a must-have tool in your collection. These nifty writing utensils provide the same expressive line variation as nib pens without the mess of dipping them in ink. Most fountain pens are also refillable, making them a long-lasting and environmentally friendly choice as well. However, if you've never used a fountain pen before, you may be at a loss of where to start.

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January 13, 2021

15+ Architecture-Inspired Mugs for Design Lovers

If you're anything like us, your love for art translates to an appreciation for architecture and well-designed cities. We also believe that mornings work best when you start your day with something that inspires you—that’s why we have put together a list of mugs to help add inspiration to your everyday routine. Some of these mugs are best suited for fans of classical architecture.

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