Supermundane's new mural
It’s safe to say hundreds of walls across the globe have a Supermundane (a.k.a Rob Lowe) creation hanging on them. His fun use of colour and shape have made him a firm favourite to the style savvy but most own a slice of his work that fits neatly inside a frame. His latest commission from Tom Dixon’s DesignResearchStudio is on a much bigger scale however, taking up an entire wall of the second branch of Stevie Parle’s fresh pasta restaurant Pasta, at Westfield London. The whopping great mural is inspired by pasta geometries and finished in a hot pink, blue and orange palette, bringing playfulness to what could have been another super slick, minimal dining spot. It’s the perfect backdrop for spaghetti slurping once you’ve had your shopping fill.
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Supermundane's new mural
The latest collection from fashion brand AAKS is awash with pompoms and fringing and we can’t get enough. Founded by Akosua Afriyie-Kumi in 2014, AAKS has introduced the unique weaving techniques and skills from the northern region of Ghana to the fashion world, creating silhouettes that range from oversized carriers to compact bucket bags. Beyond accessories, the brand has also launched Weaving for Change, an initiative creating work for refugee artisans in Burkina Faso. An edit of beautiful lampshades handcrafted using a traditional Malian method of the Tuareg community from Northern Mali are also available to buy online.
Spend a minute flicking through Studio Ashleen’s feed and you’ll realise strong women, confidence and emotion are at the heart of her work. Effortlessly able to capture a person’s mood, her portraits are actually rendered digitally in Illustrator, despite the richness in colour and painterly quality telling our eyes otherwise. We were particularly drawn to this piece thanks to its summery palette and daydreaming figure with holidays on her mind.
The work of Stockholm based 3D motion artist, Elias Klingén will make you want to reach out and prod the objects he makes jiggle, bounce and explode across your screen. A master in making hyper glossy objects collide and wrap around each other, it’s no wonder his digital portfolio includes work for the likes of Ikea, Spotify and Samsung. One of our favourite projects is the work Klingén made for Way Out West Festival, using macro shots of butterflies as a starting point. The result is a stunning animation and set of stills that look more like tiny slithers of coloured paper dancing in the wind than an insect’s wing.
Emily Forgot's Instagram feed
2020 marks a decade of Instagram, and while we’d happily do away with trying to beat algorithms and holiday FOMO, there are still accounts out there that brighten up our day and keep us scrolling merrily along. One said account is that of multidisciplinary designer Emily Forgot, who’s own handmade assemblages wouldn’t look out of place hanging in the interiors she also posts on her curated feed. The content is a gridded extension of the platform she founded called Muse & Maker which exists as a celebration of 3D objects and spaces both past and present. She’s nailed the art of showcasing her own work, while championing others who inspire her too.