Integral Man – Watch the Trailer

We posted a while back when James Stewart’s amazing Integral house went on the market (The House That Calculus Built). Now, a documentary that was being filmed about James Stewart before he passed away is set to open the Toronto…

It’s Alive? Sorta. Avoiding The Frankenwatch

Watches are a fun pricey hobby and occasionally a good investment, and even the mid-range ones are becoming more popular and collectible, so naturally, more attention is being paid to creating good fakes as well. One fake strat is the…

Erwin Wurm: Ethics demonstrated in geometrical order

Erwin Wurm: Ethics demonstrated in geometrical order

Lehmann Maupin has announced “Ethics demonstrated in geometrical order”, an exhibition of new One Minute Sculptures by Erwin Wurm – the 20th anniversary of these sculptures. For each work, using a drawing or specific text, Wurm directs participants to pose…

Hal Chairs Get Rekt

Hal Chairs Get Rekt

Knockoffs of Jasper Morrison’s Hal chair inspired a recent project featuring 26 Australian designers, who utilized the knockoffs to make iterations that would inspire commentary on the nature and value (or should we say, lack thereof) of low-quality, disposable design…

Arne Jacobsen/Fritz Hansen Egg Chair: Detail Video

We’ve been amazingly lucky to have four immigrants from the Republic of Fritz Hansen take up residence at Civilizr HQ recently – blue leather Arne Jacobsen Egg Chairs (we’re the second owners, but we’re pretty fond of the previous owners’…

Postcard Animalia

Postcard Animalia

What do you get if you cross a coloring book and a recipe box? How about a box of colorable postcards? The Amazing Animal Facts Postcards: 50 Colorable Postcards collection is based on Maja Säfström’s book The Illustrated Compendium of…

Attack Of The Robo-Models

Attack Of The Robo-Models

Attack of the Robo-Models! That is, robotic clothing models with proportions that can have their measurements adjusted electronically. Okay, so we’re not sure what they’re attacking just yet, but there’s probably SOMETHING. Retailers are probably hoping they’ll attack the high…

Maximalism: in for 2017?

Maximalism: in for 2017?

Minimalism in pretty much all things has been de rigeur for so long now, we forget what it was like to do more with more, not less. But perhaps, now, layers upon layers of things are in, again. WSJ ran…

The Guardian: IKEA vs. the Antiques Trade

This piece in The Guardian yesterday started off with confessions of a design critic; and yes, it’s true, even the snobbiest among us may very well have an IKEA piece or two somewhere. If you choose wisely, you’ll find pieces…

Green Chicken by Jaime Hayon

Green Chicken by Jaime Hayon

Here’s a bit of whimsical design for you – “Green Chicken” by Jaime Hayon. Seems fitting to ride out of 2016 on this, right? It’s his take on the rocking horse, but much more modern and playful – and with…