Where I Work: Mark Rios

By | June 25, 2019

Native Angeleno Mark Rios, FAIA, FASLA, is the co-founder and creative director of Los Angeles-based Rios Clementi Hale Studios, a multidisciplinary firm that came together in 2003. After earning his Master of Architecture and Master of Landscape Architecture degrees from Harvard’s Graduate School of Design, Rios formed Rios Associates in 1985, which quickly grew beyond the confines of simply… Read More »

Malgorzata Blachuta’s Klapniok Alternative Natural Seat

By | June 24, 2019

For Małgorzata Błachuta, a graduate of the art department at the Pedagogical University of Krakow, designed and built the Klapniok alternative natural seat for her Master’s Diploma. Inspired by the thought that many disorders we experience today – such as ADD, aggression, anti-social behavior, and more – have appeared as a consequence of losing our relationship with a natural environment. Błachuta posits… Read More »

The Buchla Thunder Overlay Revives an Interface Inspired by Native American Art

By | June 24, 2019

Synth pioneer Donald “Don” Buchla had already left a sustained note upon the composition of musical history in the late 1960s as the co-inventor of the voltage controlled modular synthesizer (developed at the same time, but separately, from Robert Moog) when decades later in 1989 he released the radical Thunder, a capacitive MIDI controller. Remembered for its ergonomic layout and an interface… Read More »

FLOS Introduces Overlap, a Modern Cocoon-Style Pendant Lamp

By | June 24, 2019

With Overlap, an innovative pendant lamp, designer Michael Anastassiades puts a modern twist on FLOS’ classic cocoon-style wrapping technique. This light is made with two interlocking steel rings, which give the appearance that the rings are trying to push through the cocoon membrane. The lamp maintains a sense of mystery, though, as the full shape of the steel… Read More »