Nido presents Telar; Artisan Textiles Handloom Woven
Nido is a sustainable knitwear and accessories brand from Argentina, who’s adorable lookbook makes us want to purchase their wool knitwear right away.

TELAR is their newest project, a small collection of blankets, carpets and scarves hand-woven on loom, a traditional handicraft that local Argentinean women have inherited from their grandmothers.
With Telar, Nido strives to keep the crafts alive, to recreate it and help it evolve, and fight against its industrialization. Snoop around their work here.

Nido presents Telar; Artisan Textiles Handloom Woven

Nido is a sustainable knitwear and accessories brand from Argentina, who’s adorable lookbook makes us want to purchase their wool knitwear right away.

TELAR is their newest project, a small collection of blankets, carpets and scarves hand-woven on loom, a traditional handicraft that local Argentinean women have inherited from their grandmothers.

With Telar, Nido strives to keep the crafts alive, to recreate it and help it evolve, and fight against its industrialization. Snoop around their work here.

Mastering the Creation of Magical Landscapes: Rhea Thierstein, London
Rhea Thierstein has become a respected and well known voice in set design. Her frequent collaborations with Tim Walker and experience working for some of the biggest names in fashion and editorial have allowed her creative talents to flourish.
We meet with her at her studio in North London, and hear about childhood memories, crazy deadlines and why it’s necessary to zone out once in a while on Freunde von Freunden.
Thank you Olivia Frohlich and Amelia Phillips for introducing us to such an inspiring character. 

Mastering the Creation of Magical Landscapes: Rhea Thierstein, London

Rhea Thierstein has become a respected and well known voice in set design. Her frequent collaborations with Tim Walker and experience working for some of the biggest names in fashion and editorial have allowed her creative talents to flourish.

We meet with her at her studio in North London, and hear about childhood memories, crazy deadlines and why it’s necessary to zone out once in a while on Freunde von Freunden.

Thank you Olivia Frohlich and Amelia Phillips for introducing us to such an inspiring character. 

I Want to Look Like An Eames, Plastic Surgery For Unhappy Chairs.
We met a special lady with a very fascinating design project and just couldn’t wait to share this with you.
As her graduation project at the Eindhoven Design Academy, Bora Hong from South Korea, investigated the striking number of aesthetic surgery procedures in South Korea, and linked the apparent longing for perfection to the aims of contemporary design.
Bora transformed herself into a plastic surgeon, helping ugly and overlooked chairs to become the chair of their dreams - the Eames LCW - and helping fed-up Eames Chairs to become a Maarten Baas clay chair.See here a video how the design-surgeon fulfilled unhappy chairs’ wishes.

I Want to Look Like An Eames, Plastic Surgery For Unhappy Chairs.

We met a special lady with a very fascinating design project and just couldn’t wait to share this with you.

As her graduation project at the Eindhoven Design Academy, Bora Hong from South Korea, investigated the striking number of aesthetic surgery procedures in South Korea, and linked the apparent longing for perfection to the aims of contemporary design.

Bora transformed herself into a plastic surgeon, helping ugly and overlooked chairs to become the chair of their dreams - the Eames LCW - and helping fed-up Eames Chairs to become a Maarten Baas clay chair.

See here a video how the design-surgeon 
fulfilled unhappy chairs’ wishes.

FvF Ipad Exclusive Story: Azuma Makoto, TokyoFlower artist Azuma Makoto believes that the beauty of flowers is heightened through different contexts, something that is clearly visible within his work. His studio Jardins Des Fleurs is a laboratory filled with man-made objects that are contrasted with flowers amidst the concrete jungle of Tokyo.
Download the iPad Magazine here and find out how Azuma is able to uniquely reveal the true beauty of flowers.
Just like all of our exclusive content this interview will be released on the FvF website a few weeks later.
Thank you Gui Martinez, Antonia Märzhäuser and Saka Matsushita.

FvF Ipad Exclusive Story: Azuma Makoto, Tokyo

Flower artist Azuma Makoto believes that the beauty of flowers is heightened through different contexts, something that is clearly visible within his work. His studio Jardins Des Fleurs is a laboratory filled with man-made objects that are contrasted with flowers amidst the concrete jungle of Tokyo.

Download the iPad Magazine here and find out how Azuma is able to uniquely reveal the true beauty of flowers.

Just like all of our exclusive content this interview will be released on the FvF website a few weeks later.

Thank you Gui MartinezAntonia Märzhäuser and Saka Matsushita.

Franz Erhard Walther at WIELS

Franz Erhard Walther’s exhibition at WIELS - one of the leading institutions for contemporary art in Belgium - offers an in-depth look at an influential German artist whose pioneering work straddles minimalist sculpture, conceptual art, abstract painting and performance.

Bringing together pivotal works made by Franz between the 1950s and the present, this exhibition runs until the 11th of May at Wiels, from Wednesday to Sunday from 11am to 6pm, more info here.

FvF Interview with Mystery Man Jacques Greene in Montreal
We met with the rather press-averse mystery man, Jacques Greene on home turf for our first portrait in Montreal, Quebec.
This 24-year-old trailblazer of wonderfully warped house/R&B hybrids goes the extra mile to maintain a low profile, but mystery can be a charming thing!
We unravel the Jacques Greene enigma and talk with this young producer & songwriter about his recent move to New York and self-diagnosed perfectionism, on FvF Workplaces.
Thank you Marine Anaïs Haddadi, Michael-Oliver Harding and Irene Discós.

FvF Interview with Mystery Man Jacques Greene in Montreal

We met with the rather press-averse mystery man, Jacques Greene on home turf for our first portrait in Montreal, Quebec.

This 24-year-old trailblazer of wonderfully warped house/R&B hybrids goes the extra mile to maintain a low profile, but mystery can be a charming thing!

We unravel the Jacques Greene enigma and talk with this young producer & songwriter about his recent move to New York and self-diagnosed perfectionism, on FvF Workplaces.

Thank you Marine Anaïs Haddadi, Michael-Oliver Harding and Irene Discós.

The Diversity of Contemporary Mexican Identity
After five years of producing the Racial Profiling portrait series for Mex and the CityCarlos Alvarez Montero has decided to take a big risk and start a Kickstarter to make this project into a book.
Racial Profiling groups Mexican nationals and Mexican Americans as a new global Mexican, promoting the heightened successes of young professionals and their contributions to society across industries and nations.
Make her dream come true by contributing to the campaign here.

Determined To Be Different: Drop Magazine
Drop Magazine was born in September of 2013 as a reaction to the increasingly recycled and unimaginative visual content of the web.
With the help of London based creative director Lisbeth Antoine, founder and Editor-in-Chief Nick Smith - a Melbourne based graphic designer -created a collective of inspiring and talented collaborators from every corner of the globe who are keen to push the boundaries.
Expect fashion editorials, focus articles and personal interviews with Billy Kidd, Rikako Nagashima, Amos Fricke, Ana Kras and Hunter Ryan to name just a few.

Determined To Be Different: Drop Magazine

Drop Magazine was born in September of 2013 as a reaction to the increasingly recycled and unimaginative visual content of the web.

With the help of London based creative director Lisbeth Antoine, founder and Editor-in-Chief Nick Smith - a Melbourne based graphic designer -created a collective of inspiring and talented collaborators from every corner of the globe who are keen to push the boundaries.

Expect fashion editorials, focus articles and personal interviews with Billy Kidd, Rikako Nagashima, Amos Fricke, Ana Kras and Hunter Ryan to name just a few.

Letter Writing Tuesdays in San FranciscoIt seems that these days the only things that come via snail mail are bills! Well, The Aesthetic Union & PapaLlama in San Francisco have the perfect solution:
They organize weekly ‘Letter Writing Tuesdays' where you'll get everything you need to make a hand written note and they’ll even walk with you all the way to the post office to drop it off. 
So, no excuses! Come, sit, and write with them if you’re in San Franciso at 555 Alabama Street, SF 94110.

Letter Writing Tuesdays in San Francisco

It seems that these days the only things that come via snail mail are bills! Well, The Aesthetic Union & PapaLlama in San Francisco have the perfect solution:

They organize weekly ‘Letter Writing Tuesdays' where you'll get everything you need to make a hand written note and they’ll even walk with you all the way to the post office to drop it off. 

So, no excuses! Come, sit, and write with them if you’re in San Franciso at 555 Alabama Street, SF 94110.

Shaping the Future of Surfboard Design: Danny Hess, San Francisco
Danny Hess is one of the world’s premiere wooden surfboard shapers. His willingess to be exposed to the work of other craftsmen and shapers has set his work apart. Learning from others has allowed him to apply different techniques and utilize different materials.
Living, working and commuting in a neighborhood of the city called the Outer Sunset in San Francisco, being close to his beloved Ocean Beach is a dream come true for Danny.
Hear about a specially sourced invasive wood in Hawaii called Monkey Pot and his pursuit in producing the ultimate surfboard on Freunde von Freunden.
Thank you Kenny Hurtado and Zachary Slobig and Vissla for helping present this creative innovator.

Shaping the Future of Surfboard Design: Danny Hess, San Francisco

Danny Hess is one of the world’s premiere wooden surfboard shapers. His willingess to be exposed to the work of other craftsmen and shapers has set his work apart. Learning from others has allowed him to apply different techniques and utilize different materials.

Living, working and commuting in a neighborhood of the city called the Outer Sunset in San Francisco, being close to his beloved Ocean Beach is a dream come true for Danny.

Hear about a specially sourced invasive wood in Hawaii called Monkey Pot and his pursuit in producing the ultimate surfboard on Freunde von Freunden.

Thank you Kenny Hurtado and Zachary Slobig and Vissla for helping present this creative innovator.