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Aesthete Curator


 

AESTHETE CURATOR

a creative journal and repository of work featuring
contemporary artists, designers, and artisans.

 

 
 

 

C O N T E N T S

 

FEATURED:
Greycork

Affordable and good quality furnishings for the minimal urban dwellers.

EDIT:
Monthly Edit

An overview of the month's featured posts, shops, and Editorial Picks.

READS:
Journal

A brief review on books and magazines, a digest of recent posts,
updates on notes and good reads on the web.

FEATURES:
Shop the Look

Current preview of featured items from the
Bookshelf, Lookbook, and the Shop.

 
 

 
 
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Greycork

Furniture brand Greycork has been rapidly growing for the past few years since its crowdfunding campaign took off over at Indiegogo. Co-founders John Humphrey, Bruce Kim, Alec Babala, and Jonah Wilcox-Healey who were recent college grads from RISD, developed furnishings that are easily assembled but of good quality, and yet still be affordable. Their furniture fits well in any modern or minimal home and with its no fuss assembly, makes it easier to move between homes. The company also prides itself to have most of its materials and suppliers from US, supporting local businesses. Greycork is a young company to watch out for as they develop their brand and magazine. Greycork Loft is also making their studio available for guests at airbnb this year.

 
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THINGS AVANDI Stacked Jewelry Box STEVEN ALAN

THINGS
AVANDI
Stacked Jewelry Box

STEVEN ALAN

 

STELEN / FARROW

A classic bomber jacket on vintage inspired pleated dress or lightweight slip dress makes this feminine silhouette more casual and comfortable with a pair of white sneakers.


 
Made Quarterly published its second issue featuring todays modern makers in design, architecture, interior, culinary, and product design and let us glimpse into the process and what transpires in their current projects.

Made Quarterly published its second issue featuring todays modern makers in design, architecture, interior, culinary, and product design and let us glimpse into the process and what transpires in their current projects.

 

FURNITURE
Rowan Upholstered Chair

WESTELM

 

Shop the Look

Anine Bing
 
 

LOUNGEWEAR


 
Sale items under $100

Sale items under $100

 
Shaping Fluid Ceramist Christina Schou Christensen has reimagined the traditional ceramics and experimented with materials that gave her variable results. Christensen uses glaze which has highly viscous properties and gives its form. Christina is based in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Shaping Fluid

Ceramist Christina Schou Christensen has reimagined the traditional ceramics and experimented with materials that gave her variable results. Christensen uses glaze which has highly viscous properties and gives its form. Christina is based in Copenhagen, Denmark.

 

DESKTOP
HARDGRAFT
Tilt iPad Pro Case

 

EDITORIAL PICKS


 

HOMEWARE
Modern Dinnerware Set

URBAN OUTFITTERS

 

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Reads


Reads



 

Cultivated Days

Cultivated Days is an online journal on Japanese cuisine produced by Prairie Stuart-Wolff. A writer and photographer, Stuart-Wolff was inspired to share her exploits on exotic culinary dishes, and stories that came with its old Japanese traditions.


Martin Auer

Martin Auer Magazin is small but beautiful editorial design magazine that displays his traditional handicraft loaves with beautiful photographs of artisanal breads and stories behind the process in baking bread.


Savin Paris

SB Brands released this intuitive branding for a newly established fashion apparel Savin. The product presentation and photography complements the packaging and identity of the store.


BOOKSHELF

A collection of print magazines good for long travels or Sunday afternoons


Personal Body Unit Index

CW&T has recently launched an offset poster print of Personal Body Unit Index. This brilliant concept allows you to measure objects and furnitures with your own body when no measuring tools are at hand.


Annual digital subscription to Kinfolk magazine.

Annual digital subscription to Kinfolk magazine.


Modern Oxford

Everlane has introduced their new classic Modern Oxfords. Made from Italian leather with tapered toe and ¾” heels, these smart looking classics dresses up any casual wardrobe.


Around Us & Between Us
Geoff McFetridge


Overgrowth

Parker Fitzgerald's newly published book Overgrowth is a series of flowers and nude portraits collaborated between photographer Parker Fitzgerald and floral designer and stylist Riley Messina.


Philippe Halsman

Philippe Halsman is known for his photographs of celebrities. In the fifties he was commissioned by a television network to photograph actors which gave him an opportunity to create his jump series. The subjects in his photographs capture the jumper’s euphoric state in mid air which Halsman called jumpology. He published Philippe Halsman’s Jump Book in 1959, which contained a tongue-in-cheek discussion of jumpology and 178 photographs of celebrity jumpers.

Philippe Halsman is known for his photographs of celebrities. In the fifties he was commissioned by a television network to photograph actors which gave him an opportunity to create his jump series. The subjects in his photographs capture the jumper’s euphoric state in mid air which Halsman called jumpology. He published Philippe Halsman’s Jump Book in 1959, which contained a tongue-in-cheek discussion of jumpology and 178 photographs of celebrity jumpers.


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Rama Knight

Rama Knight‘s photographs captured my imaginings from the Arabian desert and volcanic terrains to architectural libraries, and a busy mediterranean port city Alexandria bustling with locals and tourists.

Rama Knight‘s photographs captured my imaginings from the Arabian desert and volcanic terrains to architectural libraries, and a busy mediterranean port city Alexandria bustling with locals and tourists.


Abarrotes Delirio

Savvy Studio delivers yet again a handsome brand identity for a gourmet bakery and coffee shop Abarrotes Delirio in Mexico. The corner shop wanted to convey the local street food but packaged in simple and practical design that attracts consumer with diversified taste.

Savvy Studio delivers yet again a handsome brand identity for a gourmet bakery and coffee shop Abarrotes Delirio in Mexico. The corner shop wanted to convey the local street food but packaged in simple and practical design that attracts consumer with diversified taste.

This Brutalist inspired architecture by Joris Brouwers and Nicky Zwaan is a massive asymmetrical facade with a curious structure made of wood, glass, and concrete and has an impressive interior that is a refuge for a modest living. Each room is well utilized for their own use and kept for a sustainable living.

This Brutalist inspired architecture by Joris Brouwers and Nicky Zwaan is a massive asymmetrical facade with a curious structure made of wood, glass, and concrete and has an impressive interior that is a refuge for a modest living. Each room is well utilized for their own use and kept for a sustainable living.


Photographer Jaka Bulc has a staggering collection of breathtaking landscapes. A mountaineer himself, allows him to capture these isolated peaks and majestic rock formations not many are fortunate to gaze upon. Bulc has worked with Monocle, Dwell, and Herschel among his clientele. He's had solo and group exhibits of his work in Ljubljana and garnered an award for contemporary photography. He currently resides in Slovenia.

Photographer Jaka Bulc has a staggering collection of breathtaking landscapes. A mountaineer himself, allows him to capture these isolated peaks and majestic rock formations not many are fortunate to gaze upon. Bulc has worked with Monocle, Dwell, and Herschel among his clientele. He's had solo and group exhibits of his work in Ljubljana and garnered an award for contemporary photography. He currently resides in Slovenia.


Au Courant is a massive collectible volume on art, design, culture, and life/style, presented from the understated, pan-Caribbean perspective of its writer, photographer, and creator, Lisa-Marie Harris. Au Courant allows for an open, globalized discussion with established and emerging creatives across disciplines. Through longform interviews, candid discussions, exclusive commissions, photo essays, and intriguing stories, each volume represents a body of timeless, distinctive visuals and writings.

Au Courant is a massive collectible volume on art, design, culture, and life/style, presented from the understated, pan-Caribbean perspective of its writer, photographer, and creator, Lisa-Marie Harris. Au Courant allows for an open, globalized discussion with established and emerging creatives across disciplines. Through longform interviews, candid discussions, exclusive commissions, photo essays, and intriguing stories, each volume represents a body of timeless, distinctive visuals and writings.


This project is a play on Nordic folklore which seeks to revive or restore its old stories through installation and photography.

This project is a play on Nordic folklore which seeks to revive or restore its old stories through installation and photography.


The guide to brewing better coffee at home. Let Brian Jones—the guy who founded the blog Dear Coffee, I Love You—unpack coffee bean quality, equipment and brewing techniques so you'll know the difference between a pourover and a cold brew, a French press and moka pot and, most importantly, how to craft the perfect cup of coffee.

The guide to brewing better coffee at home. Let Brian Jones—the guy who founded the blog Dear Coffee, I Love You—unpack coffee bean quality, equipment and brewing techniques so you'll know the difference between a pourover and a cold brew, a French press and moka pot and, most importantly, how to craft the perfect cup of coffee.


Designer David Ehrenstråhle has reprints and a few addition to his collection of My Guide To city posters.

Designer David Ehrenstråhle has reprints and a few addition to his collection of My Guide To city posters.


For years, Jenni Kayne was on the tip of every fashion insider’s tongue. Her eponymous label launched in 2002 and quietly built a cult following on its refined California cool.

For years, Jenni Kayne was on the tip of every fashion insider’s tongue. Her eponymous label launched in 2002 and quietly built a cult following on its refined California cool.


Haute Handmade

Elegant branding by I am the Lab based in Hawaii. Haute Handmade is a modern store with high-end goods promoting artists from around the world proud of their handmade products.

Elegant branding by I am the Lab based in Hawaii. Haute Handmade is a modern store with high-end goods promoting artists from around the world proud of their handmade products.


Ikawa

A nifty contemporary coffee roaster Ikawa, which means coffee in Kirundi, and first digital micro-roaster is now available. With the success of founders Andrew Stordy and Rombout Frieling’s kickstarter campaign, roasting your own coffee beans is made possible, enabling you to adjust the temperature, air flow, and roast duration to experiment and bring out the best flavor of the beans through your tablet or phone.

A nifty contemporary coffee roaster Ikawa, which means coffee in Kirundi, and first digital micro-roaster is now available. With the success of founders Andrew Stordy and Rombout Frieling’s kickstarter campaign, roasting your own coffee beans is made possible, enabling you to adjust the temperature, air flow, and roast duration to experiment and bring out the best flavor of the beans through your tablet or phone.


Frederik Vercruysse

Antwerp based photographer Frederik Vercruysse has a keen eye for texture and light, subtle light that we often aspire in our own space. Vercruysse photographs mainly still life shots but has an extensive portfolio from studio spaces, landscapes, fashion, interior and architecture for lifestyle editorials.

Antwerp based photographer Frederik Vercruysse has a keen eye for texture and light, subtle light that we often aspire in our own space. Vercruysse photographs mainly still life shots but has an extensive portfolio from studio spaces, landscapes, fashion, interior and architecture for lifestyle editorials.


Pencil Post

Pencil Post is a rather nifty editorial newspaper from Pencil Agency specializing in couture content creation with stories, creative layouts and maps for their clients. The first issue is filled with an insider’s guide to London’s Soho shops and restaurants.

Pencil Post is a rather nifty editorial newspaper from Pencil Agency specializing in couture content creation with stories, creative layouts and maps for their clients. The first issue is filled with an insider’s guide to London’s Soho shops and restaurants.


Hayworth Collection

New limited edition Hayworth Collection from Warby Parker is reminiscent of old hollywood circa forties and fifties cinema icons with the likes of Holden, Stanwyck, and Cagney.

New limited edition Hayworth Collection from Warby Parker is reminiscent of old hollywood circa forties and fifties cinema icons with the likes of Holden, Stanwyck, and Cagney.

Andbanc

Designer Erola Boix produced this brochure for private international bank, Andbanc. The striking and playful juxtaposition of the graphs with the images is a clever way to engage the reader to read the infographics.


Collective Quarterly is a magazine about creating. Following select artists and artisans on trips to unexpected places, Collective Quarterly brings together illustrators, photographers, writers, and craftsmen to cover a carefully edited selection of dry goods, art, music, food, drink, and stories, rooted deeply in the heritage and land around us.

Collective Quarterly is a magazine about creating. Following select artists and artisans on trips to unexpected places, Collective Quarterly brings together illustrators, photographers, writers, and craftsmen to cover a carefully edited selection of dry goods, art, music, food, drink, and stories, rooted deeply in the heritage and land around us.


Freunde von Freunden
Valerie Traan


Geological Frame

Huy Bui's Geological Frame, is a series of wood encased in rectangular brass frames, exploring the relationship between nature and design.


Greycork

Furniture brand Greycork has been rapidly growing, developing good quality and affordable furnishings that are easily assembled. Their furniture fits well in any modern or minimal home with its no fuss assembly.


Monochrome

Monochrome is a fusion of fashion, art, and design and explores distinctive visual forms through projects and commissions in their clothing and accessories. Temple was able to capture its label with its monochromatic and utilitarian brand found in their garments.


Fourth issue of Thisispaper magazine is now available in three covers.

Fourth issue of Thisispaper magazine is now available in three covers.


Adé

New Zealand based studio Sorbet made Adé's minimal and stylish book, stationery and invites complimenting the modern apartment living sentiment of the shop.


THINGS


A Panzer

A nice and clean corporate identity designed for an architectural studio A Panzer, The name is an abbreviation of you always get what you deserve, whose approach to design is to create unique and unconventional design solutions for their clients.



The Pressery

The Pressery has become immensely popular among the brits because of its unsweetened flavor and for its nutritional value. The Pressery is founded by Natali Stajcic and Chi-San Wan based in their East London office. Designer Tim Jarvis conceptualize the minimal identity and packaging, reflecting the company’s fresh and hand-made product.

The Pressery has become immensely popular among the brits because of its unsweetened flavor and for its nutritional value. The Pressery is founded by Natali Stajcic and Chi-San Wan based in their East London office. Designer Tim Jarvis conceptualize the minimal identity and packaging, reflecting the company’s fresh and hand-made product.


Nouvelle Administration

Montréal based graphic design studio Nouvelle Administration crafted a brand for Objets Mécaniques  that contemplates its carefully handmade lifestyle products. Their simple and contemporary identity and collaterals reflect the company’s slow design laboratory approach produced with reclaimed materials in modern design.

Montréal based graphic design studio Nouvelle Administration crafted a brand for Objets Mécaniques 
that contemplates its carefully handmade lifestyle products. Their simple and contemporary identity and collaterals reflect the company’s slow design laboratory approach produced with reclaimed materials in modern design.

The White Review is an arts and literature quarterly magazine, with triannual print and monthly online editions. The magazine launched provides ‘a space for a new generation to express itself unconstrained by form, subject or genre’, and publishes fiction, essays, interviews with writers and artists, poetry, and series of artworks.

The White Review is an arts and literature quarterly magazine, with triannual print and monthly online editions. The magazine launched provides ‘a space for a new generation to express itself unconstrained by form, subject or genre’, and publishes fiction, essays, interviews with writers and artists, poetry, and series of artworks.


Ferrolic Clock

Dutch designer Zelf Koelman mechanized Ferrolic clock that is a self-contained clock made of electromagnetic black fluid that forms into time or any shape of form the ferrofluid is designed into suspended particles.

Dutch designer Zelf Koelman mechanized Ferrolic clock that is a self-contained clock made of electromagnetic black fluid that forms into time or any shape of form the ferrofluid is designed into suspended particles.


L'ArcoBaleno or The Rainbow is an Italian emporium for collectible design by Creative Director Ambra Medda. London based studio Commission designed the branding for this online shop with very minimal logo and an arch that also cleverly functions as a tab for the labels, stationery, and note cards. Commission is founded by David McFarline and Christopher Moorby, that specializes in print, packaging, editorial, and advertising design.

L'ArcoBaleno or The Rainbow is an Italian emporium for collectible design by Creative Director Ambra Medda. London based studio Commission designed the branding for this online shop with very minimal logo and an arch that also cleverly functions as a tab for the labels, stationery, and note cards. Commission is founded by David McFarline and Christopher Moorby, that specializes in print, packaging, editorial, and advertising design.


The Gender Gap in Photography and the Project That’s Fixing It - Amanda de Cadenet GOOP

The Gender Gap in Photography and the Project That’s Fixing It - Amanda de Cadenet
GOOP


This newly released Copenhagen Guidebook is filled with maps, essays, and beautiful photographs of the local shops and architecture.


Intelligence is a biannual publication that provides a vivid insight into the people, brands, artists, and designers that shape our cultural landscape.

Intelligence is a biannual publication that provides a vivid insight into the people, brands, artists, and designers that shape our cultural landscape.


Fine Soap Ministry

Clean and simple identity and packaging by Paris & Hendzel for this company was all it required to capture its fundamental essence.

Clean and simple identity and packaging by Paris & Hendzel for this company was all it required to capture its fundamental essence.


Minna

MINNA is a Brooklyn based textile studio created by artist Sara Berks. Also a graphic designer prior to starting her craft, Berks shows a distinct ability in fusing texture with geometric symmetry and serene palette that resonates distant landscapes. Her handcrafted pieces are available on her online website.

MINNA is a Brooklyn based textile studio created by artist Sara Berks. Also a graphic designer prior to starting her craft, Berks shows a distinct ability in fusing texture with geometric symmetry and serene palette that resonates distant landscapes. Her handcrafted pieces are available on her online website.


Black Optical

Black Optical launched their fall campaign harking to Cecil Beaton’s work. Black Optical is an eyewear retailer hailing from Tulsa, Oklahoma that carries a fine collection of optical and sunglasses.

Black Optical launched their fall campaign harking to Cecil Beaton’s work. Black Optical is an eyewear retailer hailing from Tulsa, Oklahoma that carries a fine collection of optical and sunglasses.


Arnsdorf

RoAndCo designed the identity for Australian fashion designer Jade Sarita Arnof of Arnsdorf. The business cards and labels are minimal and buff which evokes the sandy color of deserts for its spring collection.

RoAndCo designed the identity for Australian fashion designer Jade Sarita Arnof of Arnsdorf. The business cards and labels are minimal and buff which evokes the sandy color of deserts for its spring collection.


Considered "a style guide that's man's best friend," this book is equal parts sartorial guide and conversational companion. Brilliantly written and edited by David Coggins, its essays and interviews discuss the lessons men learned from their fathers, the mistakes they made when they were young and how they emerged to become better men who wear their wisdom lightly.

Considered "a style guide that's man's best friend," this book is equal parts sartorial guide and conversational companion. Brilliantly written and edited by David Coggins, its essays and interviews discuss the lessons men learned from their fathers, the mistakes they made when they were young and how they emerged to become better men who wear their wisdom lightly.


Mykita

MYKITA is an eyewear company based in Berlin where traditional craftsmanship is merged with the technologically advanced engineering. Mykita is also known for its innovative  contemporary frames and minimal aesthetic using no screws on its hinges. The company has also won various design awards over the years for their ingenuity.

MYKITA is an eyewear company based in Berlin where traditional craftsmanship is merged with the technologically advanced engineering. Mykita is also known for its innovative  contemporary frames and minimal aesthetic using no screws on its hinges. The company has also won various design awards over the years for their ingenuity.


Ginger

Type foundry F37 released their font design with a new take on the Swiss modern type Ginger.

Type foundry F37 released their font design with a new take on the Swiss modern type Ginger.

 
 

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Shop the Look


 
Shop the Look
 
 
 
 

 

ANINE BING

A feminine lace and silk camisole with a fuzzy knit
sweater paired with a rugged skinny or broken down
boyfriend fit jeans and dainty flats or heels.

 

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