Here are the people, places, and things that caught our attention in May. Inspiration can come from anywhere—take a moment and dig in.
1. The Pigment Lab Tokyo, designed by renowned architect Kengo Kuma, whose work connects ancient principles of Japanese art and ideology to the modern day through space, is as beautiful as the contents. It is described as a laboratory for exploring “expression in color and matiere” as well as an academy, a museum, and a store combined into a comprehensive facility for creativity.
3. Gardening Will Save The World—Ikea and Tom Dixon collaborated to rethink the future of urban farming to explore sustainable, affordable, and forward-thinking solutions for people to grow food and medicinal plants at home.
4. The former RuPaul’s Drag Race winner, Trixie Mattel, is throwing her hat into the beauty ring, launching a range exclusively at LA Drag Con. Full of fun, vibrant color, and glitter, the range is built on the premise that “Drag queens and people, they want the same thing: We all want products that work well, that are priced well, and are fun to apply.”
5. Denmark becomes a frontrunner in the new plastics economy, laying out a new vision rethinking the role of plastics in society. The Danish plastics challenge has set out to capture the research, innovation, and business opportunities rethinking plastic offers.
Photo: via Pigment