Erin Gigl

Erin Gigl is a freelance design and travel writer, editor and artist.

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In our high-tech society, studies show we’re less inclined to be social. Is that really true? Human beings feel the push to interact and are finding themselves drawn to public spaces. Perhaps the old-style town, based around a public square (think Italy), wasn’t so bad after all. As cities grow, a need for community is...

Seph Lawless is a self-proclaimed “artivist,” an artist who’s also an activist. As a photographer he dares to enter abandoned spaces, lots and even restricted areas to capture the neglected, crumbling, rotting reality of the lands and communities of the United States. During the event Dwell on Design, Lawless gave a...

Just beyond Milan in the Italian Dolomite Mountains, tucked away in the village of San Cassiano in Alta Badia, is the new Penthouse by the architectural studio Vudafieri-Saverino Partners. The 160 m² penthouse is situated on the 4th floor of the five-star Rosa Alpina Hotel & Spa. The partnership between the studio and...

Snarkitecture teamed up with Caesarstone at this years Milan design fair to present Altered States, an interpretation of the kitchen island. Using Caesarstone’s White Attica, visitors were invited into an immersive waterworld where the 3 states—ice, water and steam—were explored sculpturally, evoking the abundance of...

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For the third edition of Nine Journeys Through Time, Alcantara and Art, curators Davide Quadrio, founder of BizArt, and Massimo Torrigiani, co-founder of Boiler Corporation, invited 10 artists to participate in exploring the material possibilities and qualities of Alcantara®. The curators have been collaborating with...

Cars line the streets of a typical urban setting, bumper to bumper, squeezed to the brim. Schools have reached their pupil population limit and some children have to transfer. One thought comes to mind: there are too many people. It is not on the radar for the numbers to go down. In fact, the population is expected to...

Ever wonder what the big deal is with minimalism in designing spaces? Scandinavian designers and brands offer insight at this year’s IMM Cologne   With everything instant and connected, our minds are constantly filled with the next step and our actions are nonstop. We are literally occupied in every sense, which is why...

It makes sense that the United Arab Emirates is bursting at the seams with artists and designers. Not only drenched in the beauty of white sands and the Persian Gulf, the MENA region is home to traditional artistry and creating with one’s hands. Artistic creation has always been an attempt to understand one’s identity...

Tucked into Dubai’s bustling commercial district and linked to a rich history of traditional hand-crafting such as weaving, pottery, calligraphy and boat building, the home of the Tanween Design Program is perfectly placed to make its mark. Since it’s inception in 2013, Tanween has already become a major player in the...

A year of hunting products for architecture projects has bumped certain brands to the top of your wish lists. Below, you’ll find online exhibition site ArchiExpo’s compendium of 2017’s most solicited manufacturers.   The Season for an Open Fire Focus, a leading French fireplace manufacturer for 45 years, made the list,...

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