Madeleine Morley is a design and architecture writer based in Berlin. She studied English literature at Cambridge University and went on to complete an MA in art history at the Courtauld Institute of Art. She has written for Creative Review, AIGA, Monotype, magCulture, AnOther, and The Guardian among others.
Nothing says good morning like the sound of bubbles rising as you lift your espresso maker from the stove. It wasn’t always so easy and affordable to make coffee at home, though.
If the Olympics are the biggest sporting competition in the world, then yuru-chara is the biggest spectator sport. Here’s what you can learn from the designers behind these furry, fumbling characters.
Can you separate great design work from a morally objectionable designer?
From ramshackle, historic zine shops to luxe, modern art book temples, here’s our definitive list of the world’s best design-oriented bookstores. We originally started with 10, but quickly realized that wasn't nearly enough, so we’ve expanded the list to 46 (and we’re game for another update in the future).
Madeleine Morley examines the print versus digital content battle over the last decade and discovers that digital and print actually compliment each other in a co-dependent relationship. Amid the sweeping statements that print is dead, Morley offers a deeply-reported, thoughtful counterpoint.
Eike König got his start designing album artwork during Frankfurt's techno era. In this interview, he traces the DNA of those rave years to the founding of his Berlin-based design collective "Hort" and his mission to always deliver the unexpected.
For the second straight year, we asked 10 creatives to predict what is coming up in the world of design and how they will prepare for it. This year's installment includes designing for voice-controlled tech, holograms, and the rise of the hybrid designer.
This Italian calligrapher is regularly hailed as one of the world’s greatest working calligraphers. Combining his monkish commitment to the craft with an inventive, youthful sensibility, Barcellona’s contemporary interpretation of hand lettering has coincided with a major resurgence of calligraphy in visual culture.