Designers Share Their Creative Outlets During the Pandemic

Socially distant but emotionally together by Ayse Birsel, co-founder and creative director of Birsel + Seck.

Read up on her Hello Cindy! chat here

Artwork by Ronan Bouroullec. Image © Ronan Bouroullec.

“Every day, we handmake a ceramic character that’s also a candle holder. We have about 30 so far. Eventually, we’ll have a whole calendar’s worth.” —Kiki & Joost Design Studio

Watch Inside the Issue featuring Kiki & Joost

I’ve been painting watercolors of the Chicago buildings I see out of my apartment windows. —Sarah Kuchar, Kuchar Studio

Another watercolor by Sarah Kuchar, Kuchar Studio.

Each day since quarantine, I’ve added a mark to white trace I’ve put up on a wall representing a thought, an aspect of a project, a furniture detail in a new collection. The days go on and the marks continue, fluidly and intuitively.” Alison Rose

New shelters by Patricia Urquiola.

We’ve been recording and photographing our kids’ art, taking pictures of each image. That’s been inspiring.Koko Architecture + Design

Dancer, 2020 by Erwan Bouroullec. Image © Erwan Bouroullec.

Minutes by Dedar and Icinori

Custom musical instrument by Sanjit Manku. 

A Mandala by Verda Alexander.

Clara Lees design for Eny Lee Parker’s polymer-clay mini-room competition.

Our Family Dining Table miniature sculpture by Irwin Miller.

Read up on his Hello Cindy! chat here

Stay at Home Girl series, Sydney Stinson by Rebecca Moses.

Life is worth nothing, nothing is worth life by Saguez & Partners.

Life is worth nothing, nothing is worth life by Saguez & Partners.

Life is worth nothing, nothing is worth life by Saguez & Partners.

Life is worth nothing, nothing is worth life by Saguez & Partners.

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