THE AVANT/GARDE DIARIES is a project started by the German automobile company Mercedez-Benz. The initiative engages contributors from various creative fields to introduce something or someone whom they personally consider avant-garde. The result is a very intimate look into the creative minds of our day. The latest contribution follows Milan-based founder of the interior magazine Apartamento; Marco Velardi; and Christopher Nying, co-founder and designer for Our Legacy. The two share their mutual respect for their work and how their work continues to inspire each other.