The Story Behind Microsoft’s Famous XP Desktop Wallpaper

TechComments ⋅ Apr 14, 2014
Even if you’ve used other operating systems for your whole life, you’re bound to have encountered Microsoft’s “Bliss” wallpaper. The iconic photo – depicting a serene grassy plain against a perfect blue sky – seems someh...

Hedi Slimane’s Rebranding of Saint Laurent Receives Award from Wallpaper*

StyleComments ⋅ Mar 9, 2013
When it was announced that newly appointed creative director Hedi Slimane would rebrand the established house of what is now known as Saint Laurent, a quiet murmur of disapproval ran throughout the fashion world. Upon revealing the final product thou...

Phaidon Press Wallpaper* City Guide for iOS

TechComments ⋅ Jun 4, 2012
Now available for your iPad or iPhone is the newest Wallpaper* City Guide from Phaidon Press. This invaluable app is designed for the traveling enthusiast; providing a wealth of city information like maps, entertainment venues, and photographical poi...

Lernert & Sander for Wallpaper* 2012 Handmade Film

ArtsComments ⋅ Apr 26, 2012
Contemporary lifestyle editorial Wallpaper* recently held its 2012 Handmade exhibit in Milan bringing together some of the world’s leading designers, craftsmen and manufacturers to produce unique furniture, fashion and more. For the event, Dutch arti...

Wallpaper* x Reebok Pop-Up Exhibition – Sneak Peak

StyleComments ⋅ Jul 25, 2011
Internationally renowned design bible Wallpaper* is collaborating with fitness experts Reebok to curate the works of five leading artists. Innovative fitness design including Reebok’s ZigTech running shoe intersects with the artists’ creative vis...

Kris Van Assche x Wallpaper* x Maurice Lacroix Pontos Décentrique GMT “Rough Conviction” Watch

StyleComments ⋅ Jun 14, 2011
For the benefit of UNICEF Japan, a three-way partnership involves Kris Van Assche, Wallpaper* and Maurice Lacroix on a collaboration watch titled “Rough Conviction.” Based on watchmaker Maurice Lacroix’s Pontos Décentrique GMT,...

Wallpaper* Design Awards 2011 Guest Judge Pharrell Williams

DesignComments ⋅ Feb 16, 2011
For its seventh annual Design Awards, Wallpaper* Magazine selected Pharrell Williams as a judge. In this video, the musician/artist/designer discusses his nominees for categories like Life-Enhancer of the Year (Pharrell’s pick: the Apple iPad), C...

Kinfolk for Wallpaper* Magazine Brooks Saddle

DesignComments ⋅ Aug 28, 2010
The folks at Kinfolk have gone to work on a genuine leather Brooks Saddle for Wallpaper* Magazine. The saddle features Brooks’ signature brass fasteners, and an all-over star print courtesy of kinfolk. The centerpiece is the double rabbit o...

Wallpaper x Bell & Ross BR01-92 Radar Watch

StyleComments ⋅ Jul 21, 2010
Wallpaper Magazine celebrate their 2010 August Handmade edition with a collaborative effort with watchmakers Bell & Ross. Described as “A conceptual spinning sculpture on the wrist”, the face features a rotational theme which cre...

Martine Rose and Wallpaper* for Timberland 2011 Spring/Summer Collection

CultureComments ⋅ Jun 8, 2010
London based designer, Martine Rose got the call to bring her astute knowledge of menswear aesthetic to a performance based heritage brand in Timberland. Her peculiar design style as it pertains to the clothes that she makes, somehow didn’t...

Wallpaper* for Globe-Trotter Limited Edition Suitcase

UncategorizedComments ⋅ Feb 19, 2010
Possessing a strong taste in everything refined, Wallpaper* Magazine team up with Globe-Trotter on a set of elegant suitcases. Heavily armed with superb detailing and exquisite quality, both a suitcase and hold-all are created in a classic blue c...

2010 Fall/Winter Menswear Venues

UncategorizedComments ⋅ Feb 1, 2010
With the Fall/Winter menswear shows now over, Wallpaper* gives us a peek into some of the more intriguing venues by various exhibiting designers. Included are further looks into set-ups by the likes of Diesel, Adam Kimmel, John Galliano, and Kris...

Wallpaper* City Guide iPhone App

UncategorizedComments ⋅ Jan 11, 2010
Wallpaper* City Guides present a tightly edited, discreetly packaged list of the best a location has to offer the design conscious traveller. Whether you are staying for 48 hours or five days, visiting for business or a vacation, Phaidon has done...

Wallpaper* x Victorinox Cuts Swiss Army Knife Collection

UncategorizedComments ⋅ Sep 29, 2009
Following-up closely on another recently seen collaboration between Victorinox and Dover Street Market comes a Wallpaper* series of pocket knives. The three-piece collection features three different designs including Wallpaper* and artist’s...

Wallpaper* Interview with Philippe Starck

UncategorizedComments ⋅ Sep 10, 2009
Celebrated for his designs across various disciplines– from products to furniture to  interiors– Philippe Starck is arguably the most heralded contemporary designer today. Wallpaper* recently had the opportunity to sit down and chat w...