We believe design has the power to change the world. With Kazam! we share stories about people, projects, and ideas that are shaping a better tomorrow.
An Architectural Foundation
These little-known architectural designs by Charles Eames in St. Louis during the Great Depression reveal the seeds of his design ethos.This link opens the post, "An Architectural Foundation"
Circling the Brain
Artist Jim Stoten takes us on an odyssey through his creative process with a detour into his subconscious.This link opens the post, "Circling the Brain"
The Iterative States of America
In a political era defined by dysfunction, can design play a role in engaging voters—and even help them believe in democracy again?This link opens the post, "The Iterative States of America"
Two leaders in the shift toward the circular economy—at a NYC nonprofit and Nike—discuss the trials and triumphs of the quest for zero waste.This link opens the post, "Trash Talk"
Design Q&A: David Adjaye
With designs that interweave story and structure, Sir David Adjaye’s buildings articulate the moment, honor the past, and guide us into the future.This link opens the post, "Design Q&A: David Adjaye"
Artist as Art Form
In work that segues from gorgeous fields of color to everyday inanities, Daniel Eatock defies categories, proving he has one muse: the process itself.This link opens the post, "Artist as Art Form"
To stop the human and ecological destruction caused by linear design, environmental educator and activist Sage Lenier advocates for more intersectionality, circularity, and learning new skills.This link opens the post, "Everyday Evolution"
Design Q&A: Max Lamb
By connecting art and anthropology to materiality and improvisation, furniture designer Max Lamb creates work that embodies new histories of craft.This link opens the post, "Design Q&A: Max Lamb"
Working in tandem with seasonal cycles, artist Natalie Stopka creates pigments and dyes from plants, then captures nature’s dynamism in her art.This link opens the post, "Elemental Alchemy"