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.
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"
Leslie Diuguid’s fine-art prints are redefining the genre through a homegrown operation that gives artists—and herself—a greater voice.This link opens the post, "Screen Play"
For NYCxDESIGN, the Eames Institute lands in New York City with a street-facing design exhibit at Herman Miller’s Park Avenue flagship.This link opens the post, "Windows Installation"
Design Q&A: Emily Pilloton-Lam
At Girls Garage, Emily Pilloton-Lam guides girls and gender-expansive youth to design interventions for social and personal good.This link opens the post, "Design Q&A: Emily Pilloton-Lam"
Decades in the making, the Eames Institute of Infinite Curiosity offers a new window into the storied designers’ legacy.This link opens the post, "Everything Connects"
Breaking the Mold
We trace the story of Ray and Charles Eames’s partnership and problem-solving back to an almost magical handmade plywood-molding device called “Kazam!”This link opens the post, "Breaking the Mold"
Ishinomaki Lab helped rebuild a city in Japan after the 2011 tsunami. Now, a partnership with a Michigan makerspace again demonstrates the power of design.This link opens the post, "Crafting Community"