Design

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Favourite Things

The Prosecco Van

The Bubble Bros’s converted three-wheeled Piaggio Ape serves sparkling wine and signature Spritz cocktails at festivals and private events. Their little fleet of bubble wagons includes a Bubble Bike and the Spritz Blitz, too. Only in UK. Pity.
bubblebros.co.uk

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Stand-out walls

Designed by Alessandro Mendini and Pietro Gaeta, this series of 18 vividly coloured frescos and wallpapers called “4 mani sovrascritture” (4 hands over-writing), creates a bold statement in any room.
now-edizioni.com

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A forest of canoes

Vancouver Artist Dana Claxton has manipulated photographs of canoes and added brightly coloured layers for a series of 16-foot murals adhered to the columnar bents along the treaty lands of Toronto’s Bentway Skate Trail.
thebentway.ca

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Coloured glass meets lacquered metal. Patricia Urquiola and Federico Pepe collaborate to create an inspired furniture collection with artisans skilled in the thousand-year-old manual technique of architectural stained glass.
editionsmilano.com

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Row, row, row your boat

Look for these autonomous floating vessels on Amsterdam’s famous canals—a Roboat is a research project between MIT and a local institute that’s hitting the water to move goods and people.
ams-institute.org/roboat

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Irresistibly Adler

Glamour turned up, hues turned down. The Harlequin Credenza by Jonathan Adler, in shades of early morning is a little Italian modern and a lot playful.
jonathanadler.com