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  1. Design Shop Visit: Mjölk in Toronto
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    Design Shop Visit: Mjölk in Toronto

    This Canadian duo searches out top Scandinavian and Japanese designs and brings their best finds back to this Toronto shop.

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Christopher Wahl
    07.27.11

  2. Marimekko's Iconic Patterns
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    Marimekko's Iconic Patterns

    It's hard not to adore (and lust after) Marimekko's fabrics. In the early 1950s, as Finland continued its slow ­recovery from World War II, textile designer Armi Ratia seized the opportunity to...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    07.26.11

  3. Sydney's Surprising Opera House
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    Sydney's Surprising Opera House

    The Sydney Opera House is more amazing—and surprising—in person than any photo could convey. Earlier this month, I headed to the Southern Hemisphere for a vacation in Sydney and Cairns,...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Miyoko Ohtake
    07.14.11

  4. Jonathan Adler
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    Jonathan Adler

    Seventeen years ago, Jonathan Adler wasn’t a brand, he was a one-man full-time pottery production operation—“making, glazing, firing, packing, and shipping every single piece I...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    05.17.11

  5. Ceramics by Montes Doggett
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    Ceramics by Montes Doggett

    A journey through the Intertubes recently landed me at the homepage of Montes Doggett. The stunning line of Peruvian ceramics is the work of Mexican designer Monica Porter.

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    03.30.11

  6. Aspect Pendants

    Aspect Pendants

    Sacramento-based Schmitt Design slip-cast two pendant light silhouettes—slender and squat—in translucent porcelain that, when turned on, emit a warm glow. Fabric-wrapped cords come in...

    $380.00

  7. Colour Porcelain

    Colour Porcelain

    One of Japan’s oldest porcelain manufacturers, Arita, hired Dutch duo Scholten & Baijings to design a minimalist tabletop collection using traditional Japanese glazes like yellow ochre...

  8. Chive

    Since 2004 Chive has consistently delivered fresh, innovative and simplistic designs to showcase the individual beauty of the flower. Often dubbed as the “antithesis” of old-school of ...

    10.21.10

  9. Cersaie 2010
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    Cersaie 2010

    Cersaie is the biggest trade show of the year for ceramic tiles, and each September Bologna becomes a hub for showing the latest innovations featuring the multi-faceted material. From roofing to...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    10.06.10

  10. Xenia Taler

    THE MAKERS Who: Partners Xenia Taler and Steven Koblinsky. Xenia designs the tiles, Steven crafts the clay and glazes. Where: In their Toronto studio. When: Since 1996. How: Tiles are pressed in m...

    07.12.10

  11. Murray's Law
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    Murray's Law

    “Form follows function” has been the go-to paradigm for evaluating good design since American architect Louis Sullivan articulated the idea more than a century ago. For Murray Moss, a...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    photos by: Jason Schmidt
    09.07.10

  12. Factory Direct
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    Factory Direct

    Ask anybody who has held so much as a bud vase from Heath Ceramics about the pottery’s charms, and you’re likely to encounter the kind of adoration reserved for treasured family...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    photos by: Dustin Aksland
    08.17.10

  13. Heath Ceramics' Winter Collection
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    Heath Ceramics' Winter Collection

    Though it's only August, holiday gear is already on its way (the New York International Gift Fair kicked off August 14). What's caught our eye is Heath Ceramics' new Winter 2010 collection&mdash...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    08.16.10

  14. Wood and Stoneware Vases

    Wood and Stoneware Vases

    "The brutal shape and bright pink of these vases remind me of Ettore Sottsass, a designer whom I've been a fan of since I was a kid growing up in Ashburnham, Massachusetts."&mdash...

    $249.00

  15. Kahla Porcelain

    Kahla Porcelain

    Our modern global world is characterized by flexibility, speed and a constant change of focus – and everyday life thus primarily calls for variable concepts, unconventional solutions and...

    03.16.10

  16. Espasso at Steven Alan
    Event Spotlight

    Espasso at Steven Alan

    Beginning with an all-day kickoff party on Saturday, May 29, from 10 am to 7 pm, Steven Alan in East Hampton will feature an installation of handmade furniture and accessories by Brazilian artisans...

    written by: Erika Heet
    05.27.10

  17. Q&A: Gijs Bakker
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    Q&A: Gijs Bakker

    As cofounder of the iconic Dutch collective Droog, industrial designer Gijs Bakker further defined the design identity of his homeland, the Netherlands, as simple and playful, conceptual but...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    05.25.10

  18. Pigeon Toe Ceramics

    You know when you visit your local vintage shoppe hoping for that rare, once-in-a-lifetime find that you spend a lifetime searching for? Or perhaps when you take your first trip overseas, staring...

    02.25.10

  19. Fish's Eddy

    We were driving upstate New York searching for interesting chairs, barrels paintings and cabinets to bring back to our just-opened little shop near Gramercy Park. We passed an odd town with an even...

    02.14.10

  20. Romi Ceramics

    Romi Ceramics is a selection of signature hand crafted vases and votives. Designer Romi Hefetz specializes in the art and science of clay and porcelain slip casting, makes and finishes each unique...

    02.08.10

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