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Site of the Day: Ladies and Gentlemen Studio

Founded by Dylan Davis and Jean Lee, three-year-old Seattle design studio Ladies and Gentlemen has a small, but covetable collection of objects, jewelry, furniture, and lighting all made in the USA.
May 30, 2013
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Harry Seidler: Architecture, Art, and Collaborative Design

"Architecture, Art, and Collaborative Design" is a traveling exhibition celebrating the 19th anniversary of leading 20th century Australian architect Harry Seidler's birth. The exhibition traces Seidler's key role in bringing Bauhaus principles to Australia and identifying his distinctive place and hand within and beyond modernist design methodology. 15 featured projects, including five houses and five towers in Sydney, Australia, and five major commissions beyond Sydney focus on the Austrian-born architect's lifelong creative collaborations, inspired by Bauhaus founder Walter Gropius and other artistic visionaries such as artists Alexander Calder and Sol LeWitt, architects Marcel Breuer and Oscar Niemeyer, engineer Pier Luigi Nervi, and photographer Max Dupain.
May 30, 2013
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Get This Room: American Modern

We hunted down the essentials in this rustic-meets modern bedroom so you can recreate the look in your home.
May 29, 2013
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Moleskine Detour: Q&A with Ginette Caron

Have you ever wanted to peek inside the notebooks of your favorite designers? In The Detour Book: The Moleskine notebook experience, readers are privy to a stunning collection of more than 250 notebooks that have been decorated, hacked, and sketched by some of the world's leading designers, artists, and creative thinkers, including Spike Jonze, Christian Lacroix, Mary Ellen Mark, Paula Scher, and Karim Rashid. The notes, clippings, drawings, and sculptures showcased in the book have been touring the world in Detour, a travelling exhibit produced by Moleskine that allows visitors to experience, flip through, and interact with the notebooks’ pages.
May 29, 2013
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8 Father's Day Favorite Gift Ideas

Father's Day is fast approaching, so we've got all of your bases covered with some great gift ideas. From a unique and classy time piece to a flame free, no smoke grill, click through to find the perfect present for dear old Dad.
May 29, 2013
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Sustainably Sourced Furniture by Steuart Padwick

Steuart Padwick is having a bang-up year. “A couple of months ago I received a Design Guild Mark for my Horseshoe Chair,” says Padwick, “And I have just had a great time at Clerkenwell Design Week.” Earlier this year, YLiving became the first retailer stateside to carry Padwick’s charming, ethically-sourced and witty designs.
May 29, 2013
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Recycled Tube Light by Castor

The Recycled Tube Light by Canadian design studio Castor is a great example of upcycling done right. Using recycled materials—burnt-out fluorescent tube lights—in an unexpected, innovative way, it challenges our notions of waste.
May 29, 2013

Mobile App We Love: Instagram

Join Instagram launching co-founders Mike Krieger and Kevin Systrom for a #Nofilter conversation this Thursday at the Castro Theatre in San Francisco, California. What to expect? Their recent $1 billion dollar acquisition by Facebook, controversial policy-change announcement back in December, and perhaps what's next for the two. Riding the same wavelength, we've gathered up a few of our favorite Instagram picks that our editors snapped around the world. And be sure to follow us here!
May 29, 2013
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Product Spotlight: Schola Desk by Yota Kakuda

Traditional English school desks were the inspiration behind London-based Japanese designer Yota Kakuda's workstation. He used just one sheet of plywood to fashion the compact piece.
May 29, 2013
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