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Pattern Diary Ceramic Tableware by Renée Rossouw

Tomorrow's Design Stars: Part 2

Continuing our in-depth look at some of our favorite emerging designers around the world—read more about them in our May 2012 roundup here!—here are some additional products that illustrate their talents. Part One showcased designers from the U.K. to Germany to Tokyo to Sydney to Buenos Aires. This time we look at design duos from America and Bangkok, a handful of Scandinavians, and a talented young woman from South Africa who's making her mark on everything from wallpaper to wooden toys. Click through for more!
May 10, 2012
young male Dutch designer Aldo Bakker

New Dutch Design: Aldo Bakker

Familiar objects take surprising new forms in the hands of experimental designer Aldo Bakker.
May 5, 2012
brick facade House BVA in Belgium by DMVA Architects

Facade Focus: Brick

Yves Borghs and Katleen van Ammel wanted their new house to offer maximum privacy but also maximum light. The solution proposed by Tom Verschueren, of Mechelen, Belgium-based DMVA Architects, was to create a closed street-side facade with an open backside facing the garden, totally glazed from the ground up to the saddleback roof. On the street side, the only true opening is the door; the seven tall, slim windows are screened by what Verschueren calls “knitted” bricks. “In this part of Belgium, 90 percent of the houses are built with brick,” says Verschueren. “It’s a classic material that we tried to use in House BVA in a totally different way.”
May 1, 2012
farmhouse renovation in Eldred, New York

Hope Floats

A self-taught designer embarks upon a solo mission to resuscitate a 19th-century homestead.
April 25, 2012
beam and anchor jocelyn robert

Portland's Beam & Anchor

Painter Jocelyn Rahm and furniture reclaimer Robert Rahm are the married partners behind Beam & Anchor, a new warehouse space in Portland that provides workshop space for craftsmen as well as a retail quarter for peddling their made goods. Beam & Anchor was mentioned briefly in our May "Now '99" issue (now on newsstands) in a piece on co-working 2.0, an exploration of collaborative studio spaces across the U.S.A. Now that it's up and running, here's a peek into what makes B&A tick.
April 25, 2012
communal living vacation home wooden structures

Communal Lakeside Vacation House in Ontario

On a lakeside plot outside Toronto, four friends forge a new kind of vacation house. 
April 19, 2012
hide and seek compartment furniture

Hide & Seek

April 13, 2012
Architect Michael Graves by Riccardo Vecchio

Design for Humankind

Architect and healthcare design visionary Michael Graves shares his thoughts on how paralysis has affected his approach and practice.
April 13, 2012
German designer Pia Wüstenberg

Last Words, Take Two

We put the same six questions to everyone we talked to for the Now 99 issue to learn what they’re reading, rethinking, and totally sick of. We ran a few responses as the Finishing Touch in the print edition, but the designers we talked to had loads more penetrating, funny, and strange responses than could fit on the page. Read on for a glimpse of the ideas that are shaping the next wave of design. 
April 13, 2012
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