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Scandinavian Design on the Docket

Peep a few of our favorite finds in a major Scandinavian design auction happening in Chicago on May 16, 2013.
May 6, 2013
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5 Australian Designers We Love

Australia—the light-drenched island at the bottom of the world, the site of virgin white beaches, exotic air, and majestic wilderness, place to a vivid national surf culture, a heady tropical climate, and singular environmental challenges; is a country that champions the design of nationally-made products with a specificity of purpose and an aesthetic, unique to its geographical isolation. Where some of the world’s design plays on sustainability as a motif of political correctness, Australian designers live environmental shortages, ecological fragility, and depletion as an everyday reality. These hurdles inspire out-of-the-ordinary thought and the use of new materials, so that in the creation of Australian design pieces, their forms and functions embody original ethical approaches and sustainability-conscious solutions. If there was a national Australian design creed, it might read something like: ecologically-savvy with a gently inventive edge. We discovered five designers that exemplify this creed on a recent trip to Australia.
May 2, 2013
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6 Plastic Furniture and Accessory Designs

From an innovative toaster to a bright scratch resistant chair, check out these six designs that feature the numeours capabilities of the moldable, bendable, and wondrous material: plastic. And be sure to catch a peek of this Australian design studio making its mark on plastic containers!
May 1, 2013
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A Magnetic Coffee Table

In Brussels last spring, we had the opportunity to visit Studio With a View, a collective workshop shared by an architect, two photographers, and five designers. Afterwards, we posted about some interesting work by resident designer Maarten De Ceulaer, who developed a creative new way to make bowls using inflated balloons and colorful synthetic plaster. Now we want to share another project by a designer in the collective, Raphael Charles.
April 30, 2013
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Product Spotlight: A-Frames by Chiaozza

Inspired by a Danish folk design, Brooklyn-based Chiaozza's hand-cut geometrical A-Frame shelves not only house various keepsakes and objects, but can proudly stand on its own as a sculptural wall piece.
April 30, 2013
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Stoa Design

A philosophical designer based in Beyoğlu relies on handicraft, woodworking, and the universal meaning of nature.
April 29, 2013
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Design Shop We Love: The Future Perfect in SF

We recently had the chance to visit Williamsburg design shop, The Future Perfect's, newest west coast outpost in the Pacific Heights neighborhood of San Francisco (check out our first report here!) and it certainly did not disappoint. Inside, a hearty mix of well-established, international, not-so-well-known, and local designers, such as Piet Hein Eek to Alfredo Häberli to Fort Standard, comely crowded the black and white walled small space.
April 26, 2013
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Geometric Inspired: Istanbul's Contemporary Designers

Geometric motifs taken from a centuries-old document still serve as inspiration to Istanbul’s contemporary designers.
April 26, 2013
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Second Look: Henry Wilson

With Australian designer Henry Wilson's new A-Joint Mini, a flexible joint used to connect standardized timber, it's possible to construct simple, strong furniture on a budget using wood from a local hardware store.
April 25, 2013
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