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WF Magazine Side Table

For our October issue we're celebrating the best in American design, so we recently got on the phone with Parsons-trained furniture and lighting designer Joshua Howe who spoke to us from his Hudson, New York, workshop about the new WF Magazine Side Table. "The idea is a simple geometric structure with pieces that can be added to it," he says of the steel-framed table. The modular system includes options for both a concrete slab to sit or store things on and a magazine rack. The tables sell for $2,300 and can be purchased through the Culture and Commerce Project in Hudson. Read on for a breakdown of how Howe brings the WF Magazine Table to life.
September 27, 2012
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London Design Festival 2012

It’s been a rather momentous year for London as the city played host to the Olympic Games and celebrated the Queens diamond Jubilee. The mood of positivity and the buzz of excitement that built over the summer spilled over into this last week’s edition of the London Design Festival. Celebrating its own ten-year anniversary, the Festival was bigger than ever with over 250 projects taking place across the city over the course of ten days. Here’s what we saw and loved.
September 25, 2012
Expandable Kiosk furniture by h2o Architectes

Expandable Kiosk

Paris firm h2o Architectes recently completed the renovation of an art house cinema, which includes an ingenious puzzle-like furniture feature in its 430-square-foot lobby.
September 20, 2012
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'Feast in the House of Simon' Series

With its powder-coated frame, subtly beveled top, bright hues, and no-frills minimalist feel, the Feast in the House of Simon table is firmly planted in the present day. It might surprise you to learn, though, that it traces its roots to a c. 1475 oil-on-wood painting by Dutch artist Dieric Bouts.
September 17, 2012
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Made in the USA

September 10, 2012
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Designer Spotlight: Patricia Urquiola

Patricia Urquiola has not only shattered glass ceilings in her field; she is one of the most celebrated designers of her generation. At the 2012 Salone Internazionale del Mobile this May, the prolific designer was rivaled only by Philippe Starck in new products: new striped wool rugs for Gandia Blasco’s GAN imprint; glassware for Baccarat; furnishings for Moroso, Kartell, and Kettal; and a new line of tile for Mutina.
September 7, 2012
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Design House Stockholm Celebrates 20 Years

Design House Stockholm celebrates its 20th anniversary this year and we sent a few questions to founder Anders Färdig to let us in on a few snippets about what separates the Swedish company from its contemporaries. Since its founding in 1992, Design House Stockholm has worked with some of the most talented young designers from around the world—Form Us With Love, Frederick Färg, and Jonas Wagell, among others. Using a model of production borrowed from book publishing, the company asks designers to send in ideas for products rather than calling upon a certain person to create a certain object. This approach has yielded an impressive array of products ranging from tabletop items to lighting to furniture to clothing. Each piece treads the territory of being visually minimalist but still incredibly engaging and never "plain." Below, Anders shares his thoughts and his three favorite pieces from the new collection. 
September 5, 2012
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The Making-of Balloon Bowls

A trip to Brussels earlier this year included an afternoon visit to Studio With a View, a collective workshop shared by an architect, two photographers, and five designers. While there, I was able to watch a handful of the designers at work, including Raphael Charles, who was photographing a new version of his Magnetic Coffee Table, and Julien Carretero (below), who was experimenting with metal forms to create a new kind of lamp.
September 4, 2012