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  1. Designing Women
    In The Modern World

    Designing Women

    Blazing a trail through the canon of design, these 25 artisans worked to make some of the modern era’s most recognizable furniture, lighting, and objects. From the sculptural pottery of Eva...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    01.02.09

  2. Raise High the Roof Beams
    House Tours

    Raise High the Roof Beams

    Creative bartering and a healthy dose of sweat equity allowed a young Charleston couple to transform a derelict 19th-century structure into an inspired living space.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    photos by: Daniel Shea
    08.29.11

  3. 2012 Color of the Year: Tangerine
    Product of the Day

    2012 Color of the Year: Tangerine

    Pantone, no longer relegated to color wheels for art directors, makes a splash each December with the company's pick for imminent Color of the Year. For 2012, the shade that will "provide the...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    12.09.11

  4. Lighting Lower Manhattan
    Outdoor

    Lighting Lower Manhattan

    Attention lighting professionals: New York City is making like Hong Kong and illuminating its waterfront in a proposed bid that invites architects and designers to create a massive interactive...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    12.16.11

  5. The Youngest Guns Contest
    A Great Idea

    The Youngest Guns Contest

    Once again, we're jostling our way into the hallowed halls of academia to ask for images of student-created work.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    12.20.11

  6. Textiles in Motion
    Interviews

    Textiles in Motion

    Sydney-based embroidery designers MaricorMaricar hit our radar screen back in August with a series called Turns of Speech, weaving misheard lyrics into textile magic. We got on the horn with...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    01.05.12

  7. RIP, Moss Design Emporium
    Post

    RIP, Moss Design Emporium

    Following a short announcement in the New York Times yesterday, the news of the imminent closure of Moss has been ripping up and down the wires, resounding in a collective end-of-an-era sigh from...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    01.27.12

  8. Best of Paris: 2012 Maison & Objet
    Travel Reports

    Best of Paris: 2012 Maison & Objet

    Maison & Objet, the annual winter design show in Paris, ended last week, and it's taken seven whole days to catch our collective breath and clean off our camera's memory card. The immeubles...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    02.01.12

  9. Printed Matter from Paris to Toronto
    Post

    Printed Matter from Paris to Toronto

    One of the fringe benefits of traveling to design shows is collecting the printed ephemera made by creative pros, from business cards to catalogs to pamphlets. I just got back from a trip to Paris...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    02.02.12

  10. David Stark Pop-Up Shop
    Shops

    David Stark Pop-Up Shop

    New York designer David Stark is the ne plus ultra of event planners: his creative empire employs a merry workshop of 30 craftsmen, set designers, and florists who can build out Stark's visionary...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    02.03.12

  11. Fantastical Walls
    Product of the Day

    Fantastical Walls

    The larger-than-life, exuberantly patterned wallpaper by the Paris studio Minakani Walls makes me want to decorate my house like a mod Liberace. Frédéric Bonnin and Cécile...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    03.06.12

  12. 10 Minutes with Karim Rashid
    Interviews

    10 Minutes with Karim Rashid

    Tuesday evening, Danish design company Bo Concept debuted its newest collection, created by designer-about-town Karim Rashid. I walked up the pink carpet (a favorite color of the Egypt-born, Canada...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    03.08.12

  13. Back to the Future
    Product of the Day

    Back to the Future

    The legacy of mid-century designer Joe Colombo is underscored with a reissue of his plywood 4801 chair, now appearing for the first time in plastic from Italian furniture company Kartell.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    03.28.12

  14. Brooklyn Botanic's New 'Do
    Outdoor

    Brooklyn Botanic's New 'Do

    Last week, as spring's balmy temperatures took a temporary dip into glacier territory, the two founding partners of architecture and urbanism firm Weiss/Manfredi led a hard hat tour of their new...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    04.05.12

  15. IKEA PS Collection
    Product of the Day

    IKEA PS Collection

    Affordable furniture emporium IKEA inspires some conflicted feelings. On the one hand, the brand's products are reasonably priced (sometimes astonishingly so), hack-able, and when they are good,...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    04.18.12

  16. Emeco Debuts Starck 'Broom' Chair
    Product of the Day

    Emeco Debuts Starck 'Broom' Chair

    Pennsylvania-based Emeco is known for iterations on one theme: virtually indestructible chairs made from recycled aluminum. The original Navy chair produced by the company started as a...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    04.20.12

  17. Lukas Peet
    Post

    Lukas Peet

    “Canadian designer Lukas Peet’s pieces are future classics, marrying form and function with a wisdom far beyond his 25 years.”

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    04.24.12

  18. Portland's Beam & Anchor
    Travel Reports

    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...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    04.25.12

  19. Mid-Century Remastered
    Product of the Day

    Mid-Century Remastered

    Bernhardt Design revives Charles Pollock’s long-dormant career with the release of a timeless new lounge chair.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    photos by: Annie Schlechter
    05.15.12

  20. ICFF 2012: Picks from Javits Center
    Travel Reports

    ICFF 2012: Picks from Javits Center

    This week we're digging deep into our favorites objets de design spotted at the 2012 International Contemporary Furniture Fair in New York, from satellite events to the show floor at Javits Center....

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    05.23.12

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