Contributing Blogger Tiffany Chu: If your second home is the library and your first home the studio desk, there's probably an academic cornucopia of design supplies that you've been yearning for all semester. For those of us who've been toiling away for final reviews and have only begun thinking about the holidays, here are some picks for your fellow design scholars.
Padded laptop sleeve, detachable shoulder strap, interior organizing pockets, exterior cargo and cell pockets, contrast green lining. 16.5" x 3.5" x 12.5".
Dieter Rams designed Vitsoe's classic universal shelving system in 1960, and now you can buy a simple starter collection online. These pre-planned units come in three sizes and a hanging rail, and can be added to at any time for modular organization made easy.
Kartell's indoor/outdoor Lizz chair—similar to Starck's La Marie, but designed with comfort in mind—finally arrived stateside in 2008 in seven glossy techno-polymer colors.
The DLM table by Thomas Bentzen for HAY is an acronym for "Don't Leave Me," a reference to the carrying handle that makes it easy to move around.
Taking inspiration from the delicate craftsmanship of crystal cutting, the Crystal Bulb combines industrial influences with decorative qualities, transforming the everyday light bulb into an ornamental light fitting. In the right setting the Crystal Bulb, while very antique looking, can be quite modern and certainly enchanting.
The aluminum shade of Muuto's Mhy is hand made-and-painted. We were taken with the bold purple hue, but the fixture is also offered in yellow, green, white, black, and red for a mix-and-matchable cluster.
The Department of Architecture at the University of Pennsylvania School of Design presents New Aging, an international conference on aging and architecture. New Aging is a uniquely strategic conference, complemented by hands-on workshops, matchmaking sessions, and open houses at collaborating institutions. Guests within and outside of the design profession will provide the professional and visionary background of the conference, leading to a manifesto on "New Aging" in architecture. New Aging will investigate recent advances in architecture and urbanism dealing with age-related challenges; ones that assure the best utilization with the utmost dignity for age.