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  1. Designers on Jewelry: Twelve Years of Jewelry Production

    Designers on Jewelry: Twelve Years of Jewelry Production

    The collection features more than 80 pieces that offer an imaginative, thought-provoking, often conceptual, and sometimes humorous vision of contemporary jewelry. The exhibition surveys twelve...

    01.20.10

  2. Leros MC Table

    Leros MC Table

    Though the Leros coffee table is available au naturel, we prefer the colorful geometric web created by leather laces stretched across the chrome-plated stainless steel frame.

  3. Child's Rocker

    Child's Rocker

    Though not attributed to a particular designer, this circa-1952 plywood-and-painted-wood piece found a place in the Museum of Modern Art's permanent collection. It was designed for and manufactured...

  4. Aalto Child's Chair

    Aalto Child's Chair

    Aalto created this chair, made of bent plywood and bent laminated birch, for Turku–based furniture purveyor Huonekalutehdas Korhonen Oy between 1931-32. It is in the permanent collection...

  5. Iannis Xenakis Drawings
    Event Spotlight

    Iannis Xenakis Drawings

    Though I fear that I won't get to see it in person, The Drawing Center in New York has just opened a new exhibit of architect and composer Iannis Xenakis's drawings. Iannis Xenakis: Composer,...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    01.19.10

  6. Method's New Pump Detergent
    Product

    Method's New Pump Detergent

    As someone who tries my hardest to purchase environmentally responsible products, I have a difficult challenge: a lot of "eco-friendly" cleaners are simply less effective than the...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    01.19.10

  7. Lina Bo Bardi
    Profiles

    Lina Bo Bardi

    Architect Lina Bo Bardi, born Achillina Bo in Rome in 1914, made an indelible mark on mid-century Brazilian architecture and design after emigrating there following the destruction of her office in...

    written by: Erika Heet
    01.18.10

  8. Sofabed

    Sofabed

    Following in the Finnish tradition of minimal designs and even fewer words, Harri Koskinen’s new sofa bed is simply named “Sofabed.” It’s a versatile three-seater that works...

    $6216.86

  9. Bedroom Addition in Seattle
    House Tours

    Bedroom Addition in Seattle

    Growing families can quickly outgrow the homes purchased when the couple was just a twosome. In Seattle, Shed Architects designed a master suite addition for a family of five that was looking for a...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    01.18.10

  10. From Frankfurt: Textile Trends
    Travel Reports

    From Frankfurt: Textile Trends

    One word that has come up in nearly every conversation here at Heimtextil is “inspiration.” Whether looking to discover it or provide it, the show is not just about buying and selling,...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    01.17.10

  11. Family Chair

    Family Chair

    Curating a set of effortlessly mismatched dining chairs can be a difficult task, unless it’s designed that way. Spindle legs and a classic Swedish stick back are the family ties that bind...

    $700.00

  12. From Frankfurt: Heimtextil
    Travel Reports

    From Frankfurt: Heimtextil

    January in Frankfurt is pretty darn cold, so it feels fitting to be here at Heimtextil browsing all the lush materials that are changing the way we make ourselves at home. It’s the 40th year...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    01.16.10

  13. Amco Juicer

    Amco Juicer

    $12.95

  14. Miami: Simpson Park Hammock
    Travel Reports

    Miami: Simpson Park Hammock

    One of the best bits of design I saw in Miami, when I was there last month for Design Miami and Art Basel Miami Beach, was well off the gallery-party-hotel circuit. I'd been to Simpson Park Hammock...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    01.15.10

  15. Sample Sale at Roche Bobois

    Sample Sale at Roche Bobois

    Floor samples, rugs and accessories will be on sale through to the end of January at three Roche Bobois locations: ...

    01.15.10

  16. Friday Finds 1.15.10
    Week in Review

    Friday Finds 1.15.10

    This week's round-up of links brings us lots of fodder for thought and inspiration. The editors share conceptual reuse ideas, Finnish textiles by way of Frankfurt, print design of yore, as well as...

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    01.15.10

  17. Arc Table

    Arc Table

    Arc’s solid base of cement and fiber mimics the sweeping curves and crests of a tensile fabric structure, and this peaked construction can also weather the elements outdoors.

  18. Rebuilding Haiti
    Post

    Rebuilding Haiti

    In the days since the earthquake in Haiti, numerous aid groups have opened up channels for contributions small and large to assist in the immediate needs of survivors in and around Port-au-Prince....

    written by: Sarah Rich
    01.14.10

  19. Miami Modern Metropolis
    Books

    Miami Modern Metropolis

    Aaron Britt: Having been to Miami several times now, most recently for Design Miami and Art Basel Miami Beach just last month, I've grown increasingly fond of the place. Equal parts pleasure center...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    01.14.10

  20. Events this Weekend: 1.14-17
    Week in Review

    Events this Weekend: 1.14-17

    This long weekend sees two exhibition openings and two closings worth checking out: a look at Iannis Xenakis's work and the changing understanding of "landscape" in New York, Daniel...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    01.14.10

  21. Puutarhurin Parhaat Fabric

    Puutarhurin Parhaat Fabric

    The harvest pattern of pea pods, poppies, and broccoli in this Puutarhurin Parhaat fabric depicts a “gardener’s best yield,” part of Marimekko’s stylish new In Good Company...

    $42.00

  22. Jason Miller
    Interviews

    Jason Miller

    When people talk about Jason Miller, they invariably mention three things, in varying order: his wit, his youth, and his meteoric rise in the burgeoning United States design scene. Though all of...

    written by: Amber Bravo
    01.13.10

  23. Typography of the 19th Century Textile Trade

    Typography of the 19th Century Textile Trade

    Adrian Wilson leads a presentation about his unique collection of handmade typefaces and trademarks last seen in use by nineteenth-century fabric merchants.

    01.13.10

  24. Cerno at Ford & Ching
    Product

    Cerno at Ford & Ching

    Our friends at Ford & Ching recently announced a new addition to the curated family of designers they showcase in their Los Angeles headquarters. Cerno Group, founded in 2008, consists of a...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    01.13.10

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