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Stylish Modern Housewares from Finell

Designer Rebecca Finell debuted an impressive new line of tabletop items and decorative accessories at NY Now this week. Her eponymous line, Finell Co., includes stylish, functional, and forward-looking items geared towards entertaining: serving pieces, runners, place mats, storage vessels, trays, and more. Every item boasts a refined, modern sensibility and goes a step further in that they’re durable and highly-functional. Finell cut her teeth in the design industry at Boon, a modern baby products company she founded in the mid 2000s. Taking the knowledge she gained about materials and product development, she created Finell with the goal of housewares that work for busy home entertainers. What she noticed from a lot of modern housewares is that they often looked to the midcentury for inspiration. “I didn’t want to do a ‘me too’ version of things,” she says. “I wanted to think about what’s next instead of looking back.” Here’s a peek at a few items in the collection.
February 9, 2014
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Carbon-Neutral Brick Tower Coming to MoMA's PS1 This Summer

MoMA/PS1 announces its 2014 Young Architects Program winner, The Living, who will build a zero-carbon brick shelter in the museum's courtyard this summer.
February 8, 2014
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Nendo and BoConcept Collaborate on a New Line of Furniture

A new line of furniture by BoConcept and Nendo marries Danish functionality with Japanese whimsy.
February 7, 2014
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Week In Review: 7 Great Reads You May Have Missed

Each week delivers many great original posts, articles, and interviews focused on the latest in modern design. We wouldn't want you to miss a thing, so we've pulled together our top stories of the week. Take a look and see what you might have missed.
February 7, 2014
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7 Modern Shingled Houses

Shingle style takes on a new meaning in the following 7 modern houses that approach the genre in innovative ways.
February 7, 2014
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David Weeks' New NYC Gallery

Furniture and lighting designer extraordinaire David Weeks has a new showroom and gallery at 38 Walker Street in Manhattan.
February 7, 2014
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Pauline Deltour's Geometric Accessories for Puiforcat

At Maison&Objet, French silversmith Puiforcat debuted a line designed by Pauline Deltour called Argent de Poche. Meaning “pocket money” in French, the concept of the line was to include objects you always have with you: a key ring, bill fold, and business card holder, for example. While Deltour’s design is firmly of the present, she gleaned inspiration from Puiforcat’s rich legacy, specifically the Art Deco works by Jean Puiforcat.
February 7, 2014
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Top 10 Houses on Dwell This Week

As the weekend approaches, we've gathered ten of our most popular homes on Dwell this week for your perusal.
February 6, 2014
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Designer Spotlight Ettore Sottsass

Italian designer and founder of the Memphis movement, Ettore Sottsass is widely known for his expressive furniture and futuristic, sometimes goofy visions of everyday objects. On paper, Sottsass’s aesthetic is equally vanguard, as seen in his 1971 gouache-and-ink drawing Preliminary Project for Microenvironment, Element for Landscape Home. Recently acquired by the Museum of Modern Art, the sketch is emblematic of a design movement still holding sway over the furniture and interiors of today.
February 6, 2014