Last week, we declared our love for TypeToy, an online reference library of all things vintage design and typography, but who's the mastermind behind it all? Why, Aaron Eiland, that's who. When not working his magic as Fossil's senior designer, Eiland designs, designs, and designs. Many a pattern, many a line, click through to see a few of his works.
With its glowing magenta ceiling, floor, and walls, the lavatory's shower looks more like a room meant for a Gaspar Noé film than a place to spruce up one's hygiene (the house it resides in is called Xeros). A small portrait painting replaces the usual bathroom suspect—the mirror—and sanded oriented strand board (OSB), a waste material typically used in framing, outfits the blocky, narrow quarter. See the rest of this sustainable steel mesh-clad live/work space in Phoenix, Arizona in our issue dedicated to green homes here.
Kate Spade fans rejoice! Earlier this week, the fashion brand launched their lower-priced line of apparel, accessories, and homeware goods, Saturday, with the same charm that the brand is known for. Our pick of the bunch is the mod black and white Everyday Teapot. The stoneware holder of tea comes with a dome lid, tea strainer, and is microwave and dishwasher-safe. Here's to stylishly drinking more cups of tea!
Shh, can you keep a secret? The Royal College of Art in London is having its annual RCA Secret exhibition and one-day shop of its 2,700 original postcard-sized artworks by 1,034 internationally acclaimed artists and up-and-coming graduates this coming Saturday, March 23 in the new Dyson Building at the Royal College of Art, Battersea.
This year's event will feature original works by renowned artists such as Christo and John Baldessari, David Bailey, Mike Leigh, Orla Kiely, and Sir Paul Smith. Past RCA contributers include Tracey Emin, David Hockney, Giorgio Armani, Sam-Taylor Wood, and David Bowie.
Each postcard will go for $68, but considering that you might possibly stumble upon a Damien Hirst (whose work sells for millions), it's worth getting a few (but pace yourself, the maximum is 4!) and lining up early (first come, first served basis).
The logic behind the 'Secret' is that the artist signs their postcard only on the back, so buyers won't be able to identify the creator until they purchase the piece. All proceeds will go towards supporting the RCA Fine Art Student Award Fund and before heading over, be sure to register here for an RCA Secret Collector's Number to purchase postcards at the event.
For those who cannot make it across the pond, click on through to see our selects from RCA's 2.7K something postcards.
For Dawn Casale and Dave Crofton (and their new little addition), an ample, but budget-friendly kitchen was on top of the list before making the move from their previous residence in Cobble Hill to their 2,400-square-foot townhouse in Boerum Hill, as featured in our Modern for Less issue. By enlisting Brooklyn design-build firm MADE to renovate their aging brownstone using salvaged materials and adding in clever storage-saving methods, the trio was able to squeeze in a splurge or three, such as the Carrara marble sink, Viking chimney wall hood, and a free-standing range by Bluestar. The kitchen island and cabinets were outfitted with remilled Douglas-fir beams salvaged from upstate New York and wallet-friendly drawers from Swedish furniture company Ikea.