Laure is a Los Angeles–based photographer and design enthusiast. When not contributing to Dwell and Apartment Therapy, she's opening too many tabs in Firefox, baking, gardening and exploring the great outdoors.
Every fall the Maison et Objet Show in Paris sets and spots trends in lifestyle and home design. Most notable this fall are the continuing trends towards slowing down, living close to the land, and bringing the outdoors in:
It's no secret that architects and designers stray from their main medium and try their hand at various smaller scale projects. Philipe Starck has made an entire career on rethinking and redesigning everyday everythings. And what's more everyday than utensils? But from Jean Nouvel?
Maintaining a minimalist home definitely has benefits. Among them: less 'stuff' to take care of, less storage needed, less money spent on things and the freedom to use your home the way you really want. But if you aren't already living that way, it can seem daunting to make the switch to a simpler life. The Zen Habits Guide to Minimalist Living can get you started.
Pierre Wetzel: The Last Fall A new French site has entered the affordable art marketplace selling limited edition prints from up-and-coming photographers, graphic designers, and children's illustrators.