The Best of Horne
Browsing online design shops peeping at awesome housewares and furniture counts as 'work' here at Dwell, and I recently discovered what might be my new favorite design resource: Horne, founded by Ryan Walker and Alissa Parker. "Our promise is to only offer items that we think are truly wonderful," the pair write in their site's mini-manifesto. "We try to counter the 'buy disposable' mentality by selling pieces that you will cherish for years and years to come. Each item is truly a special treasure—something to hold and love but also use and enjoy." With the seasons changing and an influx of sweet new objects on their site, I asked Walker and Parker to share a few of their favorite fall-friendly items currently available at Horne, from a graphic patterned pouf to a perfect tea mug.
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Woven placemats by award-winning textile designer Sandy Chilewich. Durable vinyl-weave linens wipe clean. 14" x 19".
- To Frank Lloyd Wright, Ralph Walker was “the only other honest architect in America,” and to The New York Times, he was the “architect of the century.”* Throughout his…
Stainless steel may be the modern flatware standard, but warm-toned metals are making a comeback. This line is designed by a Portuguese company schooled in the fine art of cutlery craftsmanship.
- When it comes time for the big feast, be ready with dinnerware, servingware, glasses and more all in seasonal style.
- In our July/August 2012 issue, we profiled a cross-section of women working in the design field from architects to curatorial theorists and a handful of professions between.
- Set a memorable modern tabletop with these five strikingly original cutlery designs.
Action/Reaction presents different ways California designers have responded to current events, whether sociopolitical or economic, in a creative or innovative way. In a departure from the past juried competitions, this year, the PMCA invited a notable design professional to curate each category in response to the theme of "Action/Reaction. Rose Apodaca curates Fashion; Stewart Reed curates Transportation Design; Louise Sandhaus curates Graphic Design; Alissa Walker curates Product Design; and for the first time in CDB history, Architecture is included as a category, curated by Frances Anderton.
Statement sofas needn't be staid models of straight lines and solid colors. Mabel—contructed from Eurpoean hardwood and upholstered in a linen exclusively designed by Donna Wilson for British brand SCP—brings a bit of fun to the living room, and we'd very happily lounge on this bright settee.