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Eero Saarinen's Two-Seater: the Womb Settee
The story behind Eero Saarinen's classic 1948 Model 70 Womb design is simple: Florence Knoll wanted a chair that felt like "basket full of pillows." While most might immediately think of fluffiness and volume, the Finnish-American furniture designer...
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1. Marvin Minsky, Artificial Intelligence Pioneer, Has Died Marvin Minksy, a pioneer in artificial intelligence and one of the first people to begin imparting common-sense reasoning to computers, died on Sunday at the age of 88. A true innovator...
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Jet Pack 2.0
Sporting a tessellated, triangular upper paneling, the Jet Pack 2.0 is the successor to Tessel Supply's original Kickstarter offering. The sleek backpack features composite faceted panels and a faux fur laptop pocket and is made from PU-coated ripstop...
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1. Christine Osinski's Photos of 1980s Staten Island In the upcoming book “Summer Days: Staten Island,” photographer Christine Onsinski captures the spirit of residents of New York City’s “forgotten borough.” Taken during the summer seasons of...
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Victoria Wilmotte's Pli Side Table
Using a combination of complex geometries, angles and finishes, French designer Victoria Wilmotte creates striking pieces that beg the eye to search for more. Her latest design, the Pli Side Table, is a perfect example of how a home furnishing...
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Gift Guide: Green Valentine's Day
Whether you buy into Valentine's Day or not, there's nothing quite as satisfying as giving your favorite person—or people—a gift that's just right for them. Because green is one of our favorite colors and because it's associated with growth and a sense...
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London Art Fair 2016: Wood
Wandering the stands within the London Art Fair, which has returned to the British capital for its 28th edition this January, consistently delivers an eye-opening experience. As usual, the show features an abundance of contemporary and modern British...
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Prepd Pack Modular Lunchbox and App
Type “meal prepping” into Google Trends and you’ll see that the term has experienced exponential growth over the last few years. With more and more people opening up their ovens instead of the latest delivery app, it only makes sense to have a...
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Super Duper Hats
by Ivan Carvalho for Freunde von Freunden The role of Florence in the Renaissance is well documented, but many aren’t aware that the city on the banks of the Arno has another claim to fame: the birthplace of Italian fashion. In the 1950s, long...
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Perpetual Wall Calendar
Designed in 1987 by Dan Resigner, this perpetual wall calendar never gets old. It features the bright and bold blocks of color often seen in Reisinger’s artworks. The plastic and PVC calendar encourages owners to start their day with the meditative...
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Creative Calendar Ideas for 2016
For many of us planning doesn't come naturally and, while Google calendars are useful, they're not the most inspirational. Further, everyone looks for something different in a calendar: whether that's plenty of space for itemizing a day or a broad...
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1. Design Legend Richard Sapper Dies at 83 Legendary industrial designer Richard Sapper has died at the age of 83. Throughout his nearly 60 year long career, the German-born, Italy-based designer worked to create products that not only looked...
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Alligator Freedom Ride Flag
Part of Melbourne-based artist Sean Morris' "Cosmic Dread" (2015) series comes the digitally printed "Alligator Freedom Ride" flag—in a new minty colorway. With a mustached man and a woman (brandishing a sword) riding an alligator-bodied motorbike...
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The Fabric of India
London's Victoria and Albert Museum (aka V&A) boasts an incredible collection of handmade Indian fabrics and textiles—a collection they say is the greatest in the world. Though their exhibition "The Fabric of India" is coming to a close this weekend...
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Playful Illustrated Maps From Heretic and Kingdom Collective
With the saturation of Google Maps, Apple Maps and apps like Citymapper, the visualization of physical spaces is no longer much of an artistic process. Instead, it’s usually just a question of pure functionality. This leaves the field wide open...
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Studio Visit: Charles Lethaby Lighting
British lighting designer Charles Lethaby’s cozy, high-ceilinged studio is located in Walthamstow. The east London area has become something of a creative hotspot, with plenty of emerging brands setting up shops or studios here. Lethaby is one of around...
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Two Zero One Six Calendar
Copenhagen-based designer Kristina Krogh’s beige and gold 2016 calendar bears “Two Zero One Six” in bold lettering, legible from across the room. Up close, the 50 x 70cm print presents the calendar for each month in a muted grey hue with gold-foil...
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