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Intricate Illustrations on Plates by Sasha Tugolukova
Born in Russia, London-based artist Sasha Tugolukova's first training in illustration came in the form of Khokhloma, a folk art drawing technique. The style js defined by vivid detail, careful lines and light pattern work. While art school at the...
DESIGN
Artist Collaboration Rugs by GUR
Of all the words one might associate with rugs, “fun” isn’t usually one of them. But Portuguese designer Célia Esteves definitely manages to spice up the floor covering with her collection Rug by GUR. The colorful and intriguing artist collaborative...
DESIGN
Assembly Design's 00 Clock
Balancing a calculated academic approach with a very tactile studio process, the New York City-based duo Assembly Design (responsible for the imaginative furniture collaboration that debuted at this year's ICFF) is now exploring familiar territory...
DESIGN
Colorful Textiles by Arro Home
Arro Home—a new label from Melbourne—was founded by Beci Orpin and Adam Rogers after they worked together and realized they shared an enthusiasm for well-designed homewares. Orpin is a veteran (despite her age) of the Australian design scene. An...
DESIGN
Studio Visit: Per–Tim
by Ariel Katz Creating lifestyle products and loungewear through fashion designer eyes stands as the mission statement behind new Melbourne label PER–TIM. Created by Bernadette Francis and Laura Albee Barton, their up-and-coming label is about to...
DESIGN
CH Gift Guide: Spring 2014
Spring has finally sprung in the Northern Hemisphere—and not a moment too soon. To celebrate the sun's reappearance and the prospect of flowers blooming, bikes rides and beach days to come, we have selected our favorite spring-themed goodies from the...
DESIGN
Wacamole Ceramic
Spanish company Wacamole Ceramic was founded in 2013 as a joint venture between friends Luis Llamas and Lydia de la Piñera—a sculptor and designer, respectively. The duo creates handmade ceramic tabletop and hanging planters that are sweet, playful...
DESIGN
Milan Design Week 2014: The Quietly Colorful Home
From fashion to photography to furniture, recent years have seen a shift in the creative world's overarching palette from highly saturated primary colors to a soft range of light corals, sea foams, baby blues, pale yellows and pinks. Some tones lean...
DESIGN
London Design Festival 2012: The Copper Impression
The use of ultra-versatile copper is on the rise, whether inspired by the 204 copper petals forming this year's Olympic torch by Thomas Heatherwick, the promise of the metal's unique patina upon years of use or its ever-increasing street value. The...
TECH
DWR and MyDeco
When British website Mydeco arrived stateside last year with their 3D room planning tool, we were impressed with the user-friendly interior design program that allowed you to choose from a host of home furnishings. Their interactive tool proved so...
DESIGN
Hills
Creator of the incredible teapot Wood You Like A Cup Of Tea?, Jakob Solgren's newest design keeps to his playful wit while taking on new form in a commission for Swedish glass manufacturer Kosta Boda. The "Hills" candlestick holders symbolize to...
DESIGN
Circle Hook Light
by Barnaby Slater Striking the fine balance between sculpture and practical lighting, ITP alum and studio CW&T designer Taylor Levy continues to play with form and function with her new Circle Hook Light. Like her successful 8 Light ASCII Display...
DESIGN
W/Heart
While brands making up stories is nothing new, it's increasingly more common to see products like W/Heart, which founder Jacqueline Bos conceived around the very idea of "things that have a story behind them, things that you can see the care put...
TECH
NuVision Televisions
If there's such a thing as an artisanal television brand, NuVision is it. The makers of high-caliber flatscreens steer clear of mass production, preferring instead to individually source their materials and limit their quantity in favor of maintaining...
DESIGN
Bold & Noble Type Map
Ingeniously charting Anglophone countries with city names written in their correct geographical location, Bold & Noble's striking maps are a typographic puzzle that stimulate the eye as well as the mind. The U.S., U.K., Australia, New Zealand and...
DESIGN
Archiquarium
Unless you go custom, aquariums rarely do much to elevate the humble fish's status anywhere close to that of furry four-legged friends. Swedish designer Karl-Oskar Ankarberg has taken on the plight of the fish, designing an attractive split-level...
DESIGN
Bike Shelf
After visiting friends in both New York and San Francisco, furniture maker Chris Brigham realized that there was very little effort going toward proper bike management and maintenance coast to coast. The resulting Bike Shelf by the one-man design team...
TECH
Mydeco
Recently launching stateside, home furnishings aggregate Mydeco combines interactive tech with an extensive network of vendors for a uniquely easy shopping experience. The site—founded by Lastminute.com's Brent Hoberman—uses their finely...
DESIGN
Brand Van Egmond Anniversary Collection
Commemorating 20 years of success in the design world, Brand Van Egmond is celebrating their anniversary with a new collection of their "haute couture" lighting. With an approach based on the idea of making real sculptures, BVE's fixtures (many...
DESIGN
Asia Now: Exploring Design Culture
With former Droog co-founder Gijs Bakker at the creative helm, Taiwanese design collective Yii is sure to steal the show at the upcoming exhibit "Asia Now: Exploring Design Culture" curated by Designboom. Kicking off tomorrow in L.A., "Asia...
FOOD-DRINK
Brizo Venuto
Brizo's new Venuto introduces touch-activation to a faucet with a strong geometric profile, making a busy cook's kitchen a little more convenient and cutting down on germs. When Brizo offered us a unit for our office, we jumped at the chance to replace...
DESIGN
Daphna Laurens
A study on value, the transformer-like Vault structure from the prolific Eindhoven-based design team Daphna Isaacs and Laurens Manders speaks to the notion that truly priceless items are intangible, and can't be tucked away in a safe. Comprised...
DESIGN
Pâté Chinois
Injecting personality and random order into their latest collection, Montreal-based designers Thien and My Ta Trung's Pâté Chinois series is a concept centered around the beloved Quebec dish Shepherd's Pie. Presented at the brother...
TECH
BeoVision 10
The sleek presentation of Bang & Olufsen's BeoVision 10 shows that there's plenty of room for making the modern television more refined, powerful and sophisticated. The LCD panel looks more like a decorative piece melding with interiors—a lesson...
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