The LaVista Bedroom Collection from Jelínek
Though family-owned furniture brand Jelínek (based in the Czech town of Valašské Meziříčí) was founded in 1897, this is the first time in its long history that the company has worked with a designer to produce a contemporary collection of solid wood...
WOO Toys from Vrtíška Žák
Created by Czech design and architecture outfit Vrtíška Žák, WOO toys are a boy's dream come true. "We wanted to design something just for ourselves without any client. So we decided to design these three toys," describes Vladimír Žák. He and his...
Contemporary Art at Le Méridien Chambers
Some boutique hotels seem to add artwork to the lobby as an afterthought for sheer novelty. Real estate magnate Ralph Burnet (of Coldwell Banker Burnet), however, has been merging artwork and service for a unique experience since 2006, when he founded...
Brazil Meets NYC in Joinery's Blankets and Rugs
Within the Brooklyn boutique's thoughtful selection of well-crafted housewares, vintage goods and hard-to-find clothing labels, one of Joinery's most popular pieces has been their own woven blankets and rugs which are, more often than not, out of...
Framed Textile Art from St. Frank
Photographs, paintings and posters have been the standard go-tos for sprucing up apartment walls, and now SF-based St. Frank would like to us consider another option: textiles sourced from around the world. And forget those mass-produced tapestry...
Five Favorites from Boerum House & Home
Retail store, museum gallery or apartment: the newly opened Boerum House & Home joins the row of stores including jewelry designer Erica Weiner and fragrance boutique Twisted Lily on Atlantic Avenue that make the Boerum Hill block a formidable shopping...
Ipnos Outdoor Light by Rossi Bianchi Studio
Created by Milan-based design duo Guido Bianchi and Nicoletta Rossi for the well-respected and innovative lighting company FLOS, the Ipnos outdoor light is at once subtle and bold. The simple design—which is really an indoor/outdoor piece—essentially...
Grand Banks Floating Oyster Bar
As of this week, Manhattan has a new maritime attraction in the form of the Grand Banks, a working historic schooner turned seasonal oyster bar. Though the brief may be appetizing enough as is, the allure of the 72-year-old Sherman Zwicker extends...
All The Fruits Wallpaper
Design duo Jessica Pinotti and Stephen Cheetham are forces to be reckoned with separately, so it makes sense that together they have created something very special. The creative pair founded All The Fruits—a company offering super-bright, playful...
Building a Smarter Bedroom
Sponsored content: It's no secret technology is still entering each and every portion of our lives. From wearables to a smart cup that knows exactly what you're drinking, the future of technology aims to not only help us keep track of our own biometrics...
Nockstone Modular Building Blocks
Nockstone is a concept stemming from a collaboration between two Dutch designers, Melle Koot and Volken de Vlas. It's a modular building block that can be interlocked together with other Nockstones without the need for auxiliary joiners like glue...
ION Hotel, Iceland
Iceland is often dubbed "the land of fire and ice"—and not just because "Game of Thrones" chose the island nation as a frequent filming location. About the size of Kentucky, Iceland boasts some of the most starkly juxtaposed landscapes in the world...
Ilan Dei Venice: The Cruiser Collection
Based in Venice, California, Ilan Dei perfectly captures the region's quintessential laid-back, communal atmosphere with his outdoor furniture. The studio's latest line, just in time for summer, offers four new pieces inspired by Hot Rod culture...
Interview: Afroditi Krassa
Based in London, with firm roots in Greece, Afroditi Krassa has established herself as a prominent designer of her generation—particularly in interior design. Her clients range from the highly lauded furniture design house Ligne Roset to Italian...
Since joining forces in 2008, Dan Mazzarini and Brian Humphrey have been conceiving and crafting eclectic hospitality, retail and residential spaces through their company, BHDM. Mazzarini (previously designing stores for Ralph Lauren) and Humphrey...
Sabine de Gunzburg: Artist Rugs Collection
Four years ago, arts patron Sabine de Gunzburg was working as an interior designer for friends. "We couldn't find a good rug at a good size, good colors, whatever—so I decided to go to India to see if it was possible to make it in silk," de Gunzburg...
The German capital counts its nightlife among the best in the world, not just because of the sheer volume of clubs, but due to the wide variety and quality of music and "only in Berlin" attitude. The recently launched Berlin Lofts outpost of private...
Beeswax Candles Cast from Antique Bottles
Arizona-based husband-and-wife duo Peter and Juwels hand make candles with pure beeswax, which burns longer and brighter than any other wax on the planet, and employs lots of honey bees! Be sure to check out their other styles on Etsy, such as the...
Six Unique Candles
There's something about lighting a candle—an effortless way to instantly transform the ambience of a room, with the strike of a match, making everything look a little more beautiful. We learned that in Scandinavian tradition, the heat and light...
by Leemor Rhodes Retrosuperfuture (RSF)—the Italian label behind Super sunglasses—celebrated the much-anticipated opening of its first brick and mortar shop with a flagship store in downtown New York City. Located in an early 20th century building...
Oasis by Klára Šumová and Dirk Wright
Strong storytelling plays a vital role in the work of Klára Šumová. Through her interior objects of various typologies and scales, the designer explores poetry and stories in design. Šumová debuted several years ago with her elegant Love floor lamp...
Steps away from Bryant Park in New York's Garment District is the new Refinery Hotel, which quietly opened its doors this summer. Design firm Stonehill & Taylor, tasked with the hotel's architectural transformation and interior design, drew from...
Hinoki Wooden Bath Mat
Hinoki cedar has been cherished for centuries in Japan as a rot-resistant material long-utilized for temples and shrines. This modern Hinoki bath mat, handmade by artisans in Kiso Japan for Mjölk is supremely water resistant, with slanted edges that...