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Interview: Tom Dixon at his New NYC Store
Following the success of Tom Dixon's first NYC showroom last year, the brand has moved to a bigger and better space right next to the newly opened boutique hotel 11 Howard St. In classic Dixon style it features both grand and simple gestures, and...
DESIGN
Colorful Office Additions
Without a doubt, color influences our psychology—from moods to productivity—and as much as we champion minimalism here at CH, sometimes black-and-white-with-leather-details isn't enough to stimulate the creative juices. While you're saving up for that...
DESIGN
Cadillac House, NYC
Cadillac House is one of the brand’s most public-facing initiatives and a signal that they're serious about being part of its new home in NYC. We got an exclusive look at the experiential space with John Bricker, a Partner and the Creative Director...
DESIGN
Furniture and Lighting From NYC's Apparatus Studio
It seems as if every time NYC-based design studio Apparatus releases a new line, there's something to covet—especially when they successfully modernize classic shapes and materials. At ICFF this year, the studio did not disappoint. Apparatus debuted...
DESIGN
Design Studio Garcia Cumini On Their Cesar Unit Kitchen
The design of kitchens for the last 20 years seems to have focused primarily on two styles reflecting two opposite poles: classical or country versus contemporary or industrial. It's become very difficult today to find real alternatives, contemporary...
DESIGN
Futagami's Elegant Brass Hardware Comes to NYC
We've had our eye on NYC lifestyle boutique Nalata Nalata (located off the 2nd Avenue F stop) for some time. A glimpse at their stocked wares reveals the storytelling mission of co-founders Stevenson Aung and Angélique Chmielewski (Nalata Nalata is...
TRAVEL
Rivertown Lodge, Hudson
Opened last October in Hudson, New York, Rivertown Lodge doesn't look like much when you pull up (or walk the 20 minutes from the Amtrak train station). Formerly a 1920s movie theater later converted into a motel in 1958, the new 27-room hotel on Warren...
FURNITURE_DECOR
Lipstick Rug
Outrageous and super-bold, Seletti + Toiletpaper's statement collaboration rugs is playful art meant to be stomped on. With 100% polyester carpets bearing everything from eyeballs to frog burgers, our pick is the pink and black "Lipstick" design—a...
FURNITURE_DECOR
Steel Wire Flare Cage Light
Toronto-based Shelter Bay—just founded in 2015—offers hand-welded steel wire cages and elegant spun steel shades (plus a combination of both) to pair with lightbulbs for a beautiful design occasion. The flare cage reminds us of a billowing skirt, and...
FURNITURE_DECOR
Blush Circle Shelf
A modern take on the corkboard, Australia's Bride & Wolfe has made a version out of powder-coated perforated metal that's comes complete with shelves. Available in gray and white and—for the more adventurous—sea foam or a choice of two different pinks...
FURNITURE_DECOR
Ode Lamp
In classic Herman Miller style, the Ode Lamp (available in desk or floor sizes and colors) is minimalism and function executed to perfection. The sophisticated lamp is a little space-age—you even turn it off by touching the stem—but also delightfully...
DESIGN
Lina Bo Bardi's Bowl Chair
Modern Italian architect Lina Bo Bardi made the permanent move to a politically turbulent Brazil in 1946, where she stayed until her passing in 1992—leaving behind a people-first legacy of striking, democratic buildings such as the 1968 São Paulo...
DESIGN
Jill Platner + Waterworks' Isla Collection
Our 2010 studio visit (video below) with NYC-based jewelry designer Jill Platner revealed a genial spirit who looked most comfortable when forming and playing with her materials of choice: silver and gold. Though metal can sometimes give off a...
DESIGN
Askov Finlayson + Hygge & West Wallpaper
Since 2008, e-commerce wallpaper (and now fabric) company Hygge & West has offered modern, whimsical designs—all wallpaper screen-printed by hand in the USA—through strong collaborations with the likes of Florida's Rifle Paper Co, Brooklyn-based...
CULTURE
London's Libreria Bookshop
London’s Second Home is an inspiring workspace for entrepreneurs and creative businesses that’s bathed in light and overflowing with plants. It’s also the home of the Jago restaurant and has brought new life to the Tower Hamlets area where it’s...
FURNITURE_DECOR
Anatole Side Table
When one tabletop surface isn't enough to showcase all of your favorite art books (and miscellaneous trinkets), French design company Harto's Anatole side table gets the job done. With two-tiers, it's also twice the wooden warmth, contrasting beautifully...
DESIGN
Entler's Two- and Three-Headed Lamps
First impressions of Entler's cast stoneware lamps: organic and weird, yet completely charming. The curved necks evoke a curious creature (or maybe even modern-day humans, craning over our phones) and the Shorty Lamp goes one step further to resemble...
TECH
Inside the Audi E-tron Quattro Concept
We had our first introduction to the Audi E-tron Quattro concept car in September 2015, during Frankfurt's IAA Auto Show. At that time, however, the doors remained closed, leaving the interior design a bit of a mystery. At CES 2016, however, we...
CULTURE
Thirty Years of Chinese American Designer Han Feng
Han Feng rose to prominence in the '90s as the first Chinese designer to show at New York Fashion Week. It may be no coincidence that Feng, who apportions her time equally between a Shanghai atelier and a NoMad, NYC loft—where she showcases her...
FURNITURE_DECOR
Astro Pillowcase Set
Encouraging exploration, curiosity and adventure, the kids' collection from Arro Home is space-themed; with plenty of intergalactic illustrations to put little ones in an imaginative state of mind for bedtime. The 100% cotton Astro pillowcase set features...
FURNITURE_DECOR
Katavolo, Littell and Kelley Lounge Chairs
Usually seen in black or brown, these sensuous lounge chairs designed by Katavolos, Littell and Kelley are sought-after classics from the 1950s. They’re built from chrome, steel and leather and were originally designed for Laverne International in...
DESIGN
"Metal is The New Black" by Quiet British Accent
Taking something traditionally wholesome and making it a little subversive and much more playful, London-based design duo Quiet British Accent has recently unveiled their Metal is The New Black project. For the series, QBA—aka Sharon and Jason...
DESIGN
New Ways to House Air Plants
Thriving without soil and growing into alien shapes, the rootless and pretty low-maintenance tillandsia—more commonly referred to as "air plants"—requires a throne worthy of their exotic uniqueness. Tired of standard vase or terrarium options, we searched...
LINK-ABOUT-IT
Link About It: This Week's Picks
1. An Interview with Gloria Steinem and Ruth Bader Ginsburg While their careers have taken them to different places, Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg (aka Notorious RGB) and women’s rights activist and journalist Gloria Steinem have fought...
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