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DESIGN
Herman Miller Wireframe Sofa
As one of the more exciting seating designs to be introduced to Herman Miller's already near-comprehensive offering of home and office furnishings, the Wireframe Sofa Group blends a comfortably minimal aesthetic with a visual and physical lightness...
DESIGN
Three Reissued Modernist Lamps
by Adam Štěch As the year rolls forward many furniture and lightning brands continue to show an interest in reissuing historical design artifacts of decades past. Large or small, most producers comprising the design market now present some form of...
DESIGN
The Made Collection
Driven to design a set of items that together form something greater than their individual parts, LA-based designer David Okum introduces The Made Collection. Now on Kickstarter, the handmade home and office accessories blend beautiful, mid-century...
CULTURE
Century of the Child
The historical ebbs and flows of an entire century can certainly encompass a significant amount of societal change, but did anyone bother to ask about the kids? The new book "Century of the Child: Growing by Design, 1900-2000" by MoMA's architecture...
DESIGN
Poketo Store
Eight years after Angie Myung and Ted Vadakan of Poketo moved from San Francisco to LA, they've fulfilled their dream to open a store for their successful business. Located in the downtown Arts District, the newly opened 4,000-square-foot boutique...
STYLE
Lug Von Siga 2013 F/W Collection
After eight years in advertising, Turkish designer Gül Agiş switched gears and returned to school, studying fashion first in Istanbul and then in Milan, where she received a masters degree from the revered Politecnico di Milano. Her talents...
DESIGN
Bauer Pottery Company
Southern California's Bauer Pottery Company first made a name for itself in 1932, when the company released California Color pottery after the Great Depression. Before its sunny introduction, ceramics came in white, cream or brown—Bauer was...
DESIGN
Modern in the Past Tense
When the traveling exhibition "Design 1935-1965: What Modern Was" opened in 1991, the accompanying 424-page catalog startled the industry with its declaration that the Modern period was over, and should, from that point, be spoken about in the past...
CULTURE
Five Objects in White
Now in its fifth year, the Pavilion of Art & Design gathers the most exclusive European galleries under one large, pink tent in Berkeley Square to show their beautiful objets d'art and design as part of the ever-growing London art week—with...
DESIGN
Knoll Textiles 1945-2010
Known as one of the world's leading modern furniture design companies, Knoll has employed the likes of Mies van der Rohe, Eero Saarinen and other leading designers in its postwar production periods. Although less recognized, Knoll Textiles has...
STYLE
Ochobags
Born out of Genova, Italy's school for industrial design, designer Arianna Vivenzio founded Ochobags in 2006. Centered on a modular and customizable bag, Vivenzo describes her mission as "obviously to combine function and aesthetics." Staring...
TRAVEL
Luxe Home Swap
Even the most opulent hotels can't replace the comforts of home, where decor and amenities truly speak to your interests. While plenty of alternatives exist in the form of apartment swapping and rental sites, few tailor their offerings to the style...
DESIGN
Jig and Crown
The new Jig chair by Massproductions in Stockholm is, in a word, beautiful. Absolutely poised in its form and slightly odd colorways, it's the work of English designer Chris Martin (who founded Massproductions with his design partner Magnus Eleb...
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