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Faris Jewelry
Growing up in the Pacific Northwest one must find ways to deal with days spent inside due to the dominating rainfall that blankets the region. As a child, Faris Du Graf found herself drawn to design during such times, thanks to her family's furniture...
DESIGN
Edward Durell Stone: Modernism's Populist Architect
Controversial modernist, notorious drinker, architectural tycoon—Edward Durell Stone wore many hats during his long and storied career. In "Edward Durell Stone: Modernism's Populist Architect," historian Mary Anne Hunting hopes to uncover...
CULTURE
Thanks for the View, Mr. Mies
Amongst the expanses of desperate homes and floundering businesses the media has repeatedly brought to light, a lone two towers and low lying complex of townhouses stands in downtown Detroit. Lafayette Park, as it's called, comprises the largest...
CULTURE
Saul Bass: A Life in Film & Design
Saul Bass, best known for transforming the way movies begin, was in fact a designer of incredible versatility. As design historian Pat Kirkham shows in his forthcoming book on Bass (co-authored with Bass' daughter Jennifer), the legendary "visual...
DESIGN
From Photography to Design
Even design dilettantes will know Charlotte Perriand as a famous architect, pioneer of 20th-century interiors design and as the designer behind some of Le Corbusier's most iconic furniture. But taking on a less-known side of the legend, the exhibition...
DESIGN
Soap Chair
Getting a "do-over" usually only happens in video games, and it's even rarer still in the world of design. With Eero Aarnio's molded fiberglass Soap Chair, he's improved on his own classic design, creating a version of his revered 1968 Pastil Chair...
DESIGN
Painting Toward Architecture
One of the greatest historians of American architecture, Henry-Russell Hitchcock helped shape the way we consider the medium today. An advocate of architecture as art over absolute function, Hitchcock wrote numerous books on the subject of architectural...
TRAVEL
The Modern House
Finding a truly spectacular holiday home to buy or rent can be an impossibly difficult, time-consuming task. Architecture journalists Albert Hill and Matt Gibberd have changed that with The Modern House, a U.K.-based real estate site dedicated to...
DESIGN
Eva Zeisel at Room & Board
In 1999, James Klein and David Reid of ceramics design firm KleinReid approached living legend Eva Zeisel about a possible collaboration. The fruits of their labor—limited edition archival prints and vases—now sell from Room & Board...
DESIGN
Richard Meier: Architect Volume 5
by Anna Carnick In celebration of Richard Meier Architect Volume 5," this latest volume reveals that time hast slowed Meier down at all. Focusing on his work between 2004 and 2009, the book offers a thorough and intimate understanding of Meier...
DESIGN
Sergio Rodrigues x ClassiCon Furniture
Architect and designer Sergio Rodrigues is the latest gem owing thanks to the huge resurgence of interest in mid-20th century Brazilian furniture in recent years. Last month, ClassiCon, the German manufacturer of classic and contemporary design, launched...
DESIGN
Modern Living Supplies
Nestled in the bottom pocket of New York's Lower East Side, Modern Living Supplies is a gallery-inspired furniture shop mixing vintage classics and modern designs. Owner and resident furniture designer Mark Naylon is now offering his collection...
DESIGN
Gilbert Rohde: Modern Design for Modern Living
Although known best for his work for Herman Miller, industrial designer Gilbert Rohde's entire output of work is an extensive collection of furniture and interiors, which Phyllis Ross examines in full in her recent book for Yale University Press...
TECH
Deconet Online Modern Furniture Shop
For those who've fantasized about a furniture-buying trip to Copenhagen, Deconet is an online modern furniture marketplace. Like 1stdibs with a more modern focus, the site connects buyers and sellers from all around the globe. From famous designers...
CULTURE
The Modern Architecture Pop-Up Book
Viewing architecture in two-dimensions can be frustrating. Made to be touched and experienced, powerful architecture is impossible to recreate on paper. But a new book takes things one step closer to that unattainable goal. "The Modern Architecture...
DESIGN
Charles and Ray Eames Commemorative Stamps
As an unabashedly extreme fangirl of all things Eames, I am happy to say that the U.S. Postal Service is also feeling some Eames love this month. This week they have issued a hotly-anticipated set of 16 commemorative stamps honoring the iconic husband...
TECH
Modhaus
Whenever I need to buy furniture—and it's been a few times over the past few months (yes, bookcases are useful things)—I check out Modhaus, an online store and "gallery of modernist furnishings, decorative arts and cultural artifacts...
CULTURE
Richard Meier: Houses and Apartments
A follow-up to the book Rizzoli published on pre-eminent modernist architect Richard Meier 10 years ago, their forthcoming Richard Meier: House and Apartments is a hefty volume featuring 28 stunning works. Organized chronologically, each private residence...
CULTURE
Sky Box
My friend and former colleague Stefan Andrén recently finished the Portland, OR home he and his wife Nicole designed as the showcase for their architecture studio Krown Lab. Appropriately named, Sky Box is modernism for the naturalist. Set...
DESIGN
JUNRO
JUNRO is a very simple online boutique of modern design--with some very elegant and minimalistic products. They're not huge, which is to say they're selective about what they carry and feature, like this sleek Epistola Letter Scale--your outgoing...
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