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Kustaa Saksi for Marimekko Spring 2015
Few brands garner instant recognition with just a glance at a single pattern, but Marimekko is surely one of them. The beloved Finnish label—first made popular in the US in the swinging '60s—is a longtime favorite for their bright yet tasteful home...
DESIGN
The Ripple Series from Haand Ceramics
If you're on a search for high-quality wares to set the table with that are minimalist enough to match any mood and decor but are unusual enough to be memorable, look no further than Haand Ceramics. Founded in 2012 by childhood friends (now business...
DESIGN
Ceramica Botanica
While simple off-white ceramic dinnerware is our go-to for setting the table—sometimes a pop of color in the dining room is just the ticket. San Antonio native Susan Rodriguez has been working as a ceramicist for over 20 years, after graduating...
FOOD-DRINK
ABC Holiday Brunch Table
Sponsored content: 'Tis the season to be entertaining. Once you've found the perfect recipe for your upcoming holiday brunch, we've got everything else covered—from what to drink to what to drink it in—to ensure that it will be a meal to remember...
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Interview: Minna Kemell-Kutvonen and Sami Ruotsalainen
As the Helsinki-based brand gears up to celebrate the 50th anniversary of its iconic Unikko (poppy) print, Marimekko is still very much the prolific and relevant design house that it was when it was founded by Viljo and Armi Ratiain in 1951. The...
DESIGN
The Modern Picnic
When the weather complies, a picnic represents near ultimate sensory satisfaction. Snacking and sipping, mingling with the beauty of the great outdoors, and basking in the warm seasonal glow—the tradition has all the romance of camping without...
DESIGN
Fisica Applicata
Experimental design duo Federica Castagno and Sara Petrucci of Acquacalda presented their stunning new collection Fisica Applicata at the Temporary Museum of New Design during Milan's recent Design Week. Inspired by the study of applied physics...
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
Laura Zindel Ceramics
Drawn with careful, scientific precision, Laura Zindel's insect imagery adds a creepy Victorian-era touch to her expertly-crafted ceramics. The highly detailed, all-black renderings of spiders on dinner plates and scarab beetle on saucers show her...
DESIGN
Mormor Tableware by Gry Fager
An intelligent riff on kitchen textiles, Gry Fager's Mormor collection of tableware for Normann Copenhagen combines modern form and traditional pattern with the most gratifying results. Mormor's distinct patterns—a graphic interpretation...
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Alessi Fall/Winter 2009
During last week's New York International Gift Fair Alessi debuted roughly 200 new products and expanded families across the company's three brand divisions. Choosing favorites isn't easy, but check out a few selects below. Gabriele Chiave...
DESIGN
Landscape Tableware: Patricia Urquiola for Rosenthal
The Spanish designer Patricia Urquiola has been taking the design world by storm in recent years. With a host of furniture and lighting products created for the likes of Moroso, B&B Italia, and Foscarini, it was only a matter of time before she...
CULTURE
Hidebumi Yamaguchi: IMAnoWa
With all the press and buyers swarming around Milan's Salone del Mobile, I was so happy to wander into a seemingly inauspicious exhibition called "Shapes of Japanese Style." The group show was tucked into the gallery's basement...
DESIGN
Limited Edition Alessi Wire Baskets from MoMA
Alessi's classic wire basket has graced the counters and tables of the terminally chic since its debut in 1951. At MoMA's request Alessi has developed a slight variation of these baskets, coating the stainless steel in brightly colored epoxy...
CULTURE
Three New MoMA Store Additions
The Museum of Modern Art's popular design store added some clever new items recently, all of which aimed to help you further personalize your personal space. The Exhibit Your Art Pad (pictured at right) is a stack of sticky note pages that feature...
DESIGN
Crackery Tableware
A sad fate awaits cracked china. With no real value on the secondhand market, most is relegated to the garbage. That is, unless Brazilian/Israeli designer Joana Meroz gets a hold of it. Based in the Netherlands, Meroz reclaims broken cups and dishes...
DESIGN
AZEdesign Messy Tablecloth
A response to the dying tradition of home-cooked meals, Polish firm AZEdesign's Messy Tablecloth embraces the drips, spills and general lack of orderliness that's naturally a part of sitting down to eat. By outlining the disarray on the fabric...
DESIGN
Ineke Hans Bowls
If you're anything like me, eating breakfast doesn't stop you checking your email, answering your phone, and changing the T.V. channel all at the same time. These multi-task enabling soup/cereal bowls by Dutch designer Ineke Hans are ideal...
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