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Week of May 29, 2017

A weekly Saturday recap to share with you our favorite links, discoveries, exhibitions, and more from the past seven days. This week: we’re Insta-stalking a new Panama City fashion boutique, belatedly sharing our favorite find from Milan, and celebrating the the pink, marble, 1980s-style bathroom getting a major upgrade.

Discoveries

Aldo Bakker Coffee Table

This table isn’t new per se, but it’s new to us, and it’s a beauty. Made by Dutch designer Aldo Bakker for the Danish company Karakter, it’s created from a single piece of rolled-up, self-supporting steel. That green tho…

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Though Jamie Iacoli’s presentation at Sight Unseen OFFSITE focused primarily on lighting, we’d be remiss if we didn’t highlight this cute new side table, designed by her former partner-in-crime Brian McAllister for the Seattle-based brand.

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On Instagram, we spied these new lacquered and wood side tables by French designer Charles Kalpakian. Called Aztec, the ziggurat-inspired lines recall old ruins or temples. (Photos © Paris Se Quema)

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This photographic series by set designer Gemma Tickle and photographer Jess Bonham has the world’s simplest concept — cut different sized holes in colorful, high-end papers by GF Smith, and pull pieces of fabric through — but somehow, the textures render it incredibly compelling and chic.

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We’ve been Insta-stalking the new Panama City–based shop Bruni, founded by sisters Christy and Isa Posse — not only do they feature some of our favorite brands, like Building Block and Loeffler Randall, but the branding and interiors are also on point. Love this chaise is by 3PM Design Studio (reminds us of this pattern from Dream Collective).

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Every year, we’re so excited to see what’s new from Dimore Studio, but in some ways, we’d rather visit the gallery at any other time than during the cacophony of Milan Design Week, when it tends to be packed to the gills with visitors. When we told everyone these photographic cabinets were the best thing we saw in Milan, most people were like, what cabinets? Well, here they are, finally photographed in all their glory.

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We got an update from the newly Mexico City–based designer Fabien Cappello this week that included these graphic rugs he created for the Italian heritage rug company Illulian. The three designs are called Area, Elements, and Extrude, and they’re a translation of 3D elements into a 2D graphic.

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The West Village shop Calliope is known for its impeccable selection of wares from designers like Fort Makers and Doug Johnston, but one of our favorite aspects of the store is its ever-changing selection of Moroccan rugs. The shop just put a brand-new shipment on their website, and we’re pretty into this one featuring a very of-the-moment shade of green.

Links

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Everyone is doing a model apartment these days, it seems, and now you can add to that list the UK-based magazine Cereal, who furnished this three-bedroom penthouse on the Greenwich Peninsula in southeast London. We love the mix of new and old — especially that Mathsson daybed, whoa — but does anyone know who’s behind that amazing art??

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If you’ve ever toured rental apartments, you know that pink marble bathrooms were a serious thing in the ’80s — which makes us love this update, inside a newly renovated home on Australia’s Bondi Beach, even more.

Exhibition

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This week at Lindsey Adelman’s studio in New York, Ann Ringstrand — founder of the Swedish fashion brand Hope — will release a new collection of fragrances and jewelry, alongside ceramic diffusers (above) that sculptor Maria Moyer made for the show.

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The Venice and London–based design studio M–L–XL mounted a short-lived exhibition in the Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall a few weeks ago for something called the Endless Bookclub, a forum for the exchange of ideas about art books: “Heavy Formal Exercise” consisted of an ad-hoc composition of 12 benches made from locally manufactured bricks. Each type of brick was chosen from a selection of British standards — bonding brick, bullnose brick, plinth brick, angle and cant brick, etc, which were then arranged to form these unique geometries.