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These Classical-Meets-Contemporary Ceramics Are a Major Discovery

It's not every day that we make a discovery on the level of Nicolette Johnson, when some random Instagram rabbit hole leads us to a trove so vast we can hardly believe no one had tipped us off to it sooner. But that's exactly what happened last month, when we stumbled onto an image of Johnson's vases and found ourselves practically hyperventilating — not just over the works themselves, but the fact that the young Brisbane-based talent only started working with ceramics at all less than two years ago.
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A Contemporary Furniture Editorial Inspired by Baldessari, Moholy-Nagy, and More

As you might have guessed from yesterday's story, there's nothing we love more than turning the lens on our own contributors — if only because to interview someone is to get to know them in an intimate way that casual conversation often can't approximate. Case in point: an Q&A and photo essay from earlier this year with one of our favorite SU photographers, Pippa Drummond. Called Gravity's Rainbow, it's a joyful, color-filled editorial that features contemporary and vintage furniture from the likes of Bower, Anna Karlin, Apparatus, Gino Sarfatti and more.
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A Dutch Duo Making “Furniture for Your Wall”

Three years ago, Korean graphic designer Dongyoung Lee and Dutch artist Michiel Hilbrink moved to a "woon/werkatelier," a living and working studio for artists in Amsterdam — not originally built to live and work in — and became greatly inspired by their undefined situation. Their new collaboration, Things of Morel, developed at the intersection of interior decoration, object design and sculpture, and the latest collection, called Sun Fluid, stems from their own experiments with raw materials.
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8 Amazing Finds From the Parisian Design Dealers Known as Kolkhoze

This month we discovered the Parisian entity Kolkhoze, whose program we must confess we don't entirely understand — founders Thibaut Van den bergh and Thomas Erber seem to be interfacing not just between designers and clients, but between other galleries and clients, as well, offering both existing editions and custom commissions. Whatever they're doing over there, they're doing it well — we did a deep-dive into their site this week and discovered not only amazing works we'd never seen before, but designers we'd never even heard of.
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Kelly Behun x Concrete Cat is a Match Made In Heaven

A few weeks ago, we conveyed our excitement over the fact that Concrete Cat was finally making furniture. But it turns out that that was just the first piece of many, and that the Canadian studio had in fact been working under wraps on a collaboration with one of our other favorite designers: Kelly Behun.
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A Jewelry Line for Minimalists Who Also Love Color

Amélie Riech certainly has an impressive fashion resume — having worked as a stylist and editor in Paris, then designed jewelry for the likes of Christofle and Paco Rabanne — but when it comes to her personal jewelry brand Uncommon Matters, if we had to guess, it's her erstwhile training in architecture we're likely most drawn to.
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Digital Renderings of “Rocks and Light,” Inspired by Mono-ha

Plenty of designers are obsessed with Mono-ha. But when Swedish art director Anders Brasch-Willumsen looked closer at the Japanese art movement, he noticed one thing in particular he could personally relate to: the ephemeral nature of its works. "The works that came out of Mono-ha would often exist only in photographs," he says. "I felt connected to this idea because creating digital sculptures is similar: they only exist in images." Inspired by that realization, Brasch-Willumsen decided to create "Rocks and Light," a new series of digital artworks pictured after the jump.
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A Favorite Housewares Brand Makes the Move to Furniture

Today marks the start of a month of design in New York, so perhaps it's fitting that we kick things off with a brand that's been working for years to revitalize the American design scene from the ground up. Good Thing, the Brooklyn-based housewares and accessories label founded by RISD grad Jamie Wolfond in 2014, has always sought to not only engage local manufacturing and producers but also to work with as wide a swath of designers as possible.
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A Collection of Mirrors and Vases Inspired by Tribal Shapes and Colors

You heard it here first: Fringe is getting mainstreamed in Milan. When we came across VI+M Studio's divisive Cousin Itt-esque lamps last week, we didn't think to much of it, but this week, there's already been Cristina Celestino's new tables for Editions at Spazio Pontaccio and, around the corner from our Airbnb, these sweet collections of vessels and mirrors at the fashion boutique Malìparmi, designed by Serena Confalonieri,
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A French Creative Studio Gives the Silk Scarf a Majorly Cool Upgrade

In the last few years, the silk scarf has seen a major upgrade from studios like Massif Central and A Peace Treaty, but one of our favorites on that short list of cool is Suprême Bon Ton, the French creative studio whose fourth collection is as playful and stunning as past iterations. “Totem” features a variety of blue, teal, and cream-colored organic shapes that appear to be stacked, wedged, and floating around the silk canvases, following the brand's longtime obsession with rocks and geology.
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