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Our 10 Most Popular Instagrams of 2016

This week, we're reflecting back on some of the year's highlights, from the stories you loved, to the images you helped turn viral on Pinterest, to the Instagrams that sent our likes skyrocketing. We've excerpted 10 of your favorites after the jump.
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Our 20 Top Pinterest Pins of 2016

This week we'll be reflecting back on some of the very best, from the stories you loved, to the Instagrams you liked, to the images you helped turn viral on Pinterest, the 20 most popular of which are posted after the jump.
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Our 10 Most Popular Posts of 2016

What can we say about 2016 that hasn't already been said? Not much, except maybe for pointing out some of the moments in which it actually felt like a great year — one in no way short on incredible new furnishings, interiors, and talents. This week we'll be reflecting back on some of the very best, from the stories you loved, to the Instagrams you liked, to the images you helped turn viral on Pinterest. Today we're starting with our top 10 most popular posts of 2016.
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We’re Predicting These Six Design Trends Will Be Big in 2017

Each year at around this time, we take a moment to look back, but this year we're also looking forward, thanks to Lonny Magazine — they decided to call in a group of design experts to predict the biggest trends on the horizon for 2017, and Sight Unseen's editors were among them. Check out the six materials, motifs, and movements we think you'll be seeing a lot more of in the new year.
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A New Book’s Palm Springs Still-Lifes — And Aging Female Models — Are the Epitome of Chic

The holidays may be coming up this weekend, but for our money, the best gift this season won't be available until after Christmas — that's when pre-orders start shipping for DUNES, a 96-page journal that serves as both a nostalgic love letter for and a thrift and vintage guide to Palm Springs, California. DUNES was conceived by photographer Lauren Coleman — who spent her childhood in an iconic Palm Springs house — and produced as a collaboration between Coleman, graphic designer Sarah Kissell, and stylist Tiff Horn.
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Top 5: Incense Burners

We love design thinking. We love interior design, landscape design, fashion design, and architectural design. We love design for social change, and design for public spaces. But it's hardly a shocker to admit that we've got a particularly soft spot for the design of objects, and as such we're constantly looking for new ways to highlight them — mostly with in-depth backstories and maker profiles, but sometimes, as in our Eye Candy and Saturday Selects posts, with a simple tip of our hats as well. Our newest column, Top 5, is just that: a straightforward, periodic nod to object typologies both obscure and ubiquitous, with five of our favorite recent examples of that typology highlighted in each post. Today, the subject is incense burners, whose proliferation among makers and ceramicists we've been noting for some time now. From geometric compositions to simple brass balls, in no particular order, see our picks after the jump.
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Four Design Calendars That Put iCal to Shame

No one NEEDS a physical calendar anymore, but we've scouted out four that are about to make you WANT one — two are entirely devoted to contemporary ceramics stars, one is a compendium of images by one of our favorite art directors, and the fourth facilitates world domination against a backdrop of futuristic interiors and flower arrangements. From boob potters on motorcycles to camels wearing party decorations, click through to shop our picks.
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Colored Sand, Kool-Aid, and the Potential of Materials

Group exhibitions, which ask a cohort of designers to all respond to the same brief, are far too rare in the American design scene, which often favors solo presentations. That's perhaps why Chamber Gallery's exhibition model, in which an outside curator puts together a few different installments over the course of a year, feels so refreshing. Now on view at Chamber is This Is Today, Matylda Krzykowski's second installment built around the theme of collage.
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We Asked 8 Interior Design Experts to Reveal Their Secret Sources

I recently moved into a smaller space, and the entire decorating process — pinning, shopping, and pining for solutions when I couldn’t do or find things myself — got me wondering how professional designers do it. What secret resources do they have access to? What are their can't-miss styling objects? What apps do they use — and how? So we asked eight of our favorite interiors experts for their best shopping tips: the products, hotspots, and why-didn’t-I-think-of-that fixes that make the process of furnishing a home so much smoother.
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This Copenhagen Design Duo Uses 3D Software to Create Interiors — And Art

When we first encountered Swedish-born Anny Wang’s furniture and 3D illustrations via Instagram, she was fresh out of design school, where she had studied interior architecture. At the time she was moving to Copenhagen and launching her first project with Tim Söderström, her partner and a fellow 3D whiz with a background in architecture. Recently, however, the two decided to make their business partnership official, opening a Copenhagen-based studio called Wang & Söderström, where they create illustrations and animations for clients such as Nike, Refinery29, The New York Times, Apartamento and more.
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Week of December 12, 2016

A weekly Saturday recap to share with you our favorite links, discoveries, exhibitions, and more from the past seven days. This week: two group shows by a collection of design all-stars, three new serious talents to watch, and a glimpse inside your favorite interior of 2016 — this time with furniture!
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Faris Du Graf on What It Took to Create Seattle’s Newest Fashion Mecca

As if helming their own fashion brands wasn't enough, Faris Du Graf of the jewelry line Faris and Deborah Roberts of the clothing line Silvae banded together this fall to open RIZOM, a huge, airy retail destination in Seattle where they sell not only their own work, but the work of other independent designers. We spoke with Du Graf about the challenges and the joys of her newest endeavor, and the business advice she'd give other budding design or fashion entrepreneurs.
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Inside the Downtown Los Angeles Loft Where Five Creatives Collaborate

Somebody knew somebody. That’s the short answer, according to Claire Cottrell, to the question of how five creatives — Cottrell, Michael Felix, David Rager, Cheri Messerli, and Saul Germaine, each distinguished in their respective fields — found themselves working out of a shared studio in LA’s Arts District, and occupying its airy second floor. “There are two degrees of separation between all of us,” she says.
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