Five New Styling Pieces From a Favorite Brooklyn Housewares Brand

We once described the small-goods Brooklyn brand Areaware as straddling the line between Jeff Koons and Dieter Rams — which in practice meant that for every gold-foiled pig or pug-printed pillow, there was a hydroformed stainless steel flask, or a bottle opener with a built-in magnet. Their new fall collection falls along that same continuum, with carefully considered items that telegraph a sense of fun through either a color palette or an extremely clever concept.

Week of August 1, 2016

A weekly Saturday recap to share with you our favorite links, discoveries, exhibitions, and more from the past seven days. This week: Uncovering goodies at The Line in Amagansett, coveting a collab between two of ceramics' hottest stars, and ogling a beautiful series of glass sculptures inspired by the architecture of a Pizza Hut.
Georgian furniture designer Rooms Wild Minimalism collection

Finally, You Can Shop This Weirdly Awesome, Primitive Chic Collection Stateside

Each year, we attend the Milan Furniture Fair, walking miles to hunt down the best furniture debuting in any given year. But most of the time, we end up never seeing some of our favorite pieces again, made as they are by European designers with little to no representation in the United States. Case in point: the amazing, primitive-chic furniture designed by Nata Janberidze and Keti Toloraia, the Georgian-based duo behind Rooms, which makes its American debut this week at The Future Perfect.
Slash Objects furniture collection

This Brooklyn Designer is Doing Amazing Things With Industrial Rubber

In a previous life, Arielle Assouline-Lichten studied architecture at Harvard's Graduate School of Design, created graphics for Bjarke Ingels's Copenhagen office, built models for Snøhetta, and interned for Kengo Kuma. But she landed on our radar this spring after she began working for someone a little less famous: herself. This spring saw the launch of Slash Objects — a glamorous, assured debut furniture and object collection that mixes brass, marble, concrete, ceramic, and industrial rubber in endless combinations and at various scales.
New Tendency

New Tendency, Design Studio

The German brand New Tendency has opened a web shop chock full of their works ranging from tables to lighting to linen shirts. It's a lifestyle. "Grounded as an interdisciplinary design studio, we apply a philosophy of integrated design process to all our work, with a commitment to conceptual and considered design outcomes." The studio and shop is based in Berlin.
commune west elm collaboration

Commune’s New West Elm Collection is a Study in California Cool

The American Trade Hotel in Panama, the Ace in Palm Springs, Heath Ceramics in San Francisco — for more than a decade, Commune has been the design firm behind these kinds of universally loved — and mega-Instagrammed — interiors. Slightly more under-the-radar are the Los Angeles studio's frequent furniture and object collaborations, which over the years have included everything from concrete tiles and rust-colored sofas to room fragrances and fireplace tools. But their latest collaboration brings Commune's distinct brand of California cool to the masses.
chic Parisian hotels boutique interior design

Meet The In-Demand Interior Designer Redefining Parisian Chic

Dorothée Meilichzon had worked in Paris for just five years before she founded her eponymous design studio in 2009 at the age of 27. Since then, she’s become one of the most in-demand interior designers in the French capital — as well as 2015’s designer of the year at Maison & Objet — despite maintaining a full-time staff of only three. Her work focuses on hotels, restaurants, and bars — the “fun places,” as she calls them, done in a style that is decidedly of-the-moment but grounded in color and texture and marked by an exquisite attention to detail and a love for metals, wood, and stone.
Sarah Jane Hoffmann at CINNNAMON

Week of July 25, 2016

A weekly Saturday recap to share with you our favorite links, discoveries, exhibitions, and more from the past seven days. This week: scent as sculpture, a Florentine guesthouse we’d like to shack up in, and the breezy Kreuzberg crash pad of our dreams.

Studies of Furniture Designed By Women, On View at Rachel Comey

If there's one person we'd trust to curate literally everything in our lives, it would probably be Rachel Comey. The fashion designer's New York and LA stores are among our favorite interiors; her pottery pop-up two winters ago was filled with ceramics favorites like Jennie Jieun Lee and Jessica Hans; and if we buy one more pair of her chunky-heeled shoes, we're going to need more closet space. So while it's unsurprising that Comey masterminded the concept behind her latest in-store exhibition, opening tonight in New York, it's still a complete and total delight: Together with her friend, illustrator Leanne Shapton, the two conceived "Seats — Studies of Furniture Designed by Women."

A Bauhaus-Inspired Artist Makes Color Her Primary Medium

The paintings and wall-based textiles of New York–based Senem Oezdogan are like a Venn diagram where Bauhaus and Suprematism meet — almost as if Anni Albers and Kazimir Malevich were to have a baby. Her fiber-based geometric studies — made by wrapping wood panels in natural rope, punctuated by cotton floss color blocks — are deft executions of straight lines and woven shapes that tease the eye yet retain the softness of a tapestry.
Milan design duo Studiopepe for Spotti

A Cult Milan Design Destination Gets Its Twice-Yearly Makeover

Here's something we're not sure why more stores aren't doing: Twice a year, the Milanese multi-brand furniture showroom Spotti gives over its entire space to longtime collaborators — and one of our favorite styling duos — Arianna Lelli Mami and Chiara Di Pinto of Studiopepe to remake however they see fit. This summer, the duo has created a interior called Instant Panorama for Spotti's renovated space — inspired, no doubt, by our Instagram-obsessed culture — that's set up in vignettes that are meant to be captured on film.