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This Collection Is Turning Design’s Biggest Trends Into Stuff You Can Actually Afford

We pride ourselves here on generally being able to spot or define trends as they're taking shape, but it's sometimes just as interesting to track what happens to those trends when they begin to be picked up by the masses. That's why retailers like West Elm have always been so fascinating to us: They're essentially the fulcrum, the point at which trends swing from an insider-y secret to something anyone might adopt into their living rooms. Their latest collection might be our favorite example of this yet.
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Week of January 2, 2017

A weekly Saturday recap to share with you our favorite links, discoveries, exhibitions, and more from the past seven days. This week: a highlight from our new vintage-only Instagram, an epic pink kitchen with terrazzo countertops, and a shelving unit (above) that reaffirms our love for an up-and-coming Dutch designer.
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This Studio’s First Collection Is Inspired By Drinking and Fast Cars

You'd think that the new graphics and furniture studio Hey, Porter were based in Monte Carlo or St. Tropez based on the descriptions they've given their first designs: chairs inspired by the "1st running of the 24-Hour Le Mans Automobile Race in France," bar carts named after a "cunning craft cocktail ace from 19th-century London." Alas, their backstory is not quite as dramatic as their influences would suggest — but we're still intrigued.
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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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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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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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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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Week of December 5, 2016

A weekly Saturday recap to share with you our favorite links, discoveries, exhibitions, and more from the past seven days. This week: hallucinatory blocks, $12,000 nesting chairs, and a cookbook from our friends at Spain's indie interiors bible.
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2016, Part V

This week we announced our 2016 American Design Hot List, Sight Unseen's unapologetically subjective annual editorial award for the 20 names to know now in American design, presented in partnership with Herman Miller. We’re devoting an entire week to interviews with this year’s honorees — get to know the fifth and final group of Hot List designers here.
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2016, Part IV

This week we announced our 2016 American Design Hot List, Sight Unseen's unapologetically subjective annual editorial award for the 20 names to know now in American design, presented in partnership with Herman Miller. We’re devoting an entire week to interviews with this year’s honorees — get to know the fourth group of Hot List designers here.
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2016, Part III

This week we announced our 2016 American Design Hot List, Sight Unseen's unapologetically subjective annual editorial award for the 20 names to know now in American design, presented in partnership with Herman Miller. We’re devoting an entire week to interviews with this year’s honorees — get to know the third group of Hot List designers here.
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