It always feels a little strange for us to look back at the previous year each December; when you run a publication, not to mention a major annual event, your mind is always, always fully consumed by thoughts of what's ahead. And yet it's now a Sight Unseen tradition to spend the final week of December reflecting back on the prior year, and so we've taken time out to do just that, starting with our top 10 most popular posts of 2017.
Cassina's 90th-anniversary monograph, This Will Be the Place, is, quite frankly, a remarkably cool book for such a furniture company to produce. Rather than proselytizing about all of the great pieces their workshop has produced over the years, Cassina looks both outward and towards the future, asking others to weigh in on what exactly the concept of "the future" means at this point and what the domestic landscape will look like when we reach it.
A weekly Saturday recap to share with you our favorite links, discoveries, exhibitions, and more from the past seven days. This week: A teeny tiny but shockingly beautiful 120 square-foot apartment, new colored-glass goodness by Sabine Marcelis, and the absolute coolest chocolate line we've ever seen is finally available for sale (above).
When the New York interiors firm Home Studios presented its first collection of lighting and furniture at our OFFSITE show earlier this year, the pieces were a culmination of an unusually prolific track record of custom design and fabrication. Having seen the firm's newest project, the West Hollywood bar Bibo Ergo Sum, in which Home designed every single element but the chairs, we can only imagine how ridiculously good their second collection is going to be.
A weekly Saturday recap to share with you our favorite links, discoveries, exhibitions, and more from the past seven days. This week: amazing handwoven textiles from a current RISD student, a RESIST-themed issue from Romance Journal, a Brooklyn renovation by a husband-and-wife dream team (above) and a recently launched job board from our friends at Design Milk.
A weekly Saturday recap to share with you our favorite links, discoveries, exhibitions, and more from the past seven days. This week: a clever approach to holiday gifting, an accidental throwback to '80s upholstery, and two new co-working spaces — plus a shockingly hip reproductive health center — that are winning at the colorful interiors game.
In the old days, this would have been one hell of an expensive photoshoot: Sourcing design icons-in-the-making from people like Lex Pott, Faye Toogood, and Sabine Marcelis; building out a set; and then painting, styling, and photographing the whole thing. But perhaps this will be known as the year when the rendered, three-dimensional image became almost more exciting — and decidedly cheaper — than the real thing, thereby making it almost de rigueur for brands to invest in these kinds of digital set-ups, no matter the product.
At Barca's in Turin, Breuer chairs are upholstered in dusty pink suede, while the sofas are done in sea-blue velvet, green cotton twill and a mustard-y Alcantara, making it one of the best examples of the current '70s throwback color trend we've seen to date.
Remember that terrazzo kitchen we featured last Saturday? Turns out it was just one room of many in a new event space in Madrid that's part photography studio, part co-working space, occasional wedding venue, and repository for just about every interior trend that's happening right now.
The headboards should have been a dead giveaway: At the new Hotel Bienvenue in Paris, the asymmetrical, velvet-trimmed, tone-on-tone headboards — mixed with statement-y, wall-hung iron sconces — are the focal point in each room, just as they are in another Parisian boutique hotel we recently featured. Turns out they are owned by the same young hotelier, but designed by two different, equally amazing female talents.
A weekly Saturday recap to share with you our favorite links, discoveries, exhibitions, and more from the past seven days. This week: another far-flung European art park, (another) terrazzo and pink interior, and a smattering of previews from the upcoming fall design season.