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Inside Circulo Mexicano, a Shaker-Inspired Retreat in the Middle of Mexico City

Mexico has no ties to the Shakers, the 18th-century New England–based Christian sect who were known for their minimalist and utilitarian furniture made from honest materials like local wood. And yet somehow, the Shaker-inspired interior at the new Circulo Mexicano hotel in Mexico City seems a perfect complement to what is perhaps the most colorful city in the world.
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Week of October 4, 2021

A weekly Saturday recap to share with you our favorite links, discoveries, exhibitions, and more from the past seven days. This week: a holistic gym in Berlin, an uplifting sculpture exhibition, and a statement rug collection inspired by '90s rave culture.
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Egg Collective’s New Tribeca Showroom is One of the Best Places to Look at Furniture in New York

Sometimes we forget that Crystal Ellis, Hillary Petrie, and Stephanie Beamer of Egg Collective went to architecture school before moving to New York to begin their career as furniture designers. But step one foot into the Tribeca showroom the trio recently debuted during New York Design Week, and the ease the three women have when dealing with materiality and interior space hits you like a ton of bricks (no pun intended).
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We Paired 9 Norwegian Designers With 9 American Brands — Two Years Later, Here Are the Results!

For the fourth edition of our curatorial project Norway x New York, we paired nine Norwegian designers with nine US design brands, who worked together closely for a year to develop a product for the brand's catalog. The first prototypes are on view now at Matter in New York, displayed inside a colorful landscape designed by Office of Tangible Space and built by Thirdkind Studio.
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We’ve Launched a New Design Mentorship Program, and We Need Your Help!

We've just launched a design mentorship program with the Female Design Council that offers people who are currently pursuing — or curious about pursuing — a design career the chance to book 30-minute phone calls with professionals in a wide array of disciplines, as a way to help provide proper access to entry and equity within the design and architecture field. But we need your help to make it great!
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13 Incredible Mid-Century Lobbies in Turin Featuring Mosaic Walls, Sculptural Murals, and Other Avant-Garde Motifs

During the 1940s and 50s, a group of highly unorthodox and original designers and architects working in Turin, Italy, were known for their organic and sensual forms, their eclectic inspirations and rich decorations, and their utopian ideas — a Turinese avant-garde. Many interiors reflecting this style remain in tact in the city today, including extraordinary artistic entryways which, hidden from public view, reflect the enduring wildness of the city’s architectural elite.
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Week of September 27, 2021

A weekly Saturday recap to share with you our favorite links, discoveries, exhibitions, and more from the past seven days. This week, noteworthy material choices that cover every corner of the tactile spectrum, a new Beni Rugs collab, and some IRL exhibitions worth braving the mad world for.
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Meet the Chair Equivalent of Freezing Your Issey Miyake Pants in Resin

It was an interest in fashion, coupled with a job in retail, that first sparked Brooklyn designer Michal Cihlar’s fascination with furniture. At the time, he was studying for a degree in architecture at NYU, but he wasn’t finding satisfaction with the drawn-out process required to realize buildings. Instead, it was a part-time job at the cult fashion shop Opening Ceremony that opened his eyes to more creative possibilities. With carpentry skills gleaned from a sculpture course and access to deadstock fabric, Cihlar started making playfully bulbous pieces that nod to the way textiles move and bounce on the body.
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Paper Pulp and Oil Pastel Are Perfectly Paired in a Colorful New Collection

Seeking a distraction from the pandemic, Brazilian newcomer Barbara Bareca spent the better part of this year reimagining ordinary everyday objects by elevating them to a cheerfully colorful new level. Her debut "Gesture Object" collection comprises a selection of seven handmade wooden structures, including vases, a mirror, a tray, bowl, and bookends, each covered in a mélange of paper, glue, and water, then scribbled with an oil pastel for color effect and a textural finish.
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