bestof2014_opener

It’s been a big year for Sight Unseen, from the launch of our OFFSITE show to the expansion of our staff to celebrating our 5th anniversary, not to mention having recently started the process of redesigning our website for the very first time. But the more exciting and action-packed things get, the faster time seems to speed by — it’s nice to take a moment to pause and reflect. With the holidays upon us, we decided to put together a simple best-of list that highlights some of our most popular content from 2014, including the five stories that got the most traffic on Sight Unseen, the five (er six, counting the one above) images that got the most likes on Instagram, and our five most-repinned photos on Pinterest. We normally use our “Inventory” column to catalog the personal collections of intriguing subjects, but today it’s all about taking stock of our own work before we turn around and greet another momentous year.

Above: An Instagram from April 27, 2014
“Dreamy cactus-scape from @adamthepotter’s latest exhibition at @chariotsonfire_la. Plants by Kohei Oda.”

Stories

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1. The 2014 American Design Hot List
“An unapologetically subjective editorial award for the 25 names to know now in American design … Our guide to those emerging and mid-career talents influencing the design landscape in any given year.”story_2jewelryarchitects

2. Jewelry by Architects
“In the early ’80s, Cleto Munari — who, as far as we can tell, is unrelated to Bruno — commissioned a dream-team of architects like Ettore Sottsass and Peter Eisenman to create a jewelry collection for his eponymous company … The full collection comprises more than 150 pieces designed between 1982 and 1986, and the book documents them with accompanying sketches by and interviews with their creators.”_CB_6892

3. The First 59 Minutes of Jill’s Day
“Two things happen when you run a site that features as many beautiful interiors and objects as Sight Unseen does: One, people begin to seriously hit you up for interior design advice (which we can oblige, though please don’t ask us about the art on your walls!). Two, they start to wonder if they can sneak a peek inside your own space.”SW by MM-4

4. At Home With: Su Wu, Writer
“It’s the need to analyze why you admire the things you do that compelled Wu to begin her blog I’m Revolting all those years ago. ‘I moved to LA and I didn’t have a job, but I was looking at things constantly and I needed a place to put them down and then think about what they might mean.'”
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5. At Home With: Jill Wenger of Totokaelo
“The tremendous amount of effort and care she puts into sourcing the clothing, art, and objects she sells at Totokaelo — not to mention the design she created for the space itself — has earned her a hallowed reputation among tastemakers around the world.”

Instagrams

brass_table_lamp_Mary_Wallis1. November 16, 2014
“So majorly into this light by @mary_wallis for @lindseyadelman.”instagram_2sculpturecenter

2. July 28, 2014
“Zigs and zags at the @sculpturecenter in Queens.”
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3. November 11, 2014
“Rachel Lachowicz at LACMA #Plexiglas”instagram_6osloalley

4. June 12, 2014
“Oslo’s dark back alleys”instagram_4maxlamb

5. April 8, 2014
[Max Lamb posing behind his Marmoreal works during the 2014 Milan Furniture Fair]

Pinterest Pins

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1. Society 6 clcok by Kimsey Price, pinned from sightunseen.compinterest_wallpaperhansen

2. Scandi furniture designer Gesa Hansen at home in Paris, pinned from remodelista.compinterest_bitossi2

3. Benjamin Hubert for Bitossi, pinned from sightunseen.compinterest_planter

4. Black and pink marbled planter, pinned from shopsweetthings.comMalouin_vessels2

5. Vessels made from lathe-turned MDF stacks by Philippe Malouin, pinned from sightunseen.com