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At Paris London Hong Kong, a Danish Artist’s Spare, Self-Contained Vignettes

What is it about self-contained vignettes — in which the artist creates not only the work but also the structure the work sits upon — that are so pleasing? This is the second exhibition of its kind that we've featured this week, in which the plinth is part and parcel with the piece: Called "Bit by Bit Above the Edge of Things," Danish artist Marie Herwald Hermann’s first exhibition at Paris London Hong Kong in Chicago presents six of these tableaus — primarily made from porcelain, stoneware, and silicone — framing a small room punctuated by a seventh piece in ceramic, fiber, and wood.
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Week of November 12, 2018

A weekly Saturday recap to share with you our favorite links, discoveries, exhibitions, and more from the past seven days. This week: Highlights from the Salon Art + Design fair, a swoon-worthy seating ensemble at Dimore Gallery, and furniture by two brand-new Brooklyn talents to watch.
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These Colorful, Hand-Crafted Rugs Honor Mexico’s Lost Traditions

We keep coming back to these playful, colorful rug designs by the brand-new Barcelona-based company Rrres, which was started by Javier Reyes, a graphic designer from the Dominican Republic. The rugs are made with artisans in Oaxaca, Mexico, and are decorated with graphic, glyph-like symbols — although his more recent designs, which we're featuring here today, incorporate abstraction and curves.
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The Sonos x Hay Speaker Drops Today — We Gave It the Sight Unseen Treatment

Notwithstanding all of the tubular chairs and iridescent consoles, one of our favorite products to launch in Milan this year was the Hay Sonos One — a collaboration between two of our favorite design brands that saw the speaker being offered in five colors from Hay's 2018 palette. We waited seven. long. months. for the speaker to be available for purchase, and today it finally is. To celebrate the launch, we created a one-night-only installation in Sonos's NYC flagship, inviting five design teams to create a monochromatic room scheme highlighting each of the five colors.
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Week of October 29, 2018

A weekly Saturday recap to share with you our favorite links, discoveries, exhibitions, and more from the past seven days. This week: lime green finally makes it from fashion to interiors, a favorite design brand makes inroads in America, and Floyd, the Detroit-based "Ikea alternative," pops up in New York.
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Prediction: You’re Gonna Want Each One of These Abstract, Geometric Danish Rugs

Röd Studio specializes in rugs made with non-traditional materials, experimental forms, and a more conceptual idea of storytelling behind each composition. Their Assemblage collection, which employs materials like horse and goat hair to create a more three-dimensional work, was inspired by the visual identity of Marrakech, while their Face It pieces explore both the humanity and abstraction of masks.
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You’ll Never Guess Which European Metropolis Inspired Svenja Deininger’s Latest Body of Work

Sometimes the reason you are drawn to one piece of art or another is obvious. In the case of Viennese artist Svenja Deininger — who opens "Crescendo," her third solo exhibition at Marianne Boesky Gallery, this Thursday — we could say it is because her work falls somewhere pleasingly on the spectrum between figurative and abstract. At its most abstract, it resembles the color-field painters we espouse so heartily on this site; at its most figurative, there is something almost Hockney-esque about her canvases. But sometimes the reason you are drawn to one piece of art or another reveals itself to you only later.
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