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Fort Makers Opens an Yves Klein–Inspired Shop on the Lower East Side

In keeping with the recent theme of New York designers opening their own showrooms and shops, Fort Makers this week opened its own permanent space at 38 Orchard on the Lower East Side, just down the street from Coming Soon. The space will transform every six to eight weeks with an installation curated by Fort Makers creative director Nana Spears; its first iteration takes inspiration from Yves Klein in an installation called The Blue Room.
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10 (More) Things We Loved at Paris Design Week 2019

Consider this the year that Americans took over the French design fair, much like Milan in 2017. The fair had strong showings from other countries as well, of course, and we've included 10 of our favorite projects here. But in a year when it's sometimes been hard to be proud to be an American, this was a bright spot.
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Week of September 2, 2019

A weekly Saturday recap to share with you our favorite links, discoveries, exhibitions, and more from the past seven days. This week, a one-day fashion and furniture pop-up (this weekend only!), a new South Korean design talent, and an indoor fountain in Melbourne meant to honor its designer's Syrian past.
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In a New Collection, Jonah Takagi Reimagines French Brutalism in Shimmering, Colored Glass

Jonah Takagi has always been inspired by architecture. His first foray into the design world, nearly a decade ago, included furniture inspired by Tinkertoys, and an early series of tables for Matter employed architectural elements in miniature, like I-beams, columns, and trusses. “My dad’s an architect, and it was something I considered pursuing,” Takagi says. “Now I make things that go inside buildings.” It makes sense, then, that Takagi’s latest collection — a series of stepped, angular glass vessels in deeply saturated or disco iridescent hues — would be inspired by one of architecture’s most recognizable structures: Le Corbusier’s Brutalist 1952 Unité d’Habitation housing complex in Marseilles, France.
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See How This 3D Artist Rendered 50 Different Proposals for a Real-Life Exhibition

We've talked a lot on this site about how much 3D digital renderings have changed the game — most notably in their capacity to make the editorial photoshoot all but obsolete — but this was a new one even for us: For his first solo exhibition at the Copenhagen gallery Last Resort, Barcelona-based digital artist and designer Andrés Reisinger created more than 50 different 3D renderings for exhibition proposals before settling, with gallery director Peter Amby, on the final concept.
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A Palazzo in Puglia Provides the Perfect Backdrop for These Vintage Rugs

Earlier this spring, T Magazine published a story on a new design hotel located inside a restored 1861 palazzo in the village of Gagliano del Capo, which seemed a perfect encapsulation of everything that's beautiful about Puglia, frescoed ceilings and all. The Australian-based company Tigmi Trading — which sources one-of-a-kind vintage and contemporary Berber rugs from Morocco — seems to have also taken note of the palazzo, which provides the backdrop to their latest collection, Casa D'Arte, in these photos.
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Week of August 12, 2019

A weekly Saturday recap to share with you our favorite links, discoveries, exhibitions, and more from the past seven days. This week, a conceptual Brazilian travertine structure, an exhibition of Norwegian furniture prototypes, and a new hotel featuring a who's who in American design.
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A New Australian Textiles Collection Inspired By ’70s Shag

We've never been shy about our love of shag, fringe, and all things hairy, so does it come as a surprise that we're extremely into the new Textural line of rugs and cushions by Byron Bay–based Australian brand Pampa? Featuring oversized fringes and heavy weaves, and inspired by '70s-era shag pile carpets and cozy log cabins, each piece in the collection is handmade by artisans in Argentina.
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Brutalist Ceramics Inspired By the Pacific Northwest’s Most Famous Volcanic Explosion

LGS Studio, a ceramics brand founded by Thomas Renaud and Noel Hennessy, is currently based out of Los Angeles. But the company actually got its start a few years back in a garage in Portland, Oregon, where the founders were living at the time. Which is what makes their latest collection all the more personal — called Tephra, it's inspired by growing up in the Pacific Northwest in the aftermath of the 1980 Mount St. Helens volcanic eruption.
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This Norwegian Designer is Making a Vase Every Day for 365 Days

We've known artists who have committed to making a drawing a day, or graphic designers who have created a digital poster each night when they return home from their day job. But never had we seen a designer take on the task of making a three-dimensional object — much less one that needs to be glazed, fired, photographed, and Instagrammed — for each day of the year, until we were browsing the account of Ann Kristin Einarsen earlier this spring. Her #365vases project — in which she designs a vase a day with a new set of parameters each month — is next level.
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