Welcome to the annual Sight Unseen gift guide! We're sharing our most covetable home, fashion, and beauty finds from around the web — Monica's include everything from Gaetano Pesce vases to designer CBD drops to Mongolian wool wine totes.
A weekly Saturday recap to share with you our favorite links, discoveries, exhibitions, and more from the past seven days. This week featured more than a few classic references: a lamp from South Korea inspired by Calder mobiles, a Melbourne cafe inspired by Jean Royère textiles, and a series of Italian rugs that channel Renaissance painters (pictured above).
We chose five of our favorite items from Unison — one of our favorite sources for elevated design basics — and gave them to five of our favorite Sight Unseen photographers, who shot the pieces in the context of their own homes alongside BZippy vases, vintage lamps, and Upton prints. Check out the results, then learn how you can win a $100 gift certificate to Unison for yourself.
The mid-century Silverlake home that Tiffany Howell shares with her husband and son gave the interior designer and Night Palm owner 1,500 square feet in which to fully realize pet ideas like a "postmodern Golden Girls" bedroom, making it the perfect second installation in our Creative Women at Home collaboration with Sonos. We’ve teamed up with the smart speaker brand for a storytelling series in which we’re visiting the homes of four influential women to find out how they live, work, relax, and listen.
A weekly Saturday recap to share with you our favorite links, discoveries, exhibitions, and more from the past seven days. This week: a flurry of new drops from Scandinavian furniture brands, a survey of all the glass and ceramic objects currently in our shopping carts, and two solo shows by female art and design icons, one being Maria Pergay (above).
A weekly Saturday recap to share with you our favorite links, discoveries, exhibitions, and more from the past seven days. This week: an artsy version of the CatPaint app, a new wave of cute architecture, and a slew of new chairs debuting in Stockholm, Cologne, and Paris, including the '80s-inspired sculptural throne above.
Like her restaurant, Dimes, Sabrina De Sousa's impeccably appointed Chinatown apartment is filled with objects she created herself, which is why we’ve been begging her for ages to photograph it — a feat we've finally pulled off thanks to our editorial collaboration with Sonos. We've teamed up with the smart speaker brand for a new storytelling series called Creative Women at Home, in which we’ll visit the homes of four influential women and find out how they live, work, relax, and listen.
We marvel at pretty much every bookstore brave enough to open in today's retail landscape, but that goes double for the new Harbook shop in Hangzhou, designed by the Shanghai studio of Alberto Caiola. A sprawling 6,500 square-foot playground filled with monumental custom furnishings and rows of thick steel archways, it's almost touching in how it seems to channel the glory days of the early 2000s, when ambitious "concept stores" still flourished and Amazon hadn't yet ruined books for everyone else.
A weekly Saturday recap to share with you our favorite links, discoveries, exhibitions, and more from the past seven days. This week was a particularly good one for maximalism, from sparkly socks and tables, to a wild "fascist futurist" bank interior, to an opulent new hotel (above) inside an old church and convent, retrofitted to perfection by John Pawson.
We worked with the app Hotel Tonight to spotlight its focus on boutique properties, commissioning an up-and-coming New York City design duo to create the ideal hotel room and then building an influencer program around it.
When Glossier joined our 2018 Sight Unseen OFFSITE show aiming to promote its focus on sustainability, we facilitated a showcase of their collaboration with designer Kim Markel, who made furniture from Glossier's empty packaging.
It's nestled directly between Brazil and Buenos Aires, but you don't hear a whole lot about Uruguay in this part of the world. A new exhibition launching during the London Design Festival next week, though, is set to change that: Hilos Invisibles at Aram Gallery will give seven Montevideo studios a platform to present themselves on the global design scene, and the London-based but Uruguayan-born designer Matteo Fogale has helped groom them for their debut.