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Sight Unseen’s 10 Most-Read Stories of 2020

Poor, sweet, prescient us. Remember back in early February when we said, "Hey isn't it weird how everything suddenly looks like a cave you'd like to escape into and shut out the world?" Little did we know that we'd all be spending the rest of the year in the equivalent of an isolation tank. So yeah — no surprise that our most-read story of 2020 was the equivalent of us shutting the bunker doors and saying "See you next year!"
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Sight Unseen’s 10 Most Popular Instagrams of 2020

We’ll be offline from Christmas to New Year's, but before we leave, we wanted to honor our annual tradition of looking back at the year that was. 2020, of course, was an unequivocal tragedy, and our list of top 10 Instagrams began with two fitting images: a giant tongue stuck out at the world, and a soft, comforting hole to crawl into.
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The 2020 American Design Hot List, Part V

This week we announced our eighth annual American Design Hot List, Sight Unseen’s editorial award for the names to know now in American design. We’re devoting an entire week to interviews with this year’s honorees — get to know the fifth group of Hot List designers here.
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The 2020 American Design Hot List, Part IV

This week we announced our eighth annual American Design Hot List, Sight Unseen’s editorial award for the names to know now in American design. We’re devoting an entire week to interviews with this year’s honorees — get to know the fourth group of Hot List designers here.
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The 2020 American Design Hot List, Part III

This week we announced our eighth annual American Design Hot List, Sight Unseen’s editorial award for the names to know now in American design. We’re devoting an entire week to interviews with this year’s honorees — get to know the third group of Hot List designers here: Mike Ruiz-Serra, Pieces (above), and Ryan Preciado.
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The 2020 American Design Hot List, Part II

This week we announced our eighth annual American Design Hot List, Sight Unseen’s editorial award for the names to know now in American design. We’re devoting an entire week to interviews with this year’s honorees — get to know the second group of Hot List designers here: Kalon, LikeMindedObjects, and Maryam Turkey (above).
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The 2020 American Design Hot List, Part I

This week we announced our eighth annual American Design Hot List, Sight Unseen’s editorial award for the names to know now in American design. We’re devoting an entire week to interviews with this year’s honorees — get to know the first three Hot List designers here: Campagna, Casey Johnson Studio (above), and John Eric Byers.
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Color-Blocked Wetsuits and Ceramic Stash Boxes: The 2020 Sight Unseen Gift Guide, Part III

May we interest you in a gloopy borosilicate coffee pourer? How about a checkerboard body pillow? A donabe, to cook all that rice you've been hoarding, and a surfboard, if you're lucky enough to live in a temperate climate, seem like perfect quarantine gifts. Those items and more were chosen for today's gift guide by a selection of Sight Unseen's far-flung contributing editors and writers: Los Angeles–based Dana Covit and Jennifer S. Li, Milan-based Laura May Todd, Cape Town– based Alix-Rose Cowie, and New York–based Shoko Wanger, Natalie Shukur, and Drew Zeiba.
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Donate $10 For a Chance to Win a Chair, a Palm Springs Stay, and more in Our Design For Progress Fundraiser

This week, while we take a much-needed summer break on this site, we're harnessing the power of our platform on Instagram for a summer 2020 Design for Progress fundraiser, which will take the form of a series of five raffles raising money for five non-profits. Now through August 31, each $10 donation you make buys you one "ticket" to win a floor lamp donated by FLOS USA, a chair donated by Hay, a floor lamp donated by Lightology, a table lamp donated by ANDlight, or a two-night stay at a stunning mid-century house in Palm Springs.
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Our Offsite Online Fundraiser Lets You Donate to 21 Organizations That Fight Racism and Benefit Black Lives

After silencing our normal editorial activity in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement last week, today we're restarting the remainder of our Offsite Online show. But we’ve been thinking hard about how to do that while respecting a moment that does not feel like business as usual to us, and so today we’re launching an Offsite Online fundraiser to raise money for and awareness of 18 organizations that are fighting racism and/or improving the lives of Black or indigenous people.
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