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The 2019 American Design Hot List, Part II

This week we announced our seventh annual American Design Hot List, Sight Unseen’s annual editorial award for the 20 names to know now in American design. We’re devoting an entire week to interviews with this year’s honorees — get to know the next four Hot List designers here.
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The 2019 American Design Hot List, Part I

Today we announced our seventh annual American Design Hot List, Sight Unseen’s annual editorial award for the 20 names to know now in American design. We’re devoting an entire week to interviews with the honorees — get to know the first four Hot List designers after the jump.
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Your Guide to the 40+ Designers Who Made This Year’s Design Miami Great

Whatever anyone's opinion on last week's Design Miami fair, we could all agree on at least one thing — thank God there were no bananas. There were a few cheesy star power moments, to be sure, but compared to the circus at Art Basel, the design fair felt like a bastion of integrity and sound judgment. In our tent, we had lustrous, emerald-green consoles, a sustainably-sourced hairy pink bench, and the coolest hand-sculpted fireplace we've ever seen. In theirs, people were lined up for miles to take a selfie with a piece of fruit.
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Croissant Lamps and Bauhaus Blankets: The 2019 Sight Unseen Gift Guide, Part III

For today's gift guide, we turned the tables, asking some of our favorite designers and influencers to share their best gifts for giving and receiving. The results were kiiiinda great — who wouldn't want a croissant-shaped lamp (that's Ellen Van Dusen's pick), a portable jacuzzi (chef Angela Dimayuga), or a shiny pink purse adorned with fruit salad (interior designer Sally Breer)? Plus, over on Instagram, you’ll have the chance to win four of the coolest items from this guide.
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Introducing Our New Sight Unseen T-Shirt — and What Inspired the Illustrator Who Designed It

To celebrate our 10th anniversary, we asked one of our favorite designers, Berlin-based illustrator and art director Jonathan Niclaus, to re-interpret what a Sight Unseen T-shirt should look like in 2019. We chose the name "Seeing Things," Niclaus channeled the idea into a hand-drawn composition incorporating some of our signature colors, and the result launches for sale today in the Sight Unseen Shop. Get to know the design — and the designer — a bit better after the jump.
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The Best of Milan Design Week, Part V

Yesterday and today we’re sharing the best of the rest, including a Josef Hoffman-esque gridded wood series by Cara/Davide, an Anton Alvarez presentation inside a 14th-century church, a takeover of a classic Milanese patisserie by Cristina Celestino, and Pretziada's latest works pairing designers and Sardinian workshops.
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The Best of Milan Design Week 2019, Part I

Each year in Milan brings something truly wonderful to behold, whether it's furniture hoisted into inflatable bubbles (Nilufar Depot), a newly open-to-the-public Piero Portaluppi interior (Massimo de Carlo Gallery), or the coolest amoeba-shaped marble tables we've ever seen (by Studio Binocle, which we're featuring here today). We'll be devoting our whole week to coverage from the fair so stay tuned, and click through for the first of our favorites.
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The Best Thing We Saw in Milan Today, Day 2

Sight Unseen is on the ground at the Milan Furniture Fair this week and we’ll be bringing you loads of coverage next week, plus moment-by-moment round-ups on our Instagram Stories. But until our rounds here are done, we’ll be featuring quick hits from some of our favorite things that caught our eye. Our pick today? These skewed, psychedelic checkerboard rugs by Martino Gamper for cc-tapis, whose color-blocked not-quite-grids result in a collision of textures and hues.
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The Best Thing We Saw in Milan Today, Day 1

One of the first projects we saw this week was a new collection by Bloc Studios, for which the Carrara-based studio collaborated with three of our favorite designers: Odd Matter, Federica Elmo, and Studiopepe, whose collection in
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Anyone Can Design a Custom Rug With Kasthall’s New Online Tool — Here’s Proof

Today we're excited to launch Sight Unseen's first ever product for the home: A collection of two rugs we designed for the 120-year-old Swedish company Kasthall, using their online Rug Designer tool. The tool, a new edition of which launches today at Stockholm Design Week, allows any architect, interior designer, or enthusiastic aesthete — that's us! — to create a one-off custom hand-woven or hand-tufted rug using an expansive palette of colors and patterns.
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