Could You Live in This Color-Blocked Home?

The Madrid-based Burr Studio recently played a neat trick, transforming an office in their native city into a home without modifying the layout in the slightest. For a project called NN06, surface coverings on the ceilings, floors, and walls were removed, leaving a clean slate, and rooms were divided using color-blocking and changes in materiality as their only system of delineation.
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A Decadent Debut Furniture Collection By One of Our Favorite French Duos

There's something we really appreciate about the first collection of furniture by French interior designers Hauvette & Madani, and that is its unabashed embrace of a decadent party atmosphere, even in the midst of a pandemic. Inspired by a kind of 1920s salon / '70s-era cocktail party vibe, the collection — called Amuse Bouche — includes furniture, lighting, and accessories made from luxe materials like alabaster, smoked bronze mirror, silk, and carved oak.
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Week of January 17, 2022

A weekly Saturday recap to share with you our favorite links, discoveries, exhibitions, and more from the past seven days. This week, unearthing the best works by an early 20th-century ceramicist, feeling conflicted about the return of parchment, and celebrating yet another vintage reissue, this one a Norwegian icon.
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39 Dinner Plates To Help You Set the Table, No Matter How Indecisive You Are

Once you start sifting through the dinner plate options available on the internet, it becomes an almost insurmountable task. Do you want ceramic or glass dinnerware? White or colored? Rustic or sophisticated? Trendy or classic? Crazily patterned or subtly textured? Is pink over? Why is a thick lip so appealing right now? What the heck goes with a burl wood dining table? Here are 39 dinnerware sets to help make your search a little easier.
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25 Chairs By 25 Designers at a New Copenhagen Café

While the mismatched-suite-of-chairs-around-a-dining-table trend has been going strong for several years now, this might be the first time we've seen it applied well in a commercial context: In Copenhagen, the prolific studio Tableau, in collaboration with Australian designer Ari Prasetya, recently completed the spatial design for a new cafeteria at the Copenhagen Contemporary museum, called Connie-Connie. For the project, Tableau asked 25 different artists, architects, and designers to create a chair or bench made from offcut wood provided by the Danish company Dinesen.
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Week of January 10, 2021

A weekly Saturday recap to share with you our favorite links, discoveries, exhibitions, and more from the past seven days. This week, a new showroom and studio dedicated to LA’s creative community, ceramics for every proclivity and pleasure, an ode to the chaise longue, and more.
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A Pollution-Inspired Skincare Identity, and Other Graphic Design Picks for January

Each month The Brand Identity shares with our readers a selection of the most interesting studios, packaging designs, and branding and identity projects featured recently on their site. This month: a chic rebrand of a construction company, an art museum logo that mirrors the historical monogram of its building, and a skincare brand whose identity abstractly channels the air pollution it's designed to fight (above).
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Marta Gallery Rolls Out a Much-Loved Exhibition in An NYC Bathroom Near You

Co-curated by newly minted PIN-UP editor-in-chief Emmanuel Olunkwa, the latest iteration of Marta Gallery's Under/Over exhibition featured Sight Unseen favorites like Simone Bodmer-Turner, who installed a curvy knob reminiscent of her organic clay vessels over at Emma Scully Gallery; Minjae Kim, whose inky wooden assemblage you could find at Planet Earth; and Sam Stewart over at Matter gallery with a straightforward painted red roller.
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Week of January 3, 2022

A weekly Saturday recap to share with you our favorite links, discoveries, exhibitions, and more from the past seven days. This week, a pastel dream interior in Madrid, an incredibly chic tortoise-shell cocktail table, and the best soap dish we've found to date, made by Silo Studio for Ensemble in London.
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With Its Whimsical Ceramics and Mirrored Lounges, Project 213A is Bringing a Bit of Joy to 2022

If you needed more proof that we're living in something of a golden age of small-batch production, look no further than the new design brand and housewares shop Project 213A, which was founded in 2020 by four friends and is based between London, Paris, and Portugal. In the last two years they've built up an enviable portfolio of that mixes the kind of ceramic silhouettes that are popular right now with wild cards that keep you guessing like a fully mirrored low lounge, a multicolored tiled bench, and a chestnut wood milking stool, with one lone leg carved in the shape of a foot.
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In Mexico City, An Up-and-Coming Design Studio Inspired by Institutional Aesthetics

The objects and furniture made by the Mexico City–based design studio Panorammma are difficult to pin in one particular box. Their concepts pivot from material focus — such as in their Neolithic Thinker chair, an upturned U-shaped seat made of volcanic tezontle stone — to abstract ideas, like the Sisyphean Table, a glass-topped Vignelli-esque cocktail table inspired by the concept of the absurd. But the thread that connects all of these approaches is a steady preoccupation with narrative and memory.
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