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Seashell Decor, Alabaster Fruits, Onyx Everything — A Snapshot of What’s New at Casa Shop

It was love at first sight for us with the vintage home-goods Instagram sensation Casa Shop — and, if you're remotely familiar with the @casa__shop handle, it likely was for you as well. Cast-glass bookends, seashell decor, ceramic fruits, sculptural pitchers, onyx everything — Casa Shop's ever-changing inventory is a snapshot of what's currently on the shelves of every effortlessly chic person we know.
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In a New Series, A Sicilian Still-Life Artist Says Goodbye to Beige

The Sicilian-born, London-based designer Oscar Piccolo has a self-professed obsession. He is compelled to take vases and arrange them just so, manipulating how the light shines through, meticulously moving through tableaux until arriving — ecstatically — at just the right one. This fascination, he admits, “is becoming a bit of a problem.” Yet at the core of this compulsion is a relatively simple proposition: “All in all, my work explores the relation between objects and their positioning.”
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These Brutalist-Inspired Vases Will Up Your Ikebana Game

Last time we featured Studio Testo, we noted Giulia Dolci and Giulia Fauro Alessi’s uncanny ability to make pieces that are on-trend and effortlessly cool. So it comes as no surprise that their latest collection of sculptural vases has a similarly refreshing vibe, taking cues from Brutalist architecture and adding in some ikebana by Irene Cuzzaniti and fresh textiles by AH/OK.
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A 3D-Rendered Dreamscape in Inescapably Pleasing Pink

“A Lucid Dream in Pink, Sleep Cycle No 1­7,” by Swedish art director Anders Brasch-Willumsen, combines balloon-like lights, terrazzo surfaces, and occasional plants in spaces that could be galleries and showrooms just as easily as they could exist in the mind.
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A South African Showroom With a Perfect, Pink Tiled Facade

Little is known about the history of 99 Juta Street — an 80-odd year old multi-use development in Johannesburg that was recently brought back to life by designers Dokter and Misses in collaboration with architects Local Studio; the original plans were lost, and with them, any record of the building's original use or exact age. When work began, 99 Juta was in disrepair and concealed behind a fiber cement cladding; now it boasts a poppy, tiled, Art Deco facade in pink and emerald green, as well as four showrooms and office spaces for various design brands and two inner courtyards that create a through line of color and intrigue.
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The Cape Town Artist Making 3D Renders of Our Personal Paradise

Five years ago, Alexis Christodoulou was a copywriter at an ad agency, hating his job and looking for some sort of creative release. Intrigued by a friend using SketchUp, the 3D-modeling program, Christodoulou taught himself how to use it and a whole new world suddenly opened for the Cape Town–based artist. Obsessed, he began putting all of his time into these renderings — desaturated, pastel worlds full of reflective pools, strong shapes, and the best kind of shadow-making light.
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This Parisian Designer is Giving Volcanic Rock a Feminine Touch

For her Lavastone collection, Charlotte Juillard collaborated with the centuries-old stone company Ranieri Pietra Lavica, whose workshops are located at the foot of Mount Vesuvio. The collection includes a daybed, a side table, and mirror with tinted glass; Juillard says she was interested in combining the rough, raw qualities of volcanic rock with a more feminine sensibility.
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The Coolest Booth in Stockholm Was for a Vinyl Flooring Company

While it's not exactly news that formerly uncool materials can be made to look beautiful and sophisticated, it's perhaps never been done as well or on as large a scale as it was this week at the Stockholm Furniture Fair, in a booth Note Design Studio created for the French flooring company Tarkett. Called the Lookout, the booth was made from a mix of wood, textiles, linoleum and a vinyl flooring material called iQ Megalit; the trick was in employing Note's frequent use of geometry and a tight, tonal color palette of rust, coral, apricot, moss green, and mint.
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