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These Colorful, Abstract Bath Towels Just Shot to the Top Of Our Wish List

We first came across this amazing intersection of art and terry cloth — a.k.a. the most delightful beach and bath towels ever made — a few months ago, and we still can’t get them out of our heads. Created by the Zurich-based company Frottee di Mare — whose name is a mix between the German word for towel and the Italian concept of la dolce vita — the reversible towels feature shapes and colors inspired by gelato and the Calabrian sun.
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We Re-Curated Brooklyn’s A/D/O Shop — Here Are 5 Great Things You Can Buy There

We've run an online shop for almost as long as we've run Sight Unseen, yet if we had a dime for every time we've heard the same question over the past 9 years — why don't you open a physical store? — we'd be very, very rich. To all those who have so kindly indulged in a fantasy of shopping Sight Unseen IRL, however, we have big news for you: As of today, we've taken over the curation of the shop at A/D/O in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, and filled it with super-affordable furniture, lighting, and housewares by dozens of Sight Unseen-approved brands and designers.
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Starting a Contemporary Design Collection? Check Out This New Online Auction Series

An online auction launched this week by Sothebys features only 23 pieces, from a Colorado gallery called Maker + Place, but it represents something bigger — the start of a new series of no-buyer's-reserve, online-only design sales that the art-auction giant plans to repeat regularly with different curators and assortments. Because they'll focus solely on contemporary pieces, with diverse price points and a super-straightforward bidding process, they're perfect for anyone starting a collection.
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16 Statement Sofas to Consider Blowing Your Budget On

When it comes to decorating, most people tend to follow the same, tried-and-true, low-risk method: Buy a nice but ultimately unremarkable sofa and bring personality into the room via colorful or patterned throw pillows, statement-y rugs, a killer gallery wall, or dramatic lighting. But today, we're wondering if it might be worth it to consider throwing away that number one rule of decorating and making the sofa the focal point of your whole room.
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Need an Ikea Upgrade? Here are 34 Accessories for Your New, Grown-Up Kitchen

This week we happened to be browsing one of the most comprehensive online sources for contemporary housewares, when it struck us as a pretty great bet — particularly for anyone who needs to fill a cabinet (or registry) with designy kitchen items. AllModern's sheer size can be disconcerting, but here we've done the work for you, unearthing all the gems we could find by the likes of Aldo Rossi, Os & Oos, Norm Architects, John Pawson, The Principals, Achille Castiglioni and more.
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A New Nashville Concept Shop With Rotating Curatorial Themes

If you walked into the new Wilder Etudes store in Nashville, you might not notice anything out of the ordinary; it has its own vibe, of course, but otherwise appears no different than the kind of small, directional boutique you might find in Brooklyn or L.A. But everything stocked at Wilder Etudes adheres to a theme that will change every three months, and the connections aren't always obvious.
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We’ve Added a Dozen Items to Our Newly Revamped Shop!

Maybe it's the seven-year itch, but after a long period of subtle changes, this summer we decided to go all-out in revamping the online shop we've been running since 2010, adding almost a dozen new items by some of our favorite housewares and jewelry designers — with a dozen more on the way between now and fall.
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This Collection Is Turning Design’s Biggest Trends Into Stuff You Can Actually Afford

We pride ourselves here on generally being able to spot or define trends as they're taking shape, but it's sometimes just as interesting to track what happens to those trends when they begin to be picked up by the masses. That's why retailers like West Elm have always been so fascinating to us: They're essentially the fulcrum, the point at which trends swing from an insider-y secret to something anyone might adopt into their living rooms. Their latest collection might be our favorite example of this yet.
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Four Design Calendars That Put iCal to Shame

No one NEEDS a physical calendar anymore, but we've scouted out four that are about to make you WANT one — two are entirely devoted to contemporary ceramics stars, one is a compendium of images by one of our favorite art directors, and the fourth facilitates world domination against a backdrop of futuristic interiors and flower arrangements. From boob potters on motorcycles to camels wearing party decorations, click through to shop our picks.
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We Asked 8 Interior Design Experts to Reveal Their Secret Sources

I recently moved into a smaller space, and the entire decorating process — pinning, shopping, and pining for solutions when I couldn’t do or find things myself — got me wondering how professional designers do it. What secret resources do they have access to? What are their can't-miss styling objects? What apps do they use — and how? So we asked eight of our favorite interiors experts for their best shopping tips: the products, hotspots, and why-didn’t-I-think-of-that fixes that make the process of furnishing a home so much smoother.
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