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Fort Standard’s New Striped Wood Collection Goes Against the Grain

Gio Ponti, cabana stripes, hoop skirts — these are just a few of the references that come to mind when you first see Fort Standard's new Cooperage collection, made from alternating stripes of light and dark wood, which launched this week in New York at Colony Design. But what you don't necessarily think of is the process by which Fort Standard founder Gregory Buntain achieved the collection's incredibly playful, graphic look.
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Today We’re Revealing Our Secret Source For Discovering New Talents — Including These 23 Artists and Designers

If you're one of the many, many people who have always wanted to ask us the same million dollar question — how do we decide who to feature on Sight Unseen? — pay attention, because we're answering it here today. First things first, we feature people and things we like, it's as simple as that. More complex is how we find those people and things. Some of our biggest sources are Instagram, exhibitions we attend, and submission emails we receive. But not too long ago, we found another source that's an endless wellspring for discovering new names in art and design: Cargo.
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This Design Museum Turns Real Swedish Homes Into Museums for a Day

The Swedish Design Museum is not your typical museum — it has no permanent collection, nor does it have a cool Modernist structure in which to house its contents. It's a virtual museum whose goal is to bring Swedish design to the many — the way accessible Swedish design was always meant to be. Now, however — in a slight twist — the Swedish Design Museum is offering visitors the rare opportunity to peep inside real Swedish homes, to witness IRL design as it was meant to be.
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Milan Preview: New Lighting — And the Cutest Café — By Lambert & Fils

At Salone every other year, a special portion of the fair is devoted to Euroluce, aka all the lighting brands you can cram into one (or two) pavilions. But this year, one of our favorite lighting brands is debuting its new collections miles away from the fairgrounds of Milan: Next week, the Montréal-based Lambert & Fils will pop up with a six-day concept café at Alcova, a former panettone factory in the northeast corner of the city.
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Preview Studiopepe’s Immersive Installation For the 2019 Milan Fair, Inspired by Tarot Cards and Divination

Studiopepe's installation Club Unseen, at last year's Milan design week, was the perfect setting in which to experience design in the way it's meant to be experienced. Which is why we're excited to announce that during next month's fair, Studiopepe will stage a second presentation with the same immersive feel. Called Les Arcanistes, it will feature new ceramic tiles by Studiopepe for Bardelli, new colorways of the pair's Pastilles furniture for Tacchini, and lighting by one of our favorite brands, Areti, in a presentation exploring "the interplay between matter and divination."
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A New England Studio Shakes Off Its Traditional American Vernacular

O&G, the Rhode Island–based studio lead by creative director and co-founder Jonathan Glatt, has been riffing on traditional American furniture for a long time; they're best known for their updated Windsor-style chairs, benches, and settees, often dyed in brilliant hues, from a kelp-like green to a lapis blue. Their two newest collections, however, look to a different set of influences.
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How Do You Capture Kinetic Motion in a Still Photo?

That's the challenge Kinfolk magazine recently gave London-based photographer Aaron Tilley for its current Architecture issue. Tilley's work is often concerned with motion or the moment just before motion begins; his subjects include bread whose slices appear caught in mid-tumble or paper sheets that seem to be floating on a table's edge. For Kinfolk, however, the still-life photographer was asked to create the effect of a Rube Goldberg machine — a series of photos in which one action triggers another and another until the payoff in the final frame.
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Four Designers Just Got Together to Form a Norwegian Superbrand

Remember Temple of the Dog? The Traveling Wilburys? Cream? In music, the idea of a supergroup — in which several successful solo musicians band together to form a new group — is a familiar one. In design, it's less so — and yet that's exactly what four Norwegian designers have done with their new brand A Part, which launched earlier this week.
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Outfit Your Dream Apartment With New Furniture by Moving Mountains and Vonnegut/Kraft

We know pretty much everyone is focused on deals! deals! deals! this week, but before you descend into the Black Friday of your soul, take a moment to contemplate with us how you might decorate your home if money were no object: On view last week at Colony in New York was a capsule collection of new work by two of New York's leading design studios — Moving Mountains and Vonnegut/Kraft — and we're coveting every. single. piece.
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