BZIPPY Offsite Online

BZIPPY’s Outsized Ceramic Works Are the Statement in the Room — Not the Accent

If you’re lucky enough to ever see one of LA-based artist and sculptor Bari Ziperstein’s outsized ceramic works in person, the combination of scale, texture, and hue might stop you in your tracks. Her design studio, BZIPPY, creates striking, often Brutalist-inspired ceramic vases, lamps, and furniture, while within her complementary fine art practice, Ziperstein has been known to explore meticulously manicured fingers, dimensionality, or the aesthetics of Soviet propaganda. With her robust dual practice, Ziperstein welcomes decorative ceramics into the fine art conversation, and vice versa.
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Welcome to Our First Digital Offsite Show! Here’s How — and Why — We Did It.

When our 2020 Offsite fair, scheduled to take place in May at Skylight Modern in Manhattan, was put on indefinite hold, we decided to pivot to a digital exhibition model instead — harnessing the visibility of our existing platform to create a much-needed creative and commercial outlet for the design community, as well as redefining what a fair can be in the digital age. Welcome to Offsite Online.
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AS A PATRON, YOU GET: —An exclusive design object created just for our patrons, mailed to you once every three months and worth at least $150. Past artists have included Chen and Kai, Eny Lee Parker, Elyse Graham, Farrah Sit, and Chiaozza. —A 30-40 minute personal video consultation with either a Sight Unseen editor or an expert in the fields of business development, PR, interior design, landscape design, brand consulting, or e-commerce marketing —VIP invitations to any events held by Sight Unseen during your membership —A free Sight Unseen t-shirt* —An ongoing 20% discount to design stores like Coming Soon, Ferm Living, Hay, and DWR** PLUS: —Full access to all content in the Library, including past Sight Unseen printed editions, archival interviews, Instagram Live talks recordings, and city guides with custom Google maps —Monthly personal recommendations column from the editors —Monthly downloadable desktop and iPhone wallpapers by artists and designers like Brian Rideout, Charlotte Taylor, Calico Wallpaper, and Tekla Severin —A free copy of the annual Sight Unseen Yearbook (US addresses only) —A twice-annual private group video call with Sight Unseen’s editors in which you can ask them anything *Size subject to availability  **List subject to change A short FAQ: —All memberships are non-refundable under any circumstance —When your membership is about to expire, you will get a notice asking if you want to renew it —Patrons must provide a U.S. mailing address for any benefits that require mailing —If we mail you something that gets returned to sender, you must pay the cost to re-ship Price: $60 / month (billed every 6 months) First Name:* First Name Required Last Name:* Last Name Required Address Line 1:* Address Line 1 is Required Address Line 2: Address Line 2 is not valid City:* City is Required Country:* Country is Required -- Select Country -- United States (US) Afghanistan Åland Islands Albania Algeria Andorra Angola Anguilla Antarctica Antigua and Barbuda Argentina Armenia Aruba Australia Austria Azerbaijan Bahamas Bahrain Bangladesh Barbados Belarus Belgium Belau Belize Benin Bermuda Bhutan Bolivia Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba Bosnia and Herzegovina Botswana Bouvet Island Brazil British Indian Ocean Territory British Virgin Islands Brunei Bulgaria Burkina Faso Burundi Cambodia Cameroon Canada Cape Verde Cayman Islands Central African Republic Chad Chile China Christmas Island Cocos (Keeling) Islands Colombia Comoros Congo (Brazzaville) Congo (Kinshasa) Cook Islands Costa Rica Croatia Cuba CuraÇao Cyprus Czech Republic Denmark Djibouti Dominica Dominican Republic Ecuador Egypt El Salvador Equatorial Guinea Eritrea Estonia Ethiopia Falkland … Continue reading Be Our Patron
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AS A BEST FRIEND, YOU GET: —Access to view recordings of Sight Unseen’s past Instagram Live talks (prior to May 14 2020), including lectures on modernist architecture by Adam Stech, a potato-printing tutorial by Block Shop, and a house tour by Ellen Van Dusen —Exclusive Sight Unseen city guides to places like Los Angeles and New York, with custom Google maps that you can take with you on your travels (additional cities added several times per year) —A private video call with Sight Unseen’s editors twice per year where attendees can ask us anything PLUS: —Full access to all of the other exclusive content in the Library, including past Sight Unseen printed editions and archival interviews —Monthly personal recommendations column from the editors —Monthly downloadable desktop and iPhone wallpapers by artists and designers like Brian Rideout, Charlotte Taylor, Calico Wallpaper, and Tekla Severin A short FAQ: —All memberships are non-refundable under any circumstance —When your membership is about to expire, you will get a notice asking if you want to renew it —If you want to upgrade your membership to a higher level at any time, purchase a new one and email us to get a prorated refund for your old one (applies to upgrades only, not downgrades) Price: $9 / month (billed every 6 months) First Name:* First Name Required Last Name:* Last Name Required Address Line 1:* Address Line 1 is Required Address Line 2: Address Line 2 is not valid City:* City is Required Country:* Country is Required -- Select Country -- United States (US) Afghanistan Åland Islands Albania Algeria Andorra Angola Anguilla Antarctica Antigua and Barbuda Argentina Armenia Aruba Australia Austria Azerbaijan Bahamas Bahrain Bangladesh Barbados Belarus Belgium Belau Belize Benin Bermuda Bhutan Bolivia Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba Bosnia and Herzegovina Botswana Bouvet Island Brazil British Indian Ocean Territory British Virgin Islands Brunei Bulgaria Burkina Faso Burundi Cambodia Cameroon Canada Cape Verde Cayman Islands Central African Republic Chad Chile China Christmas Island Cocos (Keeling) Islands Colombia Comoros Congo (Brazzaville) Congo (Kinshasa) Cook Islands Costa Rica Croatia Cuba CuraÇao Cyprus Czech Republic Denmark Djibouti Dominica Dominican Republic Ecuador Egypt El Salvador Equatorial Guinea Eritrea Estonia Ethiopia Falkland Islands Faroe Islands Fiji Finland France French Guiana French Polynesia French Southern Territories Gabon Gambia Georgia Germany Ghana Gibraltar Greece Greenland Grenada Guadeloupe Guatemala Guernsey Guinea Guinea-Bissau Guyana Haiti Heard Island and McDonald Islands Honduras Hong Kong Hungary Iceland India Indonesia Iran … Continue reading Be Our Best Friend
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Joining SU Friends at the Friend level is the easiest way to show your support for Sight Unseen. AS A FRIEND, YOU GET: —A private monthly Editors’ List column, delivered to your inbox, that includes 10 personal recommendations from Jill and Monica, from their favorite vintage finds to the articles they’re reading to anything else they’re obsessing over —A downloadable desktop and iPhone wallpaper by a different artist or designer each month, with the first series of confirmed participants to include Charlotte Taylor, Calico Wallpaper, Ana Leovy, Brian Rideout, Jessalyn Brooks, Senem Oezdogan, Hollister Hovey, Maja Dlugolecki, and Tekla Severin —The ability to read past Sight Unseen printed editions, including our Paper View journal from 2012, our Offsite magazines from 2017 and 2018, and our annual Yearbooks —Access to archival, never-before-published interviews with designers like Aldo Bakker, Gaetano Pesce, Faye Toogood, and more A short FAQ: —All memberships are non-refundable under any circumstance —When your membership is about to expire, you will get a notice asking if you want to renew it —If you want to upgrade your membership to a higher level at any time, purchase a new one and email us to get a prorated refund for your old one (applies to upgrades only, not downgrades) Price: $3 / month (billed every 6 months) First Name:* First Name Required Last Name:* Last Name Required Address Line 1:* Address Line 1 is Required Address Line 2: Address Line 2 is not valid City:* City is Required Country:* Country is Required -- Select Country -- United States (US) Afghanistan Åland Islands Albania Algeria Andorra Angola Anguilla Antarctica Antigua and Barbuda Argentina Armenia Aruba Australia Austria Azerbaijan Bahamas Bahrain Bangladesh Barbados Belarus Belgium Belau Belize Benin Bermuda Bhutan Bolivia Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba Bosnia and Herzegovina Botswana Bouvet Island Brazil British Indian Ocean Territory British Virgin Islands Brunei Bulgaria Burkina Faso Burundi Cambodia Cameroon Canada Cape Verde Cayman Islands Central African Republic Chad Chile China Christmas Island Cocos (Keeling) Islands Colombia Comoros Congo (Brazzaville) Congo (Kinshasa) Cook Islands Costa Rica Croatia Cuba CuraÇao Cyprus Czech Republic Denmark Djibouti Dominica Dominican Republic Ecuador Egypt El Salvador Equatorial Guinea Eritrea Estonia Ethiopia Falkland Islands Faroe Islands Fiji Finland France French Guiana French Polynesia French Southern Territories Gabon Gambia Georgia Germany Ghana Gibraltar Greece Greenland Grenada Guadeloupe Guatemala Guernsey Guinea Guinea-Bissau Guyana Haiti Heard Island and McDonald Islands Honduras Hong Kong Hungary Iceland India Indonesia Iran Iraq Republic of Ireland Isle … Continue reading Be Our Friend
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Week of February 5, 2020

A weekly Saturday recap to share with you our favorite links, discoveries, exhibitions, and more from the past seven days. This week: hits from Zonamaco's art and design fairs, a pink concrete wonderland by David Adjaye in LA, and an entrée into beauty by one of the world's biggest fashion brands.
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Week of August 19, 2019

A weekly Saturday recap to share with you our favorite links, discoveries, exhibitions, and more from the past seven days. This week: new hanging mobiles by two geometry-obsessed design studios, an auction for the ACLU of artworks by the likes of Sam Moyer and Zoe Latta, and a trio of 3-D rendering talents — including Oscar Piccolo, above — imagine their ideal smoking rooms.
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Week of July 1, 2019

A weekly Saturday recap to share with you our favorite links, discoveries, exhibitions, and more from the past seven days. This week: Three very different new ceramics projects that just shot to the top of our wish list (including the stone-topped jar above), a verdant new restaurant interior by Joseph Dirand, and a new exhibition curated by Charlap Hyman & Herrero that has us seriously coveting an Italian throne.
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Oscar Piccolo’s London Home Is a Perfect Reflection of His Creative Approach

The first time we saw photos of Sicilian-born, London-based designer Oscar Piccolo's home, featured on The Modern House, we had to chuckle — it's not every day you find a guy whose name means "small" in his native Italian living in a cozy one-room flat in London. But the second time we saw it featured, on Architectural Digest's Clever site last week, where our very own writer Zoe Sessums described how Piccolo has thoughtfully transformed the space over the past three years, we began to notice all the ways in which his home suits him perfectly in more than just name.
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6 Insiders on the Best Design Moments of 2018

We come here every day to tell you about our favorite things, so for our last round-up of 2018, it seemed only fair that we spread the love. We asked six of our favorite designers, journalists, and more to reflect on their top design moments of the past year — an experience they had, an exhibition they saw, a discovery they made, an interior they fell in love with — as well as the one thing they’re most looking forward to in the new year. Enjoy, and see you back here in 2019!
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Week of October 22, 2018

A weekly Saturday recap to share with you our favorite links, discoveries, exhibitions, and more from the past seven days. This week: new Nordic rugs, a few fine configurations of brass, and a retail space that proposes a new feminine aesthetic—or does it?
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