Quarantine Crafts? This Dutch Design Student Built a Whole Debut Collection During Our Year of Solitude

Now that we’re a year out from some of the strictest COVID-19 lockdowns, we’re noticing that many of the projects we’re finding are a direct response to those long weeks of solitude. Our latest find, though, doesn't even have a full-fledged studio yet, being still a student at the Design Academy Eindhoven: Pepijn Fabius Clovis used his time away from campus to design and produce an entire collection for the Dutch furnishings shop Homestock.
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A Sneak Peek at Collectible Design’s First Fully Digital Fair, Happening This Weekend in Brussels

Collectible, the long-running design fair in Brussels, was one of the last fairs to slip under the wire last year just as COVID was beginning; we remember having a phone call with our solo exhibitors, Ben & Aja Blanc, asking if they felt safe enough to go. But though the fair went off without a hitch last March, due to changing restrictions in Europe, organizers Clélie Debehault and Liv Vaisberg decided to take the fair fully digital this year, introducing a new platform called Collectible Salon, which runs online from May 28-30 and concurrently with events around town.
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Week of April 5, 2021

A weekly Saturday recap to share with you our favorite links, discoveries, exhibitions, and more from the past seven days. This week, a puffy bed collab we never saw coming, a paragon of trendy tile designs, and a handful of art shows unmistakably born from the last year of pandemic life.
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Week of March 29, 2021

A weekly Saturday recap to share with you our favorite links, discoveries, exhibitions, and more from the past seven days. This week: a reissued Memphis classic, a new hotel in Baja, and a cache of European ceramic finds, including this mug with #tinyballs.
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Week of March 1, 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 Parisian skincare brand with stellar packaging, a Dr. Seuss-goes-to-the-desert furniture collection, and a dental clinic inspired by David Lynch.
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Week of January 25, 2021

A weekly Saturday recap to share with you our favorite links, discoveries, exhibitions, and more from the past seven days. This week: a funny lamp with cartoon hands, a new space for emerging design in Paris, and a collection of furniture by SU favorite EJR Barnes for a collector in London (above).
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Week of January 4, 2021

A weekly Saturday recap to share with you our favorite links, discoveries, exhibitions, and more from the past seven days. This week: The coolest yoga studio in Berlin, a 70s-inspired Paris apartment where the wall-to-wall carpeting actually goes up the wall, and the best of Picasso-inspired ceramics.
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Week of December 14, 2020

A weekly Saturday recap to share with you our favorite links, discoveries, exhibitions, and more from the past seven days. This week: Nest magazine is resurrected in the form of merch, fringe lamps aren't so fringe anymore, and two recently-opened boutiques have us pining for the good old days of searching out a price tag only to recoil in private horror.
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Week of November 16, 2020

A weekly Saturday recap to share with you our favorite links, discoveries, exhibitions, and more from the past seven days. This week: Stockholm syndrome gets gentrified, a couple of ECAL grads consider light from a dark place, and a gallery show pays homage to John Lewis, Serena Williams and — who else? — Beyoncé.
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Week of October 19, 2020

A weekly Saturday recap to share with you our favorite links, discoveries, exhibitions, and more from the past seven days. This week: furniture inspired by robots, our favorites from the 2020 Design Academy Eindhoven graduate shows, and a carpeted chair by Max Lamb that's apropos for COVID life.
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Week of October 12, 2020

A weekly Saturday recap to share with you our favorite links, discoveries, exhibitions, and more from the past seven days. This week, a VitraHaus redesign with optimal daydreaming in mind, a more modern take on marble, and the IRL opening of EDIT Napoli.
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Guest Editor Yoko Choy Explores the Work in Progress That is Chinese Design

Chinese design is still finding its way and is too diverse to be captured in a neat single identity. So while the global community may be eager to create a brand for this emerging body of work, defining it is still a work in progress. In the 15 years I’ve been working as a design journalist, I’ve been asked constantly, “What is Chinese Design”? I, too, have been asking myself that same question. And I feel that now I’m finally seeing an answer (or answers) and am proud to share my discoveries, some of which formed the basis for my guest-editor curation this week.
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