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Checkered Aprons and Natural Wines: The 2020 Sight Unseen Gift Guide, Part I

On the one hand, to publish a gift guide in 2020 seems like an immense act of magical thinking. After all, what do we really want? We want the vaccine, we want to visit our parents, we want to see live music, we want to run outside without a mask, we want to flip the Senate, we want to travel with abandon, we want to sit inside a restaurant, drinking by candlelight, shoulder to shoulder with our best friends. On the other hand, one of the small, analog joys we have found in this period of sequestering and uncertainty is the act of sending a gift by mail.
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Supaform’s New Collection Goes Neutral, Removing What He Calls the “Fancy Husk” of Color

Supaform’s latest collection — a shelf, chair, coffee table, bench, and lamp called Fancy-Routine and debuting at Offsite Online — possess similar characteristics to those in his imagined renderings: clean, curvy lines; off-kilter forms; and a resistance to revealing how exactly they come together. Composed of what he calls "rusty metal", Maxim Scherbakov says his starting point for the collection was the idea of degradation — how even a shiny chrome surface can be eaten away if it’s left long enough.
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Week of March 30, 2020

A weekly Saturday recap to share with you our favorite links, discoveries, exhibitions, and more from the past seven days. This week: a fancy treehouse in Brazil, a relaxing image we're returning to over and over again, and a faux fur–upholstered bed that would make staying home a little more palatable.
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See How This 3D Artist Rendered 50 Different Proposals for a Real-Life Exhibition

We've talked a lot on this site about how much 3D digital renderings have changed the game — most notably in their capacity to make the editorial photoshoot all but obsolete — but this was a new one even for us: For his first solo exhibition at the Copenhagen gallery Last Resort, Barcelona-based digital artist and designer Andrés Reisinger created more than 50 different 3D renderings for exhibition proposals before settling, with gallery director Peter Amby, on the final concept.
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In a New Show, a 3D Artist Tries His Hand At Something New — Making Furniture

This week, in a bit of a twist, 3D artist Andrés Reisinger brought one of his metaphysical spaces to life: For one of Chamber Projects' bi-monthly Quick Tiny Shows, curated by Juan García Mosqueda and held in the courtyard of RIES's studio, Reisinger created three design objects — a lamp, a curtain, and a snakelike silver seating unit meant for group lounging, John Chamberlain-style.
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These Textured, 3D-Rendered Interiors Are a Study in Abstraction

In their three-dimensionally rendered landscapes, Terzo Piano keeps creating images for worlds we only wish were real. The latest project from the Italian-based agency, with styling by Elisabetta Bongiorni, zooms in a bit from their typical room settings, giving us highly textured elements that beg to be touched.
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In a New Series, 3D-Rendered Anthuriums Look (Unsurprisingly) Just Like the Real Thing

Appropriately called Digibana, the series finds Anders Brasch-Willumsen exploring the Japanese art of arranging flowers in a digital context, created by way of 3D-rendering software that keeps the flora alive forever. “I like to think of this series as a futuristic Ikebana practice,” Brasch-Willumsen says, “where moments of beauty are created and preserved only by a constant stream of likes and shares.”
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