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Frustrated by the Limits of Design, Material Lust Sets Its Sights on the Art World

Not much had recently been heard from Material Lust until this March, when, after a few quiet years, they popped back on our radar, showing neither at a design gallery nor a furniture show, but at the New York art fair Independent, in a Spring Studios skybox overlooking a maze of gallery booths. Frustrated by the literalness of conversations they were having in the world of furniture design — and with their practice taking an increasingly conceptual turn — the pair made the conscious decision to turn Material Lust from a design brand into an artist collective.
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Week of March 25, 2019

A weekly Saturday recap to share with you our favorite links, discoveries, exhibitions, and more from the past seven days. This week: A new book that reveals hidden Gerrit Rietveld interiors, brand new furniture releases by two American design studios, two major ceramics discoveries, and the latest dispatch from our imaginary sister site, Sight Unseen Bathrooms.
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Casa Perfect Opens in New York, And It’s Even Better Than the Instagrams

Casa Perfect — the shoppable interior concept from The Future Perfect — finally opened in New York City this weekend after the success of previous Los Angeles iterations, and it was predictably awesome: Copacabana-like tropical lights by Chris Wolston, ethereal glass pieces by John Hogan, lush velvets by Lazzarini & Pickering, oil-finished tables by Floris Wubben, and a spectacular Chipperfield-designed wood staircase that flies up the home's central void, all the way from the subterranean kitchen to the roof.
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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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You’ll Never Guess Which European Metropolis Inspired Svenja Deininger’s Latest Body of Work

Sometimes the reason you are drawn to one piece of art or another is obvious. In the case of Viennese artist Svenja Deininger — who opens "Crescendo," her third solo exhibition at Marianne Boesky Gallery, this Thursday — we could say it is because her work falls somewhere pleasingly on the spectrum between figurative and abstract. At its most abstract, it resembles the color-field painters we espouse so heartily on this site; at its most figurative, there is something almost Hockney-esque about her canvases. But sometimes the reason you are drawn to one piece of art or another reveals itself to you only later.
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In a New York Apartment, Dimes Co-Founder Sabrina De Sousa Lives With What She Makes

Like her restaurant, Dimes, Sabrina De Sousa's impeccably appointed Chinatown apartment is filled with objects she created herself, which is why we’ve been begging her for ages to photograph it — a feat we've finally pulled off thanks to our editorial collaboration with Sonos. We've teamed up with the smart speaker brand for a new storytelling series called Creative Women at Home, in which we’ll visit the homes of four influential women and find out how they live, work, relax, and listen.
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Josef Albers Meets Yayoi Kusama in a Series of Infinity Mirror Installations By Sarah Meyohas

How did we not know about Sarah Meyohas? The New York–based artist is our favorite kind of multidisciplinary creative — she studied finance first at Wharton and then received an MFA from Yale — and her ongoing photographic series, Speculations, which we're featuring today, combines two of our favorite things: trompe l'oeil trickery and an explosion of beautiful botanicals.
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Allied Maker’s New Tribeca Showroom is a Lush Garden Oasis

Designed in collaboration with architect Marshall Shuster of Mesarch Studio, Allied Maker's new Manhattan showroom — which used to be a dentist's office — features the whole range of Ryden and Lanette Rizzo's work, with each vignette punctuated by flower arrangements, plants, and cascading vines courtesy of Buds of Brooklyn.
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Inside the Curio-Filled Tribeca Loft of Table of Contents Founder Joe Magliaro

I knew, going in to photograph Table of Contents founder Joe Magliaro's Tribeca loft for a collaboration we’re launching with IKEA to celebrate the Swedish company’s new SAMMANHANG collection, that we’d have plenty of fodder. What I didn’t know was how thoughtfully Magliaro approaches the collecting of objects, and how much those collections will permeate any conversation you have with him about design.
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Design Miami’s Rodman Primack Gives Us a Tour of His Collection-Filled Home

Rather than squirrel away his accumulated possessions in some hidden storage space, Design Miami's Rodman Primack chooses to live with and share the things he collects in his everyday life. “There are people who are equally aesthetic and equally interested in art and design but who don’t feel any need to actually physically have the item with them," he says. "Clearly, I feel a need to have objects — to be able to touch them, look at them, hold them, and actually use them.”
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