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The Best Thing We Saw in Milan Today, Day 4

This week we're featuring quick hits from some of our favorite things at the Milan furniture fair that caught our eye. Today's snapshot features three table lamps from three different designers in three very different materials: Bec Brittain's new marble Heron lamp for Mmairo, Maarten de Ceulaer's stained glass beauty for the Doppia Firma exhibition, and the tortoise and aluminum Obelisk from one of our favorite newcomers of the week, Kabinet.
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In LA, A Weekend-Long Show Cheekily Called “Object Permanence”

Two weekends ago, a group of Los Angeles–based designers came together to interpret the candlestick in the first iteration of "Object Permanence," a new, quarterly event co-curated by designer Leah Ring of Another Human and Emma Holland Denvir, head of Hem's U.S. business development. Hosted at Hem’s Los Angeles showroom, the selection of designers and their objects follows a recent trend of reimagining near-relics like the ashtray, the bookend, and the paperweight, in which each object represents a tiny distillation of its designer's aesthetic.
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17 Projects We Loved at This Year’s Collectible Fair in Brussels

We didn't have the pleasure of personally attending this year's Collectible design fair in Brussels, where Sight Unseen hosted an installation by Objects of Common Interest, yet word traveled quickly back to us that those who did had taken to referring to our presentation as "the famous booth," an accolade that Instagram seemed to confirm. We were flattered to hear it, of course, but also honored to share the spotlight with so many other great presentations by galleries and up-and-coming designers. Click through to see our favorites.
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A Brand New Design Gallery in Mexico City Just Launched With an All-Star Lineup

MASA was inevitable, and MASA was what we'd been waiting for — a stake planted for high-end design within the cultural renaissance happening in Mexico City right now. Everyone talks about the city's epic food scene, and its influential art galleries, and the Zona Maco fair, and the budding starchitects building fancy museums. There's even a Design Week Mexico and a couple of good design galleries working with local talents. But before MASA debuted this past week, with an exhibition of furniture and lighting by 15 of the city's top artists and designers, there wasn't really a definitive platform for contemporary experimental design, at least not one as ambitious as this.
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See Our Favorite Simple Housewares in the Homes of Five Photographers, Then Win a Chance to Own Them

We chose five of our favorite items from Unison — one of our favorite sources for elevated design basics — and gave them to five of our favorite Sight Unseen photographers, who shot the pieces in the context of their own homes alongside BZippy vases, vintage lamps, and Upton prints. Check out the results, then learn how you can win a $100 gift certificate to Unison for yourself.
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The Best of the Rest at London Design Festival 2018

For the second year in a row, Swedish Ninja launched one of our favorite objects, this year in the form of small, mix-and-match glass sculptures. Studio Anansi capitalized on the lumpy and tubular trends with its chiseled sycamore table mirror. Skandium took up the mantle of Peter Pilotto, with its similarly color-blocked townhouse takeover. And the Ace Hotel continued its Ready Made Go collaboration with Modern Design Review, with this year's designers collaborating with local social enterprises to create each piece. Here's hoping that becomes the trend to follow us into 2019.
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