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Fort Makers Opens an Yves Klein–Inspired Shop on the Lower East Side

In keeping with the recent theme of New York designers opening their own showrooms and shops, Fort Makers this week opened its own permanent space at 38 Orchard on the Lower East Side, just down the street from Coming Soon. The space will transform every six to eight weeks with an installation curated by Fort Makers creative director Nana Spears; its first iteration takes inspiration from Yves Klein in an installation called The Blue Room.
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Week of February 4, 2019

A weekly Saturday recap to share with you our favorite links, discoveries, exhibitions, and more from the past seven days. This week: Highlights from Zona Maco, a new gallery in Brooklyn launching with epic works by Mimi Jung, and three retail interiors with absolutely perfect color palettes, like the Chinese womenswear store above.
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Week of January 7, 2019

A weekly Saturday recap to share with you our favorite links, discoveries, exhibitions, and more from the past seven days. This week: A Danish design studio combining flowers with furniture, an Italian artist making neo-classical baskets, and a mystery interior with the perfect 60s-meets-80s vibe (above).
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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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Is This New, Gleaming Bookstore in Hangzhou the Future of Books?

We marvel at pretty much every bookstore brave enough to open in today's retail landscape, but that goes double for the new Harbook shop in Hangzhou, designed by the Shanghai studio of Alberto Caiola. A sprawling 6,500 square-foot playground filled with monumental custom furnishings and rows of thick steel archways, it's almost touching in how it seems to channel the glory days of the early 2000s, when ambitious "concept stores" still flourished and Amazon hadn't yet ruined books for everyone else.
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Luca Guadagnino’s First Interior Design Project is an Ochre Mansion on Lake Como (Because Of Course It Is)

Pretty much every design person we know has been obsessed with the Italian filmmaker Luca Guadagnino since I Am Love, the Tilda Swinton movie shot primarily on location at the Villa Necchi, a Piero Portaluppi–designed home in the middle of Milan that's something of a design-world touchstone. So it's no surprise that there was a general freakout this weekend when T Magazine published Guadagnino's inaugural experiment in interior design.
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Dontworrybaby, a Used Bookstore in Austin, is the Ad Hoc Interior We Need Right Now

These days, we spend so much time looking at interiors that boast the perfect Hay sofa, or the just-right Vitsoe shelves, that it can be easy to forget how wonderful anonymous furniture can be. Lucky for us, Austin-based stylist Margaret Williamson Bechtold remembered this when she was sourcing display pieces for her used bookstore Dontworrybaby, which opened in an abandoned cement factory on Austin's East Side earlier this summer.
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Seashell Decor, Alabaster Fruits, Onyx Everything — A Snapshot of What’s New at Casa Shop

It was love at first sight for us with the vintage home-goods Instagram sensation Casa Shop — and, if you're remotely familiar with the @casa__shop handle, it likely was for you as well. Cast-glass bookends, seashell decor, ceramic fruits, sculptural pitchers, onyx everything — Casa Shop's ever-changing inventory is a snapshot of what's currently on the shelves of every effortlessly chic person we know.
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Join Us Tomorrow for the Launch of Pieces Home at The A/D/O Shop!

For our ongoing curatorial takeover of The A/D/O Shop in Brooklyn, we'll be doing periodic showcases of a single studio's work, in addition to all of the other amazing offerings you can buy on site. Our first showcase, which launches tomorrow, puts the spotlight on Brooklyn-based trio Pieces Home. Pieces launched a sports-themed collection at this year's ICFF, and at A/D/O, they'll be offering select furniture and rugs from that line as well as a brand-new series of geometric planters.
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We Re-Curated Brooklyn’s A/D/O Shop — Here Are 5 Great Things You Can Buy There

We've run an online shop for almost as long as we've run Sight Unseen, yet if we had a dime for every time we've heard the same question over the past 9 years — why don't you open a physical store? — we'd be very, very rich. To all those who have so kindly indulged in a fantasy of shopping Sight Unseen IRL, however, we have big news for you: As of today, we've taken over the curation of the shop at A/D/O in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, and filled it with super-affordable furniture, lighting, and housewares by dozens of Sight Unseen-approved brands and designers.
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