Pattern Reflections: A MOO x PATTERNITY Postcard Collaboration

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                                <a href=""  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">MOO</a>, the online design and print company, released a collaboration with pattern aficionados <a href=""  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">PATTERNITY</a> that&#8217;s a set of bold, beautiful postcards called <a href=""  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Pattern Reflections</a>. The MOO x PATTERNITY partnership was created as a way to encourage people to take a moment and reflect on a person or perhaps something that inspires them.
The collection includes five pattern-fueled designs that are patterns that are out there and impact us on a daily basis. Their hope is that you send them out to those you care about as a way to spread more kindness and good thoughts. The post cards are available in packs of 25 and in small ($21) and medium ($24) sizes.
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Mattias Stenberg’s On Point & Carry On Make Perfect Informal Office Seating

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                                With offices going more towards open floor plans that allow employees to collaborate, having pieces of furniture that allow for that is key. It also makes sense to incorporate pieces that can easily be moved around for meetings or for overall growth. <a href=""  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Mattias Stenberg</a> has nailed just that with two designs for <a href=""  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Offecct</a> that offer workers informal workspaces that can be changed up. First are the <a href=""  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">On Point</a> powered tables which allow for meetings while also having a central spot for plants, and then the <a href=""  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Carry On</a> stools which provide quick additional seating when needed.
The On Point tables are designed to work in office or public spaces or even airports as a way to provide informal workspaces wherever needed. The large tabletop is enough space for up to eight people to work or give plenty of room for just a few. In the center, the On Point table is
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Resident’s ‘Travelling Without Bags’ Installation Launches Their Latest Collection

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                                To mark their first solo show in New York City, New Zealand design brand <a href=""  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Resident</a> created a 3,000-square-foot installation to launch their latest collection of furniture and lighting. &#8216;<a href=""  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Travelling Without Bags</a>&#8216; was curated by New Zealand interior architect Rufus Knight as a series of beautiful spaces in NYC&#8217;s Nolita neighborhood. The experiential gallery will be open the remainder of May for the public, media, and trade, coinciding with NYCxDESIGN.
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LEVEL Outdoor Lounge by Henrik Pedersen for HOUE

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                                Designed by Danish designer Henrik Pedersen for <a href=""  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">HOUE</a>, the <a href=""  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">LEVEL Outdoor Lounge</a> is a modular seating system for the outdoors with the ability to create endless configurations. The collection consists of six modules – one left and one right sofa, a lounge chair, an ottoman, coffee table, and side table – that can be rearranged into the perfect setup.
The bases of each piece rest at the same level to create a linear and modern feel. The powder coated aluminum frames have tilted backrests for relaxation that appear visually light while the dark gray upholstered cushions suggest comfort.
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FILAMENTO: An Illuminated Sculpture Made from Glass by Mayice

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                                Madrid-based <a href=""  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Mayice</a> have created FILAMENTO, a hanging glass sculpture that spans just over three feet (one meter). The undulating fixture displays how light travels from end to end through concave and convex glass.
Made from a single piece of glass, the fixture’s form almost disappears when lit, revealing the filament of light that beams horizontally from each end. When the light is off, it becomes a sculptural piece of art that can be used indoors or outdoors. Photos by Pablo Gomez Ogando.
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Emanuele Magini’s Anish Hides a Chair Within Its Circular Frame

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                                <a href=""  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Emanuele Magini</a> pays homage to artist Anish Kapoor in the recently released <a href=""  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Anish</a>, a chair for <a href=""  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Campeggi</a> that tricks the eye. At first glance, the piece appears to be an oversized circular frame with fabric, perhaps a sculpture, but upon closer inspection, a clever chair is revealed.
The metal frame supports a ring of elasticized fabric with a seat hidden behind it. The design is meant to welcome the user while also creating a sense of separation with its large back. Some might be confused by it while others will attempt to investigate what it is and when they do, they’ll find a seat waiting for them.
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1800 Tequila Partners with Artist Shantell Martin for 2018 Essential 1800 Artists Series 9

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                                New York based <a href=""  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Shantell Martin</a> is the latest artist invited to collaborate with <a href=""  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">1800 Tequila®</a> on their ninth edition of <a href=""  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">The Essential 1800 Artists Series</a>. The tequila brand is releasing six original bottle designs featuring Martin&#8217;s signature black and white drawings. The iconic, pyramid-shaped bottle has previously been adorned by the works of Keith Haring, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Enoc Perez and more, with Martin being the ninth artist to be featured in the special-limited edition series. The partnership is a good fit as both the brand and the designer focus on working hard, being passionate, and honesty, all while staying true to self. Themes of the drawings include: The Future, Reach Higher, Be Honest, Yes to Yes, Who Are You, and See Can See.
Each of the original designs was inspired by the brand’s “Just Refined Enough” motto while giving nod to honesty and self-confidence for younger creatives in modern times.
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House Zeist by Bedaux de Brouwer Architects

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                                Located in the Netherlands, <a href=""  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">House Zeist</a> is a residence by <a href=""  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Bedaux de Brouwer Architects</a> that sits in the forest at the village edge. The structure&#8217;s walls are composed of concrete both inside and out with large expanses of aluminum framed glass.
The concrete panels enhance the straight lines of the home’s exterior, as do the horizontal planes, which results in a beautifully modern and minimalist home that stands out amongst the trees. The main living quarters rise above ground level with floor-to-ceiling windows that span two sides of the home giving optimum views of the surrounding countryside. A partially covered patio extends from the back. The same concrete panels seen on the exterior are used on the inside adding a raw element that’s paired with smooth white surfaces and wooden details. Photos by Michel Kievits and Peter Keijsers.
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Nordic-Inspired 89 Wall Hangers by Eduardo Cámara and Patricia Ibáñez

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                                Inspired by Nordic design, the <a href=""  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">89</a> wall hanger adds a new twist to traditional wall hooks. The minimalist hooks, designed by <a href=""  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Eduardo Cámara</a> and <a href=""  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Patricia Ibáñez</a>, are made from beech wood where the grain and its change in direction reflect a simple yet striking visual effect.
The designers chose beech wood as the material for its ability to be manipulated into the hook’s twisted shape while also being strong and durable once finished. 89 is both functional and decorative so it can be used on any wall individually or in groups. 89 debuted at Ventura Future 2018 in Milan. Final photos by Cáñamofilms.
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Nervous System Launches Porifera 3D Printed Ceramic Jewelry with Formlabs

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                                <a href=""  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Nervous System</a> is no stranger to <a href=""  rel="noopener" data-wpel-link="internal">3D printed jewelry</a> as they&#8217;ve been creating it since 2009, but their latest collection, <a href=""  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Porifera</a>, explores a new medium: a 3D printed ceramic resin. The collection is two years in the making as they experimented with different materials in collaboration with <a href=""  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Formlabs</a>. The partnership brings forth necklaces, earrings, and bracelets with shapes inspired by deep sea glass sponges. The complex forms could never have been made without new technologies that allow those complex forms to be created.
Nervous System developed custom software to create the designs and because of their changing volumes and densities, the pieces can only be produced via 3D printing. The new ceramic material is made by Formlabs and once each piece is 3D printed, it’s hand-sanded, glazed, and fired twice in a kiln up to 2340F to get that perfect shiny finish. If ceramic isn’t your thing, the collection
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A House in the City Inspired by a Cabin in the Woods

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                                When the owners of a plot of land in the center of Elche, Spain, approached <a href=""  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Antonio Maciá A&amp;D</a> to design their new <a href=""  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">home</a>, they expressed their desire to live in a forest. Since their plot happened to be small and not in the woods, the new home&#8217;s design required a lot of imagination. The designers researched ways to incorporate forest-like aspects through plants, larger spaces, and overhead lighting to achieve that free feeling of being outdoors in nature.
The house features a double-height open space with skylights above that fill it with natural light. Glass fronted spaces let light bounce around to keep the interior bright and airy while giving them an elevated “cabin in the forest” feel. An interior, glass enclosed patio introduces plants to the space, helping to bring some of the outdoors in.
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Friday Five with James Pearse Connelly

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                                <em>For this week&#8217;s <a href=""  rel="noopener" data-wpel-link="internal">Friday Five</a>, we&#8217;re tapping a design genre we&#8217;ve never featured before: Production Design. Not just any production design though – television production design, and more specifically Emmy-winning <a href=""  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">James Pearse Connelly</a>, the production designer and visionary behind <a href=""  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">JPConnelly</a>. Maybe you&#8217;re not familiar with his name but you&#8217;re most likely very familiar with his work as he&#8217;s designed the sets for shows like The Voice, Bill Nye Saves the World, MTV Video Music Awards, Top Chef, The Biggest Loser, Martha &amp; Snoop&#8217;s Potluck Dinner, and many more. His work has earned him </em>eight<em> Primetime Emmy Award nominations and one win for his ability to tell visual stories on sets with his unique aesthetic and diverse background in theater, media, and design. Now, let&#8217;s see what keeps this creative inspired.</em>

WRDSMTH \\\ Photo by Steffi Victorioso courtesy of Los Angeles Magazine

  1. Los Angeles – Melrose and Fairfax
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10 Swinging Chairs for Maximum Outdoor Relaxation

                                It&#8217;s warm outside and maybe you want to go out and chill but don&#8217;t have room for a hammock. Swinging chairs are a great alternative giving you that relaxing motion without taking up tons of space. And if you don&#8217;t have a tree or structure to hang one on, there are plenty that come with a stand. To get started on that maximum relaxation path, check out these 10 swinging chairs that will definitely do the trick.
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                                1. <a href=""  data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">Pod Hanging Chair with Cushion by CB2</a>  2. <a href=""  data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">Bitta Garden Swing by Rodolfo Dordoni for Kettal</a>  3. <a href=";gclid=Cj0KCQjwxN_XBRCFARIsAIufy1az1Kok06IP5ueEPpZq7Xxov7jCyAseR6apmrpDhW2EV7bqryTLAWUaAot3EALw_wcB&%23038;gclsrc=aw.ds"  data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">Moroso Tropicalia Cocoon Swing in Multi-Colored Polymer by Patricia Urquiola</a>  4. <a href=";utm_source=google&%23038;utm_medium=productsearch&%23038;utm_campaign=merchantcenter&%23038;gclid=CjwKCAjwiurXBRAnEiwAk2GFZgKrMSwWK_DRQ0VI0PYEoLaLmfvZM48FrHbYgEl7Pz0RqHr-bbc6ChoC934QAvD_BwE"  data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">Swingrest Hanging Lounger by Dedon</a>  5. <a href=""  data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">Swing Wooden Garden Swing Seat by Paola Lenti</a>  6. <a href=""  data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">Clove Balance Curve Porch Swing Chair by Chans Patio</a>  7. <a href=""  data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">Encounter Swing Chair with Stand</a>  8. <a href=""  data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">Swing Ivano Redaelli Armchair</a>  9. <a href=""  data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">Island Bay Resin Wicker Kambree Rib Hanging Egg <div class="post-limited-image"><img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/></div><!--more--> with Cushion and Stand by Island Bay</a>  10. <a href=""  data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">Copa Garden Hanging Chair</a>

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A Los Angeles Warehouse Becomes Roger Animation Studio by CHA:COL

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                                This former garment manufacturing warehouse in Los Angeles&#8217; Silver Lake neighborhood has now become the home of independent animation and motion graphics studio, <a href=""  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Roger</a>. The 6,500-square-foot <a href=""  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">space</a> was renovated by <a href=""  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">CHA:COL, Inc.</a>, who were tasked with bringing the industrial building up to code. In order to house the young company, the firm had to design workspace for 30 animators, 6 producers with 4 private offices, 3 editing suites, 2 conference rooms, 3 bathrooms, an empty shooting space for green screen work, a kitchen, and lounge.
The layout was designed to include a central area, dubbed The Pit, that’s used for working, eating, having a meeting, or just taking a break. It was designed out of laminated plywood and features a bar-type counter, bleacher seating, and a display area. Surrounding The Pit is a loop left open for circulation to the surrounding areas. Instead of masking the industrial nature of
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Kettal Releases the Patricia Urquiola Designed Vimini Collection

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                                After a conversation <a href=""  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Patricia Urquiola</a> had regarding Danish designer Nanna Ditzel and her <a href=""  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Basket chair</a> from the 1950s, she designed the <a href=""  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Vimini</a> outdoor collection for <a href=""  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Kettal</a> with the hope that their similarities might conjure up feelings of home. Overall, the collection is modern with moments of tradition that make it feel like an &#8220;object of memory&#8221;.
The basket-like structures of the seating inspired the Vimini name, which is Italian for ‘wicker’, as well as rhyming with Bimini, an island that Urquiola enjoys. The pieces feature wooden frames with woven wicker basket-like seats that hold cushions for additional comfort. The collection includes sofas, dining chairs, and side tables.
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What Happens When Seth Rogen Partners with Bower Studios? The Psychedelic Atlas Mirror

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                                The <a href=""  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Sight Unseen OFFSITE</a> exhibition is set to launch later this week and this year they&#8217;re adding something a little different to the mix. They&#8217;ve paired up 13 designers with 13 creatives and invited them to create a functional object together as part of <a href=""  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Field Studies</a>. One of those partnerships brings together Brooklyn&#8217;s <a href=""  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Bower Studio</a> and the multi-hyphenate <a href=""  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Seth Rogen</a> who joined forces to design the <a href=""  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Atlas Mirror</a>.
The globe-like Atlas Mirror pays homage to a handful of Rogen’s favorite things – vibrant colors in street art and 80’s pop culture, like those airbrushed Hypercolor t-shirts. The mirror’s 3D effect comes from the colorful gradations hand-painted behind the curved pieces of mirror which create a psychedelic feel, especially when viewing your own broken reflection. While Rogen’s probably best known as an actor, director, screenwriter, and producer, he’s also a guy with a contagious laugh (listen to his Howard Stern interviews!
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A Modern Apartment in São Paulo for Two Brothers Looking to Entertain

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                                Flavio Castro, of <a href=""  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">FCstudio</a>, took the reins of the renovation of this 60-square-meter (approx. 645-square-feet) apartment in São Paulo, Brazil, with the first order of business being to open up the sectioned off interior. The layout had to be restructured to fit the lifestyles of two young brothers to include a living room, TV room, dining room, kitchen, laundry, balcony, and office in one single space. The result is the <a href=""  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Vila Olimpia Apartment</a> complete with modular pieces that can be rearranged to accommodate their needs and adapt with them over time.
The apartment is designed to easily transition as needed to make way for working, cooking, eating, washing clothes, etc., without any disruption. Now that the walls have come down, the open space makes it easier to entertain family and friends without separation. The wall of turquoise cabinetry houses storage, laundry, and the kitchen for a uniform and
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10 Modern Tile Options from Coverings 2018

                                It&#8217;s been <a href=""  rel="noopener" data-wpel-link="internal">awhile</a> since we&#8217;ve taken in <a href=""  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Coverings</a> so we headed to Atlanta last week to check out everything that&#8217;s new in the tile and stone scene. And while you may just think of beige and white tiles that fill your showers, bathroom floors, and backsplashes, there&#8217;s an entire world out there of tiles in a million colors, patterns, shapes, and sizes that could easily blow your mind as well as your budget if you&#8217;re not careful. It&#8217;s impossible to share everything but we managed to narrow it down to 10 modern tile options from Coverings 2018 for you to check out.
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                                <a href=""  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Ornamenta</a> is always a favorite as they deliver a range of beautiful basics to quirky and colorful, and everything in between. Their large slab terrazzo tile looks like one big confetti party and we like it.
Also loved Ornamenta’s Memphis-inspired 80s Bacteria tiles, by David Giulio Aquini, finished
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Where I Work: Kiki & Joost

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Kiki van Eijk and Joost van Bleiswijk are the Dutch designers behind Kiki & Joost, an Eindhoven-based studio where the duo creates work together, as well as individually. They moved into their industrial space about a year ago, a move not surprising as they’re well-versed in studio moves from their 17 plus years partnered up. Their varied processes and aesthetics are seen throughout their work, which can be viewed on display in their space, showing just how well their diverse designs work together. In this month’s Where I Work, the pair sits down to share a look inside their eclectic studio as well as a glimpse into how they work. What is your typical work style? We have a big workshop where we go every day, we try to give ourselves a schedule and go back home to friends and family. But ideas don’t have a schedule and
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A Kiev Apartment Gets a Modern Interior with a French Feel

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                                <a href=""  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">OM Architecture</a> just recently completed renovation of the F Apartment in Kiev, Ukraine, giving it a modern interior with a touch of French flair. The apartment spans 80-square-meters (approx. 861-square-feet) and is finished with just enough furniture to make it a comfortable space without it being overcrowded.
The overall palette was kept fairly neutral with herringbone wood floors, wooden details, and grey walls with the exception of one deep red wall in the bedroom which features gypsum hexagonal moldings. A dividing wall between the bedroom and living room is made of thin wood strips that let light pass through while offering a degree of privacy. Photos courtesy of OM Architecture.
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