Sight Unseen and HotelTonight Team up to Create a Conceptual Hotel Suite for NYCxDESIGN

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/sight-unseen-and-hoteltonight-team-up-to-create-a-conceptual-hotel-suite-for-nycxdesign/sight-unseen-hoteltonight-21/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/05/sight-unseen-hoteltonight-21-810x468.jpg" alt="Sight Unseen and HotelTonight Team up to Create a Conceptual Hotel Suite for NYCxDESIGN" /></a>
                                For this year’s <a href="https://www.nycxdesign.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">NYCxDESIGN</a>, <a href="http://www.sightunseen.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Sight Unseen</a> and <a href="https://www.hoteltonight.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">HotelTonight</a> have partnered up to create a conceptual hotel suite that celebrates design, color, and art. Designed by Brooklyn-based designer and artist duo <a href="http://hbigeleisen.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Hannah Bigeleisen</a> and <a href="http://www.stevenbukowski.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Steven Bukowski</a>, the suite is meant to be more than just a place to sleep for guests. There are spaces designated for reading, resting, sleeping, and entertaining.
Once inside, you’ll notice that the room immediately distinguishes itself from other hotel rooms with its black and white striped walls, colorful furniture, contemporary decor, and bespoke, limited-edition art by Bigeleisen herself. She notes:
Too often, hotel rooms are sterile, with nondescript furniture that’s meant to be invisible rather than noticed. This space is the opposite, with wall treatments that augment the perception of the room and reinforce the linear elements of the furniture.
The best part is, items from the suite are available for purchase with HotelTonight’s
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2017 Year in Review: Best Design Events and Shows

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                                With our small and mighty team, we toured the globe to check out the best design at various events, fairs, and shows all year long. Just in case you missed any of our coverage throughout 2017, we rounded up all the design shows we attended. Take a look.
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Milan Design Week 2017: Wallpaper’s Temple of Divine Design
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Calico Wallpaper Unveils Latest Collection of Wallpaper: Aura

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/calico-wallpaper-unveils-latest-collection-of-wallpaper-aura/aura-collection-calico-wallpaper-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://design-milk.com/images/2017/06/Aura-Collection-Calico-Wallpaper-1-810x516.jpg" alt="Calico Wallpaper Unveils Latest Collection of Wallpaper: Aura" /></a>
                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/tag/Calico-Wallpaper/" data-wpel-link="internal">Calico Wallpaper</a> just recently unveiled <a href="http://calicowallpaper.com/collection/aura/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Aura</a>, its latest collection of wallpaper during this year&#8217;s <a href="http://design-milk.com/sight-unseen-offsite-2017/" data-wpel-link="internal">Sight Unseen OFFSITE</a>. The New York brand was inspired by energy fields that surround us but are not seen so they experimented with aura photography, which visually captures the electromagnetic field surrounding a person and produces ethereal gradients of color. They took the results and turned them into a series of digital wallpaper that will conjure various feelings and emotions based on color psychology.

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Rachel Cope, co-founder of Calico Wallpaper, discovered an aura photograph taken by Nick, her partner, when he was a kid. The vibrant image struck a cord, inspiring them to explore the idea further.

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For Sight Unseen OFFSITE, they worked with The Principals on a site-specific installation that included panels of Aura and an interactive chandelier designed by The Principals that emits different sounds based on
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Another Human Launches at Sight Unseen OFFSITE 2017

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                                Los Angeles-based Leah Ring just launched her design practice, <a href="https://www.anotherhuman.la/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Another Human</a>, at <a href="http://design-milk.com/sight-unseen-offsite-2017/" data-wpel-link="internal">Sight Unseen OFFSITE 2017</a>, where we fell for her work. The studio focuses on one-of-a-kind furniture, objects, and jewelry, each with their own unique spin that aim to challenge &#8220;traditional constructs of form, proportion and materiality.&#8221; During the NYC-based show, they debuted their inaugural collection of goods. Take a look.
The Vacation table displays natural vacation souvenirs within a man-made acrylic table letting you dream of vacation without even having to leave your house. The dark version houses black sand from Hawaii and obsidian from Mexico, with the light version containing star sand from Japan and quartz crystals from China. The tops also come off so you can swap them out with your own vacation finds if you wish. The Aura mirrors feature monolithic mirrors set within semi-precious stone bases made out of obsidian, basalt,
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Another Human Launches at Sight Unseen OFFSITE 2017

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/another-human-launches-at-sight-unseen-offsite-2017/another-human-1-vacation-table/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://design-milk.com/images/2017/06/Another-Human-1-Vacation-table-810x540.jpg" alt="Another Human Launches at Sight Unseen OFFSITE 2017" /></a>
                                Los Angeles-based Leah Ring just launched her design practice, <a href="https://www.anotherhuman.la/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Another Human</a>, at <a href="http://design-milk.com/sight-unseen-offsite-2017/" data-wpel-link="internal">Sight Unseen OFFSITE 2017</a>, where we fell for her work. The studio focuses on one-of-a-kind furniture, objects, and jewelry, each with their own unique spin that aim to challenge &#8220;traditional constructs of form, proportion and materiality.&#8221; During the NYC-based show, they debuted their inaugural collection of goods. Take a look.
The Vacation table displays natural vacation souvenirs within a man-made acrylic table letting you dream of vacation without even having to leave your house. The dark version houses black sand from Hawaii and obsidian from Mexico, with the light version containing star sand from Japan and quartz crystals from China. The tops also come off so you can swap them out with your own vacation finds if you wish. The Aura mirrors feature monolithic mirrors set within semi-precious stone bases made out of obsidian, basalt,
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Sight Unseen OFFSITE 2017

                                <a href="http://offsite.sightunseen.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Sight Unseen OFFSITE</a> is always one of our favorite events during NYCxDESIGN that we get to check out. This year, the show was more scaled back with just 25 exhibitors on the roster, which proved to be the perfectly curated display of some of the best work of independent modern makers. Take a look at some of our favorites.
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                                <a href="http://crosby-studios.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Crosby Studios</a> launched its second collection of minimalist, architectural-inspired furniture and objects, including a chair, two library bookcases, a light fixture, and a rug.
Every single year Elyse Graham manages to launch a collection that you just can’t seem to take your eyes off of and this year was no exception. She presented an array of Resin Vessels that are composed of pigmented resin that’s poured layer by layer into a mold and then carved and sanded to reveal geometric and colorful patterns. Fernando Mastrangelo featured a mesmerizing collection called the Ridge
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2016 Year in Review: Best Design Events and Shows

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/the-milk-stand-popup-shop-at-icff-2016-video/design-milk-stand-icff-2016-11/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://0.design-milk.com/images/2016/05/design-milk-stand-icff-2016-11-600x414.jpg" alt="2016 Year in Review: Best Design Events and Shows" /></a>
                                All year long, we trekked around the world to visit every design event, fair, and show that we possibly could in hopes of bringing you the best new design out there. In case you missed any of it, we take another look at all the design shows we covered in 2016.
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Mast Collaborates with Calico Wallpaper on Sea Salt Chocolate

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/mast-collaborates-calico-wallpaper-sea-salt-chocolate/mast_salt_collection-calico-wallpaper-1/"><img src="http://3.design-milk.com/images/2016/05/MAST_Salt_Collection-Calico-Wallpaper-1-600x491.jpg" alt="Mast Collaborates with Calico Wallpaper on Sea Salt Chocolate" /></a>
                                New York-based chocolatiers <a href="http://mastbrothers.com/" >Mast Brothers</a> just launched a delectable collection of chocolates that incorporate rare sea salts and other unusual ingredients. Besides the tasty contents, the <a href="http://mastbrothers.com/collections/sea-salt-collection" >MAST Sea Salt Collection</a> gets some special packaging, courtesy of <a href="http://calicowallpaper.com/" >Calico Wallpaper</a>, that utilizes a modified salt resist technique along with watercolor painting to get the ethereal and textured looks.
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Reflect: Curated Objects from 16 US Studios

                                <a href="http://www.join-design.com/" >JOIN</a>, a designer/maker collective that began in 2008, has expanded over the years since its incarnation in Seattle. Now, the group includes 40+ independent designers and makers from around the United States and they just presented a curated show featuring the work of 16 studios at this year&#8217;s <a href="http://design-milk.com/tag/sight-unseen-offsite/" >Sight Unseen OFFSITE</a>. <a href="http://www.join-design.com/new-blog/2016/5/18/suo-x-join-success" >Reflect</a> exhibited one-of-a-kind designs that revolved around a common theme, size restriction, and single material use, all that &#8220;draw both parallels and contrasts within the them of Reflect.&#8221;
                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/reflect-curated-objects-16-us-studios/reflect-join-suo-15-thegranite_join/"><img src="http://2.design-milk.com/images/2016/05/Reflect-JOIN-SUO-15-TheGranite_JOIN-600x899.jpg" alt="Reflect: Curated Objects from 16 US Studios" /></a>
                                <a href="http://www.workshop-thegranite.com/" >The Granite</a>
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Sight Unseen OFFSITE 2016: Part 2

                                We examine the rest of <a href="http://offsite.sightunseen.com/" >Sight Unseen OFFITE 2016</a> and all it had to offer this year, with new designs hosted in a new locale. Don&#8217;t forget to take a look at the <a href="http://design-milk.com/sight-unseen-offsite-2016-part-1/" >first part of our breakdown here</a>.
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                                <a href="http://www.germansermics.com/" >Germans Ermičs</a> works with glass and mirrors displaying vibrant ombre colors.
Sight-Unseen2-2016-2-Eric-Trine-toilet Eric Trine has brought his colorful, geometric wares to the bathroom by way of shelves, towel holders, and a toilet paper holder, Plus, he shipped a retro pink toilet from California so he gets mad respect. Sight-Unseen2-2016-3-Bower-mirrors Bower brought a hall of mirrors, giving visitors a trippy visual effect of a never-ending pathway and openings to nowhere. Sight-Unseen2-2016-4-Felt+Fat-clay FELT+FAT make handmade ceramics, from tabletop items to more experimental pieces, such as tables. These new marbleized pieces are brand new. Sight-Unseen2-2016-5-Avo-leather AVO always brings it with their incredible leather goods, like their hand-painted wall tiles and pillows. The new embossed pillows were really beautiful
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Sight Unseen OFFSITE 2016: Part 1

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/sight-unseen-offsite-2016-part-1/sight-unseen1-2016-0/"><img src="http://2.design-milk.com/images/2016/05/Sight-Unseen1-2016-0-600x854.jpg" alt="Sight Unseen OFFSITE 2016: Part 1" /></a>
                                <a href="http://offsite.sightunseen.com/" >Sight Unseen OFFSITE</a> landed in a new venue this year &#8211; the famed Grace Building, which happens to overlook Bryant Park on one side. A new year and a new locale brought about some of the best new designs we saw during <a href="http://design-milk.com/tag/nycxdesign/" >NYCxDESIGN</a> this year from brand-new talent, as well as more established brands. Take a look at the first part of our breakdown of Sight Unseen OFFSITE 2016.
Sight-Unseen1-2016-1-Ford-Leong-Leong Leong Leong created TOPO for Ford which was an immersive sound bath installation that offered a calm place to relax during the chaos of NYCxDesign. The lounge space reflects the experience one might have when driving through landscapes in a Ford Edge. Sight-Unseen1-2016-2-Land-of-Nod Land of Nod worked with a series of designers, like Dusen Dusen and Eric Trine, to reimagine regular kids’ designs in giant scale. The oversized pieces remind us adults what it is like to be a kid again. Sight-Unseen1-2016-3-MMaterial Fernando Mastrangelo debuted 
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Left: Stove Chair & Domino Coat Rack, Brethren Bench, and Handle Stool by Gabriel Tan Design; Handy Sweeper by Chris Specce \\\ Right: Handy Rakes by Chris Specce; Handy Folding Ladder; Trestle table by Studio Gorm
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NYCxDesign 2015: Sight Unseen OFFSITE

NYCxDesign 2015: Sight Unseen OFFSITE Sight Unseen brought back their NYCxDesign Week exhibition for its second year in its new Hudson Mercantile location. Sight Unseen OFFSITE brings together about 100 brands, designers, and studios into one convenient location where they showcase everything from furniture, lighting, jewelry, art—you name it. Take a look at some of our favorites! SightUnseen-2015-1-Bower-Line-Mirrors Brooklyn-based BOWER knows their way around visual illusions and their latest Line Mirrors continue that tradition in bold, new ways. SightUnseen-2015-2-Dusen-Dusen-Eric-Trine Dusen Dusen Home and Eric Trine shared a booth and the match was quite perfect. Dusen Dusen’s geometric textiles and Trine’s geometric tables and chairs colorfully complement each other in holy matrimony. SightUnseen-2015-3-Ladies-and-Gentleman-light Ladies & Gentlemen Studio continue to kill it and we fell in love with their new lighting that has textured and iridescent glass in various shapes. SightUnseen-2015-4-Lambert-et-Fils-light We recently featured Lambert et Fils’s new lighting and they unveiled even more at the show. The Clark table lamp is made
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