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

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                                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 Gift Guide: Travel

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                                When I’m traveling I try to take a moment and appreciate the fact that I even get to travel to some pretty amazing places. However, travel annoyances like lost luggages, delayed flights, and seat mates with poor travel etiquette can make even the most exciting trip seem like a chore, at least until I get to my destination. Here’s a round of items that will make anyone’s time in transit a little more comfortable, enjoyable and efficient – some of which I always have on stand-by before a trip, all of which make a great gift for the jet-setting friend or family member in your life.
Skincare Travel Kit by Peet Rivko \\ $46
Created by Joanna Peet and praised by her childhood friend Aubrey Plaza, this natural skincare set helps you cleanse, balance and moisturize your skin when you’re on the go. I really enjoyed using the entire line
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Arlo Skye x Sight Unseen Luggage Is a Jettsetter’s Dream

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                                One thing becomes evident after traveling internationally extensively: <a href="http://design-milk.com/?s=luggage"  rel="noopener" data-wpel-link="internal">luggage</a> matters. While the <a href="http://design-milk.com/10-carry-on-travel-essentials/"  rel="noopener" data-wpel-link="internal">carry-on life</a> is the way to go domestically, sometimes extended periods abroad require checking in bags. There are numerous options that fit the bill, but perhaps none so aesthetically pleasing than the newly announced <a href="https://arloskye.com/pages/arlo-skye-sightunseen-edition"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Arlo Skye x Sight Unseen limited edition set</a>, two hard shell pieces that will make spotting them easy amongst the crowds and airport luggage carousel.
Throughout the years we’ve endured rips, cracks, and week’s long disappearance of our bags while traveling to far off places, requiring checking in our bags. We generally travel with a soft case bag as our carry-on (always easier to squeeze into tight overhead bins), while depending upon hard shell options like the Arlo Skye when a protective check-in becomes a necessity.

Did you notice the cool HAY travel pillow included in this photograph. We sure did.

Arlo Skye’s
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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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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

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                                <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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New vessels from Elyse Graham
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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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Sight-Unseen1-2016-11-Norway-x-New-York
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Designers reinterpret Shaker artefacts for Furnishing Utopia exhibition

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        <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/events/2016/new-york-design-week-2016/"><strong>New York 2016:</strong></a> 11 international designers and studios have produced a range of simple furniture and homeware based on the American Shaker movement (+ slideshow). <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/2016/05/20/designers-reinterpret-shaker-artefacts-furnishing-utopia-exhibition-sight-unseen-offsite-new-york-design-week/" class="more-link">(more&hellip;)</a>

Sight Unseen’s LA exhibition showcases work from the “focal point of the American design scene”

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        Influential US magazine <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/tag/sight-unseen/">Sight Unseen</a> has launched an <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/tag/los-angeles/">LA</a> exhibition of work by local designers in response to the city's resurgence as a centre for design (+ slideshow). <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/2015/12/10/site-specific-la-sight-unseen-austere-los-angeles-designers-furniture-exhibition-mast-brothers/" class="more-link">(more&hellip;)</a>

2015 Gift Guide: Art Lovers

2015 Gift Guide: Art Lovers Art is a great gift that not everyone thinks to buy for themselves. Not only will it add life to a living space, it will remind the recipient of the person that gifted it to them. Here, we round up some art at various price points that your friends and family would most likely love to receive. GiftGuide2015-ArtLover-1-Andrew-Haan-Fold Fold #6 (Blue) by Andrew Haan \ $29 – $89
A geometric, graphic print in a muted green with black and white. GiftGuide2015-ArtLover-2-Park_Amy_Muir_Dawson_House Muir Dawson House, Silverlake by Amy Park \ $60 – $2400
This limited edition print is exclusive to 20×200 and features a beautiful watercolor painting of the Muir Dawson House. Ink Shard Series 1 by Angela Simeone \ $20 – $530
An abstract, black and white design of an angular line pattern. GiftGuide2015-ArtLover-4-Folded_Red_screenprint Folded Peaks Red from Print Club Boston \ $210
A hand-pulled screen print that’s limited to just 20 total,
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GiftGuide2015-ArtLover-10-Jen-Wink-Queen-Anne
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Print All Over Me debuts homeware line with patterned installation

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        <strong><a href="http://www.dezeen.com/events/2015/new-york-2015">New York 2015:</a></strong> Print All Over Me has launched a range of <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/tag/textiles">textiles</a> for the home with a living room <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/design/installations">installation</a> in New York that changed daily to feature different patterns on every surface (+ slideshow). <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/2015/05/22/print-all-over-me-home-collection-homeware-line-textiles-patterned-installation-new-york-2015/" class="more-link">(more&hellip;)</a>

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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NYCxDesign 2015: Collective Design

NYCxDesign 2015: Collective Design 2015 marks the third edition of Collective Design’s fair during NYCxDesign and this year it included a host of first-time exhibitors, established and emerging talent, as well as returning favorites from around the world. The focus was on design innovation and thinking from the beginning of the 20th century until today. Take a look at some of our favorite finds. Collective15-1-FriedmanBenda-Misha-Kahn NYC-based artist Misha Kahn displayed his quirky, colorful mirrors and sculptural lamp via the Friedman Benda booth, a New York gallery that represents Kahn. Collective15-2-Ingo-Maurer Collective Design showed a series of Ingo Maurer’s work as part of their 2015 Collective Influence exhibition. The Toto table lamps give nod to a certain cartoon mouse we’re all familiar with. Collective15-3-Dana-Barnes Dana Barnes showed a new series of seating called Endolith Casts, which combines concrete with random patches of knotted fibers that reference lichen. Collective15-4-Wexler-Gallery-Kishimoto Wexler Gallery presented Laura Kishimoto’s Yumi Chair II made from ash veneer
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2014 Year in Review: Best Design Events and Shows

In 2014, we hopped around the world to check out the best design events and shows so we could scope out the best modern design about to hit the market. Take a tour of some of our favorite design-worthy finds of 2014. 2014 Year in Review: Best Design Events and Shows Maison et Objet \ January 2014
Favorites from Maison et Objet 2014 2014 Year in Review: Best Design Events and Shows in main home furnishings art Category Stockholm Design Week \ February 2014
Favorites from Stockholm Furniture Fair 2014
Favorites from Greenhouse at Stockholm Furniture Fair 2014
Woven Light: Swedish School of Textiles at Greenhouse
Twelve at the Stockholm Furniture Fair
Talk with Stockholm Furniture Fair Guests of Honor GamFratesi
Wood Tailoring at Stockholm Design Week
Fornasetti at Svenskt Tenn, Stockholm Design Week
Interview with Petter Johansson at Stockholm Design Week 2014 Year in Review: Best Design Events and Shows in main home furnishings art Category Milan Design Week \ April 2014
Milan Design Week 2014 Highlights [VIDEO]
Milan 2014: Wallpaper* Handmade
Milan 2014: EDIT by designjunction
Milan 2014: Spazio Rossana Orlandi
Milan 2014: Zona Tortona
Milan 2014: Ventura Lambrate
Milan 2014: SaloneSatellite
Milan 2014: designersblock
Milan 2014: Best of Brera Design District 2014 Year in Review: Best Design Events and Shows in main home furnishings art Category Coverings \ April-May 2014
12 Favorite Tile Designs from Coverings 2014 2014 Year in Review: Best Design Events and Shows in main home furnishings art Category ICFF \ May 2014
Best of ICFF 2014: Part 1
Best of ICFF 2014: Part 2
Best of ICFF 2014: Part 3
Best of ICFF 2014: Part 4
ICFF 2014 Trend: Details, Details, Details!
Watch: ICFF 2014 [VIDEO] 2014 Year in Review: Best Design Events and Shows in main home furnishings art Category New York Design Week \ May 2014
Sight Unseen OFFSITE 2014
A Look at WantedDesign 2014
Watch: WantedDesign 2014 [VIDEO]
WantedDesign 2014 Student Workshop
A Visit to Alexander Girard’s Pop-Up Exhibition 2014 Year in Review: Best Design Events and Shows in main home furnishings art Category Dwell on Design LA \ June 2014
Best of Dwell on Design LA 2014 2014 Year in Review: Best Design Events and Shows in main home furnishings art Category London Design Festival \ September 2014
designjunction Comes Into Its Own
Designer Makers Steal the Show at designjunction
19 Greek Street: A Space for Advancement, Integrity and Good Taste
Home Sweet Home: A New Show for September
Go West in London for New Design Talent
Behind Closed Doors with designersblock
New Talent at Tent London
Weathering: An Exhibition of Irish Craft and Design
Secrets and Lights at the V&A
Rising Stars at 100% Norway
“Just What I Always Wanted” Turns Well-Known Designers Into Clients
2014 Year in Review: Best Design Events and Shows in main home furnishings art Category
2014 Year in Review: Best Design Events and Shows in main home furnishings art Category
2014 Year in Review: Best Design Events and Shows in main home furnishings art Category
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Product> Furnishings from New York City’s ICFF Expo

At ICFF 2014, mature design reclaimed the stage. With other exhibit opportunities for up-and-coming designers—WantedDesign and Sight Unseen Offsite, along with the Industry City venue in Brooklyn—established manufacturers set the tenor of the show this year. Further cementing the show’s place near the top of the trade show hierarchy, many of the exhibitors that displayed […]

Sight Unseen OFFSITE 2014

Sight Unseen OFFSITE 2014 We were super excited for the first year of Sight Unseen’s new one-stop art and design destination, OFFSITE. We were NOT disappointed. The Sight Unseen duo Jill Singer and Monica Khemsurov put together a huge and impressive two-story collection of new artists and designers from sculptures to ceramics to watches and, of course, furniture and home decor. Sight Unseen OFFSITE 2014 in news events home furnishings art Category The Principals created a series of tables using painted iconic chairs as bases. Sight Unseen OFFSITE 2014 in news events home furnishings art Category We discovered Print All Over Me, and now we want to print all over everything. PRINT ALL THE THINGS!!!!! Sight Unseen OFFSITE 2014 in news events home furnishings art Category Grey Area created a table base and have asked various artists to design interchangeable table tops that you can also hang on the wall as art. We loved the ones from Snarkitecture (left) and Chen Chen & Kai Williams (right). You can actively play the marble game on the Snarkitecture table even when it’s laying flat because the tunnel has been carved to gradually deepen. Sight Unseen OFFSITE 2014 in news events home furnishings art Category Creative wooden furniture and decorative items with plants that are like wooden terrariums by Huy Bui. Sight Unseen OFFSITE 2014 in news events home furnishings art Category Canadian designers Knauf and Brown’s leather shade lamps turn on and off through interaction. Sight Unseen OFFSITE 2014 in news events home furnishings art Category Ian Stell presented by Matter Sight Unseen OFFSITE 2014 in news events home furnishings art Category Minimalist geometric rugs by Chorin Sight Unseen OFFSITE 2014 in news events home furnishings art Category We were super stoked to meet Material Lust after featuring their work and having them on for Friday Five. They have some great new stuff. Sight Unseen OFFSITE 2014 in news events home furnishings art Category AM|MA Studio has some really beautiful pieces inspired by crystallization. They also hand-create unique concrete patterns. Sight Unseen OFFSITE 2014 in news events home furnishings art Category Sight Unseen OFFSITE 2014 in news events home furnishings art Category This particular table, also from AM|MA is made of coffee grounds… it’s a coffee table, get it? Sight Unseen OFFSITE 2014 in news events home furnishings art Category Loved this lighting from DAMM. Sight Unseen OFFSITE 2014 in news events home furnishings art Category Loved this chair from Rosie Li, who also has the most amazing sconce with Roll & Hill that I unfortunately did not get a photo of. Sight Unseen OFFSITE 2014 in news events home furnishings art Category Work by Pablo Alabau Sight Unseen OFFSITE 2014 in news events home furnishings art Category Zoe Mowat showed some beautiful tables. Sight Unseen OFFSITE 2014 in news events home furnishings art Category I was especially excited to see the new work from Ladies & Gentlemen Studio, who collaborated with glass artist John Hogan on a series of lamps and objects (below). They also developed a fun line of “thingamajigs” that move, playing with shape and balance (above). Read our recent interview with them here. Sight Unseen OFFSITE 2014 in news events home furnishings art Category Sight Unseen OFFSITE 2014 in news events home furnishings art Category Gorgeous rugs that are hand-made in Morocco using fabric scraps from Kelly Behun. Sight Unseen OFFSITE 2014 in news events home furnishings art Category Eric Trine was showing some new work including new chairs with cushions and some fun neon pieces, as well as curious objects. Sight Unseen OFFSITE 2014 in news events home furnishings art Category Rocker by Mario Milana Sight Unseen OFFSITE 2014 in news events home furnishings art Category There were also some really cool sculptural art pieces on display and for sale. The I’m Revolting ceramics shop and Chiaozza’s fun Plant shop. I was very close to taking all of it home with me.