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California Dreaming
 
Photograph Courtesy of Marmol Radziner Architecture

Based around simple geometry, clean lines and airy construction - the Kaufmann House is one of the most famous buildings by Richard Neutra. Its prominent features include slatted metal walls, which create breezy indoor-outdoor spaces alongside landscaping with large boulders, cacti, palms and sandy gardens. A color palette of gold ochers and smoggy desert hues evokes Southern California’s paradise and land of opportunity.

 
 
Floor-Length Dress in Cotton Prefall 2019 Look from The Row

Floor-Length Dress in Cotton
Prefall 2019 Look from The Row

 
 
Photograph Courtesy of Marmol Radziner Architecture
Photograph Courtesy of Marmol Radziner Architecture
 
 
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Oversize Tunic & Utilitarian Pants in Cashmere
Prefall 2019 Look from The Row

 
 
Photograph Courtesy of Marmol Radziner Architecture
 
 
Silk-Charmeuse Maxi Dress by Deitas

Silk-Charmeuse Maxi Dress by Deitas

 
 
Photograph Courtesy of Marmol Radziner Architecture
Photograph Courtesy of Marmol Radziner Architecture
 
 

Photographs Courtesy of Marmol Radziner Architecture

Amazonia
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The scenic landscape amid the mountainous topography and dense vegetation of the Amazon rain forest in São Paulo – is the backdrop for the Jungle House – designed by Brazilian Studio MK27 to optimize the connection between nature and the architectural elements.

 
 
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Studio MK27 Jungle House
 
 
Favela Chair by Fernando and Humberto Campana. Pin (Brazilian pinus wood). Produced by Edra for the Salone del Mobile, Milan, 2003

Fernando & Humberto Campana

Favela Chair
Natural Brazilian Pinus Wood
Produced by Edra, Italy (2003)

The Campana brothers are among Brazil’s foremost contemporary furniture designers. Inspired by their country’s vernacular culture, they combine everyday objects in unexpected ways, often waste materials like rope, cardboard, plastic tubing, and aluminum wire, to make their singular creations.

 
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José Zanine Caldas | Wood | Brazil, circa 1970

José Zanine Caldas

Sculpted Solid Wood Chair, Brazil, (ca. 1970)

A self­-taught artist, designer and architect, best known for his signature style transforming wood into organic, sculptural pieces.

 
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Geatano Pesce | Resin Vase

Gaetano Pesce
Spaghetti Vase in Resin
New York/Italy, (1995) for Fish Design

Known for his imaginative use of shape and color, Pesce's exuberant work is characterized by its individuality and experiment with industrial materials like polyurethane foam, resin, and plastics.

 
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An artwork by the Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson illuminates the concrete stairwell.

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Joaquim Tenreiro | Cane and Rosewood Armchair | Brazil, circa 1958

Joaquim Tenreiro
Cane and Rosewood Armchair, Brazil (ca. 1958)

Referred to often as the father of Brazilian Modernism, Tenreiro championed furniture that was “formally light” working in wicker and tropical hardwoods to suit the hot climate of Brazil.

 
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Photography is by Fernando Guerra

Studio MK27

Inspired by Imagination
Photography by Tommaso Sartori
 

Inspired by Surrealist art which sought to release the creative potential of the unconscious mind – this week features work by the amazing Italian photographer Tommaso Sartori whose dark, enigmatic imagery draws you in and captures the imagination.

Photography by Tommaso Sartori
 
Photography by Tommaso Sartori
 
Photography by Tommaso Sartori
Photography by Tommaso Sartori
 
FÉLIX LABISSE (1905 - 1982) LA MAIN | Sotheby’s | The Sleep of Reason | A Private Collection of Surrealist Art Online
 
 

FÉLIX LABISSE (1905 - 1982)
LA MAIN

A Private Collection of Surrealist Art Online at Sotheby’s

 
 
Photography by Tommaso Sartori
FEDERICO CASTELLÓN (1914 - 1971) LA ALMA ENCAJADA CON UNA VÍCTIMA DE UN LOBO (THE SOUL IMPRISONED WITH A VICTIM OF A WOLF) | Sotheby’s | The Sleep of Reason | A Private Collection of Surrealist Art Online
 
 

FEDERICO CASTELLÓN (1914 - 1971)
LA ALMA ENCAJADA CON UNA VÍCTIMA DE UN LOBO (THE SOUL IMPRISONED WITH A VICTIM OF A WOLF)

A Private Collection of Surrealist Art Online at Sotheby’s

 
Photography by Tommaso Sartori
 
Photography by Tommaso Sartori
 
Photography by Tommaso Sartori
GIORGIO DE CHIRICO (1888 - 1978)  RIPOSO PRESSO LE CORRENTI DELL'EGEO  | Sotheby’s | The Sleep of Reason | A Private Collection of Surrealist Art Online
 
 

GIORGIO DE CHIRICO (1888 - 1978)
RIPOSO PRESSO LE CORRENTI DELL'EGEO

A Private Collection of Surrealist Art Online at Sotheby’s

 
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Photography by Tommaso Sartori
Photography by Tommaso Sartori
 
Photography by Tommaso Sartori
 
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MARCEL JEAN (1900 - 1994)
LE PHENIX

A Private Collection of Surrealist Art Online at Sotheby’s

Photography by Tommaso Sartori
 
 
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MAN RAY (1890 - 1976)
CADEAU

A Private Collection of Surrealist Art Online at Sotheby’s

 

The Sleep of Reason: A Private Collection of Surrealist Art Online at Sotheby’s
ONLINE BIDDING CLOSES: 20 May 2019 | 12:00 PM EDT

 
 

Photography Courtesy of Sotheby’s

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Photography Courtesy of Tommaso Sartori

Maison Monolithique
Villa D - Al Ouidane, Morocco by Studio kO
 

This monolithic villa set in the awe-inspiring landscape of Al Ouidane, Morocco is designed by French architecture duo Studio KO with a refreshing modernist aesthetic imbued with subtle references to history and culture. The texture of the building’s surfaces — materials rooted in rural architecture such as unpolished stone and dry earth — speak louder than statement furniture or décor.

 
 
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Villa D - Al Ouidane, Morocco by Studio kO
 
Villa D - Al Ouidane, Morocco by Studio kO
 
Villa D - Al Ouidane, Morocco by Studio kO
 
Villa D - Al Ouidane, Morocco by Studio kO
 
 
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Villa D - Al Ouidane, Morocco by Studio kO
 
 
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Raffia Babouches Made In Morocco by Zyne

 
Villa D - Al Ouidane, Morocco by Studio kO
 
Villa D - Al Ouidane, Morocco by Studio kO
 
Villa D - Al Ouidane, Morocco by Studio kO
 
 
Leather Pouf PomPom by Svenskt Tenn

Leather Pouf PomPom by Lisa Hilland for Svenskt Tenn

 
Villa D - Al Ouidane, Morocco by Studio kO
Villa D - Al Ouidane, Morocco by Studio kO
 
 
Moroccan Fringe Pillows

Moroccan Wedding Blanket Fringe Cotton Throw Pillow at Wayfair

Villa D - Al Ouidane, Morocco by Studio kO
 
Villa D - Al Ouidane, Morocco by Studio kO
 
 
Black Fluted Royal Copenhagen

Black Fluted Porcelain by Royal Copenhagen

Villa D - Al Ouidane, Morocco by Studio kO
 
Villa D - Al Ouidane, Morocco by Studio kO
 
 
Berber Bread Basket

Woven Berber Bread Basket

 
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Villa D - Al Ouidane, Morocco by Studio kO
 
 
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Villa D - Al Ouidane, Morocco by Studio kO
 
Villa D - Al Ouidane, Morocco by Studio kO
Long Embroidered & Tasseled Caftan Dress in Washed Black Silk by Saint Laurent

Long Embroidered & Tasseled Caftan Dress in Washed Black Silk by Saint Laurent

Villa D - Al Ouidane, Morocco by Studio kO
 
Villa D - Al Ouidane, Morocco by Studio kO
 
 
Repossi Berbere Ring

Berbere Twin Ring & Maure Twin Ring by Repossi

 
Villa D - Al Ouidane, Morocco by Studio kO
Villa D - Al Ouidane, Morocco by Studio kO
 
 

Photography Courtesy of Studio KO

Cabin Typology
Cozy retreat in the Catskills, Upstate New York by Paris-based Corpus Studio
 

This cozy retreat in the Catskills, Upstate New York brings the look and feel of a tiny nature cabin into an elegant, contemporary home. Designed by Paris-based Corpus Studio with materials and textures chosen for the finishes and furniture that intentionally juxtapose the old against the new; the rough against the smooth; the comfortable against the austere.

The house exemplifies local artisan work, often hand-crafted with great care and attention to detail.

 
Cozy retreat in the Catskills, Upstate New York by Paris-based Corpus Studio
Fardos Lounge Chair by Ricardo Fasanello, 1968

Fardos Lounge Chair by Ricardo Fasanello, 1968

Cozy retreat in the Catskills, Upstate New York by Paris-based Corpus Studio
Taraxacum Cocoon pendant by Achille & Pier Giacomo Castiglioni for Flos, 1960s

Taraxacum Cocoon Pendant by Achille & Pier Giacomo Castiglioni for Flos, 1960s

Fritz Baumann Hocker Stools

Fritz Baumann Hocker Stool

Cozy retreat in the Catskills, Upstate New York by Paris-based Corpus Studio

Returning to the principle cabin typology, the central and quintessential gathering spot of this cabin is the fireplace; it is designed as a glorified pit, featuring a ceramic suspended smoke canopy, resembling the buttressed trunk of a great forest tree.

Crystallization Vase by Lukas Wegwerth

Crystallization Vase by Lukas Wegwerth

Cozy retreat in the Catskills, Upstate New York by Paris-based Corpus Studio
Cozy retreat in the Catskills, Upstate New York by Paris-based Corpus Studio
 
Urushi Lacquer Stool by Max Lamb

Urushi Lacquer Stool by Max Lamb

Cozy retreat in the Catskills, Upstate New York by Paris-based Corpus Studio
Deer Antler Wind Chime by Obsidian Windchimes

Deer Antler Wind Chime by Obsidian Windchimes at Sunny’s Pop, Catskills

Cozy retreat in the Catskills, Upstate New York by Paris-based Corpus Studio
Cobweb Broom by Geoffrey Fisher from Sunny’s Pop

Cobweb Broom by Geoffrey Fisher from Sunny’s Pop, Catskills

Cozy retreat in the Catskills, Upstate New York by Paris-based Corpus Studio
Cozy retreat in the Catskills, Upstate New York by Paris-based Corpus Studio
 
 
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Pillar Side Table in Oak by Ben & Aja Blanc

Roly Poly Chair by Faye Toogood

Roly Poly Chair by Faye Toogood

Cozy retreat in the Catskills, Upstate New York by Paris-based Corpus Studio

Dining Room with Roly Poly Chair by Faye Toogood & Study Room Chair by Bahk Jong Su for Seomi International

 

Photos Courtesy of Corpus Studio

Casa Azul
 
La Casa Azul – Photo Courtesy of Danae Santibáñez
 
 

The Frida Kahlo Museum, better known as “Casa Azul” (Blue House) is located in the center of Mexico City. The house acquired by her parents, originally a white structure – was painted in an intense blue color known as “Kahlo Blue" after Frida started using it as her residence and art studio.

 
 
La Casa Azul – Photo Courtesy of Danae Santibáñez
La Casa Azul – Photo Courtesy of Danae Santibáñez
 
 
La Casa Azul – Photo Courtesy of Danae Santibáñez
 
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Truss Woven Tote Bag

Inspired by Traditional Mexican Market Totes – Handwoven in Oaxaca by Truss

Pirámide del Patio. Photo Courtesy of Danae Santibáñez
 
 
Pre Hispanic Art – Photo Courtesy of Danae Santibáñez
 
Nickolas Muray (American, born Hungary 1892-1965)  Frida on Bench , 1939

Nickolas Muray (American, born Hungary 1892-1965) Frida on Bench, 1939

 
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Artisanal Tiara Tata Frida by Nannacay

“Kahlo Blue” Photo Courtesy of Danae Santibáñez

“Kahlo Blue”

 
La Casa Azul - Image by Cortesía de Danae Santibáñez
 
 
Arrangement by Ingrid Carozzi of Tin Can Studios

Arrangement by Ingrid Carozzi of Tin Can Studios

 
Flower Arrangement by Ingrid Carozzi of Tin Can Studios – Workshop & Masterclass in Mexico City at La Casa Azul

Flower Arrangement by Ingrid Carozzi of Tin Can Studios – Workshop & Masterclass in Mexico City at Casa Azul

 
 
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Lola Alvarez-Bravo, (Mexican 1907-1993) Frida Kahlo (with dog), Circa 1944

 

Brooklyn Museum: Frida Kahlo: Appearances Can Be Deceiving Through May 12, 2019

Photography Courtesy of Danae Santibáñez

 
Geometry & Nature
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With views overlooking the utopian desert landscape of the Coachella Valley – the Elrod House in Palm Springs is considered an example of “organic architecture” – a style of modernism that sought to merge architectural geometry with nature.

Designed by John Lautner in 1968

 
 
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Pastilles Easy Chair & Table by Studiopepe for Tacchini

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Autem Mirror by Bellamoli Studio

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Arkad Pouf by Note Design Studio

 
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Incorporating natural elements into its concrete structure – natural rock and large boulders are featured prominently in the interiors.

 
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Geology Table by Chen Chen & Kai Williams at Future Perfect

 
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The Elrod House was featured in the James Bond movie Diamonds Are Forever

 
 

Photography is courtesy of Nelson-Moe Properties/Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

La Ligne
 
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Located among the open fields on the island Ekerö outside of Stockholm, this stylish home in graphic black & white with a linear quality, belongs to blogger and interior stylist Annaleena – who also designs minimalist clothing rails and furniture as seen in this weeks story.

 
 
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Table Setting With Black Porcelain, Natural Linen & Marble

 
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Side Tables by H&M Home

 
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Circular Clothing Rail by Annaleena Interiors

 
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Mobile Pendant by Michael Anastassiades

 
 
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Stone Table by Annaleena Interiors

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Clothes by La Ligne

 
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The beautiful home of Annaleena was photographed by Kristofer Johnsson

Annaleena Interiors

 
A Match Made In Heaven
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Danish brand Reform is hacking IKEA kitchens by adding architect-designed fronts and countertops to the basic modules – making your dream designer-kitchen much more affordable.

Reform + IKEA = The Perfect Combination

 
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Mara Mortar & Pestle by Hawkins New York

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Petite French Oven Stovetop Rice Cooker by Staub x goop

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Vanilla Milkshake

 

Photos courtesy of Reform

Land of The Long White Cloud
Scrubby Bay House | Residential Farmhouse Design by Patterson Associates
 

This residential farmhouse is set as the centre piece of a remote, symmetrical and thundering surf beach. It is sited on one of New Zealand’s iconic coastal sheep and cattle stations on the South Island – accessed only by helicopter or by farm track. Designed for an expatriate owner by Patterson Associates.

This week also features Toni Brogan, a New Zealand artist based in New York with a studio in the Catskills, where she creates soft, sculptural works in the woven medium.

Aotearoa is the Maori name for the country of New Zealand. The literal translation of Aotearoa is Land of The Long White Cloud.

 
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Scrubby Bay House | Residential Farmhouse Design by Patterson Associates
Soft Sculpture Woven Art by Toni Brogan
 

Soft Sculpture Woven Art by Toni Brogan

 
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Scrubby Bay House | Residential Farmhouse Design by Patterson Associates
Soft Sculpture Woven Art by Toni Brogan
 

Soft Sculpture Woven Art by Toni Brogan

 
A 19th Century Maori Woven Flax & Feather Kete

A 19th Century Maori Woven Flax & Feather Kete

Scrubby Bay House | Residential Farmhouse Design by Patterson Associates
Scrubby Bay House | Residential Farmhouse Design by Patterson Associates
Scrubby Bay House | Residential Farmhouse Design by Patterson Associates
 
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Sans [ceuticals] Without Harmful Ingredients by New Zealand Hair & Beauty Icon Lucy Vincent
 

Sans [ceuticals] Without Harmful Ingredients by New Zealand Hair & Beauty Icon Lucy Vincent

 
Scrubby Bay House | Residential Farmhouse Design by Patterson Associates
Soft Sculpture Woven Art by Toni Brogan

Soft Sculpture Woven Art by Toni Brogan

 
Scrubby Bay House | Residential Farmhouse Design by Patterson Associates
 

Photos courtesy of Simon DeVitt & Stephen Goodenough via Pattersson Associates
Soft Sculpture Woven Art by
Toni Brogan

Desert Dust
Arizona Desert House by D U S T
 

This off-grid house rests in the vast and remote seemingly endless desert landscape of Southern Arizona. Designed by studio D U S T with borrowed cues from vernacular desert architecture with walls made of volcanic residue – known as "lava-crete".

New York-based textile artist Kiva Motnyk of Thompson Street Studio creates experimental textiles and intricate patchworks. The stunning one-of-a-kind pieces in this story are made using natural dying and vintage fabrics – reinventing the tradition of the American quilt.

 
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Arizona Desert House by D U S T
Sundial Quilt by Thompson Street Studio

Sundial Quilt by Thompson Street Studio

Arizona Desert House by D U S T
 
 
Arizona Desert House by D U S T
Braided Woven Pillow by Thompson Street Studio

Braided Woven Pillow by Thompson Street Studio

Arizona Desert House by D U S T
Arizona Desert House by D U S T
 
Dodge City Hat by Hopper

Dodge City Hat by Hopper

Line Quilt Rust by Thompson Street Studio

Line Quilt Rust by Thompson Street Studio

Arizona Desert House by D U S T
Arizona Desert House by D U S T
Line Quilt Blue by Thompson Street Studio

Line Quilt Blue by Thompson Street Studio

Arizona Desert House by D U S T
Essential Ring by Pamela Love

Essential Ring by Pamela Love

 
Arizona Desert House by D U S T
Arc Quilt Pastel by Thompson Street Studio

Arc Quilt Pastel by Thompson Street Studio

Arizona Desert House by D U S T
 

Photos courtesy of D U S T

Special Thanks to Kiva Motnyk at Thompson Street Studio

Verdure
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Located in Sri Lanka, K House is a secluded beach front villa surrounded by lush greenery and breath-taking views designed by Copenhagen-based Norm Architects. This soft, minimal space creates the backdrop for New York-based illustrator Sara Singh's strikingly fluid watercolor and ink drawings of tropical verdure.

 
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Aloe Vera Illustration by Sara Singh

Aloe Vera Illustration by Sara Singh

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Stinky Fruit Illustration by Sara Singh

Stinky Fruit Illustration by Sara Singh

 
 
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Scraggly Illustration by Sara Singh

Scraggly Illustration by Sara Singh

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Rosa Sandals by ATP Atelier

Rosa Sandals by ATP Atelier

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Elephant Ear Illustration by Sara Singh

Elephant Ear Illustration by Sara Singh

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Leaves Illustration by Sara Singh

Leaves Illustration by Sara Singh

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Photos courtesy of Norm Architects

Illustrations by Sara Singh and you can also find her here

Revitalize
Revitalize | The Ruin Retreat
 

Dreaming of a getaway? This unique secluded retreat with an integrated ruin from the 1900s, located 25 min from downtown Stockholm – offers stunning views of the archipelago, private chefs for dining and SPA treatments. Welcome to Ruin Retreat:

 
 
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Revitalize | The Ruin Retreat

Revitalize | Blocked Unitard by G. Sport

Blocked Unitard by G. Sport

Revitalize | The Shakti Ma t  with 6,000 Spikes for Acupressure by Swedish Yogi Om Mokshananda

The Shakti Mat with 6,000 Spikes for Acupressure by Swedish Yogi Om Mokshananda

Revitalize | The ReNew Fleece Sweatshirt made from recycled plastic bottles by Everlane

The ReNew Fleece Sweatshirt made from recycled plastic bottles by Everlane

Revitalize | Arizona Sandals by Birkenstock

Arizona Sandals by Birkenstock

Revitalize | PREBIOTIC + PROBIOTIC Clean Ingredients Supplements by The Nue Co.

PREBIOTIC + PROBIOTIC Clean Ingredients Supplements by The Nue Co.


Design Directory

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1. Pottery Pitcher in Icy Blue by Sam Baron & Costas Voyatzis for Mateus
2. Cestita Table Lamp by Miguel Milá for Santa & Cole
3. Grand Palais Table by Anya Sebton & Eva Lilja Löwenhielm for Asplund
4. Hommage Side Table by Studio Matti Carlson for Tre Sekel
5. Giron Chair by DIS Inredning

 

Photography by Erik Lefvander

 
Isaac Mizrahi | Sui Generis
 

A tribute to the visionary American fashion designer, performer and entrepreneur Isaac Mizrahi, who is releasing his new book I.M.: A Memoir today – and for whom I am very fortunate to have worked for. Featuring some of his most iconic designs – often uniting opposites: evening and sportswear; formal and casual; couture and mass market – with his unique position at the intersection of high style and popular culture.

Kitchen Sink Pink Dress, Fall 2006 | Photo by Jason Frank Rothenberg

Sketch for Kitchen Sink Pink Dress, Fall 2006

The mixed use of natural and synthetic, high-end and mass-market fabrics is a striking feature of Isaac’s work. Kitchen Sink Pink is a cascade of shades in a rosy palette, inspired by the pink neon sculptures of Dan Flavin.

Exploded Tulip, Spring 1992 | Photo by Jason Frank Rothenberg

Exploded Tulip, Spring 1992

Printed silk crepe dress with one of Isaac Mizrahi’s iconic exploded floral motifs.

 
 
Sketch for Everyflower Dress, Fall 2007 | Photo by Jason Frank Rothenberg

Sketch for Everyflower Dress, Fall 2007

Isaac Mizrahi Quote
Elevator Pad Gown, Spring 2005 | Photo by Jason Frank Rothenberg

Elevator Pad Gown, Spring 2005

 
 
Elevator Pad Gown, Spring 2005 | Photo by Jason Frank Rothenberg

Elevator Pad Gown, Spring 2005

Workhorse elevator padding used by movers inspired Mizrahi. He appropriated the quilting technique, but elevated the shipping blanket in a patchwork of blue, green, gray and silver silk. The bodice was shaped from grosgrain ribbons, using heat molding.

 
 
Extreme Kilt | Stewart plaid cashmere flannel gown, Fall 1989 | Photo by Jason Frank Rothenberg

Sketch For Extreme Kilt, Fall 1989

 
 
Extreme Kilt | Stewart plaid cashmere flannel gown, Fall 1989 | Photo by Jason Frank Rothenberg

Extreme Kilt, Fall 1989

“Everyone I admire has done a tartan collection: Perry Ellis, Ralph Lauren, Vivienne Westwood. I tried to do this without taking it too seriously.” Isaac’s visual pun converts the Scottish kilt into a strapless floor-length gown, with buckles repeated up to the bustline.

The Real Thing | Coca-Cola-can paillette dress, Spring 1994 | Photo by Jason Frank Rothenberg

The Real Thing, Spring 1994

 
 
The Real Thing | Coca-Cola-can paillette dress, Spring 1994 | Photo by Jason Frank Rothenberg

The Real Thing, Spring 1994

The Coke can makes an improbable appearance on the runway: Mizrahi used an elaborate process to create these custom paillettes from real Coca-Cola cans. He worked with the charity We Can, which employed homeless New Yorkers to collect cans to recycle; these were shipped to the sequin-maker Langlois-Martin in Paris, where they were cut into paillettes that were then sent to India to be sewn onto dresses. The result is a high-fashion, nearly weightless modern take on a ubiquitous American icon

Sketch for Orange-Orange Coat and Jumpsuit, Fall 1988 | Photo by Jason Frank Rothenberg

Sketch for Orange-Orange Coat and Jumpsuit, Fall 1988

Isaac Mizrahi Quote
Orange-Orange Coat and Jumpsuit, Fall 1988 | Photo by Jason Frank Rothenberg

Orange-Orange Coat and Jumpsuit, Fall 1988

Wool-melton coat with wool jersey striped jumpsuit, wool crepe scarf from Isaac’s breakout collection, Fall 1988.

 
 
Undone, Spring 1998 | Photo by Jason Frank Rothenberg

Undone, Spring 1998

Undone, Spring 1998 | Photo by Jason Frank Rothenberg

Undone, Spring 1998

This dress reveals its exoskeleton with exposed ribbing in the bodice, horsehair interfacing at the bustline and grosgrain at the waist. The “dead rose”-color satin was inspired by a gown worn by Deborah Kerr in the musical film The King and I. Isaac sent the movie to the textile house in Italy to have the color perfectly matched.

Sketch for Velvet Strapless Gown with Satin Knot, Fall 1988 | Photo by Jason Frank Rothenberg

Sketch for Velvet Strapless Gown with Satin Knot, Fall 1988

Isaac Mizrahi Quote
 
 
Photo by Gregg Richards

Photo by Gregg Richards

I.M.: A Memoir by Isaac Mizrahi on sale February 26, 2019
www.helloisaac.com

 

All photos by Jason Frank Rothenberg

Special Thanks to Isaac Mizrahi & Shanleigh Ciena

 
Out-Of-The-Box
Ung Svensk Form at ArkDes Stockholm Design Week
 

This weeks newsletter continues with a feature from Stockholm Design Week 2019 and the many innovative exhibitions with young designers presenting new ideas and out-of-the-box thinking.

 

 

Young Swedish DesigN

Finalists in the Ung Svensk Form/Young Swedish Design award 2019, whose purpose is to broaden and deepen knowledge about young and innovative Swedish design.

 
 
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Flesh And Blood - Maja Michaelsdotter Eriksson

 
 
Ung Svensk Form at ArkDes Stockholm Design Week

What Happens On Earth Stays On Earth – Petter Rhodiner

 
 
Ung Svensk Form at ArkDes Stockholm Design Week

Berggrund – Emmeli Rolleberg

 
 
Ung Svensk Form at ArkDes Stockholm Design Week

Common Ground – Annelie Grimwade Olofsson & G. William Bell

 
 
Ung Svensk Form at ArkDes Stockholm Design Week
 
 

Bacteria - In A New Light – Jan Klingler

Ung Svensk Form at ArkDes Stockholm Design Week
 
 

Vessels - Conditions For Openness - Heinrich Ehnert

Ung Svensk Form at ArkDes Stockholm Design Week

Lobster - Martin Thübeck

 

 

in transit

Beckman’s College of Design presents a collaboration between final year students from the Product Design program and seven of Sweden’s foremost furniture producers.

Beckman’s School of Design In Transit

The Michelin Chair – Asta Florestedt & Matilda Ellow for Woodstockholm

 
 
Beckman’s School of Design In Transit

Seats – Josefin Zachrisson & Mira Bergh Edenborg for Johanson Design

 
 
Beckman’s School of Design In Transit

Dolly – Isabel Wagner & Jone Skarbøvik for SA Möbler

 
 
Beckman’s School of Design In Transit

Table Embla – Anne Obel & Elsa Ekdahl for Gärsnäs

 

 

outdoor diversity

Final year students at Konstfack, University of Arts, Crafts & Design present a diverse line-up of new objects, exploring benches, soft seating, lighting and the use of existing elements to enhance the connection between nature and furniture.

Outdoor Diversity Konstfack

Helix - Dario Samardzic

 
 
Outdoor Diversity Konstfack

Candy Bench - Tom Schuster

 
 
Outdoor Diversity Konstfack

Urban Sprout - Mathijs Van Gageldonk

 
 
Outdoor Diversity Konstfack

RoC - Pierre Labarre

 

 

R-evolve

Exhibition by Stoft Studio revolving around the desire to explore the relationship with materials and find new transitions between craftsmanship and industrial manufacturing.

Stoft Studio R-evolve Exhibition Stockholm Design Week
 
 

Canvas Chair - Stoft Studio

Stoft Studio R-evolve Exhibition Stockholm Design Week

Eclipse Mirror - Stoft Studio

 
 
Stoft Studio R-evolve Exhibition Stockholm Design Week

Dear Disaster Cabinet - Stoft Studio

 
 

Photography courtesy of:
Svensk Form/Ung Svensk Form, Beckman’s College of Design, Konstfack & Stoft Studio

The Baker's House
The Baker’s House installation by Färg & Blanche
 

One of my favorites from Stockholm Design Week was the French-Swedish design duo Färg & Blanche’s very personal exhibition The Baker’s House, showcased in Emma’s great, great grandfather’s grande apartment from 1889. The setting provided a striking backdrop for the studio’s experimental and playful new designs inspired by the family history and the Knäckebröd factory they had back in the time.

 
The Baker’s House installation by Färg & Blanche
 

A Swedish crisp bread-inspired chandelier.

 
The Baker’s House installation by Färg & Blanche
The Baker’s House installation by Färg & Blanche
The Baker’s House installation by Färg & Blanche
The Baker’s House installation by Färg & Blanche
 

Succession stool made of an innovative composition of materials which has been dressed in textile and leather and had ropes tied around it before being baked.

 
The Baker’s House installation by Färg & Blanche
 

Melting candle holders.

 
The Baker’s House installation by Färg & Blanche
 

A keyhole-shaped fabric stool inspired by Emma’s childhood memories looking through a keyhole in the house.

 
The Baker’s House installation by Färg & Blanche
 

Emma Marga Blanche and Fredrik Färg.

 
 

Photos courtesy of Färg & Blanche

Asian | Fusion
Light Cage by Note Design Studio, Stockholm, Sweden for ZaoZuo, China
 

To celebrate Chinese New Year and the Year of The Pig, this week features a fusion of design incorporating elements of diverse cultures. ZaoZuo – a Chinese startup furniture brand that caters to the rapidly growing Chinese middle class, offering furniture and lifestyle products manufactured in the country – presents a collection with a unique, simplistic expression.

 
 

Diamond-shaped gradient double-layer mesh structure.
Light Cage by Note Design Studio, Stockholm, Sweden for ZaoZuo, China

 
Mon Chair by Moritz Schlatter, Zurich, Switzerland for ZaoZuo, China
 

Modern interpretation of the traditional "Bird House" building.
Mon Chair by Moritz Schlatter, Zurich, Switzerland for ZaoZuo, China

 
Camellia Bowl Set in melamine by Constance Guisset, Paris, France for ZaoZuo, China
 

Blooming with overlapping colors.
Camellia Bowl Set in melamine by Constance Guisset, Paris, France for ZaoZuo, China

 
Litchi Light by Jonas Wagell, Stockholm, Sweden for ZaoZuo, China
 

Drawing inspiration from natural elements.
Litchi Light by Jonas Wagell, Stockholm, Sweden for ZaoZuo, China

 
Cage Fruit Tray by Z-Inhouse, Beijing, China for ZaoZuo, China
 

Stackable with porcelain tray inserts.
Cage Fruit Tray by Z-Inhouse, Beijing, China for ZaoZuo, China

 
Little Monster Jar in porcelain by Z-Inhouse, Beijing, China for ZaoZuo, China
 

Little Monster Jar in porcelain by Z-Inhouse, Beijing, China for ZaoZuo, China

 
Outline Coatrack by Anttila & Hakaniemi, Helsinki, Finland for ZaoZuo, China
 

Nordic minimalist wire frame portable furniture.
Outline Coatrack by Anttila & Hakaniemi, Helsinki, Finland for ZaoZuo, China

 
Mushroom Floor Lamp by Markus Johansson, Gothenburg, Sweden for ZaoZuo, China
 

Drawing inspiration from the appearance of the mushroom.
Mushroom Floor Lamp by Markus Johansson, Gothenburg, Sweden for ZaoZuo, China

 
Evergreen Sofa by Claesson Koivisto Rune, Stockholm, Sweden for ZaoZuo, China
 

An elegant interpretation of the greenery in the mountains.
Evergreen Sofa by Claesson Koivisto Rune, Stockholm, Sweden for ZaoZuo, China

 
Camellia Bowl Set in melamine by Constance Guisset, Paris, France for ZaoZuo, China
 

Petal shaped in tonal colors.
Camellia Bowl Set in melamine by Constance Guisset, Paris, France for ZaoZuo, China

Olivia Table Lamp by Studio Inma Bermúdez, Valencia, Spain for ZaoZuo, China
 
 

Spain known as the "Olive Kingdom" inspired the design.
Olivia Table Lamp by Studio Inma Bermúdez, Valencia, Spain for ZaoZuo, China

 
Insert Side Table by Chinese designer Mario Tsai for Fermliving, Denmark
 

Intriguing, sculptural side table made of solid ash.
Insert Side Table by Chinese designer Mario Tsai for Copenhagen-based Fermliving, Denmark

 
Deitas China Silk Jacket
 

Deitas founded in 2016 by Swedish designer Josephine Dahlin is a carefully edited collection of clean, elegant wardrobe staples.
China Jacket

 
Year of the pig small wristlet | kate spade
 

Mark the lunar new year with kate spade’s wonderfully witty interpretation for the Year of the Pig – an animal which, for the Chinese, is an age-old symbol of wealth and abundance.
Year of The Pig Small Willa


 
A New Collection
Nationalmuseum interior view. Photo © Nationalmuseum Stockholm.

Nationalmuseum interior view. Photo © Nationalmuseum Stockholm.

 

Back in my hometown Stockholm visting Nationalmuseum, Sweden’s largest museum for Art and Design, (established in 1866) – newly re-opened after five years of extensive renovation and modernization. The institution commissioned five Swedish designers to work with local manufacturers to furnish the new interior spaces, as part of its initiative to promote Nordic design, called NM& – En Ny Samling/A New Collection.

Enjoy the tour!

 
Nationalmuseum Stockholm. Photo Pia Uhlin.
 

The Restaurant & Cafe – some of the country’s leading designers have furnished and designed everything related to the set table, furniture and fittings. 

 
Nationalmuseum Stockholm. Photo Pia Uhlin.
Nationalmuseum Stockholm. Photo Pia Uhlin.
 

Chandelier by Monica Backström, Matti Klenell, Ludvig Löfgren, Simon Klenell, Stina Löfgren,
Mattias Ståhlbom, Åsa Jungnelius, Katja Pettersson
and Carina Seth Andersson produced by The Glass Factory.

 
Nationalmuseum Stockholm. Photo by Pia Uhlin.
Nationalmuseum Stockholm. Photo Pia Uhlin.
Nationalmuseum Stockholm. Photo by Pia Uhlin.
 

“Sand” Tableware by Carina Seth Andersson produced by Design House Stockholm.

 
Nationalmuseum Stockholm. Photo by Pia Uhlin.
 

“Kolonn” Vases by Carina Seth Andersson produced by Skruf.

 
Nationalmuseum Stockholm. Photo by Pia Uhlin.
 

“Nisch Sofa” Love Seat by TAF produced by Fogia.

 
Nationalmuseum Stockholm. Pia Uhlin.
Nationalmuseum Stockholm. Photo by Pia Uhlin.

”Avavick” Stool by Katja Pettersson produced by Swedese.

Nationalmuseum interior view. Photo by Bruno Ehrs.
Nationalmuseum Stockholm. Photo by Pia Uhlin.

Tubular Sofa by Matti Klenell produced by Offecct.

Nationalmuseum Stockholm. Photo by Pia Uhlin.
 

The “Atelier” Chair by TAF Studio produced by Artek.

 
Nationalmuseum Stockholm. Photo by Pia Uhlin.

“Mela” Lights by Matti Klenell produced by Ateljé Lyktan.

Nationalmuseum Stockholm. Photo by Pia Uhlin.

Easy Chair by Matti Klenell produced by Larsson Korgmakare.

Nationalmuseum Stockholm. Photo by Pia Uhlin.

Modular Sofa by Matti Klenell produced by Offecct.

Nationalmuseum Stockholm. Photo by Pia Ulin.
 

“Husets Linne” Linnen Table Cloths and Napkins by Jakob Solgren produced by Klässbols Linneväveri.

 
Nationalmuseum Old Library. Photo by Andy Liffner.

Nationalmuseum Old Library. Photo by Andy Liffner.

 

Nationalmuseum Old Library interior design by Emma Olbers.

 
Nationalmuseum Old Library. Photo by Andy Liffner.

Nationalmuseum Old Library. Photo by Andy Liffner.

 

Library Lamp by Front Design produced by Zero.

 
Nationalmuseum interior view. Photo by Bruno Ehrs.

Nationalmuseum interior view. Photo by Bruno Ehrs.

Photography by Pia Ulin

South Of The Border
 

Transport your mind with the imaginative and surreal textiles by architect and designer Josef Frank (1885-1967) for Svenskt Tenn. His colorful take on Swedish modernism has a joie de vivre you don’t find anywhere else.

 
Josef Frank Textile Brazil | Svenskt Tenn

Textile Brazil

Josef Frank Textile Hawai | Svenskt Tenn

Textile Hawai

Josef Frank Textile Drinks | Svenskt Tenn

textile drinks

Palmgrens Rattan Tote Bag
 

Stockholm-based Palmgrens founded in 1896 began as a saddle maker. In 1950, Palmgrens launched the now iconic rattan bag – the modern design still resonates today.
Available at The Line

 
Josef Frank Textile Tre Öar i Svarta Havet | Svenskt Tenn

textile Tre Öar i Svarta Havet

Josef Frank Textile Gröna Fåglar | Svenskt Tenn

Textile Gröna Fåglar

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textile under ekvatorn

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Daniela Villegas is a Los Angeles-based fine jewelry designer and a passionate nature observer. Cinderella Ring from the Backyard Collection.

 
Josef Frank Textile Window | Svenskt Tenn

Textile window

Josef Frank Textile Dixieland | Svenskt Tenn

textile dixieland

Josef Frank Textile Textile Baranquilla | Svenskt Tenn

Textile Baranquilla

Cuyana Modern Panama Hat
 

From DTC brand Cuyana – a tribute to the original Panama hat but updated with a contemporary feel. Hand-woven in Ecuador from Toquilla straw.

 
Josef Frank Textile Notturno | Svenskt Tenn

Textile Notturno

Josef Frank Textile La Plata | Svenskt Tenn

textile la plata

Josef Frank Textile Teheran | Svenskt Tenn

Textile Teheran

Textiles available from Svenskt Tenn

Sense & Sensibility
Sense Copenhagen Apartment by Natalie Dubrovska
 

The new project 'Sense' by Ukraine-based interior designer Natalie Dubrovska seduces and draws you into the soft and minimal space of this Copenhagen apartment.

A muted color palette, textures of natural materials with gold accents and carefully curated furniture creates beautiful harmony.

 
Sense Copenhagen Apartment by Natalie Dubrovska
Sense Copenhagen Apartment by Natalie Dubrovska
 

Open plan layout allows for the natural light to flood the space.

 
Sense Copenhagen Apartment by Natalie Dubrovska
Sense Copenhagen Apartment by Natalie Dubrovska
 

Semi-transparent, perforated brass shutters.

 
Sense Copenhagen Apartment by Natalie Dubrovska
Sense Copenhagen Apartment by Natalie Dubrovska
Sense Copenhagen Apartment by Natalie Dubrovska
 

Bathroom in terrazzo and concrete with brass elements.

 
Sense Copenhagen Apartment by Natalie Dubrovska

Design by Studio Dubrovska

 

Design Directory

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  2. Jaime Hayon Mezcla Side Table for andTradition

  3. Jørn Utzon Utzon Pendant for andTradition

  4. Jaime Hayon Forakami Paper Lantern for andTradition

  5. Hay Slit XL Side Table in Brass

  6. Parachute Linen Bedding Set