Attack Of The Robo-Models

Attack of the Robo-Models! That is, robotic clothing models with proportions that can have their measurements adjusted electronically. Okay, so we’re not sure what they’re attacking just yet, but there’s probably SOMETHING. Retailers are probably hoping they’ll attack the high…

Maximalism: in for 2017?

Minimalism in pretty much all things has been de rigeur for so long now, we forget what it was like to do more with more, not less. But perhaps, now, layers upon layers of things are in, again. WSJ ran…

This piece in The Guardian yesterday started off with confessions of a design critic; and yes, it’s true, even the snobbiest among us may very well have an IKEA piece or two somewhere. If you choose wisely, you’ll find pieces…

Nonsense: The Power Of Not Knowing

How does the brain react to ambiguity? And are those reactions a good thing or a bad thing? Jamie Holmes takes a look at this and other concepts in Nonsense: The Power Of Not Knowing, an exceptionally relevant book these…

Green Chicken by Jaime Hayon

Here’s a bit of whimsical design for you – “Green Chicken” by Jaime Hayon. Seems fitting to ride out of 2016 on this, right? It’s his take on the rocking horse, but much more modern and playful – and with…

A Proper Drink, Anyone?

By now you’ve definitely noticed the proliferation of craft cocktail bars and that even casual spots have upped their game. But… where did this trend come from? Who are the people who saved us from an eternity of banal vodka…

American Masters: Eero Saarinen

“American Masters – Eero Saarinen: The Architect Who Saw the Future” very much looks worth checking out. The director of photography for the documentary is Saarinen’s own son, Eric, and takes us on a tour through Saarinen’s best-known works, with…

Poised Taupe: Sherwin-Williams Color Of The Year 2017

“Color Of the Year” designations are always fun. Sherwin-Williams has announced theirs for 2017, and here it is: Poised Taupe. Neutral but not bland, it should work well with black, white and wood tones and fit nicely into modern interiors….

Rad Women Worldwide, An Anthology

Sure, everyone will recognize Frida Kahlo on the cover of Rad Women Worldwide: Artists and Athletes, Pirates and Punks, and Other Revolutionaries Who Shaped History, but this book spans about 25 centuries and 30+ countries of women who are rad….

RIP, Jens Risom. In memoriam, a lovely little video from Dwell about one of our favorite lounge chairs: Risom Lounge Chair from Topiary Productions, Inc. on Vimeo.