One Fridge, Two Fridge, Red Fridge, Blue Fridge

One Fridge, Two Fridge, Red Fridge, Blue Fridge

From the department of: yes, we want this thing. When GE released the Artistry line of appliances a little while back, they made it clear that the kitchen of the future was decidedly retro – clean, mid-century lines, no stainless…

John Kostick Foldable Star Sculptures: Video

A man who works with 3,000-degree flames and only uses his Ray-Bans for protection is a man after our own hearts (personally, I’m guilty of generally using an old pair of Tom Ford Jennifer shades for eye protection). That man…

Dwell x Volvo Celebrating Scandinavian Design

We at Civilizr spend a lot of time in Helsinki for various reasons. (Not even design-related reasons, but it’s certainly a happy convergence.) We’re psyched to see this Dwell x Volvo collab celebrating all forms of Scandinavian design. Check out…

West Elm Lloyd Desk. Whoa.

West Elm Lloyd Desk. Whoa.

My coal-black heart often struggles with not being judgmental of mass-market furniture, but every now and then I see a piece that is so well-done I can’t muster a darn bit of snobbery. That was my reaction to the West…

Nike x Eames Shoe Prototype

Nike x Eames Shoe Prototype

This little creature is an application of Eames lounge chair design to Nike-emblazoned Gore-tex and wood footwear. It was designed by French designer Ora-Ïto, but has no existing plans for production. The sleek shape actually reminds me of some of…

Is Whitewash the New Chalk Paint?

This new video from One Kings Lane breaks down the furniture whitewashing process into easy steps that will turn bare wood into bleached, beachy goodness – with a little more texture than if it were buried under layers of chalk….

Detroit: The Heidelberg Certainty Principle

All the cool kids want to revitalize Detroit right now but it’s worth taking note of this project, which started 28 YEARS AGO. That’s before most of you upstart urban gardenistas were born. Tyree Guyton, an artist, started with one…

Kuck Fale - Broccoli's Brand Makeover

Kuck Fale – Broccoli’s Brand Makeover

For most of us, sentiment about broccoli has been negative ever since we first encountered it on our plates at whatever tender age we started having opinions about solid food. Generally done no favors in preparation, broccoli’s been steamed into…

Hirst + McQ

Hirst + McQ

Damien Hirst + Alexander McQueen collab? We like this almost as much as we like sharks with lasers. To commemorate the tenth anniversary of the McQ skull scarf that’s still going strong, the design house collaborated with Damien Hirst on…

2014: 23 New Neutrals From Benjamin Moore

2014: 23 New Neutrals From Benjamin Moore

Banish the beige, mmmkay? Benjamin Moore just released their 2014 palette of color trends that they’re calling “the ‘new’ neutral palette,” derived from trends they’ve observed both in the sphere of home furnishings as well as across broader industries, then…