MATTER: CALENDAR 2009

It’s time to get a 2009 calendar, if you haven’t already. Any one of the letterpressed calendars below would make a great present, or infuse your office with a little elegance. They are reasonably priced, and there couldn’t be a better moment to revel in the beauty of the handmade present and/or to support an […]

MATTER: CALENDAR

If you are thinking large this year, you might want a wall-sized–literally- calendar by Christiaan Postma, one that serves as equal parts time table and wall paper.  

INSPIRATION: DESIGN SITE, DEZEEN

How else would we know about a forest made of shopping carts or a bookshop made of cardboard, were it not for DEZEEN?  Check out 100% Design Films on their site, as well, with a special feature on design in London.

RADIO: DESIGN FOR THE REAL WORLD

Public Radio feels you. They know you are design-obsessed. So design-obsessed, in fact, that you’ll listen to a radio show about design–even without the glossy pictures. The show is called Design for the Real World. A show last February featured the vinyl record. Take a listen.  

BOHEMIAN MODERN

Barbara Bestor is the author of Bohemian Modern, which takes up the burgeoning design traditions and future of the Silver Lake neighborhood of L.A.      Apartment Therapy recently ran a few pictures of Barbara’s home:    

FONT

Chicago’s own UPPERCASE was celebrating type and font last week. Check out some of her findings:  

STAIR PORN!

If you ever felt perversely engaged with architectural detail and a stair’s tread, you are not alone. In fact, you are in good company with the creator and readers of STAIR PORN, a blog that makes us smile each time we read it. After the novelty of the title wears off, we get very serious about our […]

LIT:NEW YORK INTERIORS

An oldie but goodie from Taschen, New York Interiors can still inspire some drooling. And check out that beautiful sweater-blanket!  

MATTER: DRAWERS

Well, the world has changed since we last reported on this blog. I hope you’ve recovered from election night. You may be too enmeshed in reading every newspaper available to catch up with your favorite blogs, but when you get here–and I have faith you will!–we want you to have the best pad and pen […]