Inspiration: James Van Sweden

The Cultural Landscape Foundation launched an oral history project covering–so far–three pioneers of American Landscape Design. Click here to learn about James Van Sweden and his design philosophy.

Mad Men Decor

I wouldn’t be doing my job if I didn’t mention Mad Men and the show’s set design. Riding the wave of the mid-century design craze, the show has numerous critics and style mavens weighing in. Here are some examples of the sets: Elle Decor’s article, “Mad Men’s Seductive Spaces” Apartment Therapy sources plaid wallpaper from […]

MATTER: Logs Indoors

The more industrial and electric we become, the more we want to cuddle with the great outdoors–in our homes. Here’s one motif that recurs in unexpected places: the indoor log. Brent Comber The OLGGA Flake House Stumps at Hudson Furniture and other places and, more logs on the outside…


New, beautiful to-do app out, for your iphone! If you’re still into paper, time to get your Stendig

FREITAG   announces the Reference Collection. To celebrate the collection, Tina Eisenberg of Swiss Miss is curating a breakfast lecture series about design and media/journalism. (These will take place in Zurich, alas).