IntoConcrete pen

With a new year beginning, the desire to reorganize and update the office unsurprisingly follows. Without a doubt, we are very keen on stylish office supplies which led us to discover IntoConcrete. The design group based in Chicago, is known for its unusual treatment of concrete in all of their products, which include jewelry and lighting in addition to office […]

Shakers and Movers at the AIC

  The exhibit Shakers and Movers at the Art Institute of Chicago shows the virtue and beauty of Shaker culture. An austere and humble religion, The United Society of Believers in Christ’s Second Appearing, commonly known as the Shakers, has only one community left. However, their influence is not lost on American society. Minimal and […]

Get Quiet with Parentesit

Released in 2015 and awarded Metropolis’s #metropolisLikes award at Neocon this year, Parentesit is equal parts function and art object. Designed by Lievore Altherr Molina for Arper, Parentesit proves to be a quiet showstopper. The modular wall panels read as minimalist painting and act as extra sound absorption in offices, restaurants, and any space that needs a little […]

Christo and Jeanne-Claude: The Floating Piers

Having now been removed and industrially recycled, The Floating Piers by Christo and Jeanne-Claude exists only in photograph and memory. The project was conceived by the pair in 1970, in 2014 Christo finally found a suitably perfect location, and in 2016 for a total of 16 days the piece was on display on Italy’s Lake Iseo. […]

Blog Spotlight

This week, we decided to honor one of many blogs that inspire us daily. Remodelista has been an infinite source for good reads with an emphasis on aesthetic. We look forward to seeing their compositions daily. The personal anecdotes mixed with inspiration and the occasional picture of their own home make Remodelista read like an old […]

Student work in Milan

Eight talented students from the Rhode Island School of Design are being featured at the XXI Triennale International Exhibition Milan 2016. The student work came from a research studio course where furniture design students were teamed with textile students and given the task of challenging the role of soft material in furniture design. The resulting pieces […]

The Modern Chair

Our home-base museum, The Art Institute of Chicago, opened a new exhibit yesterday called “The Modern Chair”. It is the first in a series of exhibitions that will lead up to the opening of the museum’s first permanent collection of 20th-21st century architecture and design. The exhibit features furniture starting in the Machine Age, highlighting […]

Ghost Architecture by Edoardo Tresoldi

In Puglia Italy, artist Edoardo Tresoldi has created a masterful sculptural installation that reinterprets the remains of an ancient church. Tresoldi worked with the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and the Archaeology Superintendence of Puglia to re-imagine the splendor of the church at the Archaeological Park of Siponto. The work, simply named Basilica di Siponto revives […]

Iris Apfel – One who inspires

Released this year, the documentary ‘Iris’ follows the fashion icon to lectures, shopping trips, and allows us to see into the psyche of the woman whose exuberant personal style pairs with a humble and forthright life-view from which we take great inspiration. Iris Apfel began her professional life in the fashion magazine world.  With her […]

Wood Transformed into Textile

Wood in the hands of textile team Tesler + Mendelovitch becomes a flexible and faceted ‘fabric’.  They’ve used their textile for a line of clutch style purses. The designers believe that ‘every material has it’s own chi or it’s own energy’ and they feel that wood especially ‘makes the body connect to nature and calms […]