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Louis Poulsen Reissue: Doo-Wop Pendant Light

Categories: Furniture + Lighting
Louis Poulsen Reissue: Doo-Wop Pendant Light

A 1950′s lighting design originally created for the Danish Navy has been reissued by the Danish lighting brand Louis Poulsen. The charmingly renamed Doo-Wop Pendant is an updated version of the original Søvaernspendel or Navy Pendant—a collaboration of Denmark’s Navy Buildings Department and the in-house design team at Louis Poulsen—a — Continue reading

H2O Glass Carafes from Niche Modern & Charity: Water

Categories: Furniture + Lighting, Sustainability
H2O Glass Carafes from Niche Modern & Charity: Water

Glass design studio Niche Modern, makers of graceful glass pendant lighting, has just announced a new collaboration with Charity: Water, the non-profit organization that has made it a goal to bring clean drinking water to some of the world’s most impoverished areas. To commemorate the collaboration, Niche Modern has created — Continue reading

Show Time: Last Week to Save $200 On BDI Home Theater Cabinets!

Categories: Furniture + Lighting
Show Time: Last Week to Save $200 On BDI Home Theater Cabinets!

Movie buffs and audiophiles unwilling to compromise form for function are in luck. We’re raising the curtain on our range of BDI modern home theater cabinets, now through March 23rd—with a scene-stealing $200 off selected styles, and free shipping, to boot. Choose from clean and elegant models, like the Mid-Century — Continue reading

Glowing Icon: Nesso Table Lamp by Artemide

Categories: Furniture + Lighting
Glowing Icon: Nesso Table Lamp by Artemide

Along with Eero Aarnio’s Bubble Chair and Verner Panton’s graphic textile patterns, The Nesso Table Lamp by Artemide remains a quintessential symbol of the 1960′s, a glossy, playful reminder of an era when industrial design was as much a part of the counter-cultural movement as go-go boots and peace symbols. — Continue reading

Weekend Getaway: Jens Risom’s Block Island Home

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Weekend Getaway: Jens Risom’s Block Island Home

We shouldn’t be surprised by the pure honesty of Jens Risom’s holiday home on Block Island. Vanity and self-importance have never been a trademark of the great Danish designer’s work, even as his Risom Lounge Chairs for Knoll remain amongst the most lusted-after furniture icons of the Mid-Century era. What — Continue reading

Bedazzled: Calico Wallpaper

Categories: Art + Graphics, Modern Decor + Objects
Bedazzled: Calico Wallpaper

Calico may evoke images of homespun goodness and demure florals, but Rachel Mosler and Nick Cope, the founders of the bespoke wallpaper company Calico Wallpaper have something considerably more glamorous in mind. Their Brooklyn-based design studio (named, with no trace of irony, for the couple’s enviably photogenic calico cat) has — Continue reading

Design Focus: Pablo Lighting

Categories: Furniture + Lighting
Design Focus: Pablo Lighting

If minimalism, esthetically-speaking, is the search for a state of grace, it’s fair to say that industrial designer Pablo Pardo can stop searching. Founder of the San Francisco-based lighting company, Pablo, the Venezuelan-born Pardo is a prolific industrial designer, whose early familial influences of art and engineering are winningly expressed — Continue reading

New York Dreaming: Dean Di Simone’s Soho Loft

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
New York Dreaming: Dean Di Simone’s Soho Loft

New Yorkers may rarely be able to articulate the fantasy of urban living that the city promises, but they know it when they see it—and there’s plenty to see in Dean Di Simone’s Soho loft. A member of the creative agency VSA Partners, De Simone makes do with the kind — Continue reading

Jewel-Toned Tables from McCollin Bryan

Categories: Furniture + Lighting
Jewel-Toned Tables from McCollin Bryan

The British design studio McCollin Bryan, headed up by designers Don McCollin and Maureen Bryan, may not yet be a household name, but its range of dazzling resin-topped tables is fast becoming an instantly recognizable design commodity. The company’s Tinted Lens line of coffee and side tables is comprised of — Continue reading

Bloom: Lighting That Opens Up to Darkness

Categories: Furniture + Lighting
Bloom: Lighting That Opens Up to Darkness

We’re tempted to label it the…flowering…of a new movement. On the heels of our recent piece on the charming Blom table lamp by FontanaArte, in which movable ‘petals’ may be used to control the flow of light, comes this enchanting petal-based lighting concept from Belarusian designer Constantin Bolimond, who sees — Continue reading

Precious Kartell: Milan 2014 Preview & 15% Off Through March 18th!

Categories: Furniture + Lighting
Precious Kartell: Milan 2014 Preview & 15% Off Through March 18th!

Our current Kartell sale (March 6-18) coincides with a preview of glittering new additions to the Italian company’s furniture and lighting range, to be unveiled at the Milan Furniture Fair (Salone Internazionale del Mobile) next month. Precious Kartell is the company’s new line of metal finishes for some of its — Continue reading

Federico Babina Remakes Art as Architecture

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Art + Graphics
Federico Babina Remakes Art as Architecture

  Does an architect always view the world through the lens of a built structure? It may be safe to assume some do—like Italian architect and illustrator Federico Babina, who has conceived of a series of illustrations in which iconic two-dimensional works by famous artists morph into 3-dimensional works of — Continue reading

New Wave: SINE Clothing Racks

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
New Wave: SINE Clothing Racks

The universal need for organizing clothes seems to induce designers to think deeply—and, in the case of designers Kyuhyung Cho and Erik Olovsson, to think mathematically. Their series of SINE clothing racks, exhibited at the Stockholm Furniture Fair earlier this year, are distinguished by a wavy horizontal central bar, a — Continue reading

Last Day to Save on Knoll Classics: 15% Off + Free Shipping!

Categories: Furniture + Lighting
Last Day to Save on Knoll Classics: 15% Off + Free Shipping!

Our Knoll Classics Sale is in its final stretch, with today being your last chance to make that lifetime commitment to design with a Mid-Century furniture classic from Knoll’s stellar collection. Time-honored designs, like the exquisitely contoured Saarinen Executive Armchair, and the gleaming glass-topped Platner Dining Table, can be had — Continue reading

Desk D’E-light from Philippe Starck & FLOS

Categories: Furniture + Lighting
Desk D’E-light from Philippe Starck & FLOS

What’s not to like about a desk lamp with a sliver of a footprint and a dual purpose? Very little—particularly when it happens to be a collaboration between FLOS and Philippe Starck, and has über good looks to recommend it, too. Starck’s D’E-light LED desk lamp for the Italian lighting — Continue reading

New Knoll Manhattan Showroom Honored by AIA

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Furniture + Lighting
New Knoll Manhattan Showroom Honored by AIA

New Yorkers aren’t the only ones besotted with Knoll’s sumptuous new presence in midtown Manhattan. The American Institute of Architects has noticed, too, bestowing its 2014 Institute Honor Awards for Interior Architecture upon Architecture Research Office, the New York City firm tasked with turning 50,000 square feet on the corner — Continue reading

2Modern Polyvore Design Challenge: Win a Knoll Classic!

Categories: Furniture + Lighting, News + Events + Contests
2Modern Polyvore Design Challenge: Win a Knoll Classic!

Have some strong opinions about Knoll furniture? Think you have just the spot for that design icon in your home? Well express them through the 2Modern Knoll Classics Polyvore Design Challenge! Today, though March 4th, create a Polyvore set that shows just how a celebrated design—by greats, like Bertoia, Breuer, — Continue reading

Full Blom: New Lighting From FontanaArte

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Full Blom: New Lighting From FontanaArte

Just in time for the first blush of spring comes a beguiling new lighting offering from Italian studio FontanaArte. Blom, a table lamp with a stylized tulip profile, is a creation of the Norwegian industrial designer Andreas Engesvik, who found inspiration for his design in “the shifting light and seasonal — Continue reading

Mumbai’s New International Airport by SOM Architects

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Mumbai’s New International Airport by SOM Architects

“We designed an airport that is intimately connected to its surroundings. By subtly incorporating regional patterns and textures at all scales, Terminal 2 resonates with a sense of place and serves as a spectacular symbol for India and Mumbai.” We’ll forgive the venerable New York architectural firm SOM (Skidmore, Owings — Continue reading

Class Act: Elegant Savings from Knoll

Categories: Furniture + Lighting
Class Act: Elegant Savings from Knoll

If a lifetime investment is what you’re after, our Knoll Classics Sale may provide the answer. Starting today, and through March 4 only, all Knoll Classics—featuring class acts from Eero Saarinen, Harry Bertoia, Florence Knoll, and Jens Risom, among others—are on sale at an elegant 15% discount. And if that — Continue reading