The Resurgence of Bone China
Traditional porcelain tableware has long been a launching point for modern dinnerware design. And recently, three new collections have reinvented nostalgic bone china with fresh styles that feel at once heirloom and avant-garde. 
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 The Resurgence of Bone China

Traditional porcelain tableware has long been a launching point for modern dinnerware design. And recently, three new collections have reinvented nostalgic bone china with fresh styles that feel at once heirloom and avant-garde. 

http://tmagazine.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/03/13/threes-a-trend-the-resurgence-of-bone-china/?_php=true&_type=blogs&_r=0

Tags: porcelian

Alexander Girard, an exuberant colorist and avid promoter of folk art, was the first director of textile design at the furniture company Herman Miller. During his tenure there, from 1952 to 1975, he worked for other clients as well, including Braniff International Airways, which in the mid-1960s hired him to revamp its visual identity. Girard’s designs for the airline included brightly painted airplanes, airport lounge furniture, boarding passes and cheerful throws.
Next month, Herman Miller is reviving those throws. Woven by Pendleton from virgin wool in four color combinations (black/white, natural/white, teal/aqua and orange/fuchsia), they are 65 inches by 54 inches and cost $289. They are part of Herman Miller’s new Objects collection, accessories reissued from the company’s archives, created by contemporary designers or culled from the offerings of Magis, its Italian design partner. All will be available on April 21. Information: 888-798-0202 orhermanmiller.com/store. 
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/13/garden/woven-from-the-archives-of-a-textile-designer.html?_r=0

Alexander Girard, an exuberant colorist and avid promoter of folk art, was the first director of textile design at the furniture company Herman Miller. During his tenure there, from 1952 to 1975, he worked for other clients as well, including Braniff International Airways, which in the mid-1960s hired him to revamp its visual identity. Girard’s designs for the airline included brightly painted airplanes, airport lounge furniture, boarding passes and cheerful throws.

Next month, Herman Miller is reviving those throws. Woven by Pendleton from virgin wool in four color combinations (black/white, natural/white, teal/aqua and orange/fuchsia), they are 65 inches by 54 inches and cost $289. They are part of Herman Miller’s new Objects collection, accessories reissued from the company’s archives, created by contemporary designers or culled from the offerings of Magis, its Italian design partner. All will be available on April 21. Information: 888-798-0202 orhermanmiller.com/store

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/13/garden/woven-from-the-archives-of-a-textile-designer.html?_r=0

Aung San Suu Kyi made of 2000 dyed carnations
http://www.redhongyi.com/portfolio/aung-san-suu-kyi-made-of-2000-dyed-carnations/

Tags: Design art

Silas Seandel brutalist mid-century coffee table

Seandal’s works are all handmade in his studio located in Chelsea, Manhattan.  He uses solid metals such as brass, bronze, steel, copper, etc. There are no enamels, no veneers, or unnatural materials, and all colors are the results of acids and heat treatments which Seandel has developed.

Tags: furniture

the event of a thread

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The brilliant Yayoi Kusama x Louis Vuitton collaboration - pop-up shop inside Selfridge’s on Oxford Street in London.

Tags: Retail Pop-Up

A two-part exhibition called Past Futures, Present, Futures opened its second phase—Present, Futures—tonight at Storefront for Art and Architecture, exploring contemporary “reenactments” of classic architectural images, specifically showcasing new versions of “101 unrealized proposals for New York City, dating from its formation to today.” With exhibition design by Leong Leong, the resulting space is silvered, gleaming, and literally reflective, a curved maze of mirrored blinds. 

A two-part exhibition called Past Futures, Present, Futures opened its second phase—Present, Futures—tonight at Storefront for Art and Architecture, exploring contemporary “reenactments” of classic architectural images, specifically showcasing new versions of “101 unrealized proposals for New York City, dating from its formation to today.” 

With exhibition design by Leong Leong, the resulting space is silvered, gleaming, and literally reflective, a curved maze of mirrored blinds. 

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Multicolor Search powered by MulticolorEngine

Extracting the colors from 10 million Creative Commons images on Flickr. Search this collection by color. Addictive and very likely the best color search engine in the world*!

Restaurant installation by Toronto-based Commute.

Restaurant installation by Toronto-based Commute.

William Hefner in Los Angeles
Hefner designed marble backsplash.

William Hefner in Los Angeles

Hefner designed marble backsplash.