8/2/2013


There's a wonderful interview with Robin Standefer and Stephen Alesch of Roman and Williams in Australia's Real Living. Often, the simplest questions result in the most intruiging answers.  Full piece here. Check out their new collection for MatterMade here.   



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Francis Cape's Shaker-inspired Utopian Benches is up at Murray Guy.  Extended until August 9th, there's not much time left: 453 W 17th St.


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7/31/2013
 

Known as GamFratesi, the design duo of Stine Gam and Enrico Fratesi draw from both Danish and Italian traditions to create decidedly contemporary pieces.  Here's a peek into their studio during the process of prototyping the Masculo Chair.

 
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7/30/2013








The Archive
, which opened earlier this year in Dubai, is a contemporary library focused on art, culture, design and literature, from the Middle East and North Africa. Takeshi Maruyama designed the interior of the building, which was constructed in 1975. Alvar Aalto's classic Chair 69 provides seating throughout.

 

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Cool Hunting did a cool piece on our buddies Fredericks & Mae, where they discuss gaming history, their history, their inspirations, and you also get to see where the magic happens. Full piece here. Go team!
 (That's their catchphrase)

 
 
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7/26/2013


Next time you are walking over to our place, check out the SHY 15 by Bec Brittain in the lobby of the Nolitan. There are also some great pieces by Tom Dixon, and we've heard the new restaurant connected to the lobby, Cantine Parisienne, is a wonderful breakfast spot.

 

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7/25/2013
 

New bottle openers from the Fort Standard are just as beautiful as they are functional. Cast in brass, they look great just hanging from a nail, or in action cracking open a cold one.


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Brian Richer from Castor shows off his carving skills with 'marble with flourescent tube.' The tube rests in a trough, and although its pins are conspicuously unconnected, it lights up! The magic lies within the 2,500 lbs base, which contains a circuit capable of storing current in a magnetic field. That's right, the wireless transmission of electricity.

 
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7/23/2013
  

Frame Magazine features the Roman and Williams for MatterMade collection. Beautiful pictures by Adrian Gaut. See the full slideshow here.



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7/19/2013
 

Faye Toogood designed a pop up shop for Phillip Lim at Selfridges in London. Up until November, the theme of the installation is Milton's Paradise Lost.

 
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