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.
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.
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.
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.
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)
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.
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.