DESIGN

The Joys of Giving a Damn

Handmade spoons by Windy Chien. Image courtesy of Windy Chien.

By Regina Connell. Over the last few years, the aesthetic zeitgeist has favored the sturdy and utilitarian over the fragile and fussy. You know what I mean: all those waxed cotton bags (love mine from Barbour); the embrace of the distressed-but-still-noble-industrial … Continue reading

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WestEdge in San Francisco

Studio Bel Vetro for WestEdge

By Regina Connell. We’ve been watching WestEdge for a couple of years now (see past coverage here), and are happy that they’ve created a place for independent, thoughtfully made, design-centric home goods—primarily furniture and lighting. It’s a great thing to see … Continue reading

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DxV: Christophe Come

Come Rock Crystal Jewel Box

By Regina Connell. Christophe Côme makes virtuoso show-stopping pieces that bring together art deco and modern, with touches of industrial, typographical and even printed circuit board design. A high point of the work I saw at the recent FOG fair … Continue reading

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Pick of the Week: The Piano, Reimagined

The sleek new lines of the Boganyi

By Regina Connell. Most of what I hear about pianos nowadays is about the demise of the home piano, a sad casualty to iPad-enabled keyboards, synthesizers, and a preference among parents to have their kids involved in group activities that … Continue reading

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