DESIGN

The big idea: the danger of new, new things

What's the point?

By Regina Connell. I’ve long been an admirer of David Trubridge. At first it was just his designs. But then after we did our interview with him, and I developed a whole new respect for his way of building a good business … Continue reading

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The Art and Craft of the Lightbulb

Jewelry for your bulb

By Regina Connell. Just a few years ago, it seemed there was always an incandescent lightbulb burned out around the house.  I’d forage in the closet where I kept them, only to realize I didn’t have the right shape/wattage on hand. I’d go out and buy … Continue reading

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elworthy studio: Where Art Meets Function

Full-scale murals: functional art

By Regina Connell. I have always been a little standoffish about wallpaper, most likely because I don’t particularly embrace pattern. And anyone who knows me will nod vigorously when I say I struggle with color. So the combination of color … Continue reading

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Under the Radar: Jenny Hacker

Charcoal and Silver

By Regina Connell. It was designer Steven Miller—no slouch in the taste department—who first showed me the work of Jenny Hacker, a San Francisco-based textile artist. It was a blanket—black on black—with two different textiles fused together, one side organic cotton and the … Continue reading

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