DESIGN

Embellish Me This

By Regina Connell. What goes around, comes around—yes. And what’s coming around (yes, I realize that for some it never left) is embellishment and, in particular, embroidery and needlework.  At least it is in fashion, and where fashion goes, so … Continue reading

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AltLuxe: Undone by Design

By Regina Connell. Just over a year ago, my partner and I moved house. Radically different from what we’d lived in before, it required a big rethink of how we wanted the space to be. And it was more than that: moving house was something I’d … Continue reading

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The Joys of Giving a Damn

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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Wrap up: WestEdge ’15 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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