America Goes to Frankfurt: Ambiente 2015

February 2, 2015



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The United States will soon be exporting a bit of America to Frankfurt, Germany where it is this year’s partner country at Ambiente, one of the world’s most important design trade shows.



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American designer Scott Henderson’s Bud Vase for Read More…

A Novel Idea: Undercover Planter Goes Incognito

January 3, 2015



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The Life of Plants is proof that you can’t tell a book by its cover. Flip it open to reveal the soil from which sprouts a living, breathing, narrative.



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Designer Yasuko Furukawa’s planter/flower pot thrives incognito, at home among the … Read More…

Reclaimed Boat Sails Upcycled as Portable Planters

December 14, 2014



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In the hands of Parsons School of Design grads, Miriam Josi and Stella Lee Prowse, a local sail maker’s post-production sailcloth waste and scrap boat covers have been reborn as planters. Not just planters, but portable flat-folding, space-saving babes that Read More…

The Quad Bar: Flexible Furniture For Small Space Entertaining

May 29, 2014



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For those who love to entertain but don’t have the luxury of a grand ballroom to host guests, the Quad Micro Bar by Joe Warren may be the ideal stylish, small space solution. From standing bar table to party-of-four, the Read More…

From Street Soccer Balls to Seating: Fábrica Preview From Wanted Design

April 29, 2014



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What is this impossibly interesting object? It is the Street Football Seat Ball designed by Guatemala’s FÁBRICA, made from repurposed soccer balls. Of course it looks extremely cool– but I promise you, the aesthetics are only the beginning of … Read More…

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