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Furniture Pulls Designed by Lisa Jarvis

Furniture Pulls Designed by Lisa Jarvis

When we last spoke with entrepreneur and self-described autodidact Lisa Jarvis, she had a nifty furniture business, specializing in Art Deco and midcentury modern. Now she’s evolved into something new and different: She designs furniture pulls. And bold ones, at that. “I had that furniture business and I love those two periods but I couldn’t […]

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Dutch Designs from Global Lighting

Dutch Designs from Global Lighting

Global Lighting recently introduced Ay Illuminate, a handcrafted collection of lighting designed by Ay Lin Heinen and Nelson Sepulveda. Ay Illuminate is located in The Netherlands and works with artisans in developing countries to explore natural materials and adapt traditional techniques to contemporary lighting design. Last week, A+A interviewed At Lin via email: What is […]

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Practical Cabinetry from Thos. Moser

Practical Cabinetry from Thos. Moser

David Moser is a practical man. Trained as an economist at the University of Maine at Orono, he’s also a designer at the cabinetmaking firm his father established in 1973. His economics background has informed the way he approaches his craft. “I don’t like to waste anything, material or intellectual,” he says.  “And I don’t […]

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Lisa Jarvis: Art Deco and Midcentury

Lisa Jarvis: Art Deco and Midcentury

Lisa Jarvis is a California native who lives in New York and designs furniture with hints of Art Deco and Mid-Century Modern. “I was born and raised in Los Angeles in a Hollywood family, but all I wanted to do was live in New York in the 1930s, like Claudette Colbert in a white apartment,” she says. […]

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Terracotta Tile from Provence + China

Terracotta Tile from Provence + China

Sausalito-based Deborah Osburn, tile diva for the 21st century, has nailed it again. This time, she’s all about the terracotta tiles. Some of them are antique and from the farmhouses of Provence. Others are from China – new, but handmade in the traditional French manner. She calls the latter Belgian Black. “It’s a blackened clay […]

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Lost Wax Studio: Ancient and Organic

If you’re going to tackle the international fashion industry, you might as well start with the best. And designer Tam Tran did precisely that – beginning with Tommy Hilfiger, just as he began to take off. “It was a great opportunity – I did everything, trying to figure it out,” she says.  “It was a bunch of […]

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Super-Insulated and Passive Houses

Super-Insulated and Passive Houses

Once you’ve built a super-insulated, passive house, says architectural designer Julie Torres Moskovitz, it’s hard to go back. “Whatever I’m working on, I want it to be efficient and airtight,” she says. I can’t think of any other thing that would change your practice so much.” Unless it’s her book from Princeton Architectural Press. Called The Greenest Home, […]

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Tiffany Studios: Illuminated Lamps

Tiffany Studios: Illuminated Lamps

A new book from Rizzoli looks at 100 Tiffany lamps and the critical role that one woman played in creating them. Clara Driscoll was Louis Comfort Tiffany’s lead lamp designer and the shepherd of 35 “Tiffany’s Girls” – the young women who selected and cut glass for each shade. Some of the lamps were one-of-a-kind, […]

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The Secret Life of Cuba: Habana Libre

The Secret Life of Cuba: Habana Libre

“I am a revolutionary,” John Adams once wrote, “So my son can be a farmer so his son can be a poet.” But in Havana, Cuba, photographer Michael Dweck and writer William Westbrook have discovered a clique of creative elites who’ve skipped the farmer phase altogether, and plunged deep and directly into the arts. Among them […]

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Alison Berger: How to Capture Light

Alison Berger: How to Capture Light

Alison Berger started out young, catching lightning bugs and slipping them into mason jars. By the time she was 15, she was blowing glass. Now she’s creating site-specific works of art and craftsmanship designed to capture light in the landscape – at different times of day, in changing seasons. Her medium is light and her […]

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