Resource Furniture + Clei Innovations

Resource Furniture + Clei Innovations

“People,” says Challie Stillman, design director at Resource Furniture, “are inherently lazy.” Consequently, if the company’s multi-functional products are difficult to manage, they won’t use them. “So they’re designed to be easy...

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Melissa Bamber’s Sly Sense of Humor

Melissa Bamber’s Sly Sense of Humor

Melissa Bamber is a textile designer with a sly sense of humor. Slipped into her traditional-looking designs are some very untraditional figures. Like burlesque dancers in French damask. Laughing skulls in patterned linen. And tiny skulls on the wings of butterflies. It’s...

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Rolling Sculpture Rumbles into Raleigh

Rolling Sculpture Rumbles into Raleigh

MoMA’s Arthur Drexler nailed the concept back in 1951, when he described his exhibition of Eight Automobiles as “hollow rolling sculpture.” “They have interior spaces corresponding to an outer form, like buildings, but the designer’s aesthetic...

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In Brooklyn, Tables by Think Fabricate

In Brooklyn, Tables by Think Fabricate

Brooklyn-based Think Fabricate is at it again. The Greenpoint artisans affiliated with Doban Architecture are creating new products from maple, walnut and an African teak called Afromosia. Their new tables, mirrors and hexagons for storage and display are the result of an...

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Transforming the Riverfront in Tampa

Transforming the Riverfront in Tampa

Twenty-three derelict acres perched along several hundred feet of the Hillsborough River in West Tampa are about to see a $35 million makeover at the learned hands of Civitas’ Mark Johnson and company, along with W Architecture. “It was a 1977 consequence of urban...

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2016 Winners of the Matsumoto Prize

2016 Winners of the Matsumoto Prize

Design/Build came out on top (again) in this year’s competition for the Matsumoto Prize, a competition initiated five years ago by North Carolina Modernist Houses (NCMH). “We’ve had several win who’ve not been architects – North Carolina state law...

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A Vancouver Restaurant from a Fable

A Vancouver Restaurant from a Fable

Toronto’s Studio Munge, an interior design firm known for its work at the Rosewood Hotel Georgia in Vancouver, the Park Hyatt Los Angeles and the Bisha Hotel in Toronto, recently completed work on Nightingale in Vancouver. We recently interviewed the designers about that...

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Rita Orrell and Her ‘Objects of Desire’

Rita Orrell and Her ‘Objects of Desire’

Here we have an interview with Rita Catinella Orrell, LEED GA, an author and design journalist working in New Jersey. She’s been a member of the design press for almost two decades, covering interior design, home furnishings, kitchen and bath design, and architectural...

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SieMatic, PIRCH Collaborate in SoHo

SieMatic, PIRCH Collaborate in SoHo

To hear Hans Henkes talk, the newest collaboration between SieMatic and PIRCH in SoHo is a match made in heaven. “We saw a brand alliance with them – they’re moving fast with great ideas and they’re trying to create the Apple store of appliances and...

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Mingling Art, Artisanship and the Law

Mingling Art, Artisanship and the Law

Sarah Schwartz and Ruby Geisler may come from polar opposite backgrounds, but piffle – it makes no difference. They met in 2008 in a California textile design school – Schwartz had studied law and engineering, while Geisler was an artist. Today, as Sarah and Ruby...

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