A Seattle Condo Filled with Bold Patterned Textiles

By | April 19, 2019

When you’re an interior designer who also designs products, your own home makes the perfect spot to experiment with decor. Michelle Dirkse falls into this category as an interior designer with a 1960s condominium in Seattle that needed a major remodel. The dated interior was stripped except for the layout and the vintage gray bathtub, with much of… Read More »

MATERIAL LUST’s Return of the Oppressed

By | April 19, 2019

For MATERIAL LUST, aka Christian Lopez Swafford and Lauren Larsen, it’s been three years since their last body of work was shown. Their latest – Return of the Oppressed – was created both together and separately and recently debuted at INDEPENDENT as part of an incubator project for unrepresented young artists at New York’s Independent Art Fair. The… Read More »

Cubit Should Be in Every Designer’s IRL Toolbox

By | April 19, 2019

There’s nothing like living in an old house to emphasize the importance of measuring before starting on any project involving walls or floors. Even in modern-built spaces, dimensional accuracy can prove more of an ideal than a reality. Thus abiding by the axiom, “measure twice cut/drill once” is never a bad idea. Cubit is a laser guided, augmented… Read More »

MDW19: How a Tile United an Apartment in “Perfect Darkness”

By | April 19, 2019

In an elegant third-floor apartment in Brera, the Design District of Milan, Elisa Ossino and Josephine Akvama Hoffmeyer have created an installation where the humble tile reigns supreme. Ossino and Hoffmeyer work under the title H+O, or the initials of their two respective last names. Elisa Ossino is an Italian architect and designer, whereas Josephine Akvama Hfofmeyer is… Read More »

Friday Five with Paul Gardner

By | April 19, 2019

Paul Gardner is the VP of Engineering and Quality at Reynolds Polymer Technology, the world’s leader in fully integrated, highly engineered acrylic solutions. Inspired by religious architecture and the Red Rock country in Utah, Gardner designs, engineers, and manufactures some of the world’s most stunning large-scale exhibits, displays, experiences, and amenities across the globe in the pool and spa,… Read More »