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As noted last week, I’m a big proponent of taking inspiration and design cues from crystals, which is something that Niche Modern has done for their new lighting collection, Crystalline. They’ve introduced four new stylesAxia, Calla, Delinea, and Trove—all featuring bold angles, saturated coloring, and modern sensibilities. Plus, with different options for the light bulb, you can further create your own aesthetic. Each glass pendant is hand-blown in New York. Personally, I love the combination of the edgy Trove pendant with a vintage-inspired tubular Edison bulb, but grouped in a cluster over my (non-existent) dining room table. Hey, a girl can dream, right?

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{ Images from Niche Modern via Design Milk }

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Motion Silhouette

by Joanna on July 23, 2014

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Shadow play can be truly magical—something that Japanese designers Megumi Kajiwara and Tatsuhiko Niijima explore in their Motion Silhouette book. By experimenting with pop-up pages, illustration, and gray scale, the duo has created something special and exciting. With this project, they sought to convey “changing the perception of the book using its surroundings’ and plays with shadows and light to create an ever changing landscape.” As the reader turns the page, new worlds are created based on the position of the page and the surrounding light, making this a book that evolves with the reader. All I know is that you don’t have to be a child to enjoy pop-up books now!

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{ Images via Motion Silhouette via This Is Colossal }

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Jay Street Block Print Co.

by Joanna on July 22, 2014

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As a big fan of textiles both personally and professionally, I’m always on the lookout for new twists on my favorites. Upon discovering Jay Street Block Print Co., I realized I had something special on my hands. Designed in New York and made in India, these textiles are all about bringing attention to the traditional arts of handicraft and manufacturing. Most of the motifs are done using hand-carved, hand-placed printing blocks. The pieces that aren’t block printed are made with screens as a way to reduce fabric waste.

Jay Street Block Print Co. also participates in the Craftmark initiative, which “helps denote genuine Indian handicrafts, develop sector-wide minimum standards and norms for labeling a product as a handicrafts product, and increase consumer awareness of distinct handicraft traditions.” This alone proves just how deeply Jay Street has considered their manufacturing process while also creating beautiful textiles.

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{ Images via Jay Street Block Print Co. }

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I was recently introduced to the work of Oakland artist Jeremy Mayer, and ever since, I haven’t been able to get his sculptures out of my head. I learned how to type at a pretty young age … on a typewriter. Yes, a typewriter. I feel very lucky to make my living pounding away on a keyboard every day; and I still keep a typewriter in the house (my young nephews always marvel at this old-school device).

Mayer’s pieces, which are made entirely of typewriter parts, just speak to me. They’re only available by commission, so I’m saving up in the hopes that some day, one of his “typewriter assemblage scupltures” will also occupy a spot in my home.

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jmayer5{ Images via Jeremy Mayer }

 

 

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Anthology Issue No. 16 Cover

In yesterday’s post, I hinted at the imminent release of Issue No. 16—and, today, I’m pleased to report that the magazine has arrived from the printer. It will soon be making its way into subscribers’ mailboxes and be available through our stockists. In the meantime, we’re sharing an online sneak peek, which includes a sampling of the stories that you’ll find in our family-themed summer release. 

Please note that delivery times do vary by location, so it may take 1-3 weeks for subscription copies to arrive. If you placed your subscription order between April 1-June 30, it starts with Issue No. 16. If you ordered on/after July 1, it starts with Issue No. 17/Fall 2014. 

We hope you enjoy Issue No. 16!

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