Swirling patterns top tables by Elisa Strozyk

By Olivia Mull

Milan 2014: fluid compositions of coloured glaze cover the ceramic tops of these metal-framed tables by German designer Elisa Strozyk (+ slideshow). (more…)

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Black house in Tokyo by Level Architects reveals little to its neighbours

By Alyn Griffiths

Japanese studio Level Architects squeezed this all-black house onto a narrow plot in Tokyo‘s Fukasawa district, adding sloping offset walls around the lower floors to protect residents’ privacy (+ slideshow). (more…)

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Doshi Levien bases Uchiwa armchair for Hay on a traditional Japanese fan

By Alyn Griffiths

Milan 2014: London studio Doshi Levien has designed an armchair for Danish brand Hay with a curving high-backed seat that resembles a traditional Japanese fan. (more…)

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Grappa chandelier by Claesson Koivisto Rune hangs in strings of illuminated "grapes"

By Alyn Griffiths

Milan 2014: Swedish studio Claesson Koivisto Rune has created a modular chandelier influenced by the shape of grapes hanging on a vine. (more…)

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Weathered steel sits alongside ageing brickwork at Kew House by Piercy & Company

By Amy Frearson

Architecture studio Piercy & Company has slotted a family house behind a nineteenth-century stable facade in south-west London, creating a pair of rusted gable walls with a glazed stairwell in between (+ slideshow). (more…)

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Real Estate Roundup: Converted Schoolhouses — Design News

Itching to go back to school? Converted schoolhouses make cool condos and homes, and Curbed has a roundup of 27 that are currently on the market across the country.

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5 Fun Facts About Peeps — The Kitchn

From The Kitchn ? 5 Things You Never Wanted to Know About Peeps

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Flowersorri: Sensorial, Montessori-inspired ergonomic furniture for kids (Video)

By Kimberley Mok

Based on pioneering ideas of education developed by Maria Montessori, this line of sustainably made furniture for kids will enhance their learning environment. …read more

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Thayer Photography Studio Tour — Workspace Tour


Name: Thayer Allyson Gowdy
Business Name: Thayer & Co
Location: Bernal Hill, San Francisco
Size: 500 sq feet
Years in Business: 14 years

The studio that Thayer Photography calls home is a great example of form meets function. Walking in, you have no doubt that actual business is conducted here — in fact, they seem ready for anything — and the most utilitarian elements, like the sealed concrete floors and custom plywood cabinets, are also some of the best stylistic elements.

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Make it Work: 8 Combination Nursery & Office Shared Spaces

Let’s face it—kids don’t really take up too much space. It’s all of the junk we buy for them that gets in the way! In an effort to downsize and share space, some savvy folks turn to shared offices and nurseries! Mom or Dad can work while the little one snoozes. We’ve scouted out some favorite office and nursery combos to inspire you. Take a look!

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