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Salone Satellite: Lighting

On this first day of the Salone del Mobile at the fairgrounds, the first thing I went to visit was the Salone Satellite, featuring young designers. Over the last 10+ years at the show, I’ve seen Salone Satellite grow into a bigger, more professional setting yet continuing to provide young designers a forum to showcase…

Arne Jacobsen Series 7 Chair

Iconic Arne Jacobsen chairs, up close.

Ever wonder how some of your favorite designs are made? Fritz Hansen and Design Within Reach is now on a US national tour celebrating architect and designer Arne Jacobsen and showcasing two of his iconic chairs: Egg™ and Series 7™. So what are these chairs about? The Series 7 Chair is probably one of the…

Yves Béhar Mixes Things Up with Sodastream

Sodastream created a wonderful idea to create your own soda at home. Now the idea has been taken to the next level during Milan Design Week with the Sodastream MIX designed by Yves Béhar. This is a prototype machine that can now carbonate any liquid – including liquids with fruit or pulp – which opens…

Design City: Vienna

I’ve always thought of Vienna in the traditional sense: it’s the city of music and cafes. However, in modern-day Vienna, design has found a place in this beautiful city. I took a stroll around the cold and windy city last month looking for some cool design spots. Many of the cool design shops are actually…

Welcome to my home: the living room

It’s been just over 3 months since my last post. How time flies! I’ve been busy dealing with the house and trying to put things together, and I’d like to share the 99% finished living room with all of you. Here it is! In my post from February, I shared the furniture components of the…

Milan 2013 Preview: Creative Space Serbia

Milan has always been an eye-opener for me, even though this would be my sixth year of attendance. These days I don’t find myself in Tortona as often, as it has matured into a commercial presentation of design. However, I ran across some designs from Serbia that were eye catching and want to share them…

New Fritz Hansen Showroom in Milan

A new showroom for The Republic of Fritz Hansen™ opened in mid-December 2012 in the Brera district of Milan. Designed by Italian company Spotti, the showroom mixes Nordic design with Milanese elegance, combining historic pieces of the Fritz Hansen brand with works of new designers and companies never before distributed in Italy. The space is…