Archive for February, 2015

7th Heaven Design Party @ 200 Lex!

By sevan

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Start the weekend early with 7th Heaven—the design event that is taking over the 7th floor of New York Design Center for a magical evening of unique displays, crafted cocktails and heavenly culinary indulgences! It’s all going down tomorrow, so be sure to RSVP to get yourself on the celestial list.

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What: 7th Heaven Design Party
Where: New York Design Center, 200 Lexington, New York
Date: Thursday, February 5, 2015, 5:00-9:00 PM
RSVP: events@transformhome.com / 212.584.9580

TrendSpotting: Unexpected Use of Material at NY Now

By dania

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So excited to be guest blogging for my dear friends at Design-CalendarWalking the aisles of the Javits Center for the winter edition of NY Now 2015, I was struck by how much unusual use of material I was seeing. That, coupled with a great range of interesting, amorphous shapes made for a real eye-catching show.

Some of my favorites in the Accent on Design section:

Love these charming vases and accessories by Elyse Graham, made from resin.

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The process is fascinating, here’s a video: http://www.elysegraham.com/process.html

Beyond Object’s desktop collection was hands down one of my favorites. This London-based design firm has the most elegant and interesting pieces for anyone who cares about all the small details (such as myself). A USB stick made from rose gold and a pencil sharpener made from a solid block of polished metal. Need I say more.

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Martini and Wine Glasses made from wood. By David Rassmussen Design, a great little company out of Colorado.

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Brooklyn-based design firm Souda always has something great going on. The Kawa series of dishes comes in a range of colors and finishes and such beautiful shapes.

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The husband and wife team who founded Oropopo, take inspiration from Native American, classic Western and New Mexican culture to create their fabulous laser-cut leather pieces.

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I love the new infuser by the Los Angeles company Sempli. The Incanter boasts the their unique trademark shape and spinning functionality.

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Last but not least, a personal favorite – Michele Varian. I’ve been drooling over the Nymph Wallpaper online for a while so seeing in person was great.   From a distance it has an abstract, Rorschach quality, up close it’s elegant, feminine and romantic.

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