Tuesday, May 21, 2013

ICFF Sighting.

We had an opportunity to walk this year's ICFF show and found some new things that were quite impressive. But there was one particular sighting that got us really excited. In 2011, the design duo Salto & Sigsgaard won a design competition under the auspices of the Danish Ministry of Culture to design the furniture for one of the permanent chambers at the United Nations headquarters here in New York, The Trusteeship Council Chamber also referred to as the Finn Juhl Chamber. In connection with this, Onecollection has developed, produced, and delivered a completely new unique and beautiful chair named ”Council Chair” designed by Kasper Salto and Thomas Sigsgaard and it made it's "public" debut at ICFF (the grand opening of the TCC, was held in the UN on April 25th 2013). The chairs pass on the baton from Finn Juhl’s iconic design heritage in a sculptural and pleasant direction, which merges shape, color and natural materials. The chairs are a construction of moulded 3D veneer in oak or walnut, upholstered with leather or fabric. The swivel base is cast in aluminium. A handsome design that we would love to see in context at the UN, but in the meantime, we'll just keep staring at these photos...
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Monday, May 6, 2013

There's A New Fair In Town.

We're excited to check out the new Collective Design Fair starting this Wednesday here in New York. Close to 25 galleries will be there exhibiting contemporary design and historical pieces from around the world. We're also eager to check out the cafe and VIP lounge created by BDDW. For more information click here. We can assure you this is something you won't want to miss.

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Sold!

We just learned the Hailey Residence designed by Richard Neutra has sold in Los Angeles. It's a such a great house and we wanted to share some photos from the listing. To see more images click here! Hope you enjoy- Bookmark and Share

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Handcrafted Modern: Europe!

One of our absolute favorite design books is Handcrafted Modern done by photographer Leslie Williamson. Granted full access to photograph as she desired, Williamson's book showcased beautifully intimate photographs featuring the homes and work spaces of fourteen design legends including: Wharton Esherick, George Nakashima, Harry Bertoia, Russel Wright, Jens Risom, Eva Zeilsel, Vladimir Kagan, Irving Harper, Walter Gropius, Jerome & Evelyn Ackerman, Charles & Ray Eames, J.B. Blunk, John Kapel, and Albert Frey. The images are stunning and the interiors are truly inspiring.

Now Leslie is working on the European edition, featuring design legends from across the pond including Alvor Aalto's home (seen above).  We've gotten a sneak peek and trust us when we say this book could possibly surpass the original as far as it's beauty and substance. Leslie has worked passionately over the past few years on this project, but now she needs all of our help to reach the finish line. We want to do whatever we can to make this book a reality not only to see it's completion, but also to honor and record these historic places.  Leslie has started a kickstarter campaign and together, there's no doubt we can make this project a reality.  To learn more watch the video below and then click here to see how you can contribute. Thanks for your help!
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Monday, November 26, 2012

A Testimony of Serpent Handling.

This work by documentary photographer Hunter Barnes provides a unique and intimate portrait of a small community of Serpent Handlers in West Virginia. This devout way of life finds its roots in the King James Bible, with followers believing that the literal interpretation of passages of Mark and Luke regarding handling poisonous serpents and drinking lethal poisons is central to their faith. With lyrical reflections accompanying his photographs, Hunter’s sensitive study brings beauty and understanding to a perhaps misunderstood practice. In recording this slowly diminishing community, this photographic collection also provides a valuable service to the cultural history of the United States. 

A Testimony of Serpent Handling is a limited, numbered edition of 1000 books (we were lucky enough to buy one of the first editions!) To order one for yourself or if you're interested in purchasing a print click here! There will be an exhibition of this work starting December 13th at Milk Gallery located at 450 West 15th Street here in New York. In the meantime, be sure and watch the video below to learn more about Hunter's thoughts behind this fascinating culture. Bookmark and Share

Let's Get This Party Started.

We were recently asked by Remodelista to pin some holiday entertaining ideas on Pinterest. We've attached a few images above, but you can see even more ideas by clicking here. And if you want to read our thoughts behind our selections be sure and check out the original post on Remodelista. We appreciate their invitation to share our tips and hope to collaborate with them again in the near future...we've always been big fans of this inspiring blog! Bookmark and Share

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Set Your DVR.

We were recently asked to design a new Woody exclusively for Bulleit Bourbon and we're excited to learn it had been selected as one of the nine fantasy gifts for the 2012 Neiman Marcus Christmas Book. The Woody has always been a labor of love and this one in particular is even more special with a lot of extras. To learn more about all of the bells and whistles click here!

We want to thank Bulleit, Moore and Giles Leather, John Davis from Silver Tear Campers and everyone else involved who made this partnership with Bulleit a reality.  This has been an incredible venture and we certainly couldn't have pulled it off on our own. 

And now the Woody is making it's first Live National Television Debut tomorrow morning, Wednesday October 24th on NBC's Today Show. We can't wait-we've been big fans of the Today Show for years and we're excited to finally be able to say we've made it onto the plaza! Be sure and tune in and let us know what you think about the new Woody as well as some of Neiman's other fantasy gifts! (Sure hope we get to meet Matt, Al, Natalie and Savannah...) Stay tuned! Oh..and to learn a little bit about what happened behind the scenes, check out this video of the Woody being made. Enjoy!