Category Archives: design

Week Three: “by | n” Stationery from Nendo

Is there anything better than well-considered, gorgeous stationery? Not in my world. Tokyo/Milan design firm Nendo‘s new line of office supplies for its “by | n” line is strikingly simple and perfect in every way. One of everything, please. (See more at Design Boom and Wallpaper online.) image credits: photos by akihiro yoshida, courtesy of […]

Week Fifty-one: Chisato Tamabayashi

London artist Chisato Tamabayashi was another of my serendipitous discoveries at November’s Small Publishers Fair. I instantly fell for her pop-up books, which combine graphic, minimalist linen covers with intricately detailed works of cut-out paper art inside. Chisato was kind enough to show me a few books from her collection, including “Plunge” with its enchanting […]

Week Forty-nine: Coracle Press

I happened across Ireland’s Coracle Press while attending the recent London Small Publishers Fair, and instantly fell in love with the sublime, minimalist artwork of co-director Erica Van Horn. Van Horn’s line drawings are spare but enchanting: it’s the sort of work that draws you in, quiets the soul, and encourages introspection. Founded by Van Horn […]

Week Forty-seven: Simple Pretty Picks / November 2013

My November favorites could double as a holiday gift guide, assuming you live by the “one for you; one for me” rule like I do: Virginia Johnson crewneck intarsia sweater swan: I love the graphic feel of this oversized swan. Bonus points that it’s knitted in a cozy grey cashmere/merino blend.  The style reminds me […]

Week Forty-six: New Lifestyle Books from Monocle + Remodelista

As a blogger, one of the questions I’m asked most frequently is “What are you reading?” And while that list is ever-changing (I seem to cycle between food and fashion blogs: surprise!), two constants are Monocle magazine and Remodelista. I read Monocle for its dedicated, global analysis of culture and design, and Remodelista for its […]