There's a poetry to the spare, nothing-but-essential shapes of industrial modern furniture—which explains its popularity of late. "Industrial Modern" provides a memorable look at these anonymous 1900 to 1950s desks, clocks, and lights, along with their histories. The book is out in mid-October; here's a preview.
Spotted in some of the most interesting Belgian interiors of late: simple vases, lamps, and other objects that resonate with the intensity of minimalist sculpture. They're the work of artist-designer Jos Devriendt, whose approach has been admiringly described as "reduced to the max."
Are you thinking of cloaking your rooms in austere grays paired with raw wood accents? Is a black steel range on your wish list? Then, like us, you're in the thrall of the Belgian minimalists. This week we're spotlighting new talents and celebrating the greats: Stay tuned for actress Julianne Moore's interview with architect Vincent Van Duysen.
Now that it's fall, the Gardenista editors are sprucing up their front entries—for less than $100—and doing a lot of garden-to-table cooking. And we think they've discovered the perfect year-round outdoor furniture.
Food blogger, photographer, stylist, writer, recipe developer, and teacher Beth Kirby of Local Milk needed a kitchen to match her tall job description. Design/construction team Percy Bright and Tara Mangini of Jersey Ice Cream Co. gladly stepped up to the task. In a matter of four weeks, the total transformation was complete. Beth's new kitchen is ready for its close-ups.
It will be something like Woodstock for design junkies: On the weekend of October 11 and 12, on a farm field in High Falls, New York, interior designer Brad Ford is hosting a makers fair with "a modern, elevated approach." We'll be there—Brook Farm General Store will be selling our book—and so will a slew of our favorite designers, woodworkers, and artists. The food sounds great, too.