To me, owning something purchased directly from it’s maker, so to speak, gives the item a feeling of being sacred. I cherish it for years to come. risd|works is perfect for those of us that don’t want everything we own to be stamped, “Made in China”. Here’s an aluminum kitchen timer that I like for only $15 from Jozeph Forakis, Industrial Designer.
The “Meep” pendant light with a die-cut birch veneer is as unique as it is beautiful for $260 by James Dieter, Industrial designer.
For $40, you can enjoy a beautiful glazed stoneware bowl from artist/designer Dwo Wen Chen.
(Photos: All photos are various product shots of items mentioned above. All photos from risd|works.)
For the locals, join DWR and world acclaimed architect Friedrich St. Florian tonight from 5:30-8 pm at DWR (Design Within Reach) Studio located on 210 Westminster Street in Providence, RI (only 60 minutes south of Boston). Tonight is their 1st Anniversary party in thier 3,000 foot studio located in historic downtown Providence, RI.
Mr. St. Florian will discuss his work and his drawings will be on display. Champagne and refreshments will be served and there’s no charge to attend.
Make sure you save the cork in case my previous post about DWR’s contest inspired you.If you miss tonight’s event, you can view Friedrich St. Florian’s drawings at DWR Studio until 1/31/06.
For more information, please contact DWR at 401.831.1452 or click here to learn more about this event.
(Photo: Storefront of DWR Studio in Providence and various interior shots, all from DWR.)
Meet Ms. Doreen Hing, exercise addict and founder/designer
of Plank, an upscale line of yoga accessories. Not dull. Very “om” inspiring.
Based in Boston (from Britain surprise, surprise), this designer has set out to infuse a bit of her tongue-in-cheek humor and transcendental thinking into revving up ubiquitous purple + blue mats seen in studios today. Determined to offer hip
yoga accessories versus the “hippie, bohemian” ones commonly found, Plank mats are stylish and witty. Yoga not your thing? You can also use the mats for pilates and general stretching too. Available at Fred Segal, Paul Smith, Design Within Reach, and for the locals, Lekker Home. Purchase them online too, mats range between $60-125.
putting Boston on the map, but on the mat, too.
I love her felt lighting, it’s so interesting – I’ve never laid my eyes on anything quite like it (the closest I came was once when I threw a sweater over a lampshade to create mood lighting and nearly burnt down my house.) She rocks cushions, throws, bags, blinds, runners, placemats, floor cushions and wall panels, too.
To quote the British, “Absolutely Brilliant.”
(Photos: ALL: Complements of Anne Kyyro Quinn)