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This article from Details, May 2013 states: Thanks to an exploding number of wellness apps and wearable devices, you may be beaming biodata into the cloud right now. As the quantified self movement picks up steam, who stands to profit? (Hint: not you.)

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Kinder Modern at Collective DesignFounded by Lora Appleton and Bachman Brown Clem, Kinder MODERN is a New York City-based gallery showcasing vintage children’s design of the 20th century. The collection is edited with a playful eye and functional view, featuring both American and European design. They feature designers such as Hans Wegner, Marc Berthier, Friso Kramer and Ernest Igl.Kinder Modern  I love this child’s desk which comes complete with original sheepskin seat cover.  Visit them today at the Collective Design Fair, now through May 11th.

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Yesterday, Asher Dunn, founder of Studio DUNN, released information on his latest lighting design . Sorenthia is based on photographs of kelp that were taken from below the surface of the water with light passing through them.

Sorenthia is constructed from brass in long thin forms that create an airy fixture. The simple lines and structure allow for endless configurations an combinations of multiple lamps. The simple design features an exposed bulb on each end and there is a simple joint that allows the crossbar to move and the angle to be changed. Once again, simple design that elevates function through form to create something so visually appealing.


“Seeing the thin, stretching blades and beaded joints of the seaweed mirrored in the dynamic, lanky design of the Sorenthia, the connection between the two is obvious. The brass and steel components of the light fixture were chosen not only for their strength…

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Artbook Logo Collective Design FairI had the pleasure of finding the best books about design to include in the first ever Collective Design Fair taking place right now through May 11th.Artbook Collective Design Fair  Artbook asked me to transform a former parking garage and municipal storage facility at pier 57 in Manhattan, into a pop-up shop selling the best design books you can buy.  On Friday at 2:00, we will be having a book event with the author Jeffrey Head about the artist/designer Paul Evans.  Get a copy for yourself at the fair or online using my special Popular Offerings reader discount code ARTBOOK25.Paul Evans Book

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Featuring Artist Sonia Rentsch [Harm Less Gallery]

Our featuring artist for today is 3D Illustrator Sonia Rentsch, you can read a full interview here (

In her Harm Less series artist Sonia Rentsch defuses the powers of modern weaponry by constructing guns, grenades and bullets completely from organic objects. The shape and form of each piece are really convincing, yet I also enjoy the obviousness of each plant chosen to resemble various gun parts. If you’re reminded of Sarah Illenberger’s work, you’ll be happy to know Rentsch has had the opportunity to work with Illenberger in Berlin. Take a deep dive into her extensive portfolio of work over on her website (

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What mute theater! What dramatic tranquility. The eye of the photographer are storytellers.

Mick Ricereto Interior + Product Design

It has been a lovely spring; not too hot and some wonderful sunny days.  Looking for some blossoms and classic architecture, last Sunday I took a quick jaunt down to Washington DC to walk Embassy Row and Dupont Circle.  DC always delivers for eclectic architecture walks; the city is a treasure trove of fabulous facades and exceptional urban scale.  A Sunday is best as the traffic is very light.  Some highlights; let’s start with a whopper of a building.  This is the Beaux Arts masterpiece Cosmos Club by architects Carrère & Hastings:

Cosmos Club by Carrere and HastingsThis incredible building is the former estate of Mary Scott Townsend, completed in 1901.  The architects are famous for the New York Public Library and many other important American buildings.  Carrère & Hastings were a very successful firm, focusing on commercial buildings in the Beaux Arts style.  This property was acquired by the Cosmos club – dedicated to…

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