Month: July 2020

Jomo Furniture Showcases Modern African-Themed Designs

Jomo Tariku, an Ethiopian-American artist and industrial designer, says he’s always been drawn to eclectic art and furniture, thanks to the treasures his father collected during his own travels throughout Africa and beyond. Summer breaks were spent at a local furniture builder in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and it’s there that he learned the craftsman skills that would drive his career later in life.

Now Jomo is creating modern African-themed furniture, a collection that features a variety of artistic prowess and previous experiences of the continent through culture, historical structures, architecture, traditional furniture, colors, artifacts, landscapes, wildlife, and hairstyles

A 25m2 Micro Apartment in Italy with Persian Influences

Architect Francesca Perani designed a micro apartment in the Albino’s city in the Seriana Valley of Bergamo, Italy, for an Italian and Persian couple. The minimalist home was built on an open porch that extends from a 1968 villa originally designed by architect Armen Manoukian and renovated by Perani in 2008. The original exterior was kept while a new second skin was added to offer shade and privacy from the front of the house, while creating a triangular garden.

The shade was made of perforated metal that’s laid out in a folded pattern, adding to the visual interest of the

The Modernist, Stainless Steel Helix Coffee and Tea Set From Georg Jensen

Danish brand Georg Jensen partnered with Swedish duo Bernadotte & Kylberg on a first-time collaboration of a stainless steel coffee and tea service set. The Helix Collection comprises a thermos coffee jug, insulated tea pot, sugar bowl, small milk jug, and a serving tray that merge a slight industrial aesthetic with the modern refinement Georg Jensen products are known for. If you’re one to enjoy a cup of coffee or tea in the morning or afternoon, serving it up with some Scandinavian flair makes the ritual that much more enjoyable. Each piece features a striking silhouette with pared down details

Where I Work: Catherine Bailey of Heath Ceramics

A lot has changed since Heath Ceramics co-founder Catherine Bailey appeared on the Clever podcast earlier this year. A complete shift in how and where she works was necessary, as it has been for many people around the world. Instead of staying put at home, she moved to her property in West Marin, California in March to set up a simpler life and work existence in two vintage trailers. Despite its picturesque waterside location, Bailey finds herself more productive than ever having less distractions popping up throughout the day. For this month’s Where I Work, Heath creative director Catherine

Diwan Updates the Traditional Divan + More

PerezOchando studio has taken the idea of the traditional divan and updated it – along with a chaise lounge, modular benches, and an armchair – in the Diwan range for Sancal. Part of the Museo collection, Diwan borrows its name from the word “diwan”, which eventually made its way to Europe as “divan”, meaning the ambassador room or where the guests of royalty are entertained and can comfortable recline.

The divan design that Claudia Pérez and Pedro Ochando created takes every element down to the bare minimum, turning what’s historically been a hefty piece of furniture into one that

Abstract Shapes Make the ISLA Outdoor Furniture Collection a Showstopper

German designer Sebastian Herkner and Spanish brand GAN have partnered together for the first time to release the ISLA outdoor furniture collection. Three seating modules of abstract shapes, called Menorca, Gomera, and Arosa, introduce a more versatile way to spend your time outdoors. Enjoy the flexibility and creativity ISLA brings to your deck or garden, putting the pieces to use in a group or individually.

The collection is available in seven color combinations – Coral, Sand, Shell, Blue, Green, Silver, and Red – and each module is paired with outdoor pillows. Each piece of furniture starts with a powder-coated