Lodes’ Jefferson Crystal Suspension Lighting Evokes the 1960s

Bring a bit of bohemian flair to any space with this trio of Jefferson suspension lamps, a new fixture for Lodes, the brand formerly known as Studio Italia Design. Designed by Venetian designer Luca Nichetto, also Lodes’ Design Curator, each light fixture’s crystal form brings to mind prisms and the counterculture synonymous with 1960’s bohemian style.

Available in a range of sizes and compositions, the Jefferson collection is created through a pressing technique that imprints meticulous details onto the crystal’s surface for a fresh take on the vortex pattern popular on Bohemian crystal. The fixtures are suspended from

The Irthi Contemporary Crafts Council Empowers Women in the Middle East + Beyond

The Irthi Contemporary Crafts Council is on a mission to empower women practicing craft skills across the Middle East, North Africa and South and Central Asia by building a female-driven artisan economy while preserving the area’s cultural heritage for future generations.

“Heritage crafts are usually performed by women in communal groups,” explains Irthi’s curator, Farah Nasri. “Championing the role of women in the crafts sector is vital in creating a new narrative and social standing for women within marginalized communities. Investment in specific areas, identified as centers of knowledge for crafts, in the form of the BIDWA Centers has a

Two Adjacent Flats Merge into Modern Apartment in Hampstead

XUL Architecture worked through a number of design plans for this North London project before landing on relocating the staircase to the center of the space underneath a chimney. The homeowners relocated to London from Brussels and immediately hired XUL to renovate the property by joining two adjacent duplex flats to create one larger apartment while improving the circulation throughout. Located on the third floor of a Victorian conversion in Hampstead, the newly improved unit now has increased square footage thanks to the removal of one of the staircases.

The open, light-filled flat benefits from multiple windows and white surfaces

DMTV Milkshake: Up Close and Personal with Trueing

This week’s DMTV Milkshake guest is the duo behind NY-based Trueing: Aiden Bowman and Josh Metersky. Hear them talk about the complex process behind designing and manufacturing their beautiful lighting and furniture, who inspires them the most and what challenges they want to tackle next. Tune in below or on IGTV:

View Trueing’s DMTV Milkshake episode above, then check out the rest of the series here. Learn more about Trueing at trueing.co.

A selection of their work, which uses glass in unexpected ways:

Trueing portrait by Michelle Huynh, product images by Lauren Coleman.

Milkshake, DMTV

hollis+morris Drops New Tabletop Accessories + Lighting

For 2020, contemporary design studio hollis+morris has launched six fresh designs, including their first-ever series of tabletop accessories and lighting. The tidal pools and rural cliffs of Ireland, as well as the industrial rail crossing found in Toronto, brought inspiration to a collection that celebrates honest, natural materials through thoughtful craftsmanship. Included you’ll find two modular sets of candleholders, table lights, a tray, and a sculptural floor light – all using locally-sourced woods and leading LED technology.

The Junction Table Light and The Junction Floor Light are structural beauties that were designed to pay homage to the brand’s industrial

Where I Work: Sarah Zames of General Assembly

Brooklyn-based General Assembly is an interior design and architecture studio founded in 2011 by interior architect Sarah Zames and partner Colin Stief. The practice focuses on ground up and full renovation projects, as well as designing lighting and furniture, with residential projects that span throughout New York state, from NYC boroughs to upstate and the Hamptons, and across the pond to London. General Assembly also offers interior consulting, styling and staging services. For this month’s Where I Work, we head to Brooklyn’s Gowanus neighborhood to check in with Sarah Zames to see how and where she works.

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