Author Archives: Chrissy Mahlmeister

Product of the Week: 3/10/09



Since last year, Nike has been offering international innovators the chance to reinvent one of the most iconic shoes in pop culture: the Air Force One. For the collection, dubbed 1 World AF1, Beaverton HQ tapped a motley crew including Brooklyn-based street artist Kaws, electrohouse DJ Busy...

Sustainable Panel


Loll Design's Adirondack chair and ottoman made from recycled HDPE, one of the many giveaways at DWR's Modern, American, Sustainable panel tomorrow night!

Monday, February 23. Economy got you down? Free stuff always helps to ease the pain. Tomorrow night, Design Within Reach is inviting three...

Housing Project by Candy Depew



February 3, 2009. Curio connoisseur, hardware hobbyist—it doesn't matter how you define Candy Depew. When it comes down to it, she just really, really likes decorative art. The Philadelphia-based artist takes pride in beautifying living spaces with her playful and provocative collection of objects, currently on display...

UNStudio to Build Futuristic Pavilion in NYC



January 28, 2009. Announced today: Dutch architect Ben van Berkel of UNStudio plans to plunk down a 5,000-square-foot "outdoor living room" in Battery Park to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Henry Hudson's arrival to New York City, made possible by a massive grant from the government...

Yearlong Extremely Hungary Festival in NYC/DC


Hungarian pottery, part of an exhibition on view now at New York's Forbes Galleries

January 28, 2009. The country that gave us the ballpoint pen and the Rubik's Cube is looking for a little cultural recognition in the U.S. this year. Already underway, the Extremely Hungary...

Product of the Week: 1/27/09



Thanks to Target's new partnership with designer Orla Kiely, even lugging large loads of laundry will seem a vaguely charming task. For her capsule home collection for the Minneapolis-based retailer, Kiely created durable but chic domestic items: stoneware canisters, double-decker cake plates, a dual-handed oven mitt in...