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Versace Home. Celebrating an evening with clients presenting new…

Versace Home.
Celebrating an evening with clients presenting new collection.
Our showroom in Waterloo showcase the Versace Home collection.
• Furniture • Lighting • Cushions • Comforters • Bath & Bed Linen • Tableware • Glassware • Accessories • Rugs • Wallpaper • Tiles • Bathware • Curtain & Upholstery Fabrics •
View further designs within the collection @versacehome_australia
Our world class european designed furniture showrooms are located in Sydney’s design precinct of Waterloo showcasing the finest luxury branded Italian furniture made in Italy. Open 7 days 10am – 6 pm
#palazzodisegno #palazzocollezioni #luxury #luxurylife #luxurylifestyle #luxuryrealestate #luxurydesign #luxuryworld #luxurybrand #interior #interiordesign #interiordesigner #design #moderninterior #classicinterior #millionaire #entrepreneur #lifestyle #italy #madeinitaly #italianfurniture #sydney #waterloo #waterloodesignprecinct #designerfurniture #bed #bedroom #bedroomdecor #homedecor #versacehomeaustralia | See more at https://www.instagram.com/palazzocollezioni/

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Versace Home. Celebrating an evening with clients presenting new…

Versace Home.
Celebrating an evening with clients presenting new collection.
Our showroom in Waterloo showcase the Versace Home collection.
• Furniture • Lighting • Cushions • Comforters • Bath & Bed Linen • Tableware • Glassware • Accessories • Rugs • Wallpaper • Tiles • Bathware • Curtain & Upholstery Fabrics •
View further designs within the collection @versacehome_australia
Our world class european designed furniture showrooms are located in Sydney’s design precinct of Waterloo showcasing the finest luxury branded Italian furniture made in Italy. Open 7 days 10am – 6 pm
#palazzodisegno #palazzocollezioni #luxury #luxurylife #luxurylifestyle #luxuryrealestate #luxurydesign #luxuryworld #luxurybrand #interior #interiordesign #interiordesigner #design #moderninterior #classicinterior #millionaire #entrepreneur #lifestyle #italy #madeinitaly #italianfurniture #sydney #waterloo #waterloodesignprecinct #designerfurniture #bed #bedroom #bedroomdecor #homedecor #versacehomeaustralia | See more at https://www.instagram.com/palazzocollezioni/

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A Wood Frame Townhouse in Brooklyn That’s Only 20 Feet Wide by BFDO Architects

A Wood Frame Townhouse in Brooklyn That’s Only 20 Feet Wide by BFDO Architects

BFDO Architects renovated the 20th Street House, a 20-foot-wide wood frame townhouse that came with a tiny side yard and front and back extensions. They revamped the layout and modified room sizes by cutting into and expanding the volume in certain areas. In the front, a covered porch and mudroom were carved into the volume allowing the door to be set perpendicular to the street. This prevents visitors from walking right into the main room, as with most row houses.

The architects incorporated skylights, corner windows, and floor-to-ceiling windows to bring in much needed natural light to the end unit. The back extension was enlarged to 15-feet-wide making way for a new kitchen and office nook.

To ensure the newly lightened front portion remained that way, the stairs were moved to the other side and are now lit from an above skylight.

Corner windows bring in additional natural light while increasing diagonal views.

The bathrooms combine bold tiles with oak details for a casual but sophisticated look.

Photos by Francis Dzikowski/OTTO, courtesy of v2com.

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Kaschkasch Collaborates with HAY on the Marselis Floor and Table Lamp

Kaschkasch Collaborates with HAY on the Marselis Floor and Table Lamp

kaschkasch looked to Danish streets, particularly street signs, for inspiration when creating their latest product – the Marselis floor and table lamp designed in collaboration with HAY. The circular head of the lamp rotates around to direct the light vertically, while the stem rotates on the base to change the direction.

The light is housed in a tilting circular disc giving you the option of indirect light or direct task lighting. On the back of the disc, there’s a light switch with three dimming options.

The lamp’s body is made of die cast aluminum with a powder coated finish and the flat panel light is encased in an injection molded polycarbonate opalescent lens.

The Marselis lamps for HAY were launched during Salone Del Mobile 2018 at Palazzo Clerici.

Photos by merrild studios.

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12 Companies Changing the Landscape of Cannabis With Design

12 Companies Changing the Landscape of Cannabis With Design

There may be no industry witnessing as swift and dynamic a transformation as the one happening within cannabis. Legalization across numerous states has sparked companies to reinvent the trade from one covertly shared to now overtly marketed. The change is nowhere more evident than in the packaging, industrial design, and even interior decor associated with cannabis – all increasingly removed from the stoner culture of yore and designed to appeal with the same design language popularized by health and beauty products, craft spirits, and tech brands. We’ve rounded up a selection of designers and brands we identify at the forefront of Cannabis 2.0, each bringing counter culture openly to the counter top.

Ember Magazine
LA-based cannabis boutique MedMen has established itself as one of the biggest players in cannabis retail, complete with a Manhattan flagship (1 of 18 retail locations) and a 45,000 foot factory in Desert Hot Springs, California. The 800lbs gorilla in the room now can also claim to publish one of the most notable new cannabiz publications – a quarterly magazine created in partnership with Paper magazine focused on pot as pop culture, reflecting a notably different take on “high concept”. Ember is free with any purchase at all MedMen’s retail locations.

Eunbi Ceramics
When we think of ceramicist Eunbi Choi’s catalog of work the words “cosmic chill” come to mind. Whether it’s her Bake & Wake mug or stash-perfect Cosmic Eggs, each handmade piece reflects an eye for the clever and playful, evoking visions of Arcosanti and Memphis Group.

Higher Standards Heavy Duty Beaker
“A botanical chemist and Jason Markk walk into a bar…” Higher Standards might be what we’d imagine the culmination of such an imagined meeting might produce. Just take a look at their boutique-themed NYC flagship store inside Chelsea Market, a retail design experience representing the industry’s shift toward luxe legitimacy. Modern, monochromatic, and minimal, Higher Standard’s heavy glass kits and care and maintenance accessories offers the same measure of impeccable and thorough care as one might expect amongst sneakerheads dedicated to keeping kicks looking fresh.

Broccoli: A Magazine for Cannabis Lovers
If the aforementioned Ember is aimed as a mainstream publication for everyone, Broccoli seems content to speak primarily to a smaller, creatively-minded demographic oft ill-served by the still traditionally male-focused cannabis industry. Founded by Anja Charbonneau – Kinfolk‘s former creative director – Broccoli purports itself to be a “magazine created by and for women who love cannabis”. But we’d argue with its pages artfully populated with the works of creatives like Aleia Murawski and Stephen Eichhorn, the magazine should prove an irreverent and fashionable detour for everyone, whether before, during, or after any session.

Sunday Goods
With its palette of Millennial hues and modern typography, Arizona-based Sunday Goods seems to have hit the mark in appealing to casual users – the type with a closet filled with Everlane and who enjoys cannabis with the some relaxed frequency as rosé during Sunday brunches, a vibe further enhanced by their “soil-fed, sun-grown, and certified Sunday ready” motto. Accompanying a selection of their own Arizona-raised cannabis products – ranging from flower, topicals, bath bombs, and pre-rolls – Ben Medansky and Summerland pipes are joined with simply adorned t-shirts and hats to communicate your fine taste in growers.

Dr. Kerklaan Therapeutics
In the excitement of legalization as a recreational option, many forget a large percentage of cannabis is used to alleviate pain. Chiropractor Dr. Andrew Kerklaan’s line of cannabis-infused creams are formulated to ease specific ailments including pain, sleep, PMS symptoms, and skin irritation with a carefully dosed amount of CBD and THC extracts without psychoactive effects. With Sephora-ready packaging and branding evoking Dr. Hauschka Skin Care, this is the sort of product you could discretely leave for anyone curious about cannabis to try as a health measure without bringing any attention to its contents.

The Peak by Puffco
If Tony Stark ever got into the vaporizer business, this is probably what he’d concoct in his lab to enjoy concentrates when relaxing between world saving adventures. Despite its resemblance to a water pipe, The Peak is actually a USB-equipped electronic vaporizer intended to efficiently heat up concentrates like wax, shatter, and crumbles with 4 different settings ranging in 50 degree increments, from 450-600 F. Reviews of early release models are positive, exemplifying the technological innovation of cannabis gear.

SilverStick Leather Dugout
“[Design] is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.” Steve Jobs’ observation came to mind while considering what we like about the SilverStick, a simple design bordering on sophistication. Pop in a filter, pack the front, light up and enjoy. It’s faster than rolling and easier to clean than a pipe. Nothing fancy, but extremely pleasurable.

Mister Green Life Store
The future of cannabis retail as imagined by Ariel Stark-Benz exists along the furthest western end of LA’s once hipster-now-gentrified Silver Lake as The Mister Green Life Store – a boutique with shelves and tables representing a cultivated taste for nice things. GQ called it “The A.P.C. of Head Shops”, but its way more goofy, graphical, and approachable than its proposed high fashion equivalent. Think The Quiet Life for casual potheads.

The High Road Design Studio
Those visiting the Phoenix, Arizona interior design studio’s Houzz page might not initially connect their name with a body of work representing some of the best in retail dispensary interior design, but designer Megan Stone can undoubtedly take credit for helping guide the cannabis shopping experience toward recognizable legitimacy. Or as Stone puts it, she specializes in “classin’ up the joint“.

DaVinci IQ
Anyone following the portable vaporizer category knows about the perpetual announcement cycle of yet another “revolutionary” device engineered to fine tune the enjoyment of flower. But few are built with the machined detailing and weight of the DaVinci IQ, a small palm sized device that could easily be mistaken for an external drive or digital audio micro-recorder (except for that most herbaceous of scents coming from it). We liked obvious features such as the IQ’s grid of 51 LEDs displaying temperature and battery life, the ceramic zirconia air path, and the curved mouthpiece – but also its smaller details, like the small curved channel angled to direct loose leaf materials directly into its chamber with just a nudge of a finger. A few sharp edges along the bottom could benefit with some chamfering, but otherwise our opinions align with more studied comparisons.

Monk Provisions Drinking Botanicals
If there’s any product we’ve witnessed capable of converting people from preconceived prejudices against cannabis (and its users), it might be LA-based Monk Provisions. The brand has done its homework, packaging their low dosed CBD/THC infused beverages with the inviting glow of a summer fruit cocktail you might see at Whole Foods. The effects are effective yet mild, absent of the jarring and surprising effects of some other edible vehicles of THC-infused products, making them an ideal entry point for new users.

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The OLLLY Desk by Pavel Vetrov for Zegen

The OLLLY Desk by Pavel Vetrov for Zegen

For me, the most compelling sight to see in order to jumpstart a work day is a clean work desk with zero to minimal clutter, but it can be hard to maintain that state of minimalness throughout the work week. With the OLLLY designed by Pavel Vetrov for Zegen, everything you need to comfortably work and maintain a clean workspace is built right into the sleek, multi-functional desk.

The OLLLY, winner of a Red Dot Award, is equipped with one small and compact drawer for simple storage. On the surface, grooves to store everyday office supplies and built-in stands for phones and tablets help keep the workspace clean. Lastly, special cut-outs on the far side of the desk help to maintain unsightly wires and cables.

Photos by Sergey Savchenko.

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Friday Five with Jane Abernethy

Friday Five with Jane Abernethy

Long known as the go-to choice for ergonomic workplace design, Humanscale is rapidly growing much-deserved recognition for their commitment to preserving the environment. At the head of this movement is Jane Abernethy, Humanscale’s Sustainability Officer who brings her expertise as an industrial designer and her passion for sustainable practices and transparent manufacturing. As a designer and in her current role, Abernethy has been able to make changes in how things are made by implementing ideas that lead to producing the most sustainable designs possible. Just this year, she was appointed as Vice Chair to the BIFMA (Business + Institutional Furniture Manufacturers Association) Sustainability Committee, where she’ll guide their efforts of raising environmental standards within the commercial furniture industry. In fact, Abernethy was the one who led Humanscale’s design team through the process of its first BIFMA Certification in 2012. With Earth Day coming up this Sunday, April 22nd, we invited the sustainability advocate to share her eco-conscious picks in this Friday Five.

Smart Ocean chair courtesy of Humanscale

1. Living Product Challenge
Working as a product designer, I knew that my everyday design decisions could have huge environmental impacts. Decisions like what kind and how much material to use would be repeated hundreds of thousands of times per year in mass production. I was always looking for the best way to judge if a product was “sustainable,” but mostly I found the expectations weren’t that high. People celebrated when products were a little less bad than usual, maybe using less energy or creating less pollution. It’s still going the wrong way, just less quickly. The Living Product Challenge is the first time I’ve seen the requirements be to make the world better off. Creating more renewable energy than is used in production, publicly disclosing all the material ingredients to show there are no hazards, using only captured rainwater, ‘zero waste’ factories and having a positive social impact. This is how everyone should manufacture to create a world where we all thrive.

Photo courtesy of Dimitar Dilkoff/AFP

2. NextWave
NextWave is “Keeping plastics in our economy and out of the oceans”. This cross-industry coalition, originally convened by Dell, and led by Lonely Whale includes a core group of companies committed to addressing the source of ocean plastic pollution. For example, the Smart Ocean chair uses almost 2 pounds of recycled fishing nets in each one. Fishing nets make their way into the ocean every year, and then spend years “ghost fishing” – killing marine life needlessly. Nets make up about 10% of ocean plastic, and are some of the most harmful plastics there. It’s amazing when manufacturing can help solve this issue. The more chairs are made, the more the ocean gets clean up. People who buy the chair because it’s comfortable and well designed become accidental environmentalists.

Health Product Declarations courtesy of Humanscale

3. Healthy Materials
Most of us spend a lot of time indoors, surrounded by products. People are starting to think about what those products are made of and how this can affect our health – and it’s shocking. So many carcinogens, mutagens, and other chemicals of concern aren’t well regulated and are still commonly used. Some of them are still the industry standard, like formaldehyde, Chrome 6, PVC, PFC stain resistant coatings and halogenated flame retardants. Responsible companies have started to research the ingredients of the materials they use, remove chemicals of concern, and be honest about what’s in their products. Like the nutritional label on food, there are now ingredient labels for products: HPDs and Declare labels. These let us understand what the product is made of, and make smart choices.

Photo courtesy of Bureo

4. Handprinting and the Net Positive Project
Handprints measure our positive impact. Over the years, people can conceptualize our negative impact by calculating our footprints. Handprints use the same Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) methods, but they calculate the positive impacts, using the same measurements like gallons of water, or kWh of energy. It’s more robust than “feel good” initiatives, and is a critical step on the path to becoming net positive. This is the ideal. We know that we can’t get rid of our negative footprints completely, but if we create larger positive handprints then we’re having a Net Positive impact, and the world is better off because of us. This is exciting because it changes the view we take about ourselves.

Saskatchewan \\\ Photo by Jane Abernethy

5. Northern Canada
For as long as I can remember I’ve loved exploring. I was lucky enough to spend summers in the far north of Canada; canoeing with my family when I was young and later as a tree planter, living in tents in the woods for up to a month straight before going back to a town. After being there a little while, it would start to shift my way of thinking. Subtle noises. The underside of the leaves. The smell of the dirt. I’d start to notice details that are easy to overlook, and see again how amazing the world can be.

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