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Catching Up With Joe Cariati

Creating beauty with fire, breath and glass, Joe Cariati designs and creates exquisite glass vessels that are thin, colorful and modern. Each glass piece is made one at a time using the “free blown” method, a Venetian glassblowing process that is purely hands-on.

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Bathroom Past, Present & Future at Hansgrohe Aquademie

At first, when hearing of such a thing as a bath museum, one might imagine rows of various toilets, tubs and sinks with little plaques and historical blurbs—which could be interesting if you really nerd out on bathroom fixtures. However, for us design-driven folks, there is actually a bath museum where attendees can immerse themselves (at times, literally) in the world of water and modern decorative plumbing. 

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Design Trends: Ceramic Home Accessories

As trends come and go and materials fall in and out of favor, one material that never seems to go out of style is ceramic. While they may not always be front and center, ceramic home accessories can always find a place in every room, from the kitchen to the bedroom. Whether it’s in a practical form or decorative one, this classic material’s versatility has something to offer for everyone.

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From Salone de Mobile: 50 Shades of Pink

Every year at Salone de Mobile (otherwise known as Milan Design Week), brands and designers from all around the world showcase their greatest for the design community to marvel at, to announce their new collections and to maybe obtain an award. It’s the place where designs trends begin. This year, one such trend turned out to be a color: millennial pink.

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Italian Design Essentials from Connubia

As an offshoot of Calligaris, Italian furniture design company, Connubia, was formed to focus on fine dining “essentials.” By pairing the design skills of the tireless team behind the brand with artisan craftsmanship, a “marriage” (or “connubium,” in Latin) of fine Italian design has resulted.

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I Want to Work There: 10 Amazing Office Spaces

Gone are the days of boring office spaces, where bland color schemes reigned supreme and segregating grey cubicles stretched as far as the eye could see. Harsh artificial lighting, worn out, shapeless office chairs and clunky dining chairs in the gloomy breakroom are out. Well, perhaps they’re not gone entirely. But many modern companies have started to recognize the importance of up-to-date and improved office spaces. 

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The Comeback of the Conversation Pit

What comes to mind when you hear the phrase “conversation pit”? Swank 1960’s and ’70s pads covered in bright patterns and textiles, with large comfy cushions strewn about the floor? Or continuous, curved seating arrangements designating a self-contained area? If that is what you envision, you would probably say the conversation pit is kitschy and outdated.

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