“THE TIME IT TAKES” – A Peek Inside the World of Enzo Catellani

Castellani Smith Lighting

    When Enzo Catellani first founded his lighting company in 1989, he told the world he was a blacksmith named Carlo, and that his partner was the British racetrack architect Logan Smith. In truth, Carlo was Enzo’s father and Logan Smith… well, he was Enzo’s horse. Fast forward twenty five years to the presentread ON

Greg McKeown on ‘The Disciplined Pursuit of Less’

    Hello love bugs. Today we are taking a little hiatus from our regularly scheduled design candy to share a brief interview with author, teacher and Stanford MBA Greg McKeown, as he discusses his new New York Times best seller, “Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less”. Pulling from 15 years of research, McKeown speaksread ON

JACKY TSAI x SHANGHAI TANG: Breathing Life Into Dying Chinese Arts

    In celebration of its 20th year as an ambassador of the Chinese aesthetic to the modern west – luxury fashion brand Shanghai Tang has lined up a series of collaborations with talented creatives due to roll out in the months ahead. Kicking off the birthday festivities is a limited edition capsule collection basedread ON

U-Ram Choe’s Latest Kinetic Light Sculptures

    Back in early 2012 DPAGES shared the work of fine artist U-Ram Choe and today we are making a revisit to update you on some his his new pieces. For those who missed the first go around, we’ll start with a little background on the artist. Born in 1970, U-Ram Choe works out of aread ON

SHOO FLY: Folk Practices Meet Contemporary Design

    Take a stroll though the food markets of urban Mexico and you will likely spot water filled plastic bags hanging from taco kiosks and other food vending stalls. The reasoning behind this local practice is that the reflection / refraction of light upon hanging water confuses the compound faceted eyes of certain insects, thusread ON

POWERHOUSE COMPANY: An Amsterdam Canal House Reno

    Situated in a 100 year old building overlooking one of Amsterdam’s most beautiful 17th century canals, lies today’s interior of focus – a private home renovation by Powerhouse Company. Despite the home’s enviable location, prior to intervention the interior presented as cold, outdated and poorly organized. While juggling temporal, monetary and municipal constraints,read ON


    Today D wraps up our coverage on Milan Design Week 2014 with a selection of some of the most covet-worthy furnishings, lighting and accessories on show.  While not all items have made it to market yet, most are on their way. I hope you enjoy the picks!     Architect David Adjaye’s cantilevered Washingtonread ON