Wang Ruilin’s Soulful Animal Sculptures

Wang Ruilin Rhino Sculpture

    Based in Beijing, artist Wang Ruilin creates stunning animal sculptures infused with a profound sense of meaning and emotion. When asked about his work, the artist explains that his goal is not to depict a horse or whale per se, but rather to borrow their images as a vehicle to express his own thoughtsread ON

PALETTE CLEANSER: A Cure For Your Design Malaise

Blue Bedroom

    For design enthusiasts living in the new media age of blogs, online magazines, and social media – the barrage of design eyecandy can be an amazing tool but for some, including the design addicts among us, this twenty-four-seven access to our drug of choice can be a double edge sword. Slowly, it can become more and more difficult toread ON

THE LION’S SHARE: London Design Festival 2014

The London Design Festival 2014

    London’s annual Design Festival wrapped up earlier this week and after some serious editing, D has gathered the lion’s share of the cool, beautiful and, at times, quirky finds for your viewing pleasure. Hope you enjoy! Above – Nika Zupanc’s new Trophy Table Lamp for Sé.     The beautiful new Pleat Benchread ON

TENT LONDON 2014: a Lamp Inspired by a Buddhist Master

SEEDDESIGN Damo Table Lamp

    Taiwan based lighting brand SEEDDESIGN debuted its hot off the presses Damo table lamp at this year’s Super Brands / Tent London 2014. Striking in its graphic simplicity, the steel based fixture was designed with Bodhidharma (aka Damo) – the Indian founder of Ch’an and Zen Buddhism – in mind.       “Thereread ON

LONDON DESIGN FESTIVAL: Umut Yamac’s Perch Light

Umut Yamac Perch Light

    The festivities of The London Design Festival are well underway and, while you can expect to see some of D’s favorite finds from the week long event roll out next week, I’ve been squeaking in a few early shares (here and here) because… well, who can resist? Today, joining our other sneak peeks, we have theread ON

DECORATING DARKLY: A Selection of Inky Spaces

Dark Bedroom

    While technically it’s still summer here in NYC, this little lady’s heart has been in the full throes of fall since September 1st and, as a result, D is also gearing up for the cozy season with gusto. Kicking off our first official delve into fall is the obligatory, and much loved by me, “dark interiors” post. After all, whatread ON

The Magical Glass Worlds of DECHEM Studio

Dechem Studio Glass Art

    Founded by Prague based designers Michaela Tomišková and Jakub Janďourek, DECHEM Studio specializes in the creation of unique works of art made from glass. Whether sparkling villages designed for re-assembly upon whim, crystal lamps with their inner workings on display, or smoked bell jars that are equal parts lamp shade and moody terrarium – the DECHEM collectionread ON