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Printed velvet fabric with large bulls-eye circles in a gradation of turquoise shades.
Color Vision
To celebrate the opening of Saturated: The Allure and Science of Color (May 11, 2018-January 13, 2019), Object of the Day this month will feature colorful objects from the exhibition. Verner Panton believed that color played a greater role than form in design. Fascinated by color theory and the physics of light throughout his life, he published...
Wizardry for the Wall
This beautiful sidewall tile by Marcel Wanders overwhelms with its variety of details. The pattern features layers of circular motifs, snowflakes, stars, and dots on a complex floral curvilinear design. When the tile is repeated along a wall as intended, the overall effect is dazzling and makes the wall seem made of lace. This effect...
Tracing Textiles
Author: Sandra Sardjono September is New York Textile Month! In celebration, members of the Textile Society of America will author Object of the Day for the month. A non-profit professional organization of scholars, educators, and artists in the field of textiles, TSA provides an international forum for the exchange and dissemination of information about textiles...
The Internet of Buttons
The Nest Thermostat found its way into our collection a couple of years ago. It made perfect sense at the time. The Internet of Things was quickly becoming a thing, and devices like the Nest were popping up in a variety of shapes and forms. From a design standpoint, the Nest solves a number of...
I Slån, Slån you?
Gerd Göran’s Slån wallpaper design shows pale blue dots arranged in rows within an irregular, light-gray net on white ground. The pattern is at first reminiscent of bubble wrap, or maybe even caviar, if you’re feeling fancy. Swedish speakers, however, might realize that the name of the paper hints at the designer’s inspiration. Slån (sloe,...