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Giveaway: Junction City Messenger Bag

Celebrate hump day with style. GBlog and Ogden Made have teamed up to give away a medium Junction City Messenger Bag to one lucky reader. The winner will be randomly selected, and the color of the bag will be of that person’s choice. Enter with the Rafflecopter below and tell your friends. The contest closes next Wednesday, April 23 at noon.   a Rafflecopter giveaway

Glass and Wood from the Northern Shores of Finland

From far Northern Europe, Maija Puoskari’s glasswork arrives in Milan. I found her work at one of the many small stands of the Salone Satellite, a stand which gathered all the young designers, mostly foreigners, and those still poorly understood. There, I read the biography of Maija, who I think is perhaps little known here in Italy. The designer was born in northern Finland, in Tornio. Most recently, she studied ...

Arne Jacobsen Drop Chair Revival by Fritz Hansen

A mid-century modern classic, the Drop Chair was originally designed by Arne Jacobsen for  Copenhagen’s Radisson SAS Royal Hotel. Soon to be released on the market, the newly revived design by the Republic of Fritz Hansen will be on display at Corso Giuseppe Garibaldi 77 for Milan Design Week. Like the iconic design, the Fritz Hansen remake features a droplet-shaped back. The new Drop Chair comes in chrome or powder-coated ...

SMILE! A Photo Anthology by VII

SMILE! A Photo Anthology by VII will be on exhibit in New York City from April 4th – May 1st of this year. Commissioned by Arts Brookfield, the photo project will show at Brookfield Place Winter Garden, 220 Vesey Street. The anthology includes more than eighty photographs “celebrating one of life’s most basic yet complex reactions,” the smile. Global in scope and universal in appeal, the representative project shows people ...

A Flowering Theory

“A Flowering Theory,” a film collaboration between designer Stefanie Posavec and animator Abbie Stevens, explores Charles Darwin’s On the Origin of Species in still life. Starring paper leaves stitched with blue thread, the film casts survival of the fittest in a unique artistic vision. Airing tonight, “A Flowering Theory” is the latest segment in Protein’s Random Acts. Viewers in the UK can catch it at 00:55AM on Channel 4.

Property of… Giveaway

In the season of celebrating and giving, we are hosting a fantastic new giveaway! The tinsel is out and the drinks are bubbly, now it’s time to cheers to two Amsterdam Series Dirk Laptop Bags by Property of. Its military cargo pant inspired design meets durability and functionality whether you are walking or biking to work. Made of heavyweight rugged weather proof nylon to withstand the elements still keeping a ...

Rent the Chicken

Tempted to turn your 20 square feet of urban yard into a strawberry patch? Seriously considering garden boxes on the roof? How about the neighbors, you think they’ll notice chickens in your shared courtyard? Without giving up urban farm fantasies in your nugget of outdoor space, why not try it on for size first? Well, Jenn and Philip Tompkins came up with Rent the Chicken as a way of giving ...

Celebrating Father’s Day with Matthew Hoffman

Matthew Hoffman was born in Ohio, and gradually went further west, attending college in Indiana then taking his first job in Chicago. We kind of got “stuck” on his work with the encouraging sticker project. The positive movement featuring the phrase “You Are Beautiful” was contagious as it spread all over streets and hillsides, and it eventually found its way stuck to our tee shirts, laptops, and bumpers. We weren’t ...

Celebrating Father’s Day with Duncan Shotton

The Real Boy Pushpins keep our notes in order right where we can see them. These fun little guys spice up our cork boards in a jiffy. This Father’s Day the designer invites us to the all essential British tea time with his dad, a heart warming tradition that always brings these two together. Duncan Shotton born and raised in the UK considers his dad, Paul Shotton, to be “clever ...

Celebrating Father’s Day with Sandra Thomsen

The wooden bike hook covered last year demonstrated perfection in simplicity, precision in design. The best blend of cool and smart, works coming from the studio of Sandra Thomsen are just what we’ve been looking for. This Father’s Day story takes us on a journey from her sketch ideas to the final product peppered with dads love. Sandra grew up in Hamburg, Germany. Her father, Jens Thomsen, was a straight ...