Sep
2016

The futuristic, organic furniture of a late designer’s final works

German-born Vladimir Kagan was a prolific, energetic designer who worked tirelessly until his death at 88 this past April, leaving behind an impressive oeuvre that significantly influenced contemporary design. Currently on view at the Carpenters Workshop Gallery in New York City are three of his final furniture pieces, which he created specifically for this exhibition.

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Sep
2016

The One Piece of Must-Have Furniture for a Small Space

Designer Lauren McGrath knows how to make the most of a small space. Her own studio apartment, featured in Domino several years ago, was the inspiration for countless young women’s first apartments (including this editor’s!). Since then, McGrath has continued to find success as a designer alongside her mother, Suzanne McGrath. The two head the aptly named New York–based firm McGrath II, creating richly layered spaces that blend classic elements with unexpected pattern and furnishing combinations. Since it’s no surprise that mixing patterns, colors, and styles in a small space can be a challenge, AD decided to look to someone who’s mastered the art of the studio. Read on for McGrath’s tips for maximizing a small space.


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Sep
2016

How to Buy Vintage Furniture with Chris Benz – People.com

Ever dreamed of having a fashion designer to decorate your home?

While we hear Karl and Marc, aren’t taking commissions at the moment, Chairish is giving you the next best thing: a designer-curated sale of glorious vintage furniture finds. Chris Benz — the guy New York magazine last year said was the one designer who could “reinvent American fashion,” and who admirably has a cheeseburger on his inspiration board —  has teamed up with the online vintage furniture mecca to collect his favorite finds. His sale is live right now and includes everything from the patterned sofa you’ve always wanted to be brave enough to buy to an incredible driftwood lamp that will take your beach-y decor to the next level. Before you add anything to your cart, brush up on Chris’s tips for buying vintage like a pro, shared exclusively with PEOPLE.

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Sep
2016

Nigel Barker on His New Furniture Line and Why He Owns a Chair Covered in Pictures of His Face

If Nigel Barker were a piece of furniture, he’d be a full-length mirror. But it’s not for the reason you’re thinking.

It’s about self reflection for the English photographer and former America’s Next Top Model judge. In fact, remembering the influences and interests he had growing up in London, were what inspired him to finally create the furniture collection he’d been dreaming of for decades. “In school I was very interested in everything from woodwork to metalwork. I studied fashion design, pattern cutting, weaving. I never actually studied photography,” Barker, 44, tells PEOPLE.

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