Laura Rote

Miminat Shodeinde Designs Furniture as Sculpture

Miminat Shodeinde Designs Furniture as Sculpture

“Just enjoy it.” That’s what furniture designer Mimi Shodeinde tells people when they ask of her designs, “What’s that for?” The 26-year-old lives in London’s South Kensington district, working from a two-floor apartment where she dreams up furniture more akin to...
Enter to Win a New Home Office from Kimball and Etc.

Enter to Win a New Home Office from Kimball and Etc.

Fortunately for five lucky folks out there, working from home is about to get an upgrade as part of the “Step Up Your Setup” contest from Kimball and Etc. “A great home office is one that facilitates productivity while being comfortable and flexible with the ability...
Inside the 2K1M Fai Collection

Inside the 2K1M Fai Collection

Naji Mourani spends his days sketching outside on his Toronto terrace, papers and samples spread out all around him. For him it’s a place where he can be alone and get creative. “It’s nothing fancy, but it’s bright and cheerful and it gets me focused,” he says. As an...
Inside Top Phone Booth Design with SilentLab

Inside Top Phone Booth Design with SilentLab

In the age of COVID, having more independent workspaces may be more important than ever. Jaroslav Vendl, CEO at SilentLab, a Prague-based firm specializing in soundproof office pods, has had many recent discussions with teams like those at JLL, Cushman &...
Danielle Barnes on How to Talk the Talk

Danielle Barnes on How to Talk the Talk

Danielle Barnes became the CEO of Women Talk Design in 2017, years after befriending and sitting in on UX design classes led by its founder, Christina Wodtke. The two bonded over the need to see more women and non-binary speakers onstage, especially as Christina was...
6 Mexican Designers on What Inspires Them

6 Mexican Designers on What Inspires Them

Clean lines, warm colors, and natural materials from all across Mexico—we spoke with six of our favorite designers across the country about their influences, from minimalism to personal experience. These are just some of their latest creations. Los Patrones “Los...

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