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A Ray of Hope in the Fight Against Ebola

“Being a bystander to suffering is not an option.” Those are the words of Katie Meyler, founder of More Than Me and a member of our designedCOLLECTIVE community. For the past nine years, she has been in Liberia providing education and opportunity to the most vulnerable girls in the slums of West Point in Monrovia, and is now channeling her undying spark to fighting against the spread of Ebola. Read more.

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REPOST: Fireclay Tile’s Designer Spotlight with Paige Loczi!

“Here at Fireclay we are lucky enough to work with some very talented designers and architects.  In celebration of their work and the partnerships we’ve created, we have developed a series of Designer Spotlights to highlight these creative individuals and share the inspiration behind their designs.  First up is Paige Loczi of LOCZIdesign.  Paige has been a long time supporter of Fireclay Tile and has used our product in a variety of projects, including this California Home and Design award winning kitchen in San Francisco.”  Read more.


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What We Can Learn from Napa’s 6.0 Magnitude Earthquake

California’s wine country is already bouncing back from the 6.0 magnitude earthquake — the strongest in 25 years. Some businesses are opening their doors after a quake that ignited gas-fed fires, damaging some of the region’s famed wineries and historic buildings. This week LOCZIdesign is taking a look at some innovative and stylish buildings that take earthquake proofing to the next level. Read more.


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Artist in Residence with Jessica Yoo of Design Meem

Little may know that Korea possesses a long history of quilting. Jogakbo, or Korean patchwork, dates back to about 200 years and is a custom that comes very naturally. The silhouette of hanbok (Korean traditional clothing) is curved, like the rounded sleeves, there were always pieces of fabric left. Naturally, women made use of them but now you can find Korean patchwork in all forms; from blankets to clothing and bojagi art (multipurpose square cloth). Read more.


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Eyes Wide Open at Sight Unseen OFFSITE!

New York Design Week was a whirlwind of design adventure, one highlight was the neon post-modern utopia of Sight Unseen OFFSITE! Monica Khemsurov and Jill Singer of the website Sight Unseen also co-founded this show in conjunction with NYCxDesign and ICFF. It enchantingly combined the works of independent design studios alongside those from established, forward-thinking brands, creating a small but well curated venue for industry professionals and design enthusiasts. Read more.


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6 Tips for Anti Spring Cleaning

Let’s be real. Every year we dread the daunting task of spring cleaning. So this year, I turned to Paige Loczi for a few of her go-to tips on cleaning your home for spring in an untraditional, yet rejuvenating way.

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Sustainable Sundays: DIY Staghorn Fern Plaque

It’s Sunday, the perfect day for a DIY project, right? (it’s okay if you want to chill instead) We thought mounting a stagforn fern was a fun twist on mounting the horns or head of an actual animal. Yikes! Allow us to show you why the staghorn fern is perfect for just that. Read more.


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In the Studio with the Talented Mary Wallis

 

Recently featured in Vogue‘s Heirlooms of Tomorrow: Ten Contemporary Designers to Collect Today, Australian-born Mary Wallis’ interpretation of lighting design comes from a diverse background in genetics, traditional Chinese painting, and manifesting one’s path. Read more.