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Sunday, June 22, 2014

Wall Clocks, a First Look at The Boerum House and Home, and More

Illustration by Jason Lee  
First Look

This month, Partners & Spade co-founders Andy Spade and Anthony Sperduti will debut The Boerum House and Home (312 Atlantic Ave., Boerum Hill), a store laid out like an apartment and designed with architecture firm Flank.

(Photo: Courtesy of the vendor)

Everlane pops up at 199 Lafayette through June 28.

Three-year-old basics purveyor Everlane is online only, but at this temporary Soho-loft space, you can actually touch and take home the brand’s twill duffels ($95) and Italian-leather totes
($395) and try on their tees (clothes orders will be shipped to you).
Per Everlane’s “radical transparency,” museum plaques list the items’
factory origins and price markups.


Wall Clocks

Because you can’t wall-mount your smartphone.

From left, the Present clock and the Newgate wall clock.  
(Photo: Courtesy of the vendors)
Hard to Read/Over $100: The Present clock, $200 at the MoMA Store, 11 W. 53rd St.

Easy to Read/Over $100: Newgate wall clock, $135 at West Elm, 1870 Broadway.

From left, Last Minute clock and Pugg clock.  
(Photo: Courtest of the vendors)
Hard to Read/Under $100: Last Minute clock, $65 at

Easy to Read/Under $100: Pugg clock, $11 at Ikea, 1 Beard St., Red Hook.

The Future

When London 3-D-printing emporium iMakr
opens its first Stateside outpost on June 19 near the Bowery, customers
can commission custom pieces—say, a bust of their Chihuahua—or shop
pre-designed products.

(Photo: Courtesy of the vendors)
Brain birdhouse ($40)

Marco Valenzuela’s life-size brain design takes 16 hours to print. When
fitted with LED lights, the same piece becomes a table lamp.

Platform heels ($58)

Composed of two printable parts that are assembled with a rubber sole
and leather straps. Available in any size, each shoe takes about eight
hours to print.

Comb ($10)

This simple, wide-tooth design is ready to use in 30 minutes, and can be
printed in Laywood—a brown filament that (somehow) smells and looks
like real wood.

Ask a Shop Clerk

Fabiana Faria and Helena Barquet collaborated last year at a design fair
in Maastricht, fell in love, and this May opened the homeware shop Coming Soon (37
Orchard St.), where they carry Tom Dixon salt and pepper shakers,
Christopher Harth cutting boards, and the occasional box of Sacred Sage.

(Photo: Cassandra Rose Tannenbaum/New York Magazine. Illustration by Murphy Lippincott.)
Nice houndstooth chairs.

H.B.: They’re from the ’70s.

F.F.: We reupholstered them in that giant print; it reminds us of those big-pixel ’90s video games, like Duck Hunt.

And the naked figurines?

F.F.: They’re mini couples, hanging out inside geode stones called Love Caves.

H.B.: They’ve even got teeny-tiny pubic hair. They’re a best seller.

Trend Spawning

Op-art effects are popping up everywhere from summer dresses to wool rugs.

(Photo: Jeff Greenberg/Alamy)
November 2008

Sol LeWitt: A Wall Drawing Retrospective—featuring many of the pioneer minimalist’s isometric renderings—launches its 25-year run at Mass MoCA.

January 2013

Milan-based artistNathalie Du Pasquier, a co-founder of the ’80s-era,
postmodern Memphis Group, produces a series of oil paintings that seem
to pop out of the canvas.

February 2013

German designer Tina Schmid launches the Tilt side table; when not in
use, it lies flat against the wall but appears to have three-dimensional

(Photo: Colin Faulkner)
March 2013

Canadian studio +tongtong debuts a series of sculptural welded-steel
clothing racks that, when viewed head-on, look as though they’re
sketched on the wall.

(Photo: Emily Johnston)
March 2014

The spring collection of Dusen Dusen founder Ellen Van Dusen, who
studied the neuroscience of vision in college, includes silk dresses
printed with trippy, eye-tricking stripes.

May 2014

Brooklyn-based studio Bower debuts its Shape Mirrors collection at
Design Week—flat, color-tinted mirror pieces, arranged to give the
illusion of cubic shapes.

May 2014

Chorin, the brainchild of designers Katrin Greiling and Parasto Backman,
debuts at Design Week with three wool rugs—the colors and lines are
reminiscent of digital 3-D renderings.

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