Bethan Laura Wood’s Latest Collection for Nilufar Sparks Curiosity and Conversation
Bethan Laura Wood’s latest collection, like much of her work to date, focuses on the boudoir (and the objects found there) as well as the dialectic between nature and the manmade. Meisen also introduces some new themes and fixations to her repertoire, from entomology to East Asian cabinetry—a potpourri of influences that results in visual exuberance and uniqueness. The series began life as an investigation into handles, which became jewelry in Wood’s hands. The beguiling front patterns of the short and tall cabinets derive from both the wood grain itself as well as meisen kimono fabric and the ikat weaving process used to produce its unique feathered coloration. The cabinets’ overall forms, meanwhile, recall the legs and antennae of crickets and forewings of certain beetles.
A Closer Look at a Trio of Optical Stores by West of West
West of West extends its long-time collaboration with Garret Leight California Optical in this trio of retail designs from Brooklyn to Los Angeles.
This Design Duo’s Home/Office in New Delhi Exudes Warmth
The founders of DeMuro Das imbue their New Delhi home and office with a cross cultural aesthetic that reflects a traditional meets modern vibe.
Bold Hues Set the Stage for This Bakery by Day, Club by Night
Bold colors play within Pastry Club Woda, a modern-day concept in a historic building that offers visitors a pastry shop by day and club by night.