pretty pretty Panama … part 2

A little late, but worth the wait 🙂

Here are a few more images from our trip to Panama. We went pretty far east to the San Blas Islands, where we took in the beauty of our surroundings by relaxing in a hammock or two. Then we hopped on a boat & a plane heading west to Bocas Del Toro. We explored the water, the jungle, the Kuna culture & some tasty food!

See you soon Panama!


Photo Shoot

Check out some previews from our Red Hook and Williamsburg product photo shoots….

Red Hook, Brooklyn

Red Hook, Brooklyn

Red Hook, Brooklyn

Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Williamsburg, Brooklyn

photos by cinde meade

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i heart: Design Sponge Book Launch

Congratulations to Grace Bonney and the Design Sponge team on the new book Design*Sponge at Home!

I’m super excited to check out the book and meet the author at the launch party tomorrow night.

Details from Design Sponge:

We are so excited to be working with West Elm as our tour co-sponsor. West Elm’s Upper West Side store will be hosting our first party and signing on the day of the official book launch, September 13th. This will be a truly special event and it will be open to everyone! We’re going all out for this party- there will be custom window displays out front, a special customized photo backdrop* (designed by Poppies & Posies) to go with the Smilebooth photos you can take, and, last but certainly not least, we’ll be auctioning off West Elm products (furniture & accessories) that have been customized by artists that were featured in the book! The auction will benefit the New York Public Library, the site of our first crafting event. Here are the details below:

Event: Signing/Party at West Elm Upper West Side store
Date: Tuesday, September 13th
Time: 6:00-8:30pm
Location: West Elm 870 Broadway, (62nd Street and Broadway), New York, NY 10023
Details: In addition to a book signing and party, guests can take part in a charity auction to benefit the NYPL. We’ll also have a custom photo backdrop created by Poppies & Posies against which you can take photos with your friends.
RSVP: Please RSVP by September 9th right here at West Elm’s Facebook page. Just click “I’m going”

Illustrations for the D*S Book and book cover and all 30 of the invite signs/posters by Julia Rothman.

images via design sponge

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Curatorial Curiosities: Museum of Modern Art Exhibition Plywood: Material, Process, Form

Let’s take a moment to appreciate the simple sinuous forms possible with plywood.

the classics…

yanagi butterfly stool

wegner shell chair

aalto tea trolley P900

eames lounge chair

eames elephant

modern pieces….

capellini pilot service table

poltrona frau arche stool

thonet 1010, a reinterpretation of marcel breuer's b9 nesting tables in wood

images via herman miller, hive modern, moma, thonet, poltrona frau, capellini

posted by cinde