new & noteworthy.

1. JIA’s ceramic japanese steamer is the prettiest steamer in the land! i am a huge fan of japanese design. the simplicity, practicality and just the utter beauty of products designed with a japanese aesthetic in mind make life just seem calmer. no fuss, no frills just well-designed pretty, but useful objects. so for this week’s new & noteworthy i’m sharing... 
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devol’s bespoke kitchen.

i’ve shared some of devol kitchen’s beautiful design projects on the blog before, but this time i’m happy to share their brand new showroom — a second location recently opened in london. Situated in the inspiring and historic area of St. John’s Square in Clerkenwell, devol’s stunning new East End showroom brings you this gorgeous pale pink... 
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file under pop.

file under pop: even the name is rad. their whole clever collection is file-worthy and definitely packs a pop. but ever so tastefully — paint, wallpaper, tile, and lavastone are all pretty stunning. take their wallpaper stylisation collection — one design boasts hand painted wallpaper where paint is used together with white gold leaf and paired with something exotic... 
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on trend: terrazzo.

i keep seeing terrazzo everywhere, and especially all over in europe — cafe tables were covered in it, and we discovered it beneath our feet on several occasions. terrazzo is a material consisting of chips of marble or granite set in concrete and polished to give a smooth surface, created by Venetian construction workers as an affordable flooring material to surface... 
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best of: japanese design.

Japanese Exhibition Poster by Masaaki Hiromura, via gura fika. i love all things japanese — from sushi to vintage kimonos, and especially graphic design and packaging. i used to spend hours at Kinokuniya bookstore in san francisco’s japantown (i just found out there’s an L.A. location, too!). and i can’t read a word of them — all written in japanese,... 
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