The stories behind the products: Josh Owen on his development of Match Striker and Candle Holder for Areaware I’m pretty old-school in my approach to product development, so much of the initial ideation happens in a sketchbook after and during a period of research around the area(s) of...


a monthly puzzle club hosted at the Ace Hotel Find your piece. Join us every Monday, December through March, at Ace Hotel for Little Puzzle Club – a monthly club where you can get together with friends and other puzzle enthusiasts, drink drinks, be cozy, and do little puzzle thing® puzzles...


This interview is part of an ongoing series of conversations with the Areaware designers. We asked our Fall 2019 designers to select someone to conduct an interview with them about their practice. Micha Bentel sat down with her twin, Nik Bentel, the designer of our Moon Chalk, to talk about...


Our Pattern Puzzle by Dusen Dusen is a favorite of fashion stylist Sissy Saint Marie, featured in The Strategist article, "I'm a Fashion Stylist With Puzzle Fever and Here Are My Favorites." "I gave this puzzle to my mom for Christmas and she described it as a 'mo fo'. So...


Josh Owen and R. Roger Remington in conversation at Rochester Institute of Technology. Photo: Elizabeth Lamark This interview is part of an ongoing series of conversations with the Areaware designers. We asked our Fall 2019 designers to select someone to conduct an interview with them about their practice. Josh Owen,...


“I feel like everything in this house kind of looks like a cartoon,” she says. “And I love it.” –Ellen Dusen on home decor From Architecture Digest: "If you’re familiar with Dusen Dusen, her pattern-forward line of clothing and homewares, then you’ll know character is not the sort...


The stories behind the products: Henry Julier on his development of Reference Bookends for Areaware. The origin of Reference dates back to the Fall if 2016 when I was asked to participate in a group show of bookends in Los Angeles. Not having a bookend in my portfolio, I got...


Our Stacking Planters designed by Chen Chen & Kai Williams were deemed The Best New Planters of 2019 by New York Magazine. Both sizes quickly sold out and are now back in stock! "When I reached out to these different design-minded people, I got a lot of responses, but the...


This interview is part of an ongoing series of conversations with the Areaware designers. We asked our Fall 2019 designers to select someone to conduct an interview with them about their practice. Henry Julier spoke with Sina Sohrab, designer and co-owner of Visibilty. Together they unpack the motivations behind Henry's...


Woonwinkel | Portland, OR Setting-Up Shop is an ongoing series of conversations where we get to know some our favorite retail partners. We recently caught up with Kristin Van Buskirk of Woonwinkel to learn more about her experience as a shopkeeper. Tell us a little bit about the concept behind Woonwinkel....