“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....


Have you met the new Tonal Multi Cubebot®? Introducing the Cubebot® Tonal-Multi Collection, five new Cubebots with multi-colored personalities, available in two sizes and new packaging. "The best designs are the ones created for yourself. The toys I’ve developed came from playing with my kids, looking closely at their...


We were honored to participate in Bookmark-et, a temporary shop for bookmarks and bookmark-objects organized by our friends from Norma Studio, at Printed Matter's 2019 Los Angeles Art Book Fair. Our Mirror Bookmark, designed by Brandon Wilner, was included alongside pieces by many other talented designers and friends in the...


During Design Week 2019 Areaware hosted an afternoon of painting, reading, books, music, and fun with renowned children's book author Hervé Tullet. Adults and children were invited to participate in a group mural painting workshop lead by Tullet with a book signing afterwards. Books by Hervé Tullet provided by Community...


The stories behind the products: Hervé Tullet on his development of Blocks for Areaware. Usually, paper is my favorite subject of experimentation. I paint it, rip it, tape it, cut it, and shape it to create my artworks. I already made sculptures and games out of it. Through the years...


things to see Contributing designers include Andreas Lund, Ara Thorose, Big-Game, Chris Wolston, FÄrg & Blanche, Faye Toogood, Front, Jean-Baptiste Fastrez, HAHA, Jack Rabbit Studio, Jaime Hayon, Jonas Wagell, JUMBO, Konstantin Grcic, Loic Bard, Müsing–Sellés, Pierre Yovanovitch, Sylvain Willenz, Talbot & Yoon.t & Yoon, Toni Grilo, Farg and...