Last Spring we debuted a new piece by designer Clara von Zweigbergk, the Color Puzzle. A 15-piece wooden puzzle in the lineage of vintage chunky block-like floor puzzles but elevated by Zweigbergk's keen eye for color into a study of abstraction and complex color relationships. During a recent studio visit...


Everyone's favorite Lower East Side design shop, Coming Soon has an ongoing project they call Tiger Homes. They describe it as, "an ongoing project that peeks into the lives of our collectors, documenting them as they play house." The photo series recently featured the home of Danny Bowien and Youngmi...


Former MCA designer Michael Savona makes “work to live around” by trade, designing housewares, objects, printed matter, and much more. The MCA Store is currently featuring Savona’s Harmonyware line of neckpieces designed for Areaware, New York–based production company specializing in functional and unusual everyday objects by young, local...


Taipei is just like any large city: tall modern buildings, extensive and easy to use public transportation, many people, a lot of cars and even more scooters. But what sets Taipei apart from most other big cities I've visited is how laid back and approachable it is. It's known for...


Our Totem Candles by Grain Design were recently spotted on the Urban Outfitters website in a home/bedding feature. Grain Design is the work of Chelsea and James Minola. Based in Bainbridge Washington the two produce small batch runs in their studio or through special collaboration. We were proud to...


the stories behind the products Karl Zahn on the development of the Contour Key Ring for Areaware. "A coworker and friend of mine approached me one evening with a broken keychain. She had been using a large janitors keyring for a very long time and the threaded fitting finally just...


The design studio, Form Us With Love, presents Prototypa - a look behind the scenes at the work of a few of Sweden's leading designers and architects. On April 7th Clara von Zweigbergk will give a talk and present her work - sign up now to secure your spot. During...


This studio visit is part of an ongoing series of conversations with the Areaware designers. We asked our Spring 2017 designers to select someone to conduct an interview with them about their practice. Gahee Kang who developed the Ikebana Ring sat down recently with designer Kohzy to discuss her work...


We are honored to be included in the latest lookbook by Minna. Check out the full lookbook here and see their beautiful new collection with contributions from Areaware, Bower, Calico Wallpaper, Hawkins New York, Home of the Brave and Life Curated. Photography by George Barberis and styling by Katie James....


Obscura Shop | St. Augustine, FL Setting-Up Shop is an ongoing series of conversations where we get to know some our favorite retail partners. We recently caught up with Andrew Deming of Yield Design, who co-founded the beautiful new Obscura Shop to learn more about his experience as a shopkeeper. Tell...