Design Destination: NOHO, NYC

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It’s not every day that a neighborhood gets curated! Our friends over at the new design blog Sight Unseen are presenting New York’s newest design destination, NOHO, short for North of Houston, to coincide with the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF), May 15–18 (and coincidentally the NY Stationery Show).

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1 project, 3 stories, 9 images, involving design

solutions diptych

[Tom Biederbeck] It’s the “Groundhog Day” of paper promotions: Three narratives bring to life one out-of-the-ordinary project in the Your Solutions Here piece created for Mohawk by designers Adam Brodsley and Eric Heiman. The hook: A sequence of nine unrelated stock photos is repeated three times, each with a different original story that unites the images in intriguing and even startling ways.

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Shopping in a WESTPEX wonderland


[Alyson Kuhn] April 23–25 was the 50th annual WESTPEX stamp show, held at the Marriott Hotel by San Francisco International Airport. WESTPEX is theOnline Order Cialispan> big West Coast show for stamp dealers, stamp collectors and enthusiasts like me. I don’t actually collect stamps; I acquire them to use on my correspondence. And I enjoy the hunt — it’s a little like having my philatelic fortune told. At WESTPEX, my stamp stars aligned!

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Design Army’s studio is a space for clarity


With its witty, urban style and firm grasp of the zeitgeist, the work of Washington, D.C., firm Design Army has achieved a rising profile in recent years. In this latest installment in our series on creative practitioners and their studios, principals Jake and Pum Lefebure talk about how their practice has informed their workspace … and vice versa.

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F&W Finds: Embossed reply stickers


If you really want to get someone to read your letter, add one of these super-sweet embossed reply stickers from Small Object (tipoff via our friends at Daily Candy). [PW] Furthermore »

F&W Finds: Spinal Tape


You already know we love tape. Washi tapes. Colored tapes. Decorative fabric tapes. Paper tapes. Now you have got to see this funky Spinal Tape by Tachion (via Boing Boing). The name alone just tickles our vertebrae. Oh, and the rest of the Tachion line also prompts a smile. [PW]

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