Lap Shelving System
Since 2007, the third Saturday in April has been internationally celebrated as Record Store Day, or RSD, as the cool kids call it. The day's festivities include exclusive vinyl and CD releases, live performances and special appearances at independent record stores. On this day we also remember Storm Thorgerson, the graphic designer who created many of the album covers we continue to covet.
Here's a list of DWR staffers' fave places to score vinyl:
Good Records – Dallas
Cactus Music – Houston
Gramaphone Records – Chicago
Permanent Records – Chicago
Logan Hardware – Chicago
Reckless Records – Chicago
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Here are a few of our favorite products, exhibitions and displays from this year's Salone del Mobile in Milan.
DWR CEO John Edelman at the Danish Chromatism exhibition.
DANISH CHROMATISM was an exhibition of traditional and modern design from 30 Danish companies, showcased in a colorful collage that challenged the standard (read, static) furniture display. Held at the Triennale di Milano, this impressive show was the work of Signe Byrdal Terenziani and GamFratesi. The participating companies included Carl Hansen & Søn, Fritz Hansen, Gubi, Kvadrat, LEGO, Libratone, Louis Poulsen and others.
The Shell Chair by Hans Wegner for Carl Hansen & Son
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If you’re going to be anywhere near Arizona, you must soak in the midcentury charm of the Hotel Valley Ho in Scottsdale. This is the place to recharge your love of all things modern and well designed. The pool, spa and swinging lounge beckon to those on vacation, while the comfortable rooms with large work area and plentiful outlets make the business traveler feel at home … or at work … maybe a bit of both.
Built in 1956, the Hotel Valley Ho is one of the few midcentury hotels still standing in Scottsdale. It rose from the desert just five years after Scottsdale was incorporated as a city and it still has the optimistic spirit of a young city of 2,000 residents on the verge of a boom.
Archival photo of the Hotel Valley Ho lobby.
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To honor the 55th anniversary of the Lego brick, the Montreal ad agency Brad created a campaign of 55 graphic riddles. Here are a few of our favorites. Can you solve them?
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Baccarat presents its Highlights Edition 2013 at the Palazzo Morando
Nervous Zenith by Louise Campbell for Baccarat
Designer Louise Campbell has created a new version of the iconic Zenith chandelier designed in the 19th century. Campbell maintained the classic Zenith form but added color, asymmetry and a few eccentric twists. Named Nervous Zenith, the push-pull feeling of this design certainly foreshadows the many future dinners to be hosted beneath its crystal branches.
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Leave it to the sociable Piana Chair to make friends easily in Milan. From seeing the sights to becoming a key player in the nighttime party scene, Piana shows us how it's done. All photos by Mark Seelen.
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All photos: Mark Seelen
SaloneSatellite was created in 1998 as a place to showcase the work of promising young designers. Many of the prototypes presented at SaloneSatellite have gone into production and the show has helped launch many careers. We went to meet this year's group of emerging stars, many of whom were excited to check out our Piana Chair.
All photos by Mark Seelen.
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We were wondering what would happen if a DWR photographer took a red Piana Chair to Milan. All photos by Mark Seelen.
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Go to "It takes a village ... and a VW bus" for behind-the-scenes coverage of this photoshoot.
Happy spring! We love traveling through the seasons with you. Flowers are poking through
the grass, and the days are getting longer. The new season sheds a fresh light on our
homes, and this makes me think redecorate.
For indoors and out, we have product to
inspire you. This is a time when “outdoors and indoors are inseparable,” said landscape architect Garrett Eckbo. “They are two sides of the same door.”
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Photo: Lift-Off Photography
The DWR Charlotte Studio recently invited customers to strut their pup down the, er, catwalk at a very pet-friendly event. The cutest, cleanest and best-behaved dogs won special prizes, as judged by a panel of pooch aficionados, including local dog trainer Roger Alan Bernard of Savvy Canine Training.
Photo: Lift-Off Photography
Which pooch is your favorite? Keep reading to see additional photos.
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