Dating sight unseen

08-Jun-2019 18:16

Two weekends ago, a group of Los Angeles–based designers came together to interpret the candlestick in the first iteration of "Object Permanence," a new, quarterly event co-curated by designer Leah Ring of Another Human and Emma Holland Denvir, head of Hem's U. A weekly Saturday recap to share with you our favorite links, discoveries, exhibitions, and more from the past seven days.

This week: A new book that reveals hidden Gerrit Rietveld interiors, brand new furniture releases by two American design studios, two major ceramics discoveries, and the latest dispatch from our imaginary sister site, Sight Unseen Bathrooms.

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A pair of fugitive bank robbers taking hostages and getting into deadly shootouts to evade getting caught, with trademark violence, style, and dialogue that’s pure Tarantino (and director Robert Rodriguez).

In Brooklyn-based painter Patricia Treib’s expansive abstract canvases, frothy pastels and opulent jewel tones abut daring and clever interventions of palette — a sudden wash of matte elephant gray against a translucent seafoam green, or a block of deep mahogany propping up a pale blue stain.

Her paintings are a pleasure to take in, with a healthy dose of art history and a deep interest in the world of material objects as well as the physical properties of paint. Hosted at Hem’s Los Angeles showroom, the selection of designers and their objects follows a recent trend of reimagining near-relics like the ashtray, the bookend, and the paperweight, in which each object represents a tiny distillation of its designer's aesthetic.

The robbers, Seth and Richie Gecko, then kidnap a pastor with a crisis of faith and his two teenaged kids so they can be smuggled into Mexico via RV.

But about halfway through, when the motley crew takes post at a remote strip club, the film takes a drastic 180-degree shift from crime thriller to full on creature feature.

A pair of fugitive bank robbers taking hostages and getting into deadly shootouts to evade getting caught, with trademark violence, style, and dialogue that’s pure Tarantino (and director Robert Rodriguez).

In Brooklyn-based painter Patricia Treib’s expansive abstract canvases, frothy pastels and opulent jewel tones abut daring and clever interventions of palette — a sudden wash of matte elephant gray against a translucent seafoam green, or a block of deep mahogany propping up a pale blue stain.

Her paintings are a pleasure to take in, with a healthy dose of art history and a deep interest in the world of material objects as well as the physical properties of paint. Hosted at Hem’s Los Angeles showroom, the selection of designers and their objects follows a recent trend of reimagining near-relics like the ashtray, the bookend, and the paperweight, in which each object represents a tiny distillation of its designer's aesthetic.

The robbers, Seth and Richie Gecko, then kidnap a pastor with a crisis of faith and his two teenaged kids so they can be smuggled into Mexico via RV.

But about halfway through, when the motley crew takes post at a remote strip club, the film takes a drastic 180-degree shift from crime thriller to full on creature feature.

Jorge Penadés has been popping up on our radar a lot lately, and the Spanish designer’s latest move is a collaboration with the manufacturer BD Barcelona, a furniture brand known for its extensive design catalogue and pioneering technology in aluminum extrusion dating all the way back to the 1970s.