Did you know about Isamu Noguchi’s hidden passion?

Did you know that, for over three decades, Martha Graham danced on and around abstract sculptures designed by Isamu Noguchi (1904-1988)? Yes, the father of the Freeform Sofa and the most famous coffee-table in the history of modern design, also a world-renowned sculptor, and the Grande dame of Modern dance had a perfect connection. A purely professional one, that is… Their first collaboration was for her 1935 “Frontier,” where western landscape had been suggested by a simple fence and two stretched lengths of rope designed by Isamu Noguchi. (…)

The fabric NY apartment: Do Ho Suh at Contemporary Austin

Do Ho Suh’s former New York apartment at 348 West 22nd Street has moved to Austin, Texas. The abstract Korean artist designed the structure & layout out of sheer polyester threads and stainless steel tubing. Exhibited at the Contemporary Austin museum, visitors can walk through the apartment, complete with replicas of a stove, a radiator, a toilet and a shower designed and recreated after Do Ho Suh's New York apartment.

Wear it loud! Contemporary jewlery designs make a statement

In New York, the Reinstein/Ross gallery gathered over 50 statement pieces of contemporary jewelry pieces by up-and-coming or internationally acclaimed designers for the "Wear It Loud” exhibition. Among the featured designers are Alissia Melka-Teichroew, Denise Julia Reytan, Johanna Törnqvist, Rebecca Hannon and Tara Locklear. On show until October 16th.

Sunny side up…

Back-to-work blues? Our "mystery object of the day" should bring a smile to your face - courtesy I Chao Wang, a Taiwan-born and NY-based industrial designer and illustrator (who possesses a certain sense of surreal humor, or a good deal of innocence, or a drinking problem - and perhaps all of the above). Really, no idea? Alright, answer to be found after the jump.

The Pour, Design Haus Liberty

In New York, the Design Haus Liberty team was presented with a challenge to create light installations on the third floor of a refurbished 1820's cast-iron, developer project. Asked us to create two art/architecture installations which would take advantage of the high ceiling space and the industrial nature of the original features within the building, the process has been to design scripted forms in Grasshopper and then collaborate with glass blowers and metal fabricators in Suffolk, UK to reproduce these forms.

Kueng Caputo: “Never too much” bowls

Swiss design studio Kueng Caputo will be showing their "Never too much" leather bowls in Zurich, at the Thema Selection from 22.05 to 14.06.2014. These uncommon bowls, part of a series of furniture and objects which the Swiss duo debuted in New York at Salon94, are made of three layers of hand painted leather.