Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Design competitions, televised art classes, virtual parties, online orations and more ways to feel connected

George Nakashima’s Children Live Within and Preserve His Design Legacy Japanese-American architect and furniture designer George Nakashima’s New Hope, Pennsylvania property houses more than 19 buildings by the craftsman. Two of them are homes to his daughter, Mira (who runs the grounds) and his son, Kevin—an unofficial keeper of the family’s saga. A prolific creator, Nakashima turned from commercial architecture to midcentury folk craft. During …

The Future Perfect’s Casa Perfect Los Angeles 3.0

An untouched architectural gem from 1971 transformed into a showcase for contemporary design

A walk up the pathway to LA’s new Casa Perfect—an architecturally stunning showroom for art and design gallery The Future Perfect—hints at what will be inside. Lush foliage, with both California and Japanese influences, leads to a massive ’70s-style front door, crafted from elegant dark wood. Push one of the large vertical handles forward to step inside an expansive living room with soft carpet underfoot. …

Highlights From 2020’s Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair

From sustainable materials to cheerful colorways, uplifting standouts from this year's event

If this year’s installment of Stockholm Design Week and the Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair are anything to go by, 2020 will be a memorable one. After a few years of pretty austere shapes, colors and offerings (no doubt tied to our collective feelings about the state of the Western world), it now seems designers have had enough doom and gloom. Stockholm radiated warmth and …