Design on a Dime: Interview with David Cafiero

Particularly relevant in the current economic climate, Housing Works Thrift Shops' fifth annual Design on a Dime benefit takes more than 40 of the world's top interior designers and challenges them to create inspiring room vignettes using only donated materials. (Sills Huniford's 2008 vignette pictured at right.) Visitors can then choose to buy the merchandise at 60 to 80 percent off the retail price. As …

Gilbert Rohde: Modern Design for Modern Living

Although known best for his work for Herman Miller, industrial designer Gilbert Rohde's entire output of work is an extensive collection of furniture and interiors, which Phyllis Ross examines in full in her recent book for Yale University Press, entitled "Gilbert Rohde: Modern Design For Modern Living." Rohde broke ground with his ability to fuse innovation and tradition, laying the foundation for modernists after him, …

Trove Wallcoverings

Recent tendencies toward decorative embellishments make it more acceptable to punctuate the room with a patterned wall and fortunately, a host of designers are readily filling the need. One such studio is Trove, a New York-based design duo comprised of Jee Levin and Randall Buck. Two accomplished artists, they set out to merge art, design, and craft in the wall coverings business. Founded in 2006, …