Franz Maurer: Vienna

For those of us who prefer to hold on to our CDs for one reason or another, the problem becomes where to store them without overwhelming your apartment. Franz Maurer designed this CD shelf, Vienna, a wall unit for the design collection Anthologie Quartett. To help contrast the unsightly crooked stacks of jewel cases, he adds a hint of sophistication by housing CDs in an …

Bisazza: Contemporary Mosaics

Founded in 1956, Italian mosaic company Bissaza is a relatively young venture that has grown into a venerable business largely responsible for re-introducing lavish tile creations to interior design. In just over 50 years Bisazza has helped transform the traditional material into modern, stunning looks for today's spaces. The recent book Bisazza: Contemporary Mosaics is an overview that tells the story and presents the examples—from …

American Look (1958)

This 1958 short film, sponsored at the time by Chevrolet, was a tribute to men and women who design in America. It offers an extensive glimpse of architecture, interiors, furniture, product and technology that is iconic 1950s. Watch here and see how much has changed and how much has stayed the same. Thanks, Greg.