Aga John Patchwork Rug

Thanks to our recent sponsor Bravo, we were able to get the scoop on the patchwork rug from Erik Kolacz' winning design in last night's episode of the new show Top Design. Handmade in Izmir, Turkey, the 5'9" x 7'9" rug features geometric pieces of brown and white cow hides in an asymmetrical pattern finished with a leather chain-stitch and retails for $2400. Other than …

Autoban

With the founding of a national design council in 2004 and home to a design week in its third year, Istanbul is gaining recognition as a minor design capital. Founded in 2002, the firm Autoban, is helping the city's reputation along. Making their debut at New York's ICFF this year, their appropriated street sign logo and this wood (down to the lampshade) "King" lamp, made …