• Refurnishing & Revisiting the Farnsworth House

    Designed by Mies van der Rohe in the late 1940s, the Farnsworth House in Plano, Illinois distills Mies’ modernist ideals into a clear expression of uncluttered structure. Over the years, it’s become shorthand for Miesian “less is more” design — so much so that the more nuanced story behind the home has been eclipsed by […]

    Continue Reading
    August 12, 2020 By scoffey
  • Just In: Video Conference Backgrounds to Bring a Bit of Peace & Calm

    Whether you’ve been working from home for ages or it’s your first time using Zoom from your living room, it helps to dial in from a beautiful place. That’s not always possible, and we’re all making due in our own ways right now, so we’re sending some virtual love to you with 10 downloadable backgrounds—each […]

    Continue Reading
    April 10, 2020 By aknotts
  • A New Cycle: The Year of the Metal Rat

    I can touch the sill worn by hands I’ll never know in this room with its low table where I brew chrysanthemum tea. — Lynda Hull, Chinese New Year Occurring every 12 years, the Rat represents the beginning of the Chinese zodiac. The Year of the Metal Rat spans from January 25, 2020 through February 11, […]

    Continue Reading
    January 6, 2020 By scoffey
  • Betsy Nathan’s 2020 Design Forecast

    Every year, we turn to PAGODA RED founder Betsy Nathan for her interior design forecast. As always, she avoids trends in favor of timeless ideas that are nonetheless relevant to the moment we’re living in. Working closely with many different designers, she has both a broad view of the landscape and a specific knowledge of […]

    Continue Reading
    December 12, 2019 By scoffey
  • Handmade Hosting Gifts from PartySlate’s Julie Novack

    ‘Tis the season to gather. For memorable celebrations, we rely on the advice of Julie Novack, the founder of PartySlate. Julie has created a photo-rich platform that connects people who are planning large scale events with leading event professionals and venues across the country. With PartySlate, she’s gathered all of that information together in one space. Julie […]

    Continue Reading
    November 6, 2019 By scoffey
  • Wealth & Health: The Year of the Earth Pig

    From February 5, 2019 to January 24, 2020, the Chinese calendar has us in the Year of the Earth Pig. Symbolic of wealth and luck, the pig is supported and connected within its earth element this year. In Chinese astrology, this translates into a year of security and prosperity. The Chinese New Year is traditionally […]

    Continue Reading
    January 29, 2019 By scoffey
  • In Living Color: Pantone’s Pick for 2019

    “Animated and life-affirming,” those are just two of the uplifting descriptors Pantone lavished upon their recently announced color of the year—Living Coral 16-1546. At the precise intersection of vibrant pink and sunny orange, we think that the hue feels both distinct and special. We agree with the forecaster when they claim the shade, “energizes and […]

    Continue Reading
    December 21, 2018 By hgoodman
  • In The Press: Architectural Digest on our New Space

    Huge thanks to Architectural Digest for telling the story of our warehouse, so beautifully! The article shines light on the unique way we work with designers, and how our new space makes it easier than ever to find that just-right item any project. In the piece, PAGODA RED founder Betsy Nathan shares how fulfilling it […]

    Continue Reading
    December 20, 2018 By hgoodman
  • Book Report: Zen In The Art Of Archery

    Zen in the Art of Archery is a legendary book by Eugen Herrigel, first published in Germany in 1948, and in New York, by Pantheon Books, in 1953. The work focusses on the study of Kyūdō, a form of Japanese archery, which the German philosopher pursued in the 1920s, while living in Japan.   Over the years, the […]

    Continue Reading
    December 17, 2018 By hgoodman
  • A Blessing for our Bucktown Headquarters

    There have been many exciting milestones as we work to complete our move and expansion into our Bucktown headquarters, but having our space blessed by the Drepung Gomang monks, is one we’ll never forget. The Drepung Monastery is the largest monastery in Tibet. Located at the foot of Mount Gephel, part of the Gambo Utse […]

    Continue Reading
    October 31, 2018 By aknotts
1 2 3 5