Before attending London’s Royal College of Art (RCA), Anton Alvarez spent two years at a craft school in Sweden, mastering the techniques of traditional cabinetmaking. Yet it was only after the London- and Stockholm-based designer set aside those time-honored skills that he was able to start his career in earnest, inventing a new joinery method he calls “thread wrapping” for his RCA thesis—a project that made him a breakout design-world star and got his sculptural pieces into a London Design Museum show last fall, alongside works by Arik Levy and Maarten Baas. Continue reading
about meI am a freelance writer, editor, and curator living in New York City, and the co-founder of Sight Unseen, an online magazine about creative inspiration and process. I spent four years as senior editor at I.D. magazine, where I traveled the world scouting the best furniture, products, and emerging design talent. I am currently the contributing design editor at Details, author of the Limited column in Surface magazine, and a contributor to the New York Times's T Style magazines, among others. Here you'll find a selection of my work, filed under the categories above. Click here to contact me.
- RT @fabricadesigns: What do design, Italian Marble and gym have in common? @Sight_Unseen has got the answer! #extraordinarygallery http://t… 12 hours ago
- Tour the home of @fort_standard's Greg Buntain, and all the unseen pieces he made for himself bit.ly/1fodF8n http://t.co/DFDLhXHpcV 15 hours ago
- Saturday Selects @OutlineEditions @luceplan @society6 @sleepyjonesing @GalleryLSellers & more! bit.ly/Obj24L http://t.co/HxTtqMCBtX 2 days ago
- We went to the Whitney Biennial this week and this is what we found sightunseen.com/2014/03/the-20… http://t.co/54EsAg6Sil 5 days ago
- RT @ParsonsMFAID: Jill Singer @Sight_Unseen says the design of the house is incidental - its objects which people collect that make a home … 1 week ago