NYT: Currents
Aaron Able
Dec 21, 2007

South African textile designer Ronel Jordaan's recycled-wood benches with elaborate felt cushions will soon be available at twenty Anthropologie stores (two designs per store). The felting business employs local tribeswomen.

The Carlyle hotel's new Empire Suite, a Deco-inspired duplex, is available for $15,000 a night.

Osage County plates, conceived by Barbara Jakobson, combine the Oklahoma photographs of Grant McClintock and a set of six porcelain dishes.

Michelle Brand's Cascade chandelier made from used plastic soda bottles.

David Oliver's new book Paint and Paper in Decoration inspires with elaborate papers and bold colors.

(Pics: Jean-Christian Bourcart, Todd Eberle, Lars Klove, Jake Guevara)

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