Interiors: Anna Porter’s Home

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Curiosities: Viktor Wynd’s Cabinet of Wonders

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Viktor Wynd is a collector, but he sees it as an enjoyable burden and a sickness. His book is a look into his home, his shop, and a peek into a few other collections. There is a chaos in these images, but at the same time it feels cozy and homey. If curiosities are not your thing, then your skin would probably crawl. In addition to the book, his Little Shop of Horrors was transformed into a Museum, with the help of Kickstarter. It’s on my must see list, for London.

I took the photographs of the book that you see here, but the book itself was photographed by Oskar Proctor and illustrated by Theater of Dolls

Design Curiosities: The Doves Type

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In 1899 T.J. Cobden-Sanderson and Emery Walker, founders of the Doves Press, commissioned punchcutter Edward Prince to design the Doves Press house face. Because of a bitter feud between the two partners, between 1916 and 1917, Cobden-Sanderson dumped the entire set of punches off the Hammersmith Bridge into the River Thames. Fast forward to 2013. After three years of work, Robert Green completed an impressive digitized facsimile of the lost Doves Press typeface. This facsimile is now a whole lot better. In 2014 a portion of lost punches were recovered from the Thames. This new reference material, along with updates ongoing since early 2014, have culminated in a finalized version of the Doves Type. Now available through Typespec. Go get it!

Photography Credit: Sam Armstrong

Good Goods: Sugar and Rice

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We first saw Sugar and Rice at the MFAH bookstore, and we purchased it on design alone. It wasn’t until later that we realized what a great read it was. It’s an independent magazine devoted to the food and culture that can be found on the Gulf Coast. Great content and beautiful design. You can find retailers/purchase this issue on Sugar and Rice. The design team behind the publication is an office located in Houston called Always Creative. They do great work.

Interiors: Anna Porter’s Home

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I don’t think I have ever seen a home tour as lovely this one. Anna Porter’s home was recently featured on Design Sponge, and while I normally wouldn’t just share content from their site like this, it was too incredible to not. Anna’s space is so dark and warm; it’s what I aspire our home to look like one day. The incredible photographs were taken by India Hobson, a photographer I’m sure to follow now. To note, the second photo is from her shop Swallows & Damsons which was also on Design Sponge. You can also find these women on instagram: Anna Porter (@swallowsanddamsons), India Hobson (@indiahobson).