Editor’s Miscellany: Democratic Design Dozen

July 5, 2012

By Kyle Hoepner

In honor of yesterday’s holiday in the U.S.: red, white and blue filtered through the international realms of art, design and style.

Luis Barragán: Casa Gilardi (1975–77). Photo from not-for-them.blogspot.com

An Iznik pottery tile panel, circa 1580, from Turkey. Photo from forgelynch.com

Brand marks by the graphic design firm Chermayeff & Geismar: Halaby Intl., U.S. Bicentennial, Owens-Illinois. Image from puntoyrayafestival.com

Ai Weiwei: Remembering (2009); installation at Munich’s Haus der Kunst consisting of thousands of childrens’ backpacks. Photo from hydramag.com

Foyer by Miles Redd. Photo by Miguel Flores-Vianna, from the December 2009 issue of Elle Decor

Yohji Yamamoto: Y-3 Kazuhiri “Great Britain†sneaker for Adidas. Photo from sneakerfiles.com

Yongzheng era porcelain dish with design of clouds and dragons, in the collection of the Shanghai Museum. Photo from Wikimedia Commons.

Andy Warhol: Flowers. Photo from arcadja.com

William Morris: Colored initials. Photo courtesy of the University of Florida Rare Book Collection

Persian Gabbeh tribal rug. Photo from blog.thefoundary.com

Venetian glass chandelier. Photo from agedandgilded.typepad.com

And finally, in traditional New England style, this Cape Cod family room by architect Tom Catalano and interior designer Susanne Csongor. Photo by Gordon Beall; see the whole house in the Summer 2012 issue of New England Home’s Cape & Islands.

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