This UX Designer Is Re-creating Iconic Design Pieces for Your Selfies

Louetta R. Clark

When Paris first went into lockdown from COVID-19 in spring 2020, the Paris-based UI/UX designer Kristina Vilyams decided to start making some of her favorite design pieces—like the Ettore Sottsass Ultrafragola mirror—in the form of Instagram filters. “People were self-isolated in their own apartments and did not have the ability to go outside,” she says. “Everyone was just bored with the same interiors and backgrounds on their photos. I just wanted to help the people transform their home content on Instagram.”

Since then, Kristina’s filters have been utilized in selfies all over the app. There’s a pink foam mirror filter that looks incredibly realistic, inspired by the DIY trend that has taken Instagram by storm. “First of all, I choose the items that I love,” she says. “Of course, I also think my choice is influenced by current trends. During the quarantine, it was popular to do the

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This $89 Design Service Completely Transformed My Tiny NYC Bedroom

Louetta R. Clark
Photo credit: Right: Lucy Schaeffer Photography
Photo credit: Right: Lucy Schaeffer Photography

From House Beautiful

Above: Before and after Modsy designers worked their magic on the previous tenant’s bedroom to create the perfect room for me.

When I decided to move back to New York City and into a three bedroom apartment with two roommates, I knew my new tiny room on the Upper East Side would take some getting used to, but I signed the lease faster than I could say “I love NY,” anyway (I mean…there was a dishwasher).

Photo credit: House Beautiful
Photo credit: House Beautiful

The previous tenant had her full bed pushed up against the shortest wall next to the window, a piano keyboard and bookshelves squeezed snuggly next to it, and just enough space for a tall dresser to stand at the foot of the bed before the door.

It certainly wasn’t anything special, but I believed in it. Because the truth of the

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Gravity Blanket Taps Ron Chereskin for Its First Design Collaboration

Louetta R. Clark

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In a time of stress and uncertainty, consumer behavior has undoubtedly shifted, looking to find comfort at home to adjust for new daily routines. From adopting a casual bottoms wardrobe to giving the home a more functional or relaxing environment lift, consumers’ spending behaviors saw a large change.

A consumer favorite in the industry, Gravity, the original weighted blanket that uses SleepScore by ResMed technology, has been a source of comfort to many since coming to market. In 2017, Gravity came onto the market after raising more than $4.7 million in a Kickstarter campaign with a single product as a science-driven wellness brand. Previously, while weighted blankets were most commonly found being used by occupational therapists who were working with children who had been diagnosed with autism. Research showed that, for anyone, sleeping with 10 percent of your body weight on top

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Hearst Design Unites Charity Auction

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Courtesy of Amanda Lindroth

The design world is raising money for communities hit hardest by the novel coronavirus with the Design Unites auction, which has launched its second batch of biddable items. And a virtual design consultation with the Queen of Rattan, Amanda Lindroth—along with a complete living room makeover from Industry West and Favor—are at the top of our wish list from the latest round of unique items and one-of-a-kind experiences up for auction.

Eighty percent of all funds raised through the Charitybuzz sale, put together by ELLE Decor, Town & Country, House Beautiful, and VERANDA, will go directly to Habitat for Humanity’s COVID-19 Emergency Housing Response Fund. New items and experiences will be added to sell my house fast jacksonville the site through December.

The charity sale raised over $18,000 in its first round, and the second lot, which you can

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