Here at Clever, we’re all about finding the good stuff—unexpected decorating ideas, day-brightening accents and furnishings, news you need to know—and then delivering that info directly to you. Here’s a roundup of five things that stopped us in our tracks this week that we wanted to be sure you don’t miss.
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Can We Have a Forever Sunset, Too? Instagram hired Adi Goodrich, a Los Angeles–based artist and designer, to revamp the photo booth they had that faced the cafeteria. Adi is known for her colorful imagery and graphic set designs, so she created a photo activation that worked with the architecture of the space (the photo booth was under a stairwell) and created a very L.A.–centric series of cascading arches that comprise the “Perpetual Sunset.” The result is amazing from every angle and we hope more people hire Adi for workplace sunsets (hint hint). adigoodrich.com
Stock Up on Colorful Goods You’ve seen the wild rooms on Instagram and the ball pit selfies, but the latest news from Color Factory—the 20,000-square-foot immersive installation that celebrates, surprise surprise, COLOR—has us excited all over again: The company just opened an online shop. Now you can get all of the products shipped directly to your front door. There’s artwork, umbrellas, speakers, water bottles, soaps, chocolates, and more. And of course, it’s vibrating with color. shop.colorfactory.co
Living Separately, Together In the New York Times column It’s No Secret, couples share thoughts about commitment, what they’ve learned, and how they make their relationships work. This particular story about the owners of Putnam & Putnam, a floral design company, and authors of Flower Color Guide, makes us both intrigued and inspired by their dual living situation—each partner has their own apartment. (Pssst…We’d love a tour!) Would you love or hate living apart from your spouse? nytimes.com
A Home Full of Crafting, Community, and Collaboration We recently found ourselves reading through all the interesting and thoughtful stories on Buffy’s blog (good bedding meets entertainment…we’re in!), and were particularly taken with a loft space in Brooklyn full of creatives. If only every roommate situation came with this sentiment: “On any day here, materials are being traded, meals shared, and skills passed between rooms. Cross-hallway collaborations abound.” Immerse yourself in the story and find out more on how the various artists, fiber designers, and stylists live and work. softspace.buffy.co
Modernica Chairs Get a Graffiti Makeover Fans of the iconic Modernica shell chair: The brand just announced its newest collaboration with Brooklyn-based graffiti artist Krink. The fiberglass chair features designs based on original art by Craig Costello, Krink’s founder and owner, which entails a black base with the signature white paint drips—a little bit street art and a little bit classic design. We’re always into the idea of collecting furniture as art. modernica.net