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jason miller

i can't tell you how thrilled i am to see jason miller doing something other than antlers and brooklyn-chic. these new glazed ceramic tiles were inspired by the shipping containers you see piled up at the seaports of newark new jersey. i think the colors are spot on and actually quite pretty- i'd love to see this in use at someone's home. [via materialicious]



Blogger Michelle said...

I LOVE these, I would love to use them in a bathroom sooo much. It reminds me of Miami when you cross over to South Beach and you see all the container ships, I have always thought that was beautiful.

9:40 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

if you don't mind me asking, what exactly is brooklyn chic?

his tiles are gorgeous :)

11:51 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm really excited because a new shop+gallery opened in toronto (and near my house too!) called "ministry of the interior" which stocks wallpapers, marimekko home products, dwell bedding, etc. which are rare to find on this side of the border. they are just starting up and their first exhibition in the gallery part is a solo Jason Miller show. It's gorgeous!
anyway - you should add them to your TO guide, www.ministryoftheinterior.net

12:37 PM  
Blogger design*sponge said...


i associate brooklyn's "look" (though i think it's starting to change a bit) with the trends that came out of the future perfect crowd a few years ago:

1. porcelain cast take-out items or "everyday" items like cupcakes, water bottles, etc.
2. "ironic" takes on drug paraphanalia (like tobi wong's coke spoon)
3. antler motifs
4. razor blade/gun paraphanalia
5. skulls
6. a "re-used" or "repurposed" look that you often see in miller's work when he shows chairs with duct tape or cracked vases that have colored paint or liquid in the cracks.

there are certainly more trends in brooklyn (though the public tends to identify brooklyn most with what happens in williamsburg- ie: what i listed above) like some fantastic green and sustainable design, but this is what i think of when i think of the "brooklyn" look people talk about in magazines or in places outside of the borough.

thankfully i think designers are slowly starting to approach new motifs but i still see a lot of things that continue to harp on these themes. i'm psyched to see jason do something a bit different this time (i did enjoy his mirror collection though- those were a nice departure as well).


12:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is 1980s video game retro.

9:24 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

thanks for the notes d*s! i'm from the southwest (now in SF), and i haven't been to brooklyn, so it's nice to know what goes on in that side of the country design-wise :)

3:04 PM  
Blogger Greg Allen said...

newark chic?

11:57 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love that someone's using shipping containers as inspiration for design - I've thought for ages that they'd make a great something.

I guess the fact that I thought it & Jason Miller's done it is why he's a designer & I'm a teacher ;-)

6:35 AM  

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