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Famously bold New York–based industrial designer Karim Rashid brings his vivid viewpoint to a recent collaboration with the luxury handmade-rug company Lindström Rugs. Marrying the ancient art of Japanese origami with 20th-century cubism, Rashid’s Korgamy Collection features complex patterns of intersecting lines and faceted shapes that span expanses of hand-tufted New Zealand wool—a 180 from Lindström’s traditionally free-form patterns. Korgamy Collection for Lindström Rugs, from $82 per square foot at Terris Draheim, Seattle, terrisdraheim.com.

We’ve long lusted after Swedish manufacturer Superfront’s stylish fittings, designed to upgrade Ikea furniture. Last year, the company finally began to ship handles and legs to the U.S., and this October 1, it launched a spate of new products, including Angles legs, created by renowned Swedish designer Christian Halleröd (5). Special delivery indeed. ›› superfront.com

VISIT With its on-point blond-and-white interior, spattered with reclaimed terra cotta accents, the newly opened Upper Left Roasters (6) in Portland serves an au courant design experience with each cup of its roasted-onsite brew. Responsible for turning the historic 1920s building into the minimalist roastery and café was Fieldwork Design, whose trifecta of design specialties—architectural, interior, and furniture—created a cohesive, airy, and well-crafted place to recharge and recaffeinate. ›› upperleftroasters.com

HEAR Oct. 23, Dec. 11

One of the design community’s most highly anticipated events returns to Seattle for the second year, bringing a string of worldclass designers to the city. Produced by local firm Civilization and sponsored by GRAY, the Design Lecture Series begins on October 23 with a talk by Lance Wyman, the renowned American graphic designer, along with special guest Adrian Shaughnessy, writer and cofounder of the U.K. publishing venture Unit Editions. Next up: graphic designer Paula Scher, partner at Pentagram, on December 11. Tickets to the free lectures go like hotcakes—grab yours now. ›› designlectur.es

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GRAY No. 24  

The DESIGN MAGAZINE for the Pacific Northwest.

GRAY No. 24  

The DESIGN MAGAZINE for the Pacific Northwest.