The Blog Era collection pulls from some of the artist and designer’s favourite musicians of an era influenced by digital media
Under the label Curves at Home, Toronto multihyphenate Sean Brown has shared his interpretation of everyday objects through an amalgam of his creative viewpoints in expressions of colour study, form, and unconventional materials. Adding to Brown’s growing list of collaborators, Pharrell Williams and Scott Vener’s OTHERtone Media, plus podcast creators Eric and Jeff Rosenthal of The Blog Era have teamed up with Curves at Home, crafting a contemporary homeware collection that intertwines cultural archiving with design innovation, all in the name of hip-hop.
The collection is a captivating five-piece assortment that beautifully weaves together Sean Brown’s prized design vision with the vibrant history of The Blog Era — a transformative period in hip-hop marked by the internet’s influence on the music industry and popularized by the podcast sharing its name.
Included is Curves at Home’s signature CD rug of Kid Cudi’s “Day ‘N’ Nite”, Mixtape CD coasters, a colour-changing umbrella featuring Lil Wayne’s “Dedication 2’’, Open Tab sticky notes, and a J.Cole ‘Friday Night Lights Mini Hoop. The juxtaposition of nostalgic context and current designs are quintessential to Brown’s work – see retro tech ceramic ashtray by Brown and Nulu Home.
Though, beyond Brown’s love for cultural classics, The Blog Era collection nods to the creative freedom that came to define an era and, ultimately, shape a new generation of artists.
“The Blog Era was a transformative and inspiring time for a lot of us creatively,” says Brown. “We felt energized by the idea of designing products that celebrate and put emphasis on this period.” CURVESBYSEANBROWN.COM