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Sean Brown’s Latest Collection Pays Homage to Hip-Hop History

The Blog Era by Sean Brown

The Blog Era collection pulls from some of the artist and designer’s favourite musicians of an era influenced by digital media

By Designlines
Photography by Sean Brown

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.

The Blog Era, Design
Curves x The Blog Era Open Tab Sticky Notes (Set of 3), $25.

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.

Umbrella Design
Curves x The Blog Era ‘Dedication 2’ Color-Changing Umbrella, $80.

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.

Sean Brown Curves at Home, The Blog Era
Curves x The Blog Era Day ‘N’ Nite CD Rug, $500.

“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

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