A Nod to Aretha

It’s hard to think of a better tribute than collecting all of her music. Wes is on a mission (with his friends @lukethomasolney and @amberjoyolney) to find all of Aretha’s studio albums. That is no small feat, yet he is over half the way to picking up 42 of her studio albums.

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Justin Fennert
Stay Local

Yes, Wesley Taylor is on the run all the damn time but when he’s not and he’s at home in Chicago there are a few places that he frequents. Don’t worry, they’re not your run of the mill places either. Each of these spots pays as much attention to design in their spaces and through their products as Wesley does with his apartment. Okay, we have a small disclaimer. One of these spots is another one of Wesley’s spaces.

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Justin Fennert
Inside Wesley's Home

We hope you see what we see when you step into Wesley’s apartment. That his space is filled with music and creativity (and just a few Palo Santo sticks). Not only is he a photographer, but he’s also a phenomenal musician to boot. His work brings him around the world but he always finds time for his home and the relationships he brings into it.

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Justin Fennert
Pour Over

This story is part of Issue 1 of the DSGN Edition, a periodical created by MTRL DSGN to bring everyday life and design a little closer.

This pour over process is all about slowing down. It’s about stopping what you’re doing, putting the pen down, and getting away from our phone. Grab a few of your cubemates, co-workers, or friends and your bag of coffee and let the process do the rest.

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Catch Your Drip

This story is part of Issue 1 of the DSGN Edition, a periodical created by MTRL DSGN to bring everyday life and design a little closer.

This MTRL DSGN Artist Edition coaster set came from a conversation we had with Taylor Penton. We had grown tired of cleaning up the coffee stains on our desk and knew his designs would would not only be able to catch the drips off our mug but inspire us to get off our ass in the morning. 

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Give Me Coffee, Or Give Me Death

This story is part of Issue 1 of the DSGN Edition, a periodical created to bring everyday life and design a little closer.

You know that guy sitting at the corner coffee shop sketching away diligently as he finds the bottom of his coffee mug? That guy could very well be Taylor Penton. Starting at a very young age, Taylor's work has gone through several iterations from sketching to watercolor and most has moved recently on to detailed pen work

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