Azure Design Trends

I’m honored to be included in the October issue of Azure Magazine, offering thoughts on Design Trends for 2019.  “A handcrafted / handmade approach will mix with new technologies. Expect block printing with new frontier 3D printing and all the combinations of capabilities imaginable.”  

Boston Home Magazine Interview

I opened up to Boston Home in the Innovators section of their Fall issue. We discussed my past design experience as well as my motivation for starting Minni. Read the full feature here.

Boston Magazine Feature

It was so nice to be featured in the September issue of Boston Magazine. Headlining the Home & Property section, the article mentions my love of making doll clothes and scrunchies as a child (it was the 80s after all!) and highlights my button ottomans and passion for starting Minni. “Although Smith has found success in her grownup creations, her real passion is in building a supportive space to encourage curious young minds. Enter Minni, a sunny new studio in SoWa that leads art and design workshops and classes for children ages 18 months to 10 years.”      

Smart Throws at Cooper Hewitt

Happy blue Monday! I’m thrilled that my blanket designs were recently picked up by the Cooper Hewitt. I prototyped them this spring with In2Green for WantedDesign and they’re already in stock at Cooper Hewitt. The throws are made in the U.S. from recycled and upcycled materials. View the throws here. Photos: Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian National Design Museum

Design New England Feature

I’m so excited to be featured in current issue of Design New England. The button ottomans are front and center but the article really focuses on my serendipitous career path and what led me to open Minni this year. View the full feature here.

Interior Design Spring Market Tabloid

Well, it’s officially SUMMER and I am a bit behind on sharing that my Picket Block wall tile design was featured in Interior Design’s Spring Market Tabloid. The acoustic wall tile collection for FilzFelt plays with shifting scales of patterns found in fashion.

NYC x Design Award

Just coming up for air after showing products at WantedDesign during NY Design Week in May. I am thrilled to share that I received the Emerging Product Designer award from Interior Design Magazine and NYC x Design. Hurrah! View the full list of winners here and a few photos from the award ceremony below.

Outside the Box in NYC

Outside the Box is also traveling to WantedDesign in Manhattan. I curated the Boston box which showed in at the Toronto Design Offsite Festival this past January. ‘Outside the Box’ builds a map of design in North America. Shipped across the country in Bankers boxes, this annual traveling exhibition presents a dozen distinct national and international showcases each year. Working with local correspondents, each box houses a collection of thoughtfully designed objects, reflecting the particular resources and makers of that area. This seventh edition of ‘Outside the Box’ features responses on the theme “matter.” This theme encompasses material transformation and…

WantedDesign Manhattan

I am so excited to be exhibiting in the Launch Pad section at WantedDesign in Manhattan this year! I’ll be showing prototypes of several products, including button ottomans, an etched mirror and several graphic blankets, all made locally in the United States!

Interior Design Interview

Feeling the love from Interior Design Magazine this month! Click here to read the interview ‘5 Questions With. . . Kelly Harris Smith’ in which I talk about my longterm relationship with wool felt, my goals in utilizing and creating new sustainable materials, and my reliance on outside experts and task managers to keep my design business on track. 

Dreamcatchers in Interior Design Magazine

I am thrilled to have my Dreamcatchers project featured in Interior Design Magazine‘s ‘Big Ideas’ issue! About a year ago, I was frantically measuring, cutting and adhering thousands of remnant felt strips and not entirely sure the concept would actually work. Needless to say, it did! View the full feature here.     

New Acoustic Tile Collection for FilzFelt

My collection of acoustic wall tiles for FilzFelt launched last week! The four shapes–Chevron, Dart, Picket and Plus– are inspired by patterning familiar in fashion but the designs shift the scale and adapt the idea for a new interpretation as a wall treatment. The sound-softening, modular tiles nest together to create dynamic and compelling patterning on vertical wall surfaces. The application of the wall tiles on the entire wall or just a specific area customizes the pattern even further. The tiles may be installed wall-to-wall or as floating installations. Made from 100% Wool Design Felt mounted to a lightweight and thin…

Outside the Box

I am excited to share that I am the Boston curator and correspondent for ‘Outside the Box’ 2018, which opens today in Toronto during the Toronto Design Offsite Festival and then travels to WantedDesign in New York in May. ‘Outside the Box’ builds a map of design in North America. Shipped across the country in Bankers boxes, this annual traveling exhibition presents a dozen distinct national and international showcases each year. Working with local correspondents, each box houses a collection of thoughtfully designed objects, reflecting the particular resources and makers of that area. This seventh edition of ‘Outside the Box’…

Living Room Project

This summer I was invited by my dear friend Alberta (of ASKLabs and FaceTopo) to hear artist Lee Mingwei speak to a small group at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. He reviewed several of his past projects, some of which moved me to tears, and invited the members of the group to be ‘hosts’ at future sessions of The Living Room Project, bringing in personal objects or collections in order to spark conversation and social interaction amongst visitors of the musuem. As a minimalist and someone who appreciates beautifully designed objects that exist primarily to serve a function, ahem furniture, I…

Stripes in Contract Magazine

Stripes Floor Mats for FilzFelt were featured in the latest Contract Magazine. IA Interior Architects’ Richelle Nolan says, “Stripes has the refined floor design we strive for, providing a mix of masculine and feminine aesthetics. Chairs can roll with ease from one surface to another and the collection offers acoustic properties in concrete-laden offices.” Check out the December issue here.