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  1. Incipit: Milan’s New Lab for Designers
    A Great Idea

    Incipit: Milan’s New Lab for Designers

    A studio, a lab, and a business—Incipit aims to be all three, but, most importantly, a new way to support young craftspeople.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    02.28.14

  2. Street Photography of New York and Paris's Ghostly Past
    Event Spotlight

    Street Photography of New York and Paris's Ghostly Past

    Abbott and Marville: The City in Transition, a new photography exhibit at the Howard Greenberg Gallery in New York, gives viewers a privileged look at a ghostly past, showcasing photography that...

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    02.28.14

  3. Innovative Workspaces Across Chicago
    Post

    Innovative Workspaces Across Chicago

    New Zealand’s Studio Magazine goes behind the doors of Windy City design firms to see how the city's creatives work.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    03.04.14

  4. Behind the Scenes: Grand Budapest Hotel
    Interviews

    Behind the Scenes: Grand Budapest Hotel

    Production designer Adam Stockhausen on crafting dream accommodations for Wes Anderson’s 2014 film, Grand Budapest Hotel.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    03.05.14

  5. Tiny Vacation Shelters in the French Countryside
    Outdoor

    Tiny Vacation Shelters in the French Countryside

    La Nuage, a system of waystations in Bourdeaux, France, lets hikers live in the cloud.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    03.12.14

  6. Radius Furniture by Jeff Martin
    Product of the Day

    Radius Furniture by Jeff Martin

    An ahead-of-the-curve furniture experiment by Jeff Martin plays with pastels and geometry.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    03.13.14

  7. Surprisingly Subtle 300-Foot Radio Tower
    Superstructure

    Surprisingly Subtle 300-Foot Radio Tower

    The winning design for the Canakkale Antenna Tower in Turkey manages grandeur with restraint.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    03.13.14

  8. Design Icon: George Nakashima
    Profiles

    Design Icon: George Nakashima

    A skilled and spiritual craftsman, George Nakashima crafted wood furniture that elevated and showcased natural forms.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    03.11.14

  9. 3D Printing Documentary at SXSW
    Post

    3D Printing Documentary at SXSW

    The disruptive technology is ready for a closeup, with Print the Legend, a new documentary film on 3D printing premiering this week at SXSW.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    03.13.14

  10. Freunde von Freunden and Vitra’s Berlin Apartment
    City Guide

    Freunde von Freunden and Vitra’s Berlin Apartment

    A design collaboration between European furniture manufacturer Vitra and lifestyle voyeur Freunde von Freunden lays out a blueprint for contemporary living in Berlin's Mitte.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    03.15.14

  11. Design Icon: 10 Buildings By Alvar Aalto
    Profiles

    Design Icon: 10 Buildings By Alvar Aalto

    Alvar Aalto, one of Finland’s greatest architects, made modernist masterpieces with a human touch.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    03.17.14

  12. Chicago Crowdsources a Skate Park
    Travel Reports

    Chicago Crowdsources a Skate Park

    Skaters, bikers, and a park advocate are breaking new ground in Chicago's Grant Park.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    03.21.14

  13. Reaction Housing's Affordable Portable Launches at SXSW
    A Great Idea

    Reaction Housing's Affordable Portable Launches at SXSW

    Inspired by a coffee cup, the EXO portable housing prototype can make a difference for those in need.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    03.10.14

  14. Art You Can Walk All Over: Carpet by Steffen Kehrle
    How they make it

    Art You Can Walk All Over: Carpet by Steffen Kehrle

    By painting on the assembly line, German designer Steffen Kehrle turns carpets into canvas.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    03.25.14

  15. Explore A Floating Fortress in 'Another Great Day At Sea'
    Books

    Explore A Floating Fortress in 'Another Great Day At Sea'

    Writers in Residence by Visual Editions goes behind closed doors to give architecture fans an intriguing longread.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    03.14.14

  16. 10 Inspiring Modern Memorials
    Travel Reports

    10 Inspiring Modern Memorials

    The winning design for Norway’s July 22nd Memorial is one of many poignant architectural metaphors for loss. Here are nine more memorials that use modern architecture to pay respect.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    03.10.14

  17. Maggie’s Centres: A Blueprint for Cancer Care
    Event Spotlight

    Maggie’s Centres: A Blueprint for Cancer Care

    A striking set of designs for patient treatment centers showcases architecture’s power to heal.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    03.02.14

  18. Lite-Brite Grows Up: Flatpack Paper Lamp
    A Great Idea

    Lite-Brite Grows Up: Flatpack Paper Lamp

    This flat-packed, laser-stitched lamp shade invites endless customizations.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    03.27.14

  19. Behind The Scenes: Chicago Furniture Brand Stars in Divergent
    We Recommend

    Behind The Scenes: Chicago Furniture Brand Stars in Divergent

    Furniture from the sleek Chicago studio gets a closeup in the hit movie Divergent.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    03.28.14

  20. Photos of the Day: Isolated Building Studies
    Travel Reports

    Photos of the Day: Isolated Building Studies

    David Schalliol’s photo project showcases the eerie beauty in Chicago's abandoned lots and standalone buildings.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    03.31.14

  21. World’s Fair Pavilion: Restoring the Tent of Tomorrow
    Superstructure

    World’s Fair Pavilion: Restoring the Tent of Tomorrow

    Matthew Silva’s documentary on New York's World's Fair Pavilion is focused on getting a forgotten modernist structure restored.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    03.31.14

  22. Sculpture Lets the Public Paint the Sky
    Travel Reports

    Sculpture Lets the Public Paint the Sky

    An art installation in Vancouver, suspended 24 stories above the harbor, lets the public create light patterns with the swipe of a cell phone screen.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    04.02.14

  23. Carreau du Temple: Parisian Poetry in Glass and Steel
    Superstructure

    Carreau du Temple: Parisian Poetry in Glass and Steel

    Studio Milou’s restoration of a public pavilion showcases the beauty of the Marais.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    04.10.14

  24. Design Icon: 10 Buildings by Marcel Breuer
    Design 101

    Design Icon: 10 Buildings by Marcel Breuer

    The Bauhaus designer’s modern vision helped post-war American building see the future.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    04.14.14

  25. 8 Endangered Modern Structures
    Post

    8 Endangered Modern Structures

    These modern gems are slated for demolition, in need of repair, or the subject of fundraising campaigns.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    04.08.14

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