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  1. Envelopes: Pratt Manhattan Gallery
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    Envelopes: Pratt Manhattan Gallery

    A building envelop is to a structure as our skin is to our bodies. But whereas our protective outer layers are responsive to the environment (both inside and outside ourselves), the walls that wrap...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    04.29.10

  2. "Postmodernism" at the V&A Museum
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    "Postmodernism" at the V&A Museum

    "Postmodernism: Style and Subversion 1970-1990," on view at London’s Victoria & Albert Museum through January 15th 2012, is the first major exhibition to take a long, hard look...

    written by: Marc Kristal
    10.17.11

  3. 10 Diagrams that Changed City Planning
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    10 Diagrams that Changed City Planning

    From now until February 15, SPUR in San Francisco is holding a rather interesting exhibition on the charts, diagrams, and visualizations that have changed the face of urban planning. From Ebenezer...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    11.16.12

  4. Espasso at Steven Alan
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    Espasso at Steven Alan

    Beginning with an all-day kickoff party on Saturday, May 29, from 10 am to 7 pm, Steven Alan in East Hampton will feature an installation of handmade furniture and accessories by Brazilian artisans...

    written by: Erika Heet
    05.27.10

  5. Suprasensorial: Experiments in Light
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    Suprasensorial: Experiments in Light

    What exactly does it mean to fully immerse oneself in art? In the most literal of terms, L.A.’s Museum of Contemporary Art invites us to dive right in and create some strokes of our own ...

    written by: Stephanie Orma
    01.05.11

  6. Mobile App We Love: Instagram
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    Mobile App We Love: Instagram

    Join Instagram launching co-founders Mike Krieger and Kevin Systrom for a #Nofilter conversation this Thursday at the Castro Theatre in San Francisco, California. What to expect? Their recent $1...

    written by: Eujin Rhee
    05.29.13

  7. LG and SHFT's Evening of Design
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    LG and SHFT's Evening of Design

    On Wednesday night the Museum of Arts and Design hosted a discussion on the cross section of home design and sustainability with a cast of characters including SHFT.com co-founders, actor...

    written by: Alexandra Polier
    11.15.12

  8. FOG Design + Art Fair
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    FOG Design + Art Fair

    The FOG Design+Art fair is pleased to announce a dynamic weekend lineup of lectures and interactive discussions with leaders in the design and art worlds. Benefiting the San Francisco Museum of...

    written by: Sarah Morse
    01.02.14

  9. TechnoCRAFT
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    TechnoCRAFT

    Out-of-the-box is so old school. On view now at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco is TechnoCRAFT, an exhibit that exhibit focuses in on the current trend of adapting a mass...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    07.24.10

  10. The Model Architect
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    The Model Architect

    Timothy Richards of Bath, England, turned his love of design into a cottage industry. He makes architectural models—not from cardboard, blocks or foam core, but from strong British Gypsum...

    written by: J. Michael Welton
    07.06.10

  11. Architecture and the City 2011
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    Architecture and the City 2011

    This week, the AIA San Francisco kicks off its ninth annual Architecture and the City festival. The month-long event features food tours, home and city tours, film series, exhibitions, lectures,...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    09.01.11

  12. Josef Albers Exhibition
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    Josef Albers Exhibition

    As a pioneering voice in the diffusion of modern art and design, Josef Albers's contributions to printmaking, color theory and pedagogy cannot be overstated.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    01.12.10

  13. Listening There: Scenes From Ghana
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    Listening There: Scenes From Ghana

    Two years ago, Mabel O. Wilson and Peter Tolkin traveled through Ghana, visiting the cities and documenting the architecture that had been erected over a thirty-year period, beginning in the late...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    10.05.10

  14. The California Museum’s exhibit "Ray Eames: A Century of Modern Design"
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    The California Museum’s exhibit "Ray Eames: A Century of Modern Design"

    February 23, 2013 - February 23, 2014 "Celebrating the centennial of legendary designer Ray Eames, this all-new exhibition is the first to explore the early life and work of the Sacramento nativ...

    written by: Jami Smith
    06.06.13

  15. Eames Words
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    Eames Words

    The A+D Museum on L.A.’s Museum Row has just opened "Eames Words," named for its highly conceptual, and lexical, approach to the Eames legacy. “The whole idea is based on an...

    written by: Erika Heet
    10.12.11

  16. Zaha Hadid: Form in Motion
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    Zaha Hadid: Form in Motion

    Love her or hate her, Zaha Hadid's scope is remarkable in terms of the breadth of designs as well as in their diverse locales. Her opera house in Guangzhou was shortlisted for the prestigious RIBA...

    written by: Diana Budds
    09.13.11

  17. Jean Prouvé: Architecture
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    Jean Prouvé: Architecture

    Long before prefab gained renewed popularity a decade ago, mass production was considered avant-garde thinking. A new exhibit at the Gagosian Gallery in Paris titled Jean Prouvé:...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    11.05.10

  18. Design: It's About Time
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    Design: It's About Time

    On September 18, Dwell deputy editor Aaron Britt will join the AIASF's Architecture in the City Festival, San Francisco's city-wide celebration of architecture, when he leads the panel Design: It...

    written by: Dwell Staff
    09.14.12

  19. Valentine's Giveaway from PACT
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    Valentine's Giveaway from PACT

    As a Valentine's Day treat to our faithful readers, we're teaming up with PACT, purveyors of fine, design-minded underwear and fellow San Franciscans to give away (ooh la la) a dozen pairs of...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    02.14.11

  20. Midcentury Modern Architecture of Sarasota
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    Midcentury Modern Architecture of Sarasota

    The inaugural SarasotaMOD festival in Sarasota, Florida, will introduce visitors to the area’s rich midcentury architecture from October 9 to 12, 2014. The event includes a tour of Florida Southern...

    written by: Allie Weiss
    08.25.14

  21. Field + Supply Modern Craft Fair in the Catskills
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    Field + Supply Modern Craft Fair in the Catskills

    On October 11 and 12, 2014, High Falls, New York, plays host to Field + Supply, a modern craft fair featuring work from a roster of Dwell favorites including Workstead, Egg Collective, The Commons,...

    written by: Diana Budds
    09.16.14

  22. Local Manufacturing at the 2014 Detroit Design Festival
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    Local Manufacturing at the 2014 Detroit Design Festival

    From September 23–28, the Detroit Design Festival takes place to celebrate the city's diverse creative industries through an impressive roster of events ranging from open studios to art...

    written by: Dwell Staff
    09.21.14

  23. Support an Eco-Friendly School in Zambia
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    Support an Eco-Friendly School in Zambia

    On October 2, 2014, a benefit at The Diamond Horseshoe in New York City will raise funds for the 14+ Foundation, a nonprofit that aims to build schools and orphanages for African children. The...

    written by: Allie Weiss
    09.30.14

  24. Eileen Gray Documentary Premieres in Tribeca
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    Eileen Gray Documentary Premieres in Tribeca

    A new documentary film, Gray Matters, does justice to a life less ordinary: that of design innovator Eileen Gray.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    10.15.14

  25. Open House Chicago: The City Behind Closed Doors
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    Open House Chicago: The City Behind Closed Doors

    Modern style and lesser-known sites on display during Chicago Architecture Foundation's signature event.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    10.18.14

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