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  1. Iannis Xenakis Drawings
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    Iannis Xenakis Drawings

    Though I fear that I won't get to see it in person, The Drawing Center in New York has just opened a new exhibit of architect and composer Iannis Xenakis's drawings. Iannis Xenakis: Composer,...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    01.19.10

  2. How Many Billboards? in LA
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    How Many Billboards? in LA

    Considering what a blight billboards can be on the urban landscape--São Paulo banned them in 2007, as have states like Maine--especially in car-centric spot like Los Angeles, it's little...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    03.10.10

  3. Remy and Veenhuizen in DC
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    Remy and Veenhuizen in DC

    Bucking the going notion that the only conversation about design in Washington DC is of the "intelligent" kind, capital spot Industry Gallery is launching Hands On this weekend, an...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    03.18.10

  4. Epic Eames Auction Tomorrow
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    Epic Eames Auction Tomorrow

    In the unlikely event you really haven't got enough Eames in your life, the Chicago auction house Wright is opening bidding tomorrow, April 8th, on a pretty large selection of Charles and Ray's...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    04.07.10

  5. Überblick by Thomas Heinser
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    Überblick by Thomas Heinser

    Though the Golden Gate and the Bay Bridge are certainly the most famous, there are in fact seven bridges that span the wide waters of the San Francisco Bay. German photographer Thomas Heinser has...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Thomas Heinser
    04.09.10

  6. Yves Klein's Air Architecture
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    Yves Klein's Air Architecture

    In conjunction with the massive retrospective "Yves Klein: With the Void, Full Powers" that the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington DC is launching tomorrow, they've also...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    05.20.10

  7. Land Use Survey at Jen Bekman Gallery
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    Land Use Survey at Jen Bekman Gallery

    Land Use Survey is a new show up at the gallery Jen Bekman in New York through August 15th. It's a group show that ranges across media that tries to understand how we use land in America, and it's...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    07.17.10

  8. SFMOMA talks Olivetti's Design
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    SFMOMA talks Olivetti's Design

    Earlier this year SFMOMA hosted a big extravaganza marking the opening of it's 75th anniversary show 75 Years of Looking Forward. In addition to finely-curated group of paintings and objects, a...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    08.31.10

  9. Evan Mather at Arch. and the City
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    Evan Mather at Arch. and the City

    I've been a fan of Evan Mather's films since we screened A Necessary Ruin--a glimpse of short, strange life of Bucky Fuller's Union Tank Car Dome outside Baton Rouge--at Dwell on Design this year....

    written by: Aaron Britt
    09.22.10

  10. Paul Rudolph: NYC Expressway
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    Paul Rudolph: NYC Expressway

    One of New York's last large-scale urban planning initiatives, the Lower Manhattan Expressway, never came to pass. The massive transit system would have irevocably altered the face of New York City...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    09.26.10

  11. Dancing About Architecture
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    Dancing About Architecture

    Steve Martin is widely credited with the off-handed critical cut: "Writing about music is like dancing about architecture." And though modern dance troupes have taken up just that subject...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    10.01.10

  12. Handicapping Design Philadelphia
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    Handicapping Design Philadelphia

    Last night Design Philadelphia kicked off its 6th annual festival of art, architecture, and design. This year the event boasts over 150 events over 11 days, all aimed, as Design Philadelphia...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    10.08.10

  13. Learning from Iran
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    Learning from Iran

    Sustainability-minded San Diegans should head over to the La Jolla Library today for what looks to be a fascinating talk from longtime San Diego architect Simi Razavian of MSA and Associates. Her...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    11.03.10

  14. Seeing Orange in SF
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    Seeing Orange in SF

    Seeing Orange Dutch Design Week in SF is in full swing now in San Francisco, showcasing the best in Dutch design here in the City by the Bay. Here's a quick handicap of the talks and films that you...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    11.16.10

  15. Talking Swiss Design in LA
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    Talking Swiss Design in LA

    I'll be down in Los Angeles tomorrow, January 27th at 6:00 PM, to moderate a discussion on Swiss design at the A+D Museum. The free talk kicks off an exhibition highliting the winners of the...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    01.26.11

  16. Swiss Design Talk in SF
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    Swiss Design Talk in SF

    I'll be at Swissnex San Francsicso today, February 10th, to lead a panel discussion of Swiss design to help kick off an exhibition of the winners of the 2009 Swiss Design Awards. I had a great...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    02.10.11

  17. 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

  18. Don Hisaka's Cleveland Years
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    Don Hisaka's Cleveland Years

    Berkeley, California-based architect Don Hisaka is getting the royal treatment in Cleveland these days with an exhibit of his Ohioan work of the 60s, 70s, and 80s in the show Don Hisaka: The...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    04.27.11

  19. Rams: Less and More
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    Rams: Less and More

    Making its only American stop in San Francisco, the wonderful show Less and More: The Design Ethos of Dieter Rams opened this week at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. I got a chance to...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    09.01.11

  20. SF's Architecture and the City
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    SF's Architecture and the City

    It's September in San Francisco which means that our local chapter of the American Institute of Architects is hosting its month-long festival of all things Bay Area and design: Architecture and the...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    09.05.11

  21. Stanley Saitowitz's Judaica
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    Stanley Saitowitz's Judaica

    The South African-born, San Francisco-based architect Stanley Saitowitz is no stranger to the intersection of Judaism and design. His firm, Natoma Architects Inc., is responsible for synagogues in...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    11.14.11

  22. Dwell Talks with Rich Brilliant Willing
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    Dwell Talks with Rich Brilliant Willing

    On Thursday, November 10th, I'll be sitting down for a chat with Alexander T. Williams, one of the forces behind the exciting industrial design firm Rich Brilliant Willing. Williams is in town not...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    11.09.11

  23. Hidden Heroes Hits London
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    Hidden Heroes Hits London

    Hidden Heroes, a traveling exhibit celebrating masterful design as applied to the everyday object, has touched down in London at the Science Museum where it will remain into May of next year. The...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    12.22.11

  24. Massimo Scolari's Drawings at Yale
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    Massimo Scolari's Drawings at Yale

    Visit the website of the Italian architect, designer, and artist Massimo Scolari and you'll be surprised to see how many drawings and paintings are lumped in with his more three-dimensional work....

    written by: Aaron Britt
    01.16.12

  25. Dwell Lounge at Sundance
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    Dwell Lounge at Sundance

    Dwell brought its modern design prowess to the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, last weekend by kitting out a happening lounge at 427 Main Street. With the help of San Francisco interior...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    01.27.12

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