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  1. Solar Decathlon Highlights
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    Solar Decathlon Highlights

    From September 23rd to October 2nd, Washington D.C.'s monuments to presidential greats and civic leaders, museums of art and history, and houses of government were juxtaposed with houses of another...

    written by: Diana Budds
    10.03.11

  2. The Stealth Winery
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    The Stealth Winery

    Thousands of oenophiles trek to California’s Napa Valley each year to indulge in its scenic vistas and celebrated wineries. While the Chandons and Mondavis of the Valley are open to the...

    written by: Diana Budds
    08.16.10

  3. High Point Market 2011
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    High Point Market 2011

    April 2nd to the 7th marked the spring High Point Market, a tradeshow that takes place in the heart of American furniture country. One of the oldest furniture fairs in the United States, the Market...

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Diana Budds
    04.07.11

  4. ICFF 2012: Brass Tactics
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    ICFF 2012: Brass Tactics

    Everywhere we looked on the show floor of ICFF, we saw our own faces reflected back. Brass, copper, gold and other shiny metallics seemed to swathe or pepper most surfaces, appearing everywhere...

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    05.22.12

  5. On Becoming an Artist Exhibit
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    On Becoming an Artist Exhibit

    On Becoming an Artist: Isamu Noguchi and His Contemporaries,1922-1960 recently opened at the Noguchi Museum. Marking the museum’s 25th anniversary, the exhibition looks at how Noguchi’s...

    written by: Diana Budds
    11.18.10

  6. Roche Bobois Celebrates 50 Years
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    Roche Bobois Celebrates 50 Years

    French luxury furniture retailer Roche Bobois turned 50 this year, celebrating this milestone with a retrospective at their Madison Avenue showroom. Evident through the timeline of chairs, sofas,...

    written by: Diana Budds
    12.06.10

  7. Friday Finds 3.04.11
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    Friday Finds 3.04.11

    In this week's Friday Finds, disaster preparedness kits, a food tour of Italy, an interview with Winy Maas of MVRDV, and a tribute to Charlie Sheen.

    written by: Diana Budds
    03.04.11

  8. Peru Gift Show 2011
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    Peru Gift Show 2011

    Greetings from Peru! I'm in Lima reporting from the showroom floors of the National Gift Show and Peru Moda, a fashion tradeshow, taking place April 27th to 30th. An estimated 5,000 people come to...

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Diana Budds
    04.30.11

  9. 2011 American Craft Council Show
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    2011 American Craft Council Show

    This past weekend, the American Craft Council—one of the country's oldest organizations championing handicrafts—celebrated its 70th birthday at its annual show at Fort Mason in San...

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Diana Budds
    08.15.11

  10. Fair Chairs
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    Fair Chairs

    We continue our coverage of the 2012 Stockholm Furniture and Light Fair with a selection of especially haute seats. The allure of a well-designed chair is tough to resist and there were plenty of...

    written by: Diana Budds
    02.08.12

  11. Coverings 2012: Fireclay Tile
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    Coverings 2012: Fireclay Tile

    Artisanal tile company Fireclay was at Coverings for the first time this year and exhibited their brand of glass and ceramic tile that's a treat to look at and boasts some mighty strong...

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Diana Budds
    04.21.12

  12. Coverings 2012: New Ravenna Tile
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    Coverings 2012: New Ravenna Tile

    The 300,000-square-foot show floor at this year's Coverings (held April 17–20th at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida) was filled with many stunning designs, but an...

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Diana Budds
    05.08.12

  13. Los Angeles Designers at Milan Design Week
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    Los Angeles Designers at Milan Design Week

    Los Angeles designers Matthew Sullivan, Tanya Aguiñiga, and Ben Medansky exhibited their work during the 2014 Milan Design Week as part of the L.A. x Milano project curated by Bold LA and BPM...

    written by: Diana Budds
    04.18.14

  14. Seven from Stockholm Design Week
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    Seven from Stockholm Design Week

    It's about mid-way through the 2012 Stockholm Design Week and I've been traveling to studios, showrooms, and the show floor of the Furniture and Light Fair to seek out what's new in Scandinavian...

    written by: Diana Budds
    02.07.12

  15. Curating with a Conscience
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    Curating with a Conscience

    Upon entering Small Scale Big Change: New Architectures of Social Engagement‚ the latest exhibition from MoMA's Architecture and Design department‚ the tone of the exhibition is...

    written by: Diana Budds
    10.08.10

  16. Salone 2014 In Materials
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    Salone 2014 In Materials

    We roamed Milan's galleries and the Salone del Mobile show floors (check out our recap here) hunting down the best new design pieces. Here, we turn our eye to innovative materials. From the...

    written by: Diana Budds
    04.18.14

  17. Tendence 2012 at Messe Frankfurt: Anne Boenisch
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    Tendence 2012 at Messe Frankfurt: Anne Boenisch

    Judging from economic news of late, the one word most associated with Germany is "austerity." However, at Tendence, the home trends show taking place August 24–28 in Frankfurt, the...

    written by: Diana Budds
    08.25.12

  18. ICFF 2012: Editors' Awards
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    ICFF 2012: Editors' Awards

    Though there are hundreds of exhibitors at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF), a select few were called out for their exceptional wares by a panel of judges who name the Editors'...

    written by: Diana Budds
    05.30.12

  19. Tendence 2012 at Messe Frankfurt: Talents 10 + 1
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    Tendence 2012 at Messe Frankfurt: Talents 10 + 1

    Messe Frankfurt nurtures the young designers who come to its fairs—Tendence and Ambiente, namely—to exhibit their wares. From the prominent placement of the Talents exhibition (in the...

    written by: Diana Budds
    08.27.12

  20. Crate and Barrel's New Shop-in-Shop
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    Crate and Barrel's New Shop-in-Shop

    Crate and Barrel's newest addition is a shop-in-shop at their SoHo location featuring products by Finnish textile and design house Marimekko. While they have been partners since the 1960's, their...

    written by: Diana Budds
    10.18.10

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