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  1. Touring Vitra Campus, Part 2
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    Touring Vitra Campus, Part 2

    Vitra's Weil-am-Rhein, Germany, campus boasts not only the production facilities of the famous furniture manufacturer but also numerous iconic buildings by world-renowned architects. In Touring...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Miyoko Ohtake
    10.04.11

  2. LEGO Greenhouse in London
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    LEGO Greenhouse in London

    By now its bricks have been pulled apart, its sunflowers taken from Covent Garden's North Piazza, but from September 15 to 25, the Lego Greenhouse designed by Sebastian Bergne was one of the hits...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    10.04.11

  3. 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

  4. Cycle China: Week 4
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    Cycle China: Week 4

    In this special five-part series, we're riding along with SWA Group landscape designer Amirah Shahid as she cycles nearly 800 miles from Beijing to Shanghai (find the previous posts here). Join us...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Amirah Shahid
    09.29.11

  5. Touring Vitra Campus, Part 1
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    Touring Vitra Campus, Part 1

    The Vitra Campus in Weil-am-Rhein, Germany, is design-heaven on Earth. Since the 1950s, it has been home to Vitra's furniture production (the company headquarters are located across the border in...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Miyoko Ohtake
    09.29.11

  6. London Design Festival Recap
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    London Design Festival Recap

    As with most trade fairs, it was difficult to find dense clumps of strong design at the London Design Festival; instead gems were dispersed throughout. When an object did stand out, the work was...

    written by: Shonquis Moreno
    photos by: Shonquis Moreno
    09.28.11

  7. Geenen + Hoon at Aram Gallery
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    Geenen + Hoon at Aram Gallery

    Curated by Héloise Park at the Aram Gallery, the Geenen & Hoon exhibition brings together two young furniture makers who approach design through structure—but from opposite ends of...

    written by: Shonquis Moreno
    photos by: Shonquis Moreno
    09.26.11

  8. London's 100% Design
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    London's 100% Design

    Albeit with more drizzle and more crowded aisles, 100% Design in Earls Court, London, resembles New York’s International Contemporary Furniture Fair in that it is small and easily digested....

    written by: Shonquis Moreno
    photos by: Shonquis Moreno
    09.24.11

  9. London Design Festival: Day 3
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    London Design Festival: Day 3

    My third day traipsing about London for the Design Festival had me venturing east again, starting my day in Clerkenwell (that's pronounced CLARK-en-well, I learned) and then, as ever, heading back...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Aaron Britt
    09.23.11

  10. Cycle China: Week 3
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    Cycle China: Week 3

    In this special five-part series, we're riding along with SWA Group landscape designer Amirah Shahid as she cycles nearly 800 miles from Beijing to Shanghai (find the previous posts here). Join us...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    09.22.11

  11. London Design Festival: Day 2
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    London Design Festival: Day 2

    I spent my second day at the London Design Festival in the Shoreditch Design Triangle in East London. The neighborhood is a good deal scrappier than where I was in the west yesterday, but the...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Aaron Britt
    09.21.11

  12. London Design Festival: Day 1
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    London Design Festival: Day 1

    Fighting a bit of jetlag and a few high-design, low-usefulness maps, I headed to the Brompton Design District for my first day of the London Design Festival. I started at festival headquarters,...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    09.20.11

  13. Cycle China: Week 2
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    Cycle China: Week 2

    In this special five-part series, we're riding along with SWA Group landscape designer Amirah Shahid as she cycles nearly 800 miles from Beijing to Shanghai. Join us as she tells about her journey...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Amirah Shahid
    09.12.11

  14. Cycle China: Week 1
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    Cycle China: Week 1

    In this special five-part series, we're riding along with SWA Group landscape designer Amirah Shahid as she cycles nearly 800 miles from Beijing to Shanghai. Join us as she tells us about her...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    09.05.11

  15. 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

  16. Touring Sydney, Part 2
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    Touring Sydney, Part 2

    We featured bridges, beautiful low-income housing experiments, and beachside pools in our Touring Sydney, Part 1, slideshow and it would be remiss of us not to include the Australian city's most...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Miyoko Ohtake
    08.04.11

  17. Touring Sydney, Part 1
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    Touring Sydney, Part 1

    Sydney really is everything people build it up to be: the Opera House, the Botanic Gardens, the beaches! I recently traveled Down Under to take in its sights and sounds. This slideshow, the first...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Miyoko Ohtake
    08.02.11

  18. Renegade Jewelry (and more!)
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    Renegade Jewelry (and more!)

    The ever-awesome Renegade Craft Fair touched down at Fort Mason in San Francisco last weekend, and the place was predictably chock-full of handcrafted brilliance. Walking through the aisles, I ...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    photos by: Jordan Kushins
    07.16.11

  19. Sydney's Surprising Opera House
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    Sydney's Surprising Opera House

    The Sydney Opera House is more amazing—and surprising—in person than any photo could convey. Earlier this month, I headed to the Southern Hemisphere for a vacation in Sydney and Cairns,...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Miyoko Ohtake
    07.14.11

  20. Roaming through Renegade
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    Roaming through Renegade

    This past Sunday, I hopped aboard the 43 to check out the Renegade Craft Fair at Fort Mason. I come from a familly that sews, builds, crochets, embroiders, prints, and throws (as in pottery), but I...

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Diana Budds
    07.12.11

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