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  1. It Takes A Village
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    It Takes A Village

    Oakland, California is infamously known for a Gertrude Stein quote, ongoing issues with crime and poverty, and a decades-long economic decline. However, the city's civic leaders have been...

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Diana Budds
    08.27.10

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. Scavolini's Flagship Store Opens in Soho
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    Scavolini's Flagship Store Opens in Soho

    Italian kitchen design powerhouse Scavolini recently opened up a 10,000-square-foot flagship store in Soho, their very first in the United States. The 15 vignettes inside reflect Scavolini at its...

    written by: Diana Budds
    11.16.10

  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. Design Within Reach Spring Picks
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    Design Within Reach Spring Picks

    This week Design Within Reach previewed their Spring 2011 collection where I got a sneek peek of some of their new products and furnishings. A current running throughout much of the furniture was...

    written by: Diana Budds
    11.24.10

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. The Architecture of High Point
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    The Architecture of High Point

    I'm hard pressed to think of another city in the United States that's as oriented toward the furniture industry as High Point, North Carolina. From manufacturing to selling, furniture is the heart...

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Diana Budds
    04.10.11

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. Building Green in Albany
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    Building Green in Albany

    This year, Build it Green celebrates the completion of its 10,000th GreenPoint rated home. Through the Greenpoint system, Build it Green awards points for energy efficiency, resource conservation,...

    written by: Diana Budds
    11.09.11

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. New from Note Design: Marginal Notes #2
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    New from Note Design: Marginal Notes #2

    Note Design Studio opened "Excursion," its second "Marginal Notes" exhibition at the Lindelöf showroom and gallery Wednesday night. Eagerly awaiting the follow-up to last...

    written by: Diana Budds
    02.10.12

  16. 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

  17. 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

  18. 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

  19. 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

  20. 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

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