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  1. SF Creative Mornings Kicks Off
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    SF Creative Mornings Kicks Off

    Friday morning in San Francisco saw not only torrential rain and spots of hail but the kick off of its own monthly CreativeMornings chapter. Dubbed a "free breakfast lecture series, for...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    02.28.11

  2. 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

  3. Why Design Now?
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    Why Design Now?

    Earlier this month, the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum unveiled its fourth exhibition in its National Design Triennial series: Why Design Now?. The exhibit features more than 125 projects-...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    05.24.10

  4. Glass Jar Terrariums
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    Glass Jar Terrariums

    Terrariums have once again taken off--just like Indie Mart founder Kelly Malone's San Francisco craft space Workshop. Malone opened Workshop in September 2009 and has since been selling out classes...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    04.02.10

  5. Dwell Eds Talk at USF Feb. 15
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    Dwell Eds Talk at USF Feb. 15

    On February 15th my fellow Deputy Editor Jaime Gillin and I will take the stage at the University of San Francisco's Xavier Chapel to kick off the school's Department of Architecture and...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    02.14.12

  6. Meeting Dieter Rams
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    Meeting Dieter Rams

    I had the rare pleasure Friday of meeting and interviewing German industrial design legend Dieter Rams. Rams is in town for the opening of the exhibit Less and More: The Design Ethos of Dieter...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    08.28.11

  7. 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

  8. 2010 BKLYN Designs
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    2010 BKLYN Designs

    It's that time of year again—spring!—and this weekend BKLYN DESIGNS, a three-day contemporary design tradeshow featuring furniture, lighting, carpeting, flooring, and wall...

    05.06.10

  9. Bangkok's Storied Shophouses
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    Bangkok's Storied Shophouses

    Cities and countries have many faces, and the one known to travelers and foreigners often differs from that of the everyday. In his photo series "Shophouses" German photographer Peter...

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Peter Nitsch
    09.14.10

  10. New Olds at Israeli Design Museum
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    New Olds at Israeli Design Museum

    There's an interesting new museum in Israel, just south of Tel Aviv, with a corkscrewing exterior of rust-red Cor-Ten steel: Design Museum Holon, designed by Ron Arad. Their forthcoming exhibition...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    05.13.11

  11. Webcast: Design for Emerging Markets
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    Webcast: Design for Emerging Markets

    If you have an interest in humanitarian design and product development, you'll want to tune in this Thursday, October 29, to a live online seminar "Designing Products for Emerging Markets,...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    10.27.09

  12. Roger Gastman at Ford & Ching
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    Roger Gastman at Ford & Ching

    On November 3rd, Ford & Ching and 722 Figueroa hosted an installment of Creative Mornings at Night, a lecture series geared toward creative types. An eclectic mix of West Side design types,...

    written by: Diana Budds
    11.10.11

  13. Semana Carlos Motta
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    Semana Carlos Motta

    September 21–24 marks Semana Carlos Motta, or Carlos Motta Week, with a series of New York events to celebrate the work of the Brazilian architect and furniture designer known for his use of...

    written by: Erika Heet
    09.19.10

  14. 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

  15. Final Weekend: Bauhaus at MoMA
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    Final Weekend: Bauhaus at MoMA

    This weekend marks the final days of the Museum of Modern Art's homage to the Bauhaus, the early-20th-century German school and movement that fostered and supported early modernism leaders like...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    01.20.10

  16. VIA: 30 Years of Furniture Design
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    VIA: 30 Years of Furniture Design

    For 30 years, the Valorisation de L’Innovation dans l’Ameublement, affectionately known as VIA, has promoted contemporary, innovative furniture design with economical and eco-friendly...

    written by: Suzy Evans
    01.29.10

  17. SFMoMA 75th Anniversary Show
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    SFMoMA 75th Anniversary Show

    Though the iconic Mario Botta building that houses the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art has only graced the city's South of Market neighborhood since 1995, the museum itself has brought modern...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    02.08.10

  18. The Guggenheim Fills the Void
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    The Guggenheim Fills the Void

    Since it opened in New York City in 1959, Frank Lloyd Wright's Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum has captivated the world--and its imagination. To celebrate the building's 50th anniversary, the museum...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    02.12.10

  19. Take Note at the CCA
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    Take Note at the CCA

    The 1960s was a prolific era of writing in architecture as masters penned their frustrations with the field and pushed it to become an element of pop culture while also increasing its intellectual...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    02.17.10

  20. 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

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