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  1. Apartment Decorated by Gaultier
    Travel Reports

    Apartment Decorated by Gaultier

    Stepping into the freshly decorated apartment by Jean-Paul Gaultier at Trocadero in Paris, I felt as if I had been transported into a quixotic dream, complete with a choppy journey through a triage...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    photos by: Tiffany Chu
    08.11.10

  2. Boston in Your Hands
    Travel Reports

    Boston in Your Hands

    The latest Play Date at Boston's Institute of Contemporary Art was held last weekend, to much applause and hands-on revelry in the spirit of planning. Titled 'Design a City: Boston In Your Hands'...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    06.09.10

  3. Cardboard Workshop
    Travel Reports

    Cardboard Workshop

    A celebration of all things impromptu and participatory, Kawamata's Cardboard Workshop at the Centre Pompidou in Paris has seen many different rebirths over the past few months. Over the weekend,...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    photos by: Tiffany Chu
    08.04.10

  4. Color-Changing Roof Tiles
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    Color-Changing Roof Tiles

    Living in a temperate climate, and deciding between a dark roof and a white roof? Trying to calculate if your summertime benefit with a light roof will outweigh the potential wintertime losses? We...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    11.17.09

  5. Exhibition Snapshot: Boom Design
    Dwell on Design

    Exhibition Snapshot: Boom Design

    While on the exhibition floor of Dwell on Design, it's hard to miss the curious crowds swarming around the playful modular shelves of Boom Design. We talked to Craig Varterian, entrepreneur and...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    06.28.09

  6. Exhibition Snapshot: Dwell Outdoor
    Dwell on Design

    Exhibition Snapshot: Dwell Outdoor

    From modern prefab sheds to luxury tent lodges, organic planters to living walls, Dwell Outdoor is one of the most anticipated exhibitions at this year's Dwell on Design.  

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    06.27.09

  7. Facade Printer Inkjets the City
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    Facade Printer Inkjets the City

    Touted as 'an inkjet printer in architectonical scale,' the Facadeprinter works by taking a vector or pixel file, and 'shoots' it dot by dot onto a vertical surface.

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    04.21.10

  8. Finnish Lines
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    Finnish Lines

    Design enthusiast and Alvar Aalto expert Juhani Lemmetti has transitioned his love of vintage Finnish furniture into a thriving furniture shop in Helsinki.

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    photos by: Niclas Warius
    06.11.12

  9. Ford & Ching Debuts 100xbetter
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    Ford & Ching Debuts 100xbetter

    A desk, a loveseat, and a shelving system -- all in one single flat pack? I, too, was amazed at the clever level of reconfigurability when I saw these new pieces appear in my inbox. Recently...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    05.19.10

  10. Henry Wilson
    Profiles

    Henry Wilson

    If 28-year-old Henry Wilson were not a designer, he would be a skipper. After one chaotic trip to the Milan furniture fair several years ago, Wilson began to question the necessity of producing new...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    04.23.12

  11. Kirei Instead of Wood?
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    Kirei Instead of Wood?

    Among the ever-expanding sea of wood alternatives, Kirei -- the Japanese character signifying 'beautiful' or 'clean' -- makes some unique materials that can replace your typical (and potentially ...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    09.28.09

  12. Lightforms, Digitally Fabricated
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    Lightforms, Digitally Fabricated

    Known to many architects as that translucent film paper on which archaic hand drawings become worthy of pin-up, mylar is making an illuminating entrance into the realm of the three-dimensional. ...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    05.11.10

  13. Marimekko in Harvard Square
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    Marimekko in Harvard Square

    Strolling down Brattle Street in Harvard Square, one can't help but notice the new vibrant swathes of color and fabric trumpeting from the windows of the Design Research Building.

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    10.27.09

  14. Matt Grigsby of Ecolect
    Interviews

    Matt Grigsby of Ecolect

    As I scrutinized and stroked the swatches of Ekobe, Green Cell Foam, and Kirei wood on the wall, I knew I was living out the designer's dream -- to indulge in an entire gallery of materials at my...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    10.19.09

  15. Max Lipsey
    Profiles

    Max Lipsey

    Max Lipsey always begins his design process by holding a material in his bare hands. He then pushes it, massages it, and experiments with it. “Before I even sketch, I need to get to know the...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    04.23.12

  16. Modern Family Roundup at DOD
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    Modern Family Roundup at DOD

    The Modern Family Zone on the Dwell on Design exhibition floor was transformed into a lively playground this past weekend.  Parents and children alike were frolicking in the playhouse, romping...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    07.01.09

  17. Mold It, Cast It
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    Mold It, Cast It

    From the first copper frog cast in Mesopotamia, molding and casting has progressed a long way in the realm of architecture and design since 3200 BC. Here's a roundup of some of our favorite recent...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    04.27.10

  18. Museum of Robots
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    Museum of Robots

    Welcome to Museum of Robots, where androids are the muses for Richard and Vicky Küng's collection of modern housewares and home accessories.

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    07.18.09

  19. New MIT Media Lab Opens Doors
    Travel Reports

    New MIT Media Lab Opens Doors

    The Media Lab at MIT is an unmatched incubator of unlikely partnerships -- where academia and industry hold hands, and where art and technology are inseparable. Designed by Prtizker Prize-winning...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    photos by: Tiffany Chu
    03.09.10

  20. Pop-Up Schmop-Up
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    Pop-Up Schmop-Up

    Perhaps the most beloved prefix these days for events and design projects -- aside from 'eco-' of course -- is 'pop-up.' Where there used to be only pop-up books and greeting cards in the olden...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    06.01.10

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