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  1. Christien Meindertsma: Act Local
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    Christien Meindertsma: Act Local

    Since graduating from Design Academy Eindhoven in 2003, Rotterdam-based Christine Meinderstma has carved a niche for herself exploring the stories of ordinary objects. Take her book PIG (2007),...

    written by: Jane Szita
    08.02.12

  2. Material Explorations with L.A. Firm Layer
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    Material Explorations with L.A. Firm Layer

    Situated at the cross-section of architecture, art, and installation, Los Angeles–based architectural practice Layer has consistently managed to delight and surprise. Complex yet not...

    written by: Carren Jao
    07.31.12

  3. Five Questions for Nitin Rao
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    Five Questions for Nitin Rao

    Nitin Rao, along with Kaustuv DeBiswas, is co-founder of Sunglass, a cloud-based environment that aims to democratize design and provide an easy, user-friendly way to collaborate on 3D content...

    written by: Jordan Plaut
    07.19.12

  4. Sandy Chilewich
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    Sandy Chilewich

    In our July/August 2012 issue, we profiled a cross-section of women working in the design field from architects to curatorial theorists and a handful of professions between. One prominent figure in...

    written by: Diana Budds
    07.16.12

  5. Corporate Wisdom: Laurinda Spear
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    Corporate Wisdom: Laurinda Spear

    In our July/August issue, we take a look at 15 women leading the design world, one of whom is Laurinda Spear, cofounder of the Miami firm Arquitectonica. We spoke with her and three other women who...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    07.06.12

  6. Q&A with Pakistan's First Female Architect
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    Q&A with Pakistan's First Female Architect

    As profiled in our "Women of Influence" roundup in our July/August 2012 issue, Yasmeen Lari is the closest thing Pakistan has to a design superhero. After years working as an architect,...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    07.02.12

  7. Man Up
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    Man Up

    So you’ve thrown out the St. Pauli Girl sign, but how can you create an elegant masculine home without going space-age bachelor pad? Interior designer Kyle Schuneman, whose new guide, The...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Jon Snyder
    06.30.12

  8. In Living Color
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    In Living Color

    Architect Pedro Gadanho brings a body of hypercolorful work and a curiosity for the world stage to his new position as MoMA’s curator for contemporary architecture.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    06.10.12

  9. Q&A with Herman Miller's Marg Mojzak
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    Q&A with Herman Miller's Marg Mojzak

    Whether our recent essay "The Real Cost of Rip-Offs" got you thinking about the dark side of the knockoff industry—or left you unfazed and unconvinced—we'd like to continue...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    05.30.12

  10. ICFF 2012: Nani Marquina on Design
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    ICFF 2012: Nani Marquina on Design

    Spanish rug design maven Nani Marquina is known for her emphasis on handcrafted wares, commitment to fair trade practices and sustainable development, and for bringing a distinctive and imaginative...

    written by: Diana Budds
    05.25.12

  11. 8 Questions for Giulio Cappellini
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    8 Questions for Giulio Cappellini

    A San Francisco-based lecture series, Design Assembly, kicked off with a talk from one of the dons of contemporary furniture, Giulio Cappellini. He spoke to a full crowd of local design fans at...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    05.25.12

  12. The Future of Housing
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    The Future of Housing

    Is biologically based architecture the next big thing? Architect Mitchell Joachim thinks so. He proffers radical ways to rethink the science of structures.

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Dorothy Hong
    05.20.12

  13. Five Questions for Bjarke Ingels
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    Five Questions for Bjarke Ingels

    Architect Bjarke Ingels, founder of the world-beating firm BIG, was in San Francisco this week to show off the design for his latest project, an addition to the Kimball Art Center in Park City,...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    05.02.12

  14. Modern Ritual
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    Modern Ritual

    When it came time to partake in rituals like lighting the Shabbat candles or setting the seder plate, designer Stanley Saitowitz of Natoma Architects, Inc., saw nothing but a sea of Star of David...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Robyn Twomey
    04.30.12

  15. Design for Humankind
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    Design for Humankind

    Architect and healthcare design visionary Michael Graves shares his thoughts on how paralysis has affected his approach and practice.

    04.13.12

  16. Last Words, Take Two
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    Last Words, Take Two

    We put the same six questions to everyone we talked to for the Now 99 issue to learn what they’re reading, rethinking, and totally sick of. We ran a few responses as the Finishing Touch in...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    04.13.12

  17. Sixteen Ways of Looking at a Bedouin Tent
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    Sixteen Ways of Looking at a Bedouin Tent

    Architect, systems designer, Cradle to Cradle founder, and sustainability guru William McDonough talks entropy, Walker Evans, paper houses, and “buildings like trees” with science...

    written by: Alexis Madrigal
    03.22.12

  18. 10 Minutes with Karim Rashid
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    10 Minutes with Karim Rashid

    Tuesday evening, Danish design company Bo Concept debuted its newest collection, created by designer-about-town Karim Rashid. I walked up the pink carpet (a favorite color of the Egypt-born, Canada...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    03.08.12

  19. Chroma at the San Francisco Ballet
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    Chroma at the San Francisco Ballet

    Last week I caught the stunning dance Chroma at the San Francisco Ballet. Choreographed by Wayne McGregor with a set designed by the famed British minimalist architect John Pawson, Chroma is...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    02.23.12

  20. An Architecture Guide to Pyongyang
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    An Architecture Guide to Pyongyang

    German architect and writer Philipp Meuser realizes that Pyongyang, North Korea, doesn't top many travel destination wish lists, but after looking at his Architectural and Cultural Guide: Pyongyang...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    02.09.12

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