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McLeod Kredell: Locavore Architects in Vermont

Taking a down-to-earth, locavore approach to architecture, the firm McLeod Kredell brings modernism to the traditional region of New England.
March 14, 2014
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Profile: Karabachian Design Office

The brother-sister duo behind Karabachian Design Office share how they make and locally produce their minimal, fun furniture designs.
March 12, 2014
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Design Icon: George Nakashima

A skilled and spiritual craftsman, George Nakashima crafted wood furniture that elevated and showcased natural forms.
March 11, 2014
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Modern Landscape Designer Breaks New Ground

With a wild approach, award-winning designer Margie Ruddick pushes the boundaries of landscaping.
March 5, 2014
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Design Icon: Isamu Noguchi

One of the most idiosyncratic artists of the 20th century, Japanese-American designer and sculptor Isamu Noguchi fashioned a future of organic shapes and clean lines, an elegant fusion of trends and traditions. A restless thinker, world traveler and collaborator, Noguchi’s eclectic career covered so much ground, just a fragment—set design with dance icon Martha Graham or his public artworks and sculptures—would make for a distinguished career. Here we examine some of his iconic furniture and interior designs.
February 25, 2014
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Design Icon: Charlotte Perriand

Many innovators helped usher in the Modernist movement, but French architect, furniture maker, and interior designer Charlotte Perriand turned lofty ideals into revolutionary living spaces. Her extended collaboration with Le Corbusier made the sleek, chrome-finished future a reality, but her continued evolution and experimentation with different forms and materials made her a true icon.
February 25, 2014
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Designer Spotlight: Souda Collective

Recent Parsons School of Design graduates Shaun Kasperbauer, Isaac Friedman-Heiman, and Luft Tanaka (from left) are the founding members of the design collective Souda (a Japanese word pronounced “SOH-duh”).
February 19, 2014
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Designer Spotlight: Hiroko Takeda

Weaver and textile artist Hiroko Takeda keeps a studio on the ninth floor of an old industrial building in downtown Brooklyn, where she works on various client commissions and her own one-off art projects.
February 18, 2014
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Design Icon: Architect Eero Saarinen

Bold curves, colorful accents and technical vision: Finnish-American architect Eero Saarinen’s body of work represents Modernism’s playful side in bloom. His iconic buildings, from the Gateway Arch to the Miller House, helped symbolize America’s buoyant post-Cold War period, and often looked as streamlined and glamourous as the jets taxiing in front of one of his greatest creations, D.C.’s Dulles International Airport.
February 10, 2014
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