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  1. Local Fundraising
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    Local Fundraising

    Creative projects get a leg up and their word out at gatherings that serve donations with a side of social capital. Move over, Kickstarter. Across the country, philanthropy is getting personalized.

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Vanessa Miller
    05.23.12

  2. 2012 Curry Stone Prize Winners
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    2012 Curry Stone Prize Winners

    For its fifth anniversary, the Curry Stone Foundation—a charitable organization that celebrates community-oriented design projects—has announced the five recipients in its annual...

    written by: Diana Budds
    12.05.12

  3. Designer Spotlight: The Bouroullec Brothers
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    Designer Spotlight: The Bouroullec Brothers

    We share our favorite designs from Paris-based Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec.

    written by: Diana Budds
    10.24.13

  4. Designer Spotlight: Le Corbusier
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    Designer Spotlight: Le Corbusier

    Swiss-born architect Charles-Édouard Jeanneret, known as Le Corbusier, is one of the most venerated figures in the 20th-century canon. His oeuvre spans furniture, "machines for living," and master...

    written by: Diana Budds
    11.11.13

  5. Tania da Cruz
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    Tania da Cruz

    Milan-based Tania da Cruz cut her teeth in Marcel Wanders’s Amsterdam studio. “It was like living in a temporary fairy tale,” she says. Dutch whimsy factored into her early work—such as her Chia...

    written by: Diana Budds
    04.03.14

  6. Nick Ross
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    Nick Ross

    It’s no wonder that designer Nick Ross—of the Stockholm studio that bears his name—often references historical events. For inspiration, he says, “You can’t beat a good BBC documentary. If the title...

    written by: Diana Budds
    04.03.14

  7. Daniele Bortotto
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    Daniele Bortotto

    Nomadic Italian designer Daniele Bortotto gleans inspiration from the places he visits: “I’m always on a train,” he says. Bortotto has tapped into generations of craftsmanship found in Venice and...

    written by: Diana Budds
    04.03.14

  8. Karoline Fesser
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    Karoline Fesser

    Inquisitiveness motivates German designer Karoline Fesser, who lives and works in her hometown, just outside Cologne. “When I started to think about design, I didn’t even know the term ‘design’...

    written by: Diana Budds
    04.03.14

  9. 5 Modern Design Icons You Should Know
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    5 Modern Design Icons You Should Know

    From the photographer who shaped how mid-century architecture was communicated to the furniture designer whose work is synonymous with the "space-age pop" aesthetic, we profile five icons you...

    written by: Diana Budds
    07.02.13

  10. Harry Bertoia's Jewelry Design
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    Harry Bertoia's Jewelry Design

    Midcentury-master Harry Bertoia's oeuvre includes iconic furniture, prints and drawings, sculpture, jewelry, and more. His daughter Celia recently spoke at San Francisco's Zinc Details as part of...

    written by: Diana Budds
    05.22.14

  11. Designer Spotlight: Matthew Plumstead
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    Designer Spotlight: Matthew Plumstead

    Minnesota-based designer Matthew Plumstead has had quite the year. His Integrated Workstation project for Herman Miller won a Red Dot award for best design concept and his Kickstarter campaign ...

    written by: Diana Budds
    10.31.12

  12. Designer Spotlight: Meg Callahan
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    Designer Spotlight: Meg Callahan

    We first spotted Providence, Rhode Island–based designer Meg Callahan's work at Matter's Next World exhibition this spring and instantly loved her quilts—a contemporary take on...

    written by: Diana Budds
    10.22.12

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