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  1. “Spoons” Mural at March in San Francisco
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    “Spoons” Mural at March in San Francisco

    Homewares and kitchen supply store March, in San Francisco’s Pacific Heights neighborhood, will display Joshua Vogel’s “Spoons” Mural beginning June 6.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    05.28.13

  2. Zaha Hadid in Central Park
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    Zaha Hadid in Central Park

    In time for the Cooper-Hewitt's National Design Week is London-based architect Zaha Hadid's collaboration with Chanel's Karl Lagerfeld to design a pavilion that explores just what it would feel...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    10.17.08

  3. Windows of Opportunity in UK
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    Windows of Opportunity in UK

    As a product of our financial climate, cities all over the world have been experiencing a surge in one of the most unattractive urban visual blights: empty storefronts. In York, the city has...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    09.14.09

  4. What the Font?
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    What the Font?

    Ever ask yourself, "Is that Arial or Helvetica?" (Or for type snobs, "Is that Helvetica or Helvetica Neue?") Then WhatTheFont may be the iPhone application for you. WhatTheFont...

    written by: David A. Greene
    02.22.09

  5. Unseen Realities
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    Unseen Realities

    Since we've spent much of the last six weeks sorting through and thinking about ideas for the future of suburbia, it was a particularly appropriate time to stumble upon the amazing speculative...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    08.20.09

  6. Unauthorized Moss Art
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    Unauthorized Moss Art

    From Banksy to Katsu to Iz the Wiz, we often hear about guerilla graffiti artists who've taken their social critiques to the streets with powerful images and strong words.  Along a quieter...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    08.10.09

  7. Tumblr of the Day: Who Wore it Better?
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    Tumblr of the Day: Who Wore it Better?

    A clever riff on People’s “Who Wore it Best,” a series of photos comparing celebrities’ fashion choices, this Tumblr does the same with modern art.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    04.17.13

  8. Touring Design for a Living World
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    Touring Design for a Living World

    Design for a Living World is a new "green" exhibition at the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum in New York City. For the show, the museum commissioned ten leading designers...

    written by: Rachael Grad
    06.09.09

  9. TOTEMISM: Memphis Meets Africa at Design Indaba Expo
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    TOTEMISM: Memphis Meets Africa at Design Indaba Expo

    Kinship in design is often viewed as simply a matter of showing relations, both formally and historically, between objects that share color, pattern, and local craft strategies. Totemism, however,...

    written by: Abigail Doan
    03.05.13

  10. Tokyo Blues
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    Tokyo Blues

    Cities are a favorite subject for photographers, filled as they are with visual stimuli and primed for artistic criticism. A new series of images by Nurri Kim takes as its target the city of Tokyo,...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    12.01.09

  11. Three Starchitects for the Price of One at the Leeum
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    Three Starchitects for the Price of One at the Leeum

    The rather poorly named Leeum Samsung Museum of Art (an unfortunate collision of “Lee”, surname of the Samsung family who founded the place, and the last half of “museum”)...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    11.04.08

  12. The Soft Spot
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    The Soft Spot

    As designers embrace the idea of directing their skills toward doing good in the world, a collective of students and alumni from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco have launched an...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    03.03.09

  13. The Return of Ulysses
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    The Return of Ulysses

    San Franciscans will not want to miss Claudio Monteverdi’s opera The Return of Ulysses, staged and directed by artist William Kentridge, running at the Project Artaud Theater running through...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    03.25.09

  14. The Relief Chair and Fashioning Felt
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    The Relief Chair and Fashioning Felt

    At first glance I thought this chair was made from the rather hard and inhospitable charcoal-colored packing material that often surrounds new electronics inside shipping boxes. But upon closer...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    03.11.09

  15. The Red House, Paris
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    The Red House, Paris

    Ten years ago, there was a petite house in the Bastille area of Paris that sat tucked away behind the boulevard, surrounded on all four sides by a deserted factory. Today, that little house still...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    photos by: Tiffany Chu
    08.19.10

  16. The Bay Lights Begins Tonight!
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    The Bay Lights Begins Tonight!

    If you're in the San Francisco Bay Area tonight, you won't want to miss the debut of The Bay Lights, the largest scale LED light installation in the world to date.

    written by: Sara Ost
    03.05.13

  17. Textile Exhibit to Feature Picasso, Dali, Matisse Designs
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    Textile Exhibit to Feature Picasso, Dali, Matisse Designs

    A London exhibition uses works by Picasso, Dali, Matisse, and others to trace the evolution of 20th century textile design.

    written by: William Lamb
    01.15.14

  18. Systematic Landscapes exhibit at the de Young Museum
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    Systematic Landscapes exhibit at the de Young Museum

    Maya Lin’s newly opened exhibition at the de Young Museum in San Francisco, titled Systematic Landscapes, depicts a stunning collection of recent and brand-new works that explore what the New...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    11.04.08

  19. Surveying Frieze New York
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    Surveying Frieze New York

    Fact #1: New Yorkers are more allergic to bridges and tunnels than plants and trees. Fact #2: Manhattanites generally enjoy exploring other boroughs as much as they like the Times Square...

    written by: Faith-Ann Young
    05.12.12

  20. Student Project: Open Pollen
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    Student Project: Open Pollen

    High school students at Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall school in Massachusetts got an early lesson in architecture and design when they built a site-specific sculpture on the grounds of their school last...

    written by: Drew Himmelstein
    04.07.09

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