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  1. Projectile Motion: Hat-Trick Design’s Stockwell Project Bring Local Art to Wayfinding
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    Projectile Motion: Hat-Trick Design’s Stockwell Project Bring Local Art to Wayfinding

    The Stockwell Park Estate in Lambeth, South London, boasts a colorful cultural history. Once part of a Roman trade route out of the city, the eclectic community has been reinvigorated over the...

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    02.14.14

  2. Olympic City: Gary Hustwit on Sochi and the Afterlife of the Games
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    Olympic City: Gary Hustwit on Sochi and the Afterlife of the Games

    While Sochi’s true legacy is yet to be written, the questions raised by inflated budgets and shaky construction are already being debated. It’s nothing new. Generations of host cities have had to...

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    02.14.14

  3. Photographer Candida Höfer's Lush Images of Architecture
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    Photographer Candida Höfer's Lush Images of Architecture

    The photographer's large-scale interior photos function like architectural character sketches.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    05.09.14

  4. Chicago’s Summer of Design
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    Chicago’s Summer of Design

    A massive exhibition and a new permanent design museum put the past, present, and future of the city’s design community in focus.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    04.28.14

  5. Shops We Love: Forage Modern Workshop
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    Shops We Love: Forage Modern Workshop

    This Minneapolis idea shop and store focuses on practical Midwestern goods with personality.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    05.14.14

  6. “If You Build It” Documentary Shows Power of Design Education
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    “If You Build It” Documentary Shows Power of Design Education

    Designer/activist duo Matthew Miller and Emily Pilloton are no strangers to hitting the road for the greater good. In 2010, they left San Francisco in an Airstream trailer to embark on the Design...

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    02.14.14

  7. Behind The Scenes: Chicago Furniture Brand Stars in Divergent
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    Behind The Scenes: Chicago Furniture Brand Stars in Divergent

    Furniture from the sleek Chicago studio gets a closeup in the hit movie Divergent.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    03.28.14

  8. Future Shock: Guggenheim’s Gorgeous Retrospective on Futurism
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    Future Shock: Guggenheim’s Gorgeous Retrospective on Futurism

    Championing a radical and utopian vision, the artists profiled in the Guggenheim’s new exhibit Italian Futurism, 1909–1944: Reconstructing the Universe brought the concept of “total works of art”...

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    02.25.14

  9. Street Photography of New York and Paris's Ghostly Past
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    Street Photography of New York and Paris's Ghostly Past

    Abbott and Marville: The City in Transition, a new photography exhibit at the Howard Greenberg Gallery in New York, gives viewers a privileged look at a ghostly past, showcasing photography that...

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    02.28.14

  10.  Shape: Doodles for Design Learning
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    Shape: Doodles for Design Learning

    A cartoon created by the Dublin City Council aims to get kids to question and shape their environment.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    04.30.14

  11. Shops We Love: Lowell
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    Shops We Love: Lowell

    Obsessed with Southwestern art and one-of-a-kind crafts, the owners of this Portland, Oregon, store explain their aesthetic in ten easy pieces.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    03.07.14

  12. Lighting Up Mies van der Rohe's Farnsworth House
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    Lighting Up Mies van der Rohe's Farnsworth House

    Two Chicago multimedia artists want to flip the switch on a Mies masterpiece to create an immersive experience.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    05.27.14

  13. Domestic Data Streamers: Infographics You Can Touch
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    Domestic Data Streamers: Infographics You Can Touch

    This Barcelona-based collective turns information into art by democratizing data displays.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    05.27.14

  14. The New Underground: Subway Stations Reimagined
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    The New Underground: Subway Stations Reimagined

    In a campaign pledge last week that resembles a high school candidate’s promise to give out free pop during lunchtime, Paris mayoral candidate Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet, of the center-right UMP...

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    02.11.14

  15. Sculpture Lets the Public Paint the Sky
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    Sculpture Lets the Public Paint the Sky

    An art installation in Vancouver, suspended 24 stories above the harbor, lets the public create light patterns with the swipe of a cell phone screen.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    04.02.14

  16. 8 Products for Indoor and Urban Gardening
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    8 Products for Indoor and Urban Gardening

    At this point in the planting season, your friends and neighbors may already have neatly arranged rows of starter plants in their backyard, or pots on their balcony starting to sprout CSA-worthy...

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    06.12.14

  17. Craftspeak: The Bard Graduate Center Craft Oral History Project
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    Craftspeak: The Bard Graduate Center Craft Oral History Project

    While history and tradition inform so much of contemporary craft, the history of makers themselves isn’t always a priority. It’s a realization that struck Bard Assistant Professor Catherine Whalen...

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    02.12.14

  18. Sustainable Single-Family Homes in Cambodia
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    Sustainable Single-Family Homes in Cambodia

    Three sustainably designed dwellings in Phnom Penh show how far two grand can go.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    05.13.14

  19. Chicagoisms: The City as Catalyst for Architectural Speculation
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    Chicagoisms: The City as Catalyst for Architectural Speculation

    In an attempt to bring boldness back to Chicago, a new exhibit and book re-examines the city’s architectural legacy.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    05.16.14

  20. 10 Inspiring Modern Churches
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    10 Inspiring Modern Churches

    One of the oldest types of public space gets reimagined in incredible visions of glass, steel and concrete.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    04.24.14

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