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10 Great Coffee Shops for Design Fans

In our October issue, we profiled Luke Pedersen and James Lennard, the designers who run Cape Town’s Field Office, a joint coffee shop and furniture showroom. Here, we take a tour through some more great coffee shops that combine incredible interiors with excellent espresso.
August 28, 2014
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10 Green Commercial Buildings

These environmentally-friendly office spaces prove it's about working smarter, not harder.
June 8, 2014
Sightglass Coffee 20th Street by Boor Bridges Architecture

Coffee Break: Sightglass 20th Street, San Francisco

Sightglass Coffee's 20th street outpost is an archetypal San Francisco cafe—a space built to reflect the same values as the coffee sold within. The interior, masterminded by local firm Boor Bridges Architecture, showcases a wealth of handcrafted details and an industrial sensibility that pays homage to the original character of the space. Firm principal Seth Boor and architect Anand Sheth take us on a guided tour.
April 4, 2014
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The 404: Nashville's Newest, Smallest, Hotel

In a section of Nashville increasingly defined by large high-rise developments and national chains, a new boutique hotel and restaurant stays deliberately small and local.
April 2, 2014
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Hotels We Love: El Cosmico Hotel in Marfa, Texas

Offering herbal workshops, and playing host to the Trans-Pecos festival, El Cosmico is a hotel that's engaged with the community. Guests stay close to the land, experiencing it in their teepees, tents or trailers, a theater, a caravan, a campground, and a hotel. Bunkhouse Communications Director Isadora McKeon, who works for El Cosmico and several other Texas hotels, was happy to describe the genesis of this hotel and its unique attitude and design.
February 25, 2014
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Honeycombers' Design-Forward Solution to a Pesky Problem

With Honeycombers, a salon in Menlo Park, California, designer Nicole Hollis thoughtfully deploys modern touches to create a warm, welcoming environment for a somewhat troubling service: delousing.
February 24, 2014
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Clark Institute to Unveil Ando-Designed Visitor Center

This summer will see the completion of the final stages of the Clark Art Institute's campus expansion program. Located in Williamstown, Massachusetts, the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute will christen a new Visitor Center designed by renowned architect Tadao Ando. The center's glass entry area is a dramatic new entrance to the Clark Institute. Since its 2001 reconceptualization, the Institute's campus has undergone extensive changes, including the demolition of a physical plant and the completion and opening of the Stone Hill center. Such changes will enable the Institute to surpass its former size limitations and display a wider variety of works.
February 20, 2014
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Exhibit Brings Midcentury California Design to Massachusetts

An exhibition coming to coastal Massachusetts in March explores California's evolution as an incubator of progressive midcentury design.
February 5, 2014
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NYAIA Recognizes 6 Creative New York Architecture and Design Studios

The New York chapter of the American Institute of Architects has announced the six winners of its biennial New Practices New York competition, which singles out promising and pioneering city-based architecture and design firms founded within the last decade. The jurors selected the winners from among 64 entries.
February 4, 2014
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