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Omer Arbel

Omer Arbel is a Vancouver–based architect and designer who creates spaces and objects in equal measure. Most recently he designed both the the medals for the 2010 Winter Olympics and and the interior of Ping's Cafe, a Japanese restaurant in Vancouver. He's also the Creative Director of the furniture/lighting manufacturing house Bocci. Omer answered some questions about his Olympics design, his design process, and why he catalogs his projects with a series of numbers rather than with names.  
March 31, 2010
In the living room, a profusion of orange and pink emanates from the <a href="http://www.coloryourworldsweeps.com">LivingColors</a> lamp, which is obscured from view by a Knoll sofa by Charles Pfister. Grawe's cat, Eero, settles in amongst a collection of

LivingColors Lamps by Philips

Editor-in-chief Sam Grawe offers his San Francisco apartment as a staging ground for a couple LivingColors lamps, and we asked associate photo editor Alexis Tjian to set up a few color-saturated vignettes. Check out our slideshow to see the illuminated result.
March 15, 2010
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Modern Istanbul Design: Autoban

Istanbul modern? In a word, it’s Autoban. With their east-meets-west twist on mid-century classics, this young duo has jump-started their hometown’s design scene.
March 4, 2010
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Tucker Lamp by Tucker Waugh

I was perusing the perpetually well done output of Working Class Studio, a division of the Savannah College of Art and Design, the other day and came across a lovely lamp by furniture designer and SCAD alum Tucker Waugh. The eponymous Tucker Lamp cuts a nice modern profile, lights the room from both above and below, and at a very economical $110 certainly makes it the best single way to make your well Ikea-ed friends envious without a Ligne Roset budget.
March 4, 2010
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Birdie Light by Kiel Mead

Granted, it's been a good ten years since my half-credit, freshman-year-of-college badminton class, but my love for the genteel game persists. And though it's entirely ill-advised to play it in your living room, I see no reason whatsoever that this laudable little Birdie Light made from a goosefeather shuttlecock shouldn't float around, mid-arc, as though it were headed into the far corner of the court. The design by youngster Kiel Mead is inspired and at a mere $40 from Areaware, why not let these birdies flock together?
February 19, 2010
Charles Brill, Alex Williams, and Theo Richardson (from left) are the three partners of the design firm Rich Brilliant Willing.

Rich Brilliant Willing

When Senior Editor Aaron Britt was at Design Miami in December, he met the three RISD chaps behind the young industrial design firm Rich Brilliant Willing. Theo Richardson, Charles Brill, and Alex Williams (get it?) have been hard at it in New York City for a couple years now, and looked all too happy to be on the town in Miami's balmy excuse for winter. They met up at a show at the Cappellini gallery, wandered around Design Miami for a bit, and then arranged to have a beer the next day. Though he could hardly recount the quips and barbs of the collective Rich Brilliant Willing mind, Britt did put a few questions to them. Here he presents what they had to say, in addition to this slideshow of their work.
February 1, 2010
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Tom Dixon

"You can take the principles of what something stands for and use them in a completely new way. Otherwise you’re just a retrospective company," says designer Tom Dixon.
January 7, 2010
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New Energy-Saving Gadgets from CES

The Consumer Electronics Show is in full swing in Vegas and there are lots of reports coming from the blogosphere about new energy-saving devices for the home. One early peek from Engadget looks at new products from Oregon Scientific, a technology company based in Portland, Oregon.
January 7, 2010
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