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  1. Google SketchUp Tutorial for Kids

    Google SketchUp Tutorial for Kids

    As part of the upcoming Kids' Digital Design Contest, architect Mason Kirby will introduce parents of would-be contestants the basics of working with SketchUp, a free 3D modeling program from...

    08.24.09

  2. Dwell on Design Exhibition

    Dwell on Design Exhibition

    Step out of the pages of Dwell and onto our exhibition floor—where you may be filled with the eerie sensation of being in the magazine itself. See the latest in exterior design in our...

    03.31.09

  3. Kat Geiger Terrarium Trunk Show

    Kat Geiger Terrarium Trunk Show

    For the past seven years, Oakland–based designer Kat Geiger has created terrariums from found and re-used glassware. Come for the terrariums, and stay for the refreshments and live music.

    04.07.09

  4. Dwell on Design Home Tour: Los Angeles West Side

    Dwell on Design Home Tour: Los Angeles West Side

    This self-drive tour through Los Angeles' West Side is a 'Surf and Turf' tour from Beverly Hills to Venice Beach. Join us as we explore modern homes in the hills and down towards the sea breeze....

    05.27.09

  5. Planning India: From Chandigarh to NanoCity

    Planning India: From Chandigarh to NanoCity

    swissnex San Francisco invites a panel of experts to discuss the past and future of urban planning in India, highlighting two examples: Chandigarh, a city mandated by the Nehru government in the...

    06.29.10

  6. Color Moves: Art and Fashion by Sonia Delaunay

    Color Moves: Art and Fashion by Sonia Delaunay

    The exhibition will feature the work of Sonia Delaunay (1885 – 1979), including her designs for textiles and fashion in the 1920s through the 1940s, when she was intensively exploring the...

    11.28.10

  7. A Cold War Modern: Design 1945-1970

    Art and design were not peripheral symptoms of politics during the Cold War: they played a central role in representing and sometimes challenging the dominant political and social ideas of the age.

    01.09.09

  8. A Bittersweet Decade: The New Deal in America, 1933-43

    Commemorating the 75th anniversary of the New Deal, A Bittersweet Decade: The New Deal in America, 1933-43 considers the impact of Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal programs on American culture. The...

    01.09.09

  9. Lecture: Cold War Modern—Design 1945–1970

    Lecture: Cold War Modern—Design 1945–1970

    Dr. Pavitt will demonstrate how these aspects of Cold War modernity were manifested through objects, stressing the utopian nature of design practice in the period on both sides of the Iron Curtain....

    02.19.09

  10. Masters of Mid-Century California Modernism: Evelyn and Jerome Ackerman

    Masters of Mid-Century California Modernism: Evelyn and Jerome Ackerman

    The exhibition will offer an overview of the Ackermans' 50-year collaborative partnership, focusing on their work in decorative art and design, and their contribution to California mid-century...

    03.01.09

  11. A POD in the Garden

    A POD in the Garden

    The Garden Conservancy & Flora Grubb Gardens present 2009 Garden Design Talk at Flora Grubb Gardens. A POD in the Garden: Capturing and creating your own "personal outdoor dwelling" in the garden...

    03.01.09

  12. Green Urban Living Event

    Stop by the first mixed-use building within the Triangle district for a weekend-long open house showcasing sustainable design. Four out of the ten lofts will be open to the public; each has been...

    03.01.09

  13. NEXT: Contemporary Art and Design Group Exhibition

    NEXT: Contemporary Art and Design Group Exhibition

    This first annual group exhibition will feature a collection of new and innovative furniture, lighting, accessories and jewelry.

    03.01.09

  14. Reception: Final Projects—Group XXVII

    This exhibition features the work of Simon Fujiwara and the team Hanakam & Schuller, and architects Alan Cicmak and the team Schinegger/Rutzinger.

    03.01.09

  15. Exhibition: Work AC—49 Cities

    Exhibition: Work AC—49 Cities

    49 cities is a call to re-engage cities as the site of radical thinking and experimentation, moving beyond ‘green building’ towards an embrace of ideas, scale, vision and common sense combined with...

    03.01.09

  16. Stephanie Odegard: Business, Artisanal Design and Social Responsibility

    Stephanie Odegard: Business, Artisanal Design and Social Responsibility

    Stephanie Odegard, founder of Odegard rug company, will share her thoughts on her involvement in assisting developing countries through business, the promotion and preservation of traditional...

    03.01.09

  17. Fashioning Felt

    Fashioning Felt

    This exhibition will explore the varied new uses of felt—an ancient material, believed to be one of the earliest techniques for making textiles. Made by matting together wool fibers with...

    03.01.09

  18. European Design Since 1985—Shaping the New Century

    European Design Since 1985—Shaping the New Century

    The exhibition will present 250 seminal works including furniture, ceramics, metalwork, glass and product design that reveal the extraordinary creativity of two generations of designers in Belgium,...

    03.01.09

  19. Fresh Flowers—The Evolution of Floral Design in 20th-Century Textiles

    Fresh Flowers—The Evolution of Floral Design in 20th-Century Textiles

    Throughout the centuries, flowers have been an important source of inspiration for western textile designers. The twentieth century was a particularly fertile period of innovation and change in...

    03.01.09

  20. Jennifer Steinkamp—Fly to Mars

    Jennifer Steinkamp—Fly to Mars

    Steinkamp is a contemporary artist working in the field of new media art. Fly to Mars is a computer-animated projection of a tree that comes to life with movement as it cycles through the four...

    03.01.09

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