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Events this Weekend: 5.27-5.30

This weekend boasts a host of exhibitions around the continent. Can't make it before the doors close? Watch our slideshows of images and works from the displays.
May 27, 2010
four box house exterior portrait

Seoul, South Korea

When Seoul architect Byoung-soo Cho set out to design his urban dream house, he turned to the city’s architectural history for inspiration. The result—–four overlapping boxes arranged around a courtyard—–is a peaceful enclave in the midst of the nonstop metropolis.
May 25, 2010
<i>Why Design Now?</i>, the fourth exhibit in the National Design Triennial series, comes to a close after offering views of more than 125 projects spanning design disciplines from architecture to fashion. On view at the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Mus

Why Design Now?

Earlier this month, the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum unveiled its fourth exhibition in its National Design Triennial series: Why Design Now?. The exhibit features more than 125 projects--spanning design disciplines from architecture and product design to fashion, graphics, and new media--all with the intent to highlight solutions to contemporary human and environmental problems. The projects, which fall into eight themes (energy, mobility, community, materials, prosperity, health, communication, and simplicity), are on display in New York through January 9, 2011. View our slideshow for a peek at 45 of the works on display.
May 24, 2010
Blob Wall, 2008, by Greg Lynn. Low-density, recyclable, and impact-resistant polymer. Dimensions variable. Image courtesy of Greg Lynn Form.

Events this Weekend: 5.20-5.23

This week we bring you a smattering of events and exhibitions opening and taking place this weekend along the West Coast. Have another to add to the mix? Tell us about it here.
May 20, 2010
100xbetter red seat

Ford & Ching Debuts 100xbetter

A desk, a loveseat, and a shelving system -- all in one single flat pack? I, too, was amazed at the clever level of reconfigurability when I saw these new pieces appear in my inbox. Recently debuting at Ford & Ching's Los Angeles showroom, this fresh line comes from 100xbetter, a design/build studio specializing in CNC machining by Will Rollins and Brendan Sowersby. Eager to learn more, I chatted with Ford & Ching partner Willard Ford about this new level of RTA (ready-to-assemble) design.
May 19, 2010
uncomfortable conversation copy

Uncomfortable Conversations

Picture this: You’re standing on the subway. The train begins to fill, begins to move, it lurches forward and the man standing next to you grabs the bar, right above your hand. Touching your hand. It’s awkward, it’s intimate, it can be off-putting and germy (who knows where those palms have been?). It’s situations like these that are cleverly tackled at Uncomfortable Conversations, a show in the Meatpacking District curated by Liz Kinnmark and Kegan Fisher, the talented duo behind Design Glut.
May 18, 2010
icff rachel oneill loopla lamp

ICFF 2010: From the Show Floor

With so much going on at ICFF, what with the rows and rows of booths set up with eye candy galore, it's hard not to walk around in a daze. Somehow amidst the hubbub we were able to capture a few images.
May 17, 2010
An early-edition Egg Chair, circa 1970, with original leather. By Arne Jacobsen.

Events this Weekend: 5.13-5.16

This weekend we bring you 11 exhibitions and events spanning London, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Kuala Lumpur. Got another one for us? Add it to the list.
May 13, 2010
lightforms sphere

Lightforms, Digitally Fabricated

Known to many architects as that translucent film paper on which archaic hand drawings become worthy of pin-up, mylar is making an illuminating entrance into the realm of the three-dimensional. From PROJECTiONE, students have lasercut mylar to produce pieces and joints to create these exquisite hand-assembled light shades.
May 11, 2010