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  1. From Milan: Q&A with Inga Sempe
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    From Milan: Q&A with Inga Sempe

    Moustache is a new French company debuting their contemporary home furnishings at Salone this year. The first collection features work by Matali Crasset, Big-Game, Francois Azambourg, Ana Mir and...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    04.22.09

  2. From Milan: Q&A with Marcel Wanders
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    From Milan: Q&A with Marcel Wanders

    Soon after arriving in Milan, relieved at having made it through the nine-hour airline delay and gotten to Italy in one piece, we met up with Marcel Wanders. The Dutch designer is a fixture in the...

    written by: Sam Grawe
    04.22.09

  3. From Milan: Q&A with Shigeru Ban
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    From Milan: Q&A with Shigeru Ban

    Boldly declaring “One Chair Is Enough,” Artek, the Finnish company founded in part by legendary architect Alvar Aalto, today introduced a new product line, the 10-Unit System by Shigeru...

    written by: Sam Grawe
    04.23.09

  4. From Milan: Everyday Life Shop
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    From Milan: Everyday Life Shop

    Despite the fact that the small corner storefront was a bit off the beaten path for foot traffic, not listed in the Interni guidebook, and actually a few doors down and around the cobbled bend from...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    04.24.09

  5. Touring Switzerland: Day 1
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    Touring Switzerland: Day 1

    I got into Zurich around 9:00 AM on Sunday, rather wiped out from my flight from San Francisco via Newark. Fading, but anxious to get out and see the town, I called up Zurich-based architect Felix...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    04.28.09

  6. Touring Switzerland: Day 2
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    Touring Switzerland: Day 2

    The sunny weather we enjoyed yesterday has evaporated, and once-sunny Zurich is rainy and gray. After checking out of Hotel Greulich we started our busy program by heading over to Pro Helvetia, a...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    04.28.09

  7. Touring Switzerland: Day 3
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    Touring Switzerland: Day 3

    Things commenced this morning under the gray skies again, though this time, instead of nattering about Zurich, we were off to the rural byways of Langenthal, a quaint little town reputed for its...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    04.29.09

  8. Touring Switzerland: Day 4
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    Touring Switzerland: Day 4

    The morning weather in Madiswil at the Hotel Baeren was gloomy at best. Rain fell sideways as our driver Herr Muster helped us load up the van. We’d been told that sunnier skies awaited us in...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    04.30.09

  9. Touring Switzerland: Final Day
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    Touring Switzerland: Final Day

    Waking up, despite the early hour, was a joy in sunny Lausanne. Finally, after days of rain, I could look onto spectacular Lake Geneva as I hurried through my breakfast. We were up and out in the...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    05.05.09

  10. Live From London: Tea with Ella Doran
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    Live From London: Tea with Ella Doran

    We celebrated the start of London Design Festival with tea and itty bitty cupcakes at British textile and surface designer Ella Doran's shop in East London. She is hosting There's No Place Like...

    written by: Charlotte West
    09.22.09

  11. Live from London: Brompton District
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    Live from London: Brompton District

    While the main venue hosting the 100% Design trade fair is at Earl's Court in West London, more than 200 events and exhibitions are scattered across the British capital during the nine-day London...

    written by: Charlotte West
    09.23.09

  12. Live from London: Non-Stop Pop-Up
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    Live from London: Non-Stop Pop-Up

    I'm not sure whether “pop-up” is just a buzz word or a new trend, but the "pop-up" label has been slapped on sorts of events and venues across the British capital during...

    written by: Charlotte West
    09.25.09

  13. Live from London: Everyday Objects
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    Live from London: Everyday Objects

    You can have your pick of a wide assortment of couches, chairs and tables at the 100% Design trade fair at Earl's Court in London, but some of the objects that made the biggest impression were the...

    written by: Charlotte West
    09.26.09

  14. Live from London: Zoe Murphy
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    Live from London: Zoe Murphy

    Pieces from furniture and textile designer Zoe Murphy were among of the standouts during our weekend tour of Tent London, an amalgamation of art, architecture and design on display at the Truman...

    written by: Charlotte West
    09.28.09

  15. Live from London: Giles Miller
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    Live from London: Giles Miller

    When I came across Giles Miller's temporary showroom at Kingly Court off of Carnaby Street in central London last week, I was more than a little impressed by his range of Baroque-inspired cardboard...

    written by: Charlotte West
    09.29.09

  16. Live from London: Benjamin Hubert
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    Live from London: Benjamin Hubert

    Benjamin Hubert has been busy since graduating with an industrial design degree from Loughborough University in 2006. At 100% Design last week, he launched a A year in the making, a collection of...

    written by: Charlotte West
    10.02.09

  17. Reports from Italy: Trends in Tile
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    Reports from Italy: Trends in Tile

    I spent last week at Cersaie, the annual trade show held each year in Bologna, Italy, featuring the latest in ceramic tiles and bath fixtures. When my hosts told me ahead of time to pack...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    10.05.09

  18. From Italy: Recycled Tile Wallpaper
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    From Italy: Recycled Tile Wallpaper

    Our first stop on day one of our week of tile-mania at Cersaie was at the booth of tile manufacturer Trend, an Italian company that makes enamel, quartz, granite and glass tile. Their space was...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    10.06.09

  19. From Italy: Urquiola for Mutina
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    From Italy: Urquiola for Mutina

    On day two at Cersaie—a very warm, sunny day in Bologna—the booth of tile manufacturer Mutina hummed with excitement over a visit from design celeb Patricia Urquiola (whose work is...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    10.08.09

  20. Exploring the Plastiki
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    Exploring the Plastiki

    Plastic waste is a huge problem. Single-use containers and products are clogging up our ecosystems, and the statistics are staggering: of the nearly 230 million tons of plastic the world uses...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    10.17.09

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