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Q&A with Ceramist Virginie Besengez

Up and coming ceramist Virginie Besengez discusses shape, space and her inspirations.
February 11, 2014
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The Broad Museum in Los Angeles Reveals Plaza Plans

The Broad, the new contemporary art museum being built in downtown Los Angeles, unveils plans for a 24,000-square-foot outdoor plaza.
February 10, 2014
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Designing with Plywood in the Modern Home

Without compromising design-forward thinking these seven beautiful residences made use of the economical material to carve out a place to call home. For more inspiration be sure to check out 8 Ways to Design with Plywood.
February 10, 2014

Design Icon: Architect Eero Saarinen

Bold curves, colorful accents and technical vision: Finnish-American architect Eero Saarinen’s body of work represents Modernism’s playful side in bloom. His iconic buildings, from the Gateway Arch to the Miller House, helped symbolize America’s buoyant post-Cold War period, and often looked as streamlined and glamourous as the jets taxiing in front of one of his greatest creations, D.C.’s Dulles International Airport.
February 10, 2014
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Architecture Tour: Brandeis Modern

Architecture critic Alexandra Lange invites Dwell along as she observes a little-known trove of midcentury architecture at Brandeis University near Boston.
February 10, 2014
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Things We Saw in Paris (Maison&Objet 2014 Part Three)

Following our editors' dispatches from the Maison&Objet furniture fair in Paris (here and here!), we rounded up a few more points of excellence from the French design capital.
February 10, 2014

Stylish Modern Housewares from Finell

Designer Rebecca Finell debuted an impressive new line of tabletop items and decorative accessories at NY Now this week. Her eponymous line, Finell Co., includes stylish, functional, and forward-looking items geared towards entertaining: serving pieces, runners, place mats, storage vessels, trays, and more. Every item boasts a refined, modern sensibility and goes a step further in that they’re durable and highly-functional. Finell cut her teeth in the design industry at Boon, a modern baby products company she founded in the mid 2000s. Taking the knowledge she gained about materials and product development, she created Finell with the goal of housewares that work for busy home entertainers. What she noticed from a lot of modern housewares is that they often looked to the midcentury for inspiration. “I didn’t want to do a ‘me too’ version of things,” she says. “I wanted to think about what’s next instead of looking back.” Here’s a peek at a few items in the collection.
February 9, 2014
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Carbon-Neutral Brick Tower Coming to MoMA's PS1 This Summer

MoMA/PS1 announces its 2014 Young Architects Program winner, The Living, who will build a zero-carbon brick shelter in the museum's courtyard this summer.
February 8, 2014
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Nendo and BoConcept Collaborate on a New Line of Furniture

A new line of furniture by BoConcept and Nendo marries Danish functionality with Japanese whimsy.
February 7, 2014