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  1. Modern Times (1936)

    Modern Times (1936)

    One of Charlie Chaplin’s classic films pits humans against a modern, industrialized, impersonal city. The main character breaks down while working on an assembly line, but fights to maintain...

    03.01.09

  2. SB04 Fatima

    SB04 Fatima

    European oak or walnut with brushed stainless steel base

    $8200.00

  3. 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

  4. New School Architecture
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    New School Architecture

    The American Institute of Architects San Francisco chapter has a fascinating exhibition in their gallery right now that asks how school design can help develop our citizens of tomorrow.

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    03.01.09

  5. COOP HIMMELB(L)AU

    COOP HIMMELB(L)AU

    Recalling an urban landscape plan, this display strategy evokes the firm's belief in architecture's need to address spatial possibilities, while also reflecting design principal Wolf Prix's...

    03.01.09

  6. The Psychedelic Experience—Rock Posters from the Bay Area, 1965-71

    The Psychedelic Experience—Rock Posters from the Bay Area, 1965-71

    Over 300 posters, album covers, zines, and other items from the late 1960s and early 70s by artists from Wes Wilson to Victor Moscoso will be displayed.

    03.01.09

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. My Favorite Thing: Arik Levy
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    My Favorite Thing: Arik Levy

    In this installment of My Favorite Thing, designer Arik Levy shares his deep appreciation for the simple beauty of a dried pomegranate. Don't forget to submit your own favorite thing and take part...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    03.01.09

  10. 101 Home Office
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    101 Home Office

    Work is work, but working from home is better, especially if you have the right setup.

    written by: Deborah Bishop
    photos by: Aya Brackett
    03.01.09

  11. 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

  12. Design in the Age of Climate Consequences

    The discussion will be led by author David W. Orr, ithe Paul Sears Distinguished Professor of Environmental Studies and Politics in the Environmental Studies Program at Oberlin College. He is best...

    03.01.09

  13. The Structure of Construction
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    The Structure of Construction

    This brilliant new table, called A New Perspective, by James Tooze of England's Batch, combines graphic design and carpentry to produce a three-dimensional diagram of itself. That is,...

    written by: Geoff Manaugh
    03.01.09

  14. 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

  15. 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

  16. Fire as Grassland Management

    The Aldo Leopold Foundation will lead a two-day workshop at Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin Estate about fire ecology, fire behavior principles, and how to begin preparing for using fire in managing...

    03.01.09

  17. From Plaster to Stone

    From Plaster to Stone

    Isamu Noguchi began using small paper models in the 1940s to help visualize his larger sculptures. He continued doing so for the rest of his career, transitioning into plaster maquettes in order to...

    03.01.09

  18. Exhibition: FOCUS—Rosson Crow

    Exhibition: FOCUS—Rosson Crow

    Interior spaces are the foundation upon which the native Texan artist constructs her dripping tableaus, which often include Modernist architectural triumphs, such as Los Angeles’ Koenig House.

    03.01.09

  19. Exhibition: Marlene Dumas—Measuring Your Own Grave

    Exhibition: Marlene Dumas—Measuring Your Own Grave

    The exhibition is the first mid-career retrospective of this South African painter to be mounted in the United States. Approximately 65 paintings and 25 drawings will be installed thematically in...

    03.01.09

  20. The Voyage of the Beagle

    The Voyage of the Beagle

    In celebration of Charles Darwin's 200th birthday, the Academy's adult book group will meet to discuss the naturalist's 1839 work, which he wrote during the course of his five-year worldwide...

    03.01.09

  21. Art Talk: Erich Heckel

    Art Talk: Erich Heckel

    The Hammer's curatorial department leads a free 15-minute discussion on Erich Heckel's 1916 work, Irrer Soldat (Mad Soldier). Heckel (1883-1970) was a German painter and printmaker, and a founding...

    03.01.09

  22. 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

  23. Slow Food Chicago: Ecuadorian Chocolate

    Master chocolate maker Enrique Cerda of Kallari Chocolate will deliver a presentation on the production of Cacao, and the story behind the 850 indigenous Kichwa families from the Ecuadorian Amazon...

    03.01.09

  24. 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

  25. The Founders of Ecoshack and Materials & Applications

    Stop by for an informal talk between Stephanie Smith of Ecoshack and Jenna Didier and Oliver Hess of Materials & Applications.

    03.01.09

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