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  1. The Model Architect
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    The Model Architect

    Timothy Richards of Bath, England, turned his love of design into a cottage industry. He makes architectural models—not from cardboard, blocks or foam core, but from strong British Gypsum...

    written by: J. Michael Welton
    07.06.10

  2. 10 Diagrams that Changed City Planning
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    10 Diagrams that Changed City Planning

    From now until February 15, SPUR in San Francisco is holding a rather interesting exhibition on the charts, diagrams, and visualizations that have changed the face of urban planning. From Ebenezer...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    11.16.12

  3. Why Design Now?
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    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-...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    05.24.10

  4. Glass Jar Terrariums
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    Glass Jar Terrariums

    Terrariums have once again taken off--just like Indie Mart founder Kelly Malone's San Francisco craft space Workshop. Malone opened Workshop in September 2009 and has since been selling out classes...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    04.02.10

  5. Rayko's Plastic Camera Show
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    Rayko's Plastic Camera Show

    If you're in San Francisco this Friday, stop by RayKo Photo Center for the opening reception of their 4th International Juried Plastic Camera Show—featuring images by 80 different...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    02.25.11

  6. How Many Billboards? in LA
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    How Many Billboards? in LA

    Considering what a blight billboards can be on the urban landscape--São Paulo banned them in 2007, as have states like Maine--especially in car-centric spot like Los Angeles, it's little...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    03.10.10

  7. 2010 BKLYN Designs
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    2010 BKLYN Designs

    It's that time of year again—spring!—and this weekend BKLYN DESIGNS, a three-day contemporary design tradeshow featuring furniture, lighting, carpeting, flooring, and wall...

    05.06.10

  8. Bangkok's Storied Shophouses
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    Bangkok's Storied Shophouses

    Cities and countries have many faces, and the one known to travelers and foreigners often differs from that of the everyday. In his photo series "Shophouses" German photographer Peter...

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Peter Nitsch
    09.14.10

  9. Eames Time Machine
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    Eames Time Machine

    To stand in the empty living room of Charles and Ray Eames’ Case Study House No. 8 in Pacific Palisades is to experience pure contemplation of the space. While its furnishings, some...

    written by: Erika Heet
    10.14.11

  10. 'One Thousand Doors, No Exit'
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    'One Thousand Doors, No Exit'

    "One Thousand Doors, No Exit" is currently on view until April 2nd at the Graham Foundation in Chicago. The exhibition features two photographic series by Swiss-born artist Nicolas...

    written by: Diana Budds
    03.09.11

  11. Impressions from South Africa
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    Impressions from South Africa

    In an upcoming MoMA exhibition called Impressions from South Africa, 1965 to Now,  nearly 100 prints, posters, books, and wall stencils will be on view—many for the first time in the...

    written by: Diana Budds
    03.11.11

  12. New Olds at Israeli Design Museum
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    New Olds at Israeli Design Museum

    There's an interesting new museum in Israel, just south of Tel Aviv, with a corkscrewing exterior of rust-red Cor-Ten steel: Design Museum Holon, designed by Ron Arad. Their forthcoming exhibition...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    05.13.11

  13. LINES Ballet's Mod Sets
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    LINES Ballet's Mod Sets

    Last week I had the pleasure of seeing Alonzo King's LINES Ballet's new production "Triangle of the Squinches" at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. King has long been a San...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    04.21.11

  14. Semana Carlos Motta
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    Semana Carlos Motta

    September 21–24 marks Semana Carlos Motta, or Carlos Motta Week, with a series of New York events to celebrate the work of the Brazilian architect and furniture designer known for his use of...

    written by: Erika Heet
    09.19.10

  15. New Topographics at the SFMoMA
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    New Topographics at the SFMoMA

    On Saturday, July 17, New Topographics: Photographs of a Man-Altered Landscape opens at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. The exhibit is a restaging of the 1975 show New Topographics, which...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    07.16.10

  16. Eames Words
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    Eames Words

    The A+D Museum on L.A.’s Museum Row has just opened "Eames Words," named for its highly conceptual, and lexical, approach to the Eames legacy. “The whole idea is based on an...

    written by: Erika Heet
    10.12.11

  17. Iannis Xenakis Drawings
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    Iannis Xenakis Drawings

    Though I fear that I won't get to see it in person, The Drawing Center in New York has just opened a new exhibit of architect and composer Iannis Xenakis's drawings. Iannis Xenakis: Composer,...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    01.19.10

  18. Final Weekend: Bauhaus at MoMA
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    Final Weekend: Bauhaus at MoMA

    This weekend marks the final days of the Museum of Modern Art's homage to the Bauhaus, the early-20th-century German school and movement that fostered and supported early modernism leaders like...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    01.20.10

  19. VIA: 30 Years of Furniture Design
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    VIA: 30 Years of Furniture Design

    For 30 years, the Valorisation de L’Innovation dans l’Ameublement, affectionately known as VIA, has promoted contemporary, innovative furniture design with economical and eco-friendly...

    written by: Suzy Evans
    01.29.10

  20. SFMoMA 75th Anniversary Show
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    SFMoMA 75th Anniversary Show

    Though the iconic Mario Botta building that houses the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art has only graced the city's South of Market neighborhood since 1995, the museum itself has brought modern...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    02.08.10

  21. The Guggenheim Fills the Void
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    The Guggenheim Fills the Void

    Since it opened in New York City in 1959, Frank Lloyd Wright's Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum has captivated the world--and its imagination. To celebrate the building's 50th anniversary, the museum...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    02.12.10

  22. Take Note at the CCA
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    Take Note at the CCA

    The 1960s was a prolific era of writing in architecture as masters penned their frustrations with the field and pushed it to become an element of pop culture while also increasing its intellectual...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    02.17.10

  23. Imagining Home
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    Imagining Home

    What is a home? There's the obvious answer of a place of residence or--at an even more elementary level--a structure that provides shelter. But "home" carries a bigger meaning than just...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    03.09.10

  24. Remy and Veenhuizen in DC
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    Remy and Veenhuizen in DC

    Bucking the going notion that the only conversation about design in Washington DC is of the "intelligent" kind, capital spot Industry Gallery is launching Hands On this weekend, an...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    03.18.10

  25. Überblick by Thomas Heinser
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    Überblick by Thomas Heinser

    Though the Golden Gate and the Bay Bridge are certainly the most famous, there are in fact seven bridges that span the wide waters of the San Francisco Bay. German photographer Thomas Heinser has...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Thomas Heinser
    04.09.10

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