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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. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  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. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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

  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 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

  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. 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

  18. Thomas Hayes Gallery Opening
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    Thomas Hayes Gallery Opening

    The opening exhibition of Thomas Hayes Gallery in Hollywood embodies the showroom’s renewed focus on art, with works by artists representing an array of generations, backgrounds, mediums and...

    written by: Erika Heet
    04.18.10

  19. Rineke Dijkstra at SFMOMA
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    Rineke Dijkstra at SFMOMA

    Yesterday I was utterly knocked out at the press preview for SFMOMA's new show "Rineke Dijkstra: Retrospective." I'd seen the Dutch photographer's work before in dribs and drabs, but...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    02.17.12

  20. Graphic Designer Richard Hollis at NYC Artists Space
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    Graphic Designer Richard Hollis at NYC Artists Space

    Seminal British graphic designer Richard Hollis gets his first retrospective exhibition in the United States at New York City's Artists Space.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    10.03.13

  21. Edgeless School: Design for Learning
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    Edgeless School: Design for Learning

    Edgeless School: Design for Learning is an exhibition currently on view at the Center for Architecture. An exploration of how new approaches to learning are being interpreted and facilitated by...

    written by: Sara Dierck
    11.20.12

  22. MAK Center 20th Anniversary Celebration
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    MAK Center 20th Anniversary Celebration

    The MAK Center for Art and Architecture kicked off its 20th anniversary celebration in Los Angeles on May 17, 2014, with a cocktail event sponsored by Dwell at Rudolph Schindler's How House, built...

    written by: Sarah Amandolare
    05.28.14

  23. Speed Limits at the Wolfsonian
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    Speed Limits at the Wolfsonian

    It's easy to forget, considering how much technology we interact with today, that the roots of modernism have everything to do with making sense of the machine. The industrial machine offered modes...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    09.17.10

  24. Photos of Brasilia at 1500 Gallery
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    Photos of Brasilia at 1500 Gallery

    I've always been fascinated with instant cities, usually planless boomtowns based on a quick commercial strike or immediately evolved to absorb the overflow of some metropolis. But occasionally...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    09.08.10

  25. The Museum of Modern Art: Frank Lloyd Wright Exhibition
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    The Museum of Modern Art: Frank Lloyd Wright Exhibition

    In February 2014, MoMA presents Frank Lloyd Wright and the City: Density vs. Dispersal, an exhibition that explores Wright’s exploration of the new American city in the 1920s and 30s.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    12.17.13

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