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  1. S2: Surfaces + StonExpo 2011
    Travel Reports

    S2: Surfaces + StonExpo 2011

    This week we headed to Las Vegas for S2, a combination the Surfaces and StonExpo trade shows. We walked miles through the exhibition spaces at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center and here present...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Miyoko Ohtake
    01.28.11

  2. Maison & Objet: Part 3
    Travel Reports

    Maison & Objet: Part 3

    Welcome to my third and final installment of highlights from Maison & Objet 2011. You can find the first two here and here. This one is a chunky, motley assortment of LED lights,...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    01.31.11

  3. Barcelona, Day Two
    Travel Reports

    Barcelona, Day Two

    On our second day in Barcelona, fueled by café con leche and enough jamon to kill a horse, we excitedly settled into a breakneck tour of modern Catalan design and architecture. From Gaudi...

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    photos by: Amanda Dameron
    01.29.11

  4. Las Vegas Market: Vegas Kids
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    Las Vegas Market: Vegas Kids

    Among floors and floors of showrooms and design exhibits at Las Vegas's World Design Market, we scouted the best in kids' furniture on view at Las Vegas Market's Vegas Kids showcase.

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Miyoko Ohtake
    01.31.11

  5. Robert Venturi Print Collection
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    Robert Venturi Print Collection

    Ever since reading Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown's seminal text Learning from Las Vegas as an undergraduate architecture student, I've developed a deep love of the dynamism of streetscapes...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    02.02.11

  6. Wonderwall Archives 01
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    Wonderwall Archives 01

    Back in 2009 we ran a conversation with Masamichi Katayama about the incredible Japanese retail design outfit Wonderwall. We only showed a handful of photos to go with it, but now with the...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    02.02.11

  7. 17 Swedish Designers
    Travel Reports

    17 Swedish Designers

    If there was one exhibition I longed to see last year, it was 17 Swedish Designers. The show features the work of, you guessed it, 17 young, female, Swedish designers and design groups who have all...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Miyoko Ohtake
    02.03.11

  8. The Work of Asher Israelow
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    The Work of Asher Israelow

    Add Asher Israelow to our list of young guns to watch. The Brooklyn resident and Rhode Island School of Design grad, who turns 28 this year, designs and builds stunning furniture with varied...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    02.08.11

  9. From Sweden: Note Design Studio
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    From Sweden: Note Design Studio

    Stockholm-based Note Design Studio is like a Swedish Pee Wee's Playhouse--everything is cartoonish, playful, and very very fun. Founded in 2008, the group is comprised of a quirky mix of designers,...

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    02.07.11

  10. Stockholm Furniture Fair 2011: Part I
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    Stockholm Furniture Fair 2011: Part I

    This week marks the return of the Stockholm Furniture Fair, the largest annual design event in the Nordic part of the world. Celebrating its sixtieth year in existence, the fair is hosting nearly...

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    photos by: Amanda Dameron
    02.09.11

  11. Fantastic Plastics
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    Fantastic Plastics

    While in Italy for a large press event regarding the 50th Salone Del Mobile, I took the opportunity to visit Kartell's headquarters in Noviglio, just outside of Milan. In a rambling campus of...

    written by: Sam Grawe
    photos by: Sam Grawe
    02.11.11

  12. From Stockholm: Gärsnäs, Old & New
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    From Stockholm: Gärsnäs, Old & New

    Since 1893, Gärsnäs has worked with furniture artisans to create wood works that are durable, pleasing to the eye, and functional. The fifty-person company always has a lovely presence at...

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    02.12.11

  13. Counter Space Catalog
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    Counter Space Catalog

    For you Dwellers who can't get enough modern kitchens, and who may not have made it to the show Counter Space: Design and the Modern Kitchen up at MoMA in New York through May 2nd, the show's...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    02.17.11

  14. Art and Fashion by Sonia Delaunay
    Event Spotlight

    Art and Fashion by Sonia Delaunay

    Opening March 18 at the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum in New York, "Color Moves: Art and Fashion by Sonia Delaunay" will feature the work of Delaunay, a French painter and...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    02.22.11

  15. Hero Design Studio
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    Hero Design Studio

    For many setting out to make it on their own, a storefront is a destination. But for husband-wife team Mark Brickey and Beth Manos Brickey of Hero Design Studio, their shop in Buffalo's Allentown...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Miyoko Ohtake
    03.05.11

  16. Bookbinding
    Home Work

    Bookbinding

    For those who adore the beauty of a blank-page-in-waiting, behold! The incredible allure of a hardback book you make yourself is just too damn much to resist.

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    11.01.11

  17. Exploring Inner Space at SCI-Arc
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    Exploring Inner Space at SCI-Arc

    In Out of Memory, currently on view at SCI-Arc's gallery in Los Angeles, architect Patrick Tighe transports visitors to another plane with an experiential installation that combines light,...

    written by: Carren Jao
    02.26.11

  18. Handmade Wine Chillers
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    Handmade Wine Chillers

    Ceramic artist Michael Wisner learned much of his craft from Juan Quezada, the self-invented Mexican master who rediscovered ancient methods of Indian pottery. “I knocked on his door and told...

    written by: J. Michael Welton
    03.02.11

  19. Brooklyn Museum's reOrder
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    Brooklyn Museum's reOrder

    When invited to submit a proposal for Brooklyn Museum’s newly renovated Great Hall, part of a larger redesign of the New York City–based museum’s main floor, Situ Studio looked to...

    written by: Eva Meszaros
    photos by: Eva Meszaros
    03.03.11

  20. Upcoming Auction at LA Modern
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    Upcoming Auction at LA Modern

    Original Ettore Sottsass furniture and accessories that were custom designed and built for the late tech pioneer Max Palevsky will hit the auction block March 6th at LA Modern. The Memphis Group...

    written by: Jennifer McKinley
    03.04.11

  21. 2011 IIDA NC Honor Awards
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    2011 IIDA NC Honor Awards

    The International Interior Design Association Northern California Chapter threw their party of the year on March 2 to toast the 2011 IIDA NC Honor Award winners. At the historic Fox Theater in...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    03.08.11

  22. Bertoia's Works on Paper
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    Bertoia's Works on Paper

    From March 24th to May 10th, "Harry Bertoia: Works on Paper and Furniture" will be on view at Kean University's Karl and Helen Burger Gallery. Italian-born and Michigan-educated Bertoia ...

    written by: Diana Budds
    03.08.11

  23. Touring Toronto, Part 2
    Travel Reports

    Touring Toronto, Part 2

    I traveled to Toronto last week to serve on the curatorial committee of Twenty+Change, report a story, and check out the city's current design scene. Having already visited the TIFF Lightbox and...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Miyoko Ohtake
    03.18.11

  24. Spanish Design in "Bravos"
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    Spanish Design in "Bravos"

    BRAVOS: Groundbreaking Spanish Design will debut at the American University Museum, Katzen Arts Center in Washington, DC on April 2nd and will remain on view until May 15th. Thanks to BRAVOS,...

    written by: Meredith MacKenzie
    03.18.11

  25. Supernatural San Francisco
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    Supernatural San Francisco

    A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of attending a lunch thrown by Claudia Mahecha and Robert Allen, in celebration of the opening of their new Potrero Hill design showroom Supernatural. After...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    03.22.11

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