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  1. Design Icon: Architect Eero Saarinen
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    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...

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    02.10.14

  2. The New Underground: Subway Stations Reimagined
    City Guide

    The New Underground: Subway Stations Reimagined

    In a campaign pledge last week that resembles a high school candidate’s promise to give out free pop during lunchtime, Paris mayoral candidate Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet, of the center-right UMP...

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    02.11.14

  3. 8 Iconic Chairs by Hans Wegner
    Rewind

    8 Iconic Chairs by Hans Wegner

    Hans Wegner's name is synonymous with Danish design the world over, and his seemingly simple chair designs helped usher in an appreciation for Scandinavian modern design in the United States. Here...

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    02.11.14

  4. Craftspeak: The Bard Graduate Center Craft Oral History Project
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    Craftspeak: The Bard Graduate Center Craft Oral History Project

    While history and tradition inform so much of contemporary craft, the history of makers themselves isn’t always a priority. It’s a realization that struck Bard Assistant Professor Catherine Whalen...

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    02.12.14

  5. Rodrigo Nino Wants to Crowdfund Your Next Hotel
    Hotels

    Rodrigo Nino Wants to Crowdfund Your Next Hotel

    Getting in on the ground floor of a Manhattan real estate development can be a prohibitive investment for many. The ambitious 17 John project, an extended stay hotel being proposed by Rodrigo Nino...

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    02.13.14

  6. Projectile Motion: Hat-Trick Design’s Stockwell Project Bring Local Art to Wayfinding
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    Projectile Motion: Hat-Trick Design’s Stockwell Project Bring Local Art to Wayfinding

    The Stockwell Park Estate in Lambeth, South London, boasts a colorful cultural history. Once part of a Roman trade route out of the city, the eclectic community has been reinvigorated over the...

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    02.14.14

  7. “If You Build It” Documentary Shows Power of Design Education
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    “If You Build It” Documentary Shows Power of Design Education

    Designer/activist duo Matthew Miller and Emily Pilloton are no strangers to hitting the road for the greater good. In 2010, they left San Francisco in an Airstream trailer to embark on the Design...

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    02.14.14

  8. Olympic City: Gary Hustwit on Sochi and the Afterlife of the Games
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    Olympic City: Gary Hustwit on Sochi and the Afterlife of the Games

    While Sochi’s true legacy is yet to be written, the questions raised by inflated budgets and shaky construction are already being debated. It’s nothing new. Generations of host cities have had to...

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    02.14.14

  9. 10 Iconic Philippe Starck Designs
    Product Reviews

    10 Iconic Philippe Starck Designs

    A gregarious, whimsical and open-minded view on design animates Frenchman Philippe Starck, who has applied his singular style to literally thousands of projects, from hotel interiors and plastic...

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    02.19.14

  10. Art Brut: Revisiting Brutalist Architecture
    Design 101

    Art Brut: Revisiting Brutalist Architecture

    Derived from a descriptive term used by Le Corbusier, béton brut (raw concrete), Brutalist architecture is an offshoot of modernism that trades the spatial poetry of steel and glass for grounded,...

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    02.19.14

  11. Forces of Nature Exhibit at 19 Greek Street
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    Forces of Nature Exhibit at 19 Greek Street

    Sustainable design shines at 19 greek street’s Forces of Nature exhibit.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    02.20.14

  12. Design Icon: Oscar Niemeyer
    Rewind

    Design Icon: Oscar Niemeyer

    A look back at the iconic modernist buildings designed by legendary Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    02.24.14

  13. Design Icon: Charlotte Perriand
    Profiles

    Design Icon: Charlotte Perriand

    Many innovators helped usher in the Modernist movement, but French architect, furniture maker, and interior designer Charlotte Perriand turned lofty ideals into revolutionary living spaces. Her...

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    02.25.14

  14. Verner Panton's Visiona 1970
    Event Spotlight

    Verner Panton's Visiona 1970

    Verner Panton’s avant-garde, neon fever dream comes alive at a new exhibit.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    02.25.14

  15. Design Icon: Isamu Noguchi
    Profiles

    Design Icon: Isamu Noguchi

    One of the most idiosyncratic artists of the 20th century, Japanese-American designer and sculptor Isamu Noguchi fashioned a future of organic shapes and clean lines, an elegant fusion of trends...

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    02.25.14

  16. Future Shock: Guggenheim’s Gorgeous Retrospective on Futurism
    Event Spotlight

    Future Shock: Guggenheim’s Gorgeous Retrospective on Futurism

    Championing a radical and utopian vision, the artists profiled in the Guggenheim’s new exhibit Italian Futurism, 1909–1944: Reconstructing the Universe brought the concept of “total works of art”...

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    02.25.14

  17. Want the Perfect Chair? Print It
    A Great Idea

    Want the Perfect Chair? Print It

    Berlin-based BigRep wants to make your next piece of furniture on a 3D printer. When employees of the company attended the 3D Printshow in New York earlier this month, furniture wasn’t the focus,...

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    02.26.14

  18. Estonian Designer’s Tiny Geometric Cabin
    Outdoor

    Estonian Designer’s Tiny Geometric Cabin

    Designer-inventor Jaanus Orgusaar’s modular, hexagonal housing concept creates space in geometric patterns.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    02.26.14

  19. A Green Table Lamp Grown from Mushrooms
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    A Green Table Lamp Grown from Mushrooms

    Brooklyn designer Danielle Trofe’s new Mush-Lume lamp is made from biodegradable mushroom material.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    02.27.14

  20. Street Photography of New York and Paris's Ghostly Past
    Event Spotlight

    Street Photography of New York and Paris's Ghostly Past

    Abbott and Marville: The City in Transition, a new photography exhibit at the Howard Greenberg Gallery in New York, gives viewers a privileged look at a ghostly past, showcasing photography that...

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    02.28.14

  21. Incipit: Milan’s New Lab for Designers
    A Great Idea

    Incipit: Milan’s New Lab for Designers

    A studio, a lab, and a business—Incipit aims to be all three, but, most importantly, a new way to support young craftspeople.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    02.28.14

  22. Maggie’s Centres: A Blueprint for Cancer Care
    Event Spotlight

    Maggie’s Centres: A Blueprint for Cancer Care

    A striking set of designs for patient treatment centers showcases architecture’s power to heal.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    03.02.14

  23. A Dutch Designer's Modern Chicken Coop
    Outdoor

    A Dutch Designer's Modern Chicken Coop

    Ton Matton’s chicken coop—a sly protest against European agriculture laws—is getting second looks for its urban-meets-rural aesthetic.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    03.02.14

  24. Innovative Workspaces Across Chicago
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    Innovative Workspaces Across Chicago

    New Zealand’s Studio Magazine goes behind the doors of Windy City design firms to see how the city's creatives work.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    03.04.14

  25. Behind the Scenes: Grand Budapest Hotel
    Interviews

    Behind the Scenes: Grand Budapest Hotel

    Production designer Adam Stockhausen on crafting dream accommodations for Wes Anderson’s 2014 film, Grand Budapest Hotel.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    03.05.14

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