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  1. Standing Room Only: The Vignelli Subway Map
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    Standing Room Only: The Vignelli Subway Map

    This Tuesday, we hopped a train for Brooklyn Heights. Destination: The New York Transit Museum, where a talk about the historic Vignelli subway map was being held. If you haven’t yet been, take...

    written by: Sara Carpenter
    03.01.13

  2. MoMA's 'Toy Story'
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    MoMA's 'Toy Story'

    MoMA’s Century of the Child: Growing by Design, 1900-2000 may be the world’s most engrossing toy box. Sadly, you can’t play with the 500+ items on exhibit July 29 through November...

    written by: Sara Carpenter
    07.25.12

  3. Nate Berkus's One Two Punch
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    Nate Berkus's One Two Punch

    Nate Berkus fans will have plenty to take in this month as the designer just released a book and a Target collaboration, both in stores now. ...

    written by: Sara Carpenter
    10.24.12

  4. Reclaim NYC: Design Auction for Sandy Relief
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    Reclaim NYC: Design Auction for Sandy Relief

    Reclaim NYC was formed in the wake of Hurricane Sandy by designer Brad Ascalon, writer Jennifer K. Gorsche, and Design Pages editor-in-chief Jean Lin. The three reached out to the design community...

    written by: Sara Carpenter
    12.13.12

  5. Making Room
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    Making Room

    Making Room, an exhibition opening today at the Museum of the City of New York, celebrates our growing citywide fascination with living small.

    written by: Sara Carpenter
    01.23.13

  6. Palm Springs Modernism Week: The Cocktail Hour with Dwell
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    Palm Springs Modernism Week: The Cocktail Hour with Dwell

    Mid-century modernism is a way of life in Palm Springs, California, and the community continually celebrates the look, feel, and style of the era. So when the Paul Kaplan Group and Dwell invited...

    written by: Sara Carpenter
    02.22.13

  7. Mid-Century Makeup: The Fontenell in Palm Springs
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    Mid-Century Makeup: The Fontenell in Palm Springs

    A mid-century oasis in the desert, The Fontenell, was built in the late '50s for the family of makeup and cosmetics icon Max Factor. Seeking a place his family could relax together, seven fully...

    written by: Sara Carpenter
    02.28.13

  8. Dinner with Dwell & Lincoln
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    Dinner with Dwell & Lincoln

    Lincoln & Dwell recently played host to a star-studded crowd of designers, architects, and tastemakers in Palm Springs for the finale of Modernism Week. The guests convened at the one-time Max...

    written by: Sara Carpenter
    photos by: Justin Keena
    03.12.13

  9. Emerging Voices Lecture Series: graciastudio & SO – IL
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    Emerging Voices Lecture Series: graciastudio & SO – IL

    Last Thursday, the Architectural League hosted the first in a series of lectures from the recipients of the 2013 Emerging Voices program. Selected for the promise they have shown in forging unique...

    written by: Sara Carpenter
    03.12.13

  10. David Zwirner Gallery's Expansion in Chelsea, New York
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    David Zwirner Gallery's Expansion in Chelsea, New York

    When the David Zwirner gallery decided to expand their Chelsea presence, they turned to a familiar face. Architect Annabelle Selldorf had completed the renovation of both their 19th street location...

    written by: Sara Carpenter
    03.13.13

  11. Modern in the Country
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    Modern in the Country

    Eric and Melinda purchased a 10-acre plot of land in rural Yelm, Washington, with visions of a new home on the range. There would be vineyards, gardens, an orchard, bees and chickens—typical...

    written by: Sara Carpenter
    photos by: Lara Swimmer
    03.15.13

  12. Emerging Voices Lecture Series: dlandstudio & MASS Design Group
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    Emerging Voices Lecture Series: dlandstudio & MASS Design Group

    Last Thursday, the Architectural League hosted the second in a series of lectures from the recipients of the 2013 Emerging Voices program. Selected for the promise they have shown in forging unique...

    written by: Sara Carpenter
    03.18.13

  13. Last Chance: Lessons from Modernism
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    Last Chance: Lessons from Modernism

    Modern-minded New Yorkers have just a few more days to swing by Cooper Union’s Lessons From Modernism: Environmental Design Considerations in 20th Century Architecture, 1925-70 exhibition at the...

    written by: Sara Carpenter
    03.20.13

  14. Seismic Shifts at The National Academy
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    Seismic Shifts at The National Academy

    An exhibition currently on view at the National Academy Museum in New York, Seismic Shifts, explores paradigmatic shifts in modern culture. Featuring paintings, drawings, sculpture, photography,...

    written by: Sara Carpenter
    03.20.13

  15. A Resin to Love
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    A Resin to Love

    A long overdue solo show for designer, architect, and artist Gaetano Pesce opened last week at Fred Torres Collaborations in Chelsea, New York. Despite his work being shown in galleries and museums...

    written by: Sara Carpenter
    03.26.13

  16. MAD’s After the Museum
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    MAD’s After the Museum

    A new exhibition at the Museum of Arts & Design is best described as an ecosystem, says MAD's Manager of Public Programs and co-curator, Jake Yuzna. After the Museum: The Home Front 2013 brings...

    written by: Sara Carpenter
    03.28.13

  17. Emerging Voices Lecture Series: DIGSAU & Ogrydziak Prillinger Architects
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    Emerging Voices Lecture Series: DIGSAU & Ogrydziak Prillinger Architects

    Last Thursday the Architectural League hosted the third in a series of lectures from the recipients of the 2013 Emerging Voices program. Selected for the promise they have shown in forging unique...

    written by: Sara Carpenter
    04.03.13

  18. Stamberg | Aferiat
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    Stamberg | Aferiat

    After visiting The Saguaro in Palm Springs during Modernism Week, we found ourselves hooked on the Stamberg Aferiat + Associates renovated hotel and wanted to see more from the duo behind it. Lucky...

    written by: Sara Carpenter
    04.15.13

  19. 2013 New York Landscape Architects Design Awards
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    2013 New York Landscape Architects Design Awards

    Here in New York, spring has sprung at last, so there couldn’t be a more appropriate time to celebrate accomplishments in landscape architecture. A show currently running at the Center for...

    written by: Sara Carpenter
    04.16.13

  20. Practice of Patronage
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    Practice of Patronage

    Last night in New York, the Museum of Arts & Design hosted a panel on the Practice of Patronage as part of an ongoing exhibition, After the Museum: The Home Front 2013. Dan Rubenstein, co-curator...

    written by: Sara Carpenter
    04.17.13

  21. Contemporary Modern in a Mid-Century Mecca
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    Contemporary Modern in a Mid-Century Mecca

    When Andy Linsky, a realtor specializing in mid-century homes, and his partner Michael Thomas, set out to build a home of their own, they enlisted architect Ana Escalante to realize their vision....

    written by: Sara Carpenter
    05.01.13

  22. Frieze Art Fair: 7 Things Not to Be Missed
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    Frieze Art Fair: 7 Things Not to Be Missed

    The Frieze Art Fair made quite the first impression last spring when it hopped the pond for its inaugural New York exhibition. Ever since, we’ve been jonesin’ to get back in the massive snaking...

    written by: Sara Carpenter
    05.03.13

  23. Around Manhattan Architectural Boat Tours by AIA New York
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    Around Manhattan Architectural Boat Tours by AIA New York

    New York City is synonymous with the great buildings that stand within its limits: the Empire State Building, Grand Central Terminal, the Chrysler Building, and the Flatiron all scream The Big City...

    written by: Sara Carpenter
    photos by: Betsi Ewing
    05.16.13

  24. 100 Contemporary Green Buildings
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    100 Contemporary Green Buildings

    Now that sustainability is de rigeur in the architecture world, it is no surprise that a new tome from Taschen puts the solar power spotlight on 100 eco-friendly buildings.

    written by: Sara Carpenter
    06.04.13

  25. Checking In On WantedDesign 2013
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    Checking In On WantedDesign 2013

    Now in its third year, WantedDesign is proving to be a crucial stop on the New York Design Week train.

    written by: Sara Carpenter
    06.05.13

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