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Farewell Sir Lady Jane

08/24/16

Farewell Sir Lady Jane

Yesterday, the design world lost one of its keenest minds and biggest advocates: Jane Thompson.

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Kickstarter Campaign Hopes to Publish Lance Wyman's Fantastic Diaries

08/24/16

Kickstarter Campaign Hopes to Publish Lance Wyman's Fantastic Diaries

The graphic master has written in these "designlogs" every day since 1973.

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The Day Art Deco Was Born

08/24/16

The Day Art Deco Was Born

The Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes gave rise to a new international style and, ultimately, provided its name: Art Deco.

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Architecture Bearing Witness

08/23/16

Architecture Bearing Witness

Forensic Architecture and Amnesty International have digitally replicated a Syrian prison—in effect memorializing those who died, survived, and remain there still.

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Yuri Grigoryan on Unteaching Architects, Zaha Hadid, & the Shed Manifesto

08/19/16

Yuri Grigoryan on Unteaching Architects, Zaha Hadid, & the Shed Manifesto

The founder of Project Meganom describes how Russian architecture must free itself from the traditions that bind it.

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The Good And Bad of Airbnb

08/18/16

The Good And Bad of Airbnb

A collection of excellent articles and exhibits that made us ponder on the pros and cons of Airbnb.

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Bertoia Beyond Knoll: The Lesser-Known Works of a Mid-Century Master

08/17/16

Bertoia Beyond Knoll: The Lesser-Known Works of a Mid-Century Master

Two new exhibits at the Museum of Art and Design take a fresh look at the career of mid-century artist and designer Harry Bertoia.

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Another Trump Wall Competition Announced

08/11/16

Another Trump Wall Competition Announced

This one promises to be much more hilarious than the last.

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Miami: A City In A Serious State of Denial

08/11/16

Miami: A City In A Serious State of Denial

The Porsche Design Tower is an apt symbol for the self-absorbed hedonism of Miami's one percent, who continue to ignore the very real threat of rising seas.

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Will the Olympics' Failures Spark A New Urban Paradigm for Rio?

08/10/16

Will the Olympics' Failures Spark A New Urban Paradigm for Rio?

Without intending to, the trials and tribulations of the Olympics have revealed a potential, and radical, way forward for Rio de Janeiro.

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