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The Politics of Paint

07/24/14

The Politics of Paint

Three case studies show how a coat of paint can carry great political resonance.

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How One Materials Giant Is Making Strides Towards Greater Sustainability

07/24/14

How One Materials Giant Is Making Strides Towards Greater Sustainability

We talk with DuPont™ Corian® about the company's sustainable milestones and goals.

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Urban Expression: Graffiti as Social Commentary

07/23/14

Urban Expression: Graffiti as Social Commentary

In the latest edition of Signgeist, spray paint takes on a political dimension.

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Herman Miller to Buy Design Within Reach

07/18/14

Herman Miller to Buy Design Within Reach

The latest in the saga of high-end acquisitions in the contract furniture industry

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Video: See Where the World Cup Trophy Is Made

07/17/14

Video: See Where the World Cup Trophy Is Made

A look inside the small Italian factory responsible for sculpting soccer's top prize

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Made in the Shade: Landscaping in the Shadow of the High Line

07/16/14

Made in the Shade: Landscaping in the Shadow of the High Line

The Green Team negotiates a shadowy undercroft of the High Line.

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Inside SeARCH's Futurist Hobbit Hole at the Architecture Biennale Rotterdam

07/16/14

Inside SeARCH's Futurist Hobbit Hole at the Architecture Biennale Rotterdam

"Yourtopia" questions what our homes should look like in an ecologically-minded age.

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Robert A.M. Stern Remembers Charles Moore

07/14/14

Robert A.M. Stern Remembers Charles Moore

The architect reflects on his time with Moore, the pomo theorist, designer, and epicurean.

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A Tokyo Wedding Chapel that Marries Western Tradition with Eastern Aesthetics

07/11/14

A Tokyo Wedding Chapel that Marries Western Tradition with Eastern Aesthetics

The fifth-floor chapel at the Palace Hotel Tokyo broadcasts your nuptials to the entire city.

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New PBS Series Uses 3-D Scanning to Unlock Secrets of the Pyramids

07/09/14

New PBS Series Uses 3-D Scanning to Unlock Secrets of the Pyramids

A new television program uses laser-scanning technology to analyze ancient monuments.

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