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Taking a New Look at Old Testament Architecture

Each year as summer gives way to chill, the Jewish faithful erect sukkahs, or temporary outdoor structures in which to eat meals. At first glance, the rules dictating the sukkah seem arcane to the point of amusement: for example, the…

Live@ICFF: Diesel with Moroso and Foscarini

The fashion house's line of furniture and lighting, which will now be available through the Future Perfect, is characterized by the same kind of casual, on-the-go vibe as their trademark denim clothing. A lamp with a knit shade collapses, while…

Live@ICFF: Shimna's Americana-Inspired Booth

Shimna's booth celebrates the New York–based company's local leanings. The pieces use reclaimed wood--lots of it from Pennsylvania Dutch country--and some are built by Mennonite carpenters. Accordingly, designer Aaron Huston and owner Michael Lamont have filled the space with Americana,…

Live@ICFF, Editor's Pick:  Patty Johnson

This year Patty Johnson is showing designs from 10 Caribbean nations made by 20 different producers. The collection is defined by traditional materials and techniques, all of them socially and economically sustainable, but as usual Johnson has worked with the…

The Image vs. the Object

. Clockwise from top left: Sushir Kadidal’s Tempo chair; Alexandra Pulver’s Lunch Bag stool; Mike Jozewicz's Nabolis chair; Esin Arsan’s 142 chair; and Jonathan Gillen’s Primitive chair . Wilsonart Challenges, a competition that asks a class of design students to…

The Metropolis Minute: Our Special Product Issue

. . . . . On the site today, you'll find Metropolis's annual special product issue. After the jump, senior editor Kristi Cameron explains this year's theme in the latest installment of our "Metropolis Minute" video series. Click here to…

Subdued Exuberance

At the new La Fonda del Sol, Adam D. Tihany tones down the original restaurant's over-the-top exoticism.

Wright by Women

A new film reveals that the great architect (and notorious womanizer) was surprisingly progressive when it came to hiring women associates.