Laurie Manfra

Peace and Quiet

Beginning on Veteran’s Day this past Sunday, Broooklyn-based architecture firm Matter Practice and the Times Square Alliance in collaboration with the StoryCorp Military Voices Initiative is hosting a series of live conversations between veterans and civilians right in the heart…

NJ Reports an Uptick in Residential Architecture

Philip S. Kennedy-Grant, FAIA, keynote speaker and principal at Kennedy-Grant While the American economy continues to slumber, one area of business in New Jersey is, optimistically, waking up. The architecture community is seeing a resurgence of growth in residential building,…

The Art of Art Browsing: Art.sy

In an era when images abound everywhere on the web, and the experience of visiting a legendary museum or architectural landmark can be simulated in seemingly real time without leaving your armchair, the experience of art isn’t what it used…

Archtober in New York

New York City is hosting a month-long celebration of architecture and design with its second annual Archtober festival. Scores of events are being held throughout the five boroughs to honor the city’s built history. The program—hosted by AIA New York,…

Eva Zeisel's New e-book

Created with Admarket's flickrSLiDR. Click on the images for more information. Eva Zeisel, the beloved industrial designer of ceramics, whose sensual forms were among the first to define a more organic modern aesthetic, once wrote at the ripe age of…