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Gifts We Love: Azure Contributors’ Favourite Things

Gifts We Love: Azure Contributors’ Favourite Things

For our first holiday gift guide, we asked our design-savvy contributors around the world what they would love to give (and receive). Here are their picks, from gorgeous housewares out of London to Memphis-inspired ceramics from Los Angeles and the ultimate farmers’ market bags from New York.

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3 hours ago

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All Eyes on Rafael de Cárdenas

All Eyes on Rafael de Cárdenas

After dazzling the crowds with his seductive nightclub installation at the NYC Makers biennial in New York, the in-demand designer will bring his Print All Over Me beachwear to Art Basel Miami Beach and is at work on a London jewellery boutique.

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1 day ago

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10 Amazing Art Pieces to Check Out in Toronto

10 Amazing Art Pieces to Check Out in Toronto

With two contemporary art fairs – Art Toronto and Feature – open to the public this weekend, the city is saturated with great art for viewing and buying. Here’s what we saw and loved.

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October 24, 2014

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Designs For the Near Future: Higher Technology

Designs For the Near Future: Higher Technology

Azure explores new and upcoming innovations that will make a positive difference on every scale, from the individual to the city. Here, we look at Imogen Heap’s musical gloves and Google Lens – for keeping an eye on diabetes.

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October 14, 2014

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Designs For the Near Future: Product Redesign

Designs For the Near Future: Product Redesign

Azure explores new and upcoming innovations that will make a positive difference on every scale, from the individual to the city. Here, we look at the ultimate keyboard, and the artisan-perfected chair.

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October 10, 2014

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Designs for the Near Future: Retail Reimagined

Designs for the Near Future: Retail Reimagined

Azure explores new and upcoming innovations that will make a positive difference on every scale, from the individual to the city. Here, we look at personalized perfumes and the perfect design product.

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October 9, 2014

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Designs For the Near Future: New Building Blocks

Designs For the Near Future: New Building Blocks

Azure explores new and upcoming innovations that will make a positive difference on every scale, from the individual to the city. Here, we look at two new building materials: stronger concrete and biodegradable blocks.

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October 8, 2014

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Designs for the Near Future: Lighter Travel

Designs for the Near Future: Lighter Travel

Azure explores new and upcoming innovations that will make a positive difference on every scale, from the individual to the city. Here, we look at fuel-less flight, safer cycling and the Google self-driving car.

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October 7, 2014

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2014 AZ Awards of Merit: A+ Student Award

2014 AZ Awards of Merit: A+ Student Award

Väärtus Jewellery, by Rowan Liivamägi; and Revitalizing Bamyan, by Safira Lakhani.

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September 24, 2014

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2014 AZ Awards of Merit: Concepts

2014 AZ Awards of Merit: Concepts

Taichung Cultural Center by Platform for Architecture + Research; Ring House by MZ Architects; Meditation House by MZ Architects; and Luminous Moon-Gate by Form4 Architecture.

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September 23, 2014

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