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Karim Rashid’s Trophy for the 2015 AZ Awards

Karim Rashid’s Trophy for the 2015 AZ Awards

Preparations are underway for the fifth annual AZ Awards gala, taking place in Toronto on June 19. Here’s a sneak peak inside the New York studio of Karim Rashid, and the making of this year’s trophy.

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2 days ago

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How Can Cities Preserve their History and Be Modern, Too?

How Can Cities Preserve their History and Be Modern, Too?

That is the question posed by Second Wave of Modernism III: Leading with Landscape, one of the foremost conferences in contemporary landscape design and urban planning, kicking off with a party tonight in Toronto.

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9 days ago

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Q&A with David Adjaye

Q&A with David Adjaye

“We’re the generation that doesn’t have a conflict with style,” says the British architect. On hand at Salone del Mobile, Adjaye gives us his take on his new Art-Deco-inspired chair that celebrates form and eschews minimalism.

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April 29, 2015

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Carpet Magic at Ventura Lambrate in Milan

Carpet Magic at Ventura Lambrate in Milan

We Make Carpets, based in the Netherlands, creates an intricate floor display that looks like a patchwork of rugs from a distance. But up close they are made of something else entirely.

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April 18, 2015

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Moooi’s Gorgeous Rugs

Moooi’s Gorgeous Rugs

Moooi launches a bold, bright and beautiful line of carpeting designed by the biggest names, including Bertjan Pot, Front, Jurgen Bey, and Marian Bantjes of Vancouver, B.C. It was one of the highlights of Milan Design Week.

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April 15, 2015

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Countdown to Milan 2015: Where the Stars Are

Countdown to Milan 2015: Where the Stars Are

A quick guide to the places around town where you’ll be able to spot Philippe Starck, Tom Dixon, Oki Sato and other major personalities during Milan Design Week.

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April 7, 2015

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Countdown to Milan 2015: 9 Mind-Blowing Off-Site Events

Countdown to Milan 2015: 9 Mind-Blowing Off-Site Events

The Salone del Mobile, the world’s most important furniture show, opens April 14. Beyond the fair, the city itself becomes one giant design extravaganza during Milan Design Week. Here are nine awe-inspiring off-site events on our to-do list.

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March 24, 2015

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5 Brilliant Proposals for Toronto’s New Ferry Terminal

5 Brilliant Proposals for Toronto’s New Ferry Terminal

The teams competing to redesign Toronto’s Jack Layton Ferry Terminal – featuring West 8, Will Alsop, Diller Scofidio+Renfro and nARCHITECTS – have unveiled their concepts. One thing’s for sure: the ferry dock will be reborn as an architectural showstopper.

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March 17, 2015

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Ikea Versus the Furniture Hackers

Ikea Versus the Furniture Hackers

Big brands go to great lengths to shut down copycats and knock-off manufacturers. But Ikea misfires when it goes after the designers who hack its products to make them more customizable.

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February 9, 2015

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Q+A with Daniel Libeskind

Q+A with Daniel Libeskind

The master-planner of New York’s World Trade Center talks about grand-scale collaboration, the personal significance of Ground Zero, and building the new National Holocaust Monument in Ottawa.

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January 7, 2015

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