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Why Every Great City Needs A Creative Director

Why Every Great City Needs A Creative Director

As Toronto’s mayoral race heats up, graphic designer Jason Logan has launched his own campaign: to become the city’s Creative Director. Here’s why he believes big cities like Toronto need design thinkers like him.

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June 18, 2014

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Top 10 Exhibits at the Venice Biennale

Top 10 Exhibits at the Venice Biennale

On June 7, the 15th edition of the international architecture exhibition opened with 66 countries participating in the event. Here are 10 standout exhibits on view in Venice until November 23, 2014.

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June 10, 2014

Section: Architecture

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The Busy Life of Daniel Libeskind

The Busy Life of Daniel Libeskind

Last month, the New York architect’s proposed monument to the victims and survivors of the Holocaust got the green light in Ottawa. It is one of many impressive projects – and products – his firm has been rolling out over the past few months.

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June 6, 2014

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Can Cages Be Fun?

Can Cages Be Fun?

Since April, an installation titled La Cage aux Folles has occupied the courtyard of Materials & Applications in Silver Lake, L.A. Designed by architect Warren Techentin, the yurt-inspired structure doubles as a jungle gym for curious kids.

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June 4, 2014

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Phyllis Lambert to Receive the Golden Lion Award

Phyllis Lambert to Receive the Golden Lion Award

The founder of the CCA in Montreal will receive the life-time achievement award at the Venice Biennale. It is the latest news to spring from the centre she founded 25 years ago.

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May 21, 2014

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From Glass House To Fog House

From Glass House To Fog House

Philip Johnson’s modernist masterpiece in New Canaan, Connecticut, takes on new meaning when shrouded in fog conjured by Japanese artist Fujiko Nakaya.

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May 9, 2014

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Why Design Another Chair?

Why Design Another Chair?

Konstantin Grcic sits down with us to discuss Rival, his new design for Artek, and why he considers chairs to be the most fascinating objects in the furniture family.

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April 30, 2014

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Milan Design Week’s Tokyo Story

Milan Design Week’s Tokyo Story

At Tokyo Imagine, taking place in Milan, star designers created furoshiki fabrics for a dining event that featured one of the world’s top chefs serving sushi, and pouring sake into cups designed by Patricia Urquiola.

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April 8, 2014

Section: Design

Countdown to Milan: Who’s Doing What Where?

Countdown to Milan: Who’s Doing What Where?

Starting Monday, hundreds of designers will be out in force across the city, many of them launching new products for more than one brand. Here are 10 of the busiest design-stars working the crowds during Milan Design Week.

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April 4, 2014

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Countdown to Milan: 5 Hot Kitchens

Countdown to Milan: 5 Hot Kitchens

The kitchen biennial EuroCucina, at the Salone del Mobile, is a food lover’s paradise. Here are five new systems launching on April 8 at the fair and in the city, by Scavolini, Schiffini and more.

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March 28, 2014

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