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Latin America’s Unique Take on Modernism

Latin America’s Unique Take on Modernism

At New York’s Museum of Modern Art, an exhibition shows how the region flouted all the rules of mid-century modernism, creating absolutely original architecture.

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2 days ago

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The Philosopy of Bureau Spectacular, in Five Words

The Philosopy of Bureau Spectacular, in Five Words

Jimenez Lai of Los Angeles-based Bureau Spectacular works at the intersections of architecture and design, possible and practical. Here are five words that reveal Lai’s unique take on humanizing architecture and keeping things interesting.

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6 days ago

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20 Life-Changing Gadgets of the Last 30 Years

20 Life-Changing Gadgets of the Last 30 Years

When Azure first launched, in 1985, the technological landscape was very different: telephones had cords, answering machines used magnetic tape, and most televisions were deeper than they were tall. Here are the 20 gadgets that brought us closer to today’s wired society.

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10 days ago

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A Tree-Inspired Daycare in Beijing

A Tree-Inspired Daycare in Beijing

Bursts of vibrant colour adorn the kid-friendly shapes of Sako Architects’ Familybox early childhood education centre.

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17 days ago

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4 Ways Björk Is the Ultimate Interdisciplinary Innovator

4 Ways Björk Is the Ultimate Interdisciplinary Innovator

With a new album out and a retrospective exhibit opening March 8th at New York’s Museum of Modern Art, the musician Björk is as determined as ever to push the boundaries of performance.

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27 days ago

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Ambiente 2015: 10 Products We Saw and Loved

Ambiente 2015: 10 Products We Saw and Loved

With 4,811 exhibitors and an estimated 45 kilometres of aisles, Messe Frankfurt’s Ambiente – the largest consumer goods show on earth – presents a dizzying array of decor products for living, kitchen and bath. Here are just 10 of the standouts from this year’s fair.

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February 24, 2015

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On Now: The BIG Show at the National Building Museum

On Now: The BIG Show at the National Building Museum

In “Hot to Cold,” Denmark’s Bjarke Ingels Group showcases 60 of their past and future architecture and urban planning projects around the world – including 20 visions on view for the first time.

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February 13, 2015

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Ambiente 2015: 6 Lovely Home Accessories

Ambiente 2015: 6 Lovely Home Accessories

From February 13 to 17, the Ambiente fair in Frankfurt will establish decor trends for the year ahead, with exhibitors from across Europe presenting a wide selection of home accessories. Here are six of the new products we have our eye on.

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February 9, 2015

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Patricia Urquiola’s Jewellery Museum in Italy is a Gem

Patricia Urquiola’s Jewellery Museum in Italy is a Gem

In Vicenza, the Milan-based Spanish designer has crafted exhibition and retail spaces for Italy’s first museum devoted solely to historic and contemporary pieces.

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January 29, 2015

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IDS 2015: 5 Designers to Watch

IDS 2015: 5 Designers to Watch

There’s no better time to spot talent on the rise than during Toronto Design Week. Here are just five of the standout design studios that made a strong impression on us this week.

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January 23, 2015

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