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What Are The Aesthetics of Misery? Azure Video

What Are The Aesthetics of Misery?

A group of interior design students in Milan were asked by Andrea Branzi and Michele de Lucchi – two legendary maestri of Italian design – to explore the concept of deprivation in a series of maquettes.

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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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A Kitchen Table That Goes Back to Basics

A Kitchen Table That Goes Back to Basics

Moritz Putzier, an emerging German designer, creates a table that has everything you could ever need to enjoy a full meal.

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This Week: Ideas City in New York

This Week: Ideas City in New York

The future-forward biennial will animate the Lower East Side – with a hot air balloon performance tent, a pavilion made of waste material, and a conference featuring architect Bjarke Ingels and sci-fi author Kim Stanley-Robinson dreaming up a plausible utopia.

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5 Questions for Jennifer Keesmaat, Toronto City Planner

5 Questions for Jennifer Keesmaat, Toronto City Planner

A champion of the livable city, Keesmaat explains how she keeps the big picture in focus while dealing with Toronto’s explosive growth.

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14 days ago

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Toronto Could Use Some Rebranding

Toronto Could Use Some Rebranding

So Azure asked communication design studio Aftermodern.lab to give the city a post-Ford refresh.

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7 Stellar Works of Art Up for Auction in Toronto

7 Stellar Works of Art Up for Auction in Toronto

Tonight, the contemporary art centre Mercer Union hosts Stellar Living 2015, its biannual benefit auction. Here are seven standout pieces from the 60 works contributed by Canadian and international artists.

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16 days ago

5 Things to Know in Design-World News

5 Things to Know in Design-World News

Start your week off right, with the most important happenings of the design and architecture world, from the Cooper-Hewitt’s honourees to the fate of Google’s BIG plans.

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Out Now: The Office Issue

Out Now: The Office Issue

Azure’s June 2015 issue takes you behind the scenes of three stunning work environments around the world. We also sit down with Snøhetta, to talk about the Ryerson Student Learning Centre and other high-profile projects, and showcase the best of IMM Cologne and the hottest residential and contract seating.

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AZ Awards 2015: Gala Celebration

AZ Awards 2015: Gala Celebration

On June 19, we’ll announce the winners of the 2015 AZ Awards live from the Evergreen Brick Works in Toronto. Purchase your ticket now and join the celebration for the winners and finalists.

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