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Thomas Heatherwick’s Vessel: Public Amenity or “Playground for Billionaires?”

Thomas Heatherwick’s Vessel: Public Amenity or “Playground for Billionaires?”

The designer’s expensive plan for a “staircase to nowhere” in NYC has inspired a mix of rants and raves. Here’s why.

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March 23, 2017

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New York City Artists “Hijack” Products to Highlight the Contributions of Refugees

New York City Artists “Hijack” Products to Highlight the Contributions of Refugees

NYC creatives Kien Quan and Jillian Young have designed a sticker to show that many of America’s most beloved products are not American-made.

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March 15, 2017

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Brixton’s Bowie Memorial Is Striking Out

Brixton’s Bowie Memorial Is Striking Out

The visual legacy of David Bowie has only grown since his death in 2016. But the latest design he’s inspired – a Bowie memorial sculpture in Brixton – is failing to hit the mark.

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March 13, 2017

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Anish Kapoor’s Winnipeg Warming Hut

Anish Kapoor’s Winnipeg Warming Hut

Despite snowstorms, sun, slush, and wildly fluctuating temperatures, Winnipeg’s Warming Huts had its best year yet, with installations by Anish Kapoor, Atelier ARI and Houdini Design Architects.

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March 3, 2017

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AZURE Talks: Architects and Designers Discuss What Matters Now

AZURE Talks: Architects and Designers Discuss What Matters Now

George Yabu and John Tong are amongst the experts speaking at Azure’s upcoming lecture event in Toronto. Tickets are on sale now.

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March 3, 2017

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Sweden’s Ikea Museum Features a Four-Storey Ball Slide, Plus Other Playful Installations

Sweden’s Ikea Museum Features a Four-Storey Ball Slide, Plus Other Playful Installations

Swedish studio Form Us With Love is behind three fun spaces at a new museum dedicated to the furniture giant and its iconic products.

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March 3, 2017

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This Dutch Design Studio is Proposing a Chair-Free Future

This Dutch Design Studio is Proposing a Chair-Free Future

Breaking Habits, a new installation by interdisciplinary Dutch studio RAAAF, explores how a chair-free environment could have positive health outcomes.

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February 28, 2017

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60,000 Paper Cut-Outs Form a Forest of Numbers in Tokyo

60,000 Paper Cut-Outs Form a Forest of Numbers in Tokyo

For the 10th anniversary of the National Art Center of Tokyo, architect and aeritst Emmanuelle Moureaux installed Forest of Numbers – a huge rainbow-hued artwork that celebrated the future, not the past.

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February 27, 2017

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Artists Turn Toronto Lifeguard Towers into Follies for Winter Stations 2017

Artists Turn Toronto Lifeguard Towers into Follies for Winter Stations 2017

Now on view in the city’s east end, Winter Stations 2017 brings a series of art installations to the chilly shoreline.

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February 21, 2017

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Valentine’s Day Wisdom from Power Couples of Architecture and Design

Valentine’s Day Wisdom from Power Couples of Architecture and Design

In honour of Valentine’s Day, we asked architect and designer couples like Neri & Hu, Scott & Scott and Jakob + MacFarlane how they stay together – in work and in love.

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February 14, 2017

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