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i29 makes old furnishings new again

i29 makes old furnishings new again

Dutch interior design firm i29 repurposes and re-energizes aging furnishings for AsGoodAsNew, the firm’s official foray into furniture design.

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October 4, 2012

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Rethinking architectural renderings

Rethinking architectural renderings

Aesthetics/Anesthetics, an exhibit at New York’s Storefront for Art and Architecture, pushes through the tropes of architectural drawings to find fertile new ground.

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July 10, 2012

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The future of electric bikes

The future of electric bikes

Big auto companies – like Smart, Audi and Ford – are engineering the next generation of state-of-the-art e-bikes.

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June 13, 2012

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Video: Interview with Giulio Cappellini Azure Video

Video: Interview with Giulio Cappellini

Legendary talent scout Giulio Cappellini, who heads up the iconic Italian furniture brand that bears his name, talks to Azure about the Haworth Collection – a distribution partnership between the North American office furniture giant and Poltrona Frau Group – as well as what constitutes innovative design in 2012 and how young design gets his attention.

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May 14, 2012

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Top 5 exhibits at Toronto’s Contact festival

Top 5 exhibits at Toronto’s Contact festival

The Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival – the world’s biggest of its kind – kicked off this week. Dozens of galleries and public spaces throughout Toronto and more than 1,000 local and international artists are participating in the month-long event. Here are our top five shows not to be missed.

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May 2, 2012

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Gary Taxali’s coins for The Royal Canadian Mint

Gary Taxali’s coins for The Royal Canadian Mint

The illustrator’s six playful designs celebrating special events bring whimsy to our currency — while quantities last.

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March 6, 2012

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Warming Huts for a weird winter

Warming Huts for a weird winter

The Warming Huts competition, now in its third year, invited winning architects from Drøbak in Norway, Liberec in the Czech Republic and New York — not to mention special guest Frank Gehry — to create innovative huts along Winnipeg’s Assiniboine river trail.

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March 2, 2012

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IDS 2012: RAW makes an entrance

IDS 2012: RAW makes an entrance

The five-storey-tall entrance installation at IDS–created by Toronto architecture firm RAW Design–is a massive curtain made of felt off-cuts and embedded with interactive technology.

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January 24, 2012

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Yayoi Kusama’s Obliteration Room

Yayoi Kusama’s Obliteration Room

At 82, Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama shows no signs of slowing down. Her latest installation at Brisbane’s Queensland Art Gallery includes an all-white living space covered with thousands of colourful dot stickers.

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January 10, 2012

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2011 in Review: Hits and Misses

2011 in Review: Hits and Misses

In our last installment of the year in review, deputy editor Catherine Osborne weighs in on the best in design, architecture and art. Her top picks include Fernando Romero’s molar-shaped Museo Soumaya, China’s dissident artist Ai Wei Wei, and the ever-talented Bouroullec brothers of Paris.

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December 22, 2011

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