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How a ‘Lord of the Rings’ Designer Developed Architectural Chainmail

How a ‘Lord of the Rings’ Designer Developed Architectural Chainmail

Kayne Horsham, a former costume designer, patented a chainmail – or ‘Kayne’s mail’ – for dressing up buildings.

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Utilitarian Products That Balance Beauty and Raw Functionality

Utilitarian Products That Balance Beauty and Raw Functionality

Excellent design often emerges from narrowing an object’s purpose, reducing it to its essential elements and obsessing over user experience. That’s why these five products, by String, Normann Copenhagen, Helinox and more, have caught our eye.

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How Steelcase Used the Power of Polymer to Build a Better Chair

How Steelcase Used the Power of Polymer to Build a Better Chair

For Silq, its new task chair, Steelcase replaces complex mechanisms with a single responsive substance.

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9 days ago

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These Outdoor Kitchens Make the Great Outdoors Even Greater

These Outdoor Kitchens Make the Great Outdoors Even Greater

Al fresco cooking is one of summer’s simple pleasures: at its most essential, all that’s required is an open flame, fresh ingredients and an empty belly. But that experience can be wholly elevated.

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13 days ago

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The Bow Chair is Zaha Hadid’s Botanical Seat of the Future

The Bow Chair is Zaha Hadid’s Botanical Seat of the Future

Zaha Hadid Architects designed the Bow Chair, a perch created with 3D-printed bioplastics that nods to the natural world.

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15 days ago

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Beau Lake Brings Beauty and Craftsmanship to the Cottage

Beau Lake Brings Beauty and Craftsmanship to the Cottage

Founded by Lee Kline and Paul Lavoie, Beau Lake is an outdoor sports gear company focused on quality design. With paddle boards, pedal boats and dock chairs, the brand is making waterside recreation a thing of beauty.

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16 days ago

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5 Designs That Make Cycling Safer, Simpler and Fun

5 Designs That Make Cycling Safer, Simpler and Fun

Cycling is often hailed as an egalitarian transport solution, but there are significant barriers to entry – and our city streets can be unsafe for people on two wheels. Here are five cycling safety products that aim to make bicycles safer, convenient and more accessible.

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21 days ago

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Announcing the Winners of the 2018 AZ Awards

Announcing the Winners of the 2018 AZ Awards

On June 22 at Toronto’s Evergreen Brick Works, the international architecture and design community gathered for the eighth annual AZ Awards. The winners were revealed amid a celebration of innovation and excellence.

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26 days ago

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7 Hot Outdoor Products for Making a Minimalist Summer Oasis

7 Hot Outdoor Products for Making a Minimalist Summer Oasis

The pool. The terrace. The balcony. The rooftop. Whichever your preferred environment, summertime is best spent outside – and here is a curated selection of new, notable and minimalist outdoor products that can elevate open-air spaces.

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28 days ago

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Our Favourite Finds at NeoCon 2018

Our Favourite Finds at NeoCon 2018

Last week in Chicago, NeoCon celebrated its 50th anniversary and Azure was there to source the latest and greatest in the world of contract and office design. Here, seven of our favourite finds.

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30 days ago

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