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Doodle Dandy

Doodle Dandy

For bold types, a menswear line by Dries Van Noten sports custom ­lettering by Dutch artist Job Wouters.

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January 7, 2012

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The world needs more designing women

The world needs more designing women

While the number of females in architecture and graphic design continue to rise, their representation in industrial design holds steady at five per cent. A new exhibit focuses on seven Canadians, including Patty Johnson and Cynthia Hathaway, whose work illustrates why we need more female designers.

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January 4, 2012

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Happy holidays from Azure

Happy holidays from Azure

Azure is taking a short break for the holidays. To celebrate, we leave you with a collection of images from the fabulous new book on Alexander Girard designed by Todd Oldman and Kiera Coffee, and published by AMMO. Weighing in at 6.8 kilos, the 675-page tome traces the New York textile designer’s prolific career, from his bold and colourful work for Herman Miller and his Austin Power-worthy mod interiors to his brilliant typographic works that came to define the 1960s era of optimism, happiness and play. We’ll be back on January 2, 2012.

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December 23, 2011

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Gift Guide: Toys for tykes

Gift Guide: Toys for tykes

We’re the scouring the design world for the season’s best gifts. Here are six super-cute toys for cool kids – including those young-at-heart ones.

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December 21, 2011

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Gift Guide: Just the basics

Gift Guide: Just the basics

We’re scouring the design world for the season’s coolest gifts. Next up, five staple home accessories everyone wants, but won’t ask for.

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December 16, 2011

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All lit up at Tribeca’s Issey Miyake HQ

All lit up at Tribeca’s Issey Miyake HQ

New Yorkers strolling Hudson Street during the holidays will get a glimpse of Grimanesa Amoros’ sculptural LED-illuminated domes installed at Issey Miyake’s showroom in Tribeca.

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December 15, 2011

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Gift Guide: Design and architecture books

Gift Guide: Design and architecture books

We’re scouring the design world for the season’s coolest gifts. Next up, a compilation of must-have books (originally reviewed in the pages of Azure), including Ken Greenberg’s urban planning manifesto, Rem Koolhaas’ ode to the Metabolists and monographs on Barber Osgerby, Hella Jongerius and Dieter Rams.

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December 14, 2011

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Gift Guide: Home accessories for colour enthusiasts

Gift Guide: Home accessories for colour enthusiasts

We’re scouring the design world for the season’s coolest gifts. Next up: Six vibrant pieces – by Poliform, Established & Sons, Moooi and others – that are quirky yet classic.

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December 9, 2011

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Gift Guide: Desk accessories for the diligent

Gift Guide: Desk accessories for the diligent

We’re scouring the design world for the season’s coolest gifts. Next up, keep things simple with these organizational tools by Alessi, Acme and Black + Blum, and more, for the neat-freak minimalists on your list.

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December 7, 2011

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Gift Guide: Culinary Arts

Gift Guide: Culinary Arts

We’re scouring the design world for the season’s coolest gifts. Next up, accessories for the gourmand, from Normann Copenhagen, Joseph Joseph, Le Creuset and others.

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December 5, 2011

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