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4 Great Products on Crowdfunding Sites

4 Great Products on Crowdfunding Sites

A smart sleep sensor, a multifunctional wall hook, a minimal trash bin and a high-performance watch are all coming to market through crowdfunding.

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5 hours ago

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The Front Door: There’s an App for That

The Front Door: There’s an App for That

Entry systems today are smarter than ever, and app-controlled designs by August, Kwikset, Lockitron and more are leading the way to a keyless future. Plus, three door handles with major design cred.

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7 days ago

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Would You Ride This City Bicycle?

Would You Ride This City Bicycle?

Five leading design studios have partnered with five bicycle craftspeople to envision the ultimate urban mode of transportation. Their concepts are now open to a public vote, with the winning prototype destined for production.

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21 days ago

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New York’s New Makers: François Chambard

New York’s New Makers: François Chambard

Azure looks at four designers making it big in the Big Apple by working their distinct aesthetic and formal signatures into brilliant furniture, lighting and interiors. In our final instalment,…

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July 14, 2014

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Designer Profile: Taylor McKenzie-Veal

Designer Profile: Taylor McKenzie-Veal

An affinity for forthright assembly and local industry shines through the American designer’s furniture and objects.

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July 9, 2014

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New York’s New Makers: Anna Karlin

New York’s New Makers: Anna Karlin

Azure looks at four designers making it big in the Big Apple by working their distinct aesthetic and formal signatures into brilliant furniture, lighting and interiors. Next up, Anna Karlin, a furniture and interior designer who brings an element of surprise to everything she does.

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July 7, 2014

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New York’s New Makers: Bec Brittain

New York’s New Makers: Bec Brittain

Azure looks at four designers making it big in the Big Apple by working their distinct aesthetic and formal signatures into brilliant furniture, lighting and interiors. Next up, Bec Brittain, whose lights fantastic just recently lit up New York design week.

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June 30, 2014

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The 2014 AZ Awards: People’s Choice Selections

The 2014 AZ Awards: People’s Choice Selections

In April, we asked you to vote on your favourite finalists in the fourth annual AZ Awards, and at Friday’s Gala in Toronto, your choices were finally revealed. From as far away as Mumbai and São Paulo, these are the winners of the 2014 People’s Choice Awards.

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June 27, 2014

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New York’s New Makers: Fort Standard

New York’s New Makers: Fort Standard

Azure looks at four designers making it big in the Big Apple by working their distinct aesthetic and formal signatures into brilliant furniture, lighting and interiors. First up, Fort Standard – the duo that’s making the most out of minimalism.

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June 23, 2014

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Even Manhole Covers Can Be Beautiful

Even Manhole Covers Can Be Beautiful

Matteo Ragni and Giulio Iacchetti’s Sfera collection of manhole covers and grates nabbed a Compasso d’Oro for injecting charm and whimsy into functional urban elements.

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June 13, 2014

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