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In the studio with Aldo Bakker

In the studio with Aldo Bakker

His first career was in jewelry design. But Aldo Bakker, 40, has become one of Amsterdam’s leading makers of finely crafted furniture and tabletop accessories.

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May 27, 2011

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Table lamps that look sweet enough to eat

Table lamps that look sweet enough to eat

The Campana Brothers of Brazil have launched a line of wildly original table lamps using the colourful rubbery resin made famous by New York-based Italian designer Gaetano Pesce.

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May 25, 2011

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Top 10 exhibits at Toronto’s Contact festival

Top 10 exhibits at Toronto’s Contact festival

Now in its 15th year, Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival is the world’s biggest photography festival, with more than 1,500 artists participating in the month-long event, held at galleries and outdoor spaces throughout Toronto. Here are our top 10 shows not to be missed.

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May 3, 2011

Section: Curiosity

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Levittown’s Second Life

Levittown’s Second Life

Last weekend, Levittown, New York – famous as the first planned residential community ever built – held an open house, with a little help from Dutch design studio Droog and New York firm Diller Scofidio + Renfro.

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April 28, 2011

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Forest of Evolution

Forest of Evolution

Salone del Mobile 2011 was packed with big, bold displays. But one installation along via Tortona – by Japanese lighting company Lumiotec – was so small that only five or six people could see it at once.

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April 27, 2011

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Azure in Milan: Bohemian Rhapsody at Superstudio Più

Azure in Milan: Bohemian Rhapsody at Superstudio Più

Lasvit, Prague’s leading manufacturer of glass and crystal objects showed off three chandeliers created by top designers: Fabio Novembre of Italy, Mathieu Lehanneur of France and Japan’s Nendo.

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April 14, 2011

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Azure in Milan: Cutest couch ever and more at Campeggi

Azure in Milan: Cutest couch ever and more at Campeggi

French designer Matali Crasset was on hand at Campeggi’s booth yesterday, testing out her new Dynamic Life. The low-lying sofa’s five seat-cushions fold out like fingers to reveal a bright yellow mattress.

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April 14, 2011

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Azure in Milan: Swedish Love Stories at Superstudio Più

Azure in Milan: Swedish Love Stories at Superstudio Più

Swedish Love Stories once again presents a smorgasbord of amazing young talent.

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April 14, 2011

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Where is Ai Weiwei?

Where is Ai Weiwei?

Ai Weiwei’s arrest more than a week ago has spurred protests and petitions around the globe. The internationally acclaimed Chinese artist, dissident and designer, who collaborated with Herzog & deMeuron on the famed Bird’s Nest for the Beijing Olympics, hasn’t been heard from since April 3.

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April 11, 2011

Section: Architecture

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Wallpaper with bling

Wallpaper with bling

Swarovski introduces its first-ever wallpaper collection full of crystal-embedded patterns that will dazzle you.

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April 8, 2011

Section: Interiors

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