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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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Behind the Scenes with Colin Faulkner

Behind the Scenes with Colin Faulkner

For our January/February 2012 issue, we asked Toronto photographer Colin Faulkner to capture the beauty of 15 new dinner plates. Here’s how he managed to make these saucers fly across our pages.

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December 20, 2011

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Pillow play at Pompidou-Metz

Pillow play at Pompidou-Metz

A new workshop designed by Paris’s Les M at the Centre Pompidou-Metz gives kids the chance to build a fortress, napping nook or an arena for a pillow fight.

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November 14, 2011

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The Art Game: Kent Monkman’s amazing art installation

The Art Game: Kent Monkman’s amazing art installation

Today’s the last chance to see the circus-inspired performance art piece at Art Toronto.

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October 31, 2011

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On Now: Jürgen Mayer H. at Art Institute of Chicago

On Now: Jürgen Mayer H. at Art Institute of Chicago

The Berlin architect’s code-heavy limited-edition book, Wirrwarr, is on view at the AIC.

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October 21, 2011

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James Dyson Award shortlist announced

James Dyson Award shortlist announced

Of the 550 entries for this annual competition, the top 15 have been revealed. We look at three projects contending for the top spot – including one by Canadians Michal Prywata and Thiago Caires.

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October 19, 2011

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Daniel Young and Christian Giroux win Sobey Art Award

Daniel Young and Christian Giroux win Sobey Art Award

The Toronto artists have nabbed the prestigious $50,000 prize for their sculptures, films and installations, which riff on Donald Judd, Ikea and Home Depot.

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October 18, 2011

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On Now: Sacred Spaces in Profane Buildings

On Now: Sacred Spaces in Profane Buildings

The exhibit at the Storefront for Art and Architecture identifies, tracks and catalogues hard-to-find religious centres throughout New York City.

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October 7, 2011

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Stillspotting: Guggenheim’s tour of Manhattan’s quietest spaces

Stillspotting: Guggenheim’s tour of Manhattan’s quietest spaces

New York’s out-of-the-way locations are aurally enhanced by original compositions from Arvo Pärt and visually amplified by interventions from Snøhetta.

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September 28, 2011

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Molo’s Softshelter creates privacy in relief shelters

Molo’s Softshelter creates privacy in relief shelters

We spoke with Todd MacAllen of Vancouver studio Molo about a series of paper walls that can be easily assembled to form private spaces inside emergency relief shelters.

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September 19, 2011

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