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Dispatch from IMM Cologne

Dispatch from IMM Cologne

At the decidedly grown-up fair, Richard Lampert’s new kids line – designed by a star-studded cast that includes Doshi Levien, Bertjan Pot and Monica Förster – stole the spotlight.

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January 18, 2011

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This week: IMM Cologne

This week: IMM Cologne

IMM Cologne, the first furniture fair of the year, kicks off on Tuesday.

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January 17, 2011

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Calligaris in Toronto

Calligaris in Toronto

Last week, Alessandro Calligaris, third generation owner of the Italian furniture company Calligaris, was in town to officially open Toronto’s first showroom.

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November 30, 2010

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SATC2 Spoiler: Design by Anne Kyyrö Quinn

SATC2 Spoiler: Design by Anne Kyyrö Quinn

Sex and the City 2 set decorator Lydia Marks furnished Carrie Bradshaw’s Manhattan apartment with a Lola ottoman from the Finnish, London-based textile designer Anne Kyyrö Quinn. The film opens this weekend.

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May 26, 2010

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Alessio Alessi: on Montreal, design and more

Alessio Alessi: on Montreal, design and more

Alessi recently set up shop in Montreal to disperse the company’s whimsical, yet functional gift and tableware designs. Azure met with one of the third generation members to run this family company to discuss the new location – the company’s first North of the 49th parallel.

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May 4, 2010

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The Lazy Designer’s Guide to Success

The Lazy Designer’s Guide to Success

Facetiously positioning himself as a “lazy” designer, Michael Bierut, the prolific founder of Design Observer and partner at Pentagram’s New York office, shares his seven steps to success.

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November 16, 2009

Section: Curiosity

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Beach beauties

Beach beauties

An architectural competition in the coastal town of Boscombe in Bournemouth, England draws beach hut designs from across the globe.

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July 30, 2009

Section: Architecture

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Frank Lloyd Wright in Florida

Frank Lloyd Wright in Florida

Call it American architecture’s best-kept secret. Few realize that the world’s largest collection of Frank Lloyd Wright buildings lie nestled together on a college campus in South Florida. In recent years, the leadership of Florida Southern College has painstakingly raised awareness and funds in an effort to restore their treasure trove of Wright structures to their former glory. The latest such building: a Theater-in-the-Round — Wright’s only such design — is currently on track for completion this June. And for those who can’t make it to Florida to check out the campus in situ, a new exhibit of Robin Hill’s photographs (such as the Water Dome shot shown above) at the Charles Cowles Gallery in New York City opens May 19th.

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April 28, 2009

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Wry & Ginger by Azure

Wry & Ginger by Azure

If the Wry & Ginger by Azure exhibit in New York at Design Within Reach teaches us anything, it’s that Canadian designers need not shy away from being Canadian. The show, featuring iconic symbols, traditional techniques and materials native to the True North Strong And Free, makes one thing clear: when it comes to design, Canada rocks!

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May 13, 2008

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