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Paul Schatz and the Magic of Milaflores

Paul Schatz and the Magic of Milaflores

Paul Schatz is batting .1000. He released a new line of limestone and marble tile through New Ravenna three years ago. The tiles mingle Spanish Colonial- and Islamic-influnced designs, in a light and graceful color palette of teals and turquoise. He called the line Miraflores. Now he’s followed up with similar patterns in glass – [...]

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From Dwell, a Home Tour in Manhattan

From Dwell, a Home Tour in Manhattan

When Dwell on Design New York moves into Manhattan next month, it’ll be paired with a five-home tour on Saturday, Oct. 11. Dwell Home Tours will feature an uber-chic residential quintet, curated by the magazine’s clued-in editorial staff. They’ve selected the homes featured for the qualities of high design, good materials and solid building methodology. [...]

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In Carolina, Marrying Program to Site

In Carolina, Marrying Program to Site

It’s a sensitive solution to a 21st-century challenge. Near North Carolina’s Outer Banks, architects at Clark Nexsen have carefully sited two new structures to house an institute dedicated to studying the fragile Carolina coastline. In essence, the designers sought to marry the client’s program of studies to its site. The buildings overlook Croatan Sound in [...]

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Wry Humor, Good Design: designPOP

Wry Humor, Good Design: designPOP

The cover says it all. Padded, neon pink and vinyl-covered, its title – designPOP – is de-bossed. There’s a wry sense of humor at work here, and more of that to come inside. “The whole idea of humor and of simplifying design is to bridge an industry that’s often complicated for the average person,” says [...]

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Ceramic Tiles Lifted from Utility Poles

Ceramic Tiles Lifted from Utility Poles

By John Whitmarsh As an artist, I’m always on the hunt for common, everyday objects that I can transform into something exalted. So when utility poles kept catching my eye, I started to hatch a plan for creating a tiled wall mosaic. Utility poles are a ubiquitous sight in the city – gray and weathered, [...]

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Justyn Livingston’s Archetypal Tiles

Justyn Livingston’s Archetypal Tiles

One of A+A’s favorite artisans — and one of the first we wrote about — is Justyn Livingston. Her work is inspired by her extensive travels and the things she’s encountered along the way. A few weeks back, we asked her for a few words on how she’s come to create her very fine lines of tile [...]

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Chris Poehlmann’s Lighting Experiments

Chris Poehlmann’s Lighting Experiments

Regina Connell’s interview with lighting designer Christopher Poehlmann continues today: How do you stay fresh, with all your custom work going on? I have valued innovation and exploration over financial concerns from the start. My early years were all about throwing caution to the wind and I never worried that most people didn’t seem to [...]

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Christopher Poehlmann’s Lighting as Art

Christopher Poehlmann’s Lighting as Art

By Regina Connell. Having interviewed a number of lighting designers, I’ve found that they’re a pretty talented, cerebral bunch. They have to be artisans and thus know about materials and design and all that, and they have to know a little something about practical things like electricity. But they’re also installation artists, sculptors of form, [...]

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Working with the Vernacular of Cabo

Working with the Vernacular of Cabo

By Nikky Streeter Travel is great for design inspiration — sometimes all it takes is a week in different climes to gather up a host of new ideas. But what’s even better is getting to design for one of these inspiring, faraway places. That was the case for Thomas A. Kligerman, partner at New York- [...]

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Touring Cuba and Hemingway’s House

Touring Cuba and Hemingway’s House

Anyone with a serious desire for an intimate look at Cuba would do well to sign up for an upcoming tour in early December. It’s the first-ever sponsored by the intrepid Finca Vigia Foundation, aimed at raising money for its efforts to preserve Ernest Hemingway’s legacy there. So, yes, that means his home, his 12-acre [...]

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