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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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The Curious Facts About Cottage Time

The Curious Facts About Cottage Time

A+A is currently sojourning at a favorite beach on a barrier island off the coast of North Carolina. Here, some years back, a friend asked for a few written words on the nature of Cottage Time. We happily obliged him, and today, though he’s no longer with us, the words he sought endure. Pythagoras, when asked [...]

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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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A Grant for Carolina’s Bauhaus Legacy

A Grant for Carolina’s Bauhaus Legacy

A museum in Asheville, N.C., dedicated to preserving the modernist legacy of Black Mountain College, yesterday received a grant of almost $650,000 to pursue its mission. The college, which operated outside Asheville from 1933 to 1957, was led by Bauhaus master Josef Albers. The Black Mountain College and Museum Center was established in 1993, and [...]

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In Charleston, ‘Nest’ by Cortney Bishop

In Charleston, ‘Nest’ by Cortney Bishop

Asked to help create a mixed-use community on a former seed farm in North Charleston, S.C., interior designer Cortney Bishop looked to the property’s roots. More specifically, she looked to a 1921 poster advertising the farm’s wares. “It’s a modern twist on Americana, Southern hospitality and furniture – an upgrade that’s paying homage to classic [...]

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Dwell on Design’s Debut in New York

Dwell on Design’s Debut in New York

After nine years in Los Angeles, with 31,000 visitors annually and a reputation as the largest design event in the nation, Dwell on Design is setting its sights a little higher. From Oct. 9-11, it will lead a series of discussions about architecture and design – in New York. For starters, there’s keynote speaker Daniel [...]

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ArquitectonicaGEO: Pérez Art Museum

ArquitectonicaGEO: Pérez Art Museum

This summer, the Florida Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects recognized ArquitectonicaGEO ‘s work on Pérez Art Museum Miami, with an Award of Excellence and the prestigious Frederic B. Stresau Award, granted annually to one project in recognition of innovation and design excellence. A+A recently interviewed Arquitectonica’s co-founder, Laurinda Spear, about the project: How was [...]

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