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A Surge to Support A+A’s Kickstarter

A Surge to Support A+A’s Kickstarter

Today I was pleasantly surprised at a pledge to the A+A Kickstarter campaign, made by Cat Bruvan at Clark Nexsen, with support from architects Jeffrey Lee and Dennis Stallings there. It promises to earn them a pair of limited edition prints, from drawings by Frank Harmon and Laurinda Spear. Laurinda’s is the lead image for [...]

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Incentive: A Print by Alberto Alfonso

Incentive: A Print by Alberto Alfonso

There are a multitude of good reasons to make a pledge to A+A’s Kickstarter campaign before Oct. 31. One is that if it’s successful, A+A’s audience will grow exponentially. Another is that this site will offer opportunities to link your firm to its own page here, then back to your site. And that we’ll feature sections [...]

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Incentive: A Drawing by Frank Harmon

Incentive: A Drawing by Frank Harmon

There are a multitude of good reasons to make a pledge to A+A’s Kickstarter campaign before Oct. 31. One is that if it’s successful, A+A’s audience will grow exponentially. Another is that this site will offer opportunities to link your firm to its own page here, then back to your site. And that we’ll feature sections [...]

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7 Reasons to Pledge A+A’s Kickstarter

7 Reasons to Pledge A+A’s Kickstarter

There are a multitude of good reasons to make a pledge to A+A’s Kickstarter campaign before Oct. 31. One is that if it’s successful, A+A’s audience will grow exponentially. Another is that this site will offer opportunities to link your firm to its own page here, then back to your site. And that we’ll feature [...]

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A Rorschach Test for Kitchen or Bath

A Rorschach Test for Kitchen or Bath

Alistair McAuley and Paul Simmons met at the Glasgow School of Art in the 1980s. They were studying classical textile design, like the pastoral scenes of Toile – horses, fox-hunting and picnicking – where deep reds or blues are usually printed on a cream-colored background. In 1990, the pair set themselves up for business in a [...]

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In NewYork’s Design Hunting: ‘Soak’

In NewYork’s Design Hunting: ‘Soak’

Editor’s note: The winter 2015 issue of New York magazine’s Design Hunting is on the stands now, and A+A is exerpting a couple of features from it – one today (with a familiar byline) and another on Monday. This one’s from pages 68-69, with photography by Annie Schlechter: Soak By J. Michael Welton Every facet of [...]

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Resource Furniture at Dwell on Design

Resource Furniture at Dwell on Design

Smaller is better. Which places multi-functional furniture at a premium. Resource Furniture is betting big on both ideas – and plans to show the world how they fit efficiently together, in a 240 square-foot hotel suite at Dwell on Design, Oct. 9 – 11. “It’s for an extended stay at a boutique, high-end hotel,” says [...]

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In Los Angeles, Modernism at Auction

In Los Angeles, Modernism at Auction

There’s no university for learning the art auctioneering business, says Peter Loughrey, executive director of Los Angeles Modern Auctions (LAMA). Sure, Sotheby’s and Christie’s offer a few masters-level courses, but if you’re serious about it, you’re pretty much on your own. “You have to learn how to research a piece, negotiate consignment contracts and make [...]

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Spin Ceramics, on Crosby St. in SoHo

Spin Ceramics, on Crosby St. in SoHo

When Clay Cunningham decided to launch his first U.S. store for Spin Ceramics – a coveted brand of Chinese tabletop porcelain – he chose Crosby Street in New York’s SoHo district as its location. For good reason. “It was voted the coolest shopping street in America by GQ magazine,” the banker-turned entrepreneur says. “It’s a [...]

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Italian Made from Hastings Tile & Bath

Italian Made from Hastings Tile & Bath

Hastings Tile & Bath is campaigning to bring color – and lots of it – to the bath. Its new Made collection of vanities cabinets are available in more that 50 colors, including metallics, with matte, gloss or lacquered oak finish. “It’s about design flexibility, so each architect, interior designer or owner can put their [...]

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