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A Bath Remodel by Christopher Grubb

A Bath Remodel by Christopher Grubb

A bath that’s ten feet by 13-and-a-half doesn’t offer a lot of space for remodeling. Especially if it started out in 1959 as three compartmentalized rooms. But in this Beverly Hills bath, interior designer Christopher Grubb created a wide open space that’s compressed inside but expands outward through large windows overlooking a garden. “We wanted [...]

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Paul Clemence at Biennale, Art Basel

Paul Clemence at Biennale, Art Basel

A 2015 trip to Sao Paolo by architectural photographer Paul Clemence first inspired a 2016 photography exhibition at the Venice Biennale – and then another at a symposium at Art Basel in Switzerland. Clemence traveled to Sao Paolo last summer to explore the work of Ruy Ohtake, a second-generation Japanese architect who’s almost a household [...]

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A Second Career in Art and Sculpture

A Second Career in Art and Sculpture

Thirty years on Wall Street was enough for Joe Gitterman. Besides, he’d been secretly pursuing his passion for sculpture on nights and weekends, and he was ready to give it a public go. So in 2011, he placed one of his pieces in an artists’ association show And bingo! “A local gallery owner saw it [...]

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The Two-for-One Woodland Cottage

The Two-for-One Woodland Cottage

Here we have a post from January 2015 about a tiny stone cottage created by two Massachusetts landscape architect, first for a garden show and then for one of their clients: A stone cottage recently created for the Rhode Island Flower Show has turned into a woodland assignment for a pair of landscape architects. “We [...]

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100 Designs for the Modern World

100 Designs for the Modern World

George Kravis bought his first object of industrial design – an RCA 45 rpm record-changer – in 1949. He never looked back. In fact, he moved far forward, collecting more than 3,500 items that he now houses in a leased, climate-controlled, former Blue Cross/Blue Shield office building in Tulsa, Okla. The Kravis Design Center is [...]

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Win this Competition, Collect Royalties

Win this Competition, Collect Royalties

Earlier this week, Walker Zanger announced the Kaza Design Competition, in partnership with Architectural Digest magazine. The competition offers all aspiring and established designers and architects the chance to have their original tile design added to the Kaza collection. The design competition launched on May 14, and the winning designer will have its product manufactured [...]

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Twenty Years at Horse & Buggy Press

Twenty Years at Horse & Buggy Press

The smallest job Dave Wofford’s designed and printed at Horse & Buggy Press in Durham, N.C. was a 112 page book for a Chapel Hill church and school. That was a print run of just one book. “They wanted a book instead of a wall plaque,” he says of the commemorative project. The largest was [...]

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Now: Art and Architecture in Cinema

They’ve saved the best for last. Tonight, there’s “Monet to Matisse – Painting the Modern Garden.” On Thursday, June 16, there’s “Teatro Alla Scala: The Temple of Wonders,” about Milan’s 237-year-old opera house. And on Thursday, July 14, there’s “The Papal Basilicas of Rome.” They’re all films, and they’re all shown in theaters across the [...]

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Riccardo De Cal Photography: Venice

Riccardo De Cal Photography: Venice

Yesterday, we reviewed JoAnn Locktov’s newest book, Dream of Venice: Architecture. Today we’re presenting an interview, conducted this week via email, with the Italian photographer for the book, Riccardo De Cal, along with a slideshow of his work: How long have you been a photographer? I’ve been taking photos since I was in my 17th [...]

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A Dream of Venice in Words + Photos

A Dream of Venice in Words + Photos

JoAnn Locktov’s newest book on Venice is a gem, a vision and a little slice of heaven. Inside Dream of Venice: Architecture are 36 essays by architects and architectural writers (full disclosure: I am one), accompanied by what can only be described as ethereally scrumptious photography by Riccardo De Cal. Richard Goy’s introduction alone is [...]

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