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Zellige: Terra Cotta Tile from Morocco

Zellige: Terra Cotta Tile from Morocco

Just how old is the Moroccan technology that produces Zellige tile? “Centuries and centuries and centuries,” says San Francisco-based cle tile’s Deborah Osburn. “We’re probably talking the 8th century, and the product hasn’t changed at all.” Nor has the technique of its makers. Artisans in Morocco will grab a slice of earth, dry it in [...]

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‘Kiddo’ Mosaics from New Ravenna

‘Kiddo’ Mosaics from New Ravenna

Cean Irminger loves whimsy, bright colors and intricate patterns – and it shows in her new line of mosaics from New Ravenna. Called “Kiddo,” it’s aimed at children. And adults with a sly sense of humor. Llamas and foxes prance across Otomi, named for the fabled Mexican textile design, with hand cut glass replacing embroidery stitches; What’s In [...]

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Modernism on Display at the Bechtler

Modernism on Display at the Bechtler

HB2 notwithstanding, the modern movement is alive and well in North Carolina. And what better venue could there be for an exhibition of the virtues of that aesthetic than Mario Botta’s 2010 terra cotta-clad Bechtler Museum of Modern Art in forward-thinking Charlotte? The House that Modernism Built looks not just at modernism in all its [...]

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In Colorado, a Village of Micro Cabins

In Colorado, a Village of Micro Cabins

Thanks to students at the Colorado Building Workshop, Outward Bound guides will no longer sleep in their own trucks and campers. Instead, they’ll bunk in a cluster of 21 micro cabins created by the design/build program at the University of Colorado Denver. “I was approached by the Colorado Outward Bound executive director two years ago,” [...]

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Coming in June: Dwell on Design L.A.

Coming in June: Dwell on Design L.A.

Dwell on Design L. A. is going global. Purchased by Informa Exhibitions last May, the three-day modern design extravaganza will host a keynote address by Japanese architect Sou Fujimoto, while IMM Cologne will host new work from young European designers. If it sounds like it’s still informed by Dwell editors, that’s because it is. They developed [...]

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NeoCon’s Seventh Floor Exhibit Hall

NeoCon’s Seventh Floor Exhibit Hall

A year-round destination for the commercial interiors industry, The Mart in Chicago has three full floors of year-round showroom tenants and is the host of NeoCon, the premier contract design exposition and conference. The newly redesigned 7th Floor Exhibit Hall showcases the best products and services by category, all on one floor. NeoCon runs from [...]

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A Peacock to Remember at Coverings

A Peacock to Remember at Coverings

If you’re going to create an installation design showcase for  at the Coverings tile exhibition in Chicago next month, you may as well pull out all the stops. Like a variety of tile sizes and thicknesses, from intricate mosaics and three-dimensional walls to textural floors and a very bold display. And at its center, a [...]

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A Lively Look at Brooklyn’s Interiors

A Lively Look at Brooklyn’s Interiors

Kathleen Hackett’s new book on “Brooklyn Interiors” takes a refreshing look at homes untouched by interior designers. “There were no decorators involved – one of my parameters was that people put together the homes themselves,” she says. “All the houses came together by virtue of the people who live in them – they were not [...]

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An Exhibition of Polish Graphic Design

An Exhibition of Polish Graphic Design

A+ A continues today with its interview with Agata Szydłowska, a native of Warsaw, Poland who organized an exhibition of Polish graphic design recently displayed in Reykjavik, Iceland. “Places of Origin” features creations from leading contemporary Polish graphic designers, all of whom pay homage to their roots. For an interactive map of Poland and the [...]

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Places of Origin: Polish Graphic Design

Places of Origin: Polish Graphic Design

Agata Szydłowska is a native of Warsaw, Poland who organized an exhibition of Polish graphic design that was recently displayed in Reykjavik, Iceland. The exhibited works in “Places of Origin” are creations from leading contemporary designers, all of whom pay homage to their roots. A+A will feature them today and tomorrow, along with interviews with [...]

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