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Classic, Modern ‘Hide Tide’ for Walls

Classic, Modern ‘Hide Tide’ for Walls

Trae King and Lauren Love are at it again. The husband-and-wife team, owners of Abnormals Anonymous, have introduced a striking new line of wallpaper designs that are classic and modern at once. They’re called “High Tide,” and they reference familiar critters who live in the sea. That’s appropriate, since the couple has studios on Bainbridge [...]

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Vanities from Hastings Tile & Bath

Vanities from Hastings Tile & Bath

Hastings Tile & Bath has introduced three new lines of sleek, imported vanities – Made, Sign and Viva – to the market, so A+A recently interviewed the company’s director of bath products, Bob Gifford, via email last week: Who are the designers? Hastings Tile & Bath works with artisan manufacturers in Italy on the production of [...]

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Cement Tiles: The New Necco Wafers

Cement Tiles: The New Necco Wafers

If San Franscisco-based tile guru Deborah Osburn says it, you can pretty much take it to the bank. Like the color palette for her new line of cement tiles. The red, for example, is not quite red, nor pink nor orange. Moreover, teamed up with black and tan in a tile, it takes on a [...]

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TAKTL Applications, Coast to Coast

TAKTL Applications, Coast to Coast

One of the more innovative materials being applied to the newest museum on the National Mall is a very thin concrete panel known at TAKTL. At the African-American Museum of History and Culture, by David Adjaye and Phil Freelon, 35,000 of the strong and lightweight cladding panels are now going up. “It’s on the porch [...]

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An Addendum to ‘The Architect Says’

An Addendum to ‘The Architect Says’

Back in 2012, A+A covered librarian Laura Dushkes’ little book of architects’ quotations. Since then, it’s sold more than 20,000 copies in English, and has been printed in seven languages. It’s also inspired Princeton Architectural Press to publish a series of three pocket-sized notebooks  featuring quotes by Le Corbusier, Buckminster Fuller and Cesar Pelli on the [...]

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Laufen’s Blend of Ceramics and Wood

Laufen’s Blend of Ceramics and Wood

Laufen, the Swiss manufacturer of high-end bathroom solutions, has introduced its ILBAGNOALESSI One Collection. A blend of wood and ceramic materials, it’s also a balance of asymmetrical lines and fluid transitions between the materials. A+A recently interviewed Javier Korneluk , managing director for Laufen North America, via email. Tell us about the intent of the [...]

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Really Rad: Native American Fashion

Really Rad: Native American Fashion

First of all, there’s the uptown iridescent motorcycle jacket. “It’s polygraphic lambskin – a really rad style, a futuristic Mad Max bomber jacket, made out of a leather that’s kind of enticing in its own materiality,” says Karen Kramer, the curator of Native American Art and Culture at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Mass. [...]

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Karman, for Those Still Able to Dream

Karman, for Those Still Able to Dream

In 2008, Matteo Ugolini took over the reigns as art director of the Italian brand Karman, designing some of the company’s first lighting lines and setting the company’s branding on its current creatively avant-garde course. A+A recently interviewed him via email: Your background in design? I studied at C.N.I.P.A institute in Ancona, Italy, graduating in [...]

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For the DIYer, the Bob Vila Academy

For the DIYer, the Bob Vila Academy

Today, class, we’re going learn how to make a poured-in-place concrete vanity for the bath. And a wall sconce, woven from pre-glued birch strips and ironed into position. Where, you ask? At the new Bob Vila Academy online – where else? With classes priced at only $9.99 each, it’s just launched with three experts, at [...]

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In Paris, a Source for All Things French

In Paris, a Source for All Things French

It’s Bastille Day, after all, so why not reach back into the archive for a post about Artecase, our favorite source for the decorative arts in Paris? It’s owned by a couple of  Christies alumnae, one from New York and the other from London – and they have exquisite taste. This post is from February [...]

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