How to Conserve 400 Tiffany Drawings

How to Conserve 400 Tiffany Drawings

A paper conservator, intently engaged in restoring the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s collection of drawings from the Louis Comfort Tiffany Studios, will discuss her work tonight during a lecture in midtown Manhattan. Marina Ruiz-Molina’s presentation will focus on the various...

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Design Hunting’s Home in East Harlem

Design Hunting’s Home in East Harlem

Item #2 from the Winter 2015 issue of New York magazine’s Design Hunting: The East Harlem home Jeffrey Ventura Morell shares with his partner, Lyndel Urbano, is an 850-square-foot, loftlike apartment inside a recently renovated former warehouse. But the space is...

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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...

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A Home Design Studio in Charleston

A Home Design Studio in Charleston

Ten minutes from the center of Charleston, S.C. is a new development on Daniels Island called Ashton Woods. It’s remarkable not for the homes to be built there, but for the experiential nature of the studio where owners can select the materials soon to surround them. Designed...

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John Vinci, the Modern Preservationist

John Vinci, the Modern Preservationist

Architect John Vinci, soon to receive AIA Chicago’s Lifetime Achievement Award, has surely earned it. Schooled at IIT when Mies was still teaching there, Vinci would eventually live to restore buildings designed by the modern master, as well as by Frank Lloyd Wright and Louis...

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Michael Graves’ Art at Studio Vendome

Michael Graves’ Art at Studio Vendome

It’s hard not to marvel at the multifaceted arc of Michael Graves’ 50-year career. He’s been a Harvard-trained modernist, a Rome fellow, a member of the New York Five, a postmodern master, a product designer – and a painter with a fine eye and muted palette. That last...

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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...

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In Seattle, a Humble, Mindful Campus

In Seattle, a Humble, Mindful Campus

Gustafson Guthrie Nichol’s work on the campus of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in Seattle has won an award of excellence from the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA). And for good reason. The firm did its homework on the downtown project, catty cornered...

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Homes Inspired by Tuscany & Curacao

Homes Inspired by Tuscany & Curacao

If you’re going to build a home based on the architecture of northern Italy or the Dutch West Indies, it’s probably a good idea to visit those places. That’s the reasoning that Ryan Perrone, president at Nautilus Homes, applies to his annual visits to Umbria and Curacao....

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The Getty Foundation Keeps It Modern

The Getty Foundation Keeps It Modern

The Getty Foundation is doing its part to preserve the legacy of modern architecture – and expand the base of knowledge about 20th-century material use. Earlier this month, the foundation announced its first 10 grants aimed at respected modern masterpieces. The recipients...

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