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In Greensboro, a Park by OJB, Harmon

In Greensboro, a Park by OJB, Harmon

Little Greensboro, N.C. is about to get a great big park designed by a powerhouse team of architects and landscape architects. Ground was broken last week on the Carolyn & Maurice LeBauer Park downtown, its landscape designed by the Office of James Burnett (OJB), with pavilions from Frank Harmon Architect PA. OJB is responsible for [...]

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Floors Recycled from Barns, Distilleries

Floors Recycled from Barns, Distilleries

As the nation’s agrarian and industrial landscapes have been transformed over the past 100 years, so too has the wood that shaped their structures. It’s not unusual today to find century-old hickory, maple and oak – from barns, distilleries and cotton mills – used as flooring, siding and fireplace mantels. It’s a booming business. Knoxville, [...]

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Nic Lehoux and the Aspen Art Museum

Nic Lehoux and the Aspen Art Museum

Photographer Nic Lehoux estimates he’s shot about 1,000 buildings in his career. His newest is the Aspen Art Museum, designed by Pritzker Prize winner Shigeru Ban Architects. It’s 33,000 square feet, chock-full of gallery space, and wrapped in woven wood. Which makes it all about natural light – and its fantastic location. “It’s a box [...]

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Aircraft and Geometry Inspire a Faucet

Aircraft and Geometry Inspire a Faucet

An affinity for aircraft has inspired Celine Garland’s Sotria collection, her newest design for Brizo Faucets. “I love modern, sleek jets, but I love the retro Spitfires too,” she says. “They’re cool objects flying through air.” And then there’s the geometry: “A lot of faucets are rectangles and cylindrical, but a triangle is underrated,” she [...]

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At Auction: Lichtenstein, Bruce Conner

At Auction: Lichtenstein, Bruce Conner

Chances are, if you were hip enough to play San Francisco’s Avalon Ballroom in the 1960s – like the Grateful Dead, Quicksilver Messenger Service or Gram Parsons and the Flying Burrito Brothers did – your backdrop was a wall of moving, protoplasmic, psychedelic art. And more than likely, Bruce Conner was its creator “He certainly [...]

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A Pair of Aces for Downtown Raleigh

A Pair of Aces for Downtown Raleigh

Rather than wait for a client to beat a path to their door, the enterprising owners at Raleigh Architecture Company, one of the city’s newest firms, built a better mousetrap. Actually, they built two – side by side. Downtown, on infill lots. “We played developer, contractor, architect, and owner on these,” says firm co-owner Robby [...]

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A SieMatic Kitchen on the Cutting Edge

A SieMatic Kitchen on the Cutting Edge

The company that introduced the handle-free kitchen in 1960 is ready for a rebound from the recession. And it’s got the goods to prove it. Its SieMatic 3003 kitchen is an exercise in sleek, minimalist design – but one that mingles Steam Punk and French Industrial influences with modern antecedents. “We want to contribute something,” [...]

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in situ studio and a house named Fred

in situ studio and a house named Fred

A ten-acre site adjacent to Duke Forest in Durham, N.C. shed light on the new home’s orientation. A couple’s diverging schedules drove its design. And a long-gone feline inspired its name. in situ studio in Raleigh – just 18-months old in 2012 when the clients reached out to architects Matthew Griffith and Erin Sterling Lewis [...]

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A Moveable Feast of Decorative Arts

A Moveable Feast of Decorative Arts

So what do you do if you’re a New York gallerist, after you’ve closed up shop in Soho and Chelsea? If you’re Sara Meltzer, you partner up with architect and interior designer Suchi Reddy. You form a joint venture called weR2. And you buy yourself a 31-foot Airstream trailer, circa 1978. Then you call on [...]

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Hyper-Realism at Southport Gallery

Hyper-Realism at Southport Gallery

A new book by hyper-realist artist Robert Jackson has inspired a gallery show of work by eight the nation’s leading artists in that genre. “Not So Still Life” opens at Southport Gallery in Southport, Conn. on Friday, Nov. 14. “What’s fun about mounting a show like this is that they’re real crowd-pleasers, with meticulous technique [...]

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