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In Durham, the New JB Duke Hotel

In Durham, the New JB Duke Hotel

Durham is on a roll – with five new hotels in just the past two years. First came 21c, then the Durham, then Aloft, followed by a Residence Inn. Now comes JB Duke, adjacent to the Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business, consistently named best in the nation by Bloomberg and Business Week. JB Duke [...]

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In San Francisco, an Eichler Townhome

In San Francisco, an Eichler Townhome

Architect John Klopf, master of the Joseph Eichler home renovation in northern California, recently completed work on a novel version of the midcentury modern: It’s a 1962 two-story townhouse, the mirror image of its twin next door. “It’s cool even though it’s a townhouse – when you walk up the stairs to the entry through [...]

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Twenty over Eighty: Living for Design

Twenty over Eighty: Living for Design

Here we have a story, as they say in the news business, with legs. And long ones, at that. Aileen Kwun and Bryn Smith have interviewed 20 of the greats in 20th-century design for their new book that covers the waterfront – from graphic design to architecture to advertising to furniture. They spoke with Seymour [...]

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At Penland in Carolina, a New Gallery

At Penland in Carolina, a New Gallery

The Penland School of Crafts, a jewel in the crown of Western North Carolina, now boasts new exhibition space in what was once a 1930s-era dormitory. The renovation is by Chapel Hill architect Dail Dixon, who also designed an addition for the structure. “We asked him to renovate and modernize Horner Hall in a manner [...]

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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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In Miami, the View from Villa Venetian

In Miami, the View from Villa Venetian

Viewers glancing at the image to the right might mistake that vista off in the distance for Giudecca Island, just a few minutes by private launch from San Marco Square in Venice. But they’d be wrong – about everything except the name. That’s downtown Miami in the distance, as seen from an infinity edge pool [...]

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Casa de las Lomas, a Home with a View

Casa de las Lomas, a Home with a View

The Casa de las Lomas, or House of the Hills, is all about the view. Not of the hills, though. This 8,000 square-foot home, inspired by the stone architecture of Toledo and Andalusia in Spain, looks away from them. And though it’s sited on a hill outside Austin, architect Michael Imber declined to place it [...]

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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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In Boulder, a Phoenix from the Ashes

In Boulder, a Phoenix from the Ashes

Colorado-based sculptor Jerry Wingren was mounting a show in New York when word came about the forest fire back at his home, twenty minutes west of Boulder. “My whole studio burned down – my tools were gone and my work was gone,” he says. “The fire took out 200 houses and 6,000 acres.” His insurance [...]

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