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  • George Nakashima and the Roots of Live-Edge Furniture

    He's known for being one of the fathers of the American Craft movement, but midcentury modern designer George Nakashima should also get credit for promoting the beauty of sustainable, found objects such as live-edge furniture.

  • Three Centuries of Educating an Architect

    The first comprehensive history of North American architecture education looks back at where architecture came from to help us understand where it is headed.

  • Massimo Scolari Sees Alternate Ways of Representing Objects

    Our way of representing form in drawings—central projection—belies our ideology and philosophy about the world. But Massimo Scolari reminds us of the other perspectives that have come and gone throughout history.

  • Sun Seeker App, For Tracking Solar Patterns On Site

    Overlays of sun paths on camera views allow for informed on-site solar modeling, thanks to an app by an Australian app company.

  • High-Fashion Restaurants Around the World

    If the hole-in-the-wall restaurant at the end of the street is your scene, then a new book on cool restaurants is probably not for you. But for the customer looking for dining digs where architecture and design come first, you might consider starting here.

  • 'Why Design' Shorts Explore Designers' Creative Processes

    Design often means stepping outside of the office—when surfing—or thinking outside of the box—when thinking of design as great food. See design through designers' eyes in a film series by Herman Miller.

  • Architects Leave Cuba for First Time, New York Exhibit

    The result of a six-week residency in Vermont for two up-and-coming Cuban architects—there on their first trip out of Cuba—is now on exhibit in New York. It's co-curated by architect Ricardo Porro of Cuban National Art Schools fame.

  • Frank Furness, Philadelphia's Architect and Mentor to Louis Sullivan

    On the 100th anniversary of his death, architect Frank Furness gets a revival of recognition for designing hundreds of Philadelphia's buildings—and for influencing Louis Sullivan. The Philadelphia Museum of Art hosts an exhibition that focuses on Furness's relationship with his protégée.

  • Frank Lloyd Wright Honored with Exhibit at the Guggenheim

    In 1953, six years before the Solomon R. Guggenheim museum was opened, some of Wright’s finest work was put on display at a temporary pavilion in New York City. Part of that retrospective, including a Usonian model home, is now on display at the Guggenheim.

  • Josef Frank's Revival Highlighted in Chicago Exhibit

    Austrian-born designer Josef Frank helped warm up characteristically cold Modernism with his floral patterns and eclectic designs. A revival of popularity for his patterns results in a new exhibit, 'The Enduring Designs of Josef Frank.'