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Save the Eames House and Preserve an Idea

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The Eames House, a U.S. landmark of post-war modern architecture (pictured in the featured image above) is falling into disrepair; and to help rescue the building from the fate of countless underfunded construction projects, the Eames Foundation has recently launched a fundraising campaign to help save the Southern California monument of modern design. In collaboration […]

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AFNY Presents a Panel of Architects During ICFF

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In a city filled with more architectural talent than most towns can withstand, certain events come along that up the ante on architects who comprise a forward-thinking knowledge-base worthy of highlighting. One such event was “Trends in Architectural Materials & Color Design” a panel discussion held at the AFNY Showroom on Monday, May 21st, during […]

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Mid-Century is Modern (Again)! ICFF 2012

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Adroyt noticed an interesting reverb at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) on Tuesday with a theme that emerged. We’re wondering if the popularity of Mad Men has brought mid-century modern (MCM) design full-on again. It wasn’t just the major players in the style, like Knoll and Artek, showing off their iconic designs; less storied brands were getting in […]

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The Patient Search Fosters Iconic Design

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Cassina introduced a limited edition of the LC4 chaise covered in pony-skin this winter, the groovy design shown in the featured image of this post above. The cleverly curvaceous chair, designed by Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret and Charlotte Perriand, is as iconic a profile as any designers have achieved, one of the factors in the […]

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INAX Becomes a Fixture in NYC

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When I attended the INAX showroom opening in Manhattan last week, I was thoroughly surprised to learn that this Japanese company originally produced the tiles for the walls and floors of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Imperial Hotel in Tokyo, which replaced the original structure that burned in 1919. The manufacturer has since expanded from terracotta tiles […]

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A Note About Style

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Author Jean Nayar’s book The Happy Home Project: A Practical Guide to Adding Style and Substance to Your Home was released last month and we’ve just had the chance to sit down and peruse the book, which is filled with beautiful photography and satisfying sentiment. “Who doesn’t want a happy home?” the author writes in […]