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Nobel Peace Prizes Awarded

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When the Nobel Peace Prizes were awarded in Oslo today, the committee referred to both laureates, Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi, as “champions of peace.” Yousafzai, who is the first Pakistani and youngest person to ever receive the award, noted she was there to advocate for the rights of forgotten or frightened children; and Satyarthi, […]

Anthony Bourdain taking off on his Congo adventure on the adroyt blog.

Anthony Bourdain: Parts Known and Unknown

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The foodie reality show The Taste, returns to ABC next Thursday (December 4) and Anthony Bourdain will be up to his usual abrasiveness given the sound-bite the network is airing, which has him proclaiming, “Abuse, terror…makes me want to frolic!” Nigella Lawson, Ludo Lefebvre and Marcus Samuelsson join him as mentors/judges so it will be […]

The Eames chair reimagined as spinal 3D printed sculpture

reDesign2012 Reimagines Eames

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After perusing the 40 reimagined Eames chair designs submitted in the reDesign2012 project at the Textile Museum of Canada, there was no contest in my mind which one felt the most artful: the spinal cord-inspired structure created by architects Matt Compeau and Bi-Ying Miao in collaboration with Levitt Goodman Architects. The organic wrapping spiral that is […]

Le Corbusier painting; photo by Francis Wu.

An Atlas to Le Corbusier at MoMA

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If Swiss architect Charles-Edouard Jeanneret-Gris, or Le Corbusier as he came to call himself, felt slighted by his 180-square-foot MoMA exhibition in 1935, An Atlas of Modern Landscapes surely makes up for it. The forthcoming show at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), on view from June 15 through September 23, is not only grander […]

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Weaving a Better Future: One Carpet at a Time

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I first heard of the efforts of GoodWeave through Stephanie Odegard, whose sophisticated taste and determination to create a business built upon socially conscious practices set her apart in what can be a superficial design world fixated upon product creation and sales. The Stephanie Odegard Collection was the first U.S. company to join GoodWeave, an organization dedicated […]