The Brizo Rook Faucet Collection newly released at KBIS 2015.

Brizo Faucets Unveiled at KBIS

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The Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS) recently wrapped in Las Vegas and one of my favorite manufacturers released some sensuous new products when Brizo Faucets were unveiled at the 2014 show. I have this company to thank—along with Paul Anater—for some of the most remarkable design industry relationships I’ve ever made. They introduced me to Carmen […]

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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 […]

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Facebook Adopts Clickable Hashtags

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Let’s be honest. It’s not the first time hashtags have been used on Facebook. But as of last Wednesday, it’s the first time hashtags will actually yield something on the platform. The much hyped linking-tool-come-language-trend has been officially adopted for optimized search functionality, so Facebook users can search topics of interest in real time, similar […]

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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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Modern Tide: Midcentury Architecture on Long Island

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This documentary came across our radar through Jake Gorst on Facebook. The film producer at Jonamac Productions in Northport (a wonderful town on the Long Island Sound) will be bringing Modern Tide: Midcentury Architecture on Long Island to its namesake locale next Thursday (July 12) at noon (details here).   Midcentury Modern Gets Its Fifteen Minutes The […]