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Jean Lin

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Knoll Textiles, 1945-2010 At The Bard Graduate Center

(1) Comments | Posted June 9, 2011 | 1:12 AM

Currently on view at the Bard Graduate Center in New York City is Knoll Textiles, 1945-2010, a comprehensive exhibition devoted to KnollTextiles, the iconic producer of modern textile design. The exhibition highlights the sartorial dimension of the Knoll brand and the under-recognized role of textiles in...

Read Post Brings Design to the Social Sector

(2) Comments | Posted April 14, 2011 | 3:37 AM

Multi-discipline design and innovation firm IDEO has announced the fall launch of a new nonprofit arm, In a move to bring human-centered design to the social sector, IDEO will identify projects that can be addressed by design, and will have a lasting impact on low...

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2011 James Dyson Award Now Accepting Entries

(71) Comments | Posted April 4, 2011 | 1:48 AM

The 2011 international James Dyson Award has issued a call for entries, starting on April 5, 2011. The award program challenges young engineers and designers to develop problem solving inventions and runs in eighteen countries. Celebrating ingenuity and creativity, the winner receives £10,000 (around $16,000) to develop their...

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Behind the Scenes of reOrder at Brooklyn Museum (PHOTOS)

(1) Comments | Posted March 8, 2011 | 10:08 AM

Last week, Brooklyn Museum introduced reOrder: An Architectural Environment. The opening inaugurates the first phase of the Brooklyn Museum's renovation of its first-floor 10,000-square-foot colonnaded hall.

I had a chance to speak with Wes Rozen, of Situ Studio, the Brooklyn-based design and fabrication...

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The Buckminster Fuller Institute Idea Index (PHOTOS)

(43) Comments | Posted February 23, 2011 | 8:59 AM

The Buckminster Fuller Institute has published 119 entries to this year's Buckminster Fuller Challenge in the Idea Index -- BFI's database of whole systems solutions to the world's most pressing problems.

In 1961 Buckminster Fuller put forth the clarion call to "make the world work for...

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American Streamlined Design at Philbrook Museum of Art (PHOTOS)

(2) Comments | Posted February 8, 2011 | 11:57 AM

On February 13, 2011, Philbrook Museum of Art in Tulsa, OK, will open American Streamlined Design: The World of Tomorrow. The exhibit focuses on a design era that emerged during the 1930s and 1940s, characterized by curving forms and smooth, clean silhouettes.

The exhibit showcases American design...

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Tour the Newly Opened Museum of the Moving Image

(6) Comments | Posted January 25, 2011 | 11:18 AM

The Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria, NY, has now doubled in size from 50,000 to 97,700 square feet with an expansion designed by architect Thomas Leeser. The design re-imagines the ground floor of the existing City-owned building and provides a three-story addition.

"Museum of...

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The New Salvador Dalí Museum Opens In Florida (PHOTOS)

(26) Comments | Posted January 12, 2011 | 7:05 PM

With a grand opening on January 11, 2011, the new Salvador Dalí Museum by architecture and design firm HOK channels the spirit of the famous surrealist artist. Located eight blocks north of its current location at One Dali Boulevard in St. Petersburg, FL, the building is...

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The Top 10 Interiors of the Decade

(11) Comments | Posted December 23, 2010 | 12:41 PM

From housing market woes to a new social network, this decade's ups and downs were reflected within the world of interiors. The 2000's showed us that now more than ever, aesthetics is just one of many considerations to take in the design of the built environment.

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An Indie Design Gift Guide (PHOTOS)

(5) Comments | Posted December 5, 2010 | 11:08 PM

This season, great design gifts don't have to break the bank if you're shopping straight from the independent designers. Don't let the overgrown animal that is Etsy scare you off from the design equivalent of shopping at your local farmers market, and take a look at these nicely curated online...

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Top 5 Hottest Designers You Should Know and Their Celeb Alter Egos

(1) Comments | Posted December 5, 2010 | 12:30 AM

These furniture designers are too talented to be judged by their appearance. So instead, let's compare them to celebrities!

Meanwhile, I've found a surefire way to destroy the internet and have spotted Jake Gyllenhaal's long lost French brother, who happens to have a way with wood that makes me swoon.

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