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TedWood Contemporary Wooden Furniture by Ted Jefferis

Award-winning British designer-maker Ted Jefferis launches his debut collection in 2014 under the brand TedWood. Comprising of a dining table, bench, storage and lighting, all pieces are handcrafted in Ted's West Sussex workshop from seasoned British timber using traditional methods.

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Blackcork by Toni Grilo

Upcoming designer and art director Toni Grilo has just lanched Blackcork with Sofalca at Maison et Objets. Blackcork is a new collection 100% dedicated to natural black cork. Grilo designed 7 products including Cut Chair (photo above) and invited a selection of young and talented portuguese designers to take part as well.

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Sensing Spaces: Architecture Reimagined at the Royal Academy of Arts

25 January - 6 April '14

London

Sensing Spaces: Architecture Reimagined sees the Main Galleries of the Royal Academy of Arts transformed by seven architectural practices from around the world.

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Eugeni Quitllet for Kartell

Eugeni Quitllet for Kartell

One more time, Eugeni Quitllet plays with transparency and emptyness for Kartell with three new pieces released in december : Light air table lamp, Shine vases and bar stool version of the Masters best seller chair.

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Country Home in Extramadura by ÁBATON Architects

Country Home in Extramadura by ÁBATON Architects

off the grid living

Madrid based architecture firm, ÁBATON, take abandoned stable in Extremadura and turn it into a luxurious country home.

Located in a privileged environment in the province of Cáceres, the goal was to transform an abandoned stable into a family home by completely renovating it in a way that would be consistent and respectful with the environment.

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Tenants shun Shard – leaving Europe's first vertical city up in the air

Tenants shun Shard – leaving Europe's first vertical city up in the air

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Soaring 310 metres (1,016ft) high and with 72 storeys, everything about the Shard is dramatic.

The London Bridge skyscraper – the capital's newest landmark, with views stretching 40 miles and which is visible to drivers crawling around the M25 – bills itself as "Europe's first vertical city".

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The five greatest ideas Toronto never built

The five greatest ideas Toronto never built

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If you’re searching for a stunning view of downtown, visit the Toronto Archives and ask for Box 83705.

Within, you’ll find details of a 1929 plan to transform Toronto’s downtown into a slice of Paris, with grand boulevards, wide streets and an architecturally splendid traffic circle.

This plan died at the birth of the Great Depression.

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Tricorn Center Portsmouth demolished in 2004

Christopher Beanland: Architecture attack - what’s with our appetite for destruction?

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If you went to the National Gallery and tore up a Titian, you’d be arrested. But what about blowing up a historic building which has defined a place and its people; a building in which sweet nothings have been uttered and lives altered? Go for it! It’s strange how our attitudes to destroying art and destroying architecture are so different.

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'Play' by Stuart Haygarth at Carpenters Workshop Gallery

'Play' by Stuart Haygarth at Carpenters Workshop Gallery

8 February - 10 May '14

Paris

When evoking Stuart Haygarth’s work, what stands out is the power of his perception. This exceptional designer began his career as a photographer. Between 1988 and 2003, he produced still life studio images, putting together his compositions like a puppeteer. He willingly cites the poetry of the American artist Joseph Cornell as an early point of reference.

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Norman Foster to Design Major New Skyscraper in Philadelphia

Norman Foster to Design Major New Skyscraper in Philadelphia

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Until now, America's most glamorous tech companies have largely been housed in suburban oases, velvet prisons that offer employees endless supplies of vitamin water and protein bars, but require lengthy commutes in company caravans from San Francisco to the cluttered highway strips of Silicon Valley. There's plenty of interaction inside the bubble, but hardly any with the wider world.

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The architects Ricardo Scofidio and Liz Diller, left, urged razing the American Folk Art Museum building

Power Architecture Couples, Formerly Friends, Now Divided Over MoMA

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As in any fight between longtime friends, there are raw emotions, tarnished memories, tears.

And now, silence.

Two celebrated architect couples, whose careers took off almost simultaneously in the hothouse of New York City design and who supported each other’s successes, are barely on speaking terms.

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Architects brighten up former Soviet outpost with low-budget civic art and design projects

Bulgarian Architects brighten up former Soviet outpost with low-budget civic art and design projects

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SOFIA, Bulgaria — Delcho Delchev came back.

For many of his generation, this is commuting against the tide of emigration from his native Bulgaria into the rest of Europe. But Mr. Delchev, a 34-year-old architect, is one of the founders of a nonprofit group called Transformers that has been trying since 2009 to brighten up this former Soviet outpost with low-budget civic art and design projects.

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Hans J. Wegner turns 100 in 2014

Furniture Designer Hans J. Wegner turns 100

Hans J. Wegner( 1914-2007) is among the greatest of furniture designers. And he must also have been one of the most productive, since we today can count more than 1000 models. His designs have been described as ‘timeless’, ‘everlasting’, ‘perfect to the fullest extent of what is possible’, and ‘free from passing trends’.



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Elizabeth Diller defends MoMA plan to demolish Folk Art building

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Last week the Museum of Modern Art confirmed plans -- as it expands to the west along 53rd Street in Manhattan -- to demolish the former home of the American Folk Art Museum, a much-praised 13-year old building by New York architects Tod Williams and Billie Tsien.

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Frank Lloyd Wright designed Bachman Wilson House Moves from New Jersey to Crystal Bridges

Frank Lloyd Wright designed Bachman Wilson House Moves from New Jersey to Crystal Bridges

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Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville said Wednesday that it has acquired a Frank Lloyd Wright Usonian house, known as the Bachman Wilson House, in Somerset County, N.J. The museum plans to move the house to the museum grounds in Bentonville.

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