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Daily Archives: March 18, 2013

Standing Tall

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Standing Tall

The 71 year-old Japanese architect Toyo Ito was awarded the Pritzker Prize yesterday, architecture’s grandest international honor. Lauding him for work that “projects an air of optimism, lightness and joy and is infused with both a sense of uniqueness and universality,” the Pritzker jury singled out several Ito buildings, including the — Continue reading

Orange Aid

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Orange Aid

We’ll admit a we were a bit flummoxed by this aluminum and leather ruler by Lee Jung Woo of Seoul-based EK Design at first. But when we realized that the flaming orange leather merely acts as a protective sheath into which the ruler can be rolled up and stored or — Continue reading

Wall Mark

Categories: Art + Graphics
Wall Mark

The northwest corner of Bowery and Houston Street in downtown Manhattan has become a plum site for the commissioned work of once subversive street artists. A revolving public exhibition space comprised of a single mural, the spot first gained notoriety in 1982 when Keith Haring used Day-Glo orange and his signature — Continue reading

Colored View

Categories: Art + Graphics, Local + Travel
Colored View

  With over 100 destinations under their belts, the design team at Wallpaper magazine has hit upon an ingenious formula for making their city guides a magnet for design savvy wanderers. Reduce the essence of a city to a single color, keep typography to a minimum, and then watch as — Continue reading