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Author: Alex Levin

James Woolum of HMC Architects on Art and Architecture

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
James Woolum of HMC Architects on Art and Architecture

Society has a tendency to take art for granted.  Art is often perceived as something for the ‘select few’, often not going any further than being considered something ‘nice’ or ‘interesting.” But unless it sustains a career or is talked about in more places than the classroom or the studio, — Continue reading

Tom Kundig of Olson Kundig Architects on Design, Sustainability and the Importance of Sharing!

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Tom Kundig of Olson Kundig Architects on Design, Sustainability and the Importance of Sharing!

Seattle-based Olson Kundig Architects is widely considered to be one of the best architectural firms in North America, and it has won over 100 awards from organizations around the world. Founded in 1967 by architect Jim Olson, in their over 40 years of existence the firm has designed a wide — Continue reading

Designer Spotlight: Interview with Mark Craig

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Designer Spotlight: Interview with Mark Craig

As is so often the case in life, Mark Craig fell into the sunglasses and eyewear business almost by accident.  After completing his training as an industrial designer, Craig took a job with a large international eyewear company, designing collections for their American fashion and sports brands.  The rest, as — Continue reading

Emily Dupen-Hopkins Interview: Beautifully Burlesque

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Emily Dupen-Hopkins Interview: Beautifully Burlesque

If the thought of adorning your living room walls with black-and-white wallpaper depicting 1940s-style women doing household chores in stockings and suspenders – or serving a traditional British tea topless – doesn’t appeal, then look away now. The wallpaper is the creation of Emily Dupen-Hopkins, who has designed what she — Continue reading

Emerging Designer Spotlight: Gessica Brooke

Categories: Exclusive Interviews, Fashion + Trends
Emerging Designer Spotlight: Gessica Brooke

Cutting out a career in the fashion industry has become something of a war these days. With the economy tanking and online sales cannibalizing traditional retail, the high heel has snapped off of the once reliable business model of selling fashion. In order to make it in today’s fashion environment, — Continue reading

Simply Sustainable: Designer Elina Grigoriou

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Simply Sustainable: Designer Elina Grigoriou

From an early age, Elina Grigoriou wanted to be an interior designer. Her early attempts at the art of design involved decorating her teenage bedroom in Greece with posters of Madonna, Top Gun and Mel Gibson, but as she got older her tastes evolved into something a bit more sophisticated. — Continue reading

Treehouses for Grownups: Interview with Blueforest Co-Founder Simon Payne

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Exclusive Interviews
Treehouses for Grownups: Interview with Blueforest Co-Founder Simon Payne

If you thought treehouses were just for kids, think again. Luxury treehouses are now de rigueur for Britain’s wealthy elite, people with large gardens and even larger wallets. Forget rustic forts with rope ladders and plywood walls; these opulent castles have full electricity, shower rooms, double-glazed windows and even hot — Continue reading

Interview with David Fanchon: The Pearl

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Exclusive Interviews
Interview with David Fanchon: The Pearl

This is the first post from our newest weekly contributor, Alex Levin! Welcome Alex! Check out this great modern post: The fusion of modern design with models found in nature can often produce profound results. Sometimes referred to as “biomimicry” or “bio-inspiration,” this practice of modeling the human world after — Continue reading