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Author: David Sears

My Books Bookshelf

Categories: Art + Graphics, Modern Decor + Objects
My Books Bookshelf

My Books bookshelf, and exciting interpretation of an old standard..
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Cool Shelving

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Cool Shelving

Strong forms, clear function and a great opportunity for color. The shelves…
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Tank Chair

Categories: Art + Graphics, Modern Decor + Objects
Tank Chair

The Tank. Very cool chair by Pharrell Williams. I’m not generally a fan of plastic but this is a
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Quiet moment at MASS MoCA…

Categories: Art + Graphics
Quiet moment at MASS MoCA…

MASS MoCA is located in a series of renovated mill buildings in….
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All About Detail

Categories: Sustainability
All About Detail

All about detail and connections. With a CNC cutter there is no limit to the amount of cutting and the level of detail that’s possible. We no longer look at a piece of furniture…..
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CP Lighting

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects, Sustainability
CP Lighting

Lighting is often overlooked as a way to create a space and develop its’ identity. CP Lighting offers some new ideas for this. The delicate and organic quality of their NewGrowth fixture successfully articulates a space…
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Tank Chair

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Tank Chair

An exciting design that walks a line between movement and stasis- an aggresive chair?
The detailing is…
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Green Materials and Design

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Sustainability
Green Materials and Design

Many of the new materials that contribute to the LEED standard are different than traditional materials and… just …
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Design with CNC

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Design with CNC

Digtally designed- digitally produced. In the design of BanQ, a South Boston restaurant, Office da has incorporated a system of digital fabrication (CNC) into the design …..
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Furniture Forever

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Furniture Forever

Tall Tree Guild’s beautifully constructed metal furniture has a terrific simplicity to it. The designer J Foley reinterprets….
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Crown Fountain-

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Art + Graphics
Crown Fountain-

The city of Chicago has done an impressive job with the re-development of Millennium Park over the last decade and I had the good fortune to see it last summer while visiting. The Crown Fountain, located on…..
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Digital Design

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Local + Travel, Modern Decor + Objects
Digital Design

Designing with a computer- is it really that much different? When we get behind a keyboard and start drawing, the lines seem to go straighter-farther-faster and the methods and systems of proportion in design get pushed a little bit further. The designs have a particularly structured quality, whether it be a conceptual system, detail or method of construction.
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Bridge Design

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Bridge Design

A beautiful thing to look at is a finely engineered, modestly proportioned bridge- a system whose structure develops its aesthetic. While in London a few years back I had the opportunity to see Norman Foster’s Millennium Bridge and…
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Aniline Dyes

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Modern Decor + Objects, Sustainability
Aniline Dyes

Some of the outstanding qualities of aniline dyes are the bright colors and the natural wood grain that is brought out by the process. Bright colors without paint catch your eye and are a terrific way to develop a space.
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Finished Concrete….

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Art + Graphics, Modern Decor + Objects, Sustainability
Finished Concrete….

David Sears Design. One of the materials that I have found particularly intriguing to have watched change over the years has been concrete and the evolution of concrete countertops. The uses the material finds continues to expand as the familiarity with the material grows.
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Aesthetic of a System

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Aesthetic of a System

An interesting idea captured in this shelving design is the aesthetic of a system.  The initial concept was to build a set of shelves as efficiently as possible and find the aesthetic in the efficiency of the design. After some study, the designer noticed the majority of the structure in — Continue reading

New Materials & Products…

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Fashion + Trends, Sustainability
New Materials & Products…

One of the really interesting things for me has come from the green materials and products developed in response to sustainable design and the effect these have had on our developing design aesthetic.
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