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Blobitecture: Building Design in the Digital Age

Is it a blob, or is it a building? Technically, it is both! Technology has allowed for advancement in all aspects of life, and it has had a major impact on the design world. Over the past couple of decades, architects have been using technology to design unique, jaw-dropping buildings that push the boundaries of what the conventional building is. This new style of architecture is called blobitecture.

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Catching Up With Joe Cariati

Creating beauty with fire, breath and glass, Joe Cariati designs and creates exquisite glass vessels that are thin, colorful and modern. Each glass piece is made one at a time using the “free blown” method, a Venetian glassblowing process that is purely hands-on.

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Bathroom Past, Present & Future at Hansgrohe Aquademie

At first, when hearing of such a thing as a bath museum, one might imagine rows of various toilets, tubs and sinks with little plaques and historical blurbs—which could be interesting if you really nerd out on bathroom fixtures. However, for us design-driven folks, there is actually a bath museum where attendees can immerse themselves (at times, literally) in the world of water and modern decorative plumbing. 

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Milo Baughman: Good Design is Enduring Design

“Furniture that is too obviously designed is very interesting, but too often belongs only in museums.” So said Milo Baughman (1923-2003), a leading modern furniture designer of the mid and late 20th century. Perhaps no other statement he made about design can better encapsulate and convey the characteristic restraint and uncompromising good taste that pervaded his work throughout his career.

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5 Things To Look For in a Well-Designed Media Cabinet

The home theater has become an important part of everyday life, bringing together family and friends for entertainment and relaxation. Having the proper set up includes getting this multi-functional piece just right: the media cabinet. Finding one with innovative engineering and modern design make the theater experience an even more rewarding experience in the home. 

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Kartell Componibili at Milan Furniture Fair

Highlights From The Milan Furniture Fair

Last week, our team returned from Milan Design Week, a week-long event that includes the Milan Furniture Fair along with countless exhibits, product launches, installations and events all over the city. This is the design industry’s Superbowl—a chance to unveil fresh new designs, for up-and-coming creators to make their debut to the world and to gauge the ideas and concepts that will lead the design movement in the near future.

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5 Tips for Getting Your Space Ready for Spring

The six extra weeks of winter confirmed by our little groundhog friend Punxsutawney Phil gave us a little more time to get ready for spring, but the season is still coming in quickly. Getting ready for the season ahead usually means getting our outdoor spaces ready so we can maximize our time outside when the weather is (finally!) on our side.

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Celebrating 100 Years of Florence Knoll

This year marks a century for Florence Knoll herself, and in celebration, Knoll is rolling out new designs inspired by the original Florence Knoll Lounge Collection. Capturing the essence of her iconic designs, Knoll is updating the collection to meet the needs of today’s modern home.

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