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Q&A: Ivanka Trump

At 92 stories, with condominiums and a hotel, the SOM–designed Trump Chicago tower is the tallest building in the city since Sears. Recently, Joe Valerio, principal of Valerio Dewalt Train and designer of the tower’s restaurant, Sixteen, chatted with Ivanka Trump about Chicago, design, and the future of the Trump brand. Ivanka Trump   Valerio’s […]

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Straight and Narrow at the Globe

This past week, the Boston Globe‘s editorial page has been enthralled with the Greenway and Don Chiofaro’s proposed Boston Arch thereon. (We’d like to think they were inspired by us.) It began with an editorial criticizing the Boston Redevelopment Authority’s apparent foot-dragging on its Greenway development study, followed by an encapsulation of the comments from […]

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Big Fish

Uniqlo, the Japanese retailer of affordable apparel, debuted an unusual display in its Soho location today: a 25-foot-long, 8-foot-tall fish. Designed by New York painter and sculptor Stephen Talasnik, the wooden sculpture, titled Koi, will float in the store’s glass showcase at 546 Broadway through the end of August, at which point it will cross the […]

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Recession Tales: Vito Acconci

Conceptual artist, poet, designer, and performer, Vito Acconci, 69, has been pioneering interdisciplinary practice and interactive architecture for over four decades with such performance work as Centers (a 1971 video of Acconci pointing at himself); architectural works including the recently restored 1993 facade of the Storefront for Art and Architecture, on which he collaborated with […]

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Material Matters

Eindhoven grad Christien Meindertsma put a herd of Idaho sheep to good use. All images courtesy Cooper-Hewitt Design for a Living World Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum 2 East 91st Street Through January 4, 2010 Design for a Living World, an exhibition developed by the Nature Conservancy, presents ten products by ten top-flight international designers such […]

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Forensics

A bullet recovery tank in the St. Paul, Minnesota, forensic lab is used to match a bullet to a suspect’s gun. Courtesy SmithGroup Michael Mount is quick to point out there are no cadavers in the laboratories he designs. Mount is a principal with SmithGroup, and has been specializing in forensic labs for more than […]

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The Sea In Silverlake

Silver Lake’s newest restaurant is certainly unexpected. First of all Territory is a Barbecue joint, not exactly a So Cal specialty (luckily the owners are from North Carolina and Texas, so they’re legit, and they serve some of the best pulled pork and ribs we’ve had in LA). Second they sell rare and vintage records; […]

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