Category: Design

  • Japan’s high-brow bookstore Tsutaya expands into condo design

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      TOKYO — Tsutaya, a Japanese company known for its bookstores and eclectic retail spaces, is now helping real estate developers design the communal areas of residential complexes. As is the case with the Tsutaya Electrics store in Tokyo’s Futako Tamagawa neighborhood, an affluent residential district, selections of books will make up a key part of […]

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  • How Secure School Design Could be a Better Option Than Arming Teachers.

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    While the latest school shooting is reigniting the debate over arming teachers, the interim superintendent of the Boulder Valley School District doesn’t see more guns in schools as a solution. Trump said during a listening session Wednesday with parents and survivors of school shootings that a teacher adept at firearms “could very well end the […]

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  • Loft Design Ideas For Industrial

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    It's the kind of living situation that allows for so much creativity in design. “There are multiple benefits to loft living. One of the primary assets is that the space is so flexible—it adapts to what is required by the owner and provides a very holistic, fluid way of life,” says Karen Howes, CEO of Taylor Howes …

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  • Innovation By Design Awards: Meet The Jury Of The 2018

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    Kate Aronowitz is a design partner at GV. Aronowitz has built design teams at eBay, LinkedIn, Facebook, and Wealthfront. As Facebook's first design executive, Aronowitz grew the organization from 20 to 200, establishing multidisciplinary design teams in front end engineering, user research, content …

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  • Shay Geyer Is Sharing Design’s Secrets

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    With a childhood that involved accompanying her mother to the Dallas Market Center and playing with fabric samples, it seemed inevitable that Shay Geyer would become an interior designer. Though she resisted the idea for a time, she found herself offering to decorate her friends’ dorm rooms and apartments when she was in college. After […]

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  • Thai Design Can Be On Top Of The World

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    We're used to technology that's designed to look attractive, sexy even – Apple saw to that – but in 1969 the idea that a typewriter could be gorgeous to look at and enjoyable to use was eye-opening. That's why the Valentine typewriter made by Italian firm Olivetti was such a ground-breaking piece of …

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  • 3 Steps On How To Design

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    Inclusive design is officially a buzzword, with companies like Airbnb releasing an inclusion toolkit and Microsoft attempting to use its principles to make better products. But the idea behind that buzzword–that designing for a wider variety of people makes more effective products for everyone–is still far from mainstream. At a panel at the Cooper Hewitt design museum in New […]

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  • Seven Logo Designs Myths Busted

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    Many graphic design firms, accounting practices, law firms and human resource compliance agencies charge clients like you by the hour and love it when you spend four months on the same subject. When it comes to designing a logo, I know of many graphic design firms that enjoy working with …

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  • This Month Miami Design District Host An International Watch Show

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    A new Swiss luxury watch fair is coming to the U.S. that will combine entertainment, education and of course the newest timepieces from some of the world's best-known brands. Watches & Wonders Miami will be held February 16 – 19 at the Miami Design District, a center for art, fashion and luxury.

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  • Theater Legend Robert Wilson Give Design Lessons

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    Is there any artistic medium that the legendary avant-garde theater guru Robert Wilson hasn’t tackled? As it turns out, exhibition design is one of them. At age 76, Wilson has collaborated with some of the most critically celebrated minds of our time—among them Philip Glass, Laurie Anderson, Tom Waits, and Marina Abramovic—and is himself a […]

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