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The Powers of Ten (Muppet Version)
The Powers of Ten (Muppet Version)
by Claus Richter | 31 December 2009

TEN! That would be more fitting for the decade and the coming new year. And back with Jim Henson's great numbers films. In our case the special focus is on the number TEN.

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Modernism’s Ugly Duckling
Modernism’s Ugly Duckling
by Nora Sobich | 29 December 2009

The Boston City Hall is one of the most controversial examples of American Brutalism. Once celebrated as avant-garde, today it gets greeted only with scorn - and is gradually falling apart.

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Jaime in diamond fever
Jaime in diamond fever
27 December 2009

Driven by creativity and shaken by diamond fever, Spanish designer Jaime Hayon created the concept for the Kuwait store for the jewelry label "Octium".

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Treading a thin line in Moïtel
Treading a thin line in Moïtel
by Andrea Eschbach | 21 December 2009

Experiments with materials, poetry and diversity are typical for the work of Atelier Oï. Projects for all over the world evolve at their new base, a former motel in La Neuveville.

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Stone that goes with the flow
Stone that goes with the flow
by Nancy Jehmlich | 19 December 2009

Ströhmann Steinkult, a company based in Central Germany, devotes itself to experimenting with stone, especially with stone surfaces. What they achieve by combining the effects of materials, shapes and light is quite astonishing.

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On the reality of things
On the reality of things
by Claudia Beckmann | 17 December 2009

The world is so full of useful things that they easily escape our notice. Konstantin Grcic's current exhibition "Design Real" at London's Serpentine Gallery directs our attention in innovative and insightful fashion at a particularly intriguing corner of the vast realm of the useful, one where technical innovation and iconic power are held in artful balance.

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Bauhaus Revisited
Bauhaus Revisited
by Daniel von Bernstorff | 15 December 2009

A visit to Tecta in Lauenförde is like an excursion into a different, better world. There, managing director Axel Bruchhäuser has created a cosmos where the Bauhaus and international post-war architects and artists enter into a fantastic symbiosis.

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Life can be so colorful …
Life can be so colorful …
15 December 2009

The current Stylepark Magazine for Product Culture is devoted to the topic of color and how color is used in the fields of design, architecture and material.

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Breath and Hermes
Breath and Hermes
by Thomas Wagner | 12 December 2009

Shop window decoration by artists and designers have a long-standing tradition. Now Tokujin Yoshioka has created an installation for Maison Hermès in Tokyo that plays superbly with the power of images.

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Big Time in the Big D
Big Time in the Big D
by Ulf Meyer | 11 December 2009

In Dallas, too, business yearns for culture. A theater designed by Rem Kohlhaas and an opera house created by Norman Foster are supposed to help give the city of oil a makeover.

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Anybody can make thick shelves…
Anybody can make thick shelves…
by Sandra Hofmeister | 08 December 2009

The company Wogg focuses consistently on continuity and new technologies. Sandra Hofmeister talks to Mark Werder, manager of the Swiss furniture company, about roll-front systems, precision perfection and the playful use with unusual materials.

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Troja for Milan
Troja for Milan
by Nina Shell | 05 December 2009

Hansandfranz is a young Munich design company which first took the international limelight when it participated in the Milan Furniture Fair in 2007. The names of the two designers who founded the studio, however, are neither Hans nor Franz.

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Detroit, a ruin from the automobile era – Part 2
Detroit, a ruin from the automobile era – Part 2
by Nora Sobich | 03 December 2009

Detroit, the very name stands for cutting-edge industrial architecture. America's very first car factory was built her, a concrete frame structure, and it was here that Albert Kahn, the "builder of Detroit", created the Highland Park factory for the Ford "Model T", which first rolled off the production line in 1908. In a city whose future seems to be behind it, what is happening to the built monuments of the industrial revolution fuelled by automobile construction?

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Detroit, a ruin from the automobile era –  Part 1
Detroit, a ruin from the automobile era –
Part 1
by Nora Sobich | 01 December 2009

Now that both Chrysler and General Motors have hit the wall America's auto industry seeks to reinvent itself. In Detroit, which is still a great if increasingly pale showroom of what was once world-famous auto-architecture, no one has stopped believing in the future of the US automobile.

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