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Bottoms Up to the Contemporary Brewery and Modern Distillery

Bottoms Up to the Contemporary Brewery and Modern Distillery

Here, we celebrate four modern takes on the contemporary brewery and distillery, from Toronto to Istanbul.

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November 10, 2018

Section: Interiors

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Podium’s New Office is a Streetwear-Inspired Playground

Podium’s New Office is a Streetwear-Inspired Playground

For Podium, a customer communications startup, Cory Sistrunk of Utah-based design studio Untitled MFG has created a five-storey office inspired by streetwear boutiques, bike shops and playgrounds. 

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November 2, 2018

Section: Interiors

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From Michael Bierut, A Designer’s Guide to Compromise

From Michael Bierut, A Designer’s Guide to Compromise

At Designthinkers 2018, Michael Bierut’s How To keynote walked through the Pentagram designer’s approach to his craft. And through his work for Hillary Clinton, the Museum of Art and Design and Syracuse University, one thread emerged: the importance of compromise.

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October 31, 2018

Section: Curiosity

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5 Bold Ideas for Designing More Inclusive Cities

5 Bold Ideas for Designing More Inclusive Cities

Last week, AZURE hosted a panel aimed at answering one question: how can we make our urban environments more inclusive? Here’s what we learned.

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October 30, 2018

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Doug Aitken’s Mirage Detroit is a Living Pavilion in a Restored Bank

Doug Aitken’s Mirage Detroit is a Living Pavilion in a Restored Bank

Artist Doug Aitken activates Michigan’s long-unoccupied State Savings Bank with Mirage Detroit, a mirrored installation that reflects, swallows and responds to its surroundings.

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October 23, 2018

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The Future of Retail, with Canadian Furniture Startups Article and EdB

The Future of Retail, with Canadian Furniture Startups Article and EdB

Vancouver’s Article and Montreal’s Élément de Base are two digital-first Canadian furniture brands shaking up the retail model – and the way in which products are typically designed, made and delivered. 

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October 15, 2018

Section: Design

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This Contemporary Studio is (Delightfully) Haunted by its Past

This Contemporary Studio is (Delightfully) Haunted by its Past

In Hertfordshire, England, the ruins of an 18th century cottage have been converted into a contemporary studio by Kate Darby and and David Connor. But the home’s ancient bones, and the stories they tell, have been preserved.

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October 11, 2018

Section: Architecture

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This Korean Retiree’s Home Combines Eastern and Western Influences

This Korean Retiree’s Home Combines Eastern and Western Influences

When Architect K was tasked with designing a house for a Korean retiree, it reimagined the traditional vernacular of the hanok in a modern way.

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October 8, 2018

Section: Architecture

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The Bahrain Centres for Traditional Music Are Defined by a Metallic Veil

The Bahrain Centres for Traditional Music Are Defined by a Metallic Veil

On the island nation of Bahrain, OFFICE Kersten Geers David Van Severen shrouds the Bahrain Centres for Traditional Music with a metal curtain, providing glimpses at the performances within.

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October 2, 2018

Section: Architecture

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Cersaie 2018: What We Saw and Loved

Cersaie 2018: What We Saw and Loved

Last week, we headed to Bologna to explore Cersaie 2018, the ceramic tile expo boasting breathtaking booths and star-studded group exhibits. Here’s what stood out, from ABK’s florals to 41zero42’s geometric patterns and Florim’s 3D surfaces. 

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October 2, 2018

Section: Design

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