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Signs of Beauty

A book review by Michael Webb In good time for the gift-giving season comes this enchanting anthology of the calligraphy that so enriches one’s experience of Paris. Having myself photographed t...
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Showroom Spotlight: The VELLO Bike

A recent 2015 Best of the Best Red Dot award winner, the VELLO bike is a high-performance handmade bicycle designed especially for urban commuting by Austrian product designer Valentin Vodev. The bic...
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Workbook: Ooyala by HGA

HGA Architects and Engineers recently completed the office interior design for San Jose-based tech company, Ooyala. The 65,000-square-foot office includes two open office spaces, two innovation rooms...
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Prouvé Refined

The recently expanded Vitra showroom in Culver City is presenting Prouvé RAW, a special edition of the French master’s office furniture produced as a joint venture between Vitra and the Dutch j...
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Strategies for Shelter in L.A.

By Michael Webb Shelter is as basic a human need as food and sleep, so the A+D Museum could not have chosen a more important theme with which to launch its new space in downtown L.A. It’s a sub...
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Workbook: Wilf Family Global Commons

Designers and architects are shaping trends in K-12 interiors, collaborating in unexpected ways, and the results—including the furniture—rarely resemble the schools we grew up with. Integrated archit...