Book Review: Chilean Creativity

By Michael Webb White Mountain: Architecture in Chile. Puro Chile and Hatje Cantz; DAP. $85   All the usual suspects and several unfamiliar names are rounded up in this ambitious bilingual ...
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Showroom: Dreaming in Plywood

It started with a letter. You see, for the last quarter century or so, Japan has been one of Carl Hansen & Son’s biggest markets. Eager to work with a Japanese designer, especially one whose desi...

Books: Digging into Dingbats

The outgrowth of an exhibition, a new book examines LA’s ubiquitous dingbat apartment buildings. Image courtesy Dingbat 2.0. If you’ve spent any time exploring LA, you’ve seen a din...

Book Review: Crucible of Invention

By Michael Webb Think Dutch: Conceptual Architecture and Design in the Netherlands.  Bilingual text by Jeroen Junte and David Keunig. Daab/Frame Publishers. $175. A third of the Netherlands lies...

FORM at Work: A Middle Ground

To solve his own work station dilemma, designer Martin Keen created the Locus Workstation, which allows users a more active way of working. Image courtesy Focal Upright Furniture.As Martin Keen sees ...