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Creative Karma at NeueHouse Hollywood

By Jack Skelley I’m writing this story from my home office. It has a nice garden view. It is an ideal commute from my bedroom. But it lacks the glamorous advantages of a NeueHouse “co-working” space....
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The New Pumped-Up Berlin

“There’s no success like failure,” sang Dylan. And, there’s no bigger boom than a disaster rebound. Unlike most other European capitals, Berlin was late in rebuilding after World War II because its d...
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Celebrating a Seminal Modern Designer

A review by Michael Webb When she died in 1976, at age 98, Eileen Gray was just beginning to emerge from decades of obscurity, thanks to a few belated articles and exhibitions. Now she is in danger o...
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A New View of Milan

A review by Michael Webb Berizzi is the Virgil every architectural traveler needs as a guide to the Inferno and Purgatorio of Milan (for Paradiso, you will have to look elsewhere). It’s a city ...
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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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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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Fresh and Candid Conversations

A book review by Michael Webb A good interview requires an interlocutor who has researched his subject but manifests a lively curiosity to discover more. She must be a good listener, who knows when t...