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May 4-6, 2014
RICS Summit of the Americas 2014 is for any real estate professional looking to draw from timely, in-depth market knowledge that will be shared by local and international experts in the land, property and construction sectors. The summit will provide an excellent opportunity to connect with top professionals from around the world and engage in educational seminars and premier discussion forums. 

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May 10, 2014
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May 25–August 3, 2014
Based on the idea that design is a way of looking at the world with an eye for changing it, the Museum of Design Atlanta (MODA) presents Design for Social Impact, an original exhibition offering a look at how designers, engineers, students, professors, architects and social entrepreneurs use design to solve the problems of the 21st century. 

 

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Feb102014

Showroom: Ghost World

The newest addition to Martí Guixé's collaboration with nanimarquina, the Ghost carpet riffs on classic Kerman designs but renders them in an entirely new way. Image courtesy nanimarquina.For carpet aficionados, Kermans have a special place in their hearts. The product of Persian weavers of the 16th and 17th centuries, they’re known for their stunning designs, inventive weaving techniques and nearly incomparable wool. Now, classic Kermans are getting a witty reboot thanks to Martí Guixé’s newest design for nanimarquina.

The carpet design, of New Zealand wool, incorporates the classic motifs of antique Kermans—the birds, flowers, horses and deer—but with a twist. Instead of exact representations, the images are rendered in black and white to create a shadowy effect that gives the carpet its name: Ghost.

For Guixé, a multi-talented Spanish designer who has previously collaborated with nanimarquina, “The idea to create a tribute product which does not imitate, or emulate, but is the same conceptually to another status: the ghost status,” proved to be catnip, allowing him to conceive a piece that both honors and breaks with its predecessors.

Guixé, worked for months to achieve the effect, “creating small parts [that] depended a lot on my own mood,” he says, driven by an impulse to yield a “rebirth of the Kerman carpet in ghost format.” 

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