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August Smart Lock

August Redesigns Your Home – with a Lock and a Doorbell

We’ve all had to do this at one time or another in our lives: wait for the repairman. Or a friend who needs to come by to drop-off or pickup something, so you’re stuck at home. August solved this problem last year when the company introduced the August Smart Lock. The lock allowed the lock…

Arne Jacobsen Series 7 Chair

Iconic Arne Jacobsen chairs, up close.

Ever wonder how some of your favorite designs are made? Fritz Hansen and Design Within Reach is now on a US national tour celebrating architect and designer Arne Jacobsen and showcasing two of his iconic chairs: Egg™ and Series 7™. So what are these chairs about? The Series 7 Chair is probably one of the…

Design City: Vienna

I’ve always thought of Vienna in the traditional sense: it’s the city of music and cafes. However, in modern-day Vienna, design has found a place in this beautiful city. I took a stroll around the cold and windy city last month looking for some cool design spots. Many of the cool design shops are actually…

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Marimekko for Finnair to Launch Spring 2013

Marimekko and Finnair announced a three-year design collaboration to introduce Marimekko designs into the Finnair flying experience. Beginning Spring 2013, all Finnair aircraft will feature a “Marimekko for Finnair” collection of textiles and tableware, featuring Marimekko’s classic patterns. The Marimekko for Finnair collection is specially designed to add a light and fresh visual and tactile…

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Libratone Zipp: Portable Speakers with Sleek Design

I recently discovered these sleek Libratone Zipp speakers from Denmark. Although it somehow reminds me of the Bose SoundDock speaker that I already own – but with a much sleeker design with the Italian wool covers, and without the wires. These speakers transmit music wirelessly, even without a WiFi network enabled, as the speakers themselves…

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Milan 2012 Preview: Heineken Pop-up Club

One of the coolest pop-up installations for this year’s Salone del Mobile is probably Heineken’s pop-up nightclub. This pop-up club is the result of a year-long initiative called Heineken® Open Design Explorations Edition 1: The Club, which offered 19 up-and-coming designers chosen from Milan, New York, Sao Paulo and Tokyo – by world class experts…

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Wallpaper* Magazine Design Awards Winners Announced

Winners for the 2012 Wallpaper* Design Awards were announced. Eleven of the awards were decided by an international judging panel that included: Cross-dressing artist Grayson Perry; New York-based Uruguayan architect Rafael Viñoly; Swiss art auctioneer and co-founder of Phillips de Pury, Simon de Pury; Head of Bulthaup, the German kitchen manufacturer, Gerd Bulthaup; and Photographer/art…