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03/18/2014: Le Corbusier book

The wonderfully designed book The Legacy of Corbusier, is a project designed by SVA student Enle Li. From the cover to the gallery spreads, its simple, yet beautiful approach well suits the legendary architect. Check out additional images here. Via Creative Boom.

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Happy Birthday To The Cathedral Of Commerce!

As many people do, I’ve often found it necessary to have things framed for display at home and in our studio—a relatively simple process that had always had a satisfying result. One “gallery” I used to take my stuff to also specialized in selling vintage prints of all kinds that they would beautifully frame...

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Chwast’s Quote: Words of Wisdom from Seymour Chwast (and Mies Van Der Rohe)

A notable quote from Mies Van Der Rohe, illustrated by Seymour Chwast—number 86 in a weekly series. Submit a quote in the comments (or on Twitter or Facebook), and it will be considered for a future column. For more Seymour Chwast, check out The Last Word, his illustrated column in Print magazine, available from MyDesignShop.com.

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The Futurist Post Office

With post offices like this, who needs email? My friend Michele Angelini over at Italian Ways has made the kind of archeological design discovery that comes close to matching Heinrich Schliemann’s excavation of the historical Troy. Only this is neither buried nor ruined. One can walk right into The Palace of the Post Office...

Roma Ieri ed Oggi (Yesterday and Today)

I’ve walked by this museum building in Rome, between Campo Fiore and Piazza Navona, a hundred times but only the other day did I realize it was the site of the mammoth “Si Si Si” billboard, showing Mussolini with a “Klingon” head. It was a former Fascist party headquarters. There is something decidedly eerie...

In CUBE We Trust

A year ago three students, Manuel Krings, Marc Pfaff, Andreas Unteidig, from the Köln International School of Design, sought to test (presumably with tongue in cheek) the design viability of a shiny black cube. They asked product, graphic and architectural designers to critically assess the cube to ascertain how serious or not the “critics”...

Nauseous Just Looking at It

“Sky Park” Marina Bay Sands Singapore, opened on June 24 a new wonder of the world. It is located on the three 200-meter high skyscrapers, as if on three pillars. Here are the most expensive casinos, bars, restaurants, the largest outdoor swimming pool in the world. Read this from the Daily Mail: If you...

Etienne Louis Boullée – Architect of Big

They don’t make ‘em like Etienne Louis Boullée envisioned ‘em. Although monumental buildings exist, the cost of creating buildings and monuments as large as Boullée’s is both prohibitive and obscene. Still, his mammoth ego structures are fascinating to view in paper form, and even interesting to contemplate. This is architecture that smothers the masses.