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WEEKLY EMAIL: MARCH 25, 2010


Superbeauty

FEATURED THIS WEEK : JULIE LASKY

Superbeauty

In 2002, Tord Boontje, a Dutch designer known for co-authoring a collection of vases cut from recycled wine and beer bottles, produced a chandelier for the Swarovski Crystal Palace exhibition at the International Furniture Fair in Milan. Suspended from the ceiling of an enormous kohl-black space in the city's artsy warehouse district, Boontje's Blossom mixed clusters of clear and rose-colored crystals with 240 LEDs winking on a metal branch.

Reclaiming beauty from irony, reclaiming beauty from kitsch — this has been a project of early-21st-century design.
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ERIC BAKER

Today, 03.20.10

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DIRK WACHOWIAK

Peter Bilak & Satya Rajpurohit: Interview on Typography

German typographer Dirk Wachowiak recently caught up with the Czech-born Peter Bilak and Indian designer Satya Rajpurohit to discuss both their recent collaboration — the Hindi version of Bilak's Fedra.
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ANDY CHEN

The Lines That Divide

Can't "art" and "design" approaches coexist simultaneously in our practice? Why are we so eager to create a cut-and-dry dichotomy between the two? These questions lie at the center of the debate as the selection process continues for a new Head of Department for the Communication Art & Design course at London's Royal College of Art.
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ERIC BAKER

Today, 03.13.10

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