Christchurch Central Library has been designed by Schmidt Hammer Lassen as a "symbol of hope, unity, and rebirth" for the city in New Zealand, which was ravaged by an earthquake in 2011.  Read more

Tūranga by Schmidt Hammer Lassen

Christchurch Central Library has been designed by Schmidt Hammer Lassen as a “symbol of hope, unity, and rebirth” for the city in New Zealand, which was ravaged by an earthquake in 2011.  Read more

Over twenty galleries in the NYC neighborhood are welcoming visitors this week Several streets in New York City‘s Lower East Side neighborhood count handfuls of art galleries as occupants. Across…

Over twenty galleries in the NYC neighborhood are welcoming visitors this week Several streets in New York City‘s Lower East Side neighborhood count handfuls of art galleries as occupants. Across decades, the community here—born of non-conformity—has witnessed its statements surpass those of other art movements and locations with the city. With all of this in mind, Lesley Heller of Lesley Heller Gallery and Bart Keijsers Koning …

Trees, bark chips and visitors are all reflected in mirrors behind the severe black exterior of this pavilion, which Mexican architect Fernanda Canales created for this year's Design Week Mexico. Read more

Museo Abierto by Fernanda Canales

Trees, bark chips and visitors are all reflected in mirrors behind the severe black exterior of this pavilion, which Mexican architect Fernanda Canales created for this year’s Design Week Mexico. Read more

Julia Holter: Words I Heard

With “Words I Heard,” Julia Holter embarks upon an almost seven-minute-long vocal stroll through a landscape of strings. Even as the lyrics beg for salvation, the song’s dark depths yield beauty. All…

With “Words I Heard,” Julia Holter embarks upon an almost seven-minute-long vocal stroll through a landscape of strings. Even as the lyrics beg for salvation, the song’s dark depths yield beauty. All of this is emphasized through the Dicky Bahto-directed music video–a montage of dizzying switches between forest scenes and live performances. The track will appear on Aviary, out 26 October on Domino Records. It’s Holter’s much anticipated …

American artist Doug Aitken has created a house-shaped pavilion clad entirely in mirrors inside a former bank in Detroit, Michigan. Read more

American artist Doug Aitken has created a house-shaped pavilion clad entirely in mirrors inside a former bank in Detroit, Michigan. Read more

RGD DesignThinkers conference comes to Toronto next week

The DesignThinkers conference is billed as a must-attend for forward-thinking communications and design professionals. RGD’s Conference offers in-depth analyses of trends and best practices in branding, design thinking, design management,…

The DesignThinkers conference is billed as a must-attend for forward-thinking communications and design professionals. RGD’s Conference offers in-depth analyses of trends and best practices in branding, design thinking, design management, communications technologies and user experience. Attendees leave with a reconsidered

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Raising the Bar

figure3’s hip design for CentreCourt’s Transit City presentation centre in Vaughan enables the young condo developer to break records, even before breaking ground. The post Raising the Bar appeared first…

figure3’s hip design for CentreCourt’s Transit City presentation centre in Vaughan enables the young condo developer to break records, even before breaking ground.

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We are entering a new geological era: the anthropocene, in which human activity is a dominant influence on earth's geology and environment. At Dutch Design Week, a special edition of…

Good Design for a Bad World

We are entering a new geological era: the anthropocene, in which human activity is a dominant influence on earth’s geology and environment. At Dutch Design Week, a special edition of our Good Design for a Bad World series will ask if design can harness this phenomenon to prevent global catastrophe, writes Marcus Fairs. Read more

Giannone Petricone complete new food hall at Upper Canada Mall

Market & Co. is a new 40,000 sq.ft. exciting food destination within Upper Canada Mall. It marks the first completed food hall in a series designed by Giannone Petricone Associates…

Market & Co. is a new 40,000 sq.ft. exciting food destination within Upper Canada Mall. It marks the first completed food hall in a series designed by Giannone Petricone Associates (GPA) – a Toronto based design firm known for its

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The Man Behind Modern Ghost Stories

Born in 1862, Montague Rhodes James was an acclaimed intellectual who published a handful of stories (from short quips to long, academic papers) that are widely regarded as the basis…

Born in 1862, Montague Rhodes James was an acclaimed intellectual who published a handful of stories (from short quips to long, academic papers) that are widely regarded as the basis upon which modern ghost stories are built. Not entirely for the narratives, but rather the topics: his stories are unpredictable and based on haunted objects, unfamiliar beings and odd circumstances. Cynthia Zarin, of The New …