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designboston 2011-08-18 13:40:26
5 Under 40 is New England Home‘s annual celebration of young talent, and this year’s awards ceremony is coming up. On Thursday, September 15, join New England Home at presenting sponsonr Landri & Arcari‘s showroom on Stuart Street, where they will honor this year’s winners: Architecture Jinhee Park, AIA – Principal at Single Speed Design Nima Yadollahpour – Founder and Principal at ONY architecture Interiors Rachel Reider – …

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designboston 2011-08-17 13:08:07
Through its previous events, SHIFTboston has asked designers to rethink Boston, rethink experiencing Boston Harbor, even rethink the Moon. This time, SHIFTboston wants you to rethink… a commuter rail line? For “WHY STOP?”, SHIFTboston has partnered with the Massachusetts Department of Transportation’s South Coast Rail Economic Development and Land Use Corridor Plan (great name, huh?) to challenge “urban planners, architects, urban designers, …

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designboston 2011-08-16 13:50:36
I love Reside. Walking around the Huron Ave/Concord Ave/Fresh Pond triangle, Reside is a standout in an already outstanding area. Which is why my initial reaction to the news of their new location on Washington St in the South End was a mix of excitement and apprehension. How would the cutest, nicest store with the most fantastic furniture in the prettiest part …

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designboston 2011-08-15 13:18:40
The Globe, Herald, and Universal Hub have reported that apartment developer Avalon Properties has proposed building a 29-story residential tower on Stuart St. in Boston. If approved, the 404-unit apartment tower, designed by Boston’s own CBT Architects, will take the place of a parking lot adjacent to the Jacob Wirth tavern. The building will feature “luxury studios renting for $1,800, one-bedrooms in …

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designboston 2011-08-12 13:39:22
If you consider yourself an “emerging interior design pro”, make plans to head to New York next month. On September 16 and 17, the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) will introduce GO PRO: NYC, “a weekend of events tailored specifically for emerging professionals in the interior design industry.” The two-day event will start with PROject, a tour of the  New York Times …

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designboston 2011-08-11 13:40:38
Jill Rosenwald is Boston’s favorite potter — or at least DesignBoston’s favorite! Since I first met Jill (I think it was at an event at Vessel), I’ve loved Jill’s sense of style and craftsmanship, and her ability to mix Yankee preppiness with the clean lines of modern design. Jill recently launched a new website. Along with the bio, catalog, and contact information, …

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designboston 2011-04-27 00:04:18

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designboston 2011-03-12 13:55:42
The New England Telephone Building and 225 Franklin Street, Friday, March 11.

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designboston 2010-09-16 13:24:16
You live in or around Boston. You have this one room that you want to make over, but “you dream of urban eclectic one day and country cottage the next.” You’re at a loss for where to turn. Sound like you? If so, Design Wars, a new television series, could be your answer. Featuring three top designers the all-new, hour long series is looking …

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designboston 2010-08-24 17:17:32
Jill Goldberg knows the value of good advice. The owner of Hudson was recently featured on NECN offering tips on ways to spruce up your home for less than $50. In addition to the tips in the video, Jill offers these suggestions as well: Of course the most simple change comes in a can of paint and a little elbow grease but let’s …

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designboston 2010-08-20 14:33:43
One trait that I see over and over again in designers is that they’re always looking for ways to improve things. Whether it’s Le Corbusier with the density of Paris, or Michael Graves with a teapot, designers look at the world differently than the rest of us. That belief holds true for Brookline-based architects Jin Choi and Thomas Shine of Choi + …

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designboston 2010-08-20 13:31:22
As the saying goes, a company is only as good as its employees. CBT Architects underscored that philosophy when they named new Senior Associates and Associates. Recognizing the leadership value these individuals bring to the firm, CBT Architects, Boston’s second largest architecture and urban design company, has named 5 new Senior Associates, and 12 new Associates. With experience on  a variety of the firm?s …

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designboston 2010-08-19 20:22:23
Earlier this week, the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) concluded their Greenway District Planning Study, setting building height limits along the 1-1/2 mile long Rose Kennedy Greenway. To ensure that no one building or collection of buildings dominates the Greenway in terms of its scale, orientation, or architecture, the team examined potential massing studies from the perspective of the park user. Heights were …

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designboston 2010-08-09 20:25:29
The Boston Globe recently reported on a proposal by local developer Samuels and Associates for two new buildings in the Fenway. A building at 132 Brookline Ave. would house 170 high-end apartments and include retail space on the first floor. A street over, on the corner of Boylston and Van Ness streets, another building would hold 150 luxury apartments, 200,000 square feet …

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designboston 2010-06-18 13:01:38
Since moving his studio from Fort Point to Jamaica Plain, Quentin Kelley’s been busy introducing new pieces to Infusion Furniture, his line of handmade, modern furniture. Quentin was nice enough to send over photos of his newest pieces, continuing on his theme of clean, modern lines built with old-world craftsmanship. I especially like the Glass Top Dining Table (above). With a clear, …

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designboston 2010-05-25 20:22:02
I went to Porter Exchange in Cambridge with my friend Jeff this afternoon for lunch — some of the best, least expensive sushi around the city is served there. On the way out, Jeff noticed a sale sign in the window of Kitty Haas’s jewelry shop. Knowing that Kitty isn’t known to need to put her unique jewelry on sale before …

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designboston 2010-05-23 21:28:31
If you’re like me then you have fond memories of your first Barbie Dreamhouse.  The layout was alright, the furniture was bland and uninspired, and worst of all everything was pink.  Pink isn’t for everyone, so thankfully there’s brinca dada. brinca dada (pronounced (BREEN-kuh DEY-duh) is the brainchild of Douglas Rollins and Tim Boyle.  Simply put, they make toys that real people …

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designboston 2010-05-23 19:54:25
Pretty in 672 C pastel pink to be precise.  The first pieces that struck my eye at this year’s ICFF were the Pantone Folding Chairs produced through Seletti of Italy.  I’m normally not one to gush over a folding chair but this is pretty neat.  These metal and synthetic leather chairs utilize the Pantone color system to great effect. Seeing them stacked …

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designboston 2010-05-21 18:51:49
It’s Friday at Design Boston… which means it’s time to get distracted by shiny objects! Shiny object number one? The sun. Which is high in the sky as I type. It’s a GORGEOUS day in Boston, and I’m terribly sorry for anyone who doesn’t live here. Mind you, when the wind starts to blow rain horizontally at my face, I may find …

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designboston 2010-05-19 17:45:38
ICFF 2010 has come and gone and it was quite a show.  Gradon and I went down on Saturday and managed to do the show and five parties in under ten hours.  We saw the good and not so good.  I think it’s important to highlight the contrasts between this year’s show and the last.  Gone were the dour faces and …

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