Build It Green NYC has transported more than 10 truckloads of treasure from dismantled New York landmarks to their salvage yards in Astoria, Queens, Gowanus, and Brooklyn. Now on sale, the loot, released by The Landmarks Preservation Commission, includes carved mantels, wood columns, chandeliers, mahogany wall paneling, dozens of doors, bathtubs and more. If you’ve ever coveted aread ON
“A portrait of one of the world’s premier architects, HOW MUCH DOES YOUR BUILDING WEIGH, MR. FOSTER? follows Norman Foster’s unending quest to improve the quality of life through design. By investigating his origins to how his dreams and influences inspired the design of emblematic projects such as the world’s largest building to itsread ON
Designed by Jean-Louis Frechin from NoDesign, WaNetLight is composed of 25 blown glass tubes filled with 5 LED lights each. Each light can be individually piloted with a remote device (e.g. a Wiimote) allowing for almost endless lighting possibilities. Just another example of how technology continues to drive our objets d’art to interact with us on an increasingly emotional/human level.
Maison&Objet, one of the most influential design trade shows of the year, runs from January 20-24, 2012 at the Villepinte exhibition center in Paris, France. IDS12, Canada’s largest contemporary design fair, will take place at the Direct Energy Centre in Toronto from January 26-29, 2012. IDS11 is where we discovered the Brothers Dressler andread ON
Welcome to the New York City apartment of Frank Carfaro, President and Creative Director of the SOHO furniture company, Desiron. Two years ago Carfaro purchased this one bedroom apartment for $585,000 only to spend an additional $150,000 on a gut renovation. His goal? To create the mood of a “super-luxe hotel”. Today, complete with old bar stools,read ON
For more than half a century, Philip Johnson was one of the most influential figures in American Architecture and design. He won the first Pritzker Architecture Prize for lifetime achievement as well as the Gold Medal of the American Institute of Architects. We all know him well for the Seagram Building (which he builtread ON