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The recent slowing of the U.S. economy has not impaired the design sector according to the May edition of ASID’s Interior Design Billings Index (IDBI), which came in at t ...

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Student co-founder of ‘CreatePlay’ awarded RIBA scholarship

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and architecture firm AHR (formerly Aedas UK) have chosen Chloe Anderson as the 2014/15 beneficiary of the highly coveted RIBA AHR Stephen Williams Scholarship, currently the most generous single scholarship the RIBA makes to students in financial need. The scholarship will offer Anderson personal academic mentoring by a member of staff at AHR and a £5,000 grant towards her studies. “I am beyond chuffed to ...

New face at the helm of Architecture & Design at MoMA

Martino Stierli has been named The Philip Johnson Chief Curator of Architecture and Design at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York City. Currently the Swiss National Science Foundation Professor at the Institute of Art History of the University of Zurich, Stierli teaches the history of modern architecture, and will move stateside to begin his new position in March. Martino Stierli “Since its inception, MoMA has presented groundbreaking exhibitions that ...

The “BIG” Maze opens at the National Building Museum

A life-size indoor maze created by BIG (Bjarke Ingels Group) is amusing visitors at the National Building Museum in Washington and offering a glimpse into the upcoming BIG exhibition at the Museum, set to open early next year. Inspired by ancient labyrinths, gardens and hedge mazes of 17th- to 18th-century Europe and modern American corn mazes, the maze’s cube-like form hides the final reveal behind its 20-foot-tall walls. On the inside, the walls slowly descend ...

Two textiles enter Cooper Hewitt’s permanent collection

Silver Check and Pinstripe mesh fabrics, designed by fabric futurist Elizabeth Whelan for Humanscale, have been selected by the Smithsonian’s Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum as exemplars of contemporary textiles—and have become part of its permanent collection. Deputy Curatorial Director and Head of Textiles at Cooper Hewitt Matilda McQuaid said in a letter to Whelan,“[The textiles] will help to tell an often overlooked angle of the story of furn...

Nearly 20 new design stores and showrooms to check out

It’s evident that business is good as nearly 20 new retail stores and trade showrooms have opened or are getting set to open across the country and abroad in the next few months. This list is part of an ongoing series of showroom openings by region, highlighting new resources available to designers, this time in New York, California, Connecticut, Chicago, Denver, Toronto and Dubai. New York The D&D Building is set to welcome a few new showrooms later thi...

Luxe Interiors + Design officially debuts in the Bay Area

Earlier this week, Luxe San Francisco’s inaugural edition hit newsstands with a total of 314 pages of high-end homes and swanky designer projects as well as 170 advertising pages from both local and national partners. "The level of design talent in San Francisco and the Bay Area is impressive, and we are excited to cover some of the dynamic projects happening locally,” said Pamela Jaccarino, VP, Editor-in-Chief of Luxe Interiors + Design. “Wit...

Designers drop in for “Cocktails & Contracts” by LAUNCH

Following the LAUNCH: Digital Marketing class put on by Editor at Large, designers gathered once again this month to learn the ins and outs of putting together an airtight contract with Attorney David Adler while sipping Mixcraft cocktails. To begin, Adler broke down the meaning of a contract and explained why it’s so important for every designer to have one. He then took attendees through a sample contract, section by section, and explained everything that should b...

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Designers celebrate opening night at Traditional Home's Hampton Designer Showhouse (Bridgehampton, NY, July 2014)
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