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Vincent Van Duysen

Vincent Van Duysen

Great Design May 20, 2016 0

Vincent Van Duysen was born 1962 in Lokeren, Belgium. He attended school at the Architecture Institute Saint-Lucas in Ghent and founded his Antwerp design studio in 1990. From the onset, Mr. Van Duysen enjoyed

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Talent + Freckles = Eddie Redmayne

Talent + Freckles = Eddie Redmayne

Great Design December 17, 2012 2

THERE were bigger movie stars milling around the Sunset Tower here last weekend, but this night was all about Eddie. He was tucked in a dimly lighted corner of the hotel’s plush restaurant, but

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Glass Attains a New Behavior

Glass Attains a New Behavior

Great Design December 3, 2012 0

When the glass of your iPhone (or favorite tablet or gadget) is swiped, your body causes an electrical circuit to close behind the screen’s surface transforming motion into data. So how does a project shelved

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The Grandfather of Great Design

The Grandfather of Great Design

Great Design November 19, 2012 0

Dieter Rams defined great design by saying, ‘It does not make a product more innovative, powerful or valuable than it really is. It does not attempt to manipulate the consumer with promises that cannot

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Nike and Apple Team Up for the New Fuelband

Nike and Apple Team Up for the New Fuelband

Great Design November 7, 2012 0

Apple added the Nike+ FuelBand to its online store this morning, with two new colors and availability not only in the U.S., but in the U.K. and Canada, too. In addition to Apple Store shelves, the

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Clearing Land Mines With Low Tech Tumbleweed

Clearing Land Mines With Low Tech Tumbleweed

Great Design November 5, 2012 3

Often Great Design is Simple Design, the best laid plans are often the most obvious (so obvious that most of us miss it).  Massoud Hassani has taken a simple design and made it Great

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Elevated Above the Daily

Elevated Above the Daily

JN November 1, 2012 0

And then, sometimes, we are invited to see things in a distinctive way. The inclusion can feel democratic, innovative, even charming. When it works we feel elevated above the daily, slightly manipulated and a

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Unaltered Plans – Rebuilding the Zachary House

Unaltered Plans – Rebuilding the Zachary House

Great Design October 16, 2012 0

Shortly after graduating from the Harvard Graduate School of Design, Stephen Atkinson begged his father to build what would become the original Zachary House. The dogtrot-style  cabin was completed in 1999 but subsequently destroyed in 2005 upon

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Brooklyn Distilled

Brooklyn Distilled

D Callahan October 5, 2012 1

Brooklyn is no stranger to the food and beverage scene. From the old school classics like Peter Luger’s Steak House, Junior’s, and Nathan’s hot dogs, to the new brewer boom with the likes of

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Brooklyn is an Idea

Brooklyn is an Idea

Great Design September 28, 2012 0

Brooklyn is neither a town or a borough, it’s an idea.  Born from a family of five, its essence comes from working class roots.  It’s ideals are original, made manifest from air, land and

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