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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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A Wizard Named Ozwald

A Wizard Named Ozwald

JN November 28, 2012 0

As editor of GreatDesign, I enjoy chasing the complicated parts of how design is more than intent and purpose. Nuance, connections, history, relevance, passion, prophet. Sage, wizard, magician, entrepreneur, rebel, technology, talent. Not sure

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Cycle de Roma

Cycle de Roma

Great Design November 22, 2012 0

Italian brand Rizoma and designer Dirk Bikkembergs have confidently infused great design into the new 77/011 Metropolitan Bike. Whether you’re commuting to Rome or touring in Venice, this light-weight two-wheeler ensures you’ll arrive in style. At the

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Two French Feet on American Soil

Two French Feet on American Soil

Great Design November 14, 2012 0

Her silhouette, from any angle, says Paris. Broody intelligent eyes, the studied messy coif, good flat stomach, legs legs legs.  When an abundance of style meets the strong understanding of how bravura can alter

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At Carhartt, Authentic Tough becomes Fashionable

At Carhartt, Authentic Tough becomes Fashionable

Great Design November 6, 2012 1

Whether it’s Anderson Cooper sporting a spiffy storm jacket or a suburban skateboarder in a pair of rigid Klondike pants, Carhartt is busy expanding its tough, working class appeal to a much broader base. His baseball

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Brilliant Architecture in a Hallucinating Climate

Brilliant Architecture in a Hallucinating Climate

Great Design November 2, 2012 0

Another ravishing dream home caught our attention. The brilliant masterminds from Tate Studio Architects completed the Pass Residence, an enchanting spot, “lost” in the middle of the arid region of Arizona. With a specific mysticism, the site is

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How to Transcend a Cosmic Fairy Tale

How to Transcend a Cosmic Fairy Tale

Great Design November 2, 2012 1

In this brilliant piece from Pitchfork, Laura Snapes follows Natasha Khan’s  journey from post-tour crash to Roald Dahl inspiration. With Bat for Lashes new album The Haunted Man, it’s obvious Khan has also discovered

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Sex and the Glissade

Sex and the Glissade

Great Design September 21, 2012 0

If we are doing our job correctly, then GreatDesign should celebrate creativity, especially when it crosses two highly visual disciplines.  In this case, it’s dress and dance. As the dancers graced the Lincoln Center

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Marc Newson: A New Handbook for Creative Inspiration

Marc Newson: A New Handbook for Creative Inspiration

Great Design September 7, 2012 0

Marc Newson, never shy about stretching the limits of our imagination, has brought us fascinating timepieces, boats, planes and even a spaceship. His creativity takes us from mass-produced objects to fashion to limited edition

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Shut Your Pie Hole

Shut Your Pie Hole

JN August 8, 2012 0

I recently had supper with someone semi-famous, who works closely with someone famous. Do I have your attention? The evening was filled healthy with conversation. Heavy-duty humor that nestled right up against the biting kind

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