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February 2014

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February 2014 Features

A look at how American architects and designers are helping to spur a new wave of innovation in the Middle East.
Culture can be a tricky thing to pin down. High culture, low culture, counter culture, tribal culture, work culture--it is a living, breathing, ethereal evolver, and none of us can claim that we belong to one simple variety. But one thing I know is clear: we are all bound together by the culture of design.
There’s nothing like a bit of travel to get your creative juices flowing. Check out these design-savvy hotels to find inspiration when you hit the road—and when you hit the hay.
Combining digital technology and tapestry, Danish textile artist Grethe Sørensen partners with Wolf-Gordon to revolutionize weaving for the 21st century.
We break down the fundamental differences between the four most common lighting options currently on the market: incandescents, halogens, CFLs, and LEDs.
I'm Humphrey, these are my barnyard pals, and we’re changing the face of children’s play areas with our larger-than life personas. Learn our story inside.
Modern and traditional meet in the new cafe located in the basement of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Stylt Trampoli’s storytelling approach brings the genius mind to life in the Cuckoo's Nest.
Washington, D.C.’s redesigned YMCA Anthony Bowen brings culture and community together.
Through eight years of red tape, economic shutdowns, and an eye-opening maze of cultural differences, here’s how designer Joni Vanderslice brought the five-star Tuscan resort Castello di Casole to life.
The complex and diverse trends found in the modern world are influencing the designs of our spaces in ways both big and small.
With high-end projects sprouting up all over China and India, now is a great time to explore the world of international practice. Here are a few tips for a smooth cultural assimilation.
With less than 1,000 days until the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, construction work is underway in the city’s Barra de Tijuca district, which will serve as the primary site for the sporting mega-event. A look at the master plan by AECOM.
Thanks to globalization and the internet, ideas are traveling wider and faster than at any point in history, giving design the opportunity to become a truly universal language—but is there a downside?
The yearly awards honor the best in contract and consumer design.

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