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Cartouche with a papal crown and emblems of death
A Papal Graveyard
This is a design for a cartouche by the French académician, ornemaniste, and painter Jacques de Lajoüe (1687- 1761). It was etched by Gabriel Huquier as plate 4 in his Second book of Cartouches (Deuxième livre de Cartouches), which was published in 1734 (as established by Roland Michel). The ascribed date locates this at a...
Elevation drawing of an opulent bedroom in the Hotel de Soubise, Paris
A Princely Bedroom
The Hôtel de Soubise is a familiar sight for many researchers of French history. Located at 60 rue des Francs-Bourgeois in the 3rd Arrondissement, the building is now used as one of the main branches of the French National Archives. This drawing after the French architect Germain Boffrand  (1667- 1754) shows an elevation of the...
Design Talks: Clive Wilkinson
National Design Award winner Clive Wilkinson is an architect, designer, writer and strategist with particular expertise in the application of urban design thinking to interior design, specifically in workplace and educational communities. He's created unique spaces for Google, Nokia, and Disney. In 2005, Clive was inducted into the Interior Design 'Hall of Fame'. In 2006,...
2011 National Design Awards: Interior Design Award – Shelton, Mindel & Associates
Shelton, Mindel & Associates is this year’s recipient of the Interior Design Award. Established in 1978, the firm is a leader in architectural, interior, and product solutions. Peter Shelton and Lee Mindel have applied their passion for building unified environments to the firm’s portfolio of projects, which includes the design of the Polo/Ralph Lauren headquarters...
Cooper-Hewitt: The Interiors of Charles Rohlfs – Joseph Cunningham
Charles Rohlfs (1853-1936) ranks as among the most innovative furniture makers from the period around 1900. Praised by the international press and exhibited in the United States and Europe, his exquisite designs reflect a unique mix of styles, including the Aesthetic Movement, Arts and Crafts, Art Nouveau and proto-modernism. Despite the fame of his work...
Cooper-Hewitt: Designing the Modern Kids’ Rooms with Cookie Magazine (Pt2 of 2)
Cookie Magazine, the stylish parenting magazine for the new mom and dad, fills its pages and website with gorgeous, fanciful, and delightful examples of kids’ rooms. Join Cookie Home Editor, Kiera Coffee, for a presentation by selected kids’ room designers including Adam Weintraub and Mishi Hosono from KOKO Architecture, Jennifer Ward from MINOR DETAILS, and...
Cooper-Hewitt: Designing the Modern Kids’ Rooms with Cookie Magazine (Pt1 of 2)
Cookie Magazine, the stylish parenting magazine for the new mom and dad, fills its pages and website with gorgeous, fanciful, and delightful examples of kids’ rooms. Join Cookie Home Editor, Kiera Coffee, for a presentation by selected kids’ room designers including Adam Weintraub and Mishi Hosono from KOKO Architecture, Jennifer Ward from MINOR DETAILS, and...
2010 National Design Awards: Interior Design – William Sofield
The recipient of the 2010 Interior Design Award is William Sofield. William Sofield is known for his unique take on modernism. His holistic approach is grounded on craft and materials, creating highly original and welcoming spaces. Some of his projects are retail boutiques for Tom Ford, Bottega Veneta, Yves St. Laurent, and Gucci, as well...
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July 24: Design in D.C.
Plans are taking shape for the July 24th public programs in Washington, D.C., celebrating the 10th annual National Design Awards. These events will take place from 10 to 11 a.m. at museums around the Mall. First Lady Michelle Obama will host the White House ceremony for the winners and finalists later in the day. Each...
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National Design Awards: Finalists
The winner and two finalists of the Corporate Achievement category are, together, quite different from the winners of the past. As a whole, they represent what is possible at a smaller scale. The Walker does its amazing work in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Heath Ceramics has been handcrafting tiles and tableware in the same way for over...