Can You Match These Eyeglasses with Their Renowned Designers?

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                                Shall we play a game, one delivered by way of eyewear brand <a href="https://www.jins.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">JINS</a> and the <a href="https://store.moma.org/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">MoMA Design Store</a>? Can you match the following eyewear with their designer for a special pop-up store in NYC? Konstantin Grcic, Jasper Morrison, Alberto Meda, and Michele De Lucchi:

Need a hint? Here are some profile photos of each designer wearing their specs.

From top left: Alberto Meda, Jasper Morrison, Konstantin Grcic, and Michele De Lucchi

Product and furniture designer Jasper Morrison’s New Normal collection is characterized by an almost normcore simplicity, while Konstantin Grcic’s ALL ROUND spectacles sit on the other end with spectacularly round frames (my personal favorite, especially in the largest diameter).

Italian industrial designer Alberto Meda’s Almost Organic lightweight aluminum and titanium construction look every bit the style of a talent that came out of a mechanical engineering background, with Italian architect Michele De Lucchi’s We are all designers of ourselves collection (shown

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Renewable energy production overtakes coal nationwide

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/75/75fdd0b8cd61d1e0b43a94b2c288e4f5.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><em>America's coal industry has already been left in the dust by natural gas. Now it's under immense pressure from the renewable energy boom.

The renewable energy sector had slightly more installed capacity than coal in April, according to a Federal Energy Regulatory Commission report.

Surging renewable energy production capabilities have finally overtopped coal-fired power production in the United States in recent months, a historic first. The milestone is the latest development in a decade-long slide for coal-fired energy production, which peaked in 2008.

CNN reports that coal consumption has fallen 39% since then, while energy generated from solar, wind, and other renewable sources has climbed ever higher. Energy production capabilities from renewable sources now slightly exceed those of coal, a discrepancy that is expected to continue to climb. No new coal-fired power plants were put online last year, for example, while renewable energy potentials soared during the same Continue reading “Renewable energy production overtakes coal nationwide”

Ermenegildo Zegna releases latest customisable sneaker My Claudio

My Claudio by Ermenegildo Zegna


Dezeen promotion: Ermenegildo Zegna has unveiled My Claudio, its latest range of personalised trainers available in a striking array of colour combinations. Read more


Pair Makes Adaptable Workspaces Possible

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                                San Francisco-based <a href="https://www.madebypair.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Pair</a> was co-founded by the duo behind contract furniture dealer, <a href="http://twofurnish.com/#header"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">two</a>, who bring forth their experience and knowledge in this ever-growing and evolving sector. With furniture options that solve the open floor plan vs. closed office debate, they go beyond that by creating solutions for companies whose needs continually change.

Co-founder Brian Wilson shares thoughts on the concept behind Pair:

Some of our hyper fast-growing clients that are scaling are challenged with building spaces that meet the needs of who they might be in 6-12 months. How do you anticipate the needs of departments that don’t even exist? We have seen companies add fixed higher screens or bringing versions of panels back, but that might not be the answer for the next occupant or department that would move into that space. The vision we have is help creating more control or flexibility. Screens that can hang or

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Microsoft and Kano partner on build-your-own PC for children

Microsoft and Kano partner on build-your-own PC


Kids can now build their own fully functional Windows 10 PC tablet laptop, using this powerful new kit by creative-tech toy company Kano. Read more


Where does Philadelphia’s I-95 cap park stand?

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/d1/d1bc9bdcf2e2a483acdea21a10231741.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><em>The opening of I-95 in Philadelphia 40 years ago cut the city&rsquo;s waterfront neighborhoods off from their source. For more than a decade, the city has been planning a fix: a new park at Penn&rsquo;s Landing that would cap a stretch of the highway and again connect Old City with the Delaware River.</p></em><br /><br /><p>A recent report from <em>The Philadelphia Inquirer </em>recaps the city's long-running effort to build a pedestrian plaza over Interstate-95 linking downtown&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/123490/philadelphia" rel="nofollow" >Philadelphia</a> with an existing waterfront park at Penn's Landing and the Delaware River.

Designed by Hargreaves Associates, the proposed 4-acre park has been in the planning stages for nearly a decade and is moving slowly but surely toward construction. 

Standard Arts adorns apartment in David Chipperfield’s The Bryant tower in Manhattan

The Bryant New York City model residence by Standard Arts and David Chipperfield


A model unit within David Chipperfield’s new residential tower in Midtown Manhattan has been furnished with whimsical decor and colourful artwork selected by the curatorial firm Standard Arts. Read more


Haawe Hotel: Themed Rooms Inspired by the Nature of Lapland

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                                While many guests travel to the Lapland to stay in glass resorts or transparent igloos to watch the Northern lights, few know how uncomfortable these accommodation options can be in the summer. With up to 24 hours of daylight in the long summer days, the panoramic panes of glass in your treehouse igloo that let you gaze at the Northern lights actually turn your room into a hot, too-bright glasshouse.

If I’ve now made a strong case for ceilings, then here’s another tip: You don’t have to stay in an igloo to get the Lapland experience. Don’t get me wrong, I’d choose an igloo or a cabin in the forest in the winter, but if you’re visiting in the summer, a boutique hotel in Rovaniemi, Finland, might be just your thing.

Haawe Boutique Apart Hotel is part apartment-to-call-home and part hotel. The first thing I noticed was that our fridge

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President Trump targets preservation, zoning, and rent control regulations

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/42/42e233fdd5cdee97a8dda9ea88924738.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" />President <a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/881295/president-donald-trump" rel="nofollow" >Donald Trump</a> issued an executive order that establishes a White House Council focused on "eliminating regulatory barriers to <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/322270/housing-crisis" rel="nofollow" >affordable housing</a>." The council is to be chaired by the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Ben Carson.

The order reads: “These regulatory barriers include: overly restrictive zoning and growth management controls; rent controls; cumbersome building and rehabilitation codes; excessive energy and water efficiency mandates; unreasonable maximum-density allowances; historic preservation requirements; overly burdensome wetland or environmental regulations; outdated manufactured-housing regulations and restrictions; undue parking requirements; cumbersome and time-consuming permitting and review procedures; tax policies that discourage investment or reinvestment; overly complex labor requirements; and inordinate impact or developer fees.”

The order adds, “These regulatory barriers increase the costs associated with development, and, as a result, d…

Meet Nisswa, an Eco-Friendly Outdoor Collection

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                                While most may know them for their adirondack chairs, <a href="https://lolldesigns.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Loll Designs</a> recently launched a new collection – <a href="https://lolldesigns.com/product-category/collections/nisswa/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Nisswa</a>. Named after a lake town in northern Minnesota, it&#8217;s a set of eco-friendly outdoor furniture that&#8217;s maintenance-free and made in the USA. Nisswa is their first cushioned sofa and lounge, and it&#8217;s designed especially for backyard lounging and gathering.

A 3-seat sofa, lounge chair, and ottoman make up the collection with both seating options boasting extra wide arms. The pieces in the Nisswa collection allow you to choose from nine frame colors that are made from 100% recycled plastic, while the thick cushions are made of durable Sunbrella fabric that’s available in a whopping 27 color combinations.

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Meet Nisswa, an Eco-Friendly Outdoor Collection

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                                While most may know them for their adirondack chairs, <a href="https://lolldesigns.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Loll Designs</a> recently launched a new collection – <a href="https://lolldesigns.com/product-category/collections/nisswa/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Nisswa</a>. Named after a lake town in northern Minnesota, it&#8217;s a set of eco-friendly outdoor furniture that&#8217;s maintenance-free and made in the USA. Nisswa is their first cushioned sofa and lounge, and it&#8217;s designed especially for backyard lounging and gathering.

A 3-seat sofa, lounge chair, and ottoman make up the collection with both seating options boasting extra wide arms. The pieces in the Nisswa collection allow you to choose from nine frame colors that are made from 100% recycled plastic, while the thick cushions are made of durable Sunbrella fabric that’s available in a whopping 27 color combinations.

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Snøhetta unveils pentagonal walker’s cabin overlooking Oslofjord

Fuglemyrhytta self-service cabin overlooking the Oslofjord in Norway by Snøhetta


Fuglemyrhytta is a self-service cabin designed by Snøhetta for walkers trekking near Vettakollen, Norway, to take advantage of the views across the Oslofjord. Read more


The Heart of the City

The Heart of the City: Creating Vibrant Downtowns for a New Century
Alexander Garvin
Island Press, May 2019

Paperback | 6 x 9 inches | 264 pages | 100 illustrations | English | ISBN: 9781610919494 | $30.00

Publisher Description:

Downtowns are more than economic engines: they are repositories of knowledge and culture and generators of new ideas, technology, and ventures. They are the heart of the city that drives its future. If we are to have healthy downtowns, we need to understand what downtown is all about; how and why some American downtowns never stopped thriving (such as San Jose and Houston), some have been in decline for half a century (including Detroit and St. Louis), and still others are resurging after temporary decline (many, including Lower Manhattan and Los Angeles). The downtowns that are prospering are those that more easily adapt to changing needs and lifestyles.

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San Kim channels fetishistic Freudian theories in inflatable fashion collection


University of Westminster student San Kim presented a line of inflatable couture for his graduate fashion collection inspired by Freudian theories of psychosexual development. Read more


A Video Interview with 3XN Founder on Sustainable Design Principles

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© International Olympic Committee (IOC) / MORK, Adam

Louisiana Channel has released their latest video interview with 3XN founder Kim Herforth Nielsen, in which she reflects on the firm’s design for the Olympic House, the new headquarters for the International Olympic Committee, which is heralded as one of the world’s most sustainable buildings.

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Paris plans to go green by planting “urban forest” around architectural landmarks

Paris reveals plans to plant trees by landmark architecture


Paris has unveiled plans to plant trees and gardens alongside four of its historic sites to improve the air quality and address climate change. Read more


Paris plans to go green by planting “urban forest” around architectural landmarks

Paris reveals plans to plant trees by landmark architecture


Paris has unveiled plans to plant trees and gardens alongside four of its historic sites to improve the air quality and address climate change. Read more


Marmalade Lane Cohousing Development / Mole Architects

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© David Butler

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Brass elements appear inside Moscow office by Alexander Volkov Architects

NV-9 office by Alexander Volkov Architects


Golden-hued volumes and a huge rotunda-like frame help arrange the layout of this office in Moscow, Russia, designed by Alexander Volkov Architects. Read more


Foster + Partners, Steven Spielberg, and Immersive Team Up for Universal Sphere

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Courtesy of Immersive

Foster+Partners and Immersive have joined forces with Steven Spielberg to create a digital entertainment experience for the Comcast Technology Center in Philadelphia. Immersive, recognized as a world leader in the design and production of experimental media installations, conceived the installation having been approached by Foster + Partners in 2016 to create a multimedia experience that would embody the Comcast Technology Center’s focus on innovation.

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