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Retooling history

Fuelled by seven million dollars in venture capital, Artsy, the online information platform, has created The Art Genome Project, a powerful and flexible taxonomy that is enhancing the way we access and organise all the world’s art and design.

 

Design / Jonathan Olivares

 

The flux of human life

One of few women architects in America during the ’60s and ’70s, Mary Otis Stevens tells Domus about the stages in her extraordinary life: the revolutionary Lincoln House, the years at MIT, the founding of i Press and its series on the human environment, and her more recent civil and cultural endeavours.

 

Architecture / Pelin Tan Ute Meta Bauer

Parrish Art Museum

Herzog & de Meuron's new Parrish Art Museum's seemingly simplistic form allows — and then overturns — superficial first impressions, implicitly critiquing contemporary architecture's obsession with iconic form.

 

Architecture / Matthew Allen

 

Design your life

A conversation with Richard Saul Wurman — founder of TED, a conference that since 1984 has evolved into one of the world's most eagerly anticipated and influentials summits — allows Brendan McGetrick to distill the seven secrets of a "Highly Effective Person".

 

Design / Brendan McGetrick

 

A chair for all Seasons

Three years of experimentation have led Jonathan Olivares to develop the new OAC for Knoll, an ultra-light aluminium chair for indoors and outdoors.

 

Design / Alexandra Lange

Unpacking my library: Eva Franch i Gilabert

The literary diet of Eva Franch, director of Storefront for Art and Architecture, is almost as diverse as her legendary wardrobe—which is largely the product of her own sartorial prowess.

 

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