Articles tagged Opinion

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‘Designers have not paid much attention to creating a vibrant store atmosphere’

Tokyo – In this essay, originally featured in our book about Schemata Architects, founder Jo Nagasaka discusses the role of retail design vs smartphones.

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‘There’s a European snobbery towards Americans in terms of culture and creation’

Paris – Alexandre de Betak rewrote the fashion-show playbook. Now he wants to apply his rebellious approach to other fields.  

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These new catch-all spaces are addressing millennial loneliness

As loneliness is on the rise among people under 35, several catch-all daytime and night-time spaces provide an opportunity to create instant communities.

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We need to stop shaming those who want to work lying down

Amsterdam – Work is about to hit the floor, and office spaces need to prepare not just for horizontal chairs, but for a change in mindset that can allow this working style to …

Andrée Putman died at 87 in Paris on 19 January 2013. Photo by Pierre et Gilles.
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Andrée Putman Dies at 87

To those who think the best success comes early and simply, let the life and work of the legendary Andrée Putman be a weighty antidote.

'Amy—Blue’ (Amy Winehouse) by Marlene Dumas, 2011 © Marlene Dumas
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Opinion: Amy—Blue by Marlene Dumas

Britain's National Portrait Gallery has purchased a painting of Amy Winehouse by contemporary giant Marlene Dumas, titled Amy—Blue, the third of the Gallery’s portraits of the late soul singer.