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The Future of Handwriting

This is the second in our Future Of series, where we analyze and dissect one facet of life that’s been impacted by digital technology. Today, we look at handwriting.<p>From the ancient scripts of Sumerian 3,000 years before Christ, through the dawn of the Greek alphabet and onto the ballpoint-toting, …

Niche Networks: Why Zapnito Wants to Quieten the Web

He served as CTO for a premier conference company and grew projects valued at up to $1 billion.<p>So why did Charles Thiede use paternity leave to quieten the Internet?<p>“Google+ has 400 million registered users,” he says. “Facebook has 1 billion users. The user is the product. I use these tools, get …

Dots & suede

Dots & suede

Volvo Concept Coupe

Whether or not you'll miss the characteristically boxy shape of the 240s and 640s of yesterday, it's time to say goodbye for good — the Volvo Concept …

Voting is on now - see the shortlist in the Ketel One Modern Craft Project: Vote for your favourite today, it takes 10 seconds (pictured: Uniic Team, Germany)

Stockholm Furniture Fair 2013

Stockholm Furniture Fair 2013<p>Design / /<p>Stockholm Furniture Fair may have had a big leaning towards office design this year, offering up and abundance of wooden conference tables, chairs and sound-proofing devices - but our top-scoring stand was rather more whimsical. UK-based design duo Raw-Edges …


Capel Manor House and Guest Pavilion, Kent

With its low, pared-down, glass-enclosed design, and leafy English countryside setting, Capel Manor House in Kent offered the ideal atmosphere for our 'A Private View' fashion shoot (March 2013 issue - out now).<p>Reminiscent of some of Mies van der Rohe's most iconic works, the main house was …

Jane Austen

Wallpaper's 28-page tribute to modernist architect Oscar Niemeyer

The great Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer died last December, a few days short of his 105th birthday. Niemeyer went his own sweet way with modernism, adding sensual curves to the strict lines, and in Brasilia, he imagined the perfect city.<p>Celebrated architectural photographer Todd Eberle has a …

São Paulo

'The Way We Live' by Iwan Baan at Perry Rubenstein Gallery, Los Angeles

Leaf through the pages of any architecture magazine and chances are you'll come across a photograph by Dutch photographer Iwan Baan. After just eight years in practice, Baan has set himself apart by adding a human element to the architectural works of such heavyweights as OMA, SANAA, Zaha Hadid, …


Hanare House by Schemata Architects, Isumi

A mountain site too small and steep for a crane was only part of the challenge that architect and designer Jo Nagasaka encountered when designing a weekend retreat in Isumi. Despite the additional lack of running water, gas and electricity, a Tokyo-based couple were adamant that this was to be the …


Eames Foundation sells prints in fundraising bid to save Eames House

The Eames Foundation is on a mission to save its modernist headquarters Eames House, an architectural masterpiece designed by Charles and Ray Eames after the Second World War.<p>The California-based foundation has teamed up with the digital marketing agency Nebo to produce limited-edition prints for …


Hey interior design fiends: See our highlights from the Stockholm Furniture Fair (Pictured: 'Kiki' sofa by Ilmari Tapiovaara, originally designed in 1960, and reissued in blue by Artek)

The former home of late architect Arthur Erickson faces an uncertain future

The late great Arthur Erickson, Canada's most renowned architect, was a jetsetter and a world traveller. He had an impressive list of international clients and hobnobbed with the likes of Pierre Trudeau, Margot Fonteyn and the Royal Family. But the place in his native Vancouver he called home - now …


The former home of renowned Canadian architect Arthur Erickson needs funds to support its maintenance & restoration

Sugamo Shinkin Bank, Ekoda branch, by Emmanuelle Moureaux, Tokyo

Japan-based French architect Emmanuelle Moureaux is no stranger to commercial interiors. The Sugamo Shinkin Bank commissioned the architect to design three of its Tokyo branches, including two new-builds in Tokiwadai and Niiza.<p>When the bank approached Moureaux to design a fourth branch, in Ekoda, …


Cape Town report: Design Indaba 2013 and highlights from Woodstock

As Cape Town prepares to succeed Helsinki in 2014 as the World Design Capital, the international design community are already locking down sunny soirées in their calendars. For many, though, this won’t be their first pilgrimage to the city: Design Indaba has been pulling in devotees for the past 18 …

Modern architecture in LA: a sneak preview of a new exhibition programme

Modern architecture in LA: a sneak preview of a new exhibition programme<p>Architecture /<p><b>RELATED TOPICS:</b> MODERNISM

Modern Art

Want Bad Advice? Ask A Journalist How To Find A Therapist (1 of 2)

That the world’s supply of advice often exceeds the competence of its suppliers was amply illustrated this past week by <i>NY Times</i> journalist Harriet Brown in “Looking for Evidence that Therapy Works.” Both ill-informed and with a potentially harmful conclusion, the article requires comment, two of …