Paraskevi Tarani

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Daily Design Inspiration

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Richard Meier Makes Major Donation to Cornell

On the occasion of his firm's 55th anniversary, the legendary architect gives back to his alma mater<p>"It was just a wonderful place to study," recalls the architect Richard Meier of his time at Cornell University. Today, Meier will announce a major gift to his alma mater. The donation (of which a …

These Delicate Illustrations Turn Images of Urban Density into Art

Trained in Architecture, Urban Design, and Theory, Alina Sonea illustrates the complex and often paradoxical nature of the cities we inhabit. The …

The European Design Trends You'll See Everywhere in 2018

AD finds the best to come from Paris Déco Off<p>Each year, Paris Déco Off showcases the best new fabrics from manufacturers around the world. This year was no exception. With hundreds of companies releasing thousands of new patterns and textures, there's lots to look forward to in 2018. <i>AD</i> Market …

The Cult Writer You Haven’t Heard Of — Yet

<b>The Cult Writer You Haven’t Heard Of—Yet</b>The editor of the new Ann Quin collection, ‘The Unmapped Country,’ talks about a writer whose moment is long …

Why We Forget Most of the Books We Read

... and the movies and TV shows we watch<p>Pamela Paul’s memories of reading are less about words and more about the experience. “I almost always remember where I was and I remember the book itself. I remember the physical object,” says Paul, the editor of <i>The New York Times Book Review</i>, who reads, it …

The Brain

Mikhail Baryshnikov finds a meeting of poetic souls at heart of 'Brodsky'

On a trip to St. Petersburg, Russia a number of years ago, I visited the house museum of Anna Akhmatova, perhaps the greatest Russian poet of the …

Inside London’s Startling Architectural Transformation

On the heels of America’s $1 billion embassy, a host of massive projects—including new headquarters for Apple and Bloomberg—promises to change the capital city forever<p>Amid wars, fires, austerity, and now Brexit, London has shown a remarkable capacity for reinvention—with the support of key friends …

Decentralization 2.0: Beyond the semi-monopolies of Uber and Airbnb

Four years ago, on Christmas Eve in my small hometown of Yakutsk, the temperature fell down to freezing -45°C and all the local taxi services simultaneously doubled their prices — leaving loads of people stranded in the Siberian winter.<p>Angry and frustrated, a bunch of students formed a public group …

Airbnb drops 4,760 San Francisco listings in light of new home rental laws

If you're an Airbnb host that rents out your residence in San Francisco, you might be affected by a new set of laws recently implemented by the city. …

6 perfectly imperfect pieces to make your home a Wabi Sabi wonderland

As much as minimalism makes for some highly Instagrammable decluttered spaces—complete with Wes Anderson–esque clean lines of symmetry—there <i>is</i> …

Perkins+Will is Creating a Whole New World for the Suzhou Science & Technology Museum

Perkins+Will is creating a whole new world 62 miles northwest of Shanghai for the Suzhou Science & Technology Museum. Inspired by shan sui, the …

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