Category Archives: Design and Art

This eye contains 1.2 million books!

Dutch firm MVRDV has built a spectacular public library that looks like a huge eye, as part of a new cultural district in Tianjin, China. Located in the Binhai Cultural District, Tianjin Binhai Library is one of a cluster of … Continue reading

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Buy it new, or used?

Here’s something you may have missed from the Money page.   Experienced shoppers weigh the pros and cons of thrift-store finds. Bedbugs. Weird smells. The possibility of imminent breakdowns. People have all sorts of excuses for not buying used stuff. Those … Continue reading

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LEGO House connects architecture and play

The home of the LEGO brick opens in Billund, Denmark. Are you ready to play?   Photo by Iwan Baan BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group and LEGO bring the toy scale of the classic LEGO brick to architectural scale with LEGO House, forming … Continue reading

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Power up for the 2017 Seattle Design Festival

Design in Public will offer a free Sneak Peek of the 2017 Seattle Design Festival from 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 15 at 1010 Western Ave. in Seattle. Festival staff and organizers will provide an overview of this year’s festival, … Continue reading

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Save your PARK(ing) spot for September

In past years, PARK(ing) Day parklet pop-ups have included streets lined with art studios, bowling alleys, mini golf courses, bubble gardens, urban farms, and places to lounge and relax.  Seattle has participated in the international PARK(ing) Day event since 2007. … Continue reading

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