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    What Can Design Do, Really? | New England Home

    by Louis Postel | Trade Secrets in New England Home| August 2016 Newton, MA-based architect and artist Lisa Reindorf and her partner Mitchell Goldman of Goldman Reindorf Architects have been consulting on a new film called Cortex with Josh Lucas premiering next year. Does not such a project point to the future of design itself, how the neurons and synapses…

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    Feel the Blur     

      by Louis Postel in Showboats International June 2016                     As luxury items become increasingly globalized and mass marketed, Ikat is leading the opposition. On a field of snow and frozen mud, Uzbek horsemen of Central Asia play a form of polo with a goat carcass. Another stands apart, about to release a falcon…

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    New Partner Feels Lost

    Dear Louis: Are we a professional organization, or are we a business? As far as our architectural practice is concerned both models seem to be trading in degraded currency. I find myself wracked with anxiety over this question, as I nurture our ideas and projects, often rooted in strange places with strange languages throughout the world. While I am amassing…

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    Why Can’t We All Have 100 Acres?

    Liliane Wong runs the Interior Architecture Department at the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence where she has been teaching since 1998. Though there’s no apparent connection between her early interest in pure mathematics and what she does now, it’s not hard to imagine one. “I was interested in describing the changing shapes of clouds as they moved through…

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    Power Play

    There’s something about table games that makes you want to hide them away as soon as you’ve extruded as much fun as possible out of them. An air of abandonment soon settles on the same surfaces that once held such fascination. Foosball, ping-pong, pinball, even billiards become sad stowaways, consigned to the shadowy margins of life’s voyage. But that’s about…

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    Welcome to the New New England

    Wealthy people from abroad, high-tech entrepreneurs, thousands of moneyed folk are discovering New England: its frothy mix of culture and clam chowder. Not only are they discovering, they are settling in – buying up houses, condos and pied a terres, recharging that culture as they go. Designers and architects are adapting.  The design vocabulary of new money’s characteristically baroque, artistic-leaning…

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    Cliché Riddance

    This coming year, let us resolve to make even better use of social media in engaging others and building relationships critical to our business. Moreover, let us acknowledge that social media itself is changing, and that quality content is steadily eclipsing the many marketing gimmicks out there meant to automatically increase our volume of “friends” and followers. One prompts us…

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    You Look Mahvelous! Social Media Tip 106

        Dear Friends, This tip concerns our profile photos elicited by Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter. I hate being photographed. More precisely, my body hates it. My eyes just automatically shut. Photographers need duct tape to keep them open. I am not alone in that department. All the same, everyone needs a good headshot. But why? Isn't our culture already choking to…