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    Mix Master

    In his Crown Heights, Brooklyn, studio last year Charles Goldman was reading the New York Times. After weighing its symbolic value as a “spreader of information,” he launched a series of “plop sculptures” out of mashed issues of the Times. “Then I left a bucket overnight by accident,” Goldman recalls. “In the morning I kicked it over. The contents had become solid, and…

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    Messy, But Not Too

    A 3,500-acre retreat in the Western Ghats of India: a 100-room lodge, a spa with 12 villas, cultural programming demonstrating the role of the music, art, and literature in promoting a sustainable way of life. A  summons from the City of Philadelphia for growing grass over ten inches high around her house, as reported by Anne Raver in the New York…

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    Beauty and the Beasts: Exploring the Art and Architecture of Estate Agriculture

    By Louis Postel, as seen in New England Home, Special Spaces, November 2016 If you close your eyes and listen to the clip-clop of a great steed being led across the cobblestone courtyard with a three-spouted fountain playing counterpoint into a cistern behind, it’s easy to imagine yourself reincarnated as one of those riders born to royalty you read about…

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    Our Inner Cities | Louis Postel for New England Home, Feb 2017

    How do you paint what’s going on inside your skull? Heidi Whitman hails from a long line of artists who make such invisible things visible. In 14th century Florence, the architect and painter Giotto di Bondone thawed out frozen-faced divines with a human warmth. Impressionists such as Mary Cassatt and Henri Matisse infused pictures with light and movement. Later, in the…

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    Today’s Design Tack

    by Louis Postel | Trade Secrets | first published in New England Home, November 2016 “Are you calling about the Olympics?” asked designer Lynne Shore of Rhode Island Kitchen and Bath in Newport, RI. “So many reporters have been calling. It turns out the state of Rhode Island wants to give all its Olympic medalists special license plates, and there’s…

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    Major Mashups

    by Louis Postel as seen in Showboats International, November 2016 The Modernism Moment looks here to stay for mega yacht design from hull to hardware. The clean lines born of Modernism’s form-is-function aesthetic just makes so much over-arching sense, especially at sea. Efficiency, elegance, and a low-key elitism continue to find inspiration in Le Corbusier’s Vers Un Architecture of 1923,…

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    Mapping Social Media | Graphisoft USA

    by Louis Postel for Graphisoft USA | July 2016 How the AEC Community is discovering new ways to build business on Main Street Part One: First stop, Pinterest. “I know at least half my advertising works,” said the prosperous business man. “The problem is figuring out which half that is.” For AEC professionals charged with allocating resources to promotion and…

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    Grid Type Gallery

    A few months ago, we found ridiculously cheap plane tickets for Boston and off we went. It was our first visit to the city and, believe it or not, Stockholm in February was more pleasant than Boston in March. It probably has a lot to do with the fact that we arrived completely unprepared. That I, in my converse and…

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    How Low Can You Go? | Showboats International

    by Louis Postel Coffee tables just slightly elevated from the floor endure a bad rap for being hazardous to your health. Strategically deployed to trip you up, or whack you on the shin, they’re blamed for contributing to yet one more surface for collecting clutter. But Low tables may also contribute to world peace, at least in that bit of…

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    Image type post

    On the other hand, we denounce with righteous indignation and dislike men who are so beguiled and demoralized by the charms of pleasure of the moment, so blinded by desire, that they cannot foresee the pain and trouble that are bound to ensue; and equal blame belongs to those who fail in their duty through weakness of will, which is…

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    Page Nation | Graphisoft USA

    by Louis Postel for Graphisoft USA / Archicad How to reverse drastic declines in Facebook’s organic reach. Let’s say you’re giving a lecture on architecture to five hundred of your most ardent followers. It’s something you care about deeply. Years in the making, multiple more-than-satisfied stakeholders, leading engineers working around the clock, advanced, sustainable technologies, major impact, along with a…

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    Hailey Baldwin striking a pose with a hoard of puppies! Gabriel-Kane Day-Lewis breaking into song! Hari Nef slinking about in a décolletage-diving blazer! Welcome to a Fashion Week model casting—Vogue.com style. And it wasn’t just a typical waiting-around-for-fittings affair, either. Instead, call it the ultimate playground of all casting calls, starting from the outside, where Phil Oh lensed the grand…

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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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    10 Natural Sunscreens

    Once upon a time, before you were born, or maybe not, cheap clothes were just, well—cheap. You bought them in nasty, bare-bones stores, and even though you looked really great—because you are so beautiful that anything looks good on you!—when people asked you where you got that amazing thing, you were inclined to shrug and say vaguely that you couldn’t…