Adrian Madlener

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M-Rad goes retro at Game Over Pizza

Defined by an elaborate program of neon signs, geometric shapes, repetitive patterns, and pastel colors, M-Rad's design for Los Angeles’s recently opened Game Over Pizza joint harkens back to a simpler, bygone era. As if pulled right out of the 1980s, the new 45-seat, arcade-ready, eat-play
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R & Company assesses Wendell Castle’s early genius

Bright-eyed yet foolish, young people are often perceived as incapable of achieving great feats. Our professional culture is built on this assumption. But, as rare cases will prove, mastery can manifest at an early age. Not yet affected by the mounting pressures of life or the demotivating impact of critique,…
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MUT Design breaks spatial barriers at imm Cologne

For the past nine years, stalwart furniture fair imm Cologne has mounted the Das Haus program: an annual walk-in home simulation and fair booth installation conceived by some of the most promising designers of the day. Since 2012, recognized talents like Todd Bracher, Luca Nichetto, Neri&Hu, Sebastian Herkner,…
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Omar Sosa gets comfortable at Friedman Benda

One's threshold for discomfort can vary widely as can their need for comfort. Conditioned by external forces, these psychological extremes have a strong impact on the behavior, identity, and the social norms we adopt. Collective expectations of convenience and satisfaction often mirror economic and societal shifts. In the past, we…
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Shipping containers amass a cost-effective bungalow in Amagansett

When one thinks of a house in the Hamptons, they usually picture a beach-front McMansion with large shingle roofs and endless windows. These colossuses often contain innumerable bathrooms and bedrooms; all aptly fitted out with country-style wainscoting and ornamental fixtures. This all too real illustration isn't complete without a…
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ARQUITECTURA-G casts a Barcelona duplex in geometric gold

Yellow doesn't always get the best rap in Western society. Though its origin can be traced to the sun, the source of all life on this planet, and such innate sources as egg yolks, bananas, and autumn foliage, the color has come to take on a number of nefarious meanings.…
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Gen Y-favorite Name Glo puts down roots in New York

Made famous by its collaborations with Google, Lexus, Net-A-Porter, Netflix, Revlon, and Saks Fifth Avenue—to name (but) a few—cutting edge neon company Name Glo takes the design world by storm again and again. Founded in 2014 by Sas Simon and Lena Imamura, the boutique brand opened its first…
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Luxury purveyor TRNK opens its own Soho loft

Renowned lifestyle brand TRNK has opened its first brick and mortar space, a distinguished 1300-square-foot loft, smack dab in the center of New York City's storied SoHo neighborhood. With the historic Judd Foundation next-door, this intimate live-in showroom features an enfilade of richly-textured yet sober living environments.…