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London Design Festival

London Design Festival September 17–September 25 This year’s theme for the London Design Festival is “Design from all Angles.” Home base for the event will be the main exhibition hall at the Victoria and Albert Museum, but design projects will also be scattered at 150 sites throughout the…

Quick Clicks> Bike Sharing, Ford Reviving, Bangkok Sinking

Bike On, NYC. This afternoon the mayor's office announced that the company Alta would run the city's new bike sharing program, which is set to begin next summer. In Manhattan south of 79th Street and in select neighborhoods in Brooklyn, 10,000 bicycles will be available for pick up at 600…

Zephyr Brings DCBL Suppression System to the Kitchen

Brought to you by: // // Zephyr, the innovators of design-forward ventilation hoods, have unveiled revolutionary new range hood technology with their DCBL Suppression System (pronounced DeCiBeL Suppression). The standout feature of new Next Generation…

EVENT> 9/14 Opening Party: desigNYC’s 2011 Exhibition

RECHARGING COMMUNITIES: DesigNYC Exhibition Opening Party 6:00pm-8:30pm GD Cucine 227 West 17th St. DesignNYC, an organization connecting New York designers with nonprofits, community groups, and city agencies, presents its current cycle of projects under the banner, “Recharging Communities.” In designNYC’s second annual exhibition, eight teams showcase their in-progress collaborations, including…

Helsinki Design Week

Helsinki Design Week September 9–September 18 To warm up for its turn as the 2012 World Design Capital, the city of Helsinki will host a week-long design festival in September. A variety of sites throughout the city will be pressed into service, from public plazas to the Old Customs Warehouse.…

SHFT+ALT+DEL> Architects & Designers on the Move

Studio X, the downtown outpost of Columbia's GSAAP program, named Geoff Manaugh (BLDGBLOG) and Nicola Twilley (GOOD/Edible Geography) as co-directors. The fall season of programming under Manaugh and Twilley kicked off September 1. Deborah Marton, who announced her resignation as Executive Director of the Design Trust for Public Space…

Video> World Trade Center Rendered Like Never Before

It's blockbuster good. Silverstein Properties has produced a video of The New World Trade Center that shows where we've been and where we'll be in coming years (provided the markets cooperate).  With music swelling, this time machine has production values on par with Inception, and like that thriller it might leave…

Blast of Personal Truth from Port Authority’s Chris Ward

Far from the expected pablum that these events usually generate, Chris Ward, executive director of the Port Authority, gave a speech opening the New York Building Congress yesterday loaded to bear with fight, a lot of Good Fight, demanding continued federal funding for infrastructure. Along the way, he recalls his…

World Trade Center Site Meets Irene’s Challenge

Hurricane Irene was no match for tenth anniversary preparations at the World Trade Center site. In fact, some are claiming that the storm could have been a good thing for the soon-to-be-open memorial site. Joseph Daniels, president and CEO of the Memorial Foundation, told The Observer that all the trees…