news + commentary on design
October 16, 2014
Join us for a “round-robin” conversation with Susan S. Szenasy, longtime Editor-in-Chief and Publisher of Metropolis Magazine and; Hilary Jay, Director of the Center for Architecture; and Joseph G. Brin, architect, artist, and writer. A book signing of Szenasy, Design Advocate will follow.
October 15, 2014
You might have seen the photo: a trio of women huddled together for HughE Dillon’s camera at last week’s DesignPhiladelphia opening party. One of these women wore a sunny yellow-and-white striped cardigan, another wore a magenta infinity scarf, and the third, well, she attached a strap to a dead baby lamb and carried it around as a purse.
October 13, 2014
DesignPhiladelphia proudly presents, Lairs of Self, the closing program for the Festival’s 10th anniversary. Designers Sean Martorana and Dejha Ti have created an immersive installation - an imaginative integration of projection mapping, filmed design experiments, and interactive elements. 360 degree video projections wrap onto the colossal walls of the 5,000 square foot Crane Arts’ Icebox, and appear precisely on a 12 foot, one ton sculpture made of Dupont™ Corian®. (It’s not just for counter tops anymore!)
October 11, 2014
To celebrate Roche Bobois’ 40th anniversary in the United States, the French high-end furniture design company has collaborated with an outstanding American designer, Stephen Burks, on The Traveler Collection - which captures a multi-cultural and well-traveled way of life.
October 10, 2014
Thanks to everyone who made our 2014 DesignPhiladelphia PopUp Place Kickoff + Benefit a wild success!
October 9, 2014
AIA Philadelphia's annual Awards for Design Excellence celebrates architects as design professionals by acknowledging their achievements and demonstrating their capability to realize high standards of design, building efficiency, and sustainability.
October 9, 2014
DesignPhiladelphia Festival celebrates 10 years with more than 120 events and over 450 emerging and established designers and creative thinkers at venues across the city, October 9-17. "A Decade of Design" features non-stop programming seeking to unite the region's dynamic creative community by bringing together individuals and organizations from across the design spectrum, placing a spotlight on Philadelphia's rich design history and creative industries at work.
October 8, 2014
For the event, I decided to bring together a bunch of really funny, creative folks in and around the design world — people who develop properties, or write fiction about architects, or design urban farms, or photograph designs in progress, or do interior design on the Main Line for clients who think they’re too young and naive. Many people who have stories. Participants include Nathaniel Popkin, Khara Cartagena, Bradley Maule, Gretchen Kubiak, Nic Esposito, GroJLart, and more!
October 8, 2014

See the beautiful products students built at Temple’s new design incubator

Article by Juliana Reyes, read the full article here