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Designer and Educator Mira Henry to Present ‘Kitchen Table Talk’ Lecture Online on Oct. 12


Rough Coat, an architectural installation.
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Rough Coat, an architectural installation.

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Mira Henry will present a virtual lecture at 4 p.m. Monday, Oct. 12, as part of the fall lecture series in the Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design. Henry is co-principal of the collaborative architectural design practice, Current Interests, which she runs with her design partner Matthew Au. She is also a member of the design faculty at Southern California Institute for Architecture and is currently visiting faculty at Princeton University.

Henry’s built work is grounded in notions of material specificity, color relationships, assembly details and an engagement in critical cultural thinking. Her formal research and writing focus on architecture, race and materiality. She is the recipient of the 2019 Architectural League Prize, Henry Adams AIA Award and Archiprix International Gold Medal. Recent publications can be found in the journals Log and Pidgin. She

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Architect And Designer Scott Gillen’s Latest Home In The Malibu Series, Case No. 3, Hits Market For $75 Million

Malibu designer and architect magnate Scott Gillen is disrupting the real-estate industry one multimillion-dollar home at a time.

Gillen, a former stunt driver and commercial director, founded UnvarnishedCo., a unique brokerage that conceptualizes, builds and lists homes. He personally directs, designs and develops each home and brings in Los Angeles’ top real-estate agents to close sales. Gillen has developed more than 30 homes for wealthy Los Angeles residents, yet it’s his most recent project, The Malibu Series, the most exclusive private residential development in the country, that is making headlines.

In 2017, Gillen purchased 24 acres of undeveloped, oceanfront land in Malibu for a record-breaking $50 million. He is transforming this land into The Malibu Series, a 15-home package of architecturally significant properties, which will be worth more than $500 million once complete. Properties within

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Israeli kitchens grow in sophistication during COVID-19, designer says

Israelis are looking into improving their kitchens in greater numbers than ever before, Avivi Kitchens main designer Shlomi Cohen told The Jerusalem Post. This is because after the first Passover lockdown, families were forced to spend larger amounts of time in their kitchens and things that might not have been noticed before, such as storage shortage or a lack of electric outlets, now became an issue.  With 50 years of experience in the field, Avivi Kitchens, owned by Itzhak Avivi, caters to private clients and works with builders to ensure that each family gets the optimal kitchen for its needs. For example, introducing a kick-space to utilize the base of the kitchen cabinet means families can easily store their Shabbat hot-plates or Chamotte stone [a heated stone used for baking].Smart Kitchens offers a charging pole that is “hidden” inside the kitchen counter and can be extracted with the press of
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Kitchen is heart of the home for award-winning designer Simone Van Der Plas

Interior designer Simone Van Der Plas answers the phone from her “poxy” little house on a lifestyle block in Te Horo, north of Wellington. She’s lambing at the moment and has kept two as pets.

Van Der Plas started out designing exhibition spaces and displays for her family’s business. She learned to build and do architectural drawings and developed a keen eye for colour, textiles and graphics.

When she had her two children, who are now adults, she started renovating an old cottage and people started asking her to look at their interiors. She retrained, opened up shop and, “it grew exponentially from there”.

Designer Simone van der Plas of Encompass Ideas Interior Design & Architecture in Wellington.

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Designer Simone van der Plas of Encompass Ideas Interior Design & Architecture in Wellington.

Encompass Ideas Interior Design and Architecture is now in its third decade of operation.

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How this Oregon designer delegated so she could get back to design

The 50 States Project is a yearlong series of candid conversations with interior designers, state by state, about how they’ve built their businesses. Today, we’re chatting with Portland, Oregon–based Jessica Helgerson, founder of Jessica Helgerson Interior Design, about developing a three-pronged criteria for project selection, the challenges of balancing residential and commercial work, and why she’s open about her politics on Instagram.

Several designers I’ve interviewed who started their careers working for you have told me that the office environment you created empowered them to start their own firms. What’s the secret to that kind of working relationship with your team?

I generally lead from behind. I try to see where people shine and what they’re good at, and then support [them in] the sides that are trickier for them. I think our firm does better work if we’re nurturing creativity and making people feel confident about their

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Taranaki kitchen designer claims national award

Annika Rowson, of Rowson Kitchens, won two awards at the 2020 NKBA Excellence in Design Awards for her work on this kitchen.

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Annika Rowson, of Rowson Kitchens, won two awards at the 2020 NKBA Excellence in Design Awards for her work on this kitchen.

New Plymouth kitchen designer, Annika Rowson won two awards at the 2020 NKBA Excellence in Design Awards on Friday night.

The NKBA Excellence in Design Awards are held annually and celebrate the work of kitchen and bathroom designers and manufacturers in New Zealand.

More than 100 designs were entered from across New Zealand.

Rowson, of Rowson Kitchens, won the 2020 NKBA Excellence in Design Taranaki Chapter Kitchen & Bathroom Recognition Award and the 2020 NKBA Excellence in Design Visual Impact Award for her work on a striking navy blue, curved Taranaki kitchen.

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4 of the Latest Designer Offerings in Kitchen & Bath

Discover kitchen & bath offerings from prestigious designers—including an outdoor soaking tub from Patricia Urquiola and trompe l’oeil sink fittings from Michael Anastassiades.


Designers: Christian and Michael Sieger for Duravit

Product: Happy D.2 Plus C-Bonded

Standout: Sieger Design’s Happy D.2 Plus series celebrates two decades with an evolution of its patented C-bonded process, which enables a near-seamless connection without protrusion or recess between the fixture’s ceramic basin and oak veneer vanity. 


Designers: Matt Berman and Andrew Kotchen for Kallista

Product: Argile

Standout: The Workshop/APD founding principals expand their product-design range from rugs to bath fixtures with the cast mineral-resin composite tub, its exterior haptic decorative relief inspired by wood cuts and carved clay. 


Designer: Patricia Urquiola
for Agape

Product: Vieques Outdoor

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British designer and London Design Museum founder Terence Conran dies at 88

Terence Conran, a renowned designer and restaurateur credited with modernising British retail and decor, has died aged 88, his family said on Sept 12.

Conran made his name in the 1960s with the Habitat home-furnishing store, known for its contemporary pine furniture, brightly coloured fabrics and tasteful kitchenware which proved a big hit with the public.

He went on to become chairman of the Storehouse Plc retail group which included other well-known British high street shops such as Mothercare and British Home Stores.

Also passionate about food, his first restaurant, The Soup Kitchen, opened in London in 1953, and he went on to open many more in the capital including Le Pont de la Tour, Quaglino’s and Mezzo, with his restaurant interests also ultimately stretching from Paris to New York and Tokyo.

“Terence Conran was instrumental in the redesigning of post-War Britain and his legacy is huge,” said Tim Marlow,

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5 Easy Ways to Add Color to Your Kitchen, From an Interior Designer

When Atlanta-based interior designer Gina Sims learned that the owner of the kitchen shown above loved green—in particular, the varied shades of succulent plants— she went to work incorporating different tones of the hue into her renovation. Whether you want to go all in or just add a few little pops here and there, Sims has five ideas for adding color to your kitchen.



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Score some of the same items this interior designer used to revamp this kitchen, as well as budget-friendly lookalikes.


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Score some of the same items this interior designer used to revamp this kitchen, as well as budget-friendly lookalikes.

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Install a bright backsplash

It’s the showstopper in this kitchen (and both the homeowner’s and Sims’ favorite design element). “White subway tile is fine, but a colorful backsplash makes a big impact and is a great way to bring personality to a space,” Sims says. “There are so

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