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  2. design edit
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  3. 21 questions
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  4. streeteries
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  5. books
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  6. design edit
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  7. 21 questions
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  8. color theory
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  9. architecture
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  10. interior design
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  11. podcasts
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  12. design edit
    Design’s Unruly, Organic, and Wild YearA dispatch from NYCxDesign’s 2021 edition.
  13. 21 questions
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  14. podcasts
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  15. furniture
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  16. podcasts
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  17. why this looks like that
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  18. design edit
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  19. podcasts
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  20. exhibitions
    Lights, Orbs, and Inflatables Animate the Noguchi Museum’s Sculpture GardenThe collaborative exhibition with design studio Objects of Common Interest runs through February 13.
  21. exhibitions
    A History of Canal Street, in 7 ObjectsShanzhai Lyric is interested in places that elude the public record.
  22. podcasts
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  23. 21 questions
    Billie Tsien Wants Someone to Go Eat a PB&J in the Middle of Hudson YardsThe Obama Center architect answers Curbed’s 21 Questions.
  24. design edit
    A Diane Arbus Tribute, Graphic Blankets, and Other Things I Liked This WeekPlus, a public sculpture made from 400,000 acrylic fingernails.
  25. podcasts
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  26. furniture design
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  27. podcasts
    At the Threshold of a Private UtopiaEpisode one of Nice Try! Interior invites you into the home.
  28. why this looks like that
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  29. shopping
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  30. architecture
    The Candy-Colored Tudors and Mini Mediterranean Palaces of Queens‘All the Queens Houses’ shows the most diverse borough’s most diverse residences.
  31. public art watch
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  32. design edit
    BTS at the United Nations, Doughy Furniture, and Other Things I Liked This WeekPlus, Richard Neutra’s VDL House reopens in L.A.
  33. streets
    The Street Fight Is BackEverybody wants a piece of your block, and it’s going to take a lot more than planters and metal barricades to resolve who gets what.
  34. streets
    I Wish I Liked the New Brooklyn Bridge Bike Lane MoreA hard-won symbolic victory that’s a baby step.
  35. streets
    We’re Falling Short on Even the Simplest Fix for Storm FloodingPlugged-up drains should be the most straightforward problem to solve, and the city can’t keep up.
  36. design edit
    Charlie Watts’s Drawings, 58 Cities Named Columbus, and Other Design FindsPlus an exhibition of Push Pin’s posters.
  37. exhibitions
    How Cooper Hewitt Revived Willi Smith’s Radical ShowroomsIn the ’80s, the architect James Wines tore off building façades to find materials. This time, he went through more official channels.
  38. upstate
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  39. design edit
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  40. architecture
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  41. streets
    A Napping Corner in Hudson Square (That’s Also a Playscape and Lunch Spot)This is the curbside architecture New York City needs.
  42. design edit
    Tinned Fish Lamps, a New Home-Goods Shop, and Other Things I Liked This WeekPlus a film that turns the Guggenheim’s rotunda into a sound sculpture.
  43. department of education
    The Green New Deal for Public Schools Goes Way Beyond ClassroomsIncluding fruit trees, solar panels, lead-free pipes, and community-resiliency centers.
  44. anatomy of a streetery
    A Super-Streetery Comes to KoreatownMaiden Korea riffs on Seoul’s street-food stalls.
  45. design edit
    A Thorny Table, Max Lamb’s Newest Chairs, and Other Things I Liked This WeekPlus a café with seating inspired by brownstone stoops.
  46. benchgate
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  47. design edit
    A Mosaic Stool, Fiberglass Mezcal Cup, and Other Things I Liked This WeekPlus, a London Design Biennale exhibit on the “archaeology” of 700 plastic spoons.
  48. good fences
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  49. architecture
    After MoMA, the Black Reconstruction Collective Plots Its Future in ArchitectureIts members talk institutional change, practicing refusal, and what comes next.
  50. design edit
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