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Issue 65: Breaking Boundaries

The cover of the Celebrate issue bears the intriguing headline: "Discover the most beautiful wall in the world", and here it is: a Gaudi-esque explosion of colour rising up from the rippled sand of Port Nolloth in the ha...

Gerrit Rietveld dollhouse

There's always something wonderfully obscure to be found online, isn't there? Today's offering is about the lesser-known work of Dutch architect Gerrit Rietveld , who was one of the principal members of the De Stijl move...

Le Corbusier’s colours

Over the course of his career, Swiss architect Le Corbusier developed two color palettes , one in the 1930s and one in the 1950s, which he used in his architecure. In 1999, the president of the Foundation Le Corbusi...

Issue 62: Concrete Dream

Elaine Holzhausen and Werner Joubert are a couple in love with raw concrete, exposed steel and stone. The macho industrial chic of their Waterkloof home, which they conceptualised and built, along with architect Andre Ek...

Build your own Guggenheim

Always wanted to build something grand but just don't have the budget for the earth-moving equipment? Well, Adam Reed Tucker has a solution for you: Make it from Lego! Tucker makes architectural models of famous buildin...

Thigmotropism

So if I were somebody like, for instance, Roald Dahl, and I was writing a story about little girl with a green thumb, I might be tempted to name her something charmingly apt like Flora Grubb. But truth being so much more...

Life size dollhouse

This story has been all over the web, but I'm sure you'll agree that it's too go...

Report from NYC: Open H...

I have a sneaky habit of peering into people's apartment windows as I walk past....

Report from NYC: The Mu...

I'm planning to go MAD this weekend. MAD is the Museum of Arts and Design, which...

Casa Alvara Rojo

Home of all things amazingly designy, DesignBoom has a special section dedicated...

Good Heavens

Going to church can be a spiritual gift as well as a visual one. These are some ...

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