In the Toybox: Architect & Designer Giorgio Zuffanti

Today we interview Giorgio Zuffanti, a 32-year-old Sicilian-born architect and designer who is working and living in Brooklyn, New York. Zuffanti is Senior Project Designer for Doban Architecture in Brooklyn and a product designer at Think Fabricate, Doban's design studio for furnishing and custom-built projects. Zuffanti recently designed the Think Fabricate booth for the Brooklyn… Continue reading In the Toybox: Architect & Designer Giorgio Zuffanti

Book Review / Dream of Venice Architecture

Dream of Venice Architecture is the second book in a series from Bella Figura Publications dedicated to the mystery and beauty of contemporary Venice. It is a follow up to Dream of Venice, a 2014 edition including photographs by Charles Christopher and a foreword by Frances Mayes that I reviewed here. This new edition includes… Continue reading Book Review / Dream of Venice Architecture

PlayCubes by Richard Dattner

Playworld, a designer and manufacturer of commercial playground equipment for parks, schools, and urban landscapes, has partnered with New York City-based architect Richard Dattner (recently in the news for his stunning Spring Street Salt Shed in New York City) to reintroduce an iconic design of his from the 1960's. Called PlayCubes, the sculptural forms and distinctive geometric… Continue reading PlayCubes by Richard Dattner

GoFish Handbags: An architect/graphic designer collaboration

Terri Lee, associate principal at Kohn Pedersen Fox, and graphic designer Sanshin Liu have teamed up to design a minimal, yet stylish compact handbag collection. The design collaboration was actually a family affair, since Liu is Lee's aunt. Designed and manufactured exclusively in New York City, the GoFish collection uses clean lines, vibrant colors, and… Continue reading GoFish Handbags: An architect/graphic designer collaboration