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NYT: I Like Ur Art: Saatchi Creates an Online Hangout for Artists
A champion of emerging artists continues his fight and goes beyond...
NYT: In Houston, Art Is Where the Home Is
“We can approach our lives as artists, each and every one of us....It’s a choice people have. You don’t have to make houses the way people always have. If you choose to, you can make every action a creative act.”
IHT: Design in 2006: A year of innovation and utility
A look back at 2006 in Design

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NYT: Black, White and Read All Over Over
An artist's desire to "turn things upside down.."
NYT: Ahmet Ertegun, Music Executive, Dies at 83
Legend of rock and roll whos passions lead him to the development of some of the greatest musicians in our history passes away
NYS: Blues in the White House
BB King will receive the highest honor one can get from the White House

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NYS: The Whitney Plans Its Future, Downtown
Is the Whitney slowly phasing out the Breuer building?...
NYS: Light & Shapes, Enough for Everyone
Small exhibit of a master's work
IHT: Saudi filmmakers come out of the shadows
Something a little more "out of the box" for the Saudis...
NYT: Last Hurrah for Street Art, as Canvas Goes Condo
Ever walk by this building in Nolita, see how beautiful it was and wonder what was going to happen to it? Now you know...

New Green Tower in Miami

Check out this new tower being built in Miami designed by Chad Oppenheim architecture + design. Have a look at for more information!

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NYT: Mexican Architect Looks at Historic Rutgers With a Modern Eye
Rutgers selects TEN Arquitectos to rebuild their campus over time
NYT: Revisiting a Bleak Album to Plumb Its Dark Riches
Lou Reed performs for the next four nights at St Anne's Warehouse and revisits his darkest record with a little help from some artist friends

Controversy...New York...nah...that NEVER happens...

Yet another architectural project is surrounded by controversy. This time its the Atlantic Yards Project and Frank Gehry. Articles yesterday and today in AMNY and the Village Voice discuss how the community is now looking to Assemblyman Sheldon Silver to help delay the project until New York's new Governor, Eliot Spitzer, takes office. Silver is the one who was able to put an ax to the West Side Stadium last year and delay the building of the Moynihan Station. Gehry and co have a hard road ahead of them...

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NYS: Sailing With Frank Gehry
Not a very favorable review from Mr. Gardner

The Beauty of Konstantin Grcic

A designer who marries practicality with a distinctive style
A great review in the IHT. Check ou the slide show - he is VERY talented

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NYT: Restoring Kahn’s Gallery, and Reclaiming a Corner of Architectural History, at Yale
Great review of the restoration of Khan's building at Yale
NYT: More Than You Can See: Storm of Art Engulfs Miami
More Review from Miami
NYT: Dream Houses
A book review of "The Architecture of Happiness"
NYT: 2006, Brought to You by You
Words on User Generated content and how its changed the industry

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