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William Helburn: the fine art of selling

His dynamic and witty portraits dominated fashion and advertising photography in the 1950s and 60s. Yet William Helburn always remained in the shadows. John-Michael O’Sullivan reveals how a new book is bringing the ad man’s work back into the light

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Hashim Sarkis Named MIT’s New Dean of Architecture and Planning

Hashim Sarkis - a prominent scholar of architecture and urbanism, a practicing architect whose works have been built in the United States and the Middle East, and a leading expert on design in the Middle East - has been named the new dean of MIT’s School of Architecture and Planning (SA+P), effective in January. Sarkis is currently the Aga Khan Professor of Landscape Architecture and Urbanism in Muslim Societies at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design (GSD). He has been on the Harvard...

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Under the Dome

In preparation for a trip to Mars that could take years, six people will test the stresses of living and working together inside a dome for eight months.

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The Top Ten: Fictional buildings

The recent Top 10 Great Buildings we ran here was inspired by Tom Wilkinson's book 'Bricks & Mortals: Ten Great Buildings and the People They Made', which started with the Tower of Babel. As no one knows what that looked like, or whether it existed, I thought fictional buildings deserved a list of their own.

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Before & After: An Artistic Family's Creative, Crafty Office — Professional Project

Project by: designHARMONY Location: Bothell, Washington From the designer: This busy family of four had a disorganized, uninspired office space. We transformed it by updating pieces the family already had, turning a former closet into a desk space and created a masterpiece with all of the kids' artwork. Bright paint and accessories round out the now creative, family-friendly space.

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The 20 photographs of the week

The continuing crisis on the Turkish-Syrian border, the sentencing of Oscar Pistorius, the attack on Canada’s parliament – the best photography in news, culture and sport from around the world this week

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Easy & Instant Room Interest: Add a Burst of Solo Yellow to a Room

Looking for a way to add interest to your space this weekend in an easy, cheery way? You need only add one single spot of bold and bright yellow color — in a piece of art, an accessory or even a whole furniture piece — and you'll instantly find you now have an interesting space. Could a pop of yellow be the thing your room's been missing? Could yellow be the color you've been trying to decide what to paint that old vintage furniture piece? These eight rooms have ideas.

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Avoid the Monday Blues: 4 Weekend Habits to Ease You Into the Work Week

You know that feeling of total grogginess and malaise that occasionally attacks some Monday mornings? That feeling of not being ready to start the work week? Like the weekend was not long enough? It might have to do with the way you're spending your weekend. There are a few habits you can master over the weekend that will make easing into the work week a little easier. Pick one or try them all.

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Spotlight: Paulo Mendes da Rocha

All space must be attached to a value, to a public dimension. There is no private space. The only private space that you can imagine is the human mind. - Paulo Mendes da Rocha, May 26, 2004 Paulo Mendes da Rocha is one of Brazil's greatest architects and urbanists. Born in Vitória, Espírito Santo in 1928, Mendes da Rocha won the 2006 Pritzker Prize, and is one of the most representative architects of the Brazilian Paulista School, also known as Paulista Brutalism that utilizes more geometric...

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Classic Art Hanging Trend: How to Hang Art Off Center

Though centering art on a wall over an important design element is a vital device in the designer's toolbox, it's not the only way to decorate a room. There's power in being a little different, and these six rooms prove that by featuring art just a little off of center. You might get inspiration for a little art arranging in your own home this weekend!

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Find a New Life for Your Old Cardboard with these Geometric DIY Halloween Masks

Grab your cardboard, parcel tape, and model building skills: halloween masks are no longer just for witches and warlocks, but for architects too. A furniture designer turned mask creator based in the United Kingdom has created a series of geometric masks for the creatively inclined, available as a template online. A great way to use up leftover model-making materials, the masks were designed

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6 Simple Pieces of Home Advice to Always Remember

The best advice in life is simple, short, sweet and easy to remember. (And if you're lucky, also welcome and solicited!). We had some beautiful homes featured as tours this week, and besides bursting with style, we noticed something else the homes all had in common: Owners who had some simple and short advice that would be helpful for anyone looking to create their own beautiful home to remember.

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