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  • Japan's Shigeru Ban wins Pritzker Architecture Prize

    Japan's Shigeru Ban wins Pritzker Architecture Prize
    Japanese architect Shigeru Ban, who has used high-strength cardboard tubes to make temporary housing for victims of natural disasters and refugees fleeing conflicts, on Monday was named the 2014 winner of the Pritzker Architecture Prize, the field's highest honor.
  • ICFF 2010: A touch of craft, a hint of folk

     
    Malene Barnett's Mehndi rug was just one example of global folk, craft and traditional arts interpreted into home designs for the International Contemporary Furniture Fair, which ended Tuesday in New York. Barnett said her woolen silk rug was inspired...

    The Deal: Outdoor furniture 60% to 80% off at Restoration Hardware and Grandin Road

     
    It's that time: Just when you aren't thinking about outdoor furniture, it goes on sale. Right now, major catalog and online retailers are offering sharp-looking pieces at sharply reduced prices. Take the St. Barts lounge chair, above, on Restoration...

    The Deal: Alvar Aalto pendants 20% off at YLighting

     
    YLighting is offering 20% off select Artek pendant lights by Finnish designer Alvar Aalto through Dec. 31. The styles pictured here: the A330S Golden Bell pendant light, shown in brass and white at far left; the A110 pendant, shaped like...

    The Deal: Iittala decor up to 60% off

     
    Finnish designer Alvar Aalto's clear, undulating Aalto vase was one of my favorite wedding gifts. I cried when I broke it recently. But now that the vase, regularly $205, is on sale for $174 as part of an Iittala clearance,...