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Iceland’s Urbanity: Embracing its Environment

In addition to visiting Singapore this summer I had the opportunity to holiday in Iceland. With a population of roughly 323,000 people and an overall population density of 3 people per square km across the entire country, also known as Europe’s least dense

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Iceland’s Urbanity: Embracing its Environment

In addition to visiting Singapore this summer I had the opportunity to holiday in Iceland. With a population of roughly 323,000 people and an overall population density of 3 people per square km across the entire country, also known as Europe’s least dense

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Wearing Singapore’s Urban Form

In honor of SG50 I couldn’t help but write another piece that features more Singaporean designers that take their inspirational cues from urban form.  These designers, as compared to the Singapore Souvenirs collection, created wearable pieces of art that remind

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Wearing Singapore’s Urban Form

In honor of SG50 I couldn’t help but write another piece that features more Singaporean designers that take their inspirational cues from urban form.  These designers, as compared to the Singapore Souvenirs collection, created wearable pieces of art that remind

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A Celebration of Singaporean Urban Icons for SG50

Singapore’s 50th birthday, or National Day is this weekend and my inbox, Facebook and Instagram feed have been filled with organizations and friends already celebrating. From the Urban Redevelopment Authority hosting a street art exhibition to local designers having pop-up shops, everyone

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A Celebration of Singaporean Urban Icons for SG50

Singapore’s 50th birthday, or National Day is this weekend and my inbox, Facebook and Instagram feed have been filled with organizations and friends already celebrating. From the Urban Redevelopment Authority hosting a street art exhibition to local designers having pop-up shops, everyone

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Providence: A Creative Capital

Once known for its gritty remnants from an industrial past, the city of Providence, Rhode Island has been actively rebranding itself as a creative capital in the last five years through a number of projects and programs.  Creativity though is not

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Providence: A Creative Capital

Once known for its gritty remnants from an industrial past, the city of Providence, Rhode Island has been actively rebranding itself as a creative capital in the last five years through a number of projects and programs.  Creativity though is not

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Urban Inspiration: Events I wish I could attend…

I have had a running list of events I find inspiring, but for one reason or another I can not attend, sitting on my desk for a while now. For the benefit of those that might be able to make it I

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Urban Inspiration: Events I wish I could attend…

I have had a running list of events I find inspiring, but for one reason or another I can not attend, sitting on my desk for a while now. For the benefit of those that might be able to make it I

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Celebrating Lunar New Year Abroad

February 19, 2015 marked the first day of the Lunar New Year, or the Spring Festival as it is known in China. While it is still very much winter here in Ithaca, there were still many of us that found

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Celebrating Lunar New Year Abroad

February 19, 2015 marked the first day of the Lunar New Year, or the Spring Festival as it is known in China. While it is still very much winter here in Ithaca, there were still many of us that found

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Urban Inspiration: Winter Playgrounds

It is finally the last day of February, which means soon spring will arrive.  But before all of the snow and ice melts up North, here are few inspiring ideas for urban winter play. Winter Playground in Kiruna, Sweden Designed by

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Urban Inspiration: Winter Playgrounds

It is finally the last day of February, which means soon spring will arrive.  But before all of the snow and ice melts up North, here are few inspiring ideas for urban winter play. Winter Playground in Kiruna, Sweden Designed by