Decade 15 Magazine

  • Ballerina Project by Dane Shitagi

    Ballerina Project by Dane Shitagi

    Dane Shitagi has given a strong voice to dance and to photography. His brilliant work, embodied in the Ballerina Project, weaves the art of dance, fashion, culture and architecture into one very emotive symphony. It’s a dream performance spanning 15
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  • Streamsong Golf Resort: Total Design

    Streamsong Golf Resort: Total Design

    Opened earlier this year, Streamsong Golf Resort, designed by Florida based architect Alberto Alfonso, sits at the heart of 16,000 acres of land that used to be phosphate mines known as Bone Valley. The land has long since been reclaimed by nature wi
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  • Richard Brendon: Upcycling Goes British

    Richard Brendon: Upcycling Goes British

    This is what happens when you really care about something. Richard Brendon cares about bone china, the quintessentially British form of porcelain, perfected by Josiah Spode in around 1790. He cares so much that he scours antique stores and dealers, f
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  • John Liston: Icons to live with

    John Liston: Icons to live with

    The problem of living with known design icons is that you they tend to suck the air out of a space. They lose their identity as functional pieces, and become Objects with a capital “O”. It’s a little like having that designer handbag: what a lot of p
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  • DXV Window Series: Susan Serra

    DXV Window Series: Susan Serra

    The eyes are the windows to the soul, as they say, so perhaps that means that a window, a beautifully designed shop window in particular, bares the soul of that shop? We certainly like to think of it that way as we unveil, month after month and from
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  • The New York City Highline – A Masterpiece of Urban Planning

    The New York City Highline – A Masterpiece of Urban Planning

    The stretch of Manhattan’s West side between Chelsea and the West Village was not always the trendy area known today as the Meatpacking District, on the contrary. Up until the mid 1980's the area was home to car repair shops, derelict warehouses and,
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  • DESIGN CLASSICS: The Knole Sofa

    DESIGN CLASSICS: The Knole Sofa

    How do you know a piece of furniture is “classic?” In this periodic series for Decade XV magazine we will identify various forms of furniture deemed “classic” and explore what underlies their appeal. First up, the Knole sofa, sometimes called the
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  • Sebastian Cox, Furniture Maker: Designing for Real Sustainability

    Sebastian Cox, Furniture Maker: Designing for Real Sustainability

    Don’t get me wrong: I am a huge advocate of true sustainability. But so often designer / makers tout environmental sustainability while completely ignoring great design and true craftsmanship. And that makes no sense, since shortchanging design and c
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