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Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize Names Seven Finalists

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Founded by Wiel Arets, dean of the college of architecture at Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT), to honor the best built work in the Americas, the Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize (MCHAP) is a new honor created in February. In July seven finalists were chosen from a group of 225, dating from 2000-2013.

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Tandus Centiva and Suzanne Tick support Publicolor Summer Design Studio

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Flooring specialists Tandus Centiva and textile designer Suzanne Tick are working together to benefit the Publicolor Summer Design Studio, a seven-week program for at-risk teens that includes design classes, related work experience, SAT prep workshops, and volunteering projects.

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Thomas O'Brien Partners with Century Furniture

If you think “vintage forms translated for modern living” when you think of designer Thomas O’Brien, it may be time to reconsider, or at least revisit. After 15 years with Hickory Chair, the founder of New York’s Aero Studios has partnered with Century Furniture.

“The market is growing and changing. It’s a new audience, and a new era of licensing and design,” says O’Brien.

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New York State Fruit Beer


Summer is so close you can taste it, in markets all over town. And nothing highlights the sticky season like fruit. Apricot from Ithaca, Blood Orange from Bay Shore, Pomegranate from the Bronx, New York State is producing all sorts, in beer. But this batch of beverages isn’t the sugar bomb you’re thinking. New York’s fruit beer is all about subtlety and balance. And the target audience is everyone.

“We don’t make beer based on gender. The same big bad asses who come in saying they don’t like fruit beer and usually the ones who walk out with it,” says Greg Martin of Riverhead’s Long Ireland Beer Co. Their popular Raspberry Wheat will be bottled and distributed across Long Island and the five boroughs by July. “It tastes like beer. We didn’t brew it to taste like a jelly doughnut.”

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