Italy's architectural elite moves to rub out crowdsourcing design site

Italy's architectural elite moves to rub out crowdsourcing design site
Nine lawmakers—eight of them architects—have issued a parliamentary proposal urging the Economic Development and Justice Ministries to crack down on the crowdsourcing website, which they said was carrying out an illegal intermediation activity and …
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Cork rises to the top as a high-end design material
The Portuguese-born, London-based designer Jenny Espirito Santo, who founded Mind the Cork — which makes cork and fabric cushions, cork placemats, coasters and accessories — is one company using this technique. “Cork is the material of the future,” …
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'Farewell, readers': Alan Rusbridger on leaving the Guardian after two decades
During the first 170-odd years of the Guardian's life there were, of course, enormous challenges and changes, not least the transformative decision to move from Manchester to London in 1964. But the essentials of newspaper life were the same in 1995 …
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