Modern on the Inside at the A&D Building

By danielle

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The staff of the hip San-Fran based magazine Dwell and our dear friend Linda Foa put together a fabulous event at New York’s A&D Building last week. Fittingly, MODERN, was the theme of the night. We got to listen to (and later meet) the one-and-only Sam Grawe, whose insightfulness is as impressive as his stature. Unfortunately, his seminar went up against one presented by Amber Bravo, Dwell’s Editor Emeritus. We ran up to her floor (she was speaking in the Smeg showroom) just as it was ending. We did stick around for a few words with Amber and learned that she is moving to the world of freelance, while still contributing to the magazine. She also gave us the low-down on the “101,” a popular section that appears periodically in Dwell and gives a tutorial on various subjects. Her piece on landscaping will be out in April. Finally, we also sat in on Paige Rien’s discussion on modern design for the long haul. She’s the designer from HGTV’s show “Hidden Potential.” And, if you have read our blog enough, you will know that we love swag. So we have to give a shout out to A.P.C for the great, oversized bags.

We’re already looking forward to our next trip to the A&D Building for the Taste of T – November 6, 2008 – with the New York Times.

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Sorry for the blurry shot of Sam. Since the room was so packed, the extra zoom camera option was needed.

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