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At Art Basel and Design Miami 2013: Part II

If you spent even an ounce of time at the pool while in Miami for Basel last week, or having cocktails with friends, or sleeping late thanks to an epic hangover, there’s an excellent chance you failed to see everything that was on view at the various fairs and satellite exhibitions around town. We ourselves had so little time at Art Basel itself that we did an embarrassingly inadequate skim through what amounted to about a third of the show, promising ourselves we’d come back later in the week (yeah right). And then there were the personal moments we missed just by virtue of not being able to be at every gathering of friends, every party, or every impromptu beach hang at any given time — the weird, wacky, and wonderful experiences our friends had amidst the hyper-stimulation that is Basel, which we witnessed fragments of during the rare times when we were able to sit down and catch up on our Instagram feed. Because we couldn’t be everywhere nor see everything, we decided to ask some of our favorite design-world folks to share with us what they saw — the one favorite photo they took in Miami last week, from droopy hot dogs to Modernist masterpieces. Here’s what they sent us; meanwhile come back tomorrow to see our own final dispatch from the show!

Top: Sam Vinz. Co-founder of Volume Gallery, who showed its latest collection by Jonathan Muecke at Design Miami/Basel. Pictured: Rossana Orlandi seated on the Peacock Chair by Uufie, which her eponymous gallery debuted during the fair — right across from Volume’s booth
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Alex Gilbert
Design specialist at Artsy, the online partner of Design Miami
Pictured: The kitchen at Mark McDonald and Dwayne Resnick’s condo in The Helen Mar
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Alexandra Cunningham
Creative director of Design Miami
Pictured: A brooch from contemporary jewelry dealer Caroline Van Hoek’s “secret stash”
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Rafael de Cardenas
Founder of the New York design firm Architecture at Large
Pictured: Self portrait wearing Jeremy Scott’s Red Nails Finger sunglasses for Linda Farrow, presumably picked up at Farrow’s 10th anniversary pool party with Le Baron
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Brian Janusiak
Co-founder of Various Projects and Project No. 8
Pictured: “Snowman With Scarf” by Tony Tasset at Kavi Gupta gallery, a horrible reminder of what was awaiting most of us post-fair
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Daniel Arsham
Artist and co-founder of the collaborative practice Snarkitecture, which debuted a limited-edition headphone design for Beats in Miami
Pictured: Arsham and streetwear designer Chris Stamp, emerging from their business meeting in the Standard Hotel’s hamam
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Greg Buntain
Co-founder of the New York design firm Fort Standard
Pictured: Wooden beams with transplanted knots by the up-and-coming Brooklyn artist Sam EkwurtzelJamieGray
Jamie Gray
Owner of the New York design showroom Matter
Pictured: View of the living room inside a never-realized cabana design by Charlotte Perriand, newly produced by Louis Vuitton
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Misha Kahn
New York furniture designer
Pictured: Kahn’s fellow Johnson Trading Gallery stablemate Katie Stout, taking a photo of a lounging hotdog, artist unknown
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Piet Hein Eek
Dutch furniture designer, who created this year’s installation for Ruinart champagne in the Art Basel collectors’ lounge
Pictured: A work by British abstract-expressionist Jason Martin
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Helen Toomer
Fair director for the Collective Design Fair in New York
Pictured: Toomer (right) bonding with her friend Leah Dixon atop Dixon’s “Stealth Bomber” sculpture at the Untitled art fair’s VIP lounge, which hosted an exhibition curated by the NYC bar Beverly’s
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Jamie Iacoli
Co-founder of the Seattle design firm Iacoli & McAllister
Pictured: The Gaudi-esque cement facade of Temple Israel of Greater Miami, built in 1976 by Kenneth Treister
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Jonathan Nesci
Independent Indiana-based furniture designer who showed new works with Chicago’s Casati Gallery at Design Miami
Pictured: Works by Anthony Gormley and Haim Steinbach at White Cube’s Art Basel booth
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Linyee Yuan
Journalist and founder of the food-meets-design blog Mold
Pictured: Metal-dipped and studded vessels by young Japanese ceramicist Takuro Kuwato (foreground) and Morten Løbner Espersen’s twisting larger-scale works (background) at Pierre Marie Giraud gallery
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Patrick Parrish
Design dealer and owner of the New York gallery Mondo Cane
Pictured: A view inside the hulking Miami Marine Stadium, built in 1963 by architect Hilario Candela and abandoned since 1992 after sustaining damage from Hurricane Andrew
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Marc Kushner
Partner in the New York architecture firm HWKN and co-founder of Architizer, which hosted events throughout the week
Pictured: A shot of Design Miami visitors playing on the giant sand pile by Formelssfinder