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Street Chandeliers; FLW in Baghdad; Dining by Design

AUSTRIA— The Austrian artist has something of an obsession with using guerrilla tactics to bring interior opulence to forgotten corners of the urban streetscape. In his latest work, Werner Reiterer erected an iron post in a parking lot and dangled from it an elaborate chandelier. [Architizer]

NEW YORK CITY— Ralph Lauren executive VP Alfredo Paredes will be awarded with the inaugural David Rockwell Award at the Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS gala in March, to honor his work as a trustee for the charity. The event coincides with DIFFA's DINING BY DESIGN tour, which features rooms done up by the likes of David Rockwell, Richard Chai, David Stark, Evette Rios, Jonathan Adler and Christopher Peacock. [Curbed Inbox]

NEW YORK CITY— The American Institute of Architects' New York Chapter will be showing off never-before-seen plans for the city of Baghdad from renowned architects Frank Lloyd Wright and Le Corbusier. Other highlights of the show include work from around the Middle East, including "soaring towers and man-made islands." Yes, we're looking at you, Dubai. [Curbed Inbox]