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  1. American Made School Supplies
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    American Made School Supplies

    In the October 2011 issue we're spotlighting all of our favorite American-made design. To lend a hand, we've asked Michael and Ruth Storc of the great site Design Patriot to share their top Made in...

    written by: Michael Storc
    09.08.11

  2. Return to Render
    Profiles

    Return to Render

    Carlos Diniz’s astounding hand-done renderings, illustrations, and screen-prints helped to push more than just a handful of buildings—they sold the very idea of modernism itself.

    written by: Mimi Zeiger
    11.17.11

  3. Building the Maxon House: Week 21
    Renovation

    Building the Maxon House: Week 21

    During the process of planning, designing, and ultimately constructing our future home, we discovered inspiration, resources, and motivation in a plethora of places, both online and off. These...

    written by: Lou Maxon
    07.27.11

  4. Paris Versus New York
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    Paris Versus New York

    It's rare that a series of visual puns has much of a shelf life, but Paris Versus New York, a punchy book of illustrations comparing and contrasting the two cities from Vahram Muratyan merits...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    01.06.12

  5. 10 Diagrams that Changed City Planning
    Event Spotlight

    10 Diagrams that Changed City Planning

    From now until February 15, SPUR in San Francisco is holding a rather interesting exhibition on the charts, diagrams, and visualizations that have changed the face of urban planning. From Ebenezer...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    11.16.12

  6. The Philosophy of Juxtaposed:Power
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    The Philosophy of Juxtaposed:Power

    At a party last year I was chatting with Mike Simonian of the San Francisco design firm Mike and Maaike. We were talking about a project of his from 2006: Juxtaposed:Religion, a curated,...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    02.26.10

  7. Bookbinding
    Home Work

    Bookbinding

    For those who adore the beauty of a blank-page-in-waiting, behold! The incredible allure of a hardback book you make yourself is just too damn much to resist.

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    11.01.11

  8. Kids' Room Renovation
    House Tours

    Kids' Room Renovation

    A baby's arrival is cause for celebration—and for many, it's also a time to confront limited living space. For one Parisian couple, living in a cramped but loved apartment in the 10th...

    written by: Amara Holstein
    12.30.09

  9. Rhythms of Modern Life Exhibition
    Travel Reports

    Rhythms of Modern Life Exhibition

    While I was in Miami for Art Basel Miami Beach and Design Miami a couple weeks back, I ducked into my favorite Miami Beach museum the Wolfsonian to have a look around.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    12.18.09

  10. A Tale of Two Houses
    Design 101

    A Tale of Two Houses

    When Ulrich Fleischmann approached architect Maki Kuwayama, of Unit A Architecture in Stuttgart, Germany, to design a home and office space, he was looking for a deal. Fleischmann wanted two houses...

    written by: Deborah Bishop
    02.01.09

  11. Small-Scale Architecture Around the World
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    Small-Scale Architecture Around the World

    Philip Jodidio's new book visits innovative projects across the globe, investigating the ingenuity of small-scale design.

    written by: Jacqueline Leahy
    04.25.14

  12. Scotland: Day 2
    Travel Reports

    Scotland: Day 2

    Here's the latest from Edinburgh, Scotland, where I'm having a grand time seeing the design sights. It's my last full day in town before I head out to Glasgow tomorrow morning, but I saw plenty...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    05.11.10

  13. Cozy Swedish Living Room We Love
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    Cozy Swedish Living Room We Love

    Swedish architect Per Bornstein’s house, from our Small Spaces issue, sits on a hill between a large forested park and Gothenburg’s former industrial area, a welcome addition to a previously...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    photos by: Pia Ulin
    03.21.13

  14. Tumblr We Love: TypeToy
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    Tumblr We Love: TypeToy

    One man's inspiration is another's inspiration? TypeToy was created as a personal online reference library with an emphasis in vintage design and typography by Aaron Eiland, a senior designer by...

    written by: Eujin Rhee
    03.18.13

  15. A Look at Reading Nooks
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    A Look at Reading Nooks

    Building on the 8 Libraries We Love post, here are six reading nooks crafted for the modern bibliophile.

    written by: Diana Budds
    04.05.13

  16. Ask the Expert: Gift-Buying Tips from Jamie Gray of Matter
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    Ask the Expert: Gift-Buying Tips from Jamie Gray of Matter

    Jamie Gray, the founder of New York City design shop Matter, shares his favorite items.

    written by: William Lamb
    11.20.14

  17. Ask the Expert: Gift-Buying Tips from Ambra Medda
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    Ask the Expert: Gift-Buying Tips from Ambra Medda

    Ambra Medda, cofounder and creative director of design resource L’ArcoBaleno, tells us what home goods she treasures.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    12.02.14

  18. City Notes: San Francisco
    Books

    City Notes: San Francisco

    A very unusual guide book came across my desk last week. And though City Notes: San Francisco by Jesse Coburn from Terry Warner Press is certainly a beautiful object (dig the clean design by Martin...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    08.09.11

  19. Balthazar Korab: Architect of Photography
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    Balthazar Korab: Architect of Photography

    A new biography highlights the rich, black-and-white photography of Balthazar Korab, whose sharp imagery helped give a face to modernist architecture in mid-century America.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    12.18.12

  20. Color 101: Brand New Color
    Design 101

    Color 101: Brand New Color

    The fact that your car is tinted a subtle silver or that 
your running shoes have vibrant orange stripes flaring up their sides is hardly a design afterthought.

    written by: Fred A. Bernstein
    02.02.09

  21. Friday Finds 11.04.11
    Week in Review

    Friday Finds 11.04.11

    Another week has rolled on by—tempus fugit, as they say. To celebrate the moments of days past and to get a good start to the weekend ahead, we bring you our favorite finds from the interweb.

    written by: Diana Budds
    11.04.11

  22. Moleskine Detour: Q&A with Maria Sebregondi
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    Moleskine Detour: Q&A with Maria Sebregondi

    Have you ever wanted to peek inside the notebooks of your favorite designers? In The Detour Book: The Moleskine notebook experience, readers are privy to a stunning collection of more than 250...

    written by: Maria Sebregondi
    04.30.13

  23. Product Spotlight: Sketchbooks by Makr
    Product Reviews

    Product Spotlight: Sketchbooks by Makr

    A good sketchbook journal is always by your side, ready to take any notes and documentations of all sorts. Ready to set all hearts aflutter, Florida-based Makr Carry Goods has just released their...

    written by: Eujin Rhee
    04.23.13

  24. Knotty by Nature
    House Tours

    Knotty by Nature

    In snowy Sweden, where pine planks and the democratic design incubator Ikea reign supreme, a local architect pays homage to his patrimony, making a small, slatty home feel like a rather big deal....

    written by: Grant Gibson
    photos by: Pia Ulin
    04.03.10

  25. Public Defender
    Profiles

    Public Defender

    Zoe Ryan has written art and design articles and books, helped curate shows at the MoMA and the Victoria and Albert Museum, and, most spectacularly, brought new life to the Van Alen Institute, New...

    written by: Shonquis Moreno
    photos by: Adam Friedberg
    02.25.09

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