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  1. Molding the Modern City
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    Molding the Modern City

    Many of us have taken “professional development” courses, if only to keep up with the pre-teens already coding their own social network or cutting their first film. When it comes...

    written by: Leah King
    08.24.11

  2. Reading Time: Creative Books for Kids
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    Reading Time: Creative Books for Kids

    From picture books for pint-size readers to more involved, didactic tomes that parents can read to their kids, break out these entertaining and educational volumes for more creative play.

    written by: Dan Maginn
    photos by: Peter Belanger
    09.27.13

  3. SF Creative Mornings Kicks Off
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    SF Creative Mornings Kicks Off

    Friday morning in San Francisco saw not only torrential rain and spots of hail but the kick off of its own monthly CreativeMornings chapter. Dubbed a "free breakfast lecture series, for...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    02.28.11

  4. Q&A with Autograph Creative Directors
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    Q&A with Autograph Creative Directors

    Donerik Dela Cruz and Aaron Pou describe their business as a “design start-up in challenging times,” but since launching Autograph, a brand consulting, art direction, and graphic design...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    05.05.09

  5. Pousse Creative's Pet Houses
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    Pousse Creative's Pet Houses

    Designers Sebastian Haquet and Thomas Lanthier have a decidedly modern take on shelters for pets. Their Lille-based company, Pousse Creative, was founded in 2010 with a chicken run designed for...

    written by: Leah King
    04.14.11

  6. Housing in Crisis Part 4: Lures Cast by Creative Developers
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    Housing in Crisis Part 4: Lures Cast by Creative Developers

    Fact: Urban areas, including those in Chicago, Los Angeles and New York, have been experiencing exponential growth of inner-city housing due to incentives such as relaxed zoning laws and tax...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    10.31.08

  7. David Rockwell & The Creatives: A City Modern Preview
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    David Rockwell & The Creatives: A City Modern Preview

    When David Rockwell, Founder and President of the Rockwell Group, takes the stage at City Modern with panelists including fashion designer Isabel Toledo, artist and illustrator Ruben Toledo, and...

    written by: Sara Carpenter
    09.19.13

  8. Manufractured Takes a Look at Post-Consumer Creativity
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    Manufractured Takes a Look at Post-Consumer Creativity

    Design aficionados and dumpster divers alike will relish the well-laid-out and surprising new book Manufractured: The Conspicuous Transformation of Everyday Objects by Steven Skov Holt and Mara...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    12.02.08

  9. 5 Creative Renovations We Love
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    5 Creative Renovations We Love

    Updated, transformed: These five creative renovations, from a bustling neighborhood in Singapore to a Wyoming suburb, propel the past into the present.

    written by: Ivane Soyombo
    03.18.13

  10. Creativity and Constraint: A City Modern Preview
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    Creativity and Constraint: A City Modern Preview

    Who better to speak to the topic of authentic design than a man with numerous creative collaborations under his belt in addition to his own (vast!) undertakings? Author, designer and ceramicist...

    written by: Sara Carpenter
    09.25.13

  11. Product Spotlight: Wooden Toys by Twig Creative
    Product Reviews

    Product Spotlight: Wooden Toys by Twig Creative

    For the budding photographer not yet familiar with apertures, shutters, and ISO speeds, look no further than these wooden toy cameras designed and handcrafted by Twig Creative. The Salt Lake City,...

    written by: Eujin Rhee
    03.28.13

  12. 6 Creative Kickstarter Projects We Love
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    6 Creative Kickstarter Projects We Love

    Whether you are looking to organize your kitchen spice by spice or on the hunt for some space-saving solutions, these six creative Kickstarter projects will make your home an organizational haven.

    written by: Claire Andreas
    07.18.13

  13. 11 Creative Uses for Ladders
    Houses We Love

    11 Creative Uses for Ladders

    As we prepare for our November issue, which is all about small spaces, we’re thinking small, and that often means creative use of otherwise wasted space above the main floor. Getting to these...

    written by: Erika Heet
    08.08.13

  14. Steal This Kitchen Idea: Creative Spice Storage
    A Great Idea

    Steal This Kitchen Idea: Creative Spice Storage

    Architectural designer Chris Greenawalt's Boston kitchen renovation includes a striking approach to spice storage: a back-lit shelf accessed by a library ladder. Here's how he did it.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    08.14.13

  15. Playful Designs for a Creative Home
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    Playful Designs for a Creative Home

    Finding a balance between functionality and playfulness can be a challenge, but these innovative ideas can help create a home that is inspiring for children and adults alike.

    written by: Dora Sapunar
    04.07.14

  16. 5 Creative Staircase Storage Solutions
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    5 Creative Staircase Storage Solutions

    Staircases can be more than simply a way to get from floor to floor; in the right designers' hands, they can be creative storage solutions, too.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    08.27.13

  17. 5 Creative Modern Porches and Decks
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    5 Creative Modern Porches and Decks

    As these five projects prove, a modern deck or porch can play many creative roles—as a play space, hangout spot, dining area, and more.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    09.07.13

  18. Creative Renovation in Brooklyn
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    Creative Renovation in Brooklyn

    When graphic designers Jeanette and Mike Abbink left behind their loft in San Francisco—with collected ephemera, a voluminous library, and a parcel of paintings in tow—they didn’t...

    written by: Karrie Jacobs
    photos by: Dean Kaufman
    07.29.09

  19. 7 Creative Wallcoverings
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    7 Creative Wallcoverings

    An aptly placed pattern does a modern interior good. Spy seven of our favorite wallcoverings in the following slideshow.

    written by: Diana Budds
    10.15.13

  20. 7 Houses with Creative Courtyards
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    7 Houses with Creative Courtyards

    For outdoor dining or a private place to lounge in the sun, nothing beats a courtyard. Here are seven such spaces.

    written by: Diana Budds
    11.11.13

  21. Creative Landscape Design for a Renovated Eichler in California
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    Creative Landscape Design for a Renovated Eichler in California

    Landscape designer Bernard Trainor masterminds a seamless garden to surround a Silicon Valley Eichler.

    written by: Joanne Furio
    photos by: Daniel Hennessy
    03.28.14

  22. Creative Agency We Love: Ill-Studio
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    Creative Agency We Love: Ill-Studio

    Founded in 2007 by Léonard Vernhet and Thomas Subreville, Ill-Studio is a multidisciplinary design agency based in Paris, France. Whether for personal or commission, the duo along with luminaries...

    written by: Eujin Rhee
    04.25.13

  23. Barbara Hill on Designing Creative and Comfortable Rooms
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    Barbara Hill on Designing Creative and Comfortable Rooms

    The Texas designer shares how to create spaces that simultaneously stand out and stand the test of time.

    written by: Diana Budds
    05.12.14

  24. 7 Creative Tips for Small-Space Living
    House Tours

    7 Creative Tips for Small-Space Living

    A tiny 900-square-foot house on a steep hill in San Francisco offers a bevy of clever tips and tricks for small-space living.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    photos by: Zubin Shroff
    08.29.13

  25. 5 Creative, High-Design Bookshelves
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    5 Creative, High-Design Bookshelves

    Books add warm and personality to a space—and sometimes, though far too seldom, the shelves they sit on do the same. Here, five creative, handsomely built shelves that beautifully upstage their...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    05.14.13

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