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  1. Modernist Architecture Feeling the Pinch?
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    Modernist Architecture Feeling the Pinch?

    Falling prices for classic Lautners and Neutras might be a telltale sign that even modern masterpieces are feeling the pinch.

    written by: Laure Joliet
    10.23.08

  2. De La Espada Sale
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    De La Espada Sale

    Modernists and craftsmen are often seen as the guys who wear all black and the guys who wear flannels, respectively. However contemporary meets craft in just about everything De La Espada puts out.

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    10.24.08

  3. Wallpaper That Fixes Walls
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    Wallpaper That Fixes Walls

    A new line of wallpapers from Graham and Brown allows you cover up that disaster you call a wall.  Cinderblocks, paneling, really bad cracks?  These wallpapers will smooth right over them.

    written by: Laure Joliet
    10.24.08

  4. New Color for Take-out
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    New Color for Take-out

    Bare fridges filled with nothing but hot sauce, a couple bottles of beer, and some old take-out will be getting a makeover with these porcelain versions of the classic to-go containers.

    written by: Laure Joliet
    10.25.08

  5. Swan Chair 50th Anniversary
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    Swan Chair 50th Anniversary

    Arne Jacobsen’s Swan chair is no ugly duckling—especially when upholstered in swan-white leather, finished with a pearl-white base, and decorated with a sterling silver bracelet and...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    10.25.08

  6. Gone, Baby Gone
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    Gone, Baby Gone

    A few weeks ago, I wrote about the impending demise of the little car repair shop on a busy corner in my Los Angeles neighborhood of Silver Lake. The former Atlantic Richfield gas station (ca. 1936...

    written by: David A. Greene
    10.26.08

  7. Green Prefab at a (Relatively) Bargain Price
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    Green Prefab at a (Relatively) Bargain Price

    The New York Times recently picked up on the story of Thomas Small and Joanna Brody's Culver City, California, house designed by Whitney Sander of Sander Architects.

    written by: David A. Greene
    10.27.08

  8. Malcolm Gladwell on Design, Success and the Perception of Success
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    Malcolm Gladwell on Design, Success and the Perception of Success

    According to Malcolm Gladwell, 1930s-era bank buildings and the desk of his mathematician father are very much alike.

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    10.28.08

  9. Referendum on High Speed Rail
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    Referendum on High Speed Rail

    In these tumultuous economic times, California voters will soon have a chance to drop a cool $9.95 billion on a high-speed rail line between Los Angeles and San Francisco.

    written by: David A. Greene
    10.28.08

  10. Goth Girl Goes Metal
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    Goth Girl Goes Metal

    Christina Kozak describes herself as a goth girl. Maybe it's not surprising–she's a metalworker, relegated to hot fires and blackened irons. Her shop on Williamsburg's Grand Street is called...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    10.29.08

  11. How To Write Like An Architect
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    How To Write Like An Architect

    Typing most of the day, handwriting doesn't really come into play. But when it's time for that personal handwritten note, I wish I knew how to write like an architect:

    written by: Laure Joliet
    10.29.08

  12. Prefab in Philadelphia
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    Prefab in Philadelphia

    In the design and architecture world, the Museum of Modern Art's prefab exhibition, Home Delivery, was big news during its three-month appearance in New York. It closed just the other day, but...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    10.29.08

  13. Seven Questions for H-Sang Seung
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    Seven Questions for H-Sang Seung

    On a trip to Seoul last week, I met an architect who my guides called “the most famous architect in Korea.”

    written by: Aaron Britt
    10.29.08

  14. Flickr Pool: Green Buildings and Sustainable Communities
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    Flickr Pool: Green Buildings and Sustainable Communities

    Flickr is a great place to find visual inspiration, often allowing you to travel all around the world right from your desk chair. One group is pooling photos of their favorite green buildings and...

    written by: Laure Joliet
    10.30.08

  15. Blu Dot Store Opening
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    Blu Dot Store Opening

    Minneapolis-based furniture company Blu Dot is setting up a flagship shop in Soho. Earlier this week the company announced it will open the first-ever Blu Dot store in December.

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    10.31.08

  16. The Electric Mini
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    The Electric Mini

    Now things get interesting: BMW, the corporate parent of Mini Cooper, has announced that an all-electric version of the Mini   will premiere at the Los Angeles car show in January. Dubbed the...

    written by: David A. Greene
    10.31.08

  17. 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

  18. The Food Pyramid in Practice
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    The Food Pyramid in Practice

    The new Pyramid lunchbox takes the guesswork out of satisfying the daily recommended proportions of grains, fruits, protein, and vegetables, with the added bonus that it's streamlined and modern too.

    written by: Laure Joliet
    11.02.08

  19. The Secret Life of Kentucky Bourbon Barrels
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    The Secret Life of Kentucky Bourbon Barrels

    There seems to be more reclaimed wood in Brooklyn than trees themselves. This probably is both a good thing and a bad thing—reclaiming used wood being the good half of that equation, and any...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    11.02.08

  20. Green Campers
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    Green Campers

    Tonke builds old-fashioned wooden campers on a modern undercarriage. With four different models to accommodate either a solo journey or a trip to Yellowstone for three, this is traveling in style.

    written by: Laure Joliet
    11.03.08

  21. American Bill Price Makes a Stir in Seoul
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    American Bill Price Makes a Stir in Seoul

    Perhaps I’m displaying my own design ignorance here, but I had never heard of American architect, inventor and professor of industrial design at the University of Houston, Bill Price....

    written by: Aaron Britt
    11.03.08

  22. Modern History on the Block
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    Modern History on the Block

    Make of it what you will: Welton Becket's "House of Tomorrow" is in foreclosure.

    written by: David A. Greene
    11.03.08

  23. Of Scott's Grandmother and Reclaimed Wood
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    Of Scott's Grandmother and Reclaimed Wood

    He lists his grandmother ("who recycled everything") as his inspiration. How can you not be smitten with Scott Raffaele?

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    11.04.08

  24. Three Starchitects for the Price of One at the Leeum
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    Three Starchitects for the Price of One at the Leeum

    The rather poorly named Leeum Samsung Museum of Art (an unfortunate collision of “Lee”, surname of the Samsung family who founded the place, and the last half of “museum”)...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    11.04.08

  25. Great Source for Modern Bookshelves
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    Great Source for Modern Bookshelves

    For book enthusiasts who are up to their eyeballs in books, there are tons of great modern systems for storing them, some that you can even build yourself.  Most of the pages of Dwell are...

    written by: Laure Joliet
    11.04.08

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