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  1. Meet Upstart Humanitarian Architecture Duo TYIN Tegnestue
    House Tours

    Meet Upstart Humanitarian Architecture Duo TYIN Tegnestue

    Two young Norwegians take a hands-on approach to do-good design with projects in remote Thailand, Bangkok, Sumatra, and beyond.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    photos by: Pasi Aalto
    04.13.12

  2. Last Words
    Finishing Touch

    Last Words

    We put the same four questions to everyone we talked to for the Now 99 to learn what they’re inspired by and what they’re totally sick of. Read on for a glimpse into today’s...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    04.13.12

  3. Friday Finds 04.13.12
    Week in Review

    Friday Finds 04.13.12

    Yet another week has flown by and the weekend is upon us. Below we share some of our favorite discoveries, which include a go-to app for karaoke fiends, a concrete pendant lamp that looks like...

    written by: Diana Budds
    04.13.12

  4. Hau Tree Lanai in Honolulu
    Travel Reports

    Hau Tree Lanai in Honolulu

    I was in Honolulu, Hawaii, last week to talk at a green design conference, and in my two quick days there I was able to see a few of the sights. Though I managed to eat at some trendy, and rather...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    04.13.12

  5. Play Ball: Huntington Baseball Co.
    Product

    Play Ball: Huntington Baseball Co.

    Now that the season is on, any good design fan is mulling over precisely how to get just a bit more baseball into his home decor. Moderation, fellow fans! Tempting as it may be to move that...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    04.12.12

  6. Warmth
    Design 101

    Warmth

    Kiel Moe, assistant professor of architectural technology at Harvard University, specializes in architecture and energy issues. “As fuel prices fluctuate,” he says, “you’re...

    written by: Patrick Di Justo
    04.11.12

  7. Lighting
    Design 101

    Lighting

    Lisa Heschong, a California architect with the Heschong Mahone Group, which specializes in research on building performance, doesn’t think much of firelight: “The use of fire for...

    written by: Patrick Di Justo
    04.11.12

  8. Cooking
    Design 101

    Cooking

    Ian Tattersall, curator emeritus at the American Museum of Natural History, says that some anthropologists believe that we tamed fire before we were even human. “When the first prehumans...

    written by: Patrick Di Justo
    04.11.12

  9. Fire in the Home 101
    Design 101

    Fire in the Home 101

    Taming fire was humankind’s first and most critical step toward its mastery of the material world. About 400,000 years ago, our ancestors learned to harness the flame, setting us on the...

    written by: Patrick Di Justo
    04.11.12

  10. Colour Makes People Happy
    Shops

    Colour Makes People Happy

    Located on a quiet suburban street in South London, the shop Colour Makes People Happy is painted in a surprisingly subtle shade of sage green. Rainbow colored signage adorns the windows and a...

    written by: Ali Morris
    04.11.12

  11. The Making of Screenplay: Part 2
    Renovation

    The Making of Screenplay: Part 2

    Jenny Wu, a partner at Oyler Wu Collaborative, documents the process from design through fabrication of their latest installation, Screenplay, to be featured at the upcoming Dwell on Design 2012....

    written by: Jenny Wu
    04.11.12

  12. Accessories from Schoolhouse Electric
    Post

    Accessories from Schoolhouse Electric

    I have always associated the Portland-based company Schoolhouse Electric solely with classic, vintage-inspired lighting, and only recently discovered that they sell much more than that in their...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    04.10.12

  13. Cafe Trays by David Rasmussen Design
    Product

    Cafe Trays by David Rasmussen Design

    Colorado-based designer David Rasmussen recently released a line of wooden cafe trays that is the perfect blend of modern-meets-craft. What started out as a small commission for a local restaurant...

    written by: Diana Budds
    04.09.12

  14. Fritz Hansen Stomps on Knockoffs
    Post

    Fritz Hansen Stomps on Knockoffs

    I've been thinking and learning a lot about furniture knockoffs recently—stay tuned to read the results in an upcoming issue—so this video from Fritz Hansen came at an opportune moment....

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    04.07.12

  15. Friday Finds 04.06.12
    Week in Review

    Friday Finds 04.06.12

    Get your daily dose of design by scrolling through Friday Finds. Below we share the Miami Marlins' new stadium, one man's ode to Titanic, and a swoon-worthy waxed canvas bag.

    written by: Diana Budds
    04.06.12

  16. Brooklyn Botanic's New 'Do
    Outdoor

    Brooklyn Botanic's New 'Do

    Last week, as spring's balmy temperatures took a temporary dip into glacier territory, the two founding partners of architecture and urbanism firm Weiss/Manfredi led a hard hat tour of their new...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    04.05.12

  17. Back to Nature
    Finishing Touch

    Back to Nature

    A one-of-a-kind house on a Japanese island blurs the indoor-outdoor divide.

    written by: Winifred Bird
    photos by: Hiroshi Ueda
    04.04.12

  18. The Making of Screenplay: Part 1
    Renovation

    The Making of Screenplay: Part 1

    Jenny Wu, a partner at Oyler Wu Collaborative, documents the process from design through fabrication of their latest installation, Screenplay, to be featured at the upcoming Dwell on Design 2012....

    written by: Jenny Wu
    04.03.12

  19. Bike Brigade
    Product Reviews

    Bike Brigade

    We’ve long known about the environmental and health benefits of biking, but the demands of savvy urban cyclists aren’t the same as those of weekend warriors. Designers are wising up...

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Peter Belanger
    04.02.12

  20. MAIK's Experimental Danish Design
    A Great Idea

    MAIK's Experimental Danish Design

    Pronounced "make," MAIK is an experimental Danish design brand founded in 2009 by Andreas Sachse and Rune Rex. I spotted it when I was in Copenhagen last fall and although it was closed, I was able...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    04.02.12

  21. Houses of the Sundown Sea
    Books

    Houses of the Sundown Sea

    Way back in our Dec/Jan issue that kicked off 2008, we told the story of the super groovy, surf bum-cum-architectural genius Harry Gesner. The man was a true California original, one who found a...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    04.02.12

  22. Anna Carnick's Design Voices
    Books

    Anna Carnick's Design Voices

    In her new e-book, Design Voices, Anna Carnick puts eight designers—Milton Glaser, Massimo Vignelli, Stefan Sagmeister, Giulio Cappellini, Ross Lovegrove, Tokujin Yoshioka, Dror Benshetrit,...

    written by: Diana Budds
    04.01.12

  23. A Renovated Farmhouse in Northern Italy
    House Tours

    A Renovated Farmhouse in Northern Italy

    A couple in northern Italy trade a cramped flat for a renovated farmhouse in the country.

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    photos by: Helenio Barbetta
    03.31.12

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