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  1. House of Futures Past
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    House of Futures Past

    Prince Charles, long an advocate of sustainability in architecture—including the use of natural building materials and the planting of organic gardens, but very conservative on the aesthetic...

    written by: Geoff Manaugh
    12.23.08

  2. Piece of Cake
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    Piece of Cake

    For some, the holidays are about indulgence while for others, it’s a tricky balancing act of holiday desserts and a healthy diet. For eager-to-please hosts, German designer Konstantin...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    12.23.08

  3. Pop (Up) Architecture
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    Pop (Up) Architecture

    To get to know a building well, is it easier to walk through it or to read about it? With Universe Publishing's recently released book, Modern Architecture Pop-Up by Anton Radevsky and David Sokol,...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    12.24.08

  4. Leah Evans Textiles
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    Leah Evans Textiles

    Leah Evans is in the business of quilt-making. But seeing as how her creations feature aerial photography, maps, and satellite imagery, they are definitely not your grandmother's quilts.

    written by: Laure Joliet
    12.25.08

  5. Extended Interview: Renzo Piano
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    Extended Interview: Renzo Piano

    In our February 2009 issue we sat down with acclaimed Italian architect Renzo Piano, who designed the California Academy of Sciences building, for an “In the Modern World” Q & A....

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    07.24.09

  6. The New Garden Museum
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    The New Garden Museum

    The Garden Museum in London has re-opened—and rebranded—after a short and surprisingly affordable modern makeover by the talented local firm Dow Jones Architects. I had the pleasure of...

    written by: Geoff Manaugh
    12.27.08

  7. Southern Comfort
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    Southern Comfort

    Louisville, Kentucky, is a river town built around 19th-century commerce and trade. Downtown, old brick facades remind of this era of bustling industry when riverboats and trains moved raw...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    12.29.08

  8. East Harlem Green
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    East Harlem Green

    Another notch in the bedpost of green development: Tapestry, a residential building in East Harlem designed for LEED Silver certification, has broken ground.

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    12.30.08

  9. Martha Meets Manhattan's Lower East Side
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    Martha Meets Manhattan's Lower East Side

    Call it the recession or just plain creativity in the air, but DIY just feels relevant these days. A great outlet for those so inclined is Make Workshops, the New York–based enterprise...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    01.01.09

  10. Weck Canning Jars
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    Weck Canning Jars

    The Slow Food movement, not the mention Frtiz Haeg's modern day Victory Gardens, have sparked a renewed interest in canning and preserving homegrown food. Perhaps the best part is rediscovering the...

    written by: Laure Joliet
    01.03.09

  11. Titanium Spork
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    Titanium Spork

    When it comes to hard-wearing, utilitarian consumer goods, there are a few acknowledged design classics: Emeco's Navy Chair comes to mind:

    written by: David A. Greene
    01.04.09

  12. The Brickley Engine
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    The Brickley Engine

    Moving parts mean friction; friction means a drag on engine efficiency. Five years ago independent Austin, Texas, inventor Mike Brickley took this on as a challenge. He created and patented a car...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    01.05.09

  13. Cookin' with IKEA
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    Cookin' with IKEA

    Most appliance-buyers in the U.S. are prisoners of big-box and old-school retailers like Sears, Home Depot, and Best Buy, but over the past few years, Swedish furniture superstore Ikea has been...

    written by: David A. Greene
    01.05.09

  14. Kathleen Hills Lighting
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    Kathleen Hills Lighting

    If your resolutions this year involve simplicity and well-designed products, look into designer Kathleen Hills. She has a well-honed aesthetic that incorporates elements of craft, pottery, and high...

    written by: Laure Joliet
    01.06.09

  15. Where Art Meets Farming
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    Where Art Meets Farming

    On a 21-acre plot in New York's Catskills Mountains lies an enchanting organization, the Andes Sprouts Society, which is devoted to furthering the exchange of knowledge and sustainability through...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    01.07.09

  16. Best Architecture of 2008?
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    Best Architecture of 2008?

    Just a couple days ago the Los Angeles Times posted a slideshow of their picks for the Best Architecture: 2008, complete with commentary by their very fine architecture critic, Chris Hawthorne.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    01.07.09

  17. The Crystal Chair
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    The Crystal Chair

    To build a chair usually does not begin with filling a large glass tank with water, nor does it involve submerging polyester fibers. This is the approach of visionary Japanese industrial designer...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    01.08.09

  18. The H-Bus Drops
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    The H-Bus Drops

    The first hydrogen-fuel-cell public transit bus west of the Mississippi will make its debut this coming spring in beautiful downtown Burbank, California.

    written by: David A. Greene
    01.09.09

  19. Architecture Critics Worth Your Time
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    Architecture Critics Worth Your Time

    As more and more of the design press moves to the web, I'd like to take a moment to remind you blog-hungry architecture fiends that some of the best writing on design still happens in those...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    01.09.09

  20. Google Maps Vacation
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    Google Maps Vacation

    Even though fuel is cheap, in the current economy some of us may feel like we have to forgo vacations to conserve cash. But with improvements in satellite-based internet tools, the ultimate...

    written by: David A. Greene
    01.10.09

  21. Romper Room Deluxe
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    Romper Room Deluxe

    As of Spring 2009, Manhattan will have a preschool that focuses specifically on art and environment. Luxury multi-family development Clinton Greens on West 51st Street has hired Montreal- and New...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    01.10.09

  22. Bük 'em, Danno
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    Bük 'em, Danno

    For fans of good design, great writing, and smart cultural objects, consider the Bük. Billed as "one provocative essay, short story, portfolio of pictures, collection of poems, or other...

    written by: David A. Greene
    01.10.09

  23. Molded Poly Seats Made from Paper
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    Molded Poly Seats Made from Paper

    Most modern furniture aficionados are loyal to the classic molded shell chairs, cast in brightly colored plastic and formed into a soft, comfortable seat. But in the pursuit of more sustainable...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    01.11.09

  24. A Victory Garden for the White House?
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    A Victory Garden for the White House?

    The White House groundskeepers have made some progress and have launched a gardening practice designed to be more responsible—they are using integrated pest management, fertilizing according...

    written by: Laure Joliet
    01.11.09

  25. Porsche Sled
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    Porsche Sled

    Driving gloves, check. Aviator sunglasses, check. Hair gel and minty-fresh breath spray—check. You're ready to hit the slopes with your Porsche Design snow sled, an elegantly designed (and...

    written by: David A. Greene
    01.11.09

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