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  1. Top Design Boards on Pinterest
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    Top Design Boards on Pinterest

    For designers, artists, and virtual hoarders, Pinterest is the perfect website for whiling away hours. The site allows users to curate images on virtual inspiration boards organized by subjects the...

    written by: Olivia Martin
    07.18.12

  2. Porches Inn, North Adams, Massachusetts
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    Porches Inn, North Adams, Massachusetts

    In 1985, the Sprague Electric Mill in North Adams, Massachusetts, closed down. Like many similar western Massachusetts towns supporting heavy industry, North Adams relied on its factories to...

    written by: Laura Feinstein
    07.17.12

  3. Happy Birthday, HVAC
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    Happy Birthday, HVAC

    Here's a random fact for the day: July 17, 2012, marks the 110th anniversary of the humble air conditioner. Sure, overheated and crafty peoples had invented one-off cooling devices before American...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    07.17.12

  4. Women of Influence
    Profiles

    Women of Influence

    We identify a cross-section of designers hard at work in every corner of society, from a Taiwanese graphic designer working in the New York headquarters of Pentagram, to the first female...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    07.17.12

  5. Natasha Jen

    Natasha Jen

    Pentagram’s newest partner adopts a spatial approach to graphic design and building brand identities that go way beyond logos. 

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    07.17.12

  6. Renny Ramakers

    Renny Ramakers

    A few words with the polymath powerhouse behind Dutch industrial-design giant Droog.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    07.17.12

  7. Jill Lerner

    Jill Lerner

    Managing principal at Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates, FAIA

    written by: Aaron Britt
    07.17.12

  8. Elisa Orlanski Ours

    Elisa Orlanski Ours

    This fixer brings a varied background in academia, architecture, and construction to her management role at one of New York City’s blue-chip development firms. 

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    07.17.12

  9. Susan Kare

    Susan Kare

    Thirty years ago, an Apple designer helped define the future of personal computers with three iconic icons.

    written by: Diana Budds
    07.17.12

  10. Yasmeen Lari

    Yasmeen Lari

    With nearly half a century of in-the-field experience, Pakistan’s first female architect leads an ambitious nonprofit, the Heritage Foundation of Pakistan.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    07.17.12

  11. Allison G. Williams

    Allison G. Williams

    FAIA LEEDAP, design principal, and director of design at Perkins+Will

    written by: Aaron Britt
    07.17.12

  12. Mojgan Hariri and Gisue Hariri

    Mojgan Hariri and Gisue Hariri

    The Iran-born sisters blaze a bold path for self-employed architects: Design everything in sight.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    07.17.12

  13. Marva Griffin Wilshire

    Marva Griffin Wilshire

    The Venezuelan mastermind behind the world’s largest furniture fair is an outspoken friend to the undiscovered.

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    07.17.12

  14. Eva Franch i Gilabert

    Eva Franch i Gilabert

    New York’s seminal downtown architecture gallery heralds a Catalonia-born academic, firebrand, and force of nature as its director.

    written by: Eva Hagberg
    07.17.12

  15. Laurinda Spear

    Laurinda Spear

    Cofounding principal of Arquitectonica

    written by: Aaron Britt
    07.17.12

  16. Renovating the Swan House: Part 2
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    Renovating the Swan House: Part 2

    In this three-part series, expanding on our July/August 2012 "Designers at Home" theme, Los Angeles-based architect Barbara Bestor tracks her hands-on, ten-month renovation of the Swan...

    written by: Barbara Bestor
    07.17.12

  17. Cut it Out: The Work of Lisa Iwamoto
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    Cut it Out: The Work of Lisa Iwamoto

    It’s not hyperbole to say that Lisa Iwamoto has written the book on digital fabrication. Published by Princeton Architectural Press, Digital Fabrications: Architectural and Material...

    written by: Joanne Furio
    07.16.12

  18. Sandy Chilewich
    Interviews

    Sandy Chilewich

    In our July/August 2012 issue, we profiled a cross-section of women working in the design field from architects to curatorial theorists and a handful of professions between. One prominent figure in...

    written by: Diana Budds
    07.16.12

  19. Strength in Numbers
    Profiles

    Strength in Numbers

    Touting a model of collaborative creativity, five young Chicagoans share talent and resources to promote the work of female designers.

    written by: Lisa Skolnik
    photos by: Daniel Shea
    07.16.12

  20. Homes with a Waterfront View
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    Homes with a Waterfront View

    Spying a body of water—be it a placid lake, roaring ocean, glassy pond, or snaking river—from your bedroom window is one of the fairest sights one can see. And for the residents of...

    written by: Diana Budds
    07.14.12

  21. 3 Bedroom Styling Ideas and Resources
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    3 Bedroom Styling Ideas and Resources

    If your boudoir’s design lacks luster, a set of bedding can spiff things up in a cinch. Selected with comfort and style in mind, our medley of shams, duvets, and blankets will keep...

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Aya Brackett
    07.13.12

  22. Sixagon by Misewell
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    Sixagon by Misewell

    We first featured Wisconsin designers and brothers Paul and Vincent Georgeson in our December/January 2011 Young Guns round up. They've launched a handful of new products since then, but one of...

    written by: Diana Budds
    07.13.12

  23. Friday Finds 07.13.12
    Week in Review

    Friday Finds 07.13.12

    This friday, we see an alternative to the 2012 Olympics logo, learn insider tips on how to best experience AT&T Park, home of the SF Giants, and take an armchair trip to an...

    written by: Diana Budds
    07.13.12

  24. 7 Tremendous Tree Houses
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    7 Tremendous Tree Houses

    Symbolic of both blissful childhood and the threshold between humanity and nature, tree houses hold a unique position in the world of modern architecture and design. We take a look at some of the...

    written by: Jordan Plaut
    07.12.12

  25. Cardigan Bay's Textile Design Revolution
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    Cardigan Bay's Textile Design Revolution

    It seems an unlikely place to come across a design revolution, but if you venture into the valleys of the Pembrokeshire coast in west Wales you will find a thriving creative community. Inspired by...

    written by: Ali Morris
    07.11.12

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