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  1. Tidy Books Box
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    Tidy Books Box

    Conceptualized by a Parisian violin maker and handmade of limewood with a water-based finish, the Tidy Books Box allows kids to select books from their covers rather than their spines.

    written by: Erika Heet
    01.01.11

  2. Organic Laptop Bag by Zaum
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    Organic Laptop Bag by Zaum

    We've been on a laptop bag lookout and this week Zaum's Eco Portabile Media bag caught our eye. It's got all the fixing of a basic laptop carrier—padded computer section, pockets for plug-ins...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    01.12.11

  3. These Walls Can Talk
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    These Walls Can Talk

    Congratulations, wallpaper…you no longer look or feel like my grandmother’s living room. Freed from a past of gauche ubiquity, wallpaper is now beautifully designed and updated with...

    written by: Leah King
    01.14.11

  4. Revisioning Camera Lenses
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    Revisioning Camera Lenses

    I’ve developed into a true shutterbug, a camera geek who doesn’t leave home without one. Obsessed with vintage cameras, camera lenses, and taking photos—that's me in a nutshell....

    written by: Leah King
    01.20.11

  5. Marco Hemmerling's Triwing Chair
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    Marco Hemmerling's Triwing Chair

    Last December, I came across this fascinating article in the Architect's Newspaper that discussed the possibilities digital fabrication brings to the built environment. Since reading the...

    written by: Diana Budds
    01.26.11

  6. The Work of Asher Israelow
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    The Work of Asher Israelow

    Add Asher Israelow to our list of young guns to watch. The Brooklyn resident and Rhode Island School of Design grad, who turns 28 this year, designs and builds stunning furniture with varied...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    02.08.11

  7. From Stockholm: Gärsnäs, Old & New
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    From Stockholm: Gärsnäs, Old & New

    Since 1893, Gärsnäs has worked with furniture artisans to create wood works that are durable, pleasing to the eye, and functional. The fifty-person company always has a lovely presence at...

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    02.12.11

  8. Salone Posters
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    Salone Posters

    In the beginning, there was Italy. When a handful of furniture manufacturers formed Cosmit in 1961, Salone Internazionale del Mobile was conceived to promote homegrown talent. In the subsequent...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    03.07.11

  9. Handmade Wine Chillers
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    Handmade Wine Chillers

    Ceramic artist Michael Wisner learned much of his craft from Juan Quezada, the self-invented Mexican master who rediscovered ancient methods of Indian pottery. “I knocked on his door and told...

    written by: J. Michael Welton
    03.02.11

  10. Kadushin's Laser Cut Chairs
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    Kadushin's Laser Cut Chairs

    In "Recent Uploads" at the Appel Gallery in Berlin, designer Ronen Kadushin exhibited a series of chairs laser cut from 6-mm thick sheets of aluminum. Says Kadushin, "Each chair...

    written by: Diana Budds
    03.03.11

  11. The Silenci Chair by o4i
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    The Silenci Chair by o4i

    With the Silenci chair, Stockholm-based o4i—a design studio that focuses on contemporary domestic and public furniture— wage war against "acoustic clutter." Manufactured by de...

    written by: Diana Budds
    03.06.11

  12. Poketo Artist Wallets
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    Poketo Artist Wallets

    Los Angeles-based design company Poketo's claim to fame is its artists wallets (though its also offers some sweet Spacetime wall decals, adorable Smile cards, and fun Mood bottle openers)....

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    03.09.11

  13. The Electrician-Free Sconce
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    The Electrician-Free Sconce

    A few months into living in a new apartment, it's become clear that I'm one lamp shy of a fully-lit living room. It's perfectly fine in there, but I often wish that I could turn...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    03.14.11

  14. Green and Efficient: Boost Boxes
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    Green and Efficient: Boost Boxes

    These days, it seems like everyone is busy saving the world. Using recycled, sustainably sourced materials is de rigeur for designers and manufacturers as consumers are becoming savvier about the...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    03.17.11

  15. Ceramics by Montes Doggett
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    Ceramics by Montes Doggett

    A journey through the Intertubes recently landed me at the homepage of Montes Doggett. The stunning line of Peruvian ceramics is the work of Mexican designer Monica Porter.

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    03.30.11

  16. Reissued: Jens Quistgaard Mills
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    Reissued: Jens Quistgaard Mills

    While we've all heard of Dansk, far fewer of us are aware of the talented artist behind the company: Danish designer Jens Harald Quistgaard. Formed in 1954 with American entrepreneur Ted Nierenberg...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    03.31.11

  17. Hang Around and Toss Around
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    Hang Around and Toss Around

    A year and a half ago, three Danish powerhouse designers—Lars Holme Larsen of Kilo Design, Bjarke Ingels of BIG, and Jens Martin Skibsted of Skibsted Ideation—joined forces to create...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    04.05.11

  18. The Next-Generation Paper Plate
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    The Next-Generation Paper Plate

    I'm currently planning a party (ok, wedding) and have been coming across lots of interesting paper party supplies—including these awesome Gunilla Axén-designed cocktail napkins, which...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    04.07.11

  19. Lomography Loves Japan
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    Lomography Loves Japan

    Amid the flurry of creative efforts towards Japan fund-raising comes this latest offering: Lomography Loves Japan, a fleet of three special-edition 'analog' cameras from Lomography. Funds from...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    04.25.11

  20. 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

  21. Golf Balls Go Green
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    Golf Balls Go Green

    At the end of March, the Bangor Daily News reported on a clever new development in the realm of green sporting goods: a biodegradable golf ball made of crushed lobster shells. Professor David...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    04.24.11

  22. American Made: Louisville Slugger
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    American Made: Louisville Slugger

    I'm in the process of putting together a big story on American-made design for the October issue, and it's been quite a revelation to learn precisely which American classics are still made on these...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    04.28.11

  23. Furniture by Chadhaus
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    Furniture by Chadhaus

    I recently discovered the work of Chadhaus, a four-year-old Seattle-based company that builds beautiful modern furniture from hardwoods and recycled steel sourced mostly in the Pacific Northwest....

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    04.29.11

  24. Bialetti’s Aeternum Cookware
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    Bialetti’s Aeternum Cookware

    If you've ever seen a Moka stovetop espresso maker—and what design or coffee fan hasn't (especially visitors to the Museum of Modern Art in New York where it's part of the permanent...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    05.06.11

  25. Grow Bottles
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    Grow Bottles

    If you live in an apartment or otherwise lack a patch in which to plant a garden, Potting Shed Creations' Grow Bottles (also available at sustainable-living shop Branch) might be your answer to...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    05.16.11

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