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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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

  16. Friday Finds 03.30.12
    Week in Review

    Friday Finds 03.30.12

    In this installment of Friday Finds, a look at tennis's most entertaining athlete, Pantone swatches that are good enough to eat, and answers to all the grade-schol test questions you never knew....

    written by: Diana Budds
    03.30.12

  17. Anti-Demolition Petition in Goshen
    House Tours

    Anti-Demolition Petition in Goshen

    It's been well-documented that architect Paul Rudolph's brutalist yet expressive aesthetic hasn't held up well to the whims of fashion. Popular in the 1960s, Rudolph completed a spate of...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    03.30.12

  18. Inside Saturdays NYC
    Shops

    Inside Saturdays NYC

    A surf shop in New York City? Unexpected, sure, but also incredibly chic. Saturdays NYC was founded by three friends, avid surfers who "saw a massive opportunity to bring the surf scene to the city...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    03.29.12

  19. PUTIKMADE Pottery
    Product

    PUTIKMADE Pottery

    Set to debut in May at the Garden Festival at the Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden, the UPO line of L.A.-made ceramic pots looks like a winning addition to any outdoor space. Better...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    03.29.12

  20. Back to the Future
    Product

    Back to the Future

    The legacy of mid-century designer Joe Colombo is underscored with a reissue of his plywood 4801 chair, now appearing for the first time in plastic from Italian furniture company Kartell.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    03.28.12

  21. Coffee Break: Stockholm's Cafe Foam
    Food

    Coffee Break: Stockholm's Cafe Foam

    Located in the Östermalm neighborhood of Stockholm, Cafe Foam channels "Spanish temperament with Scandinavian cool," according to its designers, local firm Note. Indeed, the interior features...

    written by: Diana Budds
    03.28.12

  22. Ralph Walker Renaissance
    Event Spotlight

    Ralph Walker Renaissance

    To Frank Lloyd Wright, Ralph Walker was “the only other honest architect in America,” and to The New York Times, he was the “architect of the century.”* Throughout his...

    written by: Alicia Chiu
    03.27.12

  23. DesignMarch Iceland 2012
    Travel Reports

    DesignMarch Iceland 2012

    For the fourth year in a row, product designers, architects, artists, and fashionistas opened their studio doors across Reykjavik, Iceland, for DesignMarch, a four-day roaming festival of art,...

    written by: James Nestor
    photos by: James Nestor
    03.27.12

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