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  1. Lighting Up
    Finishing Touch

    Lighting Up

    A dim Toronto Tudor gets an airy new look, thanks to a top-level remodel and some bright ideas.

    written by: Alex Bozikovic
    01.25.12

  2. Last Words, Take Two
    Interviews

    Last Words, Take Two

    We put the same six questions to everyone we talked to for the Now 99 issue to learn what they’re reading, rethinking, and totally sick of. We ran a few responses as the Finishing Touch in...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    04.13.12

  3. Green

    i-love-trash

    Before Tom McMurtrie became the recycling coordinator of Ann Arbor in 1991—a position that lets him shape the town’s recycling policy—he made his business selling Solarwall (www...

    01.01.09

  4. Rainbow House in Action
    Finishing Touch

    Rainbow House in Action

    One of the more colorful architectural details we've run lately is that multi-hued staricase that gets the full-page treatment in Rainbow Flight by Jordan Kushins, the Finishing Touch in our July...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    07.21.11

  5. Modernism 2.0: A Tower in the Park Even Jane Jacobs Could Love
    House Tours

    Modernism 2.0: A Tower in the Park Even Jane Jacobs Could Love

    No one plans to get old; it just happens. Real-estate fantasies, however, tend to be ageless. To misquote the late Nora Ephron, we’ve been having the same real-estate fantasy for decades. And...

    written by: Lamar Anderson
    08.28.12

  6. Friday Finds 05.11.12
    Post

    Friday Finds 05.11.12

    Wrap up the week with our roundup of architecture, art, and design finds.

    written by: Diana Budds
    05.11.12

  7. V&A Pattern Series II
    Books

    V&A Pattern Series II

    Last year, the Victoria and Albert Museum dug into its archives of decorative textile patterns and published its first set of pattern books. Next week, the London museum will release the second set...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    05.25.10

  8. Apartment Decorated by Gaultier
    Travel Reports

    Apartment Decorated by Gaultier

    Stepping into the freshly decorated apartment by Jean-Paul Gaultier at Trocadero in Paris, I felt as if I had been transported into a quixotic dream, complete with a choppy journey through a triage...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    photos by: Tiffany Chu
    08.11.10

  9. J. Abbott Miller and Ellen Lupton
    Profiles

    J. Abbott Miller and Ellen Lupton

    "We thought design was this incredible discovery as a field, and yet no one was making it interesting. There was so much work to be done."

    written by: Shonquis Moreno
    photos by: Julian Broad
    02.26.09

  10. 7 Questions for Marc Kushner
    Dwell on Design

    7 Questions for Marc Kushner

    All right, we've all heard of "The Social Network" by now, but have you heard of Architizer, the social network for architects and designers? It's a site that's (thankfully) not populated...

    written by: Diana Budds
    06.15.11

  11. Little Bird Swing
    Product

    Little Bird Swing

    I was on North Haven Island, Maine recently to report a story for the July/August issue of the magazine, and I went to visit a lovely modern second home by architect Christopher Campbell. Hang...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    03.09.09

  12. Muutos from Muuto
    Product

    Muutos from Muuto

    What’s in a name? If you’re Muuto, it’s a mission statement. Inspired by the Finnish word “muutos,” meaning “change” or “new perspective,” the...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    03.11.09

  13. Domestic Construction
    Product

    Domestic Construction

    Brooklyn design duo Domestic Construction have been hard at work turning found objects, fabric and paint into imaginative installations, one-of-a-kind fashion, and repurposed interior design.

    written by: Laure Joliet
    03.14.09

  14. Urban Hardwoods Furniture
    Product

    Urban Hardwoods Furniture

    Now that "salvage" has as many connotations with environmental sensitivity, creativity, and resourcefulness as with the need to scrimp and save, showrooms formerly reserved for brand new...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    03.24.09

  15. The Pirate Chair
    Product

    The Pirate Chair

    For better or for worse, we're currently living through something of a pirate renaissance. Pirates pop up as both comic cultural meme and serious scourge of the seas. With clear awareness of this...

    03.29.09

  16. Brazilian Design at the MoMA Store
    Product

    Brazilian Design at the MoMA Store

    The Museum of Modern Art's Design Store has been running regionally-sourced collections in their retails shops and online. Currently they've got an excellent array of products from Korea, and next...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    03.30.09

  17. One Teakettle Wins the Tea-Off
    Product

    One Teakettle Wins the Tea-Off

    Design competitions are all the rage these days, with the Internet making it easy to gather and disseminate good ideas from creative thinkers the world over. Recently World Kitchen—a brand...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    04.01.09

  18. Loft Table Tools
    Product

    Loft Table Tools

    Any good modernist will want his share of tools for living, but for me, if that tool kit doesn't come with a cheese knife forget about it. Imagine my delight at seeing Teroforma's new Loft Table...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    04.02.09

  19. Lili Lite
    Product

    Lili Lite

    In small spaces, furniture that can multi-task is key, and in the current economy, it’s also a much-needed budget saver. Which is why I love Studio Smeets Design’s product Lili Lite: It...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    04.06.09

  20. Quistgaard Pepper Mills
    Product

    Quistgaard Pepper Mills

    If you dig through your parents’ kitchen cupboards, chances are you’ll find a Jens Quistgaard design. Although “Quistgaard” never became a household name, the company he...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    04.07.09

  21. Grand Prix Chair
    Product

    Grand Prix Chair

    In 1957, Danish designer Arne Jacobsen created the Grand Prix chair for Fritz Hansen—two years after rising to furniture-design fame with his Series 7 chair and five years after his Ant chair...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    04.11.09

  22. Animal Shot Glasses by Goody Grams
    Product

    Animal Shot Glasses by Goody Grams

    I stopped into the quite charming San Francisco spirits store Cask last week, and though the grappa selection left something to be desired, I was taken with these animal head shot glasses by...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    04.15.09

  23. Marek Gut Commode
    Product

    Marek Gut Commode

    Though we already ran our weekly round-up of finds from the Web, I couldn't help spotlighting this retrofuturistic piece of furniture by Polish designer Marek Gut. The so-called Commode (we'd...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    05.01.09

  24. BB02 Table and Chairs
    Product

    BB02 Table and Chairs

    Modern design for moms and dads is becoming ever more available, with the latest eye-catching addition coming from notNeutral. The Los Angeles-based commercial product company of creative group...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    05.14.09

  25. Reclaimed Bowling Lane Furniture
    Product

    Reclaimed Bowling Lane Furniture

    In bowling, "striking out" means throwing three strikes in the tenth and final frame of a game. In 2007, "striking out," for television producer and musician Jim Malone, meant...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    05.28.09

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