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  1. Curating with a Conscience
    Travel Reports

    Curating with a Conscience

    Upon entering Small Scale Big Change: New Architectures of Social Engagement‚ the latest exhibition from MoMA's Architecture and Design department‚ the tone of the exhibition is...

    written by: Diana Budds
    10.08.10

  2. Inside the New Bay Bridge
    Travel Reports

    Inside the New Bay Bridge

    On a recent sunny San Franciscan morning, associate editor Miyoko Ohtake put on a yellow vest, protective goggles, and a hardhat to partake in a deep-access tour of the new San Francisco-Oakland...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Miyoko Ohtake
    07.02.10

  3. Young at Any Age
    Interviews

    Young at Any Age

    Japanese designer Mikiko Endo lets her wild imagination go to work—–so we can play.

    written by: Winifred Bird
    07.24.11

  4. Water Wise Finalists
    A Great Idea

    Water Wise Finalists

    We are very pleased to present this gallery dedicated to our talented top finalists in our Water Wise competition, sponsored by Kohler. All the creative solutions made for a very difficult decision...

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    07.19.10

  5. Sometimes You Need A Little Guardian
    Post

    Sometimes You Need A Little Guardian

    The Rome-based design firm Tokidoki—Japanese for "sometimes"—produces high-concept toys for adults and kids both, including my personal favorites: an armed couple named...

    written by: Geoff Manaugh
    12.19.08

  6. Favorite Kids' Products
    Product

    Favorite Kids' Products

    Sometimes, thinking outside the box with children's toys means forgoing the flashing lights and going back to basics with simple design and honest materials. We've curated a collection of our top...

    written by: Victoria Nguyen
    10.05.12

  7. Elements by William Kaven
    Post

    Elements by William Kaven

    So often the architectural press gets caught up in the look of a place without considering how it might also feel. The team at William Kaven Architecture seeks to rectify that with a new video of...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    05.24.12

  8. Building Community
    House Tours

    Building Community

    With a clean-lined new loft building designed by El Dorado Inc., a fleet of hip galleries, and a burgeoning creative class, Wichita is anything but plains.

    written by: Georgina Gustin
    photos by: Jake Stangel
    09.16.11

  9. Reflecting on Kimonos
    Post

    Reflecting on Kimonos

    Sixteenth-century Japanese costuming and stainless steel don't typically have a lot in common. Paris-trained architect Andreea Avram Rusu, though, has changed that for the better.

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    11.18.08

  10. The Secret Lives of Urban Space
    Post

    The Secret Lives of Urban Space

    Earlier this week, the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival presented a collection of six experimental short films, grouped as The Secret Lives of Urban Space, which explored...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    03.21.09

  11. Stay at My Home
    Post

    Stay at My Home

    What is it to be a great host? Chocolates on the pillow? Free wifi? Fresh slippers? Swiss designers Nicole Lehner and Luzia Kalin created this project as a Bachelor's thesis on hospitality at the...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    01.09.09

  12. Abe's Penny Live at Artseen in Miami
    Interviews

    Abe's Penny Live at Artseen in Miami

    The worlds of visual arts and creative writing intersect this month in Miami at "Abe's Penny Live," an event hosted by Brooklyn publishing house, Abe's Penny in conjunction with "O,...

    written by: Meredith MacKenzie
    04.18.11

  13. Herman Miller Design Center
    Design 101

    Herman Miller Design Center

    Herman Miller’s National Design Center in Atlanta 
achieved a LEED Gold rating 
for commercial interiors.

    written by: Sarah Rich
    01.28.09

  14. Making the Corian Shelf
    Renovation

    Making the Corian Shelf

    When people enter Svetlin Krastev and Dessi Nikolova's one-bedroom apartment in Manhattan—featured in our March issue and online here—the first thing they see is the sculptural Corian...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    02.07.11

  15. Stephen Burks
    Interviews

    Stephen Burks

    For years there’s been a divide between manufactured first-world luxury items and handmade third-world crafts, but industrial designer Stephen Burks believes that the future of design lies...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    01.06.10

  16. Hotel Demetria, Guadalajara
    Hotels

    Hotel Demetria, Guadalajara

    “There is a saying that if you can make a business successful in Guadalajara, you can make it successful anywhere,” says Hotel Demetria owner and architect, Iván Cordero of his...

    written by: Olivia Martin
    08.29.12

  17. Five Questions for Bjarke Ingels
    Interviews

    Five Questions for Bjarke Ingels

    Architect Bjarke Ingels, founder of the world-beating firm BIG, was in San Francisco this week to show off the design for his latest project, an addition to the Kimball Art Center in Park City,...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    05.02.12

  18. New Olds at Israeli Design Museum
    Event Spotlight

    New Olds at Israeli Design Museum

    There's an interesting new museum in Israel, just south of Tel Aviv, with a corkscrewing exterior of rust-red Cor-Ten steel: Design Museum Holon, designed by Ron Arad. Their forthcoming exhibition...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    05.13.11

  19. Get the Right Light
    Design 101

    Get the Right Light

    Daylight is the lifeblood of a Good Small Space. Start the process of getting the light right by better understanding the nature of the light-emitting gas ball that we call the sun.

    written by: Dan Maginn
    11.17.12

  20. Linear City
    Design 101

    Linear City

    Designers everywhere are eyeing the Interstate Highway system's bounteous and boundless real estate with ideas from tiny turbines to maglev rail lines. Mid-century urban idealism may not be dead...

    written by: Karrie Jacobs
    06.10.10

  21. Friday Finds 10.30.2009
    Week in Review

    Friday Finds 10.30.2009

    Dancing skeletons, embroidered jewelery, tree house hotels....what more can you ask for on a Friday afternoon? 

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    10.30.09

  22. Food Court Gourmet
    --Done Right

    Food Court Gourmet

    No need to brave the teeming throngs only to score a slice at Sbarro: These hopping food malls are as haute as can be.

    written by: Bethan Ryder
    07.19.11

  23. Protect and Conserve
    In The Modern World

    Protect and Conserve

    In construction-mad Beijing, “development happens at a crazy speed, like a tsunami,” says Matthew Xinyu Hu, the former managing director of the nonprofit Beijing Cultural Heritage...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    06.10.10

  24. Cultivating Good Taste
    A Great Idea

    Cultivating Good Taste

    Grown, harvested, prepped, and cooked all in the same place, farm-to-table fare is coming to a city near you.

    written by: Bethan Ryder
    07.19.11

  25. 8 Questions for Giulio Cappellini
    Interviews

    8 Questions for Giulio Cappellini

    A San Francisco-based lecture series, Design Assembly, kicked off with a talk from one of the dons of contemporary furniture, Giulio Cappellini. He spoke to a full crowd of local design fans at...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    05.25.12

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