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  1. Barcelona, Day One
    Travel Reports

    Barcelona, Day One

    When the plane's wheels touched ground this morning at 7am, it was still dark in Barcelona. We, a motley crew of design-website editors, had just spent a long eight hours flying over the Atlantic...

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    photos by: Amanda Dameron
    01.26.11

  2. Talking Swiss Design in LA
    Event Spotlight

    Talking Swiss Design in LA

    I'll be down in Los Angeles tomorrow, January 27th at 6:00 PM, to moderate a discussion on Swiss design at the A+D Museum. The free talk kicks off an exhibition highliting the winners of the...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    01.26.11

  3. Marco Hemmerling's Triwing Chair
    Product

    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

  4. Massive Book Sale at MoMA
    Event Spotlight

    Massive Book Sale at MoMA

    Put down your Kindles, New Yorkers, and head straight to MoMA to buy some books. A giant half-off sale of some 1200 titles starts today. But you can't get them online (Boo!), you'll have to show up...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    01.25.11

  5. Compostmodern in Review
    Post

    Compostmodern in Review

    This weekend, I attended Compostmodern, a conference hosted by the AIGA SF that discussed the role of designers and the future of the profession with respect to sustainability. Around 20 forward...

    written by: Diana Budds
    01.25.11

  6. Finding My Latent Energy Use
    A Great Idea

    Finding My Latent Energy Use

    If you're anything like me, it drives you nuts when a light is left on in a room you—nor anyone in your household—is in. How sinful is it though? I ran through my apartment with a...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    01.25.11

  7. Portland's Cape Cod Remodel
    House Tours

    Portland's Cape Cod Remodel

    With its slim profile and sleek gray exterior, Lola Oyibo and Eric Boardman’s home in Portland, Oregon bears little resemblance to the house it used to be. Unable to afford the 40% down...

    written by: Amara Holstein
    01.24.11

  8. Just Redo It
    House Tours

    Just Redo It

    What do you get when you give a couple of designers unlimited creative license on a very limited budget? For Andrew Dunbar and Zoee Astrakhan, the possibilities were limitless.

    written by: Zahid Sardar
    photos by: Justin Fantl
    01.24.11

  9. Roger Federer's Personal Logo?
    Post

    Roger Federer's Personal Logo?

    If you put any stock at all in national stereotypes--we Americans are a bit pudgy, I confess--then you're no stranger to the notion of Swiss precision. Those watches, that typography, and as his...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    01.24.11

  10. Maison & Objet 2011: Part One
    Travel Reports

    Maison & Objet 2011: Part One

    Hello from Paris! Right after my flight landed, I made a beeline from Charles de Gaulle Airport to Nord Villepinte, where the famed design fair Maison & Objet is held twice a year. I had no...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    01.23.11

  11. Emeco's 111 Navy Chair
    How To

    Emeco's 111 Navy Chair

    The tale of the Emeco's 111 Navy chair is that of a phoenix rising. In 1944, the Hanover, Pennsylvania-based company began producing the original 1006 Navy chair. But despite supplying these...

    written by: Michael C. Taylor
    photos by: Armando Bellmas
    01.23.11

  12. 2011 AIA Institute Honor Awards
    House Tours

    2011 AIA Institute Honor Awards

    Each January, the American Institute of Architects awards its annual Honor Awards to the top designs in architecture, interior architecture, and regional and urban design. Here we feature the 2011...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    01.22.11

  13. Studiomama's Outdoor Kitchen
    Food

    Studiomama's Outdoor Kitchen

    A weekend always cries for a DIY project. For those with dreams of the warmer days that are still several months away, Nina Tolstrup—aka Studiomama—has the perfect project to keep you...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    01.21.11

  14. Friday Finds 1.21.11
    Week in Review

    Friday Finds 1.21.11

    It's Friday, you know what that means—our weekly round-up of art, photography, architecture, music, and design finds.

    written by: Diana Budds
    01.21.11

  15. Wine Tasting with Georg Riedel
    Travel Reports

    Wine Tasting with Georg Riedel

    Not so long ago I was at a dinner with a handful of food writers--I was there merely as a food taster--and the fancy stemware from the Austrian firm Riedel came up. One woman extolled the famed...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    01.21.11

  16. Beer: The Designs of Drinking
    Books

    Beer: The Designs of Drinking

    Wine labels have recently received acclaim for their more astute designs so its high time beer branders were awarded the same salute. A new coffee table-topper from Chronicle Books, Beer: A Genuine...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    01.20.11

  17. 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

  18. Wide White Space
    Event Spotlight

    Wide White Space

    Today the exhibition 'The Way Beyond Art: Wide White Space' opens at the CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts in San Francisco (through February 5). The show, which investigates graphic...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    01.20.11

  19. Renovating An Aging Mill in France
    Green

    Renovating An Aging Mill in France

    In 1981, Londoners Anthony and Gillian Blee purchased the ultimate fixer-upper. The property in southwestern France was idyllic, but its old mill, built in 1822, and three flanking outbuildings had...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Sarah Blee
    01.19.11

  20. The Architecture of Adler & Sullivan
    Interviews

    The Architecture of Adler & Sullivan

    In a prolific 15-year period between 1880 and 1895, Dankmar Adler and Louis Sullivan teamed up to produce an architecture that was stridently American—one that drew from nature for its...

    written by: J. Michael Welton
    01.19.11

  21. Lajos Kozma, Hungarian Modernist
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    Lajos Kozma, Hungarian Modernist

    Hungarian architect and designer Lajos Kozma (1884–1948) made an indelible mark on early-20th-century European design with his drawings, buildings and furniture that drew upon traditional...

    written by: Erika Heet
    01.19.11

  22. Wood-Paneled Interior in a San Francisco Victorian
    Finishing Touch

    Wood-Paneled Interior in a San Francisco Victorian

    The recent history of Janna Stark's San Francisco flat, located in an 1890's Victorian house, is literally burned into the wall.

    written by: Lydia Lee
    photos by: Laura Flippen
    01.18.11

  23. Yes Please More
    A Great Idea

    Yes Please More

    While the United States is leaps and bounds behind Europe when it comes to publicly funding the arts and design, the city of Denver and Yes Please More are doing their best to encourage creative...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    01.18.11

  24. Sightlines and African Urbanism
    Interviews

    Sightlines and African Urbanism

    Later this month the Museum for African Art will kick off a five-part lecture series at Columbia University titled Sightlines: New Perspectives on African Architecture and Urbanism. The free...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    01.18.11

  25. Lost & Found in LA: Part 2
    Travel Reports

    Lost & Found in LA: Part 2

    If you liked what you saw in my previous report on Lost & Found in Los Angeles, then check out this slideshow: a roundup of owner Jamie Rosenthal's favorite items in the shop, along with her...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    01.17.11

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