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  1. Milan 2010 in Color
    Travel Reports

    Milan 2010 in Color

    If Milan 2010 were introduced as a new Crayola color, some might argue that "Ash Cloud Grey" would be the most appropriate shade. Air travel through northern Europe at the tail end of...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    04.29.10

  2. Events this Weekend: 4.29-5.2
    Week in Review

    Events this Weekend: 4.29-5.2

    From the 2010 Expo Shanghai to the 2011 Solar Decathalon, this weekend is packed with openings featuring spirited pavilions and sun-powered plans.

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    04.29.10

  3. Dyson Airblade
    How To

    Dyson Airblade

    Several years ago, Dyson, the British company famed for its vacuum cleaners, made a foray into uncharted commercial territory. The result—the Dyson Airblade—is revolutionary for its...

    written by: Virginia Gardiner
    photos by: Leon Chew
    04.29.10

  4. Envelopes: Pratt Manhattan Gallery
    Event Spotlight

    Envelopes: Pratt Manhattan Gallery

    A building envelop is to a structure as our skin is to our bodies. But whereas our protective outer layers are responsive to the environment (both inside and outside ourselves), the walls that wrap...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    04.29.10

  5. LA-ab and LSU
    Post

    LA-ab and LSU

    I'm headed to Baton Rouge, Louisiana, to have a look at a house for a feature in the October issue. While I'm there I'm quite excited to be stopping in to chat with a class of graduate students in...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    04.28.10

  6. Art by Adrian Albino
    Product

    Art by Adrian Albino

    I have a thing for stripes—always have, and always will. One need only look to the myriad stripes in my home, from bath towels and shirts by Paul Smith, to ties and slacks by Etro, to the...

    04.28.10

  7. Words That Build by Norman Weinstein
    Books

    Words That Build by Norman Weinstein

    I occasionally head over to ArchNewsNow to keep abreast of the latest happenings in the architectural press, but until today I had overlooked Norman Weinstein's wonderful series of essays...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    04.28.10

  8. Shine and Rise
    Design 101

    Shine and Rise

    The catalog of smart textiles for the future is teeming with cognitive intelligence—fabrics that serve as interactive surfaces or are embedded with sheets of tiny microprocessors, little solar...

    04.27.10

  9. The Wrong Impression
    Design 101

    The Wrong Impression

    Going for the hand touch isn’t exactly foolproof. An easy way to miss: embossed wall coverings. Lincrusta was originally invented in 1877 as a kind of textile-linoleum hybrid by linoleum...

    04.27.10

  10. An Introduction to Modern Textiles
    Design 101

    An Introduction to Modern Textiles

    If the design world feels like an endless parade of products, then the gnashing maws of industrial production assuredly underpin it all. Take a look at how leading manufacturers make what they make...

    written by: Akiko Bush
    04.27.10

  11. Artist Kii Arens: Live/Work Studio
    Travel Reports

    Artist Kii Arens: Live/Work Studio

    While researching affordable Pop Art for Dwell last month I came across the art of Kii Arens. He designs the posters for the shows at The Hollywood Bowl and I was smitten by the images he created...

    04.27.10

  12. Mold It, Cast It
    Post

    Mold It, Cast It

    From the first copper frog cast in Mesopotamia, molding and casting has progressed a long way in the realm of architecture and design since 3200 BC. Here's a roundup of some of our favorite recent...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    04.27.10

  13. 10 Luxurious Linens
    Product Reviews

    10 Luxurious Linens

    Sheets, duvets—heck, even an occasional sham. We’ve made the trek through a welter of modern linens and things and come up with a collection that will have you in bed early and sleeping...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    04.26.10

  14. Oakland Museum Preview
    Travel Reports

    Oakland Museum Preview

    Last week I got a sneak preview of the Oakland Museum of California, a Kevin Roche-designed museum in Oakland that's set to reopen on Saturday, May 1st. Mark Cavagnero Associates has completed...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    04.26.10

  15. Dutch Master

    Dutch Master

    Limitations—–even in choice of wardrobe—–fuel the creative fires of Dutch master Karel Martens. His influential graphic design career spans nearly half a century, and he...

    written by: Amber Bravo
    04.26.10

  16. The Art Institute of Chicago
    Travel Reports

    The Art Institute of Chicago

    Last weekend I was in Chicago and after hitting the show floor at the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS) and visiting Mies van der Rohe's 880-860 Lake Shore Drive Apartments, I traveled along...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Miyoko Ohtake
    04.24.10

  17. Friday Finds 4.23.2010
    Week in Review

    Friday Finds 4.23.2010

    This week Friday Finds takes us around the globe to Italy, the Czech Republic, Sweden, and then back to the U.S.A.

    04.23.10

  18. Top Ten Green Projects 2010
    House Tours

    Top Ten Green Projects 2010

    This week, the American Institute of Architects' Committe on the Environment (COTE) announced its Top Ten Green Projects. The program, in its 14th year, applauds structures that incorporate...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    04.23.10

  19. San Francisco's New Bus Shelters
    Travel Reports

    San Francisco's New Bus Shelters

    Though they're not exactly the hottest design news in town, my daily walk to work up Sansome Street from the Montgomery BART stop has gained two attractive new bits of infrastructure in the past...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    04.22.10

  20. Stadium Game
    House Tours

    Stadium Game

    Among America’s notable architectural ruins, few are as singular as the grandstand for Commodore Munroe Stadium, designed by Cuban-born architect Hilario Candela in 1964 and approved for...

    written by: Marc Kristal
    04.22.10

  21. Events this Weekend: 4.22-4.25
    Week in Review

    Events this Weekend: 4.22-4.25

    Tonight, celebrate Earth Day with a discussion of water management at the Museum of the City of New York and catch Quicktake and Contemplating the Void before they close at the Cooper-Hewitt,...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    04.22.10

  22. Facade Printer Inkjets the City
    Product

    Facade Printer Inkjets the City

    Touted as 'an inkjet printer in architectonical scale,' the Facadeprinter works by taking a vector or pixel file, and 'shoots' it dot by dot onto a vertical surface.

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    04.21.10

  23. Tuscan Winery by Renzo Piano
    Travel Reports

    Tuscan Winery by Renzo Piano

    Nestled into the Tuscan landscape, in the municipality of Gavorrano in the heart of Maremma, sits a modern winery called Rocca di Frassinello. Designed by Renzo Piano, the brilliant red structure...

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    photos by: Amanda Dameron
    04.21.10

  24. 860-880 Lake Shore Drive Apts
    Travel Reports

    860-880 Lake Shore Drive Apts

    Ever since studying the works of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe for my undergraduate degree in architecture at the University of Toronto, I have been in love with the 860-880 Lake Shore Drive apartments....

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Miyoko Ohtake
    04.20.10

  25. Wall Decals from Blik
    Product

    Wall Decals from Blik

    Little adds a bit of visual spice to the walls like a pop of color. Wallpaper is a fine bet, and the growing glut of the stuff should make it easy enough to separate the wheat from the chaff. Wall...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    04.20.10

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