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  1. Yale School of Architecture Exhibits
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    Yale School of Architecture Exhibits

    School's back in session and university galleries are filling up again with works worth studying. This fall, the Yale School of Architecture is outfitting the campus's Paul Rudolph Hall with two...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    09.14.09

  2. Yakitate!
    Dwell on Design

    Yakitate!

    Yakitate, or "freshly-baked" in Japanese, is an accurate description of the piping hot talent curated by the online design magazine designboom for this year's Dwell on Design. Eight...

    written by: Alissa Walker
    06.17.11

  3. Yaffee Mays talks to the NWBLK
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    Yaffee Mays talks to the NWBLK

    The NWBLK, a "retail environment, workshop, and design HQ in San Francisco" just posted a smart interiview with the furnituremakers Rebecca Yaffee and Laura Mays. Yaffee Mays was...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    10.02.12

  4. Xeros Effect
    House Tours

    Xeros Effect

    Matthew Trzebiatowski matched an extreme aesthetic to an extreme climate, but his sustainable moves took a gentler approach.

    written by: Chris Rubin
    photos by: Gregg Segal
    01.19.09

  5. Xavier Le Roy, Self-Unfinished
    Interviews

    Xavier Le Roy, Self-Unfinished

    Hailing from Montpellier in the south of France, Xavier Le Roy is a renowned modern choreographer (and former biochemist) whose work kneads together space, human body, and machine. After seeing...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    05.04.10

  6. Wrong Woods
    How To

    Wrong Woods

    Established & Sons—The Wrong Woods furniture series is a collaboration between designer Sebastian Wrong and artist Richard Woods for Established & Sons. Wrong creates the object,...

    written by: Virginia Gardiner
    photos by: Jeremy Murch
    01.25.09

  7. Writer-Gardener Debra Prinzing in SF March 5
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    Writer-Gardener Debra Prinzing in SF March 5

    While British author Virginia Woolf heralded the benefits of “a room of one’s own,” writer, master gardener, and outdoor shed-enthusiast Debra Prinzing rallies for an entire...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    03.02.09

  8. Wright at Home: 1930-1965
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    Wright at Home: 1930-1965

    While airport terminals aren't necessarily known as venues for stellar art exhibits, it's always a nice surprise to find some visual stimulation while floating down the conveyor belt in a travel...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    08.11.09

  9. Wren & Cooper Debut the Simple Chair
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    Wren & Cooper Debut the Simple Chair

    Pennsylvania design studio Wren & Cooper releases the Simple Chair.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    04.04.13

  10. Wrapqarw by To-mo-ni
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    Wrapqarw by To-mo-ni

    Designer Naoto Yoshida found a new use for scrap wood from the furniture industry in Japan: an organizer to wrangle unruly cords. The clever Wrapqarw contraption ($20–$25) comes in three...

    written by: Diana Budds
    08.15.12

  11. Worth the Wait
    House Tours

    Worth the Wait

    Tucked into the side of a scenic San Francisco hill, one of the city’s more diminutive houses battles everything from dry rot to obstructionist neighbors in order to grow up.

    written by: Deborah Bishop
    photos by: Zubin Shroff
    04.30.09

  12. World’s Most Turkey-Shaped Building
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    World’s Most Turkey-Shaped Building

    The University of Toronto’s John P. Robarts Research Library contains 4.8 million books, 4.1 million microforms, and 740,000 “other” items (probably every episode of Degrassi, among other surprises...

    written by: Jason Wire
    04.27.13

  13. World’s Most Spectacular Skylines
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    World’s Most Spectacular Skylines

    Something about the outline of a city against its clear, crisp sky stops us in our tracks and commands our attention. City skylines stand as testaments to human engineering and architectural...

    written by: Juliane Huang
    04.13.13

  14. World’s Most Impressive Bridges
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    World’s Most Impressive Bridges

    A look at 17 of the longest, tallest, most artful bridges on the planet.

    written by: Hal Amen
    04.08.13

  15. World’s Fair Pavilion: Restoring the Tent of Tomorrow
    Superstructure

    World’s Fair Pavilion: Restoring the Tent of Tomorrow

    Matthew Silva’s documentary on New York's World's Fair Pavilion is focused on getting a forgotten modernist structure restored.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    03.31.14

  16. World's Tallest Lego Tower
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    World's Tallest Lego Tower

    Remember those lazy days making Lego houses and hospitals, clicking everything into place and feeling that you'd really built something?  Well imagine being one of the kids that helped build...

    written by: Laure Joliet
    10.09.08

  17. World's Smallest Hotel and Café in Copenhagen
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    World's Smallest Hotel and Café in Copenhagen

    Quaintly perched on Tullinsgade in Vesterbro, Copenhagen lies the monoroomed Central Hotel & Café.

    written by: Eujin Rhee
    05.21.13

  18. World's First Lichen Garden?
    Travel Reports

    World's First Lichen Garden?

    Last spring, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art unveiled its new 14,000-square foot rooftop sculpture garden, spangled with works by Ellsworth Kelly, Louise Bourgeois and Kiki Smith. To a...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    10.26.10

  19. Workstead Lighting
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    Workstead Lighting

    Earlier this month, Workstead, a Brooklyn–based design firm comprised of Robert Highsmith and Stefanie Brechbuehler, unveiled their fledgling line of lighting.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    07.22.10

  20. Workspace Workout Furniture by Darryl Agawin
    Product Reviews

    Workspace Workout Furniture by Darryl Agawin

    Break a sweat with Darryl Agawin's 3-piece workspace multi-functional furniture set fit for all ages.

    written by: Eujin Rhee
    05.14.13

  21. Works by Maira Kalman
    Profiles

    Works by Maira Kalman

    Last week painter and illustrator Maira Kalman was in San Francisco to kick off the Contemporary Jewish Museum's run of her new show Maira Kalman: Various Illuminations (Of a Crazy World). I ...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    07.06.10

  22. WorkOf: Building a Community of Brooklyn Makers
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    WorkOf: Building a Community of Brooklyn Makers

    In the spirit of our Modern Across America issue, we sat down with WorkOf, a New York duo working to unify talented manufacturers.

    written by: Allie Weiss
    06.16.14

  23. Words You Should Know: Building Codes
    Design 101

    Words You Should Know: Building Codes

    Arm yourself with the vocabulary needed to navigate the world of building codes.

    written by: Dan Maginn
    09.29.11

  24. Words You Should Know for Restaurants
    Design 101

    Words You Should Know for Restaurants

    Listed below are some useful words for the experienced diner.

    written by: Bethan Ryder
    07.19.11

  25. Words You Should Know
    Design 101

    Words You Should Know

    Bid: How much the contractor will charge to build the house. Different than “estimate.” (“Bid” is to “estimate” as “getting wife flowers” is to ...

    written by: Dan Maginn
    01.25.10

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