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  1. I Swear to Good You are God at This
    Books

    I Swear to Good You are God at This

    Finding design inspiration online is as easy as pointing and clicking but there's something special about the feel of bound paper. Design and creative consulting company Holiday Matinee founder...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    02.17.10

  2. You Art What You Eat
    Food

    You Art What You Eat

    Even in a place attuned to two-wheeled traffic, it was a rare sight one evening last fall to witness a bicycle convoy ferrying a 650-pound steer across San Francisco. The caravan stopped in front...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    02.17.10

  3. Take Note at the CCA
    Event Spotlight

    Take Note at the CCA

    The 1960s was a prolific era of writing in architecture as masters penned their frustrations with the field and pushed it to become an element of pop culture while also increasing its intellectual...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    02.17.10

  4. Shulman Print to Support VDL

    Shulman Print to Support VDL

    Last week I went to visit Richard Neutra's 1938 Schiff house to hear his son Raymond talk about his career. I had lunch with Raymond last year, shortly before photographer Julius Shulman died, and...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    02.16.10

  5. Stockholm Furniture Fair 2010
    Travel Reports

    Stockholm Furniture Fair 2010

    Every February, the very best new Nordic furniture designs debut at the Stockholm Furniture Fair and the Northern Light Fair. The two events are held together in the 630,000-square-foot Stockholm...

    written by: Tiffany Orvet
    02.16.10

  6. Renovation: 800 Square Feet
    House Tours

    Renovation: 800 Square Feet

    While in the process of helping his father find a suitable home closer to his family, Sacramento designer Curtis Popp realized he had everything he needed to provide his dad, an artist, with the...

    written by: Erika Heet
    photos by: Mike Graffigna
    02.16.10

  7. A Clean Slate
    House Tours

    A Clean Slate

    A few big ideas—and some careful workmanship—transform the very small kitchen of a one-bedroom Brooklyn apartment into an expansive space suited to a young professional with a taste for...

    written by: Mark Lamster
    photos by: Jeremy Liebman
    02.15.10

  8. "I Live in an I. M. Pei"
    Travel Reports

    "I Live in an I. M. Pei"

    We return to our "I Live in a _____" series to glimpse inside another unconventional campus living space, this time at Princeton University.  Built in 1973 out of prefabricated...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    02.13.10

  9. The Guggenheim Fills the Void
    Event Spotlight

    The Guggenheim Fills the Void

    Since it opened in New York City in 1959, Frank Lloyd Wright's Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum has captivated the world--and its imagination. To celebrate the building's 50th anniversary, the museum...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    02.12.10

  10. A Lot to Love
    Green

    A Lot to Love

    In a leafy residential area a few miles from downtown Kansas City, Missouri, an enterprising architect saw opportunity where others saw trouble. He took a sloping, triangular lot and designed a new...

    written by: Georgina Gustin
    photos by: Mike Sinclair
    02.12.10

  11. Drawn From Clay
    Product

    Drawn From Clay

    Increasingly, consumers like to know the source of the things they buy and products are often sold with information that goes beyond mere "Made in the USA" labels to tell the story of the...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    02.12.10

  12. Neutra's Overway-Schiff House
    Travel Reports

    Neutra's Overway-Schiff House

    Ensconced in the Marina neighborhood of San Francisco, the Schiff house was completed by Richard Neutra in 1938 for a pair of Berliners who wanted to move down the hill from Lombard Street. The...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    02.11.10

  13. Stockholm: New from Gärsnäs
    Travel Reports

    Stockholm: New from Gärsnäs

    Last year the venerable Swedish furniture makers Gärsnäs showed us they could bring fashion to furniture with Pierre Sindre’s collared Button chair, Anna von Schewen’s ...

    written by: Tiffany Orvet
    02.11.10

  14. Design Hotels Book: 2010 Edition
    Books

    Design Hotels Book: 2010 Edition

    The best part of traveling is rarely the hotel. Sure, you'll suffer a tatty travelers flop if it means an extra day wandering the streets of Seoul, but in the main, hotel stays, and hotel decor,...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    02.11.10

  15. From Stockholm: Snowflakes Tables
    Product

    From Stockholm: Snowflakes Tables

    The prolific team at Claesson Koivisto Rune has come up with something truly unique with their Snowflakes tables for OFFECT, which premiered at the Stockholm Furniture Fair this week.

    written by: Tiffany Orvet
    02.10.10

  16. Ice House Detroit
    Interviews

    Ice House Detroit

    American cities are not short on abandoned houses, but for great swathes of residential vacancy, Detroit takes the cake. There have been a variety of responses to the motor city's blight, from the...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    02.10.10

  17. La Bodega Winery in Palamos, Spain
    House Tours

    La Bodega Winery in Palamos, Spain

    Designed by Spanish architects RCR Arquitectes, La Bodega is a winery situated on a private vineyard near the coastal town of Palamos. The architecture strikes a balance between the artificial...

    written by: Charlotte West
    photos by: Roman Poleco
    02.10.10

  18. Snaidero Universal Design Kitchens
    Product

    Snaidero Universal Design Kitchens

    Universal design doesn't need to be ugly--and, more so, shouldn't be. Done well, it's undifferentiated design for the whole population, for disabled and nondisabled people alike, as Graham Pullin,...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    02.10.10

  19. Universal Design: Sense and Sensibility
    Design 101

    Universal Design: Sense and Sensibility

    The CD player that Naoto Fukasawa designed for the Japanese manufacturer Muji is as simple as it looks and about as simple as it gets. It’s a square box, mounted on the wall, reminiscent of a...

    02.09.10

  20. Going Out of Tune
    Design 101

    Going Out of Tune

    Tuning a traditional radio is a simple and incredibly rich interaction. As we turn the dial, we hear snippets of sound as the stations come and go. We navigate by the programs on air, picking up...

    02.09.10

  21. Visible Touch
    Design 101

    Visible Touch

    A lot of universal design feels more like a tacked-on concession to special interest groups than an intrinsic element in the design process. Now let’s suppose we flip that around. 

    02.09.10

  22. For All Mankind
    Design 101

    For All Mankind

    The future of universal design is what’s in store for us collectively. Here’s the heads-up.

    02.09.10

  23. An Introduction to Universal Design
    Design 101

    An Introduction to Universal Design

    Mention universal design and see your companions’ eyes start glazing over. Though formally flashy chairs and posh penthouses may reside at the sexier end of the design world, universal design...

    written by: Graham Pullin
    02.09.10

  24. Neutra Territory
    Essay

    Neutra Territory

    Richard Neutra's son Raymond examines the internal architecture of his legendary father through a 1958 Berkeley psychological study.

    02.09.10

  25. 12 Design-smart Food Containers
    Product Reviews

    12 Design-smart Food Containers

    Packed-up leftovers and stacked-up pantries are rarely the pride of the kitchen, but hiding them out of sight puts perishables precariously out of mind. A display-worthy set of design-smart...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    photos by: Maren Caruso
    02.09.10

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