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  1. Seoul Design Olympiad 2008 Recap
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    Seoul Design Olympiad 2008 Recap

    October 30th marked the closing of Seoul, South Korea’s nearly three-week-long Seoul Design Olympiad 2008 at the Jamsil Sports Complex, site of the 1988 Seoul Summer Olympics. The first...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    11.05.08

  2. Great Source for Modern Bookshelves
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    Great Source for Modern Bookshelves

    For book enthusiasts who are up to their eyeballs in books, there are tons of great modern systems for storing them, some that you can even build yourself.  Most of the pages of Dwell are...

    written by: Laure Joliet
    11.04.08

  3. Three Starchitects for the Price of One at the Leeum
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    Three Starchitects for the Price of One at the Leeum

    The rather poorly named Leeum Samsung Museum of Art (an unfortunate collision of “Lee”, surname of the Samsung family who founded the place, and the last half of “museum”)...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    11.04.08

  4. Systematic Landscapes exhibit at the de Young Museum
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    Systematic Landscapes exhibit at the de Young Museum

    Maya Lin’s newly opened exhibition at the de Young Museum in San Francisco, titled Systematic Landscapes, depicts a stunning collection of recent and brand-new works that explore what the New...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    11.04.08

  5. Of Scott's Grandmother and Reclaimed Wood
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    Of Scott's Grandmother and Reclaimed Wood

    He lists his grandmother ("who recycled everything") as his inspiration. How can you not be smitten with Scott Raffaele?

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    11.04.08

  6. Modern History on the Block
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    Modern History on the Block

    Make of it what you will: Welton Becket's "House of Tomorrow" is in foreclosure.

    written by: David A. Greene
    11.03.08

  7. American Bill Price Makes a Stir in Seoul
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    American Bill Price Makes a Stir in Seoul

    Perhaps I’m displaying my own design ignorance here, but I had never heard of American architect, inventor and professor of industrial design at the University of Houston, Bill Price....

    written by: Aaron Britt
    11.03.08

  8. Green Campers
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    Green Campers

    Tonke builds old-fashioned wooden campers on a modern undercarriage. With four different models to accommodate either a solo journey or a trip to Yellowstone for three, this is traveling in style.

    written by: Laure Joliet
    11.03.08

  9. The Secret Life of Kentucky Bourbon Barrels
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    The Secret Life of Kentucky Bourbon Barrels

    There seems to be more reclaimed wood in Brooklyn than trees themselves. This probably is both a good thing and a bad thing—reclaiming used wood being the good half of that equation, and any...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    11.02.08

  10. The Food Pyramid in Practice
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    The Food Pyramid in Practice

    The new Pyramid lunchbox takes the guesswork out of satisfying the daily recommended proportions of grains, fruits, protein, and vegetables, with the added bonus that it's streamlined and modern too.

    written by: Laure Joliet
    11.02.08

  11. Five Buck Book
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    Five Buck Book

    Got five dollars lying around? For $5.00 (plus, um, $7.50 shipping), you can snag a copy of George Nelson's 1977 classic How To See: A Guide to Reading our Man Made Environment from Design Within...

    written by: David A. Greene
    11.01.08

  12. New Product: EasyBloom Plant Sensor
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    New Product: EasyBloom Plant Sensor

    Although we're headed into the chill of winter, it's not too soon to start planning for planting when spring showers arrive. If you worry that the garden of your dreams exceeds the limitations of...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    11.01.08

  13. Housing in Crisis Part 4: Lures Cast by Creative Developers
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    Housing in Crisis Part 4: Lures Cast by Creative Developers

    Fact: Urban areas, including those in Chicago, Los Angeles and New York, have been experiencing exponential growth of inner-city housing due to incentives such as relaxed zoning laws and tax...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    10.31.08

  14. The Electric Mini
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    The Electric Mini

    Now things get interesting: BMW, the corporate parent of Mini Cooper, has announced that an all-electric version of the Mini   will premiere at the Los Angeles car show in January. Dubbed the...

    written by: David A. Greene
    10.31.08

  15. Blu Dot Store Opening
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    Blu Dot Store Opening

    Minneapolis-based furniture company Blu Dot is setting up a flagship shop in Soho. Earlier this week the company announced it will open the first-ever Blu Dot store in December.

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    10.31.08

  16. Greene & Greene Anniversary
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    Greene & Greene Anniversary

    The year 2008 marks the 100th birthday of the Gamble House in Pasadena, CA, the most famous residential work by architects Charles and Henry Greene. (No relation.) But in these precarious financial...

    written by: David A. Greene
    10.30.08

  17. Flickr Pool: Green Buildings and Sustainable Communities
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    Flickr Pool: Green Buildings and Sustainable Communities

    Flickr is a great place to find visual inspiration, often allowing you to travel all around the world right from your desk chair. One group is pooling photos of their favorite green buildings and...

    written by: Laure Joliet
    10.30.08

  18. Seven Questions for H-Sang Seung
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    Seven Questions for H-Sang Seung

    On a trip to Seoul last week, I met an architect who my guides called “the most famous architect in Korea.”

    written by: Aaron Britt
    10.29.08

  19. Prefab in Philadelphia
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    Prefab in Philadelphia

    In the design and architecture world, the Museum of Modern Art's prefab exhibition, Home Delivery, was big news during its three-month appearance in New York. It closed just the other day, but...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    10.29.08

  20. How To Write Like An Architect
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    How To Write Like An Architect

    Typing most of the day, handwriting doesn't really come into play. But when it's time for that personal handwritten note, I wish I knew how to write like an architect:

    written by: Laure Joliet
    10.29.08

  21. Goth Girl Goes Metal
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    Goth Girl Goes Metal

    Christina Kozak describes herself as a goth girl. Maybe it's not surprising–she's a metalworker, relegated to hot fires and blackened irons. Her shop on Williamsburg's Grand Street is called...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    10.29.08

  22. Referendum on High Speed Rail
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    Referendum on High Speed Rail

    In these tumultuous economic times, California voters will soon have a chance to drop a cool $9.95 billion on a high-speed rail line between Los Angeles and San Francisco.

    written by: David A. Greene
    10.28.08

  23. Roundup: Best CFL's
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    Roundup: Best CFL's

    We all know that changing out traditional incandescent light bulbs for compact fluorescents is a huge step towards managing energy consumption. The only problem is that often the light they give...

    written by: Laure Joliet
    10.28.08

  24. Malcolm Gladwell on Design, Success and the Perception of Success
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    Malcolm Gladwell on Design, Success and the Perception of Success

    According to Malcolm Gladwell, 1930s-era bank buildings and the desk of his mathematician father are very much alike.

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    10.28.08

  25. Home Certification Programs
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    Home Certification Programs

    Michele Kaufman's MK Lotus house at West Coast Green We’re all familiar with the United States Green Building Council’s LEED for Homes program but there’s also another national g...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    10.27.08

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