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  1. The Ramen Shop in Oakland
    Food

    The Ramen Shop in Oakland

    Nestled in the foodie-friendly neighborhood of North Oakland is a far cry from the ramen that you’ve come to know throughout your college years. The brainchild of three Chez Panisse alums, The...

    written by: Victoria Nguyen
    05.13.13

  2. The Real Chicago
    City Guide

    The Real Chicago

    If your only experience touring Chicago is from watching Ferris Bueller's Day Off, architect Brad Lynch has some insider tips for you.

    written by: Lee Bey
    photos by: Chad Holder
    02.26.09

  3. The Real Cost of Rip-Offs
    The Argument

    The Real Cost of Rip-Offs

    Knockoff furnishings may be cheap, but for the design industry, they come with a heavy price.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    05.22.12

  4. The Real Good Experiment
    Post

    The Real Good Experiment

    In early November, Minnesota–based furniture and design company Blu Dot dropped 25 Real Good Chairs on the streets of Manhattan to see what would happen. Thus began the Real Good Experiment.

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    12.29.09

  5. The Recessionista: DIY Quilts
    Post

    The Recessionista: DIY Quilts

    When Julie Floersch discusses her quilts, she could be talking about the science fiction novel A Wrinkle in Time or New Age studies of dimensions of reality.

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    12.21.08

  6. The Red House, Paris
    Post

    The Red House, Paris

    Ten years ago, there was a petite house in the Bastille area of Paris that sat tucked away behind the boulevard, surrounded on all four sides by a deserted factory. Today, that little house still...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    photos by: Tiffany Chu
    08.19.10

  7. The Relief Chair and Fashioning Felt
    Post

    The Relief Chair and Fashioning Felt

    At first glance I thought this chair was made from the rather hard and inhospitable charcoal-colored packing material that often surrounds new electronics inside shipping boxes. But upon closer...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    03.11.09

  8. The Return of Ulysses
    Post

    The Return of Ulysses

    San Franciscans will not want to miss Claudio Monteverdi’s opera The Return of Ulysses, staged and directed by artist William Kentridge, running at the Project Artaud Theater running through...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    03.25.09

  9. The Right Track
    House Tours

    The Right Track

    With nearly a half century of architectural experience, Peter Cohen designed this ingenious spine-and-module home for him and his wife Sally in the coastal forests just outside Ellsworth, Maine.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Mark Mahaney
    08.31.09

  10. The Ringmaster
    In The Modern World

    The Ringmaster

    In February, Murray Moss closed his landmark SoHo design emporium to open a smaller headquarters. Now he’s pursuing a new agenda: marrying art and design in a 21st-century Wunderkammer.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    08.20.12

  11. The Rug Company's Chris Sharp
    Interviews

    The Rug Company's Chris Sharp

    Founded in London in 1997 by Suzanne and Christopher Sharp, The Rug Company grew out of the globe-trotting couple’s love of exotic cultures, exquisite hand-craftsmanship and, of course, rugs....

    written by: Marc Kristal
    07.01.11

  12. The Saguaro, Scottsdale
    Hotels

    The Saguaro, Scottsdale

    This 5.5-acre property is a much-needed hotel option in Scottsdale and a welcome splash of color in the mundane beiges of the Sonoran desert. Despite breaking out from the shackles of traditional...

    12.20.11

  13. The Salle Residence: A City Modern Preview
    Latest

    The Salle Residence: A City Modern Preview

    This weekend City Modern kicked off with the Manhattan and Brooklyn Home Tours. The tours take design fans inside the doors of some of the city’s most standout residences. This year, one of the...

    written by: Sara Carpenter
    10.03.13

  14. The Scandic Grand Central, Stockholm
    Hotels

    The Scandic Grand Central, Stockholm

    Greetings from Sweden! I'm traveling in Stockholm to cover the 2012 Furniture and Light Fair and my home away from home for the next few days is the Grand Central, the flagship of Swedish super...

    written by: Diana Budds
    02.05.12

  15. The Secret Life of Kentucky Bourbon Barrels
    Post

    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

  16. The Secret Lives of Urban Space
    Post

    The Secret Lives of Urban Space

    Earlier this week, the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival presented a collection of six experimental short films, grouped as The Secret Lives of Urban Space, which explored...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    03.21.09

  17. The Seekers
    Shops

    The Seekers

    Thanks to the Vintage Bazaar, a pop-up market started by locals Katherine Raz and Libby Alexander, the Windy City is brimming with prime design finds.

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    09.13.11

  18. The Selby Curates Home Goods for Svbscription
    Product

    The Selby Curates Home Goods for Svbscription

    A new subscription service, Svbscription debuts a collection of home and kitchen goods curated by The Selby.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    photos by: Todd Selby
    06.25.13

  19. The Self-Sufficient City
    Post

    The Self-Sufficient City

    In modern home design, going green is no longer the exception but the norm. While we've summited this hill, there's still an ominous mountain before us: off-the-grid cities. For the third Advanced...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    08.01.09

  20. The Sheep Who Made Your Pouf
    Product

    The Sheep Who Made Your Pouf

    The stream of amazing projects that emerge from students at Design Academy Eindhoven in the Netherlands is never-ending. This week I've come across one from an alum of the school who has spent the...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    12.10.09

  21. The Shipping Muse
    House Tours

    The Shipping Muse

    Shipping containers are ubiquitous in Houston, though unlike the four that make up this new home, they're usually filled with foreign goods rather than flourishing lives.

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Jack Thompson
    08.31.09

  22. The Silenci Chair by o4i
    Product

    The Silenci Chair by o4i

    With the Silenci chair, Stockholm-based o4i—a design studio that focuses on contemporary domestic and public furniture— wage war against "acoustic clutter." Manufactured by de...

    written by: Diana Budds
    03.06.11

  23. The Simpsons Meet Dwell
    In The Modern World

    The Simpsons Meet Dwell

    In a recent episode, Springfield underwent a modern architectural renaissance with the arrival of a cool couple who move in next door to Homer, Marge, and company after finding the house has ...

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    02.26.13

  24. The Siple Life
    House Tours

    The Siple Life

    A devastating accident could have made Murray Siple a bitter man. Instead, he decided to renovate a house. The result is a masterful achievement of modern design that has allowed the filmmaker to...

    written by: Amara Holstein
    photos by: Misha Gravenor
    04.27.09

  25. The Sky is the Limit
    Post

    The Sky is the Limit

    These stilted homes transcend traditional architecture.

    written by: Ivane Soyombo
    02.12.13

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