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  1. Reflecting on Kimonos
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    Reflecting on Kimonos

    Sixteenth-century Japanese costuming and stainless steel don't typically have a lot in common. Paris-trained architect Andreea Avram Rusu, though, has changed that for the better.

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    11.18.08

  2. Blue Monday: Duravit Showroom Opens in NYC
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    Blue Monday: Duravit Showroom Opens in NYC

    German-based brand Duravit brings bathroom furnishings to their first American showroom, opening today in New York. Madison Avenue may be miles from the Black Forest, but these elegant fixtures fit...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    11.17.08

  3. Lighting It Up
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    Lighting It Up

    Perhaps the darker evenings are making me more sensitive to how beautiful light can be. I've been noticing innovative lighting and light installations all week.

    written by: Laure Joliet
    11.17.08

  4. Stray Dog
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    Stray Dog

    The story of a company often trumps its very goods or services. Bill Pritchard and Jane Gray's Stray Dog Designs is a perfect example of this.

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    11.17.08

  5. Eco-Conscious, With a Clutch
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    Eco-Conscious, With a Clutch

    Audi's A4 TDI Concept e looks like a plain ol' A4, yet it gets an impressive 58.95 mpg. But it's not a hybrid: It's a high-efficiency diesel that takes advantage of every gas-saving innovation...

    written by: David A. Greene
    11.17.08

  6. Lifecycle Building Challenge
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    Lifecycle Building Challenge

    In economic downturns of yore, "reduce, reuse, and recycle" was less a mantra of environmental do-gooders than a financial survival strategy. Which is where the second annual Lifecycle...

    written by: David A. Greene
    11.16.08

  7. Like White on White
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    Like White on White

    To be copied, it seems, is the ultimate compliment. If you buy this, and you want to buy Herman Miller, Eames or Fritz Hansen at a discount, White on White will tickle you pink.

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    11.16.08

  8. Tippie Tent At Tokyo Design Week
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    Tippie Tent At Tokyo Design Week

    At Tokyo Design week, a tent designed by Tomoko Azumi as a personal hideaway from "speedy consumerism" is an answer to the question: "What do we really need?"

    written by: Laure Joliet
    11.15.08

  9. Screech Owl Design
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    Screech Owl Design

    Anyone who names his or her company after backyard wildlife has got to be a good egg. Exhibit A: the folks at Screech Owl Design, the Brooklyn-based print- and product-makers, named their outfit...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    11.15.08

  10. 10 Modern Gifts Under $20
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    10 Modern Gifts Under $20

    For many this holiday season will be more about spending quality time with loved ones than about spending loads of money.  But there are plenty of modern gifts out there that are fun, sleek...

    written by: Laure Joliet
    11.14.08

  11. Step into My Office
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    Step into My Office

    A sign of the times? French designer Paul Coudamy's offices for the advertising firm Beast are made entirely from corrugated cardboard. Coudamy's solution to the agency's small budget and tight...

    written by: David A. Greene
    11.14.08

  12. Jan & Aya
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    Jan & Aya

    On a strip called Franklin in Brooklyn's Greenpoint, warehouses loom; and if you miraculously fail to see the corrugated steel between the trees, you hear and see the trucks passing along the brick...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    11.14.08

  13. The Making of a Modern Sustainable Boutique
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    The Making of a Modern Sustainable Boutique

    Streetwear blogs have been keeping tabs on developments with the new sustainably sourced and delightfully wooden Stussy shop in Vancouver, but design aficionados will be just as curious to learn...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    11.13.08

  14. Knoll Warehouse Sale
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    Knoll Warehouse Sale

    Florence, Mies, Eero: Up to 80% Off.

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    11.13.08

  15. Moss and Moroso Sample Sale
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    Moss and Moroso Sample Sale

    Maybe call it a 401(k) in furniture: but two of Soho's most spectacular odes to modern design, Moss and Moroso, are gathering all of their overstock, damaged and other pieces of furniture and...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    11.13.08

  16. HONO Electric Candle LED light
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    HONO Electric Candle LED light

    With the holidays coming up and children in the house, I'm looking for any alternative to having actual fire inside.  A far cry from the flickering candles Pottery Barn was selling at...

    written by: Laure Joliet
    11.13.08

  17. Q & A: Leanne Marshall
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    Q & A: Leanne Marshall

    In Season 5 of Bravo’s Project Runway, fashion designer Leanne Marshall earned the winning nod from the judges for her architectural, sustainability-minded designs.

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    11.12.08

  18. The Day After
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    The Day After

    The election is finally over. Now what to do with all that campaign crap? (I mean, paraphernalia.)

    written by: David A. Greene
    11.12.08

  19. Westernware
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    Westernware

    Fine china dinnerware is not exactly a common medium for photography, and it's less often a bedfellow of all things cowboys and Indians.

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    11.12.08

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    DesignWeek Monterrey

    Last week I traveled to Monterrey, Mexico, to speak at DesignWeek Monterrey, an annual conference hosted by CEDIM (Cento de Estudios Superiores de Diseño de Monterrey), one of the country's...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    11.11.08

  21. Toaster Treatise
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    Toaster Treatise

    In addition to being an excellent example of necessity as the mother of invention, Polish designer Martin Žampach's TOAST ONE toaster is a hands-on tour of how a product designer thinks and works....

    written by: David A. Greene
    11.11.08

  22. Maharam Textiles at The Shade Store
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    Maharam Textiles at The Shade Store

    The Shade Store just launched a new collection of window treatments featuring fabrics from the archives of renowned textile manufacturer Maharam textiles.

    written by: Laure Joliet
    11.11.08

  23. TH!NK OX
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    TH!NK OX

    The Th!nk Ox is a five-seat concept car introduced last spring at the Geneva Auto Show. According to Th!nk, the Ox will have a range of about 125 miles on a full battery charge, and a top speed of...

    written by: David A. Greene
    11.10.08

  24. Six Questions for William Stout
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    Six Questions for William Stout

    One of the many joys of the very small San Francisco neighborhood of Jackson Square—home of Dwell HQ—is the top-drawer William Stout Architectural Books, the city’s premiere spot...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    11.10.08

  25. Looks Like We're Getting That Train
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    Looks Like We're Getting That Train

    The high speed rail system in France, called the TGV, has revolutionized travel within the country. Now it's easy to pop between Avignon and Paris in under 3 hours (a distance that used to be a 6-7...

    written by: Laure Joliet
    11.10.08

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