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  1. Little Field of Flowers
    How To

    Little Field of Flowers

    Nanimarquina—In 1987, Barcelona-based designer Nani Marquina established a textile and rug design studio. Since 1993, the company’s designs have been manufactured in northern India....

    written by: Virginia Gardiner
    01.25.09

  2. Flos Glo-Ball
    How To

    Flos Glo-Ball

    Designers and manufacturers bemoan the profusion of cheaply made copycats, but it’s been proven time and again that truly great design can never be obscured by poor imitation. For evidence, look no...

    written by: Virginia Gardiner
    photos by: Alex Subrizi
    01.25.09

  3. Steelwood Chair
    How To

    Steelwood Chair

    Magis—The Steelwood chair from Magis is a product of experience—the suppliers who punch the sheet metal for the back, which adroitly supports four legs and a beech wood seat, are among...

    written by: Virginia Gardiner
    photos by: Erwan Bouroullec
    01.25.09

  4. Leave it to Beavers
    Green

    Leave it to Beavers

    It’s not unusual for New Yorkers to have problems with their neighbors; after all, many a co-op brawl has started over a little late-night noise. But it is rare for the downtown crowd to have...

    written by: Amara Holstein
    photos by: Raimund Koch
    01.25.09

  5. Drumming Up Design
    Green

    Drumming Up Design

    Brotherly love takes many forms; in the case of Rob and Eric Brill, it’s a shared passion for modernism. Rob, the younger of the two and a rock musician, recently completed the second of two live...

    written by: Frances Anderton
    photos by: Noah Webb
    01.25.09

  6. Long Division
    Green

    Long Division

    The dark, primeval mountains and jagged ravines of New Zealand are free of rampaging Orcs, but Middle-earth, 2007, has another nuisance on the loose. It is the load-bearing truck, carrying a quaint...

    written by: Karen Pakula
    01.25.09

  7. Houston, We've Solved a Problem
    Green

    Houston, We've Solved a Problem

    A bird flying over Houston, Texas, sees only a sprawling canopy of trees. It seems the perfect nesting place for creatures both avian and human alike; unfortunately, the green ends at the tree line...

    written by: Amara Holstein
    photos by: Jack Thompson
    01.25.09

  8. Courtyard of Appeal
    Green

    Courtyard of Appeal

    Like so many L.A. stories, the tale of the Courtyard House begins with a lucky break. One day in 2001, Thomas Robertson got a call from a friend he hadn’t seen in ages. The friend told him that his...

    written by: David A. Greene
    photos by: Maria Aufmuth
    01.25.09

  9. Googie Gas
    Post

    Googie Gas

    It's an understatement to say that we're living in a weird time, but when it comes to all things automotive, it's especially trippy. A few months ago, we were either lamenting or welcoming a...

    written by: David A. Greene
    01.25.09

  10. Green Beret
    Green

    Green Beret

    Were “EcoHat” to come up in passing,you would most likely think of something chunky, organic, and woolen–—perhaps a beanie with earflaps to keep you toasty while chained to a logger’s truck. But in...

    written by: Iain Aitch
    01.25.09

  11. Instant Gratification
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    Instant Gratification

    Long before the age of digital cameras there was the Polaroid SX-70 Land Camera. Manufactured in the early 1970s, it allowed the user to have, in their hand, the photo they shot moments earlier....

    written by: Laure Joliet
    01.25.09

  12. We Love Jaya Loves Tekeko
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    We Love Jaya Loves Tekeko

    Somewhere between the fanciful beasts of Where the Wild Things Are and the hand-drawn charm of Marimekko, the characters in the children’s line Jaya Loves Tekeko find their place. Emblazoned...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    01.25.09

  13. La Miniatura For Sale
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    La Miniatura For Sale

    Got a spare $7.7 million? Then please buy Frank Lloyd Wright's newly restored Millard House, aka La Miniatura, and open it up on weekends for the public. You can sell t-shirts and lemonade to help...

    01.24.09

  14. Retrofitting for Sustainability
    Post

    Retrofitting for Sustainability

    I'm writing this a few hours away from the opening of Viennese architect Susanne Zottl's new exhibition at SCI-Arc, A Styrofoam Lover with (E)motions of Concrete. According to SCI-Arc, the show ...

    written by: Geoff Manaugh
    01.24.09

  15. Green Space Today
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    Green Space Today

    It's not the most obvious task to take the green path when renovating, building, or choosing products to buy. Green Space Today is an online magazine and business resource that makes it all easier.

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    01.24.09

  16. Solid Gold
    Green

    Solid Gold

    When it comes to material originality, this former tavern in Chicago’s trendy Bucktown neighborhood pulls out all the stops. Case in point? Colorful pieces of broken LPs are visible in the...

    written by: Geoff Manaugh
    01.23.09

  17. Home Stickers
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    Home Stickers

    In San Francisco we’re frequently confronted with barren bedroom walls—since hanging anything that can fall in an earthquake is potentially deadly. French company Nouvelle Images has a...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    01.23.09

  18. Razing Arizona
    Profiles

    Razing Arizona

    Matthew Moore has found himself in the curious position of being both an artist and a fourth-generation farmer, working and living in the greater Phoenix area, one of the nation’s fastest-growing...

    written by: Amber Bravo
    01.23.09

  19. Terra Ephemera
    Profiles

    Terra Ephemera

    Whether spanning acres or encased in amorphous glass ecospheres, Paula Hayes's singular landscapes blur the boundary between art and nature—and redefine the relationship between art and...

    written by: Amber Bravo
    photos by: Raimund Koch
    01.23.09

  20. How Small is Too Small?
    Post

    How Small is Too Small?

    The first few paragraphs of a recent New York Times article on architect Gary Chang's Hong Kong apartment read like a scene from a dystopian novel—from the Wii screen that "analyzes"...

    written by: David A. Greene
    01.23.09

  21. Et tu, Bertus?
    Profiles

    Et tu, Bertus?

    People often introduce Bertus Mulder by talking about his extraordinary pedigree.

    written by: Jane Szita
    01.23.09

  22. The Suburbs Strike Back
    Profiles

    The Suburbs Strike Back

    Swedish prefab specialists Smedshammar + Holmberg are on a mission to rescue their compatriots from boring suburbs—and their deep-seated suspicion of architects.

    written by: Jane Szita
    01.23.09

  23. Handmade Nation
    Post

    Handmade Nation

    Like the Arts and Crafts movement that exploded at the turn of the century, today's DIY revolution is a return to community and creativity.  The film Handmade Nation seeks to document the slow...

    written by: Laure Joliet
    01.23.09

  24. Postcards from the Edge of Design
    Post

    Postcards from the Edge of Design

    An email is nice and a letter is better, but for those whose epistolary habits begin and end with the postcard, an overlooked book from 2008 is for them.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    01.23.09

  25. Suddenly Shanghai
    City Guide

    Suddenly Shanghai

    The developer of Three on the Bund gallery gives us a behind-the-scenes tour of the creative side of Shanghai.

    written by: Ron Gluckman
    photos by: Andrew Rowat
    01.22.09

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