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  1. Modern Motors
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    Modern Motors

    This year's Pebble Beach Concours d’Élégance car show featured a roll-out of General Motors' spectacular Motorama cars of the 1950s, prototypes and fantasy models that embodied...

    written by: David A. Greene
    09.04.08

  2. Vertical Cities: Hong Kong | New York
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    Vertical Cities: Hong Kong | New York

    From wild, green island to center of international commerce: this is the trajectory both Manhattan and Hong Kong have taken since colonists and 19th century British colonial leaders, respectively,...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    09.05.08

  3. Forget Giant Boxes; Your Next Laptop Could Come in a Messenger Bag
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    Forget Giant Boxes; Your Next Laptop Could Come in a Messenger Bag

    If a new packaging idea from HP gains some traction, your next laptop could come in a recycled bag, not a box.

    written by: Bryan Gardiner
    09.05.08

  4. High Five Ten 10
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    High Five Ten 10

    Love mid century design? Tired of seeing the same pieces over and over in images of modern interiors? Here's an alternative to the usual suspects, Silverlake's Ten10 design.

    written by: Laure Joliet
    09.05.08

  5. Say What?
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    Say What?

    We had the privilege to spend the day filming Ed Rondthaler, the founder of Photo-Lettering, Inc. former president of the American Literacy Council and author of The Dictionary of Simplified...

    written by: Andy Cruz
    09.05.08

  6. Prefab Killers?
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    Prefab Killers?

    As Hurricane Gustav approaches the Gulf Coast, this may be an opportune time to recall  that Lowe's is selling Katrina Cottages. Well, they're not selling the cottages themselves, but rather...

    written by: David A. Greene
    09.06.08

  7. Salt 'N' Peppa
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    Salt 'N' Peppa

    They're three words that bizarrely could refer to a hip-hop group, a distinguished hair color style, or delicious dust to shake on food. In the case of Munire Kirmaci, we're referring to the latter...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    09.08.08

  8. Miele Self-Opening Dishwasher
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    Miele Self-Opening Dishwasher

    Miele's new La Perla series dishwashers (available in late fall 2008) have an automatic door opening and closing system that aids in air-drying your sparkling-clean dishes, saving energy used by...

    written by: David A. Greene
    09.08.08

  9. Lindsey Lights it Up
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    Lindsey Lights it Up

    She's been getting attention lately, and distribution galore, from Future Perfect to Matter to ABC Carpet & Home: and it's for good reason. Lindsey Adelman's fixtures, with their visible...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    09.09.08

  10. Living Walls
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    Living Walls

    A tiny bit like the Renzo Piano-designed Pompidou Centre that wears its insides on its outside (pipes, ducts, all the 'ugly' stuff), this office building wears a garden.

    written by: Laure Joliet
    09.09.08

  11. Battery Park City Community Center
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    Battery Park City Community Center

    Approaching 9/11, New York's unspoken heart is in Battery Park. Relevant, then, is the community center Hanrahan Meyers is developing immediately north of Ground Zero. It's condo central in those...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    09.09.08

  12. High Profile Utensils
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    High Profile Utensils

    It's no secret that architects and designers stray from their main medium and try their hand at various smaller scale projects. Philipe Starck has made an entire career on rethinking and...

    written by: Laure Joliet
    09.10.08

  13. Shaping-Shifting Desktop Lamp Mimics Natural Light…Artificially.
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    Shaping-Shifting Desktop Lamp Mimics Natural Light…Artificially.

    Chris Natt’s Stimuli 3.0 lamp would fit in equally well on the set of a Bjork video or in a Borg starship, but the premise behind concept is a fairly down-to-earth.

    written by: Bryan Gardiner
    09.10.08

  14. Judge a Book's Cover: AIGA 50/50 Exhibition
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    Judge a Book's Cover: AIGA 50/50 Exhibition

    I love books. I will buy one if, after reading the first page, I want to turn it. But before reading the first word, it's generally necessary to pick up the book; and when faced with a bazaar of...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    09.10.08

  15. No Way Out
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    No Way Out

    The fun-house signage in the parking garage of the Eureka Tower in Melbourne, Australia is the brainchild of German graphic designer Axel Peemöller.

    written by: David A. Greene
    09.10.08

  16. September 11th Memorial & Museum
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    September 11th Memorial & Museum

    On the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, we turn our attention toward building plans for ground zero, where a 24-foot-by-9-foot, 7,770-pound beam National September 11 Memorial & Museum project...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    09.11.08

  17. City Bike
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    City Bike

    The Eurobike trade show just ended, and among the offerings at the world's largest bike-geek festival was Cannondale's Hooligan.

    written by: David A. Greene
    09.11.08

  18. New TiVo DVR Boasts a Terabyte of Storage
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    New TiVo DVR Boasts a Terabyte of Storage

    So much television, so little time. With fall TV lineups now in full swing—including some of the best shows that have aired in years—your cable company or satellite-issued DVR is likely...

    written by: Bryan Gardiner
    09.12.08

  19. Hope for the Jet Set
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    Hope for the Jet Set

    I'm about to hop on a transatlantic flight and am not looking forward to 12 hours in the same tiny seat.

    written by: Laure Joliet
    09.12.08

  20. Modern Toddler Cot
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    Modern Toddler Cot

    Here's the thing about being parents with design sense and a sensible budget: There's no middle ground.

    written by: David A. Greene
    09.12.08

  21. San Francisco Living: Home Tours, Presented by AIA SF and Dwell
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    San Francisco Living: Home Tours, Presented by AIA SF and Dwell

    Want to jump inside the pages of Dwell and into a home featured in the magazine? You’ll have the opportunity to do that, and more, this weekend during the San Francisco Living: Home Tours,...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    09.12.08

  22. Re-Opening: The Museum of Arts and Design
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    Re-Opening: The Museum of Arts and Design

    Two Columbus Circle once was a stout-yet-hip white building with black porthole-esque forms around it: channeling 1960s mod better than any building could, courtesy of architect Edward Durell Stone...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    09.14.08

  23. Noguchi's BB3 Akari Lamp
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    Noguchi's BB3 Akari Lamp

    It's a beautiful thing, but after trying to change the bulb I almost started cussing in Japanese.

    written by: Andy Cruz
    09.15.08

  24. Redesigned iPod Docks
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    Redesigned iPod Docks

    As far as looks go, there's not much that separates one iPod dock from the other these days. Altec Lansing wants to change that. The computer audio maker recently showed off a new line of docks,...

    written by: Bryan Gardiner
    09.15.08

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    Dispatch: Maison et Objet

    Every fall the Maison et Objet Show in Paris sets and spots trends in lifestyle and home design. Most notable this fall are the continuing trends towards slowing down, living close to the land, and...

    written by: Laure Joliet
    09.15.08

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