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  1. Last Day: Waterfalls
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    Last Day: Waterfalls

    Today—Monday, October 13—is the final day Olafur Eliasson's Waterfalls will be flowing into the East River. If you've managed to miss the City of New York project thus far, and have...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    10.13.08

  2. Mitsura Koga
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    Mitsura Koga

    A new show of stone vases at Japanese boutique, Tortoise General Store, will likely knock your socks off. Artist Mitsura Koga has been transforming found stones into absolute works of art. And if...

    written by: Laure Joliet
    10.13.08

  3. Urban Sprawl, Squared
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    Urban Sprawl, Squared

    The Places We Live is a new book of extraordinary photographs by Norwegian photographer Jonas Bendiksen, documenting the teeming urban slums and shantytowns of four world cities: Nairobi, Mumbai,...

    written by: David A. Greene
    10.13.08

  4. Housing in Crisis, Part II: Three Words for 'Boom"
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    Housing in Crisis, Part II: Three Words for 'Boom"

    The American house throughout the nation's history has represented grand concepts: success, strength of family unit, motivation to put up with the 45-hour work week, and mortgage-tied anvil to the...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    10.13.08

  5. Wall Calendar to Keep Track of the Big Picture
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    Wall Calendar to Keep Track of the Big Picture

    Although it may be difficult to fit it in your pocket, and it certainly lacks the convenience of an iPhone or Blackberry, this calendar wallpaper leaves space to see the year at a glance and to...

    written by: Laure Joliet
    10.14.08

  6. Ceramic Chic
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    Ceramic Chic

    There was a time when earthenware was unappreciated: once the 80s hit the world, handcrafts—as a vestige of a musty, dusty era—suggested a serious case of the blah's. However of late,...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    10.14.08

  7. Big Savings at San Francisco, Boston, LA Kartell Showrooms
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    Big Savings at San Francisco, Boston, LA Kartell Showrooms

    I happened past the San Francisco Kartell showroom getting an afternoon coffee today and saw a very serious sale in progress.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    10.14.08

  8. In the Future, We Will All Drive Pacmen
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    In the Future, We Will All Drive Pacmen

    For the ultimate in zero-emissions driving, forget hydrogen and embrace air: Compressed-air cars are real, and the French company MDI have been trying to get them on the road for years.

    written by: David A. Greene
    10.15.08

  9. Flipped Strips
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    Flipped Strips

    Tired of the never-ending parade of nondescript strip malls, the Scottsdale Museum of Art recently held a competition to rethink the strips.

    written by: Laure Joliet
    10.15.08

  10. Building Sustainable Communities Exhibit
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    Building Sustainable Communities Exhibit

    An inquisitive exhibit recently extended through January 2009 at the Danish Architecture Center asks “What if architecture could change the world?” Building Sustainable Communities ...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    10.15.08

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    Dutch Design Week

    If you find yourself in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, next week—or even Belgium, Denmark, or northern Germany—hie thee to Dutch Design Week.

    written by: David A. Greene
    10.16.08

  12. Back to Basics
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    Back to Basics

    With high-quality, simply designed products in high demand, it was only a matter of time before technology got a natural touch.

    written by: Laure Joliet
    10.16.08

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    Doshi Levien: Myth and Material

    The Design Duo of Doshi Levien has succeeded again: the British design team has produced a compelling collection of work melding whimsy and modernism, Indian tradition and a European approach to...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    10.16.08

  14. Lavaflow Exhibit at Mollusk Surf Shop
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    Lavaflow Exhibit at Mollusk Surf Shop

    With photos now pouring in of newly snow-covered cities across America—or perhaps exactly because of it—we have Hawaii on our minds.

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    10.17.08

  15. Big Trouble in Little Dubai
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    Big Trouble in Little Dubai

    Dubai, that instant city of over-wrought architecture and slave-like laborers, is apparently on the verge of a sewage catastrophe. The BBC reports that "raw sewage is flowing into the sea...

    written by: Geoff Manaugh
    10.17.08

  16. Zaha Hadid in Central Park
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    Zaha Hadid in Central Park

    In time for the Cooper-Hewitt's National Design Week is London-based architect Zaha Hadid's collaboration with Chanel's Karl Lagerfeld to design a pavilion that explores just what it would feel...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    10.17.08

  17. REBAR at Machine Gallery
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    REBAR at Machine Gallery

    REBAR, a collective of artists, designers, and activists based in San Francisco—masterminds of PARK(ing) Day LA—will be at Machine Project this Saturday.

    written by: Laure Joliet
    10.18.08

  18. The Energy Seed
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    The Energy Seed

    Because I have been told time and again that disposing of batteries in the garbage is a terribly destructive thing to do, I generally collect my spent batteries in an old container in my house. My...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    10.19.08

  19. Tools for Living
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    Tools for Living

    Just in time for budgets to shrink everywhere, Design Within Reach unveils their new Tools For Living line of impeccably designed everyday objects. All pieces that are much cheaper than a Saarinen...

    written by: Laure Joliet
    10.20.08

  20. Last Day for Home Delivery: Fabricating the Modern Dwelling
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    Last Day for Home Delivery: Fabricating the Modern Dwelling

    Today is the final day to venture through this well-received survey of the phenomenon that is the prefabricated home.

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    10.20.08

  21. New from Patricia Urquiola
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    New from Patricia Urquiola

    “For me, design and life goes together—it was my furniture, my husband, and my life that influenced me,” responds designer Patricia Urquiola when asked what influenced her recent...

    written by: Sonja Hall
    10.20.08

  22. Mc&Co
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    Mc&Co

    Gleaming from a white-washed box on North 6th Street is Corinne Gilbert's Mc&Co, a lovingly-curated shop of modern porcelain, glassware, art, home accessories and fashion accessories that break...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    10.21.08

  23. A Greener Version of Clorox Cleans Up
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    A Greener Version of Clorox Cleans Up

    Clorox launched an eco-friendly line of cleansers earlier this year and has seen its Green Works line leap to the head of the green cleansers class.  A recent story in the San Francisco...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    10.21.08

  24. Grete Jalk Plywood Chair
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    Grete Jalk Plywood Chair

    1963 was a big one for Grete Jalk. That year, the Danish furniture designer debuted her Lounge Chair and Nesting Tables, won the Daily Mail International Furniture competition for their designs,...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    10.21.08

  25. Modernism for the Masses
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    Modernism for the Masses

    Fifty years ago William Krisel helped shape the look of modern design that has become synonymous with Southern California. By building 2,500 tract homes and nearly doubling the size of Palm Springs...

    written by: Laure Joliet
    10.22.08

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