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  1. Art Deco Saved (For Now)
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    Art Deco Saved (For Now)

    Who says you can't fight City Hall? In my Los Angeles neighborhood of Silver Lake, a 1936 Streamline Moderne gas station was saved from the wrecking ball last week, by a coterie of community...

    written by: David A. Greene
    09.22.08

  2. What Would Sverre Fehn Do?
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    What Would Sverre Fehn Do?

    Only slightly less annoying than the self-satisfied American who, upon visiting Europe, complains that everything is better back in the States, is the grossly insecure American who laments...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    09.22.08

  3. London Design Festival: Straw Bale Seat
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    London Design Festival: Straw Bale Seat

    The Greenhaus is a design collective of British designers whose work revolves around concepts of sustainability. Their standout product at the London Design Festival is Neil Barron's plastic...

    written by: Sam Jacob
    09.23.08

  4. Electrolux Design Competition: The Sook
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    Electrolux Design Competition: The Sook

    Electrolux recently unveiled the finalists in their design lab competition.  Among the top picks: a social networking device for the kitchen that can not only taste your dish but can...

    written by: Laure Joliet
    09.23.08

  5. The X2700: Shuttle’s Smallest Mini PC Yet
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    The X2700: Shuttle’s Smallest Mini PC Yet

    Notebooks may be grabbing all the headlines, but the industry’s concurrent obsession with diminutive desktop PCs continues unabated. Witness Shuttle’s latest X2700, the smallest...

    written by: Bryan Gardiner
    09.23.08

  6. Two Jakes
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    Two Jakes

    There are these two brothers with last name Jacobs. Once in the not-distant past they opened a furniture shop on Williamsburg's design row (Wythe Avenue, according to the street sign). It grew in...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    09.23.08

  7. Rhino
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    Rhino

    My wife "dragged" me to our local flea market spot today. We didn't get down the first isle and this hopsacky little guy charged us.

    written by: Andy Cruz
    09.23.08

  8. London Design Festival: Kanittha Mairaing
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    London Design Festival: Kanittha Mairaing

    Goldsmiths' postgraduate design community have a show at The Boiler House, Old Truman Brewery, on Brick Lane as part of the London Design Festival. Amongst the work shown is the 'Unfortunates'...

    written by: Sam Jacob
    09.23.08

  9. Color Test
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    Color Test

    You read Dwell. You like to think that you have a good eye for design. But how good is your eye really?

    written by: David A. Greene
    09.23.08

  10. Serv ce Station
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    Serv ce Station

    Yes, the "I" is missing. The reason is that SERV CE STATION, a self-appointed "Rural American Design company", finds itself occupying a former garage that, when owners Jonah...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    09.24.08

  11. Wattson and Holmes Make Monitoring Home Energy Use Elementary
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    Wattson and Holmes Make Monitoring Home Energy Use Elementary

    U.K. design firm DIY Kyoto recently announced the launch of cheaper version of its Wattson, an ingenious little device that not only makes monitoring home electricity use a breeze, but even turns...

    written by: Bryan Gardiner
    09.24.08

  12. Pedaling in Paris
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    Pedaling in Paris

    More than ever before, the streets of Paris are filled with bicycles. A city sponsored program was started up a little over a year ago that made 10,000 bikes available all over the city for hourly...

    written by: Laure Joliet
    09.24.08

  13. London Design Festival: Packaging
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    London Design Festival: Packaging

    Packaging seems to be something on young designers' minds—and one of the best products at the LDF dealing with this issue is by Song Bong Kyu. His light uses packaging that doubles as the...

    written by: Sam Jacob
    09.24.08

  14. Floating Pool
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    Floating Pool

    There was once a steel-decked river barge, decommissioned and idle in Morgan City, Louisiana. Lonely and unused, it was purchased by the Neptune Foundation, a not-for-profit that constructs movable...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    09.24.08

  15. Gehry's Grand Performance
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    Gehry's Grand Performance

    Like cloud formations, Frank Gehry's buildings of the past years makes one imagine forms: perhaps a ship's bow, a ray of light, a Hershey's Kiss, an armadillo eating a Hershey's Kiss. But something...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    09.25.08

  16. Buffalo Releases Pocketable Mini Shinobi External Drive
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    Buffalo Releases Pocketable Mini Shinobi External Drive

    Buffalo’s new MiniStation Shinobi is touted as the world’s thinnest external hard drive, and at 5mm thick (about the size of a credit card holder), it’s certainly the thinnest we...

    written by: Bryan Gardiner
    09.25.08

  17. Chris Jordan at the 2008 IIDA Leaders Breakfast
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    Chris Jordan at the 2008 IIDA Leaders Breakfast

    “Six years ago today I was a very angry, lonely corporate lawyer,” recalls Chris Jordan, the keynote speaker at the 2008 IIDA Leaders Breakfast at the Four Seasons in San Francisco on...

    written by: Sonja Hall
    09.25.08

  18. Greenpoint's New Gem
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    Greenpoint's New Gem

    There's something fascinating that happens when creative types are placed in a new geographical context.  A screenwriter might start developing place-dependent characters; a painter might...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    09.26.08

  19. For Your Art
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    For Your Art

    LA has been slowly establishing itself as a great center for arts and architecture. With events spread out all over the city, it can be difficult to get your head around everything that's going on....

    written by: Laure Joliet
    09.26.08

  20. Five Questions for Patrizia Moroso
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    Five Questions for Patrizia Moroso

    Creative director of the storied Italian furniture manufacturer Moroso, Patrizia Moroso was in San Francisco on Thursday morning at the Dzine showroom to chat with the press about the history of...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    09.26.08

  21. The Slingbox Goes HD, Finally
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    The Slingbox Goes HD, Finally

    The original Slingbox was one of those rare devices that did one thing, and did it exceptionally well: move your favorite television shows to your cellphone, PC or laptop. Now, after a lengthy wait...

    written by: Bryan Gardiner
    09.27.08

  22. Mayberry Meets Modernism
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    Mayberry Meets Modernism

    The aesthetic of mid-19th century retail establishments still holds relevance. The aged woods, from sagging stair treads to well-worn tables; broken oyster tile floors; wire baskets used for who...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    09.27.08

  23. Relevance
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    Relevance

    Dig this two part Mike Wallace Frank Lloyd Wright interview.

    written by: Andy Cruz
    09.28.08

  24. Cardboard Chic
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    Cardboard Chic

    As news of the Greatest Financial Crisis Since the Great Depression sinks in, it's a good time to be reminded that things could be worse.

    written by: David A. Greene
    09.29.08

  25. Air France Terminal 2E
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    Air France Terminal 2E

    Flying from the Air France Terminal at LAX (which has been shifted out of the outdated Tom Bradley Terminal) and arriving in Paris at Terminal 2E is like moving from a basement into a penthouse...

    written by: Laure Joliet
    09.29.08

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