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  1. Design Icon: 10 Buildings By Alvar Aalto
    Profiles

    Design Icon: 10 Buildings By Alvar Aalto

    Alvar Aalto, one of Finland’s greatest architects, made modernist masterpieces with a human touch.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    03.17.14

  2. Shops We Love: twentytwentyone
    Shops

    Shops We Love: twentytwentyone

    This London institution for furniture and modern design travels from vintage to modern in 10 striking pieces. Here, twentytwentyone co-founder Simon Alderson talks us through the wares.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    04.27.14

  3. Photographer Candida Höfer's Lush Images of Architecture
    In The Modern World

    Photographer Candida Höfer's Lush Images of Architecture

    The photographer's large-scale interior photos function like architectural character sketches.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    05.09.14

  4. Danish Army’s Next Mission: Sustainable Building
    Green

    Danish Army’s Next Mission: Sustainable Building

    The armed forces go mod and green with a cleverly designed set of barracks.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    05.13.14

  5. Chicago’s Summer of Design
    Travel Reports

    Chicago’s Summer of Design

    A massive exhibition and a new permanent design museum put the past, present, and future of the city’s design community in focus.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    04.28.14

  6. Shops We Love: Forage Modern Workshop
    Shops

    Shops We Love: Forage Modern Workshop

    This Minneapolis idea shop and store focuses on practical Midwestern goods with personality.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    05.14.14

  7. A Green Table Lamp Grown from Mushrooms
    Product

    A Green Table Lamp Grown from Mushrooms

    Brooklyn designer Danielle Trofe’s new Mush-Lume lamp is made from biodegradable mushroom material.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    02.27.14

  8. Radius Furniture by Jeff Martin
    Product

    Radius Furniture by Jeff Martin

    An ahead-of-the-curve furniture experiment by Jeff Martin plays with pastels and geometry.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    03.13.14

  9. Kickstarter of the Day: Crafty Manual Coffee Maker
    Product

    Kickstarter of the Day: Crafty Manual Coffee Maker

    Chicago designer Craighton Berman creates a bespoke brewer for your morning ritual.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    04.05.14

  10. Shanty Storage Cabinet: Groove is in the Art
    Product

    Shanty Storage Cabinet: Groove is in the Art

    Doshi Levien’s corrugated steel furniture elevates the design of DIY homebuilders.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    04.06.14

  11. Rock, Paper, Circuits: Pulplites Lamps
    Product

    Rock, Paper, Circuits: Pulplites Lamps

    The Vancouver design duo Dear Human finds an illuminating use for recycled paper.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    04.09.14

  12. Peaking Lights: The Wobbelhead Lamp
    Product

    Peaking Lights: The Wobbelhead Lamp

    A lamp prototype from Norway adds distinct personality to lighting design.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    05.13.14

  13. Laser-Cut Lampshade Made from Seaweed
    Product

    Laser-Cut Lampshade Made from Seaweed

    Get by with a little kelp from my friends: Julia Lohmann’s lighting solution illuminates the possibilities of seaweed.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    05.14.14

  14. Incipit: Milan’s New Lab for Designers
    A Great Idea

    Incipit: Milan’s New Lab for Designers

    A studio, a lab, and a business—Incipit aims to be all three, but, most importantly, a new way to support young craftspeople.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    02.28.14

  15. Lite-Brite Grows Up: Flatpack Paper Lamp
    A Great Idea

    Lite-Brite Grows Up: Flatpack Paper Lamp

    This flat-packed, laser-stitched lamp shade invites endless customizations.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    03.27.14

  16. Behind The Scenes: Chicago Furniture Brand Stars in Divergent
    We Recommend

    Behind The Scenes: Chicago Furniture Brand Stars in Divergent

    Furniture from the sleek Chicago studio gets a closeup in the hit movie Divergent.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    03.28.14

  17. Photos of the Day: Isolated Building Studies
    Travel Reports

    Photos of the Day: Isolated Building Studies

    David Schalliol’s photo project showcases the eerie beauty in Chicago's abandoned lots and standalone buildings.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    03.31.14

  18. Surprisingly Subtle 300-Foot Radio Tower
    Superstructure

    Surprisingly Subtle 300-Foot Radio Tower

    The winning design for the Canakkale Antenna Tower in Turkey manages grandeur with restraint.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    03.13.14

  19. Future Shock: Guggenheim’s Gorgeous Retrospective on Futurism
    Event Spotlight

    Future Shock: Guggenheim’s Gorgeous Retrospective on Futurism

    Championing a radical and utopian vision, the artists profiled in the Guggenheim’s new exhibit Italian Futurism, 1909–1944: Reconstructing the Universe brought the concept of “total works of art”...

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    02.25.14

  20. Street Photography of New York and Paris's Ghostly Past
    Event Spotlight

    Street Photography of New York and Paris's Ghostly Past

    Abbott and Marville: The City in Transition, a new photography exhibit at the Howard Greenberg Gallery in New York, gives viewers a privileged look at a ghostly past, showcasing photography that...

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    02.28.14

  21. Q&A: Campana Brothers
    Profiles

    Q&A: Campana Brothers

    The Brazilian furniture designers and Clerkenwell headliners discuss letting the material make decisions and designing furniture with soul.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    05.18.14

  22. Desk Typography: A Font Based on the Open Office Plan
    In The Modern World

    Desk Typography: A Font Based on the Open Office Plan

    French designer Benoit Challand designs a cubicle-based font that dares you to rearrange the office.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    04.23.14

  23. Clerkenwell Design Week 2014 Preview
    Product

    Clerkenwell Design Week 2014 Preview

    Taking place over three days in May, London’s Clerkenwell Design Week has established itself as a stop on the international design circuit over the last five years. The 2014 installment features...

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    05.19.14

  24.  Shape: Doodles for Design Learning
    A Great Idea

    Shape: Doodles for Design Learning

    A cartoon created by the Dublin City Council aims to get kids to question and shape their environment.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    04.30.14

  25. Art You Can Walk All Over: Carpet by Steffen Kehrle
    How To

    Art You Can Walk All Over: Carpet by Steffen Kehrle

    By painting on the assembly line, German designer Steffen Kehrle turns carpets into canvas.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    03.25.14

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