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  1. The Architecture of Unhappiness
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    The Architecture of Unhappiness

    I saw the wonderful Cannes Grand Prix-winning gangster film Gomorrah directed by Matteo Garrone yesterday, and was struck at the level of decay and desecation presented. The film was set largely in...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    03.04.09

  2. Fall Fires
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    Fall Fires

    With Fall coming fast, I'm hoping for an Indian Summer and at least another month of evenings spent outdoors. Even if it does start to cool (and yes it does cool down dramatically at night in LA)...

    written by: Laure Joliet
    09.01.08

  3. Holy Table
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    Holy Table

    To place items on a table: that's one way to go about it. However as of late, tables have been cropping up with the added—or subtracted, rather—element of a hole in the table's surface....

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    09.01.08

  4. Visual Dictionaries
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    Visual Dictionaries

    If you live and travel in the modern world you've no doubt found yourself at a loss for words. For me it was a taxi ride from a small rural city in China to another with nothing but a picture to...

    written by: Laure Joliet
    09.02.08

  5. London at Night
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    London at Night

    Jason Hawkes's aerial photos of London at night make an old city look new again.

    written by: David A. Greene
    09.02.08

  6. The ‘Made For iPod’ Fridge
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    The ‘Made For iPod’ Fridge

    It’s getting increasingly hard to find a space the iPod hasn’t infiltrated these days. The ubiquitous device has wormed its way into car dash boards, stereo systems, treadmills&mdash...

    written by: Bryan Gardiner
    09.02.08

  7. Turrell Skyspace Opens
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    Turrell Skyspace Opens

    If you ever wondered where architecture and art intersect, look no further than one of James Turrell's "skyspace" installations.

    written by: David A. Greene
    09.03.08

  8. Blooming in the Bronx
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    Blooming in the Bronx

    If all goes according to plans by Magnusson Architecture and Planning, there will be a new affordable, environmentally–considerate residence in the neighborhood in the not-too-distant future.

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    09.03.08

  9. LA, Salvaged
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    LA, Salvaged

    Inspired by Blake Dollahite's ability to pull together such a stunning home on a tight budget, I started scouring the local scene for some good Architectural Salvage Yards.

    written by: Laure Joliet
    09.03.08

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    Dreamland: Architectural Experiments since the 1970s

    The first scenes of Woody Allen's Manhattan capture it: ambitious dreams and New York are synonymous, and buildings are the manifestation of the connection. Appropriately, the Museum of Modern...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    09.04.08

  11. Deadbolts Go Wireless
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    Deadbolts Go Wireless

    There’s a reason the lock and key have been around, in one form or another, for the better part of the 4,000 years. The system works…most of the time.

    written by: Bryan Gardiner
    09.04.08

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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

  16. 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

  17. 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

  18. 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

  19. 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

  20. 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

  21. 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

  22. 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

  23. 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

  24. 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

  25. 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

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