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  1. Italian Design: La Mappa
    Design 101

    Italian Design: La Mappa

    You know where your Parmesan cheese comes from: Parma. But which region offers the best chairs? We've mapped it out for you.

    written by: Virginia Gardiner
    06.17.11

  2. Italian Design: Il Futuro
    Design 101

    Italian Design: Il Futuro

    As impressive as Italy’s design legacy is, it’s the future that moves this lot. Get the inside track on what’s next.

    written by: Virginia Gardiner
    06.17.11

  3. Italian Design: Passato al Presente
    Design 101

    Italian Design: Passato al Presente

    A look at the greats of Italian design, from past untill present.

    written by: Virginia Gardiner
    06.15.11

  4. Un'Introduzione al Disegno Italiano
    Design 101

    Un'Introduzione al Disegno Italiano

    From Marble to mobili, Italy has been a, if not the, design mecca for the last century. Here's why.

    written by: Virginia Gardiner
    06.15.11

  5. Bolle
    How To

    Bolle

    On Murano, an island near Venice, Italy, glass artisans go to work before dawn. Inside one workshop, the kilns have been howling all night, preparing colored glass for the day’s work. In 1921...

    written by: Virginia Gardiner
    photos by: Alex Subrizi
    04.30.10

  6. Dyson Airblade
    How To

    Dyson Airblade

    Several years ago, Dyson, the British company famed for its vacuum cleaners, made a foray into uncharted commercial territory. The result—the Dyson Airblade—is revolutionary for its...

    written by: Virginia Gardiner
    photos by: Leon Chew
    04.29.10

  7. Modern Istanbul Design: Autoban
    Profiles

    Modern Istanbul Design: Autoban

    Istanbul modern? In a word, it’s Autoban. With their east-meets-west twist on mid-century classics, this young duo has jump-started their hometown’s design scene.

    written by: Virginia Gardiner
    03.04.10

  8. Shelf Life
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    Shelf Life

    Though he appears to live alone, this graphically inclined Parisian commissioned an apartment that deftly houses his many roommates—scores of beloved comics—as well.

    written by: Virginia Gardiner
    photos by: Céline Clanet
    01.04.10

  9. Massimo Iosa Ghini: The Speed of Design
    Interviews

    Massimo Iosa Ghini: The Speed of Design

    Designer Massimo Iosa Ghini takes a moment to reflect on the hazards of speed and the merits of Europe’s standard of living.

    written by: Virginia Gardiner
    08.05.09

  10. She's No Dummy
    Profiles

    She's No Dummy

    As Volvo crash-test engineer Laura Thackray knows, dummies—even virtual ones—can teach us a thing or two about safety.

    written by: Virginia Gardiner
    07.28.09

  11. Beantown Dream
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    Beantown Dream

    In this tightly packed Northeast city where developers pounce first on any available lot, two young architects found a rare ground-up opportunity.

    written by: Virginia Gardiner
    photos by: Roger Davies
    07.01.09

  12. Waste Opportunity
    Design 101

    Waste Opportunity

    While the Western world forgets its waste with a flush, 2.6 billion people don’t even have toilets. Virginia Gardiner ventures to the World Toilet Summit in search of sanitation’s future.

    written by: Virginia Gardiner
    05.13.09

  13. One Room Fits All
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    One Room Fits All

    New Yorkers often work, eat, sleep, and entertain in a single room. But for Milan Hughston, a renovation turned that predicament into a pleasure.

    written by: Virginia Gardiner
    photos by: Grant Delin
    05.04.09

  14. Seeing What Develops
    House Tours

    Seeing What Develops

    In 2004, The Houses at Sagaponac—a controversial development on eastern Long Island—celebrated its first completed house. In 2005, the first residents move in.

    written by: Virginia Gardiner
    photos by: Paul Warchol
    04.30.09

  15. New Beginnings
    House Tours

    New Beginnings

    Uni, an international group of designers in Cambridge, Massachusetts, is riding out a self-professed renovation high that never seems to cease.

    written by: Virginia Gardiner
    photos by: Adam Friedberg
    04.21.09

  16. The Trabecula Bench
    How To

    The Trabecula Bench

    Freedom of Creation—In recent decades, computer-aided design (CAD) has transcended the screen, thanks to the advent of automatic fabrication, a process wherein three-dimensional objects take...

    written by: Virginia Gardiner
    photos by: Jens Passoth
    03.31.09

  17. Tools of the Trade
    Design 101

    Tools of the Trade

    Design-build practices invest considerable time in setting up shop and tremendous capital in tools. Three basic categories of shop work dominate almost every project: cutting, assembly, and...

    written by: Virginia Gardiner
    02.27.09

  18. Design-Build Explained
    Design 101

    Design-Build Explained

    How does design-build affect the project? the process? the client? Here, the principals of five thriving design-build firms weigh in

    written by: Virginia Gardiner
    02.27.09

  19. Design, Build, and Beyond
    Design 101

    Design, Build, and Beyond

    An increasing number of contributors to our ever-expanding built world are referring to their practices as design-build. That means that the same minds and hands do both the designing and the...

    written by: Virginia Gardiner
    02.27.09

  20. 101 Design-Build
    Design 101

    101 Design-Build

    Demystifying design-build: Where does design stop and building begin? Plus, tools of the trade.

    written by: Virginia Gardiner
    02.27.09

  21. Design 101

    Leo Marmol, Marmol Radziner + Associates

    Los Angeles–based Marmol Radziner is renowned not just for its skillful rehabilitation of run-down architectural icons like Neutra’s Kaufmann House in Palm Springs but also for stunning...

    written by: Virginia Gardiner
    02.27.09

  22. Design 101

    Danita Rooyakkers, BUILD

    Danita Rooyakkers is one-third of Montreal-based BUILD, along with partners Michael Carroll and Attila Tolnai. The firm, which was founded in 1995, received Canada’s Professional Prix de Rome...

    written by: Virginia Gardiner
    02.27.09

  23. Chris Krager, Krager & Associates Design/Build (KRDB)
    Design 101

    Chris Krager, Krager & Associates Design/Build (KRDB)

    This Austin, Texas–based studio built its profile by designing and building some notable houses on spec. Chris Krager cofounded KRDB in 2001 with the goal of creating extraordinary buildings...

    written by: Virginia Gardiner
    02.27.09

  24. Dan Maginn, El Dorado, Inc.
    Design 101

    Dan Maginn, El Dorado, Inc.

    The designers at Kansas City–based El Dorado believe they are improving on the conventional architect-contractor relationship by cultivating a more collaborative spirit among client,...

    written by: Virginia Gardiner
    02.27.09

  25. 101 Bathrooms: Cultural Commod(e)ity
    Design 101

    101 Bathrooms: Cultural Commod(e)ity

    In 1937, as the modern movement in Europe 
faced the stifling rise of fascism, the leftist French 
Union des Artistes Modernes hosted a pavilion at the Paris World’s Fair that presented, among...

    written by: Virginia Gardiner
    02.26.09

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