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  1. 10 Modern Gifts Under $20
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    10 Modern Gifts Under $20

    For many this holiday season will be more about spending quality time with loved ones than about spending loads of money.  But there are plenty of modern gifts out there that are fun, sleek...

    written by: Laure Joliet
    11.14.08

  2. 2nd Annual Park[ing] Day LA
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    2nd Annual Park[ing] Day LA

    GreenMeme is getting ready to launch their second ever Park[ing] Day LA.

    written by: Laure Joliet
    09.11.08

  3. 5 Questions for Carrie and Andrew Purcell
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    5 Questions for Carrie and Andrew Purcell

    Husband and wife Carrie and Andrew Purcell are in the business of making beautiful, and mouthwatering, photographs together. They chronicle their observations on food, photography and living in Los...

    written by: Laure Joliet
    01.15.09

  4. 6 Practically Free Design-Minded Gifts
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    6 Practically Free Design-Minded Gifts

    Inspired by the great depression, this poster is a free download (along with 4 others) through Readymade Magazine. It reflects the growing holiday attitude that less is more and that people are...

    written by: Laure Joliet
    12.16.08

  5. 7 Questions For Mark Allen of Machine Project
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    7 Questions For Mark Allen of Machine Project

    I met Mark Allen about 10 years ago when he was getting his MFA, and even back then he was a connector. Sure he made great art installations (one composed of slowly rotating organically shaped...

    written by: Laure Joliet
    02.10.09

  6. 8 Questions For Tina Roth Eisenberg
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    8 Questions For Tina Roth Eisenberg

    Tina Roth Eisenberg runs a successful graphic design company but is perhaps better known as the author behind the design centric blog, SwissMiss.  The self described Swiss designer gone NYC...

    written by: Laure Joliet
    02.04.09

  7. A Gehry Gets a Facelift
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    A Gehry Gets a Facelift

    Looks like Santa Monica Place (originally designed by Frank Gehry) will be getting a face-lift that will make it less about the building and more about the outdoors.

    written by: Laure Joliet
    09.27.08

  8. A Very Eames Christmas
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    A Very Eames Christmas

    Even if you can't pony up the cash to buy a living room full of iconic furniture by Charles and Ray Eames doesn't mean that there aren't some Eames-related stocking stuffers to splurge on.

    written by: Laure Joliet
    12.17.08

  9. A Victory Garden for the White House?
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    A Victory Garden for the White House?

    The White House groundskeepers have made some progress and have launched a gardening practice designed to be more responsible—they are using integrated pest management, fertilizing according...

    written by: Laure Joliet
    01.11.09

  10. Adam Silverman of Heath Ceramics
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    Adam Silverman of Heath Ceramics

    The artist and potter, and now Studio Director at Heath Ceramics in Los Angeles, talks with Dwell about his work and inspiration, as well as the personal odyssey that took him from architecture to...

    written by: Laure Joliet
    10.12.09

  11. Affordable Art: L'Affiche Moderne
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    Affordable Art: L'Affiche Moderne

    Pierre Wetzel: The Last Fall A new French site has entered the affordable art marketplace selling limited edition prints from up-and-coming photographers, graphic designers, and children's...

    written by: Laure Joliet
    09.04.08

  12. Aguiniga Design
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    Aguiniga Design

    Probably most striking is Tanya Aguiniga's ability to blend traditional craft techniques with modern furniture design and not lose any of the heart or the style of either application.

    written by: Laure Joliet
    11.20.08

  13. 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

  14. Angela Adams and The Birds and The Bees
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    Angela Adams and The Birds and The Bees

    Angela Adams is largely known for her bold textile design, but more recently she's expanded her line to include clean-edged modern furniture.

    written by: Laure Joliet
    01.17.09

  15. Angela Adams for Architex
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    Angela Adams for Architex

    Angela Adams recently expanded her upbeat retro textile designs with more rugged and sustainable fabrics to help spruce up hospitals, office cubicles, and the outdoors.

    written by: Laure Joliet
    11.21.08

  16. 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

  17. Buy Nothing Day
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    Buy Nothing Day

    This week featured 3 events: Thanksgiving, when we give thanks for what we have; Black Friday, when we buy as much as we can in a very short period of time and hopefully get some wicked deals; and...

    written by: Laure Joliet
    11.29.08

  18. Cable Camouflage
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    Cable Camouflage

    Now that laptops and iPods have become like extra appendages for most of us, tangled cords and unsightly nests of cables are a constant problem.  Even with the myriad systems for keeping them...

    written by: Laure Joliet
    02.06.09

  19. California Biennial
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    California Biennial

    Fifty four artists and collectives are participating in this year's California Biennial which runs until March 15th at the Newport Beach based OCMA. This year the show has expanded to include a...

    written by: Laure Joliet
    11.08.08

  20. Charles and Ray Eames on NBC in 1956
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    Charles and Ray Eames on NBC in 1956

    When resources are limited, design takes flight. Case in point: this video of Ray and Charles Eames unveiling their iconic molded plastic and molded plywood chairs on NBC in 1956.

    written by: Laure Joliet
    10.26.08

  21. Childhood Forts and Modern Architecture
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    Childhood Forts and Modern Architecture

    Laure Tixier's series of felt pieces for the show Plaid Houses explores the idea of architecture as fiction, born under the blankets of a child's first living room fort.

    written by: Laure Joliet
    12.05.08

  22. Cloud by Bouroullec
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    Cloud by Bouroullec

    Wallpaper recently announced their winners in various design related categories. Perhaps the most intriguing winner was in the category Best Use of Textiles.

    written by: Laure Joliet
    01.20.09

  23. Coasters that Represent
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    Coasters that Represent

    Local Los Angeles design store darlings A+R have launched their first ever co-branded product. Teaming up with Japanese artist Nobuhiro Sato they've come out with some coasters that are...

    written by: Laure Joliet
    12.22.08

  24. Compost Modern
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    Compost Modern

    With the new year comes new resolutions and a general resolve to do better. Perhaps at the top of many of our lists is the question of how to live more responsibly. This February's conference,...

    written by: Laure Joliet
    12.31.08

  25. Corbusier's Cabanon at RIBA
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    Corbusier's Cabanon at RIBA

    The only structure that famed architect Le Corbusier ever designed for himself has been reconstructed inside the Royal Institute of British Architects in the UK for the exhibition "Le...

    written by: Laure Joliet
    03.20.09

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