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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. 125 HDTV Super Review
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    125 HDTV Super Review

    Economic meltdown aside, if you’re still thinking about plunking down some hard-earned cash on a new HDTV this holiday season, you’d do well to check out HD Guru’s colossal review...

    written by: Bryan Gardiner
    10.02.08

  3. 2009 Calendars on Etsy
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    2009 Calendars on Etsy

    The time has come to start seeking out a 2009 calendar. While the boring black-jacketed day planner is sometimes a necessity, a wall or desk calendar with a bit more style can be a nice way to keep...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    12.08.08

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. A Bookstore Made from Remainders
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    A Bookstore Made from Remainders

    It's rare to hear about a new bookstore opening anywhere these days, but the Stories Bookstore and Café, in the eclectic Los Angeles neighborhood of Echo Park, is busting the trend—and...

    written by: David A. Greene
    12.07.08

  7. A Case Study Case Study
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    A Case Study Case Study

    Meltdown, shmeltdown: If you've got a spare $14 million, you can have a genuine Case Study house, a Pacific Ocean view—and a 1990s mansion to boot.

    written by: David A. Greene
    12.17.08

  8. 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

  9. A Greener Version of Clorox Cleans Up
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    A Greener Version of Clorox Cleans Up

    Clorox launched an eco-friendly line of cleansers earlier this year and has seen its Green Works line leap to the head of the green cleansers class.  A recent story in the San Francisco...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    10.21.08

  10. A Laptop Even A Panda Could Love
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    A Laptop Even A Panda Could Love

    Discarded computers arrive by the thousands every day from the US and Western Europe to West African ports, after which they're discarded in toxic dumps. Children burn them and pull out the metals...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    12.23.08

  11. A Pencil for Your Thoughts
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    A Pencil for Your Thoughts

    A blank journal is an exciting journal. Whether you’re planning on penning the next great American novel or reminding yourself to pick up milk on the way home, there’s something about...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    10.07.08

  12. A Picture of A Fake Holiday Tree
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    A Picture of A Fake Holiday Tree

    A holiday tree typically comes out of the earth, or on stands in cardboard boxes. Three designers, however, have taken a different approach—the self-adhesive Christmas tree wall sticker is...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    12.05.08

  13. 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

  14. Ada = Architecture in New York
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    Ada = Architecture in New York

    Ada Louise Huxtable is the doyenne of architecture criticism in New York, if not the world: as architecture critic at the New York Times from the early 60s until the early 80s, and more recently,...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    11.22.08

  15. Ada Louise Huxtable
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    Ada Louise Huxtable

    The New York Times recently featured a refreshing interview with Ada Louise Huxtable, the doyenne of architecture critics, by writer Phillip Lopate.

    written by: David A. Greene
    11.18.08

  16. Adjaye Tapped for Two DC Branch Libraries
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    Adjaye Tapped for Two DC Branch Libraries

    This weekend I met up with a friend who lives in Washington DC and was in San Francisco for a visit. I lived in Washington from 2004-2006 and we soon started talking DC politics. She’s...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    10.09.08

  17. 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

  18. Affordable Housing for China
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    Affordable Housing for China

    Over a million people have moved to Guangzhou in the past eight years, making the city's population nearly ten million today. This urbanization is the trend of cities worldwide; it makes all the...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    10.01.08

  19. Affordable Housing: Why It's So Hard to Come By
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    Affordable Housing: Why It's So Hard to Come By

    This image of a Levittown house turned real estate office appears to be peddling something current mortgage brokers have had little time for: vigilance....

    written by: Aaron Britt
    09.30.08

  20. 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

  21. AIGA Aspen Design Challenge
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    AIGA Aspen Design Challenge

    How can excess hair from beauty salons be used to clean oil spills? How do you convince six- to twelve-year-old children in China to conserve water? Projects adopting these two questions, among...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    12.04.08

  22. 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

  23. Airstream Books
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    Airstream Books

    There's a magical nook on Williamsburg's Metropolitan Ave. sidewalk where the Graham St. L Train vent allows the underground train's announcements to waft up through the grates to the hardware...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    10.06.08

  24. Always-Good Wood
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    Always-Good Wood

    Maybe it's a response to the proliferation of concrete in the 90s, or a flight to the natural away from a world of plastics: but this most traditional of materials is making a comeback—if it...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    10.08.08

  25. American Bill Price Makes a Stir in Seoul
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    American Bill Price Makes a Stir in Seoul

    Perhaps I’m displaying my own design ignorance here, but I had never heard of American architect, inventor and professor of industrial design at the University of Houston, Bill Price....

    written by: Aaron Britt
    11.03.08

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