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  1. A Pair of Modern Nativity Scenes
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    A Pair of Modern Nativity Scenes

    Whether you prefer your Christmas decor splashy or humble, this pair of nativity scenes from a two fountainheads of modern design should see you, Mary, baby Jesus, and all the wisemen through the...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    12.20.11

  2. American Made: Louisville Slugger
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    American Made: Louisville Slugger

    I'm in the process of putting together a big story on American-made design for the October issue, and it's been quite a revelation to learn precisely which American classics are still made on these...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    04.28.11

  3. Animal Shot Glasses by Goody Grams
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    Animal Shot Glasses by Goody Grams

    I stopped into the quite charming San Francisco spirits store Cask last week, and though the grappa selection left something to be desired, I was taken with these animal head shot glasses by...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    04.15.09

  4. Ardor for Ada
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    Ardor for Ada

    When putting together a room, it's easy to lapse into the "Everything-must-be-a-showpiece" mentality, and though that can certainly make for high octane interior design, just as often it...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    07.30.09

  5. At the Printers
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    At the Printers

    Brooklyn's Flavor Paper is hauling dowdy old wallpaper into the splashy 21st century, and you get to watch.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    10.05.11

  6. Baxter of California Anniversary Razor
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    Baxter of California Anniversary Razor

    If your standard Father's Day gift loops round pop's throat, why not swap silk for steel and get him something he'll really stick his neck out for? The 45th Anniversary cut throat razor from...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    06.18.10

  7. Bedrock Images's Forgotten Maps
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    Bedrock Images's Forgotten Maps

    For the architecturally inclined—especially those with a mess of wall space—little enlivens the living room like a gigantic map. Though hip apartments the nation over are festooned with...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    02.06.12

  8. Best of Studiomama
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    Best of Studiomama

    In our November issue, we got a look inside 2 Voss St., the new London guest house designed by Studiomama's Nina Tolstrup and her husband, Jack Mama. We've long been enchanted with Tolstrup's work...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    11.05.12

  9. Bike Rack by Studio Tractor
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    Bike Rack by Studio Tractor

    I got a note from Mike Tower of Studio Tractor Architecture the other day showing off his firm's collaboration with metalworker Peter Kirkiles, a cotter pin-inspired bike rack built in...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    10.04.09

  10. Billykirk Bike Frame Bag
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    Billykirk Bike Frame Bag

    I ride my bicycle quite a lot, and often find myself in the position of having a few things to carry with me, but not really enough to warrant a bulky messenger bag. I could slip my a...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    09.18.09

  11. Bird Calls from Sweet Bella
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    Bird Calls from Sweet Bella

    The design world, like Tippi Hedren, pecked on all sides, has fallen prey to the birds. For the past few years the crafty set has flocked in droves to our winged, feathered friends. Nary a letter...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    08.28.09

  12. Birdie Light by Kiel Mead
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    Birdie Light by Kiel Mead

    Granted, it's been a good ten years since my half-credit, freshman-year-of-college badminton class, but my love for the genteel game persists. And though it's entirely ill-advised to play it in...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    02.19.10

  13. Bodum Double-Wall Canteen Mugs
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    Bodum Double-Wall Canteen Mugs

    One of my favorite wedding gifts I received was a set of Danish housewares firm Bodum’s glass-walled Canteen tumblers. I drink from them every day, set them out when guests come over, feel a...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    07.27.09

  14. Camper Covers by Alfredo Häberli
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    Camper Covers by Alfredo Häberli

    Though the East Coast has been in the grip of serious winter weather, we here out west have been pummeled by quite a wet 2010. Naturally rubber boots of all stripes have carried the rainy day, as...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    03.05.10

  15. Capitol Butter Dish from ODLCO
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    Capitol Butter Dish from ODLCO

    With the Democratic and Republican conventions now over, what we've all known for months now is finally official. It's Mitt vs. Barack, impressive hair vs. impressive ears, Harvard lawyer vs....

    written by: Aaron Britt
    09.08.12

  16. CB2's Barbershop Shower Curtain
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    CB2's Barbershop Shower Curtain

    Though I'm a happy fan of all things modern, I do occasionally cringe at the faithfully restored, immaculately sourced modernist necropolises that pass through the office. So with that in mind...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    12.29.10

  17. Chester Mox Passport Wallet
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    Chester Mox Passport Wallet

    I was very excited to head to Morocco for my weeklong visit with a new accessory in my back pocket: Chester Mox's Passport Cover. I was giving this Horween leather travel wallet a test drive on the...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    03.26.12

  18. Clever Creatables
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    Clever Creatables

    I was zipping about online recently and came across the sustainability-minded Swedes behind the charming product design firm Creatables. According to them, Creatables is "a network of...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    12.09.10

  19. Cloth Extension Cord
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    Cloth Extension Cord

    This month we're beating the drum of American design, with a special emphasis on those objects you just figure are bound to be made overseas. A fine example, and a remarkably handsome one at that,...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    09.12.11

  20. Crazy Sexy Wool
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    Crazy Sexy Wool

    I was in New York earlier this week, and stopped into the very charming and hip Bond St. bistro The Smile for lunch. In addition to a mean roast beef sandwich and some stellar pickles, they...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    06.04.10

  21. David Adjaye for PACT
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    David Adjaye for PACT

    If your idea of designer underwear still has something to do with Mark Wahlberg and Calvin Klein, it's time to step into the 21st century. And to expand your notion of "designer." Last...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    04.19.10

  22. Field Notes Winter Colors Series
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    Field Notes Winter Colors Series

    I've had my eye on the handsome little notebooks from Field Notes--a collaboration between Portland, Oregon's Draplin Design Company and Chicago's Coudal Partners--for some time now. Call them the...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    11.20.09

  23. Fjällräven's Kånken Computer Bag
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    Fjällräven's Kånken Computer Bag

    I've long envied Dwell's Associate Art Director Brendan Callahan for a host of reasons, not least of which is his very cool rugged-cum-modern Fjällräven Kånken knapsack. They weren...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    03.21.10

  24. Fresh Threads
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    Fresh Threads

    For a mod and modish addition to the old sock-drawer, check out the scented fresheners from Fresh Threads. Small, vibrant, and in a trio of geometric designs and scents, they make a nice addition...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    06.28.12

  25. Golf Balls Go Green
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    Golf Balls Go Green

    At the end of March, the Bangor Daily News reported on a clever new development in the realm of green sporting goods: a biodegradable golf ball made of crushed lobster shells. Professor David...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    04.24.11

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