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  1. Zaha Hadid in Central Park
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    Zaha Hadid in Central Park

    In time for the Cooper-Hewitt's National Design Week is London-based architect Zaha Hadid's collaboration with Chanel's Karl Lagerfeld to design a pavilion that explores just what it would feel...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    10.17.08

  2. Where Art Meets Farming
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    Where Art Meets Farming

    On a 21-acre plot in New York's Catskills Mountains lies an enchanting organization, the Andes Sprouts Society, which is devoted to furthering the exchange of knowledge and sustainability through...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    01.07.09

  3. Westernware
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    Westernware

    Fine china dinnerware is not exactly a common medium for photography, and it's less often a bedfellow of all things cowboys and Indians.

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    11.12.08

  4. Victoria Keddie: Portraits
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    Victoria Keddie: Portraits

    Portraiture is an art form often perceived as antiquated or relegated to royalty, calling to mind beautiful renderings of rosy-faced children in layers of lace and velvet, lounging by the...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    12.11.08

  5. 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

  6. Update: Studio Dror
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    Update: Studio Dror

    Dror Benshetrit has developed a name for himself as a luxury design jack-of-all-trades, applying laws of physics to projects from lamps to chairs to residences and pushing the envelope of...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    11.07.08

  7. Two Jakes
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    Two Jakes

    There are these two brothers with last name Jacobs. Once in the not-distant past they opened a furniture shop on Williamsburg's design row (Wythe Avenue, according to the street sign). It grew in...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    09.23.08

  8. Trees Not Trash
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    Trees Not Trash

    I moved into a new apartment over the summer that came already inhabited by a split-leaf philodendron. This being is otherwise known as a Swiss Cheese Plant, though I am not sure why. The tropics...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    11.27.08

  9. Times Square Theater
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    Times Square Theater

    Often public architecture seems to happen in all the wrong places. Exhibit A: an empty public structure—say a too-windy pavilion between two skyscrapers. Exhibit B: an exceedingly long line...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    11.05.08

  10. Things Change / Change Things
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    Things Change / Change Things

    Designer Roy McMakin has designed four simple, transparent juice glasses adorned by a progression of the delightfully aphoristic phrases Things Change and Change Things.

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    01.18.09

  11. The Upper Rust
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    The Upper Rust

    The pharmaceutical, industrial, institutional and educational: these areas have been mines as of late for industrial chic antiques that enchant in spite of their otherwise cold surfaces of chrome...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    10.10.08

  12. The Secret Life of Kentucky Bourbon Barrels
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    The Secret Life of Kentucky Bourbon Barrels

    There seems to be more reclaimed wood in Brooklyn than trees themselves. This probably is both a good thing and a bad thing—reclaiming used wood being the good half of that equation, and any...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    11.02.08

  13. The Recessionista: DIY Quilts
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    The Recessionista: DIY Quilts

    When Julie Floersch discusses her quilts, she could be talking about the science fiction novel A Wrinkle in Time or New Age studies of dimensions of reality.

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    12.21.08

  14. The Personality of Yellow
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    The Personality of Yellow

    Yellow brings cheer—this is one conclusion by color theorists. But for designers Patricia Urquiola and Eliana Gerotto at Foscarini, the color is actually a new tweak to their celebrated...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    01.29.09

  15. The New Museum: Cairo Cosmopolitan
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    The New Museum: Cairo Cosmopolitan

    What is a neighborhood but an amalgam of the people who live therein? New York City certainly knows the drill, but so does Cairo–this very town is the location of the show Museum as Hub:...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    09.17.08

  16. The Linden Hotel
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    The Linden Hotel

    If you find yourself entering East New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport, like most other airports an expressway and industrial buildings will be first to greet you. Thoughtful modern...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    01.12.09

  17. The Crystal Chair
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    The Crystal Chair

    To build a chair usually does not begin with filling a large glass tank with water, nor does it involve submerging polyester fibers. This is the approach of visionary Japanese industrial designer...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    01.08.09

  18. The Brickley Engine
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    The Brickley Engine

    Moving parts mean friction; friction means a drag on engine efficiency. Five years ago independent Austin, Texas, inventor Mike Brickley took this on as a challenge. He created and patented a car...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    01.05.09

  19. Taschen Does Art & Architecture
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    Taschen Does Art & Architecture

    Iconic photographer of mid-century modernism Julius Shulman may or may not have been a pack rat. What he was: a collector of the equally significant '40s-'60s design Bible Arts & Architecture....

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    11.09.08

  20. Take a Seat Initiative
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    Take a Seat Initiative

    The guerilla approach has been a popular one for Sandanistas and spray paint-wielding marketing artists alike. But guerilla seating?

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    10.03.08

  21. Sustainable in South Africa
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    Sustainable in South Africa

    What if the World/Design Studio is one inspired outfit. The group, directed by designer Liam Mooney, is a multi-disciplinary collective that stocks products designed by local and progressive South...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    01.19.09

  22. Stray Dog
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    Stray Dog

    The story of a company often trumps its very goods or services. Bill Pritchard and Jane Gray's Stray Dog Designs is a perfect example of this.

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    11.17.08

  23. Stay at My Home
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    Stay at My Home

    What is it to be a great host? Chocolates on the pillow? Free wifi? Fresh slippers? Swiss designers Nicole Lehner and Luzia Kalin created this project as a Bachelor's thesis on hospitality at the...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    01.09.09

  24. Southern Comfort
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    Southern Comfort

    Louisville, Kentucky, is a river town built around 19th-century commerce and trade. Downtown, old brick facades remind of this era of bustling industry when riverboats and trains moved raw...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    12.29.08

  25. Sorapot Art Contest
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    Sorapot Art Contest

    The Sorapot by designer Joey Roth is a particularly beautiful teapot that has stirred up the design world (including Dwell, as a Product of the Day), and understandably so.

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    12.16.08

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