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  1. Stoa Design
    Travel Reports

    Stoa Design

    A philosophical designer based in Beyoğlu relies on handicraft, woodworking, and the universal meaning of nature.

    written by: Shonquis Moreno
    04.29.13

  2. Rest Easy: 3 Eco-friendly Mattresses
    Product Reviews

    Rest Easy: 3 Eco-friendly Mattresses

    As the ill effects of many a mattress become crystal-clear, never before has the saying “You snooze, you lose” held more weight. Thankfully, there are some great options out there that...

    written by: Shonquis Moreno
    photos by: Dean Kaufman
    02.04.09

  3. Public Defender
    Profiles

    Public Defender

    Zoe Ryan has written art and design articles and books, helped curate shows at the MoMA and the Victoria and Albert Museum, and, most spectacularly, brought new life to the Van Alen Institute, New...

    written by: Shonquis Moreno
    photos by: Adam Friedberg
    02.25.09

  4. Teach Your Parents Well
    Profiles

    Teach Your Parents Well

    In May 2005, Susan Bodnar and David Schatsky asked architects Normal Projects to green their prewar apartment and their contemporary lives.

    written by: Shonquis Moreno
    photos by: Martien Mulder
    02.25.09

  5. Clever Details Increase Property Value
    Design 101

    Clever Details Increase Property Value

    Doing something unique can increase a home’s resale value.

    written by: Shonquis Moreno
    02.26.09

  6. Strategic Changes Make a Big Impression
    Design 101

    Strategic Changes Make a Big Impression

    Designer Francois Lévy and his wife, Julie, bought an abandoned 1904 train depot and transported it 50 miles to an inner-city lot 
in Austin, Texas.

    written by: Shonquis Moreno
    02.26.09

  7. 101 Renovation
    Design 101

    101 Renovation

    The agony and ecstasy of home renovations, featuring case studies, caveats, and true confessions.

    written by: Shonquis Moreno
    02.26.09

  8. Glass Appeal
    --Done Right

    Glass Appeal

    There’s a fine art to getting you to gape—one that shop-window designers of all stripes must learn.

    written by: Shonquis Moreno
    11.06.10

  9. A Poor Fit
    --Done Wrong

    A Poor Fit

    Even high-design dressing rooms, rare as they are, rarely function or inspire as the shop floor can. That may be changing, though.

    written by: Shonquis Moreno
    11.06.10

  10. Patent Vending
    A Great Idea

    Patent Vending

    Rescued from its long tenure as the home of processed snacks, the vending machine is enjoying a moment of unprecedented glitz.

    written by: Shonquis Moreno
    11.06.10

  11. Just Browsing
    --The Future of

    Just Browsing

    Personal devices are the new frontier for shops peddling their wares. Have a look at how your toddler will shop.

    written by: Shonquis Moreno
    11.06.10

  12. Studio Gorm
    Profiles

    Studio Gorm

    John Arndt and Wonhee Jeong Arndt named their studio after the made-up word “gorm,” an invented antonym to the real word “gormless” (meaning stupid or dull). The Eugene...

    written by: Shonquis Moreno
    04.23.12

  13. J. Abbott Miller and Ellen Lupton
    Profiles

    J. Abbott Miller and Ellen Lupton

    "We thought design was this incredible discovery as a field, and yet no one was making it interesting. There was so much work to be done."

    written by: Shonquis Moreno
    photos by: Julian Broad
    02.26.09

  14. Veliero Shelving by Cassina
    Product

    Veliero Shelving by Cassina

    In 1940, architect Franco Albini made a single model of his ship’s rigging-like Veliero bookcase for his Milan home—where it eventually collapsed. Sixty-six years later, Cassina...

    written by: Shonquis Moreno
    05.23.12

  15. Marimekko Tour
    Design 101

    Marimekko Tour

    Beyond a shining white foyer and a canteen infused with fragrant lunchtime aromas, Marimekko’s Helsinki headquarters hides a textile factory in its belly.

    written by: Shonquis Moreno
    01.31.09

  16. Face Off: Looking Good on the Outside
    Design 101

    Face Off: Looking Good on the Outside

    The husband-and-wife architecture team Halpert & Ruiz know that if a house’s face 
is pretty from the outside and views are good from within, as a landlord you will have an easier time...

    written by: Shonquis Moreno
    02.26.09

  17. Kitting Out Kitchen and Bath
    Design 101

    Kitting Out Kitchen and Bath

    The most intensely used rooms in the house depend on good plumbing, ventilation, 
and electrical systems, and contain the highest number of fixtures per square 
foot—all of which makes...

    written by: Shonquis Moreno
    02.26.09

  18. London Design Festival Recap
    Travel Reports

    London Design Festival Recap

    As with most trade fairs, it was difficult to find dense clumps of strong design at the London Design Festival; instead gems were dispersed throughout. When an object did stand out, the work was...

    written by: Shonquis Moreno
    photos by: Shonquis Moreno
    09.28.11

  19. London's 100% Design
    Travel Reports

    London's 100% Design

    Albeit with more drizzle and more crowded aisles, 100% Design in Earls Court, London, resembles New York’s International Contemporary Furniture Fair in that it is small and easily digested....

    written by: Shonquis Moreno
    photos by: Shonquis Moreno
    09.24.11

  20. An Introduction to Retail Design
    Design 101

    An Introduction to Retail Design

    The ancient Greeks did it in the agora; the Romans did it in the forum; Persians did it in the bazaar (“the place of prices”); and Arabs and Berbers did it in the labyrinthine souk....

    written by: Shonquis Moreno
    11.06.10

  21. Cole & Son Factory Tour
    How To

    Cole & Son Factory Tour

    Cole & Son, a London-based wallpaper manufacturer established in 1875, recently launched its collection of autumn wallpapers, including a particularly striking harlequin pattern of overlain...

    written by: Shonquis Moreno
    photos by: Shonquis Moreno
    10.11.11

  22. Before You Renovate
    Design 101

    Before You Renovate

    Finding the perfect home sometimes means creating it. Renovation can require as much effort in the planning as in the execution so you’ll need some patience—and you should arm yourself...

    written by: Shonquis Moreno
    10.03.09

  23. Urban Vessel
    My House

    Urban Vessel

    "I'm used to spending time on boats," says New York based architect and interior designer Page Goolrick, who has been sailing competitively for 15 years. "It's influenced my design....

    written by: Shonquis Moreno
    photos by: Dean Kaufman
    02.26.09

  24. Geenen + Hoon at Aram Gallery
    Travel Reports

    Geenen + Hoon at Aram Gallery

    Curated by Héloise Park at the Aram Gallery, the Geenen & Hoon exhibition brings together two young furniture makers who approach design through structure—but from opposite ends of...

    written by: Shonquis Moreno
    photos by: Shonquis Moreno
    09.26.11

  25. Time Is on My Site
    My House

    Time Is on My Site

    In Galileo’s day, men counted their pulses to tell time. In 2 A.D., Ptolemy, who understood more about the movements of the sun and the earth than most of us do today, designed a tool called...

    written by: Shonquis Moreno
    photos by: Prakash Patel
    01.16.09

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