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  1. Holy Table
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    Holy Table

    To place items on a table: that's one way to go about it. However as of late, tables have been cropping up with the added—or subtracted, rather—element of a hole in the table's surface....

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    09.01.08

  2. Blooming in the Bronx
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    Blooming in the Bronx

    If all goes according to plans by Magnusson Architecture and Planning, there will be a new affordable, environmentally–considerate residence in the neighborhood in the not-too-distant future.

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    09.03.08

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    Dreamland: Architectural Experiments since the 1970s

    The first scenes of Woody Allen's Manhattan capture it: ambitious dreams and New York are synonymous, and buildings are the manifestation of the connection. Appropriately, the Museum of Modern...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    09.04.08

  4. 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

  5. Salt 'N' Peppa
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    Salt 'N' Peppa

    They're three words that bizarrely could refer to a hip-hop group, a distinguished hair color style, or delicious dust to shake on food. In the case of Munire Kirmaci, we're referring to the latter...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    09.08.08

  6. Lindsey Lights it Up
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    Lindsey Lights it Up

    She's been getting attention lately, and distribution galore, from Future Perfect to Matter to ABC Carpet & Home: and it's for good reason. Lindsey Adelman's fixtures, with their visible...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    09.09.08

  7. Battery Park City Community Center
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    Battery Park City Community Center

    Approaching 9/11, New York's unspoken heart is in Battery Park. Relevant, then, is the community center Hanrahan Meyers is developing immediately north of Ground Zero. It's condo central in those...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    09.09.08

  8. Judge a Book's Cover: AIGA 50/50 Exhibition
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    Judge a Book's Cover: AIGA 50/50 Exhibition

    I love books. I will buy one if, after reading the first page, I want to turn it. But before reading the first word, it's generally necessary to pick up the book; and when faced with a bazaar of...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    09.10.08

  9. September 11th Memorial & Museum
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    September 11th Memorial & Museum

    On the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, we turn our attention toward building plans for ground zero, where a 24-foot-by-9-foot, 7,770-pound beam National September 11 Memorial & Museum project...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    09.11.08

  10. Re-Opening: The Museum of Arts and Design
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    Re-Opening: The Museum of Arts and Design

    Two Columbus Circle once was a stout-yet-hip white building with black porthole-esque forms around it: channeling 1960s mod better than any building could, courtesy of architect Edward Durell Stone...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    09.14.08

  11. Of Inspiration and Investments
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    Of Inspiration and Investments

    Brooklyn's current wave of modern furniture designers is not a spanking-new phenomenon, if we stop to remember the man who invented modular seating. Harvey Probber was born in Brooklyn just after...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    09.15.08

  12. Koolhaas Takes Manhattan
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    Koolhaas Takes Manhattan

    New York has had a way of loudly excluding or being excluded by deserving people. It took until 2007 for Frank Gehry to take a bite of the Big Apple, and neither Rem Koolhaas nor Zaha Hadid has...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    09.16.08

  13. Brooklyn Bridge Park Continues
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    Brooklyn Bridge Park Continues

    Fancy waterfalls, grassy parks, and picnicking families have been replacing concrete, refuse, and pier sheds at the bottom end of Manhattan, where legends of mafia murders once reigned. Notable in...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    09.17.08

  14. 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

  15. Nature Applied
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    Nature Applied

    As lighting designer Gwen Carlton puts it on her website, her aesthetic is Grimm's Fairy Tales set in 1930s Paris–though nothing about her is grim. She creates lighting with her own two hands...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    09.18.08

  16. Portmanteau
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    Portmanteau

    A wall of cinderblock, tiny windows, layers of dust and a steel door: for some, this is a typical Manhattan apartment. For others, it's the scene before the murder scene in a horror flick. For Jim...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    09.19.08

  17. 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

  18. Serv ce Station
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    Serv ce Station

    Yes, the "I" is missing. The reason is that SERV CE STATION, a self-appointed "Rural American Design company", finds itself occupying a former garage that, when owners Jonah...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    09.24.08

  19. Floating Pool
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    Floating Pool

    There was once a steel-decked river barge, decommissioned and idle in Morgan City, Louisiana. Lonely and unused, it was purchased by the Neptune Foundation, a not-for-profit that constructs movable...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    09.24.08

  20. Gehry's Grand Performance
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    Gehry's Grand Performance

    Like cloud formations, Frank Gehry's buildings of the past years makes one imagine forms: perhaps a ship's bow, a ray of light, a Hershey's Kiss, an armadillo eating a Hershey's Kiss. But something...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    09.25.08

  21. Greenpoint's New Gem
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    Greenpoint's New Gem

    There's something fascinating that happens when creative types are placed in a new geographical context.  A screenwriter might start developing place-dependent characters; a painter might...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    09.26.08

  22. Mayberry Meets Modernism
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    Mayberry Meets Modernism

    The aesthetic of mid-19th century retail establishments still holds relevance. The aged woods, from sagging stair treads to well-worn tables; broken oyster tile floors; wire baskets used for who...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    09.27.08

  23. 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

  24. Kahn's Park Gets the Greenlight
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    Kahn's Park Gets the Greenlight

    The New York City parks around the Brooklyn Bridge are about to gain an upstream sibling. Roosevelt Island has just received a conditional green light for a new bit of green bling: the Franklin D....

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    10.02.08

  25. 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

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