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5 Tiny Backyard Additions

These minuscule outbuildings may not contribute much in terms of square footage, but they do create valuable oases outside the home for work, play, and meditation.
June 10, 2015
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From Chinatown to Terminator, A (Very) Abbreviated Look at the L.A. River in Film

As the center of the global film industry, Los Angeles and its landmarks occupy a special place in the cultural imagination. What else could explain why a mostly dry, concrete waterway elicits such strong emotions? Though the Los Angles River of the silver screen frequently hosts vehicular and/or violent showdowns, the real-life locale is mostly uneventful day-to-day. Many Angelenos
June 5, 2015
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Graphic Prints Muse on Nature in the Modern World

An artist's prints are inspired by urban gardens.
May 28, 2015
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Designer Harry Bertoia's Unusual Sound-Making Sculptures

Renowned designer Harry Bertoia (1915–1978) dedicated the latter part of his career to creating metal sound sculptures called Sonambients. Made from naval brass and beryllium, they emit unique tones when activated—some like breathy chimes, others akin to a throaty roar. Bertoia created recordings of the sculptures in the 1970s, and they’re now reissued in honor of his centenary in March 2015. The 11-piece set of LPs or CDs also feature the original cover art; take a look in the slideshow.
May 10, 2015
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5 Highly Imaginative Adaptive Reuse Projects

From disused insurance buildings to empty parking spots, these adaptive reuse projects let nothing go to waste.
April 24, 2015
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Muuto's Sophisticated Copenhagen Office is All About Transparency

The Danish design brand's new headquarters blurs the line between office and showroom, inviting visitors to draw inspiration from each.
April 21, 2015
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Modern Megacities Put in Perspective by Charles and Ray Eames

Charles and Ray Eames's seminal short
April 3, 2015
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Cutting-Edge Design Made Possible by 3-D Printing

3-D printing is shaping an entire generation's approach to design. Drawing on their backgrounds in digital modeling, architects Alvin Huang and Jenny Wu will address the medium's potential and pitfalls at
March 24, 2015
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A Look at Nooks: How Modern Families Eat Breakfast

These five homes make way for the most important meal of the day at a time when it's increasingly eaten on-the-go.
March 23, 2015