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  1. Bridges We Love
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    Bridges We Love

    Cables and abutments went fancy for a distinct purpose: to convey passersby—not folks whizzing past on vehicles—with personality. Here’s a selection of bridges that are anything...

    written by: Tim Newcomb
    01.27.12

  2. Walk This Way
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    Walk This Way

    No path? No problem. The desire lines in this Dutch photo essay prove that people are quite comfortable going their own way.

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    11.14.11

  3. The City of Chandigarh by Le Corbusier
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    The City of Chandigarh by Le Corbusier

    Los Angeles architect Linda Taalman made a rare visit to Le Corbusier’s fraught masterpiece, the capitol complex of the city of Chandigarh. Here she offers her take on Corbu’s vision for a modern...

    written by: Linda Taalman
    09.07.13

  4. Blogger Focus: Design Inspiration
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    Blogger Focus: Design Inspiration

    We asked some of our favorite online design writers which sites inspire their blogs and influence their design sense.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    08.08.13

  5. Party Down
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    Party Down

    Congratulations, you’ve decided to throw a party! Not only will you be paying for everyone’s meal and putting undue strain on your relationship, but you will now need to make sure you...

    written by: Rico Gagliano
    08.22.12

  6. The Ringmaster
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    The Ringmaster

    In February, Murray Moss closed his landmark SoHo design emporium to open a smaller headquarters. Now he’s pursuing a new agenda: marrying art and design in a 21st-century Wunderkammer.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    08.20.12

  7. In The Modern World

    Space of Diplomacy

    On August 7, 1998, two car bombs went off nearly simultaneously in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, and Nairobi, Kenya, killing more than 220 people and all but destroying the U.S. embassies there. The...

    01.09.09

  8. Valerie Casey
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    Valerie Casey

    Maybe it was jet lag, or the incipient echo of Al Gore’s recently revealed truth. Meetings devoted to diaper design might have played a part, though SkyMall’s seatback brand of...

    03.11.10

  9. Modern Getaways
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    Modern Getaways

    Enjoy the salty air and coastal views—without having to invest your nest egg in a ground-up build. These modern marvels offer stays from one night to one month (or more, if you can swing it!).

    written by: Heidi Mitchell
    08.04.11

  10. Israel Light
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    Israel Light

    A 20-foot glass wall, ample sunshine, and an enviable collection of furnishings help this well-appointed living room carry on in Haifa’s great modernist tradition.

    photos by: Amit Geron
    02.19.13

  11. Charles Birnbaum on the Future of Landscape Architecture
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    Charles Birnbaum on the Future of Landscape Architecture

    Charles Birnbaum, founder and president of the Cultural Landscape Foundation, makes the case that historical preservationists are finally waking up to the glories of modernist landscape architecture.

    written by: Charles Birnbaum
    03.15.13

  12. Philippe Malouin
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    Philippe Malouin

    From his studio in London’s Hackney Central borough, Philippe Malouin is constantly testing ideas. “It’s sort of a cross-pollination of failed experiments that eventually leads to something...

    written by: Diana Budds
    04.17.13

  13. Pauline Deltour
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    Pauline Deltour

    As haute apprenticeships go, few have fared better than the French designer Pauline Deltour. After studying at the tony École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs in Paris, she spent the late...

    04.22.13

  14. New Duivendrecht
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    New Duivendrecht

    Industrial designers Frederik Roijé and Victor le Noble founded New—a manufacturer of contemporary pieces by young Dutch designers—less than a year ago in an unlikely creative hot spot:...

    written by: Zahid Sardar
    04.22.13

  15. Lotty Lindeman and Wouter Scheublin
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    Lotty Lindeman and Wouter Scheublin

    Lotty Lindeman and Wouter Scheublin's wood and ceramics workshop is located within designer Piet Hein Eek’s building, a former Philips factory in Eindhoven that was remodeled in 2010 into a...

    written by: Zahid Sardar
    04.24.13

  16. Second Look: Henry Wilson
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    Second Look: Henry Wilson

    With Australian designer Henry Wilson's new A-Joint Mini, a flexible joint used to connect standardized timber, it's possible to construct simple, strong furniture on a budget using wood from a...

    04.25.13

  17. Anton Alvarez
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    Anton Alvarez

    Using a tool he calls the "Thread Wrapping Machine," Swedish-Chilean designer and recent Royal College of Art graduate Anton Alvarez creates furniture bound together by glue-coated thread—no screws...

    04.25.13

  18. Product Spotlight: Schola Desk by Yota Kakuda
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    Product Spotlight: Schola Desk by Yota Kakuda

    Traditional English school desks were the inspiration behind London-based Japanese designer Yota Kakuda's workstation. He used just one sheet of plywood to fashion the compact piece.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    05.29.13

  19. Iconic Furniture Cameos on Charles Schulz's Peanuts
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    Iconic Furniture Cameos on Charles Schulz's Peanuts

    In a comic strip that appeared March 1, 1953, a Knoll Hardoy butterfly chair and an Eames LCW occupy a living room—the first appearance of mid-century modern furniture in Peanuts. Though author and...

    written by: Diana Budds
    07.01.13

  20. Blogger Focus: Design Destinations
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    Blogger Focus: Design Destinations

    Some of our favorite bloggers handpicked design hotspots from around the globe. Here are their answers.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    07.31.13

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