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  1. 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

  2. The LAMI Chair
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    The LAMI Chair

    Javier Cristiani's LAMI chair, which was unveiled at last Spring's ICFF, now has a family: an ottoman, a side table and a coffee table all made from modular stock metal components and built with as...

    written by: Laure Joliet
    11.28.08

  3. Claudio Luti: Visionary
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    Claudio Luti: Visionary

    He's the main man who made plastic fantastic. Kartell Chairman Claudio Luti was recently honored with a Visionaries career award from the New York Museum of Arts and Design for his extensive...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    11.28.08

  4. Om Sweet Home
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    Om Sweet Home

    There's a school of sustainable thought that champions vintage clothing as a marvelous method of maintaining environmental balance– you are honoring the earth by not demanding its resources...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    11.29.08

  5. Vacuums, Clothes and Fresh Meat
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    Vacuums, Clothes and Fresh Meat

    Design blog Core77 has highlighted the evolution of the modern vacuum cleaner, from its humble beginning trying to keep floors clean to its ability to maximize clothes storage and seal fresh meat.

    written by: Laure Joliet
    11.29.08

  6. Buy Nothing Day
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    Buy Nothing Day

    This week featured 3 events: Thanksgiving, when we give thanks for what we have; Black Friday, when we buy as much as we can in a very short period of time and hopefully get some wicked deals; and...

    written by: Laure Joliet
    11.29.08

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    Door-O-Matic

    Are you living in a mid-century gem in need of a couple of authentic details? Ever wonder what your house would look like with the right era door on it? Use the Door-O-Vision to try one on for size.

    written by: Laure Joliet
    11.30.08

  8. Sketches of Spain (and other Gehrys)
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    Sketches of Spain (and other Gehrys)

    What is the purpose of the architectural sketch in the era of computer-assisted design? Is it creative discipline, exploration—or egotism? All three could be argued to be the case when one...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    11.30.08

  9. Paneling is Cool Again
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    Paneling is Cool Again

    Back in the bad old days of design, the unholy trinity of wall coverings were harvest gold paint, flocked wallpaper, and knotty-pine wood paneling.

    written by: David A. Greene
    12.01.08

  10. Good Design Lecture at Bulthaup Miami
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    Good Design Lecture at Bulthaup Miami

    I’ll be giving a talk on Wednesday, December 3rd, at the Bulthaup showroom in Miami as part of a Dwell event amidst all the Design Miami hubbub.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    12.01.08

  11. Craig Steely Light Wall
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    Craig Steely Light Wall

    The owners of a 10th floor apartment in San Francisco’s Russian Hill neighborhood have what few others can boast: unobstructed views from the Presidio to Alcatraz—and a 40-foot-long...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    12.01.08

  12. Coffee, Tea, or Diesel?
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    Coffee, Tea, or Diesel?

    At this year's LA Auto Show, the Volkswagen Jetta TDI was crowned "Green Car of the Year." This doesn't mean the Jetta TDI is the greenest car of the year, since previous years' winners...

    written by: David A. Greene
    12.02.08

  13. Pandora's Strong-Box
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    Pandora's Strong-Box

    It was only a matter of time before the sea-going shipping containers that have entranced the prefab architecture crowd made it to the world of consumer products. Sander Mulder, the young and less...

    written by: David A. Greene
    12.03.08

  14. The Modernist's Muscle Car
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    The Modernist's Muscle Car

    One of the least-hyped (perhaps due to Detroit's doldrums), but most visually exciting cars at the LA Auto Show this year was the 2009 Dodge Challenger. If there were such a thing as a Modernist...

    written by: David A. Greene
    12.03.08

  15. AIGA Aspen Design Challenge
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    AIGA Aspen Design Challenge

    How can excess hair from beauty salons be used to clean oil spills? How do you convince six- to twelve-year-old children in China to conserve water? Projects adopting these two questions, among...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    12.04.08

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    Does That Carbon Fiber Chair Come in Green?

    You've heard the old adage: Pay a steep price for a high-quality item, and you'll never regret it. This implies that if you buy cheap or shoddy goods, you'll end up paying over and over as you...

    written by: David A. Greene
    12.04.08

  17. Neil Young and the Linc-Volt
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    Neil Young and the Linc-Volt

    Neil Young (yes, that Neil Young) envisions a time when the owners of formerly gas-guzzling land-yachts will be the masters of the electric-car universe. Not only will they be able to cruise the...

    written by: David A. Greene
    12.05.08

  18. A Picture of A Fake Holiday Tree
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    A Picture of A Fake Holiday Tree

    A holiday tree typically comes out of the earth, or on stands in cardboard boxes. Three designers, however, have taken a different approach—the self-adhesive Christmas tree wall sticker is...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    12.05.08

  19. Lamps from the Bunny Hole
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    Lamps from the Bunny Hole

    These are lamps designed by a slight gentleman from the Chiba prefecture outside of Tokyo; he works with duck feathers quite seriously in a little workshop under Grand Street in Williamsburg,...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    12.06.08

  20. Felt Up
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    Felt Up

    Felt has become the go-to material for crafters and modernists alike. And with the days turning shorter it only makes sense to cozy up to some simple felt pleasures.

    written by: Laure Joliet
    12.06.08

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