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  1. Be Your Own Marimekko
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    Be Your Own Marimekko

    Does the lack of Jar Jar Binks pillow shams make you want to design your own Star Wars bedsheets? Do plain ol' red-or-blue-bandanas make you crave more creativity for your hobo bindles?

    written by: David A. Greene
    12.15.08

  2. Managing Space
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    Managing Space

    British architects Foster + Partners have revealed their "expansive" new design for the Yale School of Management in New Haven, Connecticut. As dean Sharon Oster remarked upon helping to...

    written by: Geoff Manaugh
    12.15.08

  3. My Paradise: A Hundred Years of Finnish Architects’ Summer Homes Exhibit at AIA San Francisco gallery
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    My Paradise: A Hundred Years of Finnish Architects’ Summer Homes Exhibit at AIA San Francisco gallery

    Summer houses have always held a special place in Finnish culture—and in the careers of its architects, who have used them not only for catching up on rest and relaxation, but as experimental...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    12.16.08

  4. 6 Practically Free Design-Minded Gifts
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    6 Practically Free Design-Minded Gifts

    Inspired by the great depression, this poster is a free download (along with 4 others) through Readymade Magazine. It reflects the growing holiday attitude that less is more and that people are...

    written by: Laure Joliet
    12.16.08

  5. A Case Study Case Study
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    A Case Study Case Study

    Meltdown, shmeltdown: If you've got a spare $14 million, you can have a genuine Case Study house, a Pacific Ocean view—and a 1990s mansion to boot.

    written by: David A. Greene
    12.17.08

  6. White Forest Pottery
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    White Forest Pottery

    Sometimes there is nothing quite as simple or as gratifying as holding a bowl in your hand and having it fit just right.

    written by: Laure Joliet
    12.17.08

  7. Iron and Crystal
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    Iron and Crystal

    Michael McHale may be the first designer to juxtapose Swarovski crystal with industrial piping. A pioneer of the deconstructed chandelier, who brought the medieval classic to the 21st century, has...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    12.18.08

  8. Eco-Me Home Kit
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    Eco-Me Home Kit

    When Robin Kay Levin’s then 36-year-old sister was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2005—without any family history of the disease—Levin began wondering just how toxic to our...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    12.18.08

  9. Dwell Tests: Bialetti Hot Chocolate Pot, Dagoba Hot Chocolate
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    Dwell Tests: Bialetti Hot Chocolate Pot, Dagoba Hot Chocolate

    Coffee gets its percolator and tea has its kettle, but hot chocolate is most often relegated to a mug in the microwave. Why is this warm bev missing out on a maker all its own? Bialetti’s Hot...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    12.18.08

  10. Fun with Color
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    Fun with Color

    For the visually inclined, Flickr can be an invitation to spend hours meandering virtually through the snapshots of strangers (an assuredly more rewarding vortex than party photos of your Facebook...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    12.19.08

  11. Philippe Starck, Discount Shopper?
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    Philippe Starck, Discount Shopper?

    “In a time of financial crisis, we must go back to timeless objects and rediscover the elegance of basics,” said designer Philippe Starck, right before his shopping spree through...

    written by: Laure Joliet
    12.20.08

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    Domestic Gone Wild

    The name "domestic" conjures up many images and variations—often it's seen to suggest the hum-drum of what's too familiar, or the confines of four tight walls. Domestic pets....

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    12.20.08

  13. Built Like a Concrete House
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    Built Like a Concrete House

    Dorit Mizrahi and Oliviero Godi, working in Bergamo, Italy, as the firm Exposure Architects, have designed a house using prefabricated panels made of pollution-eating TX-Active concrete.

    written by: David A. Greene
    12.20.08

  14. Foundry-Fab
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    Foundry-Fab

    City Foundry on Atlantic Avenue is a cavernous, industrial space stuffed corner-to corner with furniture that is, for the most part, made of cast iron, aluminum, and other metals.

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    12.21.08

  15. The Recessionista: DIY Quilts
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    The Recessionista: DIY Quilts

    When Julie Floersch discusses her quilts, she could be talking about the science fiction novel A Wrinkle in Time or New Age studies of dimensions of reality.

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    12.21.08

  16. Coasters that Represent
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    Coasters that Represent

    Local Los Angeles design store darlings A+R have launched their first ever co-branded product. Teaming up with Japanese artist Nobuhiro Sato they've come out with some coasters that are...

    written by: Laure Joliet
    12.22.08

  17. Bunker Archaeology
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    Bunker Archaeology

    Paul Virilio's classic book of wartime architectural history, Bunker Archeology, is finally back in print with a fantastic new edition from Princeton Architectural Press. The book had taken on the...

    written by: Geoff Manaugh
    12.22.08

  18. House of Futures Past
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    House of Futures Past

    Prince Charles, long an advocate of sustainability in architecture—including the use of natural building materials and the planting of organic gardens, but very conservative on the aesthetic...

    written by: Geoff Manaugh
    12.23.08

  19. Piece of Cake
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    Piece of Cake

    For some, the holidays are about indulgence while for others, it’s a tricky balancing act of holiday desserts and a healthy diet. For eager-to-please hosts, German designer Konstantin...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    12.23.08

  20. Pop (Up) Architecture
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    Pop (Up) Architecture

    To get to know a building well, is it easier to walk through it or to read about it? With Universe Publishing's recently released book, Modern Architecture Pop-Up by Anton Radevsky and David Sokol,...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    12.24.08

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