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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. Leah Evans Textiles
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    Leah Evans Textiles

    Leah Evans is in the business of quilt-making. But seeing as how her creations feature aerial photography, maps, and satellite imagery, they are definitely not your grandmother's quilts.

    written by: Laure Joliet
    12.25.08

  16. The New Garden Museum
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    The New Garden Museum

    The Garden Museum in London has re-opened—and rebranded—after a short and surprisingly affordable modern makeover by the talented local firm Dow Jones Architects. I had the pleasure of...

    written by: Geoff Manaugh
    12.27.08

  17. Southern Comfort
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    Southern Comfort

    Louisville, Kentucky, is a river town built around 19th-century commerce and trade. Downtown, old brick facades remind of this era of bustling industry when riverboats and trains moved raw...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    12.29.08

  18. East Harlem Green
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    East Harlem Green

    Another notch in the bedpost of green development: Tapestry, a residential building in East Harlem designed for LEED Silver certification, has broken ground.

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    12.30.08

  19. Martha Meets Manhattan's Lower East Side
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    Martha Meets Manhattan's Lower East Side

    Call it the recession or just plain creativity in the air, but DIY just feels relevant these days. A great outlet for those so inclined is Make Workshops, the New York–based enterprise...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    01.01.09

  20. Weck Canning Jars
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    Weck Canning Jars

    The Slow Food movement, not the mention Frtiz Haeg's modern day Victory Gardens, have sparked a renewed interest in canning and preserving homegrown food. Perhaps the best part is rediscovering the...

    written by: Laure Joliet
    01.03.09

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