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  1. Los Angeles Architecture Top 40
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    Los Angeles Architecture Top 40

    Los Angeles is a diverse city filled with green space, urban space and all different kinds of people, incomes and tastes.  Although this can make for a disparate social scene, it makes...

    written by: Laure Joliet
    10.06.08

  2. Clarity: Steve Jobs on Paul Rand
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    Clarity: Steve Jobs on Paul Rand

    Great Jobs clip (below) from 1993 on hiring Paul Rand (above) to solve his problem. Mock-turtleneck in full-effect.

    written by: Andy Cruz
    10.06.08

  3. Housing in Crisis, Part 1
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    Housing in Crisis, Part 1

    $1.4 million. This is the average sale price of an apartment in New York City in fall 2008. However (or perhaps "obviously") the classic indicators of the real estate market point to an...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    10.06.08

  4. Patenting Apartment Piles
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    Patenting Apartment Piles

    A patent on a house design: this is the heart of the controversy surrounding Hans Zwimpfer's Pile-Up Housing. The Swiss architect claims to have invented a new solution to sprawl by stacking single...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    10.07.08

  5. The People's Design Award
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    The People's Design Award

    As part of their National Design Week festivities (Oct. 19 – 25), the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum is sponsoring an online "People's Design Award."

    written by: David A. Greene
    10.07.08

  6. Prefab Treehouses
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    Prefab Treehouses

    Who didn't want a tree house growing up?  Well now you can either live vicariously through your kids or indulge in the greatest mid life crisis ever.  Or, in a few cases, downsize to a...

    written by: Laure Joliet
    10.07.08

  7. Always-Good Wood
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    Always-Good Wood

    Maybe it's a response to the proliferation of concrete in the 90s, or a flight to the natural away from a world of plastics: but this most traditional of materials is making a comeback—if it...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    10.08.08

  8. MUJI to GO Opens at JFK
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    MUJI to GO Opens at JFK

    MUJI, the Japanese brand famous for being tastefully brandless, will soon open a retail shop in JetBlue's new Terminal 5 at New York's JFK airport. The terminal, which was originally designed by...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    10.08.08

  9. Design for Democracy
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    Design for Democracy

    If the presidential debates haven't satisfied your election appetite, the AIGA professional association for design offers a tantalizing next course.

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    10.08.08

  10. Cosmo Modern
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    Cosmo Modern

    It's been said that a person's first name ultimately defines them; and Cosmo is no exception. He is the owner of Cosmo Modern, a concrete-floored universe of mid-century modern furnishings that all...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    10.09.08

  11. Adjaye Tapped for Two DC Branch Libraries
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    Adjaye Tapped for Two DC Branch Libraries

    This weekend I met up with a friend who lives in Washington DC and was in San Francisco for a visit. I lived in Washington from 2004-2006 and we soon started talking DC politics. She’s...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    10.09.08

  12. The Upper Rust
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    The Upper Rust

    The pharmaceutical, industrial, institutional and educational: these areas have been mines as of late for industrial chic antiques that enchant in spite of their otherwise cold surfaces of chrome...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    10.10.08

  13. Fabrics by the People, for the People
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    Fabrics by the People, for the People

    Since the dawn of e-commerce, many businesses have been liberated from the steep costs of renting retail space and paying salespeople to walk the floor. With the advent of Web 2.0, entrepreneurs...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    10.10.08

  14. Smog-Cutting Concrete
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    Smog-Cutting Concrete

    The new Interstate 35W bridge in Minneapolis includes two 30-foot-tall sculptures made of photocatalytic concrete. Though the squiggly sculptures are supposed to invoke the international symbol for...

    written by: David A. Greene
    10.11.08

  15. Last Day: Waterfalls
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    Last Day: Waterfalls

    Today—Monday, October 13—is the final day Olafur Eliasson's Waterfalls will be flowing into the East River. If you've managed to miss the City of New York project thus far, and have...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    10.13.08

  16. Mitsura Koga
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    Mitsura Koga

    A new show of stone vases at Japanese boutique, Tortoise General Store, will likely knock your socks off. Artist Mitsura Koga has been transforming found stones into absolute works of art. And if...

    written by: Laure Joliet
    10.13.08

  17. Housing in Crisis, Part II: Three Words for 'Boom"
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    Housing in Crisis, Part II: Three Words for 'Boom"

    The American house throughout the nation's history has represented grand concepts: success, strength of family unit, motivation to put up with the 45-hour work week, and mortgage-tied anvil to the...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    10.13.08

  18. Big Savings at San Francisco, Boston, LA Kartell Showrooms
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    Big Savings at San Francisco, Boston, LA Kartell Showrooms

    I happened past the San Francisco Kartell showroom getting an afternoon coffee today and saw a very serious sale in progress.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    10.14.08

  19. Wall Calendar to Keep Track of the Big Picture
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    Wall Calendar to Keep Track of the Big Picture

    Although it may be difficult to fit it in your pocket, and it certainly lacks the convenience of an iPhone or Blackberry, this calendar wallpaper leaves space to see the year at a glance and to...

    written by: Laure Joliet
    10.14.08

  20. Ceramic Chic
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    Ceramic Chic

    There was a time when earthenware was unappreciated: once the 80s hit the world, handcrafts—as a vestige of a musty, dusty era—suggested a serious case of the blah's. However of late,...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    10.14.08

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