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  1. Michelangelo To Go
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    Michelangelo To Go

    The iPhone is an amazing device, running software that allows one to catapult penguins, mimic fart sounds, and upload baby pictures to Facebook while driving.

    01.20.09

  2. Cloud by Bouroullec
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    Cloud by Bouroullec

    Wallpaper recently announced their winners in various design related categories. Perhaps the most intriguing winner was in the category Best Use of Textiles.

    written by: Laure Joliet
    01.20.09

  3. Sustainable in South Africa
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    Sustainable in South Africa

    What if the World/Design Studio is one inspired outfit. The group, directed by designer Liam Mooney, is a multi-disciplinary collective that stocks products designed by local and progressive South...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    01.19.09

  4. The Anti-Luxury Hotel
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    The Anti-Luxury Hotel

    Sure, you could take a vacation in Switzerland and stay in one of many posh hotels, eating gourmet meals, taking bubble baths, and sleeping peacefully on 600-thread count sheets. But that would be...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    01.19.09

  5. Modern Wall Clocks
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    Modern Wall Clocks

    We’ve started a new year and entered a new era of strained economics, so now more than ever is the time to be on top of things—which got me thinking recently about modern wall clocks.

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    01.19.09

  6. Green Reading
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    Green Reading

    Renderings of a new storage facility for the British Library have been released. The design, by HOK, comes with plenty of interesting details—including an expansive green roofing system&mdash...

    written by: Geoff Manaugh
    01.19.09

  7. Coral and Tusk- A Chat With Designer Stephanie Housley
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    Coral and Tusk- A Chat With Designer Stephanie Housley

    Coral and Tusk’s sweet, mostly seafaring motifs are inspired by designer Stephanie Housley’s intrigue with the mysteries of the deep; many of the hand-drawn tableaus depict enchanting...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    01.18.09

  8. Things Change / Change Things
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    Things Change / Change Things

    Designer Roy McMakin has designed four simple, transparent juice glasses adorned by a progression of the delightfully aphoristic phrases Things Change and Change Things.

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    01.18.09

  9. Greg Lynn Recycled Toy Furniture
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    Greg Lynn Recycled Toy Furniture

    Perhaps you have spent your entire life thinking that plastic bath toys were very unsophisticated. Rubber Ducky has never been a picture of refinement. It's not too late to transform your opinion,...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    01.18.09

  10. Angela Adams and The Birds and The Bees
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    Angela Adams and The Birds and The Bees

    Angela Adams is largely known for her bold textile design, but more recently she's expanded her line to include clean-edged modern furniture.

    written by: Laure Joliet
    01.17.09

  11. Small Apple in DUMBO
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    Small Apple in DUMBO

    Perhaps it's because there are more young children in New York City than there have been in decades, according to most census reports, but stylish shops for the under-six set in Brooklyn have...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    01.17.09

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    DWR: Kitchens- A Chat with Designer Nilus de Matran

    Design Within Reach, long an established leader in making modern lifestyles functional and (incredibly) fashionable, is launching a new kitchen range. DWR: Kitchen, a modular and portable system of...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    01.17.09

  13. The Writing's on the Wall
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    The Writing's on the Wall

    New York-based designer Sherwood Forlee, through Quirk Books, has produced the Walls Notebook, where everything you write is an act of graffiti. Forlee describes it as "a notebook / sketchbook...

    written by: Geoff Manaugh
    01.17.09

  14. Giant Ferris Wheel, All Aboard. Bilbao Effect, Everybody Off!
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    Giant Ferris Wheel, All Aboard. Bilbao Effect, Everybody Off!

    Well, the London Eye has done it: Singapore has its own giant Ferris wheel, as does Nanchang and as of December 20th of last year Melbourne Australia has one too. Beijing and Berlin have...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    01.16.09

  15. Chilean Wine Barrel Breezeway
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    Chilean Wine Barrel Breezeway

    In Talca, Chile, over 50 wine barrels started a second life in 2006—though neither as planters nor avatars. In the grape-growing region of Maule Valley, Macarena Avila Burdiles of...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    01.16.09

  16. Keep Calm and Carry On
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    Keep Calm and Carry On

    Gotta love the Brits. If they don't have humor, they have style, and on the rare occasion that they don't have either, at least they have something to say while they're taking a deep breath and...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    01.16.09

  17. The Wayback Machine: Your Solar House
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    The Wayback Machine: Your Solar House

    Before the word "solar" evoked images of flat PV panels stuck on rooftops, many architects already had a mind to use the sun to maximum advantage in their designs. I recently discovered a...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    01.15.09

  18. Luminhaus Lantern Shed
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    Luminhaus Lantern Shed

    How do you create a tool shed to match the modern lines of a Rocio Romero LV prefab house? If you’re Barry Bless and Jennifer Watson, you cross a standard storage shed design with that of a...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    01.15.09

  19. 5 Questions for Carrie and Andrew Purcell
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    5 Questions for Carrie and Andrew Purcell

    Husband and wife Carrie and Andrew Purcell are in the business of making beautiful, and mouthwatering, photographs together. They chronicle their observations on food, photography and living in Los...

    written by: Laure Joliet
    01.15.09

  20. The Bushes' "Modest" Dallas Manse
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    The Bushes' "Modest" Dallas Manse

    A story I heard this morning on Morning Edition on NPR reminded me yet again of Americans' outlandish sense of what makes for a reasonable house, even in Texas, where everything truly is bigger.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    01.14.09

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