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  1. 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

  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. 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

  4. Introducing the Power Slider for iPhone
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    Introducing the Power Slider for iPhone

    I finally joined the cult of iPhone a few weeks ago and overall I'm thrilled with my new gadget. Though some might argue it's not healthy to enable Internet addiction to the extent iPhone makes...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    11.27.08

  5. Totally Cube-ular: Nissan Unveils 2009 Cube
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    Totally Cube-ular: Nissan Unveils 2009 Cube

    Boxy is boss and square is where it’s at. Nissan unveiled their new 2009 Cube at the LA Auto Show on Tuesday, and it’s a car that eschews sleek lines and embraces “social space,...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    11.26.08

  6. New from Nori Morimoto
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    New from Nori Morimoto

    Wind whispering through pines, birds serenading their young, and endless snowfall drifts courting banks of streams: these Vermont vignettes are what Chinese-born designer Nori Morimoto cites as...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    11.26.08

  7. Billes Product Design Competition
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    Billes Product Design Competition

    Last weekend I headed down to the Big Easy as a judge for the first annual Billes Product Design Competition, where nine up-and-coming designers from across the United States showcased their work...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    11.26.08

  8. Scandinavia Graces the Catskills
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    Scandinavia Graces the Catskills

    New York's growing epicenter for design inspiration is less Meatpacking District or even Williamsburg as of late. The craftspeople and mavens of modernism are increasingly looking north to the land...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    11.25.08

  9. Jaime Hayon for Lladro
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    Jaime Hayon for Lladro

    Most people think of their moms' off-limits china cabinets back in childhood days when they think of Lladro. The Spanish maker of porcelain figurines has occupied the niche as the go-to company for...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    11.25.08

  10. Hlaska Evergreen Briefcase
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    Hlaska Evergreen Briefcase

    Having toted this slim, Italian leather valise across the Pacific, across the States and across town, I can say that Hlaska’s Evergreen briefcase is a first-rate piece of luggage, every bit...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    11.25.08

  11. Fresh Kills
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    Fresh Kills

    This darkly-named destination is a repository for rare and elegant vintage furniture–it's the kind of place that offered Election Day discounts on sofa orders, and is documented by a well...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    11.24.08

  12. No More Bored Meetings
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    No More Bored Meetings

    "Research shows that nearly 80% of European employees derive their motivation from working together and sharing experiences with colleagues." So says the Dutch furniture outfit Ahrend,...

    written by: David A. Greene
    11.24.08

  13. MUJI and Thonet
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    MUJI and Thonet

    Just when you thought they couldn't get any cooler, Muji announces that they've joined up with Thonet to re-imagine the classic bentwood and Bauhaus chairs.

    written by: Laure Joliet
    11.24.08

  14. iPod Accessory
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    iPod Accessory

    Four paper cups + two tooth picks + iPod with classic earbuds = affordable and modern looking DIY speakers.

    written by: Laure Joliet
    11.23.08

  15. L.A.'s Newest High School
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    L.A.'s Newest High School

    I was serving on jury duty a few months ago, gazing out the window during an interminable discussion about the definition of "vehicle tampering," when I noticed something new on the...

    written by: David A. Greene
    11.23.08

  16. Gmail Theme Lab
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    Gmail Theme Lab

    A quiet but significant change took place yesterday, and it likely affected many of you: Gmail launched "Themes"—a new feature that caused your old familiar inbox screen to change...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    11.23.08

  17. From Frocks to Fabrics
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    From Frocks to Fabrics

    Proenza Schouler is a design duo more known for rocking the runway than the weaving loom: their ready-to-wear lines are press-pleasers, and draw gasps from fashionistas worldwide for their somewhat...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    11.22.08

  18. Ada = Architecture in New York
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    Ada = Architecture in New York

    Ada Louise Huxtable is the doyenne of architecture criticism in New York, if not the world: as architecture critic at the New York Times from the early 60s until the early 80s, and more recently,...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    11.22.08

  19. Angel Investors
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    Angel Investors

    For over ten years, Angel Street Thrift Shop has attracted savvy Manhattanites to Chelsea–those with the bravery and general wherewithal to buy the authentic, the used, and the discounted,...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    11.22.08

  20. Angela Adams for Architex
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    Angela Adams for Architex

    Angela Adams recently expanded her upbeat retro textile designs with more rugged and sustainable fabrics to help spruce up hospitals, office cubicles, and the outdoors.

    written by: Laure Joliet
    11.21.08

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