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  1. Cyclorama Saved from Destruction (For Now)
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    Cyclorama Saved from Destruction (For Now)

    Remember the Gettysburg Cyclorama?   Four years ago, there was a petition circulated to save the 1961 Richard Neutra building from demolition.

    written by: David A. Greene
    11.20.08

  2. Greenbuild Conference: FLOR
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    Greenbuild Conference: FLOR

    There’s no questioning the validity and worthiness of the growing popularity of green, but the relentless reliance on the term—rivaled perhaps only by the slew of i-prefixed electronic...

    written by: Christopher Bright
    11.20.08

  3. Aguiniga Design
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    Aguiniga Design

    Probably most striking is Tanya Aguiniga's ability to blend traditional craft techniques with modern furniture design and not lose any of the heart or the style of either application.

    written by: Laure Joliet
    11.20.08

  4. Greenbuild Conference: Yolo Colorhouse
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    Greenbuild Conference: Yolo Colorhouse

    Spin art isn’t something people normally engage in on a trade show floor—perhaps the state of the housing and building market is just too depressing to play with paint at present....

    written by: Kathryn Schulz
    11.20.08

  5. Sacco, 40th Anniversary
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    Sacco, 40th Anniversary

    A chair by any other name is still a chair but what about a chair with no legs, no arms, and no permanent seat or backrest?

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    11.20.08

  6. Greenbuild Conference: Waste Management
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    Greenbuild Conference: Waste Management

    The sustainability movement has gone through a series of evolutions and iterations over the past several years—from nascent niche groups to mainstream, greenwashing, and back again&mdash...

    written by: Christopher Bright
    11.19.08

  7. Tour the Salk with Ellen
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    Tour the Salk with Ellen

    This past Friday I was down in San Diego touring the city with architect Aaron Anderson of Studio Anderson. No modernist worth his salt would consider leaving San Diego without a visit to Louis...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    11.19.08

  8. Red Hook Is for Bicycle Lovers
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    Red Hook Is for Bicycle Lovers

    The winner and finalists of the Red Hook Bicycle Master Plan Competition—the Forum for Urban Design's competition to re-imagine Red Hook, Brooklyn, as "the most bicycle friendly...

    written by: David A. Greene
    11.19.08

  9. My Favorite Pickles and Pickle Jars
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    My Favorite Pickles and Pickle Jars

    While compiling a list of modern gifts for under $20 I started thinking about what makes a gift really special.  And I realized that for me the best gifts to give and to get are favorites....

    written by: Laure Joliet
    11.19.08

  10. Ada Louise Huxtable
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    Ada Louise Huxtable

    The New York Times recently featured a refreshing interview with Ada Louise Huxtable, the doyenne of architecture critics, by writer Phillip Lopate.

    written by: David A. Greene
    11.18.08

  11. House Nutrition Labels
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    House Nutrition Labels

    As consumers become increasingly interested in knowing the backstory behind the things they buy, it's often suggested that we ought to have nutrition labels on more than just packaged food. What if...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    11.18.08

  12. Reflecting on Kimonos
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    Reflecting on Kimonos

    Sixteenth-century Japanese costuming and stainless steel don't typically have a lot in common. Paris-trained architect Andreea Avram Rusu, though, has changed that for the better.

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    11.18.08

  13. Blue Monday: Duravit Showroom Opens in NYC
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    Blue Monday: Duravit Showroom Opens in NYC

    German-based brand Duravit brings bathroom furnishings to their first American showroom, opening today in New York. Madison Avenue may be miles from the Black Forest, but these elegant fixtures fit...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    11.17.08

  14. Lighting It Up
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    Lighting It Up

    Perhaps the darker evenings are making me more sensitive to how beautiful light can be. I've been noticing innovative lighting and light installations all week.

    written by: Laure Joliet
    11.17.08

  15. Stray Dog
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    Stray Dog

    The story of a company often trumps its very goods or services. Bill Pritchard and Jane Gray's Stray Dog Designs is a perfect example of this.

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    11.17.08

  16. Eco-Conscious, With a Clutch
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    Eco-Conscious, With a Clutch

    Audi's A4 TDI Concept e looks like a plain ol' A4, yet it gets an impressive 58.95 mpg. But it's not a hybrid: It's a high-efficiency diesel that takes advantage of every gas-saving innovation...

    written by: David A. Greene
    11.17.08

  17. Lifecycle Building Challenge
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    Lifecycle Building Challenge

    In economic downturns of yore, "reduce, reuse, and recycle" was less a mantra of environmental do-gooders than a financial survival strategy. Which is where the second annual Lifecycle...

    written by: David A. Greene
    11.16.08

  18. Like White on White
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    Like White on White

    To be copied, it seems, is the ultimate compliment. If you buy this, and you want to buy Herman Miller, Eames or Fritz Hansen at a discount, White on White will tickle you pink.

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    11.16.08

  19. Tippie Tent At Tokyo Design Week
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    Tippie Tent At Tokyo Design Week

    At Tokyo Design week, a tent designed by Tomoko Azumi as a personal hideaway from "speedy consumerism" is an answer to the question: "What do we really need?"

    written by: Laure Joliet
    11.15.08

  20. Screech Owl Design
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    Screech Owl Design

    Anyone who names his or her company after backyard wildlife has got to be a good egg. Exhibit A: the folks at Screech Owl Design, the Brooklyn-based print- and product-makers, named their outfit...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    11.15.08

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