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  1. Referendum on High Speed Rail
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    Referendum on High Speed Rail

    In these tumultuous economic times, California voters will soon have a chance to drop a cool $9.95 billion on a high-speed rail line between Los Angeles and San Francisco.

    written by: David A. Greene
    10.28.08

  2. Roundup: Best CFL's
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    Roundup: Best CFL's

    We all know that changing out traditional incandescent light bulbs for compact fluorescents is a huge step towards managing energy consumption. The only problem is that often the light they give...

    written by: Laure Joliet
    10.28.08

  3. Malcolm Gladwell on Design, Success and the Perception of Success
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    Malcolm Gladwell on Design, Success and the Perception of Success

    According to Malcolm Gladwell, 1930s-era bank buildings and the desk of his mathematician father are very much alike.

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    10.28.08

  4. Home Certification Programs
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    Home Certification Programs

    Michele Kaufman's MK Lotus house at West Coast Green We’re all familiar with the United States Green Building Council’s LEED for Homes program but there’s also another national g...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    10.27.08

  5. Green Prefab at a (Relatively) Bargain Price
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    Green Prefab at a (Relatively) Bargain Price

    The New York Times recently picked up on the story of Thomas Small and Joanna Brody's Culver City, California, house designed by Whitney Sander of Sander Architects.

    written by: David A. Greene
    10.27.08

  6. Propellor Design's Furrow Parkade
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    Propellor Design's Furrow Parkade

    While scanning the new products at one of my favorite design retail sites, Supermarket, I found a pendant lamp that I'm now coveting. Propellor Design's Furrow Parkade light is made from laminated...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    10.27.08

  7. Gone, Baby Gone
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    Gone, Baby Gone

    A few weeks ago, I wrote about the impending demise of the little car repair shop on a busy corner in my Los Angeles neighborhood of Silver Lake. The former Atlantic Richfield gas station (ca. 1936...

    written by: David A. Greene
    10.26.08

  8. Charles and Ray Eames on NBC in 1956
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    Charles and Ray Eames on NBC in 1956

    When resources are limited, design takes flight. Case in point: this video of Ray and Charles Eames unveiling their iconic molded plastic and molded plywood chairs on NBC in 1956.

    written by: Laure Joliet
    10.26.08

  9. Swan Chair 50th Anniversary
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    Swan Chair 50th Anniversary

    Arne Jacobsen’s Swan chair is no ugly duckling—especially when upholstered in swan-white leather, finished with a pearl-white base, and decorated with a sterling silver bracelet and...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    10.25.08

  10. New Color for Take-out
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    New Color for Take-out

    Bare fridges filled with nothing but hot sauce, a couple bottles of beer, and some old take-out will be getting a makeover with these porcelain versions of the classic to-go containers.

    written by: Laure Joliet
    10.25.08

  11. Wallpaper That Fixes Walls
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    Wallpaper That Fixes Walls

    A new line of wallpapers from Graham and Brown allows you cover up that disaster you call a wall.  Cinderblocks, paneling, really bad cracks?  These wallpapers will smooth right over them.

    written by: Laure Joliet
    10.24.08

  12. De La Espada Sale
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    De La Espada Sale

    Modernists and craftsmen are often seen as the guys who wear all black and the guys who wear flannels, respectively. However contemporary meets craft in just about everything De La Espada puts out.

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    10.24.08

  13. Review: The Idler's Glossary
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    Review: The Idler's Glossary

    The Idler's Glossary by Joshua Glenn and Mark Kingwell, designed and illustrated by Seth, came out this month from Biblioasis. With a trim size perfect for fitting into your pocket to read during a...

    written by: Geoff Manaugh
    10.23.08

  14. Modernist Architecture Feeling the Pinch?
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    Modernist Architecture Feeling the Pinch?

    Falling prices for classic Lautners and Neutras might be a telltale sign that even modern masterpieces are feeling the pinch.

    written by: Laure Joliet
    10.23.08

  15. Michael Beirut at the Cooper-Hewitt
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    Michael Beirut at the Cooper-Hewitt

    This week at the Cooper-Hewitt is National Design Week, designated by the museum as a week of focus on the ways design enriches everyday life.

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    10.23.08

  16. Get Paid to Green Your Home
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    Get Paid to Green Your Home

    Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs suggests that we only think about fancy needs like self-actualization once we've managed the basics such as food, water, shelter and safety. With a sluggish economy and...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    10.22.08

  17. Revolving Hotel Room
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    Revolving Hotel Room

    Some hotel designers have an exhibitionist streak that leads them to embed opportunities for surreptitious glances into ordinarily anonymous guest rooms and hallways.

    written by: Sarah Rich
    10.22.08

  18. Modernism for the Masses
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    Modernism for the Masses

    Fifty years ago William Krisel helped shape the look of modern design that has become synonymous with Southern California. By building 2,500 tract homes and nearly doubling the size of Palm Springs...

    written by: Laure Joliet
    10.22.08

  19. Grete Jalk Plywood Chair
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    Grete Jalk Plywood Chair

    1963 was a big one for Grete Jalk. That year, the Danish furniture designer debuted her Lounge Chair and Nesting Tables, won the Daily Mail International Furniture competition for their designs,...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    10.21.08

  20. A Greener Version of Clorox Cleans Up
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    A Greener Version of Clorox Cleans Up

    Clorox launched an eco-friendly line of cleansers earlier this year and has seen its Green Works line leap to the head of the green cleansers class.  A recent story in the San Francisco...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    10.21.08

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