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  1. Zaha Hadid in Central Park
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    Zaha Hadid in Central Park

    In time for the Cooper-Hewitt's National Design Week is London-based architect Zaha Hadid's collaboration with Chanel's Karl Lagerfeld to design a pavilion that explores just what it would feel...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    10.17.08

  2. Big Trouble in Little Dubai
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    Big Trouble in Little Dubai

    Dubai, that instant city of over-wrought architecture and slave-like laborers, is apparently on the verge of a sewage catastrophe. The BBC reports that "raw sewage is flowing into the sea...

    written by: Geoff Manaugh
    10.17.08

  3. Lavaflow Exhibit at Mollusk Surf Shop
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    Lavaflow Exhibit at Mollusk Surf Shop

    With photos now pouring in of newly snow-covered cities across America—or perhaps exactly because of it—we have Hawaii on our minds.

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    10.17.08

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    Doshi Levien: Myth and Material

    The Design Duo of Doshi Levien has succeeded again: the British design team has produced a compelling collection of work melding whimsy and modernism, Indian tradition and a European approach to...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    10.16.08

  5. Back to Basics
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    Back to Basics

    With high-quality, simply designed products in high demand, it was only a matter of time before technology got a natural touch.

    written by: Laure Joliet
    10.16.08

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    Dutch Design Week

    If you find yourself in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, next week—or even Belgium, Denmark, or northern Germany—hie thee to Dutch Design Week.

    written by: David A. Greene
    10.16.08

  7. Building Sustainable Communities Exhibit
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    Building Sustainable Communities Exhibit

    An inquisitive exhibit recently extended through January 2009 at the Danish Architecture Center asks “What if architecture could change the world?” Building Sustainable Communities ...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    10.15.08

  8. Flipped Strips
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    Flipped Strips

    Tired of the never-ending parade of nondescript strip malls, the Scottsdale Museum of Art recently held a competition to rethink the strips.

    written by: Laure Joliet
    10.15.08

  9. In the Future, We Will All Drive Pacmen
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    In the Future, We Will All Drive Pacmen

    For the ultimate in zero-emissions driving, forget hydrogen and embrace air: Compressed-air cars are real, and the French company MDI have been trying to get them on the road for years.

    written by: David A. Greene
    10.15.08

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. Urban Sprawl, Squared
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    Urban Sprawl, Squared

    The Places We Live is a new book of extraordinary photographs by Norwegian photographer Jonas Bendiksen, documenting the teeming urban slums and shantytowns of four world cities: Nairobi, Mumbai,...

    written by: David A. Greene
    10.13.08

  15. 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

  16. 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

  17. Look to the Lustron
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    Look to the Lustron

    As MoMA's “Home Delivery: Fabricating the Modern Dwelling” comes to a close (on Oct. 20), let's give props to the ugly duckling of the prefab bunch, the Lustron House.

    written by: David A. Greene
    10.12.08

  18. 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

  19. Tiny Teaks
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    Tiny Teaks

    Good things come in small packages, like Danish modernism in Dansk-emblazoned boxes. In the 1960s, industrial designer Jens Quistgaard introduced his country’s aesthetic to America via a...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    10.10.08

  20. 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

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