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  1. The Architecture of Unhappiness
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    The Architecture of Unhappiness

    I saw the wonderful Cannes Grand Prix-winning gangster film Gomorrah directed by Matteo Garrone yesterday, and was struck at the level of decay and desecation presented. The film was set largely in...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    03.04.09

  2. London at Night
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    London at Night

    Jason Hawkes's aerial photos of London at night make an old city look new again.

    written by: David A. Greene
    09.02.08

  3. September 11th Memorial & Museum
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    September 11th Memorial & Museum

    On the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, we turn our attention toward building plans for ground zero, where a 24-foot-by-9-foot, 7,770-pound beam National September 11 Memorial & Museum project...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    09.11.08

  4. Re-Opening: The Museum of Arts and Design
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    Re-Opening: The Museum of Arts and Design

    Two Columbus Circle once was a stout-yet-hip white building with black porthole-esque forms around it: channeling 1960s mod better than any building could, courtesy of architect Edward Durell Stone...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    09.14.08

  5. Mixed Signals
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    Mixed Signals

    Leave it to the French to have fun with something extraordinarily mundane.

    written by: Laure Joliet
    09.18.08

  6. London Design Festival
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    London Design Festival

    The London Design Festival party last night was full of hedge-funders seeking free drinks and nibbles. The city, reeling from this week's events, seemed to turn up in force at the down-at-heel arts...

    written by: Sam Jacob
    09.18.08

  7. Portmanteau
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    Portmanteau

    A wall of cinderblock, tiny windows, layers of dust and a steel door: for some, this is a typical Manhattan apartment. For others, it's the scene before the murder scene in a horror flick. For Jim...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    09.19.08

  8. Rhino
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    Rhino

    My wife "dragged" me to our local flea market spot today. We didn't get down the first isle and this hopsacky little guy charged us.

    written by: Andy Cruz
    09.23.08

  9. London Design Festival: Kanittha Mairaing
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    London Design Festival: Kanittha Mairaing

    Goldsmiths' postgraduate design community have a show at The Boiler House, Old Truman Brewery, on Brick Lane as part of the London Design Festival. Amongst the work shown is the 'Unfortunates'...

    written by: Sam Jacob
    09.23.08

  10. Wattson and Holmes Make Monitoring Home Energy Use Elementary
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    Wattson and Holmes Make Monitoring Home Energy Use Elementary

    U.K. design firm DIY Kyoto recently announced the launch of cheaper version of its Wattson, an ingenious little device that not only makes monitoring home electricity use a breeze, but even turns...

    written by: Bryan Gardiner
    09.24.08

  11. Floating Pool
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    Floating Pool

    There was once a steel-decked river barge, decommissioned and idle in Morgan City, Louisiana. Lonely and unused, it was purchased by the Neptune Foundation, a not-for-profit that constructs movable...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    09.24.08

  12. Relevance
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    Relevance

    Dig this two part Mike Wallace Frank Lloyd Wright interview.

    written by: Andy Cruz
    09.28.08

  13. Air France Terminal 2E
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    Air France Terminal 2E

    Flying from the Air France Terminal at LAX (which has been shifted out of the outdated Tom Bradley Terminal) and arriving in Paris at Terminal 2E is like moving from a basement into a penthouse...

    written by: Laure Joliet
    09.29.08

  14. West Coast Green
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    West Coast Green

    If green design were easy, everyone would be doing it. And though it makes sense in theory, actual implementation is often easier said than done. How to make all design become sustainable design...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    09.29.08

  15. Affordable Housing for China
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    Affordable Housing for China

    Over a million people have moved to Guangzhou in the past eight years, making the city's population nearly ten million today. This urbanization is the trend of cities worldwide; it makes all the...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    10.01.08

  16. Bioplastic: Green or Greenwashing?
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    Bioplastic: Green or Greenwashing?

    There's a vast field of opportunity right now for designing every day objects using new materials that make them safer and more sustainable. Food containers—which we throw away in astonishing...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    10.01.08

  17. 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

  18. 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

  19. Flickr Pool: Green Buildings and Sustainable Communities
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    Flickr Pool: Green Buildings and Sustainable Communities

    Flickr is a great place to find visual inspiration, often allowing you to travel all around the world right from your desk chair. One group is pooling photos of their favorite green buildings and...

    written by: Laure Joliet
    10.30.08

  20. Five Buck Book
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    Five Buck Book

    Got five dollars lying around? For $5.00 (plus, um, $7.50 shipping), you can snag a copy of George Nelson's 1977 classic How To See: A Guide to Reading our Man Made Environment from Design Within...

    written by: David A. Greene
    11.01.08

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