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T12 light by Sarah Pease

Sarah Pease

Sarah Pease (Rhode Island School of Design), T12 Light, 2011: The T12 light is a shining example of simple, premade materials deployed in an elegant fashion. The black walnut and aluminum base supports an industrial, U-shaped fluorescent lightbulb, set off by a braided fabric cord.
April 24, 2012
Wardell Container House

Modern Shipping Container Home in San Francisco

Two San Francisco art and travel addicts overhauled a loft—and customized a pair of shipping containers—to accommodate their collection and reflect their passions.
November 16, 2011
Bialetti Pasta Pot

Bialetti Pasta Pot

Italian cooktop and cookware company Bialetti is best known for its Moka Express stovetop espresso maker. It has, however, been bolstering its line of pots and pans over the recent years. Among its offerings is the five-quart Pasta Pot.
October 3, 2011
kMix DeLonghi

kMix by De'Longhi

This month, kitchen and home appliance company De'Longhi is launching its new kMix breakfast collection. The foursome—which includes a two-slice toaster, coffee maker, pump espresso maker, and kettle—is a zippy, modern addition to the company's line. Take a peek at its new offerings.
September 14, 2011
The author takes in the  views on the 9E Ranch in Smithville, Texas, after a night of camping in the Cricket Trailer.

Modern NASA-Inspired Cricket Trailer

Part tent, part RV, the NASA-inspired Cricket Trailer is the go-to camper for the modern road tripper.
August 30, 2011
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Brighten the Corners

When Jeff Taylor and Alex Miller designed the Pull House in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, they took “form follows function” one step further: Form describes function.
December 1, 2010
off the grid home

Green Cottage Getaway in Maine

On an island 20 miles off the coast of Maine, a writer, with the help of his daughter, built not only a room but an entire green getaway of his own.
November 22, 2010
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Botanical Garden Pavilion

When Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans in 2005, architect and University of Kentucky lecturer Mike McKay felt the pull to go down to the Big Easy to help with a task that was anything but easy: rebuilding the devastated city. He moved to Louisiana for two years to lead the architecture school's Knoa Studio, a program that tasked studios to develop designs for neighborhoods, restaurants, and the city transit system. McKay moved back to Kentucky in 2007 but his work there was far from finished. During the storm, many of the old cypress trees in City Park and its New Orleans Botanical Garden were uprooted and the gardens were decimated. McKay's uncle, Paul Soniat, was the botanical gardens director at the time and called McKay. A local woman had donated money to build a structure for volunteers, who were the main source of maintenance for the park after the storm, and they needed a design. With very little money, very generous material donors, and a modular system that incorporated the supplies, McKay created the New Orleans Botanical Garden Duplantier Volunteer Pavilion.
March 23, 2010

Nature of Material

Israeli designer Ran Amitai has a new line of stacking stools that merge organic with high-tech to lovely effect.
January 31, 2010