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  1. Murray's Law
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    Murray's Law

    “Form follows function” has been the go-to paradigm for evaluating good design since American architect Louis Sullivan articulated the idea more than a century ago. For Murray Moss, a...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    photos by: Jason Schmidt
    09.07.10

  2. Industrial Designer Focus: Konstantin Grcic
    Profiles

    Industrial Designer Focus: Konstantin Grcic

    Industrial designer Konstantin Grcic has done it all, from spoons to umbrellas to lights, but he’s best known for his data-driven chairs.  We dropped in on his Munich studio to sit...

    written by: Sally McGrane
    photos by: Oliver Mark
    06.18.10

  3. Q&A: Gijs Bakker
    Interviews

    Q&A: Gijs Bakker

    As cofounder of the iconic Dutch collective Droog, industrial designer Gijs Bakker further defined the design identity of his homeland, the Netherlands, as simple and playful, conceptual but...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    05.25.10

  4. Food Map Design

    Food Map Design is a young multi-disciplinary design firm commited to reconnecting residential space and food cultivation.

    03.01.10

  5. Botanical Garden Pavilion
    Outdoor

    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:...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    03.23.10

  6. Lego Island
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    Lego Island

    Step back, Jacobsen, Utzon, Kjaerholm, Wegner, and all you other great Danes. When it comes to Danish design domination, the unrivaled champ is undoubtedly the almighty plastic brick—Lego.

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Céline Clanet
    03.19.10

  7. 7 Modern Nightstand Options
    Product Reviews

    7 Modern Nightstand Options

    Once a locker for a midnight loo, the bedside table has taken on a far sweeter function—and a score of forms for holding big dreams, and small specs, till the morning light.

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    01.04.10

  8. Sommers Plastic Products

    Founded in 1947, Sommers Plastics continues to create innovative plastic fabrics, synthetic leathers and furs for apparel, footwear, luggage and leather goods, home furnishing, wallcovering and...

    10.04.09

  9. Timeless Design: Future Perfect
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    Timeless Design: Future Perfect

    Marcel Breuer’s Wassily chair, the Eames lounge chair, George Nelson’s Ball clock, and Giancarlo Mattioli’s Nesso lamp are just a few of the prodigious products that one might...

    written by: Sam Grawe
    12.17.09

  10. Color-Changing Roof Tiles
    Product of the Day

    Color-Changing Roof Tiles

    Living in a temperate climate, and deciding between a dark roof and a white roof? Trying to calculate if your summertime benefit with a light roof will outweigh the potential wintertime losses? We...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    11.17.09

  11. ModKat

    No longer your dirty little secret. Who says a litter box can’t embrace form as well as function, work with your décor and provide an unparalleled experience for your cat. Not us. The...

    08.28.09

  12. Fat Brain Toy Company

    The Fat Brain Toys Story The term "garage start-up" is often used to describe companies with humble beginnings - whether they really started in a garage or not. But in the case of Fat...

    08.24.09

  13. Blofield

    08.01.09

  14. Exploring the Plastiki
    Travel Reports

    Exploring the Plastiki

    Plastic waste is a huge problem. Single-use containers and products are clogging up our ecosystems, and the statistics are staggering: of the nearly 230 million tons of plastic the world uses...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    10.17.09

  15. Rhombins Organizer

    Rhombins Organizer

    Keep desktop clutter under control with these modular organizers manufactured in Petaluma, California. This compartmentalized vessel can serve as a makeshift pot while also holding writing...

    $39.00

  16. Picnic Deckchair

    Picnic Deckchair

    The anodized-aluminum frame locks into different positions for an array of relaxing angles and no fear of tipping off the patio.

    $680.00

  17. The U*Shelf System
    Product of the Day

    The U*Shelf System

    Shelving often acts as a boring backdrop to the various vases, books, and knickknacks on display. Luckily, the U*Shelf's quirky tessellated forms are interesting enough to stand on their own.

    written by: Amara Holstein
    09.10.09

  18. Simrin

    Simrin Table Linens are handmade textiles, handscreened and handsewn to make each piece unique. The designs are inspired by vintage fabrics and organic forms taken from nature. The colors and...

    05.04.09

  19. Easy Chair

    Easy Chair

    Light and comfortable, Easy's curves look great even when the chairs are stacked in a colorful tower.

    $692.00

  20. Chris Jordan's Plastic Provocation
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    Chris Jordan's Plastic Provocation

    Artist Chris Jordan has become something of a cult figure for the green set, with his growing portfolio of mind-bending large-scale art that depicts our culture of consumption and waste in...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    05.11.09

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