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Somewhere between Knight Rider’s KITT and your living room lives ATNMBL, Mike and Maaike’s concept for a driverless car.

Driving: Joy Ride

San Francisco–based design team Mike and Maaike wave goodbye to the driver's seat with their concept car, the ATNMBL (the "autonomobile"). Consider it a high-tech living room on wheels.
November 16, 2009
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Table Linens by Commune Design

In my online wanderings this week I've come across a totally lovely set of table linens from Los Angeles–based Commune Design. They are made of 100% linen hand-dyed in LA by Matteo, and I think what appeals to me about these napkins, placemats and tablecloths is how masculine they are. The somewhat rough linen, contrast stitching and subtly geometric pattern manage to feel at once refined, unfussy and just a tick manly, as though you'd find them in some sophisticated farmhouse.
November 3, 2009
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Monika Järg's Wooden Carpets

While wood floors are generally more elegant than carpeting, rugs and textiles can bring warmth and texture to otherwise hard and hollow spaces. Estonian designer Monika Järg has a novel approach to integrating wood and textile: she threads wool rope through planks of wood to create sparse "carpets" in simple patterns on the floor.
October 29, 2009
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The Frozen Fountain

Though some might say that you can’t buy good taste, Cok de Rooy has built a career out of doing just that. He refined his design sensibilities as a buyer for big brands like Liberty of London, and in 1992, he and his business partner, Dick Dankers, opened the Frozen Fountain in Amsterdam. Today the Dutch design shop is renowned for showcasing both homegrown and international talents, hosting twice-yearly exhibitions, and rotating original art and prototypes among its curated wares for purchase.
October 19, 2009
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Mid-City Modern

In the heart of Atlanta, Shawn Moseley worked closely with designer Scott Ball to design and build his new house not ten minutes from downtown.
September 23, 2009
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A Mid-Century Manhattan Loft

When you're running a company out of your home, you'd better hope you've got the space to keep everything in its place. Luckily, that's not a concern for Bob Weinstein.
September 15, 2009
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Partners in Design

A design career spanning decades has left this pair of Design Research–alumni with a thing or two to say concerning the state of people, design, and the retail environment.
August 18, 2009

Renovating Old and New in Barcelona

When Cecilia Tham and Yoel Karaso of Habitan Architects bought their first-floor apartment in an 1894 block of the Fort Pienc neighborhood of Barcelona in 2005, they knew they were taking a risk. Casa Alí Bei was a bargain because it is afectado (“affected”)—–that is, the land is zoned for redevelopment. A baby (Hanna) on the way, the possibility of being evicted, and a tight budget necessitated a canny renovation strategy, yet one that still honored the dazzling turn-of-the-century tile work and ornate moldings. A stone’s throw from Jean Nouvel’s Torre Agbar, the apartment, like the neighborhood, has been reborn as a patchwork of old and new. Tham tells us the story.
August 13, 2009
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Maxwell Gillingham-Ryan Reviews 5 Sleeper Sofas

From sitting and sleeping to lolling and loitering, these new sleeper sofas are workaholics of relaxation—on either the day or the night shift.
August 8, 2009
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