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  1. Perfect Pair of 2011 Calendars
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    Perfect Pair of 2011 Calendars

    I just tore the November page off my 365 Typography Calendar and though I've got all of December until I'll need a new one, I thought I'd point out a pair of excellent 2011 calendars. As...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    12.02.10

  2. Outside the Box: Cardboard Design
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    Outside the Box: Cardboard Design

    Cardboard has fully wiggled out of its boxy stereotype (Frank Gehry's 1971 Wiggle Chair is early evidence) and today plays a role in everything from packaging and product design to furniture and...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    11.25.10

  3. Nesting Instinct
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    Nesting Instinct

    If I had a fatter wallet, and a big, spreading tree in my backyard (if, indeed, I had a backyard), I would most certainly covet this cool new product from DEDON: a Nestrest. It's a...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    11.18.10

  4. Windows at Bergdorf Goodman
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    Windows at Bergdorf Goodman

    "To window-shop," we learned in our November 2010 issue's Introduction to Retail Design, dates back to 1922—but it wasn't until the 1930s that shops  spiced up their...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    11.18.10

  5. And the Pursuit of Happiness
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    And the Pursuit of Happiness

    Not so long ago I had a chance to talk with illustrator Maira Kalman when she came to San Francisco for the launch of a retrospective of her work at the Contemporary Jewish Museum. Though we...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    11.15.10

  6. Pouffe! There It Is
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    Pouffe! There It Is

    Versatile like an accent pillow or throw, a pouffe need not match your living-room set to settle in and look right at home.

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    photos by: Justin Fantl
    11.13.10

  7. The Best of Dutch Design?
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    The Best of Dutch Design?

    NAi Publishing, in collaboration with the Dutch Design Awards, recently released the 2010 Dutch Design Yearbook, a 216-page atlas of the best, newest, and most innovative work by designers in the...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    11.11.10

  8. Architecture Reads on Google Books
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    Architecture Reads on Google Books

    Far be it from me to suggest you spend your spare computer time reading—those R. Kelly vids are certainly not going to watch themselves—but after a quick advanced search on Google Books...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    11.10.10

  9. Penguin Postcards
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    Penguin Postcards

    Fie on all your letter-pressed stationary cuteness, your silly squirrels and schooners! Save on postage! Send a postcard! Better still, send one emblazoned with a classic book jacket from the...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    11.09.10

  10. Beauty in Decay
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    Beauty in Decay

    In the beginning of Beauty in Decay: The Art of Urban Exploration, collaborators Jeremy Gibbs ("RomanyWG") and Patrick Potter posit that "the strange thing is not that Urban...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    11.09.10

  11. A Week at the Airport: Part II
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    A Week at the Airport: Part II

    Earlier this week I had a go at the first half of Alain de Botton's new book A Week at the Airport, where he reports on a week spent at Heathrow's Terminal 5 as the airport's writer-in...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    10.28.10

  12. Corbusier-Approved Paint Deck
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    Corbusier-Approved Paint Deck

    I was excited to learn, from this recent New York Times story, that the Swiss company KT Color manufactures a line of paints created by Le Corbusier.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    10.28.10

  13. As You Light It: Jet Lag

    As You Light It: Jet Lag

    For the first installment of our new series investigating lighting design, we go behind the scenes of the Obie-award-winning play Jet Lag. The show, originally conceived by architects Elizabeth...

    10.26.10

  14. A Week at the Airport: Part I
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    A Week at the Airport: Part I

    Not so long ago I read the English pop philospher and writer Alain de Botton's book The Architecture of Happiness. It was a middling book, one that took great pains to make the case that the...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    10.26.10

  15. 3D Typography
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    3D Typography

    Does the alphabet take on more meaning when it’s freed from the confines of cast-in-lead movable type, pen and paper, and the frame of a computer screen? Capturing words and letters in media...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    10.19.10

  16. Terrariums by Botany Factory
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    Terrariums by Botany Factory

    Browsing through the San Francisco shop General Store recently, I noticed some highly covetable, bulbous glass globes filled with tiny succulents: terrariums by the local designer Katie Goldman...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    10.19.10

  17. Reusable Sandwich Bags by LunchSkins
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    Reusable Sandwich Bags by LunchSkins

    It's a shock that it's taken so long for a product like this to come along. We have reusable containers (thanks Earl Tupper!), lunch boxes, grocery totes, and even produce bags but until recently,...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    10.14.10

  18. Lerival's Architect-Designed Furniture
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    Lerival's Architect-Designed Furniture

    Lerival, a design house that bridges contemporary furniture and architecture, was founded by Dominique Gonfard and James Coombes in late 2008. They founded the company aiming to push the boundaries...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    10.14.10

  19. Cork Wine Stopper, Pourer
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    Cork Wine Stopper, Pourer

    As more wineries are turning away from cork to seal their blends, Normann-Copenhagen is bringing the wine stopper back to its origins with a new set of corks made from, but of course, cork.

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    10.11.10

  20. High-Design Doors
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    High-Design Doors

    Fifth-generation Italian manufacturer Lualdi just released its first collection of doors by American designers—namely by Dror Benshetrit, David Rockwell and Robert A.M. Stern. They're on pre...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    10.11.10

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