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  1. Jaime Salm Reviews 15 Energy-efficient LED Lights
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    Jaime Salm Reviews 15 Energy-efficient LED Lights

    Forever replacing bulbs might fast become an act of the past as long-lasting, energy-efficient light-emitting diodes (LEDs) make their way into the marketplace.

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    12.27.09

  2. Emigre No. 70
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    Emigre No. 70

    From 1984 through 2005, Emigre magazine was to graphic designers what L'Espirit Nouveau was to architects in the early 1920s. This year, Gingko Press has published Emigre No. 70: The Look Back...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    12.26.09

  3. Gingko Press Roundup
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    Gingko Press Roundup

    The holidays are a wonderful time for stopping what you're doing and catching up on all those tasks (and treats) you've put aside for later. Top on my list is always snuggling up on the couch with...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    12.24.09

  4. Viction:ary Roundup
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    Viction:ary Roundup

    There's nothing like a good read to escape the blustery blows of winter. This holiday season, here are three enticing graphic design titles from Viction:ary to get you through the cold.

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    12.21.09

  5. Wonders of the World
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    Wonders of the World

    Though not strictly modern—well, not modern at all, really—the Wonders of the World series of books from Harvard Universtiy Press remains my favorite ongoing run of architectural tomes....

    written by: Aaron Britt
    12.15.09

  6. Grass Mirror
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    Grass Mirror

    The architects at Paris-based studio H20 Architects know how to maximize space--and in their latest design, the Grass Mirror, it's no different.

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    12.11.09

  7. The Sheep Who Made Your Pouf
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    The Sheep Who Made Your Pouf

    The stream of amazing projects that emerge from students at Design Academy Eindhoven in the Netherlands is never-ending. This week I've come across one from an alum of the school who has spent the...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    12.10.09

  8. Spore: Italian Glass Meets LED
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    Spore: Italian Glass Meets LED

    In one of Italy's oldest glass-blowing regions, Murano, the lighting company FDV Collection (a Leucos USA brand) has partnered with Italian architect Massimo Iosa Ghini to unite cutting-edge...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    11.28.09

  9. Jonathan Adler's Whales
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    Jonathan Adler's Whales

    Though I've become quite fond of them, I don't quite know what to make of Jonathan Adler's pair of tabletop cetaceans. A butter dish and a pitcher, are they meant as a wry reminder of what a...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    11.26.09

  10. Kilo Design + BIG + Skibsted Ideation
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    Kilo Design + BIG + Skibsted Ideation

    Exciting news in the design world: Danish powerhouse designer firms Kilo Design (headed by Lars Holme Larsen), BIG (led by Bjarke Ingels), and Skibsted Ideation (founded by Jens artin Skibsted)...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    11.25.09

  11. Unpacking My Library
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    Unpacking My Library

    I just got a wonderful new book in the mail today concerning famous archtiects and their personal collections of books. Unpacking My Library: Architects and their Books is due out from Yale...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    11.23.09

  12. Field Notes Winter Colors Series
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    Field Notes Winter Colors Series

    I've had my eye on the handsome little notebooks from Field Notes--a collaboration between Portland, Oregon's Draplin Design Company and Chicago's Coudal Partners--for some time now. Call them the...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    11.20.09

  13. Color-Changing Roof Tiles
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    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

  14. 3-D Modeling Fashion
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    3-D Modeling Fashion

    As digital fabrication meets high design, we find more and more examples of amazing furniture and household products (and even interior surfaces and architectural facades) that use 3-D modeling and...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    11.11.09

  15. Mismo M/S Canvas Bags
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    Mismo M/S Canvas Bags

    I've got a soft spot for really nice bags--totes, brief cases, messenger bags--and the M/S Canvas line from Danish designers Mismo are scratching me right where I itch.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    11.10.09

  16. The Visionary State
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    The Visionary State

    I was down visiting some friends in Santa Cruz, California, a couple weekends back, and one of my hosts--a friend working on his dissertation on Californian Utopianism in literature who knows of...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    11.09.09

  17. Rick Prelinger Evaluates Modern Media Storage
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    Rick Prelinger Evaluates Modern Media Storage

    Though the contents of every cassette, LP, and VHS tape you've ever owned can now fit inside a gadget the size of a tie clip, your plasma TV and subwoofer still need a resting place. Film archivist...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    11.05.09

  18. New Design from Very Good & Proper
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    New Design from Very Good & Proper

    In this year's June issue, our Square Meal column featured the London restaurant mini-chain Canteen, where good design is as high a priority as good taste. The owner of Canteen also runs a design...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    11.04.09

  19. Table Linens by Commune Design
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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...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    11.03.09

  20. Organic Factory by Giles Belley
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    Organic Factory by Giles Belley

    I first discovered Giles Belley a few years back when he designed one of the most elegant energy-saving power adapters I've ever seen. Now the innovative French designer is passing back into our...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    11.02.09

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