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  1. Alessi's Fall/Winter Collection
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    Alessi's Fall/Winter Collection

    The business of product design is a family affair for Matteo Alessi, Director of Trade Marketing and International Development at Alessi  (and great grandson to Alberto, the company’s...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    08.14.09

  2. Alexander Girard at Urban Outfitters
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    Alexander Girard at Urban Outfitters

    Alexander Girard has certainly been spreading the love lately. With timeless designs that look good just about anywhere, companies large and small are applying Girard's touch to their products. 

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    05.27.09

  3. Amsterdam Retail Therapy
    Travel Reports

    Amsterdam Retail Therapy

    On a drizzly afternoon in Holland's capital city, I took to the streets, armed with a map, a copy of a great little guide book, Amsterdam Made by Hand, and absolutely no problem getting lost along...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    photos by: Jordan Kushins
    06.27.11

  4. Catchy Hooks
    Product Reviews

    Catchy Hooks

    Picture your garment-strewn home, with coats tossed over the sofa’s arm, scarves slung over side chairs, and handbags hidden who-knows-where. Consider the aesthetic anguish and the daily...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    photos by: Justin Fantl
    03.03.11

  5. Coral and Tusk- A Chat With Designer Stephanie Housley
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    Coral and Tusk- A Chat With Designer Stephanie Housley

    Coral and Tusk’s sweet, mostly seafaring motifs are inspired by designer Stephanie Housley’s intrigue with the mysteries of the deep; many of the hand-drawn tableaus depict enchanting...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    01.18.09

  6. Design Shop Visit: ReForm School in Silver Lake
    Shops

    Design Shop Visit: ReForm School in Silver Lake

    Business as usual for ReForm School founders Billie Lopez and Tootie Maldonado means far more than simply managing their popular Silver Lake, California, shop. Whether exploring thrift stores for...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    photos by: Brigitte Sire
    03.12.10

  7. DIY Black Chalkboard Pegboard by Margaret Oomen
    Finishing Touch

    DIY Black Chalkboard Pegboard by Margaret Oomen

    Sometimes the pursuit of a simple accessory can result in a surprising upshot. Margaret Oomen was well into the process of reappropriating a portion of her dining room for use as a creative studio,...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    photos by: Lorne Bridgman
    03.14.11

  8. Frankfurt's Blanket Store
    Travel Reports

    Frankfurt's Blanket Store

    Nestled in behind a small glass storefront in central Frankfurt is a one-of-a-kind throw utopia. Blanket Store is a niche boutique dedicated to—yes, you guessed it—blankets, and owner...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    02.18.10

  9. From Frankfurt: Heimtextil
    Travel Reports

    From Frankfurt: Heimtextil

    January in Frankfurt is pretty darn cold, so it feels fitting to be here at Heimtextil browsing all the lush materials that are changing the way we make ourselves at home. It’s the 40th year...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    01.16.10

  10. Handcrafted Modern: At Home with Midcentury Designers
    Books

    Handcrafted Modern: At Home with Midcentury Designers

    In Handcrafted Modern, photographer Leslie Williamson captured precisely these quiet moments in the homes of designers whose work we know well, from Albert Frey to Wharton Esherick. Modern design...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    12.24.10

  11. ICFF 2011: From the Show Floor
    Travel Reports

    ICFF 2011: From the Show Floor

    I'll admit, it's a little daunting stepping onto the show floor at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF), held for a long May weekend every year at the Javits Convention Center in...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    05.18.11

  12. Jabba the Hutt Pillow
    Home Work

    Jabba the Hutt Pillow

    You’d be hard pressed to find someone—in this or any other galaxy, no matter how far, far away—who is not a fan of Star Wars, and the insta-classic from 1977 is now a franchise...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    06.28.11

  13. Jonathan Adler
    Interviews

    Jonathan Adler

    Seventeen years ago, Jonathan Adler wasn’t a brand, he was a one-man full-time pottery production operation—“making, glazing, firing, packing, and shipping every single piece I...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    05.17.11

  14. KBIS 2011: Part 2
    Travel Reports

    KBIS 2011: Part 2

    Our second update from the floor of the Las Vegas Convention Center and the 2011 Kitchen and Bath Industry Show includes outdoor kitchens, hybrid gas-charcoal grills, and a $6,400 toilet that will...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    05.02.11

  15. Modern Angular Rural Family Home in Canada
    House Tours

    Modern Angular Rural Family Home in Canada

    Surrounded on all sides by a sweeping Canadian hayfield, the 23.2 House is an angular ode to rural life. Out of “respect for the beams and their history,” Designer Omer Arbel insisted...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    photos by: Jason Schmidt
    04.26.11

  16. Modern London House with Rainbow Spiral Staircase
    Finishing Touch

    Modern London House with Rainbow Spiral Staircase

    In a London house that’s flooded with light, a spiral staircase provides a prismatic path from floor to floor.

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    photos by: John Short
    06.20.11

  17. Moleskine’s New Folio Collection – It’s BIG!
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    Moleskine’s New Folio Collection – It’s BIG!

    The iconic little black book gets big with the introduction of Moleskine’s new Folio collection. They’re the same smart notebooks you know and love, same classic shape, and same elastic...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    02.01.09

  18. 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

  19. My Favorite Thing: Arik Levy
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    My Favorite Thing: Arik Levy

    In this installment of My Favorite Thing, designer Arik Levy shares his deep appreciation for the simple beauty of a dried pomegranate. Don't forget to submit your own favorite thing and take part...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    03.01.09

  20. Q&A with Sebastian Wrong
    Interviews

    Q&A with Sebastian Wrong

    Recently, I had the distinct pleasure of meeting Sebastian Wrong, Design Development Director for the UK-based Established & Sons. He was in San Francisco to introduce his work at DZINE, a...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    04.06.09

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