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  1. The Eco-Design Movement
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    The Eco-Design Movement

    Manifesto: Bruce Sterling, “Viridian Design Speech” (1998)

    written by: Barry Katz
    02.01.09

  2. An Introduction to Retail Design
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    An Introduction to Retail Design

    The ancient Greeks did it in the agora; the Romans did it in the forum; Persians did it in the bazaar (“the place of prices”); and Arabs and Berbers did it in the labyrinthine souk....

    written by: Shonquis Moreno
    11.06.10

  3. Design 101

    Residential Wind

    When we think of alternative energy at home, our minds leap straight to solar panels, the most obvious symbol of a site-generated grid-free power source.

    written by: Sarah Rich
    01.01.09

  4. Design Icon: 8 Works by Raymond Loewy
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    Design Icon: 8 Works by Raymond Loewy

    This godfather of industrial design streamlined the look of midcentury America.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    04.17.14

  5. Warmth
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    Warmth

    Kiel Moe, assistant professor of architectural technology at Harvard University, specializes in architecture and energy issues. “As fuel prices fluctuate,” he says, “you’re...

    written by: Patrick Di Justo
    04.11.12

  6. Patricia Urquiola on the T-Table by Kartell
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    Patricia Urquiola on the T-Table by Kartell

    T-Table stands for transgenic table.

    written by: Virginia Gardiner
    01.31.09

  7. An Introduction to Landscape Design
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    An Introduction to Landscape Design

    The profession of landscape architecture is very much rooted in the European tradition of garden design, and it didn’t germinate as a distinct profession in the United States until the 19th...

    written by: Amber Bravo
    05.26.09

  8. 8 Reasons to Love Herringbone
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    8 Reasons to Love Herringbone

    It’s not just for stuffy tweeds; herringbone patterns have a distinct place in modern design. See how in these 8 houses, from Paris to Tokyo.

    written by: Erika Heet
    11.15.13

  9. Slag Solution
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    Slag Solution

    Enter Serious Materials and its EcoRock drywall. EcoRock is not all-natural drywall—–that would be called “wood”—–but it is an attempt to do away with wasteful...

    03.26.10

  10. Smart Live-Work Spaces
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    Smart Live-Work Spaces

    Our current model of efficiency is the live-work space, and everyone deserves their own modern version. Hint: Keep it clean, clutter-free, and bright. Here are seven to inspire you to create your...

    written by: Erika Heet
    10.30.13

  11. 101 High-Tech Materials
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    101 High-Tech Materials

    Remember how the Predator had skin that made him invisible? That was cool. But these high-tech materials might be even cooler.

    written by: Christopher Bright
    photos by: Hunter Freeman
    02.24.09

  12. Tenancy-in-Common
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    Tenancy-in-Common

    You’ve heard it thousands of times on TV, the radio, and in junk mail—spurious ads delivered with forehead-vein-popping enthusiasm by robot-faced dudes in shoddy suits. Bad credit?...

    written by: James Nestor
    01.27.09

  13. 'Tis the Season: Red and Green Home Design
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    'Tis the Season: Red and Green Home Design

    We certainly wouldn't recommend decorating in red and green together all year long but at this time of year it's fun to think about. Here we've gathered some great examples of homes that...

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    12.10.13

  14. 40 Years in the Making: Mural by Milton Glaser
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    40 Years in the Making: Mural by Milton Glaser

    For the first time since 1975, designer Milton Glaser's graphic, Pop-colored mural encircling the base of the Minton-Capehart Federal Building in Indianapolis has been restored. Documentary...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    photos by: Mark Williams
    06.16.13

  15. 10 Inspiring Modern Churches
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    10 Inspiring Modern Churches

    One of the oldest types of public space gets reimagined in incredible visions of glass, steel and concrete.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    04.24.14

  16. How To: Green Your Roof
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    How To: Green Your Roof

    No matter the month, it's never too cold or too early to start planning for major eco-impact. From urban rooftop gardens to living surfaces that help homeowners save on energy costs, here you'll...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    12.02.13

  17. FAQs About Art
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    FAQs About Art

    Once you’ve purchased a piece, you’ll need to get it home and onto your wall.

    written by: Natasha Boas
    02.01.09

  18. Color 101: Brand New Color
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    Color 101: Brand New Color

    The fact that your car is tinted a subtle silver or that 
your running shoes have vibrant orange stripes flaring up their sides is hardly a design afterthought.

    written by: Fred A. Bernstein
    02.02.09

  19. 10 Tiny Kitchens We Love
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    10 Tiny Kitchens We Love

    If you're short on kitchen space but big on design, never fear—the following 10 kitchens will help you fill your galley with great, space-saving ideas.

    written by: Erika Heet
    12.05.13

  20. The Wrong Impression
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    The Wrong Impression

    Going for the hand touch isn’t exactly foolproof. An easy way to miss: embossed wall coverings. Lincrusta was originally invented in 1877 as a kind of textile-linoleum hybrid by linoleum...

    04.27.10

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