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  1. Co-op
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    Co-op

    “It is really different from anything else,” explains David Burcher, who bought a co-op apartment in Manhattan with his partner, Greg Broan, almost a decade ago.

    written by: James Nestor
    01.27.09

  2. Coffee Talk
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    Coffee Talk

    I love coffee. It’s coffee shops I have a problem with. Whenever someone suggests we “grab coffee and catch up,” I instinctively shudder and suggest instead a nice cocktail or...

    written by: Heather Bradley
    photos by: Robert Schlatter
    05.28.09

  3. Collecting Case Studies: James Cahn
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    Collecting Case Studies: James Cahn

    James Cahn is a 25-year-old Chicago-based emerging collector and financial consultant. He collects with his partner Jeremiah Collatz, art advisor at Dirk Denison Architects.

    written by: Natasha Boas
    02.27.09

  4. Collecting Case Studies: Lawrence Rinder
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    Collecting Case Studies: Lawrence Rinder

    Lawrence Rinder is a San Francisco–based collector and dean of graduate studies at California College of the Arts. He was formerly the curator of contemporary art at the Whitney Museum of...

    written by: Natasha Boas
    02.01.09

  5. Collection Reform
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    Collection Reform

    Regional and world-class museums alike must daily contend with the same pedestrian woe: How can we show all this art? Limited by space, most museums manage to show only a tiny fraction of what they...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    12.30.10

  6. 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

  7. Color 101: Chipping Away
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    Color 101: Chipping Away

    Most designers, be they graphic or interior, consult 
their Pantone fan guide when considering hues.

    written by: Fred A. Bernstein
    02.02.09

  8. Color 101: Created from Color
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    Color 101: Created from Color

    There are endless choices to be made in the world of color, as anyone who has tried to paint a room plain white knows. Even more variation is introduced when materials, use, and application are all...

    written by: Fred A. Bernstein
    02.02.09

  9. Color 101: Hueless
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    Color 101: Hueless

    Most modernists find color as attractive as traditional Tudors. Fred Bernstein, a resolute lover of neutrals, attempts to expand his horizon of hues.

    written by: Fred A. Bernstein
    02.02.09

  10. Color Story: 10 Ways to Design in Black
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    Color Story: 10 Ways to Design in Black

    If your answer to “How much more black could this room be?” is “None more black,” then we have some recommendations for you. From jet-black facades to walls to furniture, adding a touch of midnight...

    written by: Erika Heet
    10.31.13

  11. Cooking
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    Cooking

    Ian Tattersall, curator emeritus at the American Museum of Natural History, says that some anthropologists believe that we tamed fire before we were even human. “When the first prehumans...

    written by: Patrick Di Justo
    04.11.12

  12. Curating Your Thoughts
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    Curating Your Thoughts

    “The act of collecting is about looking, studying, sorting, sifting, concentrating, weighing, and making decisions. It’s a lot of work. I got better at it by being rigorous. I couldn’t buy...

    written by: Natasha Boas
    02.01.09

  13. Curator: Zoe Ryan
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    Curator: Zoe Ryan

    Call her the wild card (or the green card) in this U.S.–focused roundup, but London-born Zoë Ryan has graced our shores for the past 14 years and in the process has brought a sharp...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    12.15.10

  14. Dan Maginn, El Dorado, Inc.
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    Dan Maginn, El Dorado, Inc.

    The designers at Kansas City–based El Dorado believe they are improving on the conventional architect-contractor relationship by cultivating a more collaborative spirit among client,...

    written by: Virginia Gardiner
    02.27.09

  15. Design 101

    Danita Rooyakkers, BUILD

    Danita Rooyakkers is one-third of Montreal-based BUILD, along with partners Michael Carroll and Attila Tolnai. The firm, which was founded in 1995, received Canada’s Professional Prix de Rome...

    written by: Virginia Gardiner
    02.27.09

  16. Design at Work
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    Design at Work

    With wi-fi and a laptop, the world is your office. No matter where you tackle your to-do list, good desk accessories are essential. The cubicle may soon be passé, but a perfect pen is perennially...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    photos by: Peter Belanger
    01.28.09

  17. Design Icon: 10 Buildings by Marcel Breuer
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    Design Icon: 10 Buildings by Marcel Breuer

    The Bauhaus designer’s modern vision helped post-war American building see the future.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    04.14.14

  18. Design Icon: 8 Buildings by Hans Hollein
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    Design Icon: 8 Buildings by Hans Hollein

    The late, Pritzker-winning Viennese architect was a key proponent of postmodernism.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    04.24.14

  19. 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

  20. Design, Build, and Beyond
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    Design, Build, and Beyond

    An increasing number of contributors to our ever-expanding built world are referring to their practices as design-build. That means that the same minds and hands do both the designing and the...

    written by: Virginia Gardiner
    02.27.09

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