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  1. International Builders' Show
    Travel Reports

    International Builders' Show

    This week Associate Editor Miyoko Ohtake made it through the rain that's drenching the West Coast and to Las Vegas for the 2010 International Builders' Show. Hosted by the National Association of...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    01.23.10

  2. Ribbon Lamp

    Ribbon Lamp

    Don't be fooled by the graceful curves and fold of the Ribbon Lamp, because this slick desk accessory packs a powerful lighting punch. Using CCFL technology—the same that's illuminating...

    $148.00

  3. Mid-Century Furniture for Kids

    Mid-Century Furniture for Kids

    Twee Womb chairs and tiny Tulip tables are not a recent fad invented by design blogs and enterprising modern furniture manufacturers—kid-size replicas of iconic pieces have always been de...

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    01.22.10

  4. Grafik180: CityArt by Publique Living
    Product

    Grafik180: CityArt by Publique Living

    Over the recent holidays I was out for a ramble here in San Francisco and happened into the shop ATYS. There I saw a handful of excellent prints from SF–based design firm Publique...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    01.22.10

  5. Push Pull Rolling Toy

    Push Pull Rolling Toy

    It's tough to remember all the way back when our only possessions were playthings, and everything we owned could be carted around the house with pride. Scot and Amy Herbst of Kaiku designed the...

    $165.00

  6. Events this Weekend: 1.21-24
    Week in Review

    Events this Weekend: 1.21-24

    This weekend, the question is now "What to do?" but "What not to do?". Welcome to a jam-packed edition of Out and About featuring openings, closings, and events in London,...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    01.21.10

  7. Breuer Side Chair B33 1/2

    Breuer Side Chair B33 1/2

    Created in 1929, this tubular steel-and-canvas chair was manufactured in Vienna for Gebruder Thonet. Creating quite the sensation for its lack of arms or conventional legs, the B33 was among the...

  8. Final Weekend: Bauhaus at MoMA
    Event Spotlight

    Final Weekend: Bauhaus at MoMA

    This weekend marks the final days of the Museum of Modern Art's homage to the Bauhaus, the early-20th-century German school and movement that fostered and supported early modernism leaders like...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    01.20.10

  9. Teak High Chair

    Teak High Chair

    Created in the 1955 by Danish furniture designer Nanna Ditzel, this teak high chair is rare and in excellent condition. Ditzel, who trained as a cabinetmaker, also crafted a pine and oak version,...

    $2200.00

  10. Method's New Pump Detergent
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    Method's New Pump Detergent

    As someone who tries my hardest to purchase environmentally responsible products, I have a difficult challenge: a lot of "eco-friendly" cleaners are simply less effective than the...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    01.19.10

  11. Lina Bo Bardi
    Profiles

    Lina Bo Bardi

    Architect Lina Bo Bardi, born Achillina Bo in Rome in 1914, made an indelible mark on mid-century Brazilian architecture and design after emigrating there following the destruction of her office in...

    written by: Erika Heet
    01.18.10

  12. From Frankfurt: Textile Trends
    Travel Reports

    From Frankfurt: Textile Trends

    One word that has come up in nearly every conversation here at Heimtextil is “inspiration.” Whether looking to discover it or provide it, the show is not just about buying and selling,...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    01.17.10

  13. 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

  14. Miami: Simpson Park Hammock
    Travel Reports

    Miami: Simpson Park Hammock

    One of the best bits of design I saw in Miami, when I was there last month for Design Miami and Art Basel Miami Beach, was well off the gallery-party-hotel circuit. I'd been to Simpson Park Hammock...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    01.15.10

  15. Friday Finds 1.15.10
    Week in Review

    Friday Finds 1.15.10

    This week's round-up of links brings us lots of fodder for thought and inspiration. The editors share conceptual reuse ideas, Finnish textiles by way of Frankfurt, print design of yore, as well as...

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    01.15.10

  16. Rebuilding Haiti
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    Rebuilding Haiti

    In the days since the earthquake in Haiti, numerous aid groups have opened up channels for contributions small and large to assist in the immediate needs of survivors in and around Port-au-Prince....

    written by: Sarah Rich
    01.14.10

  17. Events this Weekend: 1.14-17
    Week in Review

    Events this Weekend: 1.14-17

    This long weekend sees two exhibition openings and two closings worth checking out: a look at Iannis Xenakis's work and the changing understanding of "landscape" in New York, Daniel...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    01.14.10

  18. Puutarhurin Parhaat Fabric

    Puutarhurin Parhaat Fabric

    The harvest pattern of pea pods, poppies, and broccoli in this Puutarhurin Parhaat fabric depicts a “gardener’s best yield,” part of Marimekko’s stylish new In Good Company...

    $42.00

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