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  1. John Cronin and the Beacon Institute
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    John Cronin and the Beacon Institute

    For 35 years, John Cronin has safeguarded New York’s waterways, investigating dozens of pollution cases and authoring three laws to protect the Hudson River and its communities. So when...

    written by: Julie Taraska
    09.29.09

  2. Julian Darley
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    Julian Darley

    It might seem that the Post Carbon Institute casts too wide a net. But after translating German at the Vatican and becoming a Hollywood filmmaker, Julian Darley, the institute’s director, is...

    written by: Dwell Staff
    12.02.09

  3. Karoline Fesser
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    Karoline Fesser

    Inquisitiveness motivates German designer Karoline Fesser, who lives and works in her hometown, just outside Cologne. “When I started to think about design, I didn’t even know the term ‘design’...

    written by: Diana Budds
    04.03.14

  4. Knauf and Brown
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    Knauf and Brown

    Calen Knauf and Conrad Brown are simpatico in a way that only best friends can be, which is fitting because their Vancouver-based design studio, Knauf and Brown, has its roots in the bonds the two...

    written by: William Lamb
    04.03.14

  5. Knoll's Dorothy Cosonas: Fashion-Forward Textile Design
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    Knoll's Dorothy Cosonas: Fashion-Forward Textile Design

    Those pink interiors of the 1950s can be traced—not to a prescient interior designer—but the fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli, who introduced a war-weary world to a hue she dubbed ...

    written by: Joanne Furio
    07.23.12

  6. Koji Tsutsui
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    Koji Tsutsui

    In September 2008, architect Koji Tsutsui accepted the Ceramic Tiles of Italy award for designing a modern, white-tiled residence in Tokyo. One day later, he traded the spotlights of European...

    08.30.09

  7. Kyle Schuneman on Masculine Design
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    Kyle Schuneman on Masculine Design

    I recently talked over the phone with Kyle Schuneman, interior and set designer of Live Well Designs in Los Angeles. In the course of our conversation he again and again argued for men taking a...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    03.16.09

  8. Landscape Architecture: Marcel Wilson
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    Landscape Architecture: Marcel Wilson

    Landscape architect and urban designer Marcel Wilson describes his practice as “combining things that are made with things that are alive.” Hence the superhuman name of his firm, Bionic...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    photos by: Katie Shapiro
    12.15.10

  9. Lina Bo Bardi
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    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

  10. Line Depping
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    Line Depping

    Line Depping finds inspiration in corralling disorder. “We seek to have control and order, but we live in a chaotic world,” the Copenhagen-based designer says. Last year she created a...

    written by: Lindsay J. Westley
    04.23.12

  11. Local Fundraising
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    Local Fundraising

    Creative projects get a leg up and their word out at gatherings that serve donations with a side of social capital. Move over, Kickstarter. Across the country, philanthropy is getting personalized.

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Vanessa Miller
    05.23.12

  12. Luyanda Mpahlwa
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    Luyanda Mpahlwa

    In Mitchell’s Plain township in Cape Town, South Africa, living conditions are harsh. The congested urban landscape pushes kids into the streets to play. Poverty forces reliance on found...

    written by: Rebecca L. Weber
    10.12.09

  13. Made in America: Shinola Brand Gets a Reboot
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    Made in America: Shinola Brand Gets a Reboot

    Shinola, a new brand promoting domestic manufacturing, aims to bring cottage industry back to the factory spaces of Detroit.

    written by: Eujin Rhee
    06.13.13

  14. Man of Steel
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    Man of Steel

    The Seattle prince of architectural gizmos is branching out into a new line of hardware fashioned from bars and pipes.

    written by: J. Michael Welton
    10.02.12

  15. Marcel Wanders
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    Marcel Wanders

    “It’s a mess up here.” Marcel Wanders is talking about his brain, and the necessary disorder of an open mind in design. “Philosophy is not one truth, but thousands of truths...

    written by: Jane Szita
    photos by: Adam Broomberg
    01.19.09

  16. Margaux Keller
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    Margaux Keller

    Margaux Keller has come a long way since age 13, redecorating her room by arranging furniture and “pinning stuff on the walls.” She decided then, as a teenager growing up in Geneva, Switzerland, to...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    04.03.14

  17. Maria João Arnaud
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    Maria João Arnaud

    “At London Design Festival, I really fell for Maria João Arnaud’s hand-printed Friendship Mountains textiles.”

    written by: Aaron Britt
    04.24.12

  18. Marina Dragomirova
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    Marina Dragomirova

    Marina Dragomirova studied graphic and interior design in her native Bulgaria before decamping for London, where she landed in the products-design program at the Royal College of Art and interned...

    written by: William Lamb
    04.03.14

  19. Max Lipsey
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    Max Lipsey

    Max Lipsey always begins his design process by holding a material in his bare hands. He then pushes it, massages it, and experiments with it. “Before I even sketch, I need to get to know the...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    04.23.12

  20. McLeod Kredell: Locavore Architects in Vermont
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    McLeod Kredell: Locavore Architects in Vermont

    Taking a down-to-earth, locavore approach to architecture, the firm McLeod Kredell brings modernism to the traditional region of New England.

    written by: Jacqueline Leahy
    03.14.14

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