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  1. A Desert Blooms: A Middle Eastern Park Plan Breaks the Mold
    Green

    A Desert Blooms: A Middle Eastern Park Plan Breaks the Mold

    How do you design green space that can withstand Abu Dhabi’s heat? Thomas Heatherwick listened to the desert.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    05.16.14

  2. Estonian Designer’s Tiny Geometric Cabin
    Outdoor

    Estonian Designer’s Tiny Geometric Cabin

    Designer-inventor Jaanus Orgusaar’s modular, hexagonal housing concept creates space in geometric patterns.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    02.26.14

  3. Gorgeous New Kitchen Appliances with a Handle on Technology
    Product

    Gorgeous New Kitchen Appliances with a Handle on Technology

    These Italian-designed kitchen-tech tools are part of the Internet of Things We Covet.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    05.07.14

  4. Desk Typography: A Font Based on the Open Office Plan
    In The Modern World

    Desk Typography: A Font Based on the Open Office Plan

    French designer Benoit Challand designs a cubicle-based font that dares you to rearrange the office.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    04.23.14

  5. 8 Products for Indoor and Urban Gardening
    Green

    8 Products for Indoor and Urban Gardening

    At this point in the planting season, your friends and neighbors may already have neatly arranged rows of starter plants in their backyard, or pots on their balcony starting to sprout CSA-worthy...

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    06.12.14

  6. Innovative Workspaces Across Chicago
    Post

    Innovative Workspaces Across Chicago

    New Zealand’s Studio Magazine goes behind the doors of Windy City design firms to see how the city's creatives work.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    03.04.14

  7. The History of the Modern Workspace
    Books

    The History of the Modern Workspace

    Power dynamics, economic upheaval, and design thinking: cubicles aren’t just a Dilbert punch line.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    04.20.14

  8. Swingtones: Musical Swings Built by Kids
    Outdoor

    Swingtones: Musical Swings Built by Kids

    At a summer camp with power tools, the campers helped design their own amusement: a set of musical swings.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    03.24.14

  9. Easy, Indoor Gardening for City Dwellers
    Green

    Easy, Indoor Gardening for City Dwellers

    Starting with an origami-inspired microgreen kit, two brothers want to bring your garden inside.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    05.06.14

  10. A Dutch Designer's Modern Chicken Coop
    Outdoor

    A Dutch Designer's Modern Chicken Coop

    Ton Matton’s chicken coop—a sly protest against European agriculture laws—is getting second looks for its urban-meets-rural aesthetic.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    03.02.14

  11. Modern Live/Work Space in a Former Chicago Funeral Home
    Renovation

    Modern Live/Work Space in a Former Chicago Funeral Home

    A gut rehab turns a quixotic old building into a model live-work space near Wicker Park.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    06.22.14

  12. Tiny Vacation Shelters in the French Countryside
    Outdoor

    Tiny Vacation Shelters in the French Countryside

    La Nuage, a system of waystations in Bourdeaux, France, lets hikers live in the cloud.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    03.12.14

  13. 13 Inspiring Coworking Spaces
    Latest

    13 Inspiring Coworking Spaces

    Kiss the cube goodbye; these collective offices add flair to the freelance life.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    07.10.14

  14. Modern Cottage Renovation in Michigan
    Renovation

    Modern Cottage Renovation in Michigan

    A sagging ranch house is reborn as a spacious cabin with a soaring roof in Harbert, Michigan.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    09.02.14

  15. Elevated 606 Park Will Transform Chicago
    Green

    Elevated 606 Park Will Transform Chicago

    A decade in the making, an unused 2.7-mile rail line is set to become Chicago's great new park.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    09.18.14

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