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  1. MAIK's Experimental Danish Design
    A Great Idea

    MAIK's Experimental Danish Design

    Pronounced "make," MAIK is an experimental Danish design brand founded in 2009 by Andreas Sachse and Rune Rex. I spotted it when I was in Copenhagen last fall and although it was closed, I was able...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    04.02.12

  2. Cafe Trays by David Rasmussen Design
    Product

    Cafe Trays by David Rasmussen Design

    Colorado-based designer David Rasmussen recently released a line of wooden cafe trays that is the perfect blend of modern-meets-craft. What started out as a small commission for a local restaurant...

    written by: Diana Budds
    04.09.12

  3. Accessories from Schoolhouse Electric
    Post

    Accessories from Schoolhouse Electric

    I have always associated the Portland-based company Schoolhouse Electric solely with classic, vintage-inspired lighting, and only recently discovered that they sell much more than that in their...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    04.10.12

  4. Colour Makes People Happy
    Shops

    Colour Makes People Happy

    Located on a quiet suburban street in South London, the shop Colour Makes People Happy is painted in a surprisingly subtle shade of sage green. Rainbow colored signage adorns the windows and a...

    written by: Ali Morris
    04.11.12

  5. Fire in the Home 101
    Design 101

    Fire in the Home 101

    Taming fire was humankind’s first and most critical step toward its mastery of the material world. About 400,000 years ago, our ancestors learned to harness the flame, setting us on the...

    written by: Patrick Di Justo
    04.11.12

  6. Hau Tree Lanai in Honolulu
    Travel Reports

    Hau Tree Lanai in Honolulu

    I was in Honolulu, Hawaii, last week to talk at a green design conference, and in my two quick days there I was able to see a few of the sights. Though I managed to eat at some trendy, and rather...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    04.13.12

  7. Propeller Island Hotel, Berlin
    Hotels

    Propeller Island Hotel, Berlin

    In 1997, musician Lars Storschen started renting out rooms in his house to supplement his income. Bored with the idea of a traditional guest room, Storschen created different themes for each of the...

    written by: Olivia Martin
    04.14.12

  8. Friday Finds 04.20.12
    Week in Review

    Friday Finds 04.20.12

    On this Friday, we share a residence in Whistler, a wind map of the United States, a project that pays homage to Miami's now-demolished Orange Bowl, and more. Scroll down for the full story.

    written by: Diana Budds
    04.20.12

  9. Ventura Lambrate Trumps in Milan
    Travel Reports

    Ventura Lambrate Trumps in Milan

    For the second year running, Milan’s Zona Tortona feels more like Zona Tortura, a nightclub dotted with big brand showrooms, than the former creative epicenter of the Salone furniture fair...

    written by: Shonquis Moreno
    photos by: Shonquis Moreno
    04.20.12

  10. Salone 2012: EuroCucina
    Food

    Salone 2012: EuroCucina

    This year, at almost every stall at Eurocucina we felt at home, noticing a serious trend in kitchens and living rooms coming together. Whether the consequence of our shrinking urban environments,...

    written by: Alexandra Polier
    04.24.12

  11. The Modern Honolulu
    Hotels

    The Modern Honolulu

    In early April I was invited out to Honolulu to give a talk at the Hawaii Build and Buy Green Expo, an offer I could hardly refuse. And wanting to be as close to the Hawaiian Convention Center as I...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    04.25.12

  12. New Summer Colors from Heath Ceramics
    Product

    New Summer Colors from Heath Ceramics

    I was in the Heath Ceramics shop in Los Angeles this past weekend, borrowing a few pieces for a photo shoot, and I spotted their lovely new Summer Collection, a limited-edition series of new colors...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    04.26.12

  13. I'm A Kombo's Social Act
    Food

    I'm A Kombo's Social Act

    Delicious high-concept food? A homey setting? Stylish crowd? Denmark, Denmark, Denmark? Yup, this video from crane.tv on the itinerant dinner series The Social Act by the Danish chefs at I'm a...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    04.27.12

  14. Friday Finds 05.04.12
    Week in Review

    Friday Finds 05.04.12

    Editor Real Talk, a Ryan Gosling–like meme featuring econospeak, a young design company out of New Zealand, and more in this installment of Friday Finds. 

    written by: Diana Budds
    05.04.12

  15. Coffee Break: San Francisco's The Mill
    Food

    Coffee Break: San Francisco's The Mill

    Although we usually focus on completed projects, it is equally interesting to check in during construction to see how a space develops. Things that our memories smooth over post-construction, like...

    written by: Olivia Martin
    05.14.12

  16. Encuentro Guadalupe, Mexico
    Hotels

    Encuentro Guadalupe, Mexico

    In recent years, Baja’s Valle de Guadalupe, only an hour and a half from the San Diego airport and 40 minutes from Ensenada, has emerged as Mexico’s wine country. In order to showcase the best that...

    photos by: Luis Garcia
    05.14.12

  17. ICFF 2012: New from Black + Blum
    Product

    ICFF 2012: New from Black + Blum

    Two products we really loved from the ICFF show floor came courtesy of Londoners Dan Black and Martin Blum: Thermo Pot and Eau Good. The former merges practicality and aesthetics in a smart cork...

    written by: Diana Budds
    05.20.12

  18. Local Fundraising
    Profiles

    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

  19. John Lautner's Desert Rose
    Hotels

    John Lautner's Desert Rose

    Two Los Angeles designers resuscitate a down-at-the-heel John Lautner building—and give architecture fans a chance to spend the night in a mid-century gem.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    photos by: Dan Chavkin
    05.27.12

  20. Q&A with Herman Miller's Marg Mojzak
    Interviews

    Q&A with Herman Miller's Marg Mojzak

    Whether our recent essay "The Real Cost of Rip-Offs" got you thinking about the dark side of the knockoff industry—or left you unfazed and unconvinced—we'd like to continue...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    05.30.12

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