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  1. FrancisFrancis! X5

    FrancisFrancis! X5

    Semi-automatic machine with a brass boiler. Takes both ESE pods and ground coffee. Available in a wide range of colors.

    $550.00

  2. Houston, Texas
    City Guide

    Houston, Texas

    Texas is known for propagating a "bigger is better" attitude. But even in Houston—the state’s oil and energy epicenter— residents are starting to understand the...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    05.06.09

  3. Architectural Trespassing
    Travel Reports

    Architectural Trespassing

    I alluded to it in an earlier post on my trip to Switzerland, but one of the highlights of the whole affair was an impromptu stop at Villa Le Lac, a small house Le Corbusier and his cousin Pierre...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    05.10.09

  4. Jim Starry on the Future of Travel
    --The Future of

    Jim Starry on the Future of Travel

    “We have to reconsider the basic structure of airports. If we land planes on an incline to assist in deceleration and have runways end on top of the terminals to eliminate the need for...

    05.11.09

  5. Richard Spencer on the Future of Travel
    --The Future of

    Richard Spencer on the Future of Travel

    “Sustainability and energy efficiency are extremely important. We’re already seeing a trend of pushing cars farther away from the terminals and improving access to public transit with...

    05.12.09

  6. Adam Wells on the Future of Travel
    --The Future of

    Adam Wells on the Future of Travel

    “There’s so much potential to improve airline travel in so many ways, and we’ve only just begun. We have the opportunity to make travel entertaining and pleasurable instead of...

    05.12.09

  7. 101 Airports
    Design 101

    101 Airports

    Modern air travel is about far more than merely making it from point A to point B. The journey is the destination, and we take a look at airport design and how terminals are evolving: which...

    written by: Tom Downs
    05.13.09

  8. An Introduction to Airport Design
    Design 101

    An Introduction to Airport Design

    As anyone who has been to Peru, 
or Bali, or Timbuktu can tell you, travel is not merely the experience of going
 somewhere. Travel design must convey a complex message: of place, of pleasure, of...

    written by: Tom Downs
    05.13.09

  9. Blimp My Ride
    A Great Idea

    Blimp My Ride

    A century ago giant airships—–blimps and zeppelins and such—–were considered the future of air transport, but with their safety called into question by the Hindenburg...

    written by: Tom Downs
    05.13.09

  10. Airport Design Gone Wrong
    --Done Wrong

    Airport Design Gone Wrong

    The challenge for airport designers is to consider the complex function of an airport and then cap it off with some truly striking architecture. Most airports get at least some of it right. Some...

    written by: Tom Downs
    05.13.09

  11. Gates of Heaven
    --Done Right

    Gates of Heaven

    Effective airport designs are often underappreciated, as it is easy to take them for granted when things go smoothly. You are comfortable, you find what you need, and you are not bored out of your...

    written by: Tom Downs
    05.13.09

  12. Canteen
    Food

    Canteen

    Great Britain has never had a reputation for great food—it is, after all, the nation where a dish called mushy peas is purportedly a good thing. But designer-cum-restaurant- entrepreneur...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    05.13.09

  13. Yellow Treehouse Restaurant
    Food

    Yellow Treehouse Restaurant

    In my endless trawling for new projects that meld food and design, I came across the Yellow Treehouse Restaurant—an architect-designed eatery near Auckland, New Zealand, perched over 30 feet...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    05.19.09

  14. Cabin Envy
    Design 101

    Cabin Envy

    I’m tired of hearing about the golden age 
of flight, that era when air hostesses (never hosts) wore Pucci uniforms, Pan Am logos adorned everything from complimentary socks to midtown...

    written by: Sam Grawe
    05.26.09

  15. Branding the Friendly Skies
    Design 101

    Branding the Friendly Skies

    In Barbara S. Peterson’s new book, Blue Streak: Inside JetBlue, the Upstart that Rocked an Industry, she recounts the rise of the design-meets-discount airline through the biography of its...

    written by: Dianna Dilworth
    05.26.09

  16. Putting the Motel in Hotels
    Design 101

    Putting the Motel in Hotels

    When design hotels first appeared in the ’80s, with their stylish bars, big-name designers, and excessive tariffs, many of us could have been forgiven for thinking that they were merely...

    written by: Iain Aitch
    05.26.09

  17. Back on Track
    Design 101

    Back on Track

    What is it about trains that gets kids going gaga? Undoubtedly it has much to do with their wheels of steel, whistles, and distinc- tive chugga-chugga sound.

    written by: Andrew Wagner
    05.26.09

  18. 2007: A Space Odyssey
    Design 101

    2007: A Space Odyssey

    Any cachet attached to the potential of space tourism was placed in dire straits when N’Sync heartthrob Lance Bass signed up to hitch a ride on a manned Russian rocket 
to the International...

    written by: Dianna Dilworth
    05.26.09

  19. The Bilbao Effect
    Design 101

    The Bilbao Effect

    In the last 15 years, many a postindustrial city has redefined itself as a design center. Glasgow after its year as European City ...

    written by: Jane Szita
    05.26.09

  20. 101 Travel
    Design 101

    101 Travel

    From trains to planes, see how travel is inextricably linked to design. Plus is Philippe Starck coming to a Motel 6 near you?

    written by: Sam Grawe
    05.27.09

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