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  1. And the coolcapitals Winner Is....
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    And the coolcapitals Winner Is....

    After a tough round of reviewing the top finalists' submissions, we are excited to present the winner of the coolcapitals.com design competition.

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    08.10.09

  2. Redesign Your Farmers' Market
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    Redesign Your Farmers' Market

    Now that you have all submitted your designs for the Reburbia competition and cast your vote for the Readers' Choice Award, you can turn direct your creative energy toward a new project. On Monday,...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    08.12.09

  3. Rent an Architectural Masterpiece
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    Rent an Architectural Masterpiece

    Ever wonder what it would be like to live in a house designed by a world-class architect? The team behind the new venture Living Architecture lamented the fact that most people only experience...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    08.12.09

  4. Umbra Banana Split

    Umbra Banana Split

    Don’t let their thick skins fool you: Bananas are a delicate bunch, easily bruised on the road to ripeness. Banish the big brown soft spots with this special Split (sans ice cream) from Umbra...

    $16.00

  5. The New Old Commodore Hotel
    Hotels

    The New Old Commodore Hotel

    The Commodore Hotel in Astoria, Oregon (population 10,000) is not exactly conveniently located, tucked away near the ocean's edge at the mouth of the Columbia River. But the mysterious tale of the...

    written by: Charlotte West
    08.17.09

  6. Hungry? Print Yourself a Meal
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    Hungry? Print Yourself a Meal

    Every year Electrolux Design Lab runs a student competition for innovative household appliances, and every year the challenge draws out ideas that are both visionary in concept [verging on sci-fi]...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    08.27.09

  7. Regional Modern Real Estate Websites

    Regional Modern Real Estate Websites

    Take a look at our ever-evolving collection of realtors and real estate websites across the United States that specialize in mid-century modern listings. We're adding new resources every day, so...

    09.01.09

  8. Portland, Maine
    City Guide

    Portland, Maine

    Portland has long been a cultural outpost in New England, a hotspot for artists and longshoreman alike who crave the sophistication of the big city (65,000 people) while still retaining a...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    09.02.09

  9. Big Design in Little China
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    Big Design in Little China

    In downtown Los Angeles, nonprofit worker turned design-savvy entrepreneur Willard Ford turned the historic Kim Sing Theatre into a haven for modern furniture and design, now known as Ford&...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    09.02.09

  10. Design by Numbers
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    Design by Numbers

    Simon Alderson and Tony Cunninham of London–based high designer purveyors twentytwentyone talk kitsch versus collectible and the integrity of good design.

    written by: John Kachoyan
    09.02.09

  11. Architecture + Food = Stable Cafe
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    Architecture + Food = Stable Cafe

    San Francisco's Mission District is known for its vibrant and often contrasting cultures—Mexican paleta wagons share the sidewalk with Twittering hipsters slinging crème brulée,...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    09.11.09

  12. G 2832 SCi by Miele

    G 2832 SCi by Miele

    Stainless steel interior with stainless steel or custom front panel option / 41 dB / 298 kWh per year / Averages 5 gallons water per load / 67% better than NAECA energy-efficiency standards / $2...

    $3099.00

  13. DF261-760 by Gaggenau

    DF261-760 by Gaggenau

    Stainless steel interior with stainless steel or custom front panel option / 41 dB / 180 kWh per year / Averages 2.6 gallons water per load / 159% better than NAECA energy-efficiency standards.  

    $3049.00

  14. William T. Vollmann on Imperial
    Books

    William T. Vollmann on Imperial

    Presently on tour to support his massive new work Imperial, journalist, novelist and National Book Award winner for 2005's Europe Central, William T. Vollmann was recently in San Francisco.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    09.18.09

  15. Parking Day
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    Parking Day

    After lunch today I ambled down to Spur (San Francisco Planning + Urban Research Association) to see how they, and the Great Street Initiative, were celebrating Parking Day.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    09.18.09

  16. Live From London: Tea with Ella Doran
    Travel Reports

    Live From London: Tea with Ella Doran

    We celebrated the start of London Design Festival with tea and itty bitty cupcakes at British textile and surface designer Ella Doran's shop in East London. She is hosting There's No Place Like...

    written by: Charlotte West
    09.22.09

  17. Live from London: Lifestylebazaar
    Travel Reports

    Live from London: Lifestylebazaar

    I was thrilled to discover that East London is chock full of design do-gooders. The second stop of my tour of the Shoreditch design district was Lifestylebazaar, a home furnishing boutique filled...

    written by: Charlotte West
    09.22.09

  18. Live from London: Max Lamb
    Travel Reports

    Live from London: Max Lamb

    From commentary in The Incidental (a community-generated newsletter and website tracking the design buzz this week in the British capital) to a curated show of his father's pottery collection,...

    written by: Charlotte West
    09.23.09

  19. Live from London: Brompton District
    Travel Reports

    Live from London: Brompton District

    While the main venue hosting the 100% Design trade fair is at Earl's Court in West London, more than 200 events and exhibitions are scattered across the British capital during the nine-day London...

    written by: Charlotte West
    09.23.09

  20. Live from London: Non-Stop Pop-Up
    Travel Reports

    Live from London: Non-Stop Pop-Up

    I'm not sure whether “pop-up” is just a buzz word or a new trend, but the "pop-up" label has been slapped on sorts of events and venues across the British capital during...

    written by: Charlotte West
    09.25.09

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