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  1. Designed for Play
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    Designed for Play

    Some of my earliest memories are of playgrounds: launching myself into a pit of plastic balls outside a fast-food restaurant in New York and whizzing down (and scratching my arm) on the horrifying...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    07.21.10

  2. Danny Seo's "Upcycling"
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    Danny Seo's "Upcycling"

    In a new book out this August, upcycling ace Danny Seo guides readers through the craft of taking trash and everyday objects and transforming them into "better, brighter, and cooler things....

    written by: Diana Budds
    06.02.11

  3. Czech Mid-Century Children's Table

    Czech Mid-Century Children's Table

    Created in 1960s Czechoslovakia, this spruce set features a black-laminate top, red enameled sides, and comes with three seventeen-inch-tall stools. Unfortunately the designer is unknown.

    $3700.00

  4. Composite Index
    My House

    Composite Index

    Corporate high-flyers and admitted neat freaks Bruce Thatcher and Kirsty Leighton couldn’t handle the chaos anymore. With two small boys and demanding jobs (he works in hedge funds, she&rsquo...

    written by: Nicola Twilley
    photos by: Matthew Williams
    01.11.10

  5. Circle House

    Circle House

    Pros We wish more grown-up homes had the simple, no-frills good looks of Royce’s design—–but then again, most American houses aren’t “inspired by Scandinavian fishing ...

    $1299.00

  6. Child's Rocker

    Child's Rocker

    Though not attributed to a particular designer, this circa-1952 plywood-and-painted-wood piece found a place in the Museum of Modern Art's permanent collection. It was designed for and manufactured...

  7. Building the Maxon House: Week 12
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    Building the Maxon House: Week 12

    In our latest Backstory series, Seattleite Lou Maxon recounts the thrills and trials of ditching the suburbs, buying property, and designing and building a modern house with Tom...

    written by: Lou Maxon
    05.18.11

  8. Breuer Side Chair B33 1/2

    Breuer Side Chair B33 1/2

    Created in 1929, this tubular steel-and-canvas chair was manufactured in Vienna for Gebruder Thonet. Creating quite the sensation for its lack of arms or conventional legs, the B33 was among the...

  9. Boston in Your Hands
    Travel Reports

    Boston in Your Hands

    The latest Play Date at Boston's Institute of Contemporary Art was held last weekend, to much applause and hands-on revelry in the spirit of planning. Titled 'Design a City: Boston In Your Hands'...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    06.09.10

  10. Bookshelf Basics
    Books

    Bookshelf Basics

    Classic or contemporary, these titles are guaranteed to appeal to burgeoning bookworms of the modernist sort.

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    07.29.11

  11. Bold Color, Small Space: The Min Loft

    Bold Color, Small Space: The Min Loft

    Craig and Jean Min, owners of LA Mill coffee boutique in Los Angeles, share their story of using a vibrant palette to enliven their temporary home—a 950-square-foot downtown loft apartment...

    07.29.09

  12. Bojesen Rocking Horse

    Bojesen Rocking Horse

    Danish designer Kay Bojesen, best known for his menagerie of carved-wood animals, created this solid-beech rocking horse in 1951 for Rosendahl, who recently reissued the piece (albeit with smaller...

    $1200.00

  13. Beyond123

    Beyond123

    Beyond123 is a purveyor of innovative and high-quality toys, gifts, and educational items. The company was launched as a partnership with Westermann Lernspiel GmbH, one of the largest educational...

    09.04.13

  14. Bentwood Stegner Chairs

    Bentwood Stegner Chairs

    These swiveling and sturdy multi-ply steam-bent wood chairs were created by German furniture designer Adam Stegner and were produced by Pagholz Flototto in the 1950s. They bear the manufacturer's...

    $1800.00

  15. Beneath the Surface: Corian® in Healthcare

    Beneath the Surface: Corian® in Healthcare

    For the second video in our series exploring the versatility of DuPont™ Corian®, we delve into the use of the material in the healthcare sector. Speaking to medical professionals and children's...

    06.27.11

  16. Baltimore Tree House
    Outdoor

    Baltimore Tree House

    The wooden structure next to Laurie and Peter Stubbs' house outside Baltimore is made out of trees and is nestled in the woods but it isn't technically a tree house. "The trees here are...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    12.04.09

  17. Austin's Casis Elementary School Teaching Garden
    Outdoor

    Austin's Casis Elementary School Teaching Garden

    Architect Burton Baldridge donated his services to Casis Elementary, his daughter’s large public school in Austin, Texas, to design and build an outdoor classroom that would augment an organic...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    photos by: Casey Dunn
    02.27.14

  18. Auction: Vintage Mod for Kids
    Event Spotlight

    Auction: Vintage Mod for Kids

    Step right up! For your little budding design buff, there’s an amazing – and rather large – lot of vintage modern furniture for children (and of course, their design-crazy parents...

    written by: Jennifer McKinley
    12.15.10

  19. And the Playhaus Winner Is...
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    And the Playhaus Winner Is...

    We joined James Hardie in the sandbox and tasked Dwellers to wow us with renderings of fantastical funhouses for the mini design enthusiasts in the making. Whether inspired by Bauhaus or Versailles...

    written by: Ralston O'Neill
    03.16.12

  20. An Introduction to Modern Playscapes
    Outdoor

    An Introduction to Modern Playscapes

    In honor of our family themed July/August issue, we've invited guest writer Paige Johnson, who spearheads the blog Playscapes, to share her perspective on some of the most innovative contemporary...

    written by: Paige Johnson
    07.11.11

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