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  1. Consumer Retorts
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    Consumer Retorts

    Chris Houston, the charmingly curmudgeonly owner of Modern Artifacts in San Francisco, is not your typical retailer. Though his shop is packed to the rafters with an eclectic and highly covetable...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    photos by: Chloe Aftel
    05.27.11

  2. Visiting H.D. Buttercup
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    Visiting H.D. Buttercup

    Without condoning knockoffs, let me say: It is a thrill to walk into a furniture shop and discover a slew of handsome and vaguely familiar-looking design pieces that I can actually afford. This was...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    05.17.11

  3. Furniture by Chadhaus
    Product of the Day

    Furniture by Chadhaus

    I recently discovered the work of Chadhaus, a four-year-old Seattle-based company that builds beautiful modern furniture from hardwoods and recycled steel sourced mostly in the Pacific Northwest....

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    04.29.11

  4. Colors of Iceland
    Travel Reports

    Colors of Iceland

    I just returned from a four-day trip to Reykjavik and am still filled with excitement. Though the sky was grey for most of my time in Iceland, the visit was anything but dark and gloomy. The colors...

    04.26.11

  5. Lomography Loves Japan
    Product of the Day

    Lomography Loves Japan

    Amid the flurry of creative efforts towards Japan fund-raising comes this latest offering: Lomography Loves Japan, a fleet of three special-edition 'analog' cameras from Lomography. Funds from...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    04.25.11

  6. Q&A with Coyuchi's Design Director
    Interviews

    Q&A with Coyuchi's Design Director

    Though my number-one dream job remains journalist and editor (lucky me!) a close second is textile and furniture designer (third place: documentary filmmaker). So I was excited about my recent...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    04.14.11

  7. Supernatural San Francisco
    Shops

    Supernatural San Francisco

    A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of attending a lunch thrown by Claudia Mahecha and Robert Allen, in celebration of the opening of their new Potrero Hill design showroom Supernatural. After...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    03.22.11

  8. Touring Toronto, Part 2
    Travel Reports

    Touring Toronto, Part 2

    I traveled to Toronto last week to serve on the curatorial committee of Twenty+Change, report a story, and check out the city's current design scene. Having already visited the TIFF Lightbox and...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Miyoko Ohtake
    03.18.11

  9. Wonderwall Archives 01
    Books

    Wonderwall Archives 01

    Back in 2009 we ran a conversation with Masamichi Katayama about the incredible Japanese retail design outfit Wonderwall. We only showed a handful of photos to go with it, but now with the...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    02.02.11

  10. Retail's Details
    Shops

    Retail's Details

    Few feelings equal the rush of shopping in the center of the universe with cold hard cash—–or credit—–burning a hole in the pocket. New York retail is so good, however, it...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    01.28.11

  11. ABC Carpet & Home: Annual Winter Sale

    ABC Carpet & Home: Annual Winter Sale

    Do not miss the last 3 days of  the annual winter sale at ABC Carpet & Home. Save up to 75% off original prices of select items at all store locations including Deray Beach, Florida and...

    01.28.11

  12. Yes Please More
    A Great Idea

    Yes Please More

    While the United States is leaps and bounds behind Europe when it comes to publicly funding the arts and design, the city of Denver and Yes Please More are doing their best to encourage creative...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    01.18.11

  13. Lost & Found in LA: Part 2
    Travel Reports

    Lost & Found in LA: Part 2

    If you liked what you saw in my previous report on Lost & Found in Los Angeles, then check out this slideshow: a roundup of owner Jamie Rosenthal's favorite items in the shop, along with her...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    01.17.11

  14. Lost & Found, Part 1
    Travel Reports

    Lost & Found, Part 1

    I spent last week in Los Angeles, exploring neighborhoods, poking around design shops, and hoping to finally understand how the various corners of the sprawling metropolis fit together. In between...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    01.06.11

  15. Anders Färdig
    Interviews

    Anders Färdig

    “I was born into this,” says Design House Stockholm CEO Anders Färdig of his work in the design industry. “I had no chance!” His father and godfather helmed venerable...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    12.23.10

  16. Modern Handbags

    Modern Handbags

    Handbags. You love them or you hate them. They can be a necessity, or they can be a bottomless pit of lost treasures. They can be a coveted piece that your favorite star is sporting, or they can be...

    written by: Leah King
    12.22.10

  17. eBay Picks

    eBay Picks

    Once upon a time, you used to have to dig through mountains of junk at swap meets, sift through dusty barns at estate sales, or luck out at a goodwill to find desirable collectibles. Nowadays all...

    written by: Sam Grawe
    12.15.10

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