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  1. 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

  2. Free City Shop, Los Angeles
    Shops

    Free City Shop, Los Angeles

    Nina Garduno recently opened her shop Free City—a mix between an actual store and a design commune–on Highland Avenue in Hollywood. She started the company in 2002, inspired by her ...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    11.01.10

  3. Shipping Container Retail Design
    A Great Idea

    Shipping Container Retail Design

    I wish I could see this cool new pop-up shop in person, but alas, it's in Manhattan and only until October 31. It's the first (albeit temporary) retail store for fashion designer Richard Chai, set...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    10.22.10

  4. Fritz Hansen on Knockoffs and Authentic Design
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    Fritz Hansen on Knockoffs and Authentic Design

    In recent years, the Danish furniture company Fritz Hansen has taken aggressive measures to protect their products against knockoffs and counterfeits across the globe. They have rounded up and...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    06.13.12

  5. Lerival's Architect-Designed Furniture
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    Lerival's Architect-Designed Furniture

    Lerival, a design house that bridges contemporary furniture and architecture, was founded by Dominique Gonfard and James Coombes in late 2008. They founded the company aiming to push the boundaries...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    10.14.10

  6. Room & Board Finds

    Room & Board Finds

    Last week I took a little bus trip down to San Francisco's Design District to have a peek at what's new, and fairly new, from mod furniture purveyor Room & Board. I met up with Joe Darling who...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    02.09.10

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. Best Wood Kitchen Products

    Best Wood Kitchen Products

    From sustainable bamboo and ipe to classic American hardwoods, wood's durability and beauty is undeniable. Here, a selection of some of our favorite wooden kitchen products.

    04.02.13

  10. A Visit to HAY Copenhagen
    Travel Reports

    A Visit to HAY Copenhagen

    I just returned to the office from a trip to Copenhagen spent reporting a handful of stories for the magazine and scouting future projects. A highlight of the trip was my visit to HAY, a fantastic...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    11.15.11

  11. To the Letter
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    To the Letter

    In this digital age, invitations arrive in our inboxes and are promptly deleted. Luckily, there’s Greer, a Chicago stationery depot that’s dedicated to ink and paper created by...

    photos by: Nathan Kirkman
    08.24.12

  12. Why You Should Send a Thank You Card
    Interviews

    Why You Should Send a Thank You Card

    In the story "To the Letter" in our September 2012 issue, we visited Chandra Greer at Greer, her Chicago shop dedicated to all things paper. A purveyor of stationery, pens, pencils,...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Nathan Kirkman
    09.07.12

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. Park Life, San Francisco
    Travel Reports

    Park Life, San Francisco

    I was in San Francisco's Inner Richmond neighborhood a few days ago, and stopped by one of my favorite shops: Park Life, a cool and highly unconventional gallery and shop. It opened in 2006, the...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    10.19.10

  16. Protect and Conserve
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    Protect and Conserve

    Driven by “an evangelical zeal to save things,” Adam Hills and Maria Speake artfully repurpose landfill-bound materials at their London architectural salvage and design business,...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    photos by: Ben Anders
    01.07.12

  17. Eco-Friendly Holiday Cards
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    Eco-Friendly Holiday Cards

    I've known about Paperless Post for a while now; this past wedding season, a handful of Save-the-Dates arrived in my email inbox rather than in my mailbox. It struck me as a great idea, and...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    12.07.10

  18. Ladles Not Labels
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    Ladles Not Labels

    Fed up with men's fashion, Rachel Wythe-Moran and Simon Watkins of East London's Labour and Wait cooked up a plan to align their creative instincts and passion for practical design.

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    02.02.10

  19. Terrariums by Botany Factory
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    Terrariums by Botany Factory

    Browsing through the San Francisco shop General Store recently, I noticed some highly covetable, bulbous glass globes filled with tiny succulents: terrariums by the local designer Katie Goldman...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    10.19.10

  20. 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

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