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  1. Editor’s Choice: Amanda Dameron’s Book List
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    Editor’s Choice: Amanda Dameron’s Book List

    What books does the editor of a high-profile modern home design magazine read? Designers & Books went to Amanda Dameron, editor in chief of Dwell Media, to find out. “Last year I moved from the...

    02.22.13

  2. Standing Room Only: The Vignelli Subway Map
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    Standing Room Only: The Vignelli Subway Map

    This Tuesday, we hopped a train for Brooklyn Heights. Destination: The New York Transit Museum, where a talk about the historic Vignelli subway map was being held. If you haven’t yet been, take...

    written by: Sara Carpenter
    03.01.13

  3. Row on 25th: Affordable Housing Development in Houston
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    Row on 25th: Affordable Housing Development in Houston

    By taking advantage of economies of scale, a Houston native and a pair of mod-minded developers team up to create nine affordable row houses in the Houston Heights.

    written by: Dan Oko
    photos by: Jack Thompson
    01.11.13

  4. Kickstarter of the Week: The New Black
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    Kickstarter of the Week: The New Black

    For our first Kickstarter of the week, we leave aside all the gizmos, gadgets, and destined-for-the-gift-shop design so common on the crowdsourcing site in favor of a rather more ambitious project....

    written by: Aaron Britt
    03.25.13

  5. Kickstarter of the Week: Silver Gelatin Prints
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    Kickstarter of the Week: Silver Gelatin Prints

    Face it, most of the reason for giving to a Kickstarter campaign is to get something in return. You're not a philanthropist, you're an investor. And though that dynamic certainly still exists when...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    04.18.13

  6. Spirit of Space's Architectural Films
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    Spirit of Space's Architectural Films

    Not long ago we posted Chicago-based architectural film company Spirit of Space's great pair video's on architect Steven Holl's Daeyang Gallery and Home in Seoul. We were so taken with their work,...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    05.03.13

  7. Kickstarter of the Week: EarthBaked Footware
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    Kickstarter of the Week: EarthBaked Footware

    Call us green and groovy, but we were charmed by industrial designer Steve Boynton's idea for this lasts-a-mere-90-days bit of footwear. Made from wool and rubber, EarthBaked shoes are intended to...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    05.09.13

  8. Kickstarter of the Week: MOLEHOUSE Frames for Sketchbooks
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    Kickstarter of the Week: MOLEHOUSE Frames for Sketchbooks

    This week we're throwing our Kickstarter weight behind designer Colton Corry's MOLEHOUSE frames. Made expressly for displaying what's in your sketchbook—Moleskine or otherwise—these simple, sturdy...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    07.19.13

  9. Modern Furniture Kids Can Draw On
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    Modern Furniture Kids Can Draw On

    How many design-minded parents have cried out in terror as their Sharpie-wielding toddler angles through the left-ajar baby gate and heads directly for the Womb chair? Fear not, gentle parents, for...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    06.10.13

  10. Kickstarter of the Week: From Sea to Shining Sea
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    Kickstarter of the Week: From Sea to Shining Sea

    FIlmmaker and landscape architect Evan Mather has already produced a small clutch of great films about the built environment. We showed his excellent "A Necessary Ruin" about the Union Tank Car...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    04.23.13

  11. 5 Latin American Design Destinations
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    5 Latin American Design Destinations

    Should your summer travels take you south of the border, we've rounded up all the architecture and design hotspots in this quintet of Latin American city guides. From Mexico City to Lima, here's...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    07.02.13

  12. 9 Amazing Modern Houses by Paul Archer
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    9 Amazing Modern Houses by Paul Archer

    We're big fans of British architect Paul Archer, so much so that we ran a story on the incredible Green Orchard house he designed for his parents in our June 2013 issue. Naturally we were thrilled...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    06.14.13

  13. European Vacation: 5 Capitals of Design
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    European Vacation: 5 Capitals of Design

    Headed back to good old Europe this summer for some design-driven travel? Our city guides offer an insider's view of what you should not miss as your travels take you from Paris to Helsinki and...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    07.01.13

  14. Things Come Apart by Todd McLellan
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    Things Come Apart by Todd McLellan

    In last week's Friday Finds, photo director Anna Alexander clued us into the amazing work of photographer Todd McLellan. His new book Things Come Apart is an astounding work of deconstruction, both...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    05.08.13

  15. Super Sydney: 5 Modern Houses Down Under
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    Super Sydney: 5 Modern Houses Down Under

    Skip the Sydney Opera House and click through these five amazing abodes in Australia's biggest city.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    07.20.13

  16. Asia Now: The Continent's Best Cities for Design
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    Asia Now: The Continent's Best Cities for Design

    We love nothing more than hitting the road in search of the best in global design. Here's our tour of five Asian cities that architecture fans can't afford to miss.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    07.03.13

  17. America's Top Design Destinations
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    America's Top Design Destinations

    We're hitting the road and touring the best architecture and design in the U S of A. With stops as varied as Honolulu and Portland, Maine, this trek through best design our fair cities has to offer...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    07.01.13

  18. Best Eames Videos
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    Best Eames Videos

    Charles and Ray Eames need little introduction. The husband-and-wife team are lions of mid-century design, helping define what mid-century America would look like, feel like, and value. They also...

    03.22.13

  19. Artists' Rug Exhibition at Atelier Courbet
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    Artists' Rug Exhibition at Atelier Courbet

    Vladimir Kagan and Frank Gehry join French modern masters in a new rug exhibition at Atelier Courbet Master Craftsman Gallery in Nolita.

    written by: Alexandra Polier
    03.10.14

  20. Art and Tech Worlds Collide in 5th Annual Seven on Seven Conference
    In The Modern World

    Art and Tech Worlds Collide in 5th Annual Seven on Seven Conference

    Walking into Rhizome’s Seven on Seven art and technology conference in New York City last Saturday, May 3, 2014, was like arriving to an intimate dinner party an hour late. The project pairs seven...

    written by: Alexandra Polier
    05.08.14

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