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  1. "Sustainism": the New Modernism?
    Books

    "Sustainism": the New Modernism?

    Honestly, when the book Sustainism is the New Modernism: A Cultural Manifesto for the Sustainist Era (D.A.P. / Distributed Art Publishers, New York) first crossed my desk, I wasn't sure how to...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    04.04.11

  2. 101 Renting
    Design 101

    101 Renting

    The American Dream, some say, is all about owning a home. Here's how you can live the dream without the picket fence or the mortgage.

    written by: Heather Wagner
    11.16.11

  3. 2012 Color of the Year: Tangerine
    Product

    2012 Color of the Year: Tangerine

    Pantone, no longer relegated to color wheels for art directors, makes a splash each December with the company's pick for imminent Color of the Year. For 2012, the shade that will "provide the...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    12.09.11

  4. A Clean Break
    --Done Right

    A Clean Break

    Your fiancé’s place is ten times nicer than yours and you’re planning on moving in. If only you could get out of your lease.

    written by: Heather Wagner
    11.16.11

  5. AC/DC on Rochester Castle
    House Tours

    AC/DC on Rochester Castle

    Okay, okay, this is a pretty blatant act of movie-meets-architecture branding, but man oh man I'm a total sucker for this amazing animation that somehow marries Iron Man 2, AC/DC, and a 12th...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    08.30.11

  6. Adventures on Craigslist
    --Done Right

    Adventures on Craigslist

    No, not those kind of adventures, Mr. Casual Encounters. We’re talking about house hunting.

    written by: Heather Wagner
    11.16.11

  7. An Afternoon with Milton Glaser
    Interviews

    An Afternoon with Milton Glaser

    Meeting design legend Milton Glaser was one of those classic moments that can only happen in New York City. I was having lunch with Alan Heller—the man behind the furniture manufacturing...

    05.26.11

  8. An Introduction to Building Codes
    Design 101

    An Introduction to Building Codes

    Fuss all you like about sprinklers and guardrails, we need building codes. Here's how to get your architect to play along.

    written by: Dan Maginn
    09.29.11

  9. An Introduction to Renting
    Design 101

    An Introduction to Renting

    The American Dream, some say, is all about owning a home. Here’s how you can live the dream without the picket fence or the mortgage.

    written by: Heather Wagner
    11.16.11

  10. Anthony Burrill

    Anthony Burrill’s persuasive, up-beat illustration and design has been commissioned by cultural, social and commercial clients around the world from New York, to London to Tokyo. He has al...

    01.23.11

  11. Barcelona, Day One
    Travel Reports

    Barcelona, Day One

    When the plane's wheels touched ground this morning at 7am, it was still dark in Barcelona. We, a motley crew of design-website editors, had just spent a long eight hours flying over the Atlantic...

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    photos by: Amanda Dameron
    01.26.11

  12. Barcelona, Day Two
    Travel Reports

    Barcelona, Day Two

    On our second day in Barcelona, fueled by café con leche and enough jamon to kill a horse, we excitedly settled into a breakneck tour of modern Catalan design and architecture. From Gaudi...

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    photos by: Amanda Dameron
    01.29.11

  13. Beach Reading
    Books

    Beach Reading

    Looking for a little light literature to while away the hours? We suggest a quartet of (fictional) titles for the design minded.

    written by: Heather Wagner
    06.14.11

  14. Beer Craft Winners
    Dwell on Design

    Beer Craft Winners

    In anticipation of the talk at Dwell on Design given by writer William Bostwick and designer Jessi Rymill of the excellent home brew/beer nerd book Beer Craft, we decided to give away a handful of...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    07.06.11

  15. Beer Craft: A Guide to Homebrew
    Books

    Beer Craft: A Guide to Homebrew

    William Bostwick and Jessi Rymill's new book Beer Craft: A Simple Guide to Making Great Beer is like Mark Bittman's How to Cook Everything—just for homebrew hobbyists. In the book, the writer...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    05.19.11

  16. Beer: The Designs of Drinking
    Books

    Beer: The Designs of Drinking

    Wine labels have recently received acclaim for their more astute designs so its high time beer branders were awarded the same salute. A new coffee table-topper from Chronicle Books, Beer: A Genuine...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    01.20.11

  17. Behind the Scenes: Knoll Textiles
    Event Spotlight

    Behind the Scenes: Knoll Textiles

    Many a modern-design enthusiast can spot a Cesca side chair and say it was designed by Marcel Breuer. But, were it upholstered in Digit fabric, few could name the textile designer. (Answer: Suzanne...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    05.26.11

  18. Compostmodern: Sustainable Future

    Compostmodern: Sustainable Future

    Presented by AIGA San Francisco, Compostmodern is an interdisciplinary design conference dedicated to transforming products, industries and lives through sustainable design choices. A diverse group...

    01.18.11

  19. Crafting Modernism

    Crafting Modernism

    Crafting Modernism covers a 25-year period that begins with the craftsman-designers of the 1940s and 1950s, and concludes in 1969 with innovative works that upended traditional concepts of craft,...

    09.10.11

  20. Crap = Good
    Post

    Crap = Good

    This morning I came across a terrific new design blog with a clean, if quirky, aesthetic. Crap = Good is rather a strange name for a blog, and I confess that I can't totally fathom their...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    05.03.11

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