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  1. The Future of Solar?
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    The Future of Solar?

    The Brooklyn–based start-up SMIT (Sustainably Minded Interactive Technology) was formed in 2005 by the brother and sister team of Samuel and Teresita Cochran. Their goal: to invent a hybrid...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    08.18.10

  2. Dyson Airblade
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    Dyson Airblade

    Several years ago, Dyson, the British company famed for its vacuum cleaners, made a foray into uncharted commercial territory. The result—the Dyson Airblade—is revolutionary for its...

    written by: Virginia Gardiner
    photos by: Leon Chew
    04.29.10

  3. An Introduction to Universal Design
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    An Introduction to Universal Design

    Mention universal design and see your companions’ eyes start glazing over. Though formally flashy chairs and posh penthouses may reside at the sexier end of the design world, universal design...

    written by: Graham Pullin
    02.09.10

  4. Aftertaste 4

    Aftertaste 4

    The School of Constructed Environments at Parsons The New School for Design presents AFTERTASTE 4, a two-day symposium organized this year around the theme “Moving In.” Featuring a...

    03.09.10

  5. Vapur Water Bottle Design

    Vapur Water Bottle Design

    VAPUR® a foldable, flexible, reusable eco-friendly water bottle is teaming up with Dwell magazine and Opportunity Green to sponsor the Vapur “Thirst For Design” Competition. The...

    07.15.10

  6. Invisible–The Origin of Product Identity

    Invisible–The Origin of Product Identity

    The 2010 Alvar Aalto Design Seminar focuses on the design process—something that does not show in the final product. Some questions that will be explored include: what goes into the design of...

    08.16.10

  7. An Introduction to Manufacturing
    Design 101

    An Introduction to Manufacturing

    If the design world feels like an endless  parade of products, then the gnashing maws of industrial production assuredly underpin it all. Take a look at how leading manufacturers make what...

    written by: Patrick Di Justo
    03.17.10

  8. Absolutely Fabricated
    Design 101

    Absolutely Fabricated

    We talked to a handful of movers and makers to see what's in store for the wider manufacturing world.

    03.26.10

  9. Omer Arbel
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    Omer Arbel

    Omer Arbel is a Vancouver–based architect and designer who creates spaces and objects in equal measure. Most recently he designed both the the medals for the 2010 Winter Olympics and and the...

    03.31.10

  10. Clover Lee and David Erdman
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    Clover Lee and David Erdman

    An installation currently on display at the SCI-Arc Gallery, Immuring by David Clovers, is championing the modern-day fresco.  Curious about the forms and the computational development behind...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    06.29.10

  11. James Dyson Award Finalists
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    James Dyson Award Finalists

    The James Dyson Award, which "seeks to single out the best in problem-solving student design," recently announced their regional finalists, selected from over 500 submission entries. The...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    08.13.10

  12. Erik Thorstensson on Creatables
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    Erik Thorstensson on Creatables

    Earlier this month I posted a little round-up of products by the recycling mavens behind the Swedish design firm Creatables. I've had a subsequent email exchange with Erik Thorstensson, one of...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    12.24.10

  13. Stephen Burks
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    Stephen Burks

    For years there’s been a divide between manufactured first-world luxury items and handmade third-world crafts, but industrial designer Stephen Burks believes that the future of design lies...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    01.06.10

  14. Sunny Memories
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    Sunny Memories

    Gathering solar energy doesn't need to be a process sequestered to the roof. To demonstrate the varied uses of a new dye solar cell invented at the University of Art and Design Lausanne (EPFL) in...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    04.17.10

  15. What is Modern? and Olivetti at DAM
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    What is Modern? and Olivetti at DAM

    This weekend, a new show opened at the Denver Art Museum that celebrates the forward-looking mentality of modern design as well as the industrial works of Olivetti. What is Modern? and Olivetti:...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    11.03.10

  16. Wall of Shame
    Design 101

    Wall of Shame

    It started out as a great idea: Do away with wet-plaster wall construction, which required multiple workers taking days or weeks to plaster a house (and weeks or months for the plaster to set). So,...

    03.26.10

  17. Marmitta Roaster from Kahler
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    Marmitta Roaster from Kahler

    Now that we're headlong into the thick of winter, and very well may have a little extra holiday cash to spend, little is more appealing that a hardy soup in a pulchritudinous pot. Designed in 2008...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    01.06.10

  18. Mold It, Cast It
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    Mold It, Cast It

    From the first copper frog cast in Mesopotamia, molding and casting has progressed a long way in the realm of architecture and design since 3200 BC. Here's a roundup of some of our favorite recent...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    04.27.10

  19. James Irvine

    James Irvine

    James Irvine (1958-2013) is one of the more prominent English industrial designers working today. Cutting his teeth at the Royal College of Art in London, Irvine began his career working as a...

    03.16.10

  20. Isamu Kenmochi

    03.15.10

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