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Intelligent Design

The future of the office is about 
providing a balanced response to 
the environment and the person 
in the office—–or at home, in the park, 
on a plane, or wherever the “office” happens to be.
January 28, 2009
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The distinction between professional 
and personal life has blurred.
January 28, 2009
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The conventional version of the
open-plan office is now regarded as a failure.
January 28, 2009
The butchers at Drewes Bros. Meats put chef's knives to the test and hand you the one that's cut above the rest.

Butcher Josh Epple Reviews 7 Chef's Knives

With our airwaves packed with celebrity chefs, Americans are proving to have a solid appetite for what Julia Child would call cuisine—at least on television.
January 28, 2009
Architect Thom Faulders dubbed this Potrero Hill home renovation and expansion the Deform House because the pattern of lines on the ceiling “visually deforms the ceiling plane into a shifting presence of valleys and bulges.”

Cutting Edge

Asked to design a space for an art collector whose body and walls were already covered in decoration, architect Thom Faulders capped off the project by creating a piece of art out of an often-overlooked canvas: the ceiling.
January 26, 2009
“The ‘I don’t know it’s there, so I don’t have to care’ approach is fine with a pacemaker," says Marcel Wanders. "But a good chair you feel in your heart.”

Marcel Wanders

“It’s a mess up here.” Marcel Wanders is talking about his brain, and the necessary disorder of an open mind in design. “Philosophy is not one truth, but thousands of truths. You don’t have to believe in just one thing. When you choose one idea, you close yourself to the rest.”
January 19, 2009
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Jason F. McLennan reviews 5 eco-toilets

Victorian technology has no business being the receptacle for your business. It’s time to outmode the common commode.
January 15, 2009
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Womens et Womanus

Meet three women who are helping keep MIT’s architecture program—America’s first—at the forefront of design innovation.
January 2, 2009