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  1. Living Walls
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    Living Walls

    A tiny bit like the Renzo Piano-designed Pompidou Centre that wears its insides on its outside (pipes, ducts, all the 'ugly' stuff), this office building wears a garden.

    written by: Laure Joliet
    09.09.08

  2. Modern Memo Board
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    Modern Memo Board

    No matter how hard I try to live a life that's clutter free, it seems there's not really a way to eliminate the need for a place to tack things up where I can see them.

    written by: Laure Joliet
    09.17.08

  3. Mixed Signals
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    Mixed Signals

    Leave it to the French to have fun with something extraordinarily mundane.

    written by: Laure Joliet
    09.18.08

  4. Air France Terminal 2E
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    Air France Terminal 2E

    Flying from the Air France Terminal at LAX (which has been shifted out of the outdated Tom Bradley Terminal) and arriving in Paris at Terminal 2E is like moving from a basement into a penthouse...

    written by: Laure Joliet
    09.29.08

  5. Tools for Living
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    Tools for Living

    Just in time for budgets to shrink everywhere, Design Within Reach unveils their new Tools For Living line of impeccably designed everyday objects. All pieces that are much cheaper than a Saarinen...

    written by: Laure Joliet
    10.20.08

  6. New Color for Take-out
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    New Color for Take-out

    Bare fridges filled with nothing but hot sauce, a couple bottles of beer, and some old take-out will be getting a makeover with these porcelain versions of the classic to-go containers.

    written by: Laure Joliet
    10.25.08

  7. Green Dorm Design
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    Green Dorm Design

    When I was in college I lived in a cinder-block walled dorm room.  I'm not complaining, I went to a small art school and had a pretty large room that I only shared with one other person. I...

    written by: Laure Joliet
    11.07.08

  8. Looks Like We're Getting That Train
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    Looks Like We're Getting That Train

    The high speed rail system in France, called the TGV, has revolutionized travel within the country. Now it's easy to pop between Avignon and Paris in under 3 hours (a distance that used to be a 6-7...

    written by: Laure Joliet
    11.10.08

  9. Maharam Textiles at The Shade Store
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    Maharam Textiles at The Shade Store

    The Shade Store just launched a new collection of window treatments featuring fabrics from the archives of renowned textile manufacturer Maharam textiles.

    written by: Laure Joliet
    11.11.08

  10. Lighting It Up
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    Lighting It Up

    Perhaps the darker evenings are making me more sensitive to how beautiful light can be. I've been noticing innovative lighting and light installations all week.

    written by: Laure Joliet
    11.17.08

  11. Angela Adams for Architex
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    Angela Adams for Architex

    Angela Adams recently expanded her upbeat retro textile designs with more rugged and sustainable fabrics to help spruce up hospitals, office cubicles, and the outdoors.

    written by: Laure Joliet
    11.21.08

  12. iPod Accessory
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    iPod Accessory

    Four paper cups + two tooth picks + iPod with classic earbuds = affordable and modern looking DIY speakers.

    written by: Laure Joliet
    11.23.08

  13. MUJI and Thonet
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    MUJI and Thonet

    Just when you thought they couldn't get any cooler, Muji announces that they've joined up with Thonet to re-imagine the classic bentwood and Bauhaus chairs.

    written by: Laure Joliet
    11.24.08

  14. Modern Chicken Coop
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    Modern Chicken Coop

    With all the talk of chickens being kept as pets in urban areas, it's nice to know there's a modern chicken coop alternative.

    written by: Laure Joliet
    11.30.08

  15. Felt Up
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    Felt Up

    Felt has become the go-to material for crafters and modernists alike. And with the days turning shorter it only makes sense to cozy up to some simple felt pleasures.

    written by: Laure Joliet
    12.06.08

  16. LA Event: Succulent How To at Big Red Sun
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    LA Event: Succulent How To at Big Red Sun

    Succulents have been enjoying some time in the spotlight as eco friendly plants that take little water and even less care.  This weekend succulent mavens Big Red Sun will be hosting a holiday...

    written by: Laure Joliet
    12.12.08

  17. A Very Eames Christmas
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    A Very Eames Christmas

    Even if you can't pony up the cash to buy a living room full of iconic furniture by Charles and Ray Eames doesn't mean that there aren't some Eames-related stocking stuffers to splurge on.

    written by: Laure Joliet
    12.17.08

  18. Leah Evans Textiles
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    Leah Evans Textiles

    Leah Evans is in the business of quilt-making. But seeing as how her creations feature aerial photography, maps, and satellite imagery, they are definitely not your grandmother's quilts.

    written by: Laure Joliet
    12.25.08

  19. Compost Modern
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    Compost Modern

    With the new year comes new resolutions and a general resolve to do better. Perhaps at the top of many of our lists is the question of how to live more responsibly. This February's conference,...

    written by: Laure Joliet
    12.31.08

  20. Modern Correspondence
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    Modern Correspondence

    If one of your New Year's resolutions was to keep in better touch with family and friends, consider doing it in style the old fashioned way (you know—with paper, a pen, and an actual stamp?).

    written by: Laure Joliet
    01.12.09

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