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  1. Marimekko Tour
    Design 101

    Marimekko Tour

    Beyond a shining white foyer and a canteen infused with fragrant lunchtime aromas, Marimekko’s Helsinki headquarters hides a textile factory in its belly.

    written by: Shonquis Moreno
    01.31.09

  2. Rest Easy: 3 Eco-friendly Mattresses
    Product Reviews

    Rest Easy: 3 Eco-friendly Mattresses

    As the ill effects of many a mattress become crystal-clear, never before has the saying “You snooze, you lose” held more weight. Thankfully, there are some great options out there that...

    written by: Shonquis Moreno
    photos by: Dean Kaufman
    02.04.09

  3. J. Abbott Miller and Ellen Lupton
    Profiles

    J. Abbott Miller and Ellen Lupton

    "We thought design was this incredible discovery as a field, and yet no one was making it interesting. There was so much work to be done."

    written by: Shonquis Moreno
    photos by: Julian Broad
    02.26.09

  4. 101 Renovation
    Design 101

    101 Renovation

    The agony and ecstasy of home renovations, featuring case studies, caveats, and true confessions.

    written by: Shonquis Moreno
    02.26.09

  5. 6 Illuminating Reading Lamps
    Product Reviews

    6 Illuminating Reading Lamps

    If your manuscript is far from being illuminated, it’s time to drop the task at hand and find a new lamp to read by.

    written by: Shonquis Moreno
    03.18.09

  6. Just Browsing
    --The Future of

    Just Browsing

    Personal devices are the new frontier for shops peddling their wares. Have a look at how your toddler will shop.

    written by: Shonquis Moreno
    11.06.10

  7. Glass Appeal
    --Done Right

    Glass Appeal

    There’s a fine art to getting you to gape—one that shop-window designers of all stripes must learn.

    written by: Shonquis Moreno
    11.06.10

  8. Patent Vending
    A Great Idea

    Patent Vending

    Rescued from its long tenure as the home of processed snacks, the vending machine is enjoying a moment of unprecedented glitz.

    written by: Shonquis Moreno
    11.06.10

  9. A Poor Fit
    --Done Wrong

    A Poor Fit

    Even high-design dressing rooms, rare as they are, rarely function or inspire as the shop floor can. That may be changing, though.

    written by: Shonquis Moreno
    11.06.10

  10. An Introduction to Retail Design
    Design 101

    An Introduction to Retail Design

    The ancient Greeks did it in the agora; the Romans did it in the forum; Persians did it in the bazaar (“the place of prices”); and Arabs and Berbers did it in the labyrinthine souk....

    written by: Shonquis Moreno
    11.06.10

  11. London's 100% Design
    Travel Reports

    London's 100% Design

    Albeit with more drizzle and more crowded aisles, 100% Design in Earls Court, London, resembles New York’s International Contemporary Furniture Fair in that it is small and easily digested....

    written by: Shonquis Moreno
    photos by: Shonquis Moreno
    09.24.11

  12. Geenen + Hoon at Aram Gallery
    Travel Reports

    Geenen + Hoon at Aram Gallery

    Curated by Héloise Park at the Aram Gallery, the Geenen & Hoon exhibition brings together two young furniture makers who approach design through structure—but from opposite ends of...

    written by: Shonquis Moreno
    photos by: Shonquis Moreno
    09.26.11

  13. London Design Festival Recap
    Travel Reports

    London Design Festival Recap

    As with most trade fairs, it was difficult to find dense clumps of strong design at the London Design Festival; instead gems were dispersed throughout. When an object did stand out, the work was...

    written by: Shonquis Moreno
    photos by: Shonquis Moreno
    09.28.11

  14. Cole & Son Factory Tour
    How they make it

    Cole & Son Factory Tour

    Cole & Son, a London-based wallpaper manufacturer established in 1875, recently launched its collection of autumn wallpapers, including a particularly striking harlequin pattern of overlain...

    written by: Shonquis Moreno
    photos by: Shonquis Moreno
    10.11.11

  15. Ventura Lambrate Trumps in Milan
    Travel Reports

    Ventura Lambrate Trumps in Milan

    For the second year running, Milan’s Zona Tortona feels more like Zona Tortura, a nightclub dotted with big brand showrooms, than the former creative epicenter of the Salone furniture fair...

    written by: Shonquis Moreno
    photos by: Shonquis Moreno
    04.20.12

  16. Studio Gorm
    Profiles

    Studio Gorm

    John Arndt and Wonhee Jeong Arndt named their studio after the made-up word “gorm,” an invented antonym to the real word “gormless” (meaning stupid or dull). The Eugene...

    written by: Shonquis Moreno
    04.23.12

  17. Veliero Shelving by Cassina
    Product of the Day

    Veliero Shelving by Cassina

    In 1940, architect Franco Albini made a single model of his ship’s rigging-like Veliero bookcase for his Milan home—where it eventually collapsed. Sixty-six years later, Cassina...

    written by: Shonquis Moreno
    05.23.12

  18. Byzantium Boom
    Travel Reports

    Byzantium Boom

    The former Constantinople isn’t all Ottoman-era carpets and ruins: A cutting-edge art, dining, and travel scene overlays its rich past.

    written by: Shonquis Moreno
    photos by: Refik Anadol
    04.26.13

  19. Stoa Design
    Travel Reports

    Stoa Design

    A philosophical designer based in Beyoğlu relies on handicraft, woodworking, and the universal meaning of nature.

    written by: Shonquis Moreno
    04.29.13

  20. Furniture Designer Spotlight: La Chance
    In The Modern World

    Furniture Designer Spotlight: La Chance

    An enterprising duo mines their respective creative and business backgrounds to create a furniture collection with French roots and universal appeal.

    written by: Shonquis Moreno
    05.09.13

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