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  1. 17 Swedish Designers
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    17 Swedish Designers

    If there was one exhibition I longed to see last year, it was 17 Swedish Designers. The show features the work of, you guessed it, 17 young, female, Swedish designers and design groups who have all...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Miyoko Ohtake
    02.03.11

  2. A BoConcept Makeover
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    A BoConcept Makeover

    When we moved into an Edwardian apartment in San Francisco's Mission District four years ago, we trucked in our furniture, set the pieces where we thought they made sense, and haven't changed much...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    07.11.11

  3. A Pair of Modern Nativity Scenes
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    A Pair of Modern Nativity Scenes

    Whether you prefer your Christmas decor splashy or humble, this pair of nativity scenes from a two fountainheads of modern design should see you, Mary, baby Jesus, and all the wisemen through the...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    12.20.11

  4. A Piece of Home
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    A Piece of Home

    Made of hardy Scottish materials and holding a Japanese heart, this Edinburgh house shows that two architects from disparate cultures can design a home that bridges the gap.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Ben Anders
    07.27.11

  5. A Visit to HAY Copenhagen
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    A Visit to HAY Copenhagen

    I just returned to the office from a trip to Copenhagen spent reporting a handful of stories for the magazine and scouting future projects. A highlight of the trip was my visit to HAY, a fantastic...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    11.15.11

  6. Arch Support
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    Arch Support

    Layer by layer, a crumbling 18th-century flat in the middle of Barcelona finds new life at the hands of architect Benedetta Tagliabue.

    written by: Suzanne Wales
    photos by: Gunnar Knechtel
    12.29.11

  7. Architectmade
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    Architectmade

    In 2005, Danish company Architectmade launched with the goal of bringing to light products designed by architects. The company has since begun producing a handful of items from designers of the...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    05.31.11

  8. Arrow Hook

    Arrow Hook

    Pros This powder-coated aluminum pointer is three hooks in one: In addition to the smaller hooks to the side, the shaft can be extended forward from the wall. Like all good graphic icons, the Arrow...

    $40.00

  9. Audrey Vessels

    Audrey Vessels

    Despite their prickly, pineapple-like exterior, these vessels are soft to the touch. Handmade from felted 100 percent wool in Portland, Oregon, they’re better suited to housing a selection of...

  10. Birds on a Wire

    Birds on a Wire

    Pros Though these matte hatchlings slide onto a single metal beam, you can position them wherever you like: love birds in a row or individually spaced across the bar. Choose a glossy aluminum or ma...

    $252.00

  11. Bone Hook 1

    Bone Hook 1

    Pros No need to worry about any broken bones; these are cast in bronze and built to last. Skeletal remains are a conversation starter—–or stopper—–that makes a statement (a ...

    $248.00

  12. Bright Times Votive Holder

    Bright Times Votive Holder

    Heavy metal gets the light touch with this delicate votive holder. It’s a micro-fireplace that eschews fancy pyrotechnics for a simple, single flame. All Bright Times takes is a simple pull...

  13. Contain Clutter with These Modern Wall Hooks
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    Contain Clutter with These Modern Wall Hooks

    Picture your garment-strewn home, with coats tossed over the sofa’s arm, scarves slung over side chairs, and handbags hidden who-knows-where. Consider the aesthetic anguish and the daily...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    photos by: Justin Fantl
    03.03.11

  14. Design Indaba 2011
    Travel Reports

    Design Indaba 2011

    Cape Town's Design Indaba always kicks off with a conference of eclectic speakers from all over the world and wraps up with an expo focusing on Southern African designers. "Forget about the...

    written by: Rebecca L. Weber
    03.01.11

  15. Designed by Commune
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    Designed by Commune

    I've had my eye on Commune's work for a while now, having first encountered their unique, quirky, modern aesthetic sensibility at the Ace Hotel & Swim Club in Palm Springs, California, which...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    11.29.11

  16. DIY Black Chalkboard Pegboard by Margaret Oomen
    Finishing Touch

    DIY Black Chalkboard Pegboard by Margaret Oomen

    Sometimes the pursuit of a simple accessory can result in a surprising upshot. Margaret Oomen was well into the process of reappropriating a portion of her dining room for use as a creative studio,...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    photos by: Lorne Bridgman
    03.14.11

  17. Fabric Alphabet Decals

    Fabric Alphabet Decals

    Got something to say? Spell it out: on the wall, on your books, on your backpack, wherever the heck you feel like. The lovely Lorena Siminovich creatied these adhesive decals out of fabric,...

    $18.00

  18. Foil Curtain

    Foil Curtain

    This clever textile eliminates the need to fumble with curtain cords. Embedded magnets allow the drapes to be easily arranged—–and secured—–with a scrunch.  

  19. Hang On

    Hang On

    Pros Wall hooks are generally used to clear visual clutter, but this clever play on our disorderly closets is quite charming. Mommie Dearest said, “No wire hangers, ever!” but we have t...

    $91.00

  20. Heima Candlestick

    Heima Candlestick

    Dimming the bright overheads and lighting a few candles at the dinner table is a sure way to take the edge off of a harried day. The understated shape of designer Francis Cayouette's cast iron...

    $67.00

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