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  1. PH Artichoke 50th Anniversary Edition
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    PH Artichoke 50th Anniversary Edition

    It’s known around the world as the “Artichoke” but in Denmark, where it originated, Poul Henningsen’s iconic lighting fixture is often referred to as the “pine cone....

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    09.16.08

  2. Nature Applied
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    Nature Applied

    As lighting designer Gwen Carlton puts it on her website, her aesthetic is Grimm's Fairy Tales set in 1930s Paris–though nothing about her is grim. She creates lighting with her own two hands...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    09.18.08

  3. Coin Lamp
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    Coin Lamp

    There are all sorts of devices emerging these days that are meant to monitor and increase awareness of our energy consumption habits. From high-concept products like Die Electric, which we...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    10.03.08

  4. The Energy Seed
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    The Energy Seed

    Because I have been told time and again that disposing of batteries in the garbage is a terribly destructive thing to do, I generally collect my spent batteries in an old container in my house. My...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    10.19.08

  5. Propellor Design's Furrow Parkade
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    Propellor Design's Furrow Parkade

    While scanning the new products at one of my favorite design retail sites, Supermarket, I found a pendant lamp that I'm now coveting. Propellor Design's Furrow Parkade light is made from laminated...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    10.27.08

  6. 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

  7. Reflecting on Kimonos
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    Reflecting on Kimonos

    Sixteenth-century Japanese costuming and stainless steel don't typically have a lot in common. Paris-trained architect Andreea Avram Rusu, though, has changed that for the better.

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    11.18.08

  8. Lamps from the Bunny Hole
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    Lamps from the Bunny Hole

    These are lamps designed by a slight gentleman from the Chiba prefecture outside of Tokyo; he works with duck feathers quite seriously in a little workshop under Grand Street in Williamsburg,...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    12.06.08

  9. Vento Pendant

    Vento Pendant

    The Vento Pendant lamp combines the technology of a powerful lamp with soft, sinewy curves that make it a statement piece in any room.

    $3095.00

  10. Butterfly Wall Sconce

    Butterfly Wall Sconce

    The elegant curve of the the Butterfly Wall Sconce by Estiluz bathes any room in a warm glow. Designed by Leonardo Marelli. Available in nickel, chrome, and black finishes.

    $458.00

  11. Series 28.37

    Series 28.37

    Though it looks like a topsy-turvy bouquet of bubbles, this chandelier's 37 individual bulbs were made with molten glass, not soap and water.

  12. Marcel Wanders
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    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...

    written by: Jane Szita
    photos by: Adam Broomberg
    01.19.09

  13. Flos Glo-Ball
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    Flos Glo-Ball

    Designers and manufacturers bemoan the profusion of cheaply made copycats, but it’s been proven time and again that truly great design can never be obscured by poor imitation. For evidence, look no...

    written by: Virginia Gardiner
    photos by: Alex Subrizi
    01.25.09

  14. Fuseproject
    Design 101

    Fuseproject

    In the San Francisco offices of Yves Béhar’s industrial design and branding firm, the work environment 
suits the work.

    written by: Sarah Rich
    01.28.09

  15. The Personality of Yellow
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    The Personality of Yellow

    Yellow brings cheer—this is one conclusion by color theorists. But for designers Patricia Urquiola and Eliana Gerotto at Foscarini, the color is actually a new tweak to their celebrated...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    01.29.09

  16. Going Coastal
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    Going Coastal

    It’s impossible to ignore nature in Big Sur.

    written by: Amara Holstein
    photos by: Robert Canfield
    02.01.09

  17. LiTraCon: Light-Transmitting Concrete
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    LiTraCon: Light-Transmitting Concrete

    While researching innovative ways in which to use concrete, Hungarian architect Aron Losonczi’s light-transmitting concrete caught our eye. Called LiTraCon, the material is a mixture of fine...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    02.04.09

  18. Plain and Sempé
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    Plain and Sempé

    A maker of unfussy, elegant design objects, Inga Sempé delights in things both great and small—even if she doesn’t own any.

    written by: Michelle Hoffman
    photos by: Jessica Antola
    02.26.09

  19. Design Junkie
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    Design Junkie

    "I guess from a young age I collected things that interested me—picked up bizarre things from the street, put them in boxes, or took them to my room."

    written by: Michael Grozik
    03.04.09

  20. Muutos from Muuto
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    Muutos from Muuto

    What’s in a name? If you’re Muuto, it’s a mission statement. Inspired by the Finnish word “muutos,” meaning “change” or “new perspective,” the...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    03.11.09

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