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Mini Mania

During the holidays a friend sent me a link to these pendants of miniature classic mid-century modern chairs. The tiny metal necklaces include the Mies Barcelona chairs, Eames molded plywood, Saarinen tulip chairs, and more. There's regretfully little information on them, other than their spot in the online shop of their creators, Montreal-based Bruxe Design. Somehow, though, this discovery led me down a wormhole of miniatures and I found Mini Modern, an awe-inspiring blog dedicated to—you guessed it—modern miniatures.
January 6, 2010
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7 Modern Nightstand Options

Once a locker for a midnight loo, the bedside table has taken on a far sweeter function—and a score of forms for holding big dreams, and small specs, till the morning light.
January 4, 2010
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Shelf Life

Though he appears to live alone, this graphically inclined Parisian commissioned an apartment that deftly houses his many roommates—scores of beloved comics—as well.
January 4, 2010
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Snow Proofed Hillside Family Home in Austria

Most homeowners would avoid living within striking distance of an avalanche, but Marcell Strolz and Uli Alber embrace Alpine extremes. They built a house that could weather even the fiercest storm. 
December 30, 2009
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The Real Good Experiment

In early November, Minnesota–based furniture and design company Blu Dot dropped 25 Real Good Chairs on the streets of Manhattan to see what would happen. Thus began the Real Good Experiment.
December 29, 2009
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Jaime Salm Reviews 15 Energy-efficient LED Lights

Forever replacing bulbs might fast become an act of the past as long-lasting, energy-efficient light-emitting diodes (LEDs) make their way into the marketplace.
December 27, 2009
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Emigre No. 70

From 1984 through 2005, Emigre magazine was to graphic designers what L'Espirit Nouveau was to architects in the early 1920s. This year, Gingko Press has published Emigre No. 70: The Look Back Issue, 25 Years in Graphic Design, a 512-page tome the looks back at the best pages of the magazine that helped define the discipline.
December 26, 2009
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Gingko Press Roundup

The holidays are a wonderful time for stopping what you're doing and catching up on all those tasks (and treats) you've put aside for later. Top on my list is always snuggling up on the couch with a good read or graphic eye candy. Here are three books from Gingko Press worth sitting down with.
December 24, 2009
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Viction:ary Roundup

There's nothing like a good read to escape the blustery blows of winter. This holiday season, here are three enticing graphic design titles from Viction:ary to get you through the cold.
December 21, 2009
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