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Color-Changing Roof Tiles

Living in a temperate climate, and deciding between a dark roof and a white roof? Trying to calculate if your summertime benefit with a light roof will outweigh the potential wintertime losses? We tweeted about this new roof tile prototype a couple weeks ago, and we're eagerly following its development.
November 17, 2009
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Luxury: Evaluating Values

Luxury, a term that once conjured images from Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous, is now just as often used to aggrandize personal organizers, iPod cases, and websites. So we turned to Augustin Scott de Martinville, who heads the master’s program in luxury and design at the University of Art and Design in Lausanne, Switzerland, to talk some sense about the future of this ever-shifting concept.  
November 16, 2009
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Travel Accessories

November 16, 2009
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Modern Communal Living in the Netherlands

Craving not just a home but a proper piece of architecture, a handful of design- and business-savvy Dutch families banded together, hired an architect, and set about forming the community that would net them the houses of their dreams.
November 16, 2009
Somewhere between Knight Rider’s KITT and your living room lives ATNMBL, Mike and Maaike’s concept for a driverless car.

Driving: Joy Ride

San Francisco–based design team Mike and Maaike wave goodbye to the driver's seat with their concept car, the ATNMBL (the "autonomobile"). Consider it a high-tech living room on wheels.
November 16, 2009
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Play: Electric Slide

A group of Columbia University students have a good time reinventing the playground as a place to harness all that youthful energy.  
November 16, 2009
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3-D Modeling Fashion

As digital fabrication meets high design, we find more and more examples of amazing furniture and household products (and even interior surfaces and architectural facades) that use 3-D modeling and laser sintering to produce precise, intricate patterns. With my eye now trained to spot this technique, I have recently come across several awesome examples in the realm of fashion. Specifically, a new shoe collection from United Nude and the jewelry of Nervous System.
November 11, 2009
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Modern Wooden A-Frame Retreat in France

Like a little chapel on the prairie, architect Jean-Baptiste Barache’s simply elegant retreat in the tiny Normandy town of Auvillier is a modern play on centuries-old forms and technology.
November 10, 2009
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Mismo M/S Canvas Bags

I've got a soft spot for really nice bags--totes, brief cases, messenger bags--and the M/S Canvas line from Danish designers Mismo are scratching me right where I itch.
November 10, 2009
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