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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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Last Minute Ideas for Kids

December 19, 2009
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Rhythms of Modern Life Exhibition

While I was in Miami for Art Basel Miami Beach and Design Miami a couple weeks back, I ducked into my favorite Miami Beach museum the Wolfsonian to have a look around.
December 18, 2009
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Timeless Design: Future Perfect

Marcel Breuer’s Wassily chair, the Eames lounge chair, George Nelson’s Ball clock, and Giancarlo Mattioli’s Nesso lamp are just a few of the prodigious products that one might claim are timeless. While thousands of the objects we produce each year fall into obscurity without so much as an adieu, a select handful manages to survive and flourish with the march of time. The reasons for this are largely indecipherable—–popularity, technological advances, sales, usefulness, beauty, and whimsy, to name a possible few. The only true measure of timelessness is time itself. We asked four design minds to stake their bets on a design from the past decade that will hold up to tomorrow.
December 17, 2009