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  1. Blu Dot's Modular SHILF Shelf
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    Blu Dot's Modular SHILF Shelf

    The folks at Blu Dot have taken a cue from IKEA and issued a new style of modular shelving called the "SHILF." Like the Swedish icon's products, Blu Dot's shelving is designed for DIY...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    02.10.09

  2. Affordable, Green Revitalization in Syracuse
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    Affordable, Green Revitalization in Syracuse

    As demands rise for sustainability and affordability in residential housing, many academic institutions are racing to hold an edge on innovation in their architecture programs. Syracuse University...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    02.08.09

  3. A Wilder Wallpaper
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    A Wilder Wallpaper

    There's been a wallpaper renaissance in the last few years. Design-savvy decorators came through their single-color paint rebellion against the visual assault of trite, cluttered, antiquated prints...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    02.07.09

  4. Piano and Pfifer Win AIA Awards
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    Piano and Pfifer Win AIA Awards

    The American Institute of Architects has unveiled its 2009 Honor Awards, an annual event in which 25 projects in architecture, interiors, and urban planning are recognized as exemplary works. Two...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    01.31.09

  5. P.S. 1 Young Architects Program Winners
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    P.S. 1 Young Architects Program Winners

    Of note this week in New York was the announcement of the finalists in the Young Architects Program, the competition that challenges emerging firms to design the interior courtyard of MOMA's edgy...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    01.30.09

  6. 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

  7. Bloomingdale Interiors Get New
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    Bloomingdale Interiors Get New

    Modernism and Manhattan's Bloomingdale's have not exactly been close bedfellows over the years. Here and there, the department store has sold its share of legends—including Knoll, for example...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    01.27.09

  8. Rakish Behavior
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    Rakish Behavior

    Innovation is frequently the younger sibling to a problem, question, or challenge—a designer realizes something doesn't work, and then an idea is born. Case in point is the Outdoor Grip...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    01.27.09

  9. Breakfast with Barack
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    Breakfast with Barack

    What do Barack Obama, Scarlett O'Hara, and Elvis have in common? Plates.

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    01.26.09

  10. Green Space Today
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    Green Space Today

    It's not the most obvious task to take the green path when renovating, building, or choosing products to buy. Green Space Today is an online magazine and business resource that makes it all easier.

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    01.24.09

  11. Sustainable in South Africa
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    Sustainable in South Africa

    What if the World/Design Studio is one inspired outfit. The group, directed by designer Liam Mooney, is a multi-disciplinary collective that stocks products designed by local and progressive South...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    01.19.09

  12. Things Change / Change Things
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    Things Change / Change Things

    Designer Roy McMakin has designed four simple, transparent juice glasses adorned by a progression of the delightfully aphoristic phrases Things Change and Change Things.

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    01.18.09

  13. Small Apple in DUMBO
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    Small Apple in DUMBO

    Perhaps it's because there are more young children in New York City than there have been in decades, according to most census reports, but stylish shops for the under-six set in Brooklyn have...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    01.17.09

  14. Keep Calm and Carry On
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    Keep Calm and Carry On

    Gotta love the Brits. If they don't have humor, they have style, and on the rare occasion that they don't have either, at least they have something to say while they're taking a deep breath and...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    01.16.09

  15. Open Architecture Challenge
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    Open Architecture Challenge

    After its tremendous success helping with the rebuilding of New Orleans after Katrina, Architecture for Humanity has announced another program that has the potential to change the face of a...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    01.13.09

  16. The Linden Hotel
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    The Linden Hotel

    If you find yourself entering East New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport, like most other airports an expressway and industrial buildings will be first to greet you. Thoughtful modern...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    01.12.09

  17. Romper Room Deluxe
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    Romper Room Deluxe

    As of Spring 2009, Manhattan will have a preschool that focuses specifically on art and environment. Luxury multi-family development Clinton Greens on West 51st Street has hired Montreal- and New...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    01.10.09

  18. Stay at My Home
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    Stay at My Home

    What is it to be a great host? Chocolates on the pillow? Free wifi? Fresh slippers? Swiss designers Nicole Lehner and Luzia Kalin created this project as a Bachelor's thesis on hospitality at the...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    01.09.09

  19. The Crystal Chair
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    The Crystal Chair

    To build a chair usually does not begin with filling a large glass tank with water, nor does it involve submerging polyester fibers. This is the approach of visionary Japanese industrial designer...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    01.08.09

  20. Feng Shui by an Irishwoman
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    Feng Shui by an Irishwoman

    Home as sanctuary: it's a parallel famously established by the Japanese and Thai, but the Irish? New York-based, Dublin-raised interior designer Clodagh is a modern adherent to this school of...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    01.08.09

  21. Where Art Meets Farming
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    Where Art Meets Farming

    On a 21-acre plot in New York's Catskills Mountains lies an enchanting organization, the Andes Sprouts Society, which is devoted to furthering the exchange of knowledge and sustainability through...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    01.07.09

  22. The Brickley Engine
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    The Brickley Engine

    Moving parts mean friction; friction means a drag on engine efficiency. Five years ago independent Austin, Texas, inventor Mike Brickley took this on as a challenge. He created and patented a car...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    01.05.09

  23. Martha Meets Manhattan's Lower East Side
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    Martha Meets Manhattan's Lower East Side

    Call it the recession or just plain creativity in the air, but DIY just feels relevant these days. A great outlet for those so inclined is Make Workshops, the New York–based enterprise...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    01.01.09

  24. East Harlem Green
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    East Harlem Green

    Another notch in the bedpost of green development: Tapestry, a residential building in East Harlem designed for LEED Silver certification, has broken ground.

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    12.30.08

  25. Southern Comfort
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    Southern Comfort

    Louisville, Kentucky, is a river town built around 19th-century commerce and trade. Downtown, old brick facades remind of this era of bustling industry when riverboats and trains moved raw...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    12.29.08

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