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  1. Omhu Cane

    Omhu Cane

    In the midst of the near-constant stream of chairs, tableware, sofas and rugs, it can be rare to see a product which focuses on the specific needs of an aging population. Universal design is often...

  2. Easy Ways to Save Energy
    Product

    Easy Ways to Save Energy

    Apparently the average home has 40 devices plugged in drawing constant energy, even when they're turned off (this is called, creepily, 'vampire energy'). To combat this, Belkin has created a slew...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    10.07.10

  3. Plow Restaurant: Local Dishes, Design
    Food

    Plow Restaurant: Local Dishes, Design

    In San Francisco, local food rules. Before seasoned chefs Joel Bleskacek and Maxine Siu opened the doors of their new Potrero Hill restaurant Plow last month, they did more than just source...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Peter Belanger
    10.07.10

  4. Julius Shulman: 10/10/10
    Event Spotlight

    Julius Shulman: 10/10/10

    This Sunday, October 10, on the day that would have been architectural photographer Julius Shulman’s 100th birthday, the MAK Center for Art & Architecture at the Schindler House will...

    written by: Erika Heet
    10.07.10

  5. La Petite Voliere Small Shade Pendant

    La Petite Voliere Small Shade Pendant

    Bring a bit of still life into your living room with this faux-fowl pendant. The copper wire structure is accented with colorful birdies enjoying the comfort of your home just as much as you do.

    $505.75

  6. Mondaine Desk Clocks
    Product

    Mondaine Desk Clocks

    Any traveller blessed enough to have zipped through the hills and dales of Switzerland has assuredly been faced with Mondaine's great Swiss Railway Clock. The dark hashes, white face, and classic...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    10.06.10

  7. Esquivel Shoes
    Product

    Esquivel Shoes

    George Esquivel learned how to make shoes 16 years ago in a Southern California garage. Today the designer runs his eponymous shoe brand from Los Angeles, where his team crafts gorgeous shoes with...

    10.06.10

  8. Cersaie 2010
    Travel Reports

    Cersaie 2010

    Cersaie is the biggest trade show of the year for ceramic tiles, and each September Bologna becomes a hub for showing the latest innovations featuring the multi-faceted material. From roofing to...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    10.06.10

  9. Modern in the Making
    Event Spotlight

    Modern in the Making

    It's easy to obsess over mid-century design and forget what came before it and ignore modernism's evolution during the six decades since. This week, Modern in the Making: Design 1900-2000 opens at...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    10.06.10

  10. Le Corbusier-Miracle Boxes

    Le Corbusier-Miracle Boxes

    Pratt Institute School of Architecture will host the symposium “Voyage through Le Corbusier” on Monday, October 11 from 6 to 9 p.m. in Higgins Hall Auditorium in conjunction with the...

    10.05.10

  11. Whatever Happened to Italian Architecture?

    Whatever Happened to Italian Architecture?

    Architects, architectural historians, and critics from both Italy and abroad will come together for a two-day symposium at the Swiss Institute in Rome (ISR) to present and debate their intellectual...

    10.05.10

  12. From Pyramids to Spacecraft

    From Pyramids to Spacecraft

    Italian architect Arturo Vittori and Swiss architect Andreas Vogler, founders of the design studio “Architecture and Vision,” will hold a lecture on their innovative theories regarding...

    10.05.10

  13. A Pilgrimage to Zumthor's Chapel
    Travel Reports

    A Pilgrimage to Zumthor's Chapel

    I recently made a Peter Zumthor pilgrimage to Switzerland, where many of his seminal works sit within a 40 mile radius one another in the northeastern part of the country. An architectural journey...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    photos by: Tiffany Chu
    10.05.10

  14. Living Concrete/Carrot City

    Living Concrete/Carrot City

    Living Concrete examines urban food initiatives and their impact on local communities—from backyard community plots, roof gardens, and farmer's markets to urban farms—through projects...

    10.05.10

  15. From Quebec in New York City

    From Quebec in New York City

    A three-week long showcase of trend-setting products designed in Quebec, including home furnishings, tableware and wine accessories, fashion, children’s toys and even pet...

    10.05.10

  16. Global Citizen: The Architecture of Moshe Safdie

    Global Citizen: The Architecture of Moshe Safdie

    This exhibition explores Moshe Safdie’s structures and the philosophy that shapes them through approximately 175 drawings, sketches, videos, photographs and scale models. Discover how the...

    10.05.10

  17. 2nd annual Portland Architecture + Design Festival

    2nd annual Portland Architecture + Design Festival

    The American Institute of Architects Portland and the Center for Architecture announce the 2nd annual Portland Architecture + Design Festival happening throughout October. This month-long, citywide...

    10.05.10

  18. Gain: AIGA Design and Business Conference

    Gain: AIGA Design and Business Conference

    Design has the power to change the direction of businesses, provide fuel for economies and even change lives. Provocative thinkers from a wide range of disciplines will inspire and reinvigorate at...

    10.05.10

  19. Listening There: Scenes From Ghana
    Event Spotlight

    Listening There: Scenes From Ghana

    Two years ago, Mabel O. Wilson and Peter Tolkin traveled through Ghana, visiting the cities and documenting the architecture that had been erected over a thirty-year period, beginning in the late...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    10.05.10

  20. Lapham's Quarterly on the City
    Books

    Lapham's Quarterly on the City

    I fell hard for Lapham's Quarterly earlier this year when by chance I happened into a bookstore shortly before founder Lewis Lapham gave not so much a reading as a recounting of his...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    10.05.10

  21. Remix Blanket

    Remix Blanket

    It's edging into autumn and a night in on the sofa with a movie sounds awfully nice. The beauty of this geometrically-inclined cotton throw is that its triangular pattern will complement a solid...

    €99.95

  22. Michael Graves discusses Good Design

    Michael Graves discusses Good Design

    Architect and self-proclaimed “general practitioner” of design Michael Graves shares his thoughts on the effect of good design in a talk at The Wolfsonian–Florida International...

    10.04.10

  23. Canadian Makin'
    Event Spotlight

    Canadian Makin'

    This month New York gallery Relative Space is hosting From Quebec, a boutique show featuring 36 talented designers from Montreal. From housewares, to furniture, to toys and apparel, the designs in...

    written by: Diana Budds
    10.04.10

  24. 8 Modern Vacuum Cleaners
    Product Reviews

    8 Modern Vacuum Cleaners

    Sweeping up is a crummy job, but someone’s got to do it. Luckily, these eight vacuum cleaners are here to help you eliminate even the biggest of messes.

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Peter Belanger
    10.04.10

  25. MoMA's Small Scale, Big Change
    Interviews

    MoMA's Small Scale, Big Change

    The exhibition "Small Scale, Big Change" opens at the Museum of Modern Art in New York this Sunday. Curious to hear more about the show—which sadly I won't have the chance to see in...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    10.04.10

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