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  1. The Art Institute of Chicago
    Travel Reports

    The Art Institute of Chicago

    Last weekend I was in Chicago and after hitting the show floor at the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS) and visiting Mies van der Rohe's 880-860 Lake Shore Drive Apartments, I traveled along...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Miyoko Ohtake
    04.24.10

  2. Bagar Bergström Tea Towel

    Bagar Bergström Tea Towel

    Considering they're so utilitarian—generally used to sop up spilled milk and dry dishes and hands—tea towels can really brighten up a pretty basic kitchen. We're so fond of the small...

    $19.00

  3. Friday Finds 4.23.2010
    Week in Review

    Friday Finds 4.23.2010

    This week Friday Finds takes us around the globe to Italy, the Czech Republic, Sweden, and then back to the U.S.A.

    04.23.10

  4. Top Ten Green Projects 2010
    House Tours

    Top Ten Green Projects 2010

    This week, the American Institute of Architects' Committe on the Environment (COTE) announced its Top Ten Green Projects. The program, in its 14th year, applauds structures that incorporate...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    04.23.10

  5. San Francisco's New Bus Shelters
    Travel Reports

    San Francisco's New Bus Shelters

    Though they're not exactly the hottest design news in town, my daily walk to work up Sansome Street from the Montgomery BART stop has gained two attractive new bits of infrastructure in the past...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    04.22.10

  6. Stadium Game
    House Tours

    Stadium Game

    Among America’s notable architectural ruins, few are as singular as the grandstand for Commodore Munroe Stadium, designed by Cuban-born architect Hilario Candela in 1964 and approved for...

    written by: Marc Kristal
    04.22.10

  7. Events this Weekend: 4.22-4.25
    Week in Review

    Events this Weekend: 4.22-4.25

    Tonight, celebrate Earth Day with a discussion of water management at the Museum of the City of New York and catch Quicktake and Contemplating the Void before they close at the Cooper-Hewitt,...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    04.22.10

  8. Crossing the Line: The 2010 D-Crit Conference

    Crossing the Line: The 2010 D-Crit Conference

    The School of Visual Arts MFA Design Criticism Department presents “Crossing the Line: The 2010 D-Crit Conference,” organized by graduating D-Crit students. Moderated by D-Crit faculty...

    04.21.10

  9. PushPull Rolling Toy

    PushPull Rolling Toy

    PushPull provides the perfect accompaniment for the epic trek from playroom to bedroom. The Baltic birch roller is sturdy enough to tote a teddy bear, rubber ball, The Runaway Bunny, and straggling...

    $165.00

  10. Facade Printer Inkjets the City
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    Facade Printer Inkjets the City

    Touted as 'an inkjet printer in architectonical scale,' the Facadeprinter works by taking a vector or pixel file, and 'shoots' it dot by dot onto a vertical surface.

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    04.21.10

  11. Tuscan Winery by Renzo Piano
    Travel Reports

    Tuscan Winery by Renzo Piano

    Nestled into the Tuscan landscape, in the municipality of Gavorrano in the heart of Maremma, sits a modern winery called Rocca di Frassinello. Designed by Renzo Piano, the brilliant red structure...

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    photos by: Amanda Dameron
    04.21.10

  12. 860-880 Lake Shore Drive Apts
    Travel Reports

    860-880 Lake Shore Drive Apts

    Ever since studying the works of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe for my undergraduate degree in architecture at the University of Toronto, I have been in love with the 860-880 Lake Shore Drive apartments....

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Miyoko Ohtake
    04.20.10

  13. Wall Decals from Blik
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    Wall Decals from Blik

    Little adds a bit of visual spice to the walls like a pop of color. Wallpaper is a fine bet, and the growing glut of the stuff should make it easy enough to separate the wheat from the chaff. Wall...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    04.20.10

  14. Richard Schulman's Photographs
    Interviews

    Richard Schulman's Photographs

    Last week I talked to photographer Richard Schulman about his career photographing legends of the architecture and art worlds. This week Richard pulled 21 images from his impressive catalog to...

    photos by: Richard Schulman
    04.20.10

  15. Handpainted Cups

    Handpainted Cups

    €25.00

  16. David Adjaye for PACT
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    David Adjaye for PACT

    If your idea of designer underwear still has something to do with Mark Wahlberg and Calvin Klein, it's time to step into the 21st century. And to expand your notion of "designer." Last...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    04.19.10

  17. Ten Walks/Two Talks performance

    Ten Walks/Two Talks performance

    Andy Fitch and Jon Cotner are having three performances for their book Ten Walks/Two Talks in the Bay Area. The book combines a series of sixty-minute, sixty-sentence walks around Manhattan...

    04.19.10

  18. Kitchen and Bath Industry Show 2010
    Travel Reports

    Kitchen and Bath Industry Show 2010

    This weekend, an estimated 35,000 designers, manufacturers, retailers, and press descended on Chicago's McCormick Place Convention Center to see the latest, greatest, and greenest in kitchen and...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Miyoko Ohtake
    04.19.10

  19. Milan 2010: Day Three—Eurocucina
    Travel Reports

    Milan 2010: Day Three—Eurocucina

    On the third day of the 2010 Salone Internazionale del Mobile, we devoted an entire day to Eurocucina, which is a fair-within-a-fair that appears in Milan every two years. Manufacturers, architects...

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    photos by: Amanda Dameron
    04.19.10

  20. Thomas Hayes Gallery Opening
    Event Spotlight

    Thomas Hayes Gallery Opening

    The opening exhibition of Thomas Hayes Gallery in Hollywood embodies the showroom’s renewed focus on art, with works by artists representing an array of generations, backgrounds, mediums and...

    written by: Erika Heet
    04.18.10

  21. EMU Ivy Chair

    EMU Ivy Chair

    For the avid gardener, ivy is more foe than friend. Not so for the avid sitter, for whom the powder-coated Ivy is instead an invitation to outdoor relaxation.

    $2109.00

  22. Sunny Memories
    Event Spotlight

    Sunny Memories

    Gathering solar energy doesn't need to be a process sequestered to the roof. To demonstrate the varied uses of a new dye solar cell invented at the University of Art and Design Lausanne (EPFL) in...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    04.17.10

  23. Revival of the Fittest
    Shops

    Revival of the Fittest

    Located at the ever-shifting intersection of design, fine art, and craft, R 20th Century has come a long way from its humble beginnings as a small vintage boutique in Brooklyn over a decade ago....

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    photos by: Martien Mulder
    04.17.10

  24. Offcut Stool

    Offcut Stool

    Some poisonous insects and traffic cones employ fluorescent orange to great effect as a not-so-subtle warning to keep clear. For the Offcut stool, however, the eye-popping color is an open...

  25. 111 Navy Chair
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    111 Navy Chair

    I've been lucky enough to visit Emeco's Pennsylvania factory where their iconic chairs are made by hand. It was a religious experience for me, a person with a sick chair fetish. I've also been...

    04.16.10

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