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  1. Fresco Wallpaper

    Fresco Wallpaper

    Fresco is a flat, digitally printed wallpaper that mimics the subtle cracks and fissures that affect stuccoed works of art. Pearlescent polka dots play with perspective, flattening out the...

  2. Folding Chair

    Folding Chair

    Folding chairs are an obvious option for extra seating, but the utilitarian plastic models aren’t exactly elegant. When folded flat, these lean-but-sturdy ash models fit flush against each...

  3. H2Hotel in Healdsburg
    Travel Reports

    H2Hotel in Healdsburg

    Last weekend I spent a night at the new H2Hotel, the sister property of Hotel Healdsburg, which is one of my favorite places to stay in Sonoma County. Conceived as a younger, hipper, more...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    09.03.10

  4. Friday Finds 9.3.2010
    Week in Review

    Friday Finds 9.3.2010

    This is a good one, people. Today we present a ridiculous amount of eye candy by way of Flickr, journal scribblings, and of course, general Internet meanderings.

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    09.03.10

  5. Not So Simple Green
    Outdoor

    Not So Simple Green

    Suzanne Shelton’s life work is making sustainable lifestyles attractive and accessible. She’s the CEO of the Shelton Group, a marketing company she founded in 1991 that works...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    09.03.10

  6. Re:Crafted, by Marc Kristal
    Books

    Re:Crafted, by Marc Kristal

    I finally got my hands on a copy of contributing editor Marc Kristal's lush new book, Re:Crafted: Interpretations of Craft in Contemporary Architecture and Interiors, which was published by the...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    09.02.10

  7. Toro Chair

    Toro Chair

    Easy chairs are, sadly, not always so easy on the eyes. Give the old Barcalounger the boot and slip into Toro, a smooth leather-and-wood looker.

  8. Venice Biennale: National Pavilions 1
    Travel Reports

    Venice Biennale: National Pavilions 1

    The concept of each country showing their best colors at the Venice Biennale began from 1895, in the same spirit of nationalism (or chauvinism) of the World's Fair. This year, proceeding straight...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    photos by: Tiffany Chu
    09.01.10

  9. ArtHaus Gallery's Backyard

    ArtHaus Gallery's Backyard

    Peer into the backyards of Chris Schiavo's youth and you'll find a surreal landscape of brightly-hued plants, weathered lawn furniture, and costumed children. Taken over a 10-year period in Queens,...

    09.01.10

  10. Two Days in Marfa, Texas
    Travel Reports

    Two Days in Marfa, Texas

    It requires a long and dusty trek across the desert to reach Marfa,Texas. Situated 200 miles from El Paso, Marfa is a little burg in west Texas with a population of 2,200 and a thriving community...

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    photos by: Amanda Dameron
    09.01.10

  11. Winner: Coolcapitals Cool Case Contest
    A Great Idea

    Winner: Coolcapitals Cool Case Contest

    This was a tough one! After much deliberation, our judges are excited to announce the grand-prize winner of the Coolcapitals Cool Case competition.

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    09.01.10

  12. Super Design London

    Super Design London

    Now in its fourth year, Super Design has cemented its reputation as one of London’s most important and innovative exhibition of contemporary design. Set within Victoria House, the exhibition...

    09.01.10

  13. Architecture for Change Summit

    Architecture for Change Summit

    A national summit on affordable housing is taking place September 22-24th at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Designers and activists will join panel discussions on why change is necessary,...

    09.01.10

  14. Media Preview for Counter Space: Design and the Modern Kitchen

    Media Preview for Counter Space: Design and the Modern Kitchen

    Soon to open at MoMA is Counter Space: Design and the Modern Kitchen, an exhibition chronicling the transformation of 20th century kitchen design. On September 14th, MoMA's Department of...

    09.01.10

  15. Spindle Stool

    Spindle Stool

    The Spindle stool—made from Andiroba wood—was turned on a lathe traditionally used for making lamps in Barbados. Part of Love, Freedom, Flow, the debut collection from the New Caribbean...

  16. SFMOMA talks Olivetti's Design
    Event Spotlight

    SFMOMA talks Olivetti's Design

    Earlier this year SFMOMA hosted a big extravaganza marking the opening of it's 75th anniversary show 75 Years of Looking Forward. In addition to finely-curated group of paintings and objects, a...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    08.31.10

  17. Venice Biennale: Arsenale
    Travel Reports

    Venice Biennale: Arsenale

    I was once told, "If you ever go to the Venice Biennale, you will see all of the architecture that the world will be seeing for the next two years."  So here I am, at the opening of...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    photos by: Tiffany Chu
    08.31.10

  18. Objeti Design Studio
    Interviews

    Objeti Design Studio

    Cleveland is no New York or Milan, so it may not seem to be the most ideal city in which to launch a design studio. But Objeti, Joseph Ribic's design/manufacturing firm based in Ohio, is proving...

    08.31.10

  19. Illustration Play 2
    Books

    Illustration Play 2

    Berkeley–based publisher Gingko Press's latest offering is a whimsical celebration of illustrations that literally jump off the page using traditional crafts like quilling and papercutting....

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    08.30.10

  20. Leather Fly Swatter
    Product

    Leather Fly Swatter

    I was in Maine last week for my yearly vacation back East, and was happy to discover a new shop in Camden called Sugar Tools. All told it has something of a shabby chic vibe, though I did come...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    08.30.10

  21. New Aging conference

    New Aging conference

    The Department of Architecture at the University of Pennsylvania School of Design presents New Aging, an international conference on aging and architecture. New Aging is a uniquely strategic...

    08.30.10

  22. Modern Thank-You Notes
    Product

    Modern Thank-You Notes

    GIGI PRESS, a new Los Angeles–based letterpress company, sent me samples of their work last week, and I love their clean, modern aesthetic. Check out the boxed thank you notes emblazoned...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    08.30.10

  23. Floppy Basket

    Floppy Basket

    Sometimes finding just the right product you never knew you were looking for is simply a matter of receiving a hot tip from a pal. Our associate editor Miyoko was so jazzed about buying one of...

    $45.00

  24. Winner: Color Me Impressed, Round 1
    A Great Idea

    Winner: Color Me Impressed, Round 1

    Join us in congratulating Cara Veeder for her submission, Josef Albers' Dinner Party! Designer's Statement: Josef Albers, in his unique approach to color, always begins the paintings in his Homag...

    written by: Ralston O'Neill
    08.28.10

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