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  1. Lego Island
    Finishing Touch

    Lego Island

    Step back, Jacobsen, Utzon, Kjaerholm, Wegner, and all you other great Danes. When it comes to Danish design domination, the unrivaled champ is undoubtedly the almighty plastic brick—Lego.

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Céline Clanet
    03.19.10

  2. Vollen Painted Stool

    Vollen Painted Stool

    A simple shape and splash of color make this small stool from Seattle-based Chadhaus a surefire hit in pretty much any room of the house. It's made from locally sourced, sustainably harvested...

  3. After the Crash: Architecture in Post-Bubble Japan

    After the Crash: Architecture in Post-Bubble Japan

    Expatriate architect Thomas Daniell, now a resident in Kyoto, takes us on a historical and spatial tour of his adopted home country. Part architectural handbook, part critical look at contemporary...

    $24.95

  4. Data Flow: Visualizing Information in Graphic Design

    Data Flow: Visualizing Information in Graphic Design

    If information comes in all shapes and sizes, then we’ll always need a new way to graph it. This hefty look at construction maps, workflow process diagrams, website-linkage charts, family...

    $78.00

  5. Meadowlands

    Meadowlands

    Photographer Joshua Lutz describes the bleak New Jersey Meadowlands as “a 32-square-mile stretch of sweeping wilderness that evokes morbid fantasies of Mafia hits and buried remains.”...

    $50.00

  6. Nomadic Furniture

    Nomadic Furniture

    Originally published in 1973, this hand-lettered guide to all things nomadic, portable, sit-on-able, and made of wood has finally made it back into print. From toy chests to benches that fold out...

    $29.99

  7. Events this Weekend: 3.18-21
    Week in Review

    Events this Weekend: 3.18-21

    This weekend, Peter Cook curates an exhibit of the next great architects, the Vitra Design Museum reopens its doors for a new exhibit showcasing modern icons and their influences, the Industry...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    03.18.10

  8. Remy and Veenhuizen in DC
    Event Spotlight

    Remy and Veenhuizen in DC

    Bucking the going notion that the only conversation about design in Washington DC is of the "intelligent" kind, capital spot Industry Gallery is launching Hands On this weekend, an...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    03.18.10

  9. Definitive Collections
    Books

    Definitive Collections

    We all know not to judge a book by its cover, or people by the company they keep. Unpacking My Library: Architects and Their Books offers a guided tour across the shelves of ten famous architects,...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    03.18.10

  10. American Modern Creamer

    American Modern Creamer

    Russel Wright believed in taking the chore out of entertaining, making preparing food, dining, and even cleaning up afterwards all part of an easy-going, social experience. His iconic American...

    $20.00

  11. An Introduction to Manufacturing
    Design 101

    An Introduction to Manufacturing

    If the design world feels like an endless  parade of products, then the gnashing maws of industrial production assuredly underpin it all. Take a look at how leading manufacturers make what...

    written by: Patrick Di Justo
    03.17.10

  12. J. Mayer H.

    J. Mayer H.

    The current popularity of German architect Jürgen Mayer has as much to do with the Internet as with the innovative aesthetics that his office has pursued. Mayer’s quirkily geometric...

    $75.00

  13. Revisiting the Glass House

    Revisiting the Glass House

    For a traveling exhibition that kicked off last year at Connecticut’s Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, curators Jessica Hough and Mónica Ramírez-Montagut sought out artistic...

    $39.95

  14. Lawrence Halprin Oral History Project
    Post

    Lawrence Halprin Oral History Project

    As a San Franciscan I'm very fortunate to live every day with the work of landscape architecture pioneer Lawrence Halprin, who passed away last October. Yesterday I was descending the towering,...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    03.17.10

  15. Modular Retreat
    House Tours

    Modular Retreat

    Architect Jim Garrison of Brooklyn-based Garrison Architects was asked to design a lakeside retreat for visiting families at a boarding school for troubled teens, Star Commonwealth, in Albion,...

    written by: Erika Heet
    03.17.10

  16. Kid Tested, Mothers Approved
    House Tours

    Kid Tested, Mothers Approved

    A long house on Long Island, this prefab could get to its site peaceably only by traveling in pieces. Designed by Resolution: 4 Architecture as a holiday retreat for a family of six, this...

    written by: William Lamb
    photos by: João Canziani
    03.17.10

  17. Landscapes of Quarantine
    Event Spotlight

    Landscapes of Quarantine

    In the fall and winter of 2009/2010, Future Plural (the combined forces for former Dwell senior editor and BLDGBLOG author Geoff Manaugh and Edible Geography author Nicola Twilley) held a...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    03.17.10

  18. Dish Drainer Geo

    Dish Drainer Geo

    Tackle your (small) mountain of dirty dishes, then put the clean pile on this topographic drainer to dry. The slight shift in elevation will allow your dinnerware to air out, and it's just the...

    €29.95

  19. Harboe's Marks
    Interviews

    Harboe's Marks

    Chicago preservation architect Thomas “Gunny” Harboe prefers not to dismantle architectural monuments. But at Mies van der Rohe’s 860–880 Lake Shore Drive apartments, built...

    written by: Jay Pridmore
    03.16.10

  20. Santiago Calatrava to Speak at Pratt

    Santiago Calatrava to Speak at Pratt

    Renowned architect, artist, sculptor, and engineer Santiago Calatrava will speak about his work and career as part of the School of Architecture’s spring 2010 lecture and events series at 6 p...

    03.16.10

  21. Nike's Recycled Jerseys
    Product

    Nike's Recycled Jerseys

    As you may well have heard (that's what you pay PR people for, no?), Nike previewed the nine World Cup 2010 jerseys they're producing for the South African games this summer. In addition to the...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    03.16.10

  22. crEATe: Eating, Design, and Food

    crEATe: Eating, Design, and Food

    From restaurants and packaging to the molecular makeup of our daily meals, all experiences associated with eating are subject to design. CrEATe, an ongoing project by The Future Laboratory, sets...

    $65.00

  23. Western Promises
    Essay

    Western Promises

    William McDonough + Partners’ design for a small village in northeastern China was meant to stand as a model for sustainable development. Instead, it proves that the pursuit of better design...

    written by: Timothy Lesle
    03.16.10

  24. Pedro E. Guerrero
    Interviews

    Pedro E. Guerrero

    In 1939, Frank Lloyd Wright hired 22-year-old Pedro Guerrero to be Taliesin West’s resident photographer, the start of a collaborative bond that would last until Wright’s death in 1959....

    03.16.10

  25. Alice Rawsthorn to Speak at Art Institute

    Alice Rawsthorn to Speak at Art Institute

    The Architecture & Design Society of the Art Institute of Chicago is pleased to announce a conversation between British design critic, Alice Rawsthorn, and the Art Institute's Zoë Ryan,...

    03.16.10

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