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  1. Michigan: Day One
    Travel Reports

    Michigan: Day One

    As I noted last week via the blog and Twitter, and my colleague Amanda so aptly showed in this slideshow, I was in Michigan last week. It was my first trip to the state and I had a...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    08.20.10

  2. Friday Finds 8.20.2010
    Week in Review

    Friday Finds 8.20.2010

    This week we've got gilded coffins, adorable talking shells, ruminations on the history of computer iconography, sustainable furniture finds, and more. Take a look.

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    08.20.10

  3. Bananagrams

    Bananagrams

    Does your pulse race at the sight of a Scrabble match in progress? Heart beat fast when Boggle is near? Is Words With Friends cutting into your real live social life? (ed note: Yes to all of the...

    $14.99

  4. Growing Home New Orleans
    Outdoor

    Growing Home New Orleans

    Five years after Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans still houses to up to 70,000 vacant lots. Two years ago, however, the city put a plan into place to help residents revive their neighborhoods. The...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    08.19.10

  5. The Red House, Paris
    Post

    The Red House, Paris

    Ten years ago, there was a petite house in the Bastille area of Paris that sat tucked away behind the boulevard, surrounded on all four sides by a deserted factory. Today, that little house still...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    photos by: Tiffany Chu
    08.19.10

  6. The Incredible Rope Machine

    The Incredible Rope Machine

    We suspect there might be two kinds of people on this old earth of ours: Those who see the Incredible Rope Machine and deeply, desperately want one, and those who don't. We fall into the former...

    $45.00

  7. The Future of Solar?
    Product

    The Future of Solar?

    The Brooklyn–based start-up SMIT (Sustainably Minded Interactive Technology) was formed in 2005 by the brother and sister team of Samuel and Teresita Cochran. Their goal: to invent a hybrid...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    08.18.10

  8. Inside the Herman Miller Headquarters
    Travel Reports

    Inside the Herman Miller Headquarters

    As part of our ongoing feature The Full Spectrum, a video series that focuses on color theory, we were invited to get a personal tour of the famed Herman Miller headquarters in Holland, Michigan....

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    photos by: Amanda Dameron
    08.18.10

  9. Newton Cream and Sugar Set

    Newton Cream and Sugar Set

    Gravity gets a starring role in Finnish designer Tanja Sipila's aptly-named Newton cream and sugar set. The small porcelain dish that cradles the cubes will tilt when the milk is poured.

    $48.00

  10. Another Country Launches
    Product

    Another Country Launches

    Another Country is a new furniture company owned by Paul de Zwart, the founding publisher of Wallpaper magazine. The pieces are produced by hand in a small workshop in Dorset, England, made of...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    08.18.10

  11. Factory Direct
    Shops

    Factory Direct

    Ask anybody who has held so much as a bud vase from Heath Ceramics about the pottery’s charms, and you’re likely to encounter the kind of adoration reserved for treasured family...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    photos by: Dustin Aksland
    08.17.10

  12. Living in a Mini House
    House Tours

    Living in a Mini House

    When San Francisco–based architect Christi Azevedo and her partner bought an investment property in Oakland, what was billed in real estate listings as a 'detached garage' turned out to be a...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    08.17.10

  13. Farmstead Restaurant
    Food

    Farmstead Restaurant

    In 2009, Ted Hall was producing his own certified-organic wine, growing olives that he turned into extra-virgin olive oil, raising cattle for grass-fed beef, and harvesting heirloom fruits and...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Kristen Loken
    08.17.10

  14. Spun Chair

    Spun Chair

    Just looking at this picture of Spun does not do the chair—which is absolutely, positively interactive—justice. It's a pretty remarkable feat of engineering that looks like a heck of a...

  15. Invisible–The Origin of Product Identity

    Invisible–The Origin of Product Identity

    The 2010 Alvar Aalto Design Seminar focuses on the design process—something that does not show in the final product. Some questions that will be explored include: what goes into the design of...

    08.16.10

  16. Coast to Coast

    Coast to Coast

    If you're tempted by our Buyers' Guides in the current Make It Yours special issue but want to go "kick the tires," we've compiled a map of shops and showrooms in cities across the...

    08.16.10

  17. Heath Ceramics' Winter Collection
    Product

    Heath Ceramics' Winter Collection

    Though it's only August, holiday gear is already on its way (the New York International Gift Fair kicked off August 14). What's caught our eye is Heath Ceramics' new Winter 2010 collection&mdash...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    08.16.10

  18. Constructed Landscapes: Mark Baugh-Sasaki

    Constructed Landscapes: Mark Baugh-Sasaki

    In this solo exhibition, Mark Baugh-Sasaki presents sculptural works integrating video and photography. Combining the organic with the industrial, and the technological with the artistic, the works...

    08.16.10

  19. Phucisme: Childhood Memories

    Phucisme: Childhood Memories

    Phucisme is presenting their first collection, "Childhood Memories," during the Formland design fair. Illustrations from the Japanese artist AKIRA and new designs from Japanese jewerly...

    08.16.10

  20. Brasilia at 1500 Gallery

    Brasilia at 1500 Gallery

    Brasilia, a group exhibition of vintage photographs celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the capital of Brazil, will be on view at 1500 Gallery September 9-November 27, 2010. Curated by Brazilian...

    08.16.10

  21. Jens Risom Furniture at Rocket Gallery

    Jens Risom Furniture at Rocket Gallery

    Danish-born American designer Jens Risom--one of the first designers to bring the traditional Scandinavian values of function and craftsmanship to the United States--has collaborated with Rocket...

    08.16.10

  22. The Stealth Winery
    Travel Reports

    The Stealth Winery

    Thousands of oenophiles trek to California’s Napa Valley each year to indulge in its scenic vistas and celebrated wineries. While the Chandons and Mondavis of the Valley are open to the...

    written by: Diana Budds
    08.16.10

  23. M64 Child’s Quilt

    M64 Child’s Quilt

    The swirling stars of the Black Eye Galaxy are transformed into stitches on M64. Designer Jimmy McBride’s intergalactic inspiration for his collection of handmade quilts comes directly from...

  24. Ceramic Clock Model No. 2 and No. 3

    Ceramic Clock Model No. 2 and No. 3

    George Nelson might be best known for his Ball clock, but our man of the hour also designed a series of ceramic desk pieces in the early 1950s that never made it into production—until now.

    $198.73

  25. James Dyson Award Finalists
    Event Spotlight

    James Dyson Award Finalists

    The James Dyson Award, which "seeks to single out the best in problem-solving student design," recently announced their regional finalists, selected from over 500 submission entries. The...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    08.13.10

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