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  1. Kodak Opts for OLED in New Digital Picture Frames
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    Kodak Opts for OLED in New Digital Picture Frames

    It's strange. I've never actually met someone who owns a digital picture frame. Nor have I seen one in use while passing through the myriad homes or apartments of friends and acquaintances. Yet...

    written by: Bryan Gardiner
    09.21.08

  2. They Gave Me a Pritzker and All I Got Was This Lousy Toilet
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    They Gave Me a Pritzker and All I Got Was This Lousy Toilet

    Norwegian modernist Sverre Fehn was awarded the Pritzker Prize in 1997, and what was that eminent architect’s first post-Pritzker commission? An outhouse.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    09.21.08

  3. London Design Festival: Pool Table
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    London Design Festival: Pool Table

    One of the most surprising things at Tent—one of the LDF shows—is the 'Lazy Chair' by Freshwest Design. Like one of those toy hula hooping figures that are held together with elastic,...

    written by: Sam Jacob
    09.22.08

  4. London Design Festival: This Is Not a Detergent Bottle
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    London Design Festival: This Is Not a Detergent Bottle

    More ceramics from Tent, in the form of everyday, disposable objects cast in porcelain.

    written by: Sam Jacob
    09.22.08

  5. SFO's Terminal Two Takes Off
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    SFO's Terminal Two Takes Off

    San Francisco International has just unveiled plans for the redesign of domestic Terminal Two, an impressive economic endeavor for California's fastest growing airport. The ambitious remodel aims...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    09.22.08

  6. London Design Festival: Twee Party
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    London Design Festival: Twee Party

    There seems to be a crockery revival—Tent has a whole host of young designers showing ceramic work of one kind or another. Perhaps the most beautiful was the 'Blaue Blume' range of tableware...

    written by: Sam Jacob
    09.22.08

  7. Art Deco Saved (For Now)
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    Art Deco Saved (For Now)

    Who says you can't fight City Hall? In my Los Angeles neighborhood of Silver Lake, a 1936 Streamline Moderne gas station was saved from the wrecking ball last week, by a coterie of community...

    written by: David A. Greene
    09.22.08

  8. What Would Sverre Fehn Do?
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    What Would Sverre Fehn Do?

    Only slightly less annoying than the self-satisfied American who, upon visiting Europe, complains that everything is better back in the States, is the grossly insecure American who laments...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    09.22.08

  9. London Design Festival: Straw Bale Seat
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    London Design Festival: Straw Bale Seat

    The Greenhaus is a design collective of British designers whose work revolves around concepts of sustainability. Their standout product at the London Design Festival is Neil Barron's plastic...

    written by: Sam Jacob
    09.23.08

  10. Electrolux Design Competition: The Sook
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    Electrolux Design Competition: The Sook

    Electrolux recently unveiled the finalists in their design lab competition.  Among the top picks: a social networking device for the kitchen that can not only taste your dish but can...

    written by: Laure Joliet
    09.23.08

  11. The X2700: Shuttle’s Smallest Mini PC Yet
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    The X2700: Shuttle’s Smallest Mini PC Yet

    Notebooks may be grabbing all the headlines, but the industry’s concurrent obsession with diminutive desktop PCs continues unabated. Witness Shuttle’s latest X2700, the smallest...

    written by: Bryan Gardiner
    09.23.08

  12. Two Jakes
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    Two Jakes

    There are these two brothers with last name Jacobs. Once in the not-distant past they opened a furniture shop on Williamsburg's design row (Wythe Avenue, according to the street sign). It grew in...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    09.23.08

  13. Rhino
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    Rhino

    My wife "dragged" me to our local flea market spot today. We didn't get down the first isle and this hopsacky little guy charged us.

    written by: Andy Cruz
    09.23.08

  14. London Design Festival: Kanittha Mairaing
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    London Design Festival: Kanittha Mairaing

    Goldsmiths' postgraduate design community have a show at The Boiler House, Old Truman Brewery, on Brick Lane as part of the London Design Festival. Amongst the work shown is the 'Unfortunates'...

    written by: Sam Jacob
    09.23.08

  15. Color Test
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    Color Test

    You read Dwell. You like to think that you have a good eye for design. But how good is your eye really?

    written by: David A. Greene
    09.23.08

  16. California Academy of Sciences Preview
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    California Academy of Sciences Preview

    The grand opening of the new California Academy of Sciences, one of the year’s most anticipated events, is taking place this weekend. To help you make it through the last few days until the...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    09.23.08

  17. Serv ce Station
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    Serv ce Station

    Yes, the "I" is missing. The reason is that SERV CE STATION, a self-appointed "Rural American Design company", finds itself occupying a former garage that, when owners Jonah...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    09.24.08

  18. Wattson and Holmes Make Monitoring Home Energy Use Elementary
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    Wattson and Holmes Make Monitoring Home Energy Use Elementary

    U.K. design firm DIY Kyoto recently announced the launch of cheaper version of its Wattson, an ingenious little device that not only makes monitoring home electricity use a breeze, but even turns...

    written by: Bryan Gardiner
    09.24.08

  19. Pedaling in Paris
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    Pedaling in Paris

    More than ever before, the streets of Paris are filled with bicycles. A city sponsored program was started up a little over a year ago that made 10,000 bikes available all over the city for hourly...

    written by: Laure Joliet
    09.24.08

  20. London Design Festival: Packaging
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    London Design Festival: Packaging

    Packaging seems to be something on young designers' minds—and one of the best products at the LDF dealing with this issue is by Song Bong Kyu. His light uses packaging that doubles as the...

    written by: Sam Jacob
    09.24.08

  21. Floating Pool
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    Floating Pool

    There was once a steel-decked river barge, decommissioned and idle in Morgan City, Louisiana. Lonely and unused, it was purchased by the Neptune Foundation, a not-for-profit that constructs movable...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    09.24.08

  22. Gehry's Grand Performance
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    Gehry's Grand Performance

    Like cloud formations, Frank Gehry's buildings of the past years makes one imagine forms: perhaps a ship's bow, a ray of light, a Hershey's Kiss, an armadillo eating a Hershey's Kiss. But something...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    09.25.08

  23. Buffalo Releases Pocketable Mini Shinobi External Drive
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    Buffalo Releases Pocketable Mini Shinobi External Drive

    Buffalo’s new MiniStation Shinobi is touted as the world’s thinnest external hard drive, and at 5mm thick (about the size of a credit card holder), it’s certainly the thinnest we...

    written by: Bryan Gardiner
    09.25.08

  24. Cal Academy's Green Credentials
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    Cal Academy's Green Credentials

    Photo © Tim Griffith/CAS Everything from the meals to the materials are green at the California Academy of Sciences, opening Sept. 27. The building is expected to receive a LEED platinum ce...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    09.25.08

  25. Chris Jordan at the 2008 IIDA Leaders Breakfast
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    Chris Jordan at the 2008 IIDA Leaders Breakfast

    “Six years ago today I was a very angry, lonely corporate lawyer,” recalls Chris Jordan, the keynote speaker at the 2008 IIDA Leaders Breakfast at the Four Seasons in San Francisco on...

    written by: Sonja Hall
    09.25.08

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