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  1. The Full Spectrum: Seize sur Vingt

    The Full Spectrum: Seize sur Vingt

    In the second of of a three-part video series on color theory, senior editor Aaron Britt visits designer James Jurney, founder and owner of Soho boutique Seize sur Vingt, to discuss the role of...

    07.29.10

  2. Arcata Rug

    Arcata Rug

    Did Charpin have the Humboldt County hippie stronghold in mind when he designed this hand-tufted wool rug? The doodle-like intersecting lines betray the influence of Arcata’s premier cash crop.

  3. Salaam Mumbai
    House Tours

    Salaam Mumbai

    Seeking to harmoniously integrate a modern aesthetic into the varied architectural vernaculars of Mumbai, India, the Brooklyn-based firm Khanna Schultz (made up of the wife-and-husband team of...

    written by: Erika Heet
    photos by: Edmund Sumner
    07.28.10

  4. Striking Angular Cottage in Connecticut
    House Tours

    Striking Angular Cottage in Connecticut

    What happens when the guest house becomes home? Retired couple Suzanne and Brooks Kelley found out when a pair of brainy New Haven architects breathed new architectural life into the property they...

    written by: William Lamb
    photos by: Mark Mahaney
    07.28.10

  5. John Madin: Birmingham Mod

    John Madin: Birmingham Mod

    Continuing in the vein of highlighting the modern design of yesteryear in the north of England, here is a BBC documentary from 1965 focused on the leading modernist of Birmingham, John Madin....

    written by: Aaron Britt
    07.28.10

  6. Void Light

    Void Light

    This light fixture would look right at home illuminating a futuristic living room or updating a historic home.

  7. Living in a Polish Water Tower
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    Living in a Polish Water Tower

    I received an unexpected postcard from the petite Polish town of Dąbrówno last week, sent by my friend Tim who was backpacking through Europe. He mentioned that he was shacking up in a...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    07.27.10

  8. Designer Tag Sale

    Designer Tag Sale

    The Designer Tag Sale is an upscale interior designer yard/tag sale featuring over 30 of Los Angeles' top interior designers and stores/vendors. Features a book signing by Lulu Powers of her new...

    07.27.10

  9. Café America Chair
    Product

    Café America Chair

    At our San Francisco office, we've had reuse on our minds. While perusing projects online this week, Grain Design's Café America chair caught my eye. The chair is not only made of recycled...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    07.27.10

  10. Manchester Modernist Society
    House Tours

    Manchester Modernist Society

    I was out walking with some friends this weekend and trying very hard to think of the name of a certain mid-century Manchester, England, architect and utterly failing. We were talking about...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    07.27.10

  11. Bed Bug

    Bed Bug

    Eschewing sharp lines and tight corners for a far more bulbous take on the bed, Paola Navone’s low-lying design gives the 
effect of settling into an overstuffed cloud.

  12. Designer Gaetano Pesce
    Interviews

    Designer Gaetano Pesce

    After meeting Gaetano Pesce at “Pieces of a Larger Puzzle,” his first West Coast retrospective at the Istituto Italiano di Cultura in Westwood, I caught up with the artist, designer and...

    written by: Erika Heet
    07.26.10

  13. 24th Annual AIA Austin Homes Tour

    24th Annual AIA Austin Homes Tour

    This October 2-3, AIA Austin will hold its annual AIA Austin Homes Tour, a showcase of great design by local architects. The 12 homes on the tour feature contemporary and traditional designs, as...

    07.26.10

  14. Logo Showdown
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    Logo Showdown

    I recently spent an afternoon merrily clicking my way through 'Brand New,' a website manned by Bryony Gomez-Palacio and Armin Vit, two graphic designers who dedicate themselves to, among other...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    07.26.10

  15. Bigger is Better
    Essay

    Bigger is Better

    Welcome to the era of the megacity. The world has more big cities than at any time in history, and those cities are larger than they have ever been. There are now more than 30 urban centers with...

    written by: Mark Lamster
    07.26.10

  16. Comback Chair

    Comback Chair

    Don’t call it a Comb Back. The classic Windsor chair gets a multinational makeover via Patricia Urquiola. Gone are the spindled legs and gently curving wood, replaced with geometric accents...

  17. Bike By Me
    Product

    Bike By Me

    I cannot stop playing around on Bike By Me's website.  

    07.25.10

  18. TechnoCRAFT
    Event Spotlight

    TechnoCRAFT

    Out-of-the-box is so old school. On view now at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco is TechnoCRAFT, an exhibit that exhibit focuses in on the current trend of adapting a mass...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    07.24.10

  19. Shelved By Color
    Books

    Shelved By Color

    I went to the Dwell bookcase today to look for the tome Mutations by Rem Koolhaas and others. I was following up on a note from the fact checker on a Koolhaas quote and needed that book to...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    07.23.10

  20. Friday Finds 7.23.2010
    Week in Review

    Friday Finds 7.23.2010

    As usual, we end the week with a mixed bag of Internetly delights, from crowd-sourced portraiture to eerie galleries of forlorn and forgotten buildings in Detroit.

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    07.23.10

  21. Alodia

    Alodia

    Striking a perfect equilibrium between the tubular base and steel seat, Todd Bracher’s Alodia distills stooldom down to linear harmony.

  22. Small Scale, Big Change: New Architectures of Social Engagement at MoMA

    Small Scale, Big Change: New Architectures of Social Engagement at MoMA

    Organized by MoMA, the exhibition focuses on 11 major architectural projects in underserved communities around the world: Alabama, Bangladesh, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Chile, Lebanon, Los Angeles,...

    07.22.10

  23. Events this Weekend: 7.22-7.25
    Week in Review

    Events this Weekend: 7.22-7.25

    This week we bring you three exhibitions to be sure to catch before they close.

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    07.22.10

  24. Rem Koolhaas DVD Winners
    Post

    Rem Koolhaas DVD Winners

    A short while back I announced that we'd be giving away five DVDs of the new film Rem Koolhaas: A Kind of Architect directed by Markus Heidingsfelder and Min Tesch. The time has come to announce...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    07.22.10

  25. Store

    Store

    Better suited to storing sugar than supporting Apollo missions, these ceramic containers’ lines were nevertheless inspired by space capsules. Armstrong and Aldrin would definitely approve.

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