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  1. Spinner Whistle Teakettle

    Spinner Whistle Teakettle

    Michael Graves, world-renowned and award winning architect and designer, creates buildings and products that foster well-being and contribute to the quality of life for all of us. This stainless...

    $54.95

  2. Snaidero Universal Design Kitchens
    Product

    Snaidero Universal Design Kitchens

    Universal design doesn't need to be ugly--and, more so, shouldn't be. Done well, it's undifferentiated design for the whole population, for disabled and nondisabled people alike, as Graham Pullin,...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    02.10.10

  3. Universal Design: Sense and Sensibility
    Design 101

    Universal Design: Sense and Sensibility

    The CD player that Naoto Fukasawa designed for the Japanese manufacturer Muji is as simple as it looks and about as simple as it gets. It’s a square box, mounted on the wall, reminiscent of a...

    02.09.10

  4. Going Out of Tune
    Design 101

    Going Out of Tune

    Tuning a traditional radio is a simple and incredibly rich interaction. As we turn the dial, we hear snippets of sound as the stations come and go. We navigate by the programs on air, picking up...

    02.09.10

  5. Visible Touch
    Design 101

    Visible Touch

    A lot of universal design feels more like a tacked-on concession to special interest groups than an intrinsic element in the design process. Now let’s suppose we flip that around. 

    02.09.10

  6. For All Mankind
    Design 101

    For All Mankind

    The future of universal design is what’s in store for us collectively. Here’s the heads-up.

    02.09.10

  7. An Introduction to Universal Design
    Design 101

    An Introduction to Universal Design

    Mention universal design and see your companions’ eyes start glazing over. Though formally flashy chairs and posh penthouses may reside at the sexier end of the design world, universal design...

    written by: Graham Pullin
    02.09.10

  8. Contemplating the Void: Interventions in the Guggenheim Museum

    Contemplating the Void: Interventions in the Guggenheim Museum

    Since its opening in 1959, the Frank Lloyd Wright–designed Guggenheim building has served as an inspiration for invention, challenging artists and architects to react to its eccentric,...

    02.09.10

  9. Room & Board Finds

    Room & Board Finds

    Last week I took a little bus trip down to San Francisco's Design District to have a peek at what's new, and fairly new, from mod furniture purveyor Room & Board. I met up with Joe Darling who...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    02.09.10

  10. Light Beyond Vision

    Light Beyond Vision

    For the third event in a series on light, swissnex San Francisco brings Jean-Louis Scartezzini and Mirjam Münch, from the Solar Energy and Building Physics Laboratory at EPFL, to present their...

    02.09.10

  11. Neutra Territory
    Essay

    Neutra Territory

    Richard Neutra's son Raymond examines the internal architecture of his legendary father through a 1958 Berkeley psychological study.

    02.09.10

  12. 12 Design-smart Food Containers
    Product Reviews

    12 Design-smart Food Containers

    Packed-up leftovers and stacked-up pantries are rarely the pride of the kitchen, but hiding them out of sight puts perishables precariously out of mind. A display-worthy set of design-smart...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    photos by: Maren Caruso
    02.09.10

  13. Small Spinners

    Small Spinners

    These hand-crafted spinners are a series of porcelain planters well-suited to housing herbs, but equally adept at hanging on to pencils, candles, or small tabletop clutter. They come available in...

    $44.00

  14. Swing Doors

    Swing Doors

    The Sliding Door Co. has turned the traditional hinge door into a grand opening! Our cutting edge design says “innovation”, “style”, “something special”. But...

  15. Wall Slide Doors

    Wall Slide Doors

    Here’s the perfect alternative to pocket doors — wall slide doors from The Sliding Door Co. With a stunning choice of frame finishes, door patterns and either frosted or clear...they...

  16. Closet Doors

    Closet Doors

    Get your closet design on the right track with these safe, stylish, easygliding doors. You can choose from a number of cutting-edge designs in frosted glass, milky glass or mirrors.

  17. Office Partitions

    Office Partitions

    The Sliding Door Co. brings you the brightest ideas in workspace. Walls that are as sturdy as they are beautiful. As design-flexible as they are safe. Our doors feature exclusive locking and roller...

  18. Room Dividers

    Room Dividers

    Making the best use of open spaces can be a problem. The solution — room dividers from The Sliding Door Co. They come in many standard sizes and patterns or can be custom designed and built.

  19. Kiosk's Groundhog Collection
    Product

    Kiosk's Groundhog Collection

    It's been a couple of days since the groundhog saw his shadow, but at Kiosk, it's Groundhog Day for a little bit longer. The poster store of eclectic collections assembled a special (and...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    02.08.10

  20. Bringing It All Back Home
    My House

    Bringing It All Back Home

    Relying on local materials, local craftsmen, and the land her family has farmed for over two centuries, a New Yorker rediscovers her Midwestern roots.

    written by: William Lamb
    photos by: Kyoko Hamada
    02.08.10

  21. SFMoMA 75th Anniversary Show
    Event Spotlight

    SFMoMA 75th Anniversary Show

    Though the iconic Mario Botta building that houses the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art has only graced the city's South of Market neighborhood since 1995, the museum itself has brought modern...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    02.08.10

  22. Modern Surf Shack in Venice
    My House

    Modern Surf Shack in Venice

    It was the surf and the artsy vibe that attracted Eric Grunbaum to Venice Beach, California, 18 years ago. An avid surfer and creative director for an advertising agency, he thrives on lively...

    written by: Paul Young
    photos by: Ye Rin Mok
    02.08.10

  23. Haute Culture Mini Gardens

    Haute Culture Mini Gardens

    It only takes about four days to start seeing the first shades of green sprouting from these Haute Culture mini gardens by French brand Racine Carré. Grow grass, basil or peas in three...

    $22.00

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