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  1. The Albert Frey House

    The Albert Frey House

    This 45-minute guided tour is a rare opportunity to see the 1,000-square-foot residence of the late modernist architect Albert Frey. Situated on a mountain precipice overlooking downtown Palm...

    01.31.10

  2. Between Earth and Heaven: The Architecture of John Lautner

    Between Earth and Heaven: The Architecture of John Lautner

    This exhibition is the first comprehensive overview of John Lautner’s architecture. Co-curated by Los Angeles–based architect Frank Escher, who is also the Administrator of the John...

    01.30.10

  3. Antler Armchair

    Antler Armchair

    Nendo's playful rustic-goes-modern armchair is a collaboration with venerable Italian brand Cappelini. The piece was introduced in Milan last year and now available for purchase, and its rounded...

  4. A Look Inside V&A Pattern
    Books

    A Look Inside V&A Pattern

    London's Victoria and Albert Museum has opened up its extensive archives and published the fantastic V&A Pattern volumes. The first four hardcover editions in the series are William Morris,...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    01.30.10

  5. VIA: 30 Years of Furniture Design
    Event Spotlight

    VIA: 30 Years of Furniture Design

    For 30 years, the Valorisation de L’Innovation dans l’Ameublement, affectionately known as VIA, has promoted contemporary, innovative furniture design with economical and eco-friendly...

    written by: Suzy Evans
    01.29.10

  6. Friday Finds 1.29.2010
    Week in Review

    Friday Finds 1.29.2010

    The end of the week is nigh and you know what that means—we happily share the linky bounty of the Internet, from rediscovered books on hippie homes to healthy doses of graphic design lust....

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    01.29.10

  7. Emily Pilloton
    Interviews

    Emily Pilloton

    In January 2008, Emily Pilloton founded Project H Design in an effort to "turn criticism into action" by connecting socially minded designers with the communities in need of their...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    01.29.10

  8. A_Stool

    A_Stool

    What Jonathan Nesci's a-frame A_Stool lacks in swivel it more than makes up for in style. The simple seat is made from a thin 1/4 inch of powder-coated aluminum, and is available black and white in...

    $650.00

  9. Events this Weekend: 1.28-1.31
    Week in Review

    Events this Weekend: 1.28-1.31

    This week we're adding a new feature to our weekly Out and About articles: slideshows featuring images from each of the weekend's highlighted exhibitions. Just because you can't make it to all the...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    01.28.10

  10. Slow Cooker

    Slow Cooker

    The traditional tagine gets a modern Dutch makeover with Margriet Foolen's slow cooker for Royal VKB. Making a tasty meal is as simple as tossing all your fresh ingredients in and putting the...

    $64.00

  11. Universal Design: Public Restrooms

    Universal Design: Public Restrooms

    In the first video of a two-part series, New York–based firm Smart Design examines the intersection between Universal Design principles and the limitations of public bathrooms.

    01.27.10

  12. Maison & Objet 2010
    Travel Reports

    Maison & Objet 2010

    Last weekend, contributing blogger Scott Newlin attended Maison & Objet, a Parisian fair featuring objects that range from furniture to gifts to home decor. Seemingly bigger and bigger each...

    written by: Scott Newlin
    01.27.10

  13. LA Tech-Habitat Home
    House Tours

    LA Tech-Habitat Home

    Building for a client with specific desires can be difficult, but designing for one with few programming preferences can often be harder. Such was the case for a team of nine fifth-year students at...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    01.26.10

  14. Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Modern Century

    Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Modern Century

    The exhibition, the first major retrospective of Bresson's work in the U.S. in more than 30 years, comprises 300 prints from 1929 to 1989, at least one fifth of them previously unknown to the...

    01.26.10

  15. An Introduction to Contractors
    Design 101

    An Introduction to Contractors

    Architect-author, Dan Maginn of El Dorado Inc., in Kansas City, Missouri, gives us the inside track on one of his favorite subjects: contractors. Learn what makes them tick, how to work with them,...

    written by: Dan Maginn
    01.26.10

  16. Truss Library Desk and Shelf

    Truss Library Desk and Shelf

    Cranbrook Academy Designer-in-Residence Scott Klinker created the Truss series for Context Furniture, making this a thoroughly modern Michigan collaboration. The birch plywood pieces are given a...

    $785.00

  17. Campbells' Coup
    House Tours

    Campbells' Coup

    Modernist furniture may signal worldly tastes, but its American origins lie in Michigan’s humble reaches. It’s here that Keith and Mary Campbell renovated a lakeside cottage into a...

    written by: James Griffioen
    photos by: Raimund Koch
    01.25.10

  18. Shard Planter Bench

    Shard Planter Bench

    The geometric Shard Planter Bench is more than just planter or bench—it’s a sculptural piece of art. Designed by Charles Constantine for Planterworx’s Element collection, each...

    $3200.00

  19. Griffin XL Planter

    Griffin XL Planter

    Phase Design’s Griffin planter is as substantial as it is stunning. Made from hand-sanded fiberglass with an automotive polyurethane gloss finish the Griffin measures in at 18-inches high and...

    $880.00

  20. TH-4 Planter

    TH-4 Planter

    This mid-century-modern-style planter, which stands 26 inches high, rings of Case Study House qualities but speaks strongly to those captured by recently renewed cravings for all things ceramic....

    $1095.00

  21. Words You Should Know
    Design 101

    Words You Should Know

    Bid: How much the contractor will charge to build the house. Different than “estimate.” (“Bid” is to “estimate” as “getting wife flowers” is to ...

    written by: Dan Maginn
    01.25.10

  22. Building Tomorrow
    Design 101

    Building Tomorrow

    What will the future hold for contractors and builders? We asked three industry leaders for their prognostications.

    written by: Dan Maginn
    01.25.10

  23. In the Nick of Time
    Design 101

    In the Nick of Time

    Though contractors are unusually deft with tools, accidents do happen. SawStop puts an end to that.

    written by: Dan Maginn
    01.25.10

  24. Why Is Joe Frowning?
    Design 101

    Why Is Joe Frowning?

    So you’ve brought home a bumbling new contractor who’ll turn your Ritz into a wreck. How to avoid it? Read on.

    written by: Dan Maginn
    01.25.10

  25. Why Is Jane Smiling?
    Design 101

    Why Is Jane Smiling?

    So you’ve brought home an ebullient new contractor to turn your wreck into the Ritz. How to do it? Read on.

    written by: Dan Maginn
    01.25.10

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