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  1. Porsche Sled
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    Porsche Sled

    Driving gloves, check. Aviator sunglasses, check. Hair gel and minty-fresh breath spray—check. You're ready to hit the slopes with your Porsche Design snow sled, an elegantly designed (and...

    written by: David A. Greene
    01.11.09

  2. Wallet by Joshu+Vela

    Wallet by Joshu+Vela

    This made-in-San Francisco leather wallet from Joshu+Vela is simplicity itself. A simple brass closure and rich, reddish leather hold all you really need to carry with you. Seriously, leave the...

    $75.00

  3. 4,500 Stitches Wrap by plainMADE

    4,500 Stitches Wrap by plainMADE

    The Portland, Oregon, studio of plainMADE trades in hand-made goods that feel especially cozy. For a mere $65 this merino wool scarf can be yours. The red tips give it (and by extension, you) loads...

    $65.00

  4. Light Boxer Brief by PACT

    Light Boxer Brief by PACT

    PACT, purveyors of sustainably produced socks, underwear, and t-shirts, are throwing their philanthropic efforts behind tsunami relief in Japan. Purchase of these boxer briefs from the PACT for...

    $24.00

  5. Port Magazine

    Port Magazine

    We came across this new British men's mag when we were in London earlier this year. We picked up a copy for the plane and found that collection of essays, design coverage, and fashion features to...

    $38.00

  6. Collar Bones by Taylor Stitch

    Collar Bones by Taylor Stitch

    Ditch the plastic collar stays for good and upgrade to some classy brass. These collar bones from the San Francisco shirtmakers Taylor Stitch offer a bit more support and are a good sight more...

    $20.00

  7. Stockholm Brief by Lexdray

    Stockholm Brief by Lexdray

    Though little beats the worn patina of a well-loved leather briefcase, there is an argument to be made for something sleek and techy. The ballistic nylon and many pockets of Lexdray's Stockholm...

    $325.00

  8. Leather Driving Gloves by Mullholland Brothers

    Leather Driving Gloves by Mullholland Brothers

    These dapper drivers are made in Italy of lambskin and offer just enough protection against the cold for west coasters. East Coasters will want something a bit more substantial for a true pair of...

    $95.00

  9. Harris Tweed by Lara Platman

    Harris Tweed by Lara Platman

    This handsome coffee table book documents the great export of the Outer Hebrides islands off the coast of Scotland: Harris tweed. A portrait not so much of the fabric, but of its production, Lara...

    $40.00

  10. A Victory Garden for the White House?
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    A Victory Garden for the White House?

    The White House groundskeepers have made some progress and have launched a gardening practice designed to be more responsible—they are using integrated pest management, fertilizing according...

    written by: Laure Joliet
    01.11.09

  11. Molded Poly Seats Made from Paper
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    Molded Poly Seats Made from Paper

    Most modern furniture aficionados are loyal to the classic molded shell chairs, cast in brightly colored plastic and formed into a soft, comfortable seat. But in the pursuit of more sustainable...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    01.11.09

  12. Bük 'em, Danno
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    Bük 'em, Danno

    For fans of good design, great writing, and smart cultural objects, consider the Bük. Billed as "one provocative essay, short story, portfolio of pictures, collection of poems, or other...

    written by: David A. Greene
    01.10.09

  13. Romper Room Deluxe
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    Romper Room Deluxe

    As of Spring 2009, Manhattan will have a preschool that focuses specifically on art and environment. Luxury multi-family development Clinton Greens on West 51st Street has hired Montreal- and New...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    01.10.09

  14. Google Maps Vacation
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    Google Maps Vacation

    Even though fuel is cheap, in the current economy some of us may feel like we have to forgo vacations to conserve cash. But with improvements in satellite-based internet tools, the ultimate...

    written by: David A. Greene
    01.10.09

  15. Endy Stool

    Endy Stool

    Endy’s boldly colored surfaces nod to the most sensitive part of a plank—–the raw, cut edge—–which is painted at the sawmill and, more often than not, discarded.

    $149.00

  16. Architecture Critics Worth Your Time
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    Architecture Critics Worth Your Time

    As more and more of the design press moves to the web, I'd like to take a moment to remind you blog-hungry architecture fiends that some of the best writing on design still happens in those...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    01.09.09

  17. In The Modern World

    Space of Diplomacy

    On August 7, 1998, two car bombs went off nearly simultaneously in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, and Nairobi, Kenya, killing more than 220 people and all but destroying the U.S. embassies there. The...

    01.09.09

  18. The H-Bus Drops
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    The H-Bus Drops

    The first hydrogen-fuel-cell public transit bus west of the Mississippi will make its debut this coming spring in beautiful downtown Burbank, California.

    written by: David A. Greene
    01.09.09

  19. Stay at My Home
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    Stay at My Home

    What is it to be a great host? Chocolates on the pillow? Free wifi? Fresh slippers? Swiss designers Nicole Lehner and Luzia Kalin created this project as a Bachelor's thesis on hospitality at the...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    01.09.09

  20. The Crystal Chair
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    The Crystal Chair

    To build a chair usually does not begin with filling a large glass tank with water, nor does it involve submerging polyester fibers. This is the approach of visionary Japanese industrial designer...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    01.08.09

  21. Sweet Nothing
    Green

    Sweet Nothing

    We’re heading into an uncertain future, but two things are clear: Technology is getting better and the environment is getting worse. Fortunately, the former offers solutions for the latter,...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    01.08.09

  22. Kid Lit Goes Undergound
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    Kid Lit Goes Undergound

    What is a paper engineer? Something like an architect—but for paper. (Think pop-up books and origami, not bridges and skyscrapers.)

    written by: David A. Greene
    01.08.09

  23. Take Me Home
    My House

    Take Me Home

    A “tree house” of clean lines, ample glass, and thoughtful ingenuity lets a Washington, DC–area family and a stream of weekend guests enjoy prefab living in an unlikely locale:...

    written by: Jeremy Berlin
    photos by: Chris Mueller
    01.08.09

  24. Feng Shui by an Irishwoman
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    Feng Shui by an Irishwoman

    Home as sanctuary: it's a parallel famously established by the Japanese and Thai, but the Irish? New York-based, Dublin-raised interior designer Clodagh is a modern adherent to this school of...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    01.08.09

  25. Make It Right Gets Made
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    Make It Right Gets Made

    The feel-good story: The first six houses funded by Brad Pitt's Make It Right Foundation have been completed in the Lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans. They include homes designed by New Orleans...

    written by: David A. Greene
    01.07.09

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