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  1. De LaB and Good Events in Los Angeles
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    De LaB and Good Events in Los Angeles

    Good Magazine recently opened a new location in Hollywood, and they are keeping their promise to fill it with interesting design-related events for the month of December.

    written by: Laure Joliet
    12.14.08

  2. Pipe Planter by Nobuhiro Sato
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    Pipe Planter by Nobuhiro Sato

    For botanically-minded architecture lovers, this is quite cute. While searching the wide world of online gift guides, I came across this planter by Nobuhiro Sato of Pull+Push.

    written by: Sarah Rich
    12.13.08

  3. From Houseboats to Hummers
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    From Houseboats to Hummers

    What recession? Heath Ceramics, the storied Sausalito, California, ceramics studio founded by Bauhaus-trained potter Edith Heath (1911-2005) in the 1940s—and revitalized by new owners Robin...

    written by: David A. Greene
    12.13.08

  4. Flowers on the Table
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    Flowers on the Table

    It has been around for a while, the concept of transferring images from a digital photo file to the surface of an everyday product. Perhaps the first such items we saw were the amusement park and...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    12.13.08

  5. LA Event: Succulent How To at Big Red Sun
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    LA Event: Succulent How To at Big Red Sun

    Succulents have been enjoying some time in the spotlight as eco friendly plants that take little water and even less care.  This weekend succulent mavens Big Red Sun will be hosting a holiday...

    written by: Laure Joliet
    12.12.08

  6. Modern House Numbers
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    Modern House Numbers

    During this past week, I’ve stumbled upon quite a number of great modern house numbers, from the classic Neutra numbers to my latest favorite, Numbers by Andrew Byrom . Here’s a look at...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    12.12.08

  7. Please Mr. Postman – Letterpress Holiday Cards
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    Please Mr. Postman – Letterpress Holiday Cards

    Holiday cards and I have a very strong, very long-standing love/wait relationship. I love writing and sending (and receiving!) them, but always wait to find the perfect design until all of a sudden...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    12.12.08

  8. Wanders’ Walls: Miami Beach’s Newest Hotel is the Mondrian South Beach
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    Wanders’ Walls: Miami Beach’s Newest Hotel is the Mondrian South Beach

    The Mondrian South Beach, a new luxury boutique hotel designed by Dutch design star Marcel Wanders, is much like Wanders himself: large, white, and pricey.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    12.12.08

  9. Eat Me, I'm Green
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    Eat Me, I'm Green

    Michelle Kaufman, the Martha Stewart of sustainable architecture, has unveiled her annual gingerbread version of one of her eco-homes, and this year it's an edible version of the new mkSolaire.

    written by: David A. Greene
    12.11.08

  10. Victoria Keddie: Portraits
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    Victoria Keddie: Portraits

    Portraiture is an art form often perceived as antiquated or relegated to royalty, calling to mind beautiful renderings of rosy-faced children in layers of lace and velvet, lounging by the...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    12.11.08

  11. Re:Vision Dallas Design Charrette
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    Re:Vision Dallas Design Charrette

    On Friday of last week I attended the Re:Vision Dallas design charrette, one that hopes to remake a blighted city block of downtown Dallas into a haven of sustainable design and a catalyst for...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    12.11.08

  12. Ceramics from Ezme Designs
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    Ceramics from Ezme Designs

    While I generally eschew plastic tableware in favor of ceramic and glass, which both last longer and do less damage to the environment (unless you break them), I've had a hard time resisting the...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    12.10.08

  13. Cities and Their Grids
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    Cities and Their Grids

    John Briscella, a Philadelphian now earning his Masters in "Urban Strategies" in Vienna—surely one of the most interesting degree titles out there—has put together a new...

    written by: Geoff Manaugh
    12.10.08

  14. Patchwork Pavilion
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    Patchwork Pavilion

    The Patchwork Pavilion in Brazil calls to mind a flurry of snowflakes, a giant scale votive, or those kitschy concrete walls in Southern California. Though the final result is decidedly elegant,...

    written by: Laure Joliet
    12.10.08

  15. Räsymatto Cereal Bowl

    Räsymatto Cereal Bowl

    The bold graphics of this cereal bowl are sure to brighten any morning. Use it for meals or as a small fruit bowl. We love that its good looks are balanced by practicality: Räysmatto is...

    $24.00

  16. Wim Crouwel—Miami’s Graphic Designer du Jour
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    Wim Crouwel—Miami’s Graphic Designer du Jour

    Though the Campana brothers carried the day at Design Miami, and Art Basel housed more Jean Dubuffet than you’d care to buy, or sell, the graphic designer holding court on Miami Beach this...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    12.09.08

  17. Inhabitat Shop
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    Inhabitat Shop

    Just in time for the holidays, our friends over at Inhabitat launched an online retail shop today.

    written by: Sarah Rich
    12.09.08

  18. Infusion Lounge
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    Infusion Lounge

    San Francisco is where west first met east so it makes sense that Hong Kong designer Kinney Chan’s first US project, here in the city by the Bay, is an Asian-inspired bar and restaurant.

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    12.09.08

  19. The Mini-E Revealed
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    The Mini-E Revealed

    So I actually got to see (and sit in) the much-hyped, all-electric Mini E at the Los Angeles Auto Show, and there were rumors that a fleet of them were seen tooling around Beverly Hills....

    written by: David A. Greene
    12.08.08

  20. 2009 Calendars on Etsy
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    2009 Calendars on Etsy

    The time has come to start seeking out a 2009 calendar. While the boring black-jacketed day planner is sometimes a necessity, a wall or desk calendar with a bit more style can be a nice way to keep...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    12.08.08

  21. Perillo Chair
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    Perillo Chair

    German designer Martin Ballendat’s Perillo lounge chair for Zuco won the people’s choice award at the Orgatec trade show in October and has earned our nod of approval, too. The...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    12.08.08

  22. A Bookstore Made from Remainders
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    A Bookstore Made from Remainders

    It's rare to hear about a new bookstore opening anywhere these days, but the Stories Bookstore and Café, in the eclectic Los Angeles neighborhood of Echo Park, is busting the trend—and...

    written by: David A. Greene
    12.07.08

  23. Of Golden Pigs and Golden Calves
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    Of Golden Pigs and Golden Calves

    Two of the usual suspects in what is arguably New York's new American design mecca of Williamsburg are being particularly nice these days. Golden Calf and The Future Perfect are in the holiday...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    12.07.08

  24. Stop the Presses
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    Stop the Presses

    It's not often that a recycled component makes a product more valuable than if it were made from virgin material alone, but in the case of Stug Bags, it works.

    written by: David A. Greene
    12.07.08

  25. Poster Service
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    Poster Service

    Posters have come a long way since those old David Cassidy or Hanson classics you ripped straight from the pages of Teen Beat and stuck above your bed with a few strips of scotch tape.

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    12.06.08

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