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  1. Waterpod: A Nomad Habitation for the Climate Changed Future
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    Waterpod: A Nomad Habitation for the Climate Changed Future

    While scientists usually get the big headlines for research and forecasts related to global warming, many artists and designers are proposing their own noteworthy responses to this monumental...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    12.15.08

  2. Managing Space
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    Managing Space

    British architects Foster + Partners have revealed their "expansive" new design for the Yale School of Management in New Haven, Connecticut. As dean Sharon Oster remarked upon helping to...

    written by: Geoff Manaugh
    12.15.08

  3. Be Your Own Marimekko
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    Be Your Own Marimekko

    Does the lack of Jar Jar Binks pillow shams make you want to design your own Star Wars bedsheets? Do plain ol' red-or-blue-bandanas make you crave more creativity for your hobo bindles?

    written by: David A. Greene
    12.15.08

  4. D.J. Morphosis
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    D.J. Morphosis

    What does a Pritzker Prize–winning architect have on his iPod? Thanks to Santa Monica, California, public radio station KCRW, we now know that Thom Mayne of Morphosis likes to listen to Dr....

    written by: David A. Greene
    12.14.08

  5. Eutopia! I’ve Found it!
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    Eutopia! I’ve Found it!

    While the rest of my Design Miami/Art Basel cohorts were traipsing around in a sea of expensive gear, white pants, and more stilettos than you can shake a Jean Prouvé side chair at, I...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    12.14.08

  6. 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

  7. Mangas Rug

    Mangas Rug

    It was love at first sight for us with Mangas, a collection of rugs by Patricia Urquiola for Gan that redefine the chunky knit. Translated into Spanish, the name means "sleeve," and the...

  8. Studio Desk

    Studio Desk

    The Studio Desk by BlueLounge holds the simple solution for much of your desktop clutter. A secret compartment within the desk houses all the cords, plugs, and the like that typically manage to...

    $599.95

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. Card Speaker

    Card Speaker

    We're savoring the last days of our traditionally late-to-the-party summer in San Francisco, but there's a chance we'll still see one more weekend of warm enough weather to loll in the park. The...

    $75.00

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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

  16. 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

  17. 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

  18. 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

  19. 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

  20. Piegato One Shelf

    Piegato One Shelf

    Pros Colorful, flat-packed, and not terribly expensive, the Piegato One by Matthias Ries is a poppy shelf that folds into place for easy installation. It even has its own bookends that bend out to ...

    $128.00

  21. Wall Shelf 112B

    Wall Shelf 112B

    Pros The classic of the bunch, Alvar Aalto’s 1936 design is the quintessence of Scandinavian modernism. Better still, the 112B is deep and wide enough to handle a potted plant and your Fin...

    $425.00

  22. Storylines Shelf

    Storylines Shelf

    Pros Though it’s dubbed Storylines, when this shelf is loaded up with books you’re as apt to get a skyline hovering on your wall. The shelf’s hefty steel makes it the bruiser of o...

    $290.00

  23. String Soft Shelf

    String Soft Shelf

    Pros This limited-edition reissue of Nils Strinning’s stunning String shelf from 1949 has all the humble grace of the original with a trio of lovely hues on the wire supports. The three she...

    $330.00

  24. 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

  25. 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

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