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  1. Hlaska Evergreen Briefcase
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    Hlaska Evergreen Briefcase

    Having toted this slim, Italian leather valise across the Pacific, across the States and across town, I can say that Hlaska’s Evergreen briefcase is a first-rate piece of luggage, every bit...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    11.25.08

  2. Fresh Kills
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    Fresh Kills

    This darkly-named destination is a repository for rare and elegant vintage furniture–it's the kind of place that offered Election Day discounts on sofa orders, and is documented by a well...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    11.24.08

  3. No More Bored Meetings
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    No More Bored Meetings

    "Research shows that nearly 80% of European employees derive their motivation from working together and sharing experiences with colleagues." So says the Dutch furniture outfit Ahrend,...

    written by: David A. Greene
    11.24.08

  4. MUJI and Thonet
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    MUJI and Thonet

    Just when you thought they couldn't get any cooler, Muji announces that they've joined up with Thonet to re-imagine the classic bentwood and Bauhaus chairs.

    written by: Laure Joliet
    11.24.08

  5. iPod Accessory
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    iPod Accessory

    Four paper cups + two tooth picks + iPod with classic earbuds = affordable and modern looking DIY speakers.

    written by: Laure Joliet
    11.23.08

  6. L.A.'s Newest High School
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    L.A.'s Newest High School

    I was serving on jury duty a few months ago, gazing out the window during an interminable discussion about the definition of "vehicle tampering," when I noticed something new on the...

    written by: David A. Greene
    11.23.08

  7. Gmail Theme Lab
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    Gmail Theme Lab

    A quiet but significant change took place yesterday, and it likely affected many of you: Gmail launched "Themes"—a new feature that caused your old familiar inbox screen to change...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    11.23.08

  8. From Frocks to Fabrics
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    From Frocks to Fabrics

    Proenza Schouler is a design duo more known for rocking the runway than the weaving loom: their ready-to-wear lines are press-pleasers, and draw gasps from fashionistas worldwide for their somewhat...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    11.22.08

  9. Ada = Architecture in New York
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    Ada = Architecture in New York

    Ada Louise Huxtable is the doyenne of architecture criticism in New York, if not the world: as architecture critic at the New York Times from the early 60s until the early 80s, and more recently,...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    11.22.08

  10. Angel Investors
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    Angel Investors

    For over ten years, Angel Street Thrift Shop has attracted savvy Manhattanites to Chelsea–those with the bravery and general wherewithal to buy the authentic, the used, and the discounted,...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    11.22.08

  11. Angela Adams for Architex
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    Angela Adams for Architex

    Angela Adams recently expanded her upbeat retro textile designs with more rugged and sustainable fabrics to help spruce up hospitals, office cubicles, and the outdoors.

    written by: Laure Joliet
    11.21.08

  12. Greenbuild Conference: Home Insurance
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    Greenbuild Conference: Home Insurance

    If there’s one thing that’s clear about the movement, it’s that green is manifesting itself in interesting, odd, and diverse ways.

    written by: Christopher Bright
    11.21.08

  13. Yesterday's Kitchen of Tomorrow
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    Yesterday's Kitchen of Tomorrow

    Did you know that you can search the archives of Life Magazine via Google? Take a look at what we used to consider a modern kitchen–the Kitchen of Tomorrow presented in Toledo Ohio in 1943.

    written by: Laure Joliet
    11.21.08

  14. Prospect.1
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    Prospect.1

    New Orleans is known for its sultry jazz and tasty po-boys, but it’s also developing a reputation as a center for modern and contemporary design. This was particularly evident when I was in...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    11.21.08

  15. Cyclorama Saved from Destruction (For Now)
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    Cyclorama Saved from Destruction (For Now)

    Remember the Gettysburg Cyclorama?   Four years ago, there was a petition circulated to save the 1961 Richard Neutra building from demolition.

    written by: David A. Greene
    11.20.08

  16. Greenbuild Conference: FLOR
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    Greenbuild Conference: FLOR

    There’s no questioning the validity and worthiness of the growing popularity of green, but the relentless reliance on the term—rivaled perhaps only by the slew of i-prefixed electronic...

    written by: Christopher Bright
    11.20.08

  17. Aguiniga Design
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    Aguiniga Design

    Probably most striking is Tanya Aguiniga's ability to blend traditional craft techniques with modern furniture design and not lose any of the heart or the style of either application.

    written by: Laure Joliet
    11.20.08

  18. Greenbuild Conference: Yolo Colorhouse
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    Greenbuild Conference: Yolo Colorhouse

    Spin art isn’t something people normally engage in on a trade show floor—perhaps the state of the housing and building market is just too depressing to play with paint at present....

    written by: Kathryn Schulz
    11.20.08

  19. Sacco, 40th Anniversary
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    Sacco, 40th Anniversary

    A chair by any other name is still a chair but what about a chair with no legs, no arms, and no permanent seat or backrest?

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    11.20.08

  20. Orange Burst Clock

    Orange Burst Clock

    Waking up is hard to do. Running late is no fun. Looking up to realize you just watched a few too many episodes of Downton Abby is a little disconcerting. But the sting of these time-based...

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  21. Greenbuild Conference: Waste Management
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    Greenbuild Conference: Waste Management

    The sustainability movement has gone through a series of evolutions and iterations over the past several years—from nascent niche groups to mainstream, greenwashing, and back again&mdash...

    written by: Christopher Bright
    11.19.08

  22. Tour the Salk with Ellen
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    Tour the Salk with Ellen

    This past Friday I was down in San Diego touring the city with architect Aaron Anderson of Studio Anderson. No modernist worth his salt would consider leaving San Diego without a visit to Louis...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    11.19.08

  23. Red Hook Is for Bicycle Lovers
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    Red Hook Is for Bicycle Lovers

    The winner and finalists of the Red Hook Bicycle Master Plan Competition—the Forum for Urban Design's competition to re-imagine Red Hook, Brooklyn, as "the most bicycle friendly...

    written by: David A. Greene
    11.19.08

  24. My Favorite Pickles and Pickle Jars
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    My Favorite Pickles and Pickle Jars

    While compiling a list of modern gifts for under $20 I started thinking about what makes a gift really special.  And I realized that for me the best gifts to give and to get are favorites....

    written by: Laure Joliet
    11.19.08

  25. Ada Louise Huxtable
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    Ada Louise Huxtable

    The New York Times recently featured a refreshing interview with Ada Louise Huxtable, the doyenne of architecture critics, by writer Phillip Lopate.

    written by: David A. Greene
    11.18.08

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