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  1. Ceramic Speakers

    Ceramic Speakers

    Music can't make much of an impact unless it can be heard, and tunes that are played like they're meant to sound—rich, deep, clean—can be a revelation. San Francisco–based product...

    $495.00

  2. Stripe Mosaic Rug

    Stripe Mosaic Rug

    This hand-felted, hand-sewn rug from Odegard is made from 100% recycled strips of wool, with a style inspired by traditional artisan craftwork. As it's able to be bought by the square foot, you can...

    $86.00

  3. Michael Peterson: Evolution | Revolution

    Michael Peterson: Evolution | Revolution

    Join the San Francisco Museum of Craft+Design for a preview reception for Michael Peterson: Evolution | Revolution, a collection of more than 30 distinctive wood works that showcases two decades of...

    10.05.09

  4. Reports from Italy: Trends in Tile
    Travel Reports

    Reports from Italy: Trends in Tile

    I spent last week at Cersaie, the annual trade show held each year in Bologna, Italy, featuring the latest in ceramic tiles and bath fixtures. When my hosts told me ahead of time to pack...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    10.05.09

  5. Materialism: Black Is Black

    Materialism: Black Is Black

    We all live in a material world, but it is especially true for Material ConneXion. The pioneering international material-database and consulting agency has an ever-expanding library of over 4,500...

    10.05.09

  6. Materialism: Silver Linings

    Materialism: Silver Linings

    The experts at Material ConneXion's sample library, who keep everyone from the designers at Adidas to Zaha Hadid on the cutting edge of innovation, culled these metallic materials for your next...

    10.05.09

  7. Farmhouse Redux
    House Tours

    Farmhouse Redux

    Two years ago architect Chad Everhart came across an old farmhouse near Boone, North Carolina. He could tell it dated back to the Great Depression by the 1930s-era cardboard—once used as...

    written by: J. Michael Welton
    10.05.09

  8. Charlie Cannon and Innovation Studio
    Interviews

    Charlie Cannon and Innovation Studio

    Charlie Cannon is the energetic founder and teacher of RISD's award-winning Innovation Studio. An interdisciplinary class in its eleventh year, the studio invites industrial design, landscape...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    10.05.09

  9. Small Farms Across the United States

    Small Farms Across the United States

    We're creating a map of small farms, where dirt under the fingernails and sweat on the brow mean self-sufficiency, sustainability, and unbeatably delicious homegrown food. Help us build out the map...

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    10.04.09

  10. Worth Wallpaper

    Worth Wallpaper

    This nontoxic, washable wallpaper was custom created by Anita Modha and Jonathan Nodrick for the Canadian boutique Worth. You can create your own wall covering using the pattern of your choice.

  11. Xorel Embossed

    Xorel Embossed

    Xorel withstands a million double rubs before showing signs of wear. Now the polyethylene yarn fabric can be hot-pressed with five embossed patterns.

    $33.00

  12. Jali

    Jali

    Part Star Trek, part John Galliano, these mesmerizing polymer panels will bring a touch of bling to any environment.

  13. Riverstone Black Heart

    Riverstone Black Heart

    Silvery-black pebbles encased in a transparent resin remind us of Jennifer Lopez's movie The Cell—as though this could only exist in CGI.

  14. 3D Textiles

    3D Textiles

    Wool felt takes on a new dimension, literally. The fluted patterns have been used for cushions, but could clad a whole room.

  15. Better x Design: Teddy Cruz
    Travel Reports

    Better x Design: Teddy Cruz

    Providence is all abuzz with "A Better World By Design" this weekend, a three-day conference thrown by students at Brown University and the Rhode Island School of Design. Currently in...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    10.04.09

  16. Homapal

    Homapal

    A high-pressure laminate made from real materials such stainless steel or copper, Homapal is available in a range of intricate textures and patterns and sports a miraculous .05-inch profile.

  17. Glass

    Glass

    This decorative glass is not unlike an enhanced version of a microscopic slide—albeit one that could be ten feet wide.

  18. Sierra Papa Large

    Sierra Papa Large

    This large-scale architectural chain mail could keep your next project safe from marauding Crusaders. Use it for cladding, curtains, or even conveyor belts.

  19. Carisma Metallic

    Carisma Metallic

    Vapor-deposited aluminum coating just like mom used to make! This paperlike textile consists of jillions of coated polyester and polyamide threads.

  20. Maille CM

    Maille CM

    Available in a range of link diameters, this lightweight aluminum fabric lends itself to a variety of unexpected applications.

  21. Xylogramm

    Xylogramm

    The spirit of Verner Panton lives on in these CNC-routed panels. The op art-inspired patterns add depth to any surface.

  22. Spun TPU (Thermopolyurethane) Textile

    Spun TPU (Thermopolyurethane) Textile

    A mesh of extruded thermoplastic polyurethane forms this surprisingly rubbery material.

  23. Aero

    Aero

    This corrugated anodized aluminum product is 100 percent recyclable. Aero will add an instant high-tech Richard Rogers-meets-Doctor Who flair to anything.

  24. Bike Rides

    Bike Rides

    Organized by Aldrich curators Richard Klein and Mónica Ramírez–Montagut, with the advice of musician, artist, and bicycle advocate David Byrne, the exhibition explores the...

    10.04.09

  25. Bike Rack by Studio Tractor
    Product

    Bike Rack by Studio Tractor

    I got a note from Mike Tower of Studio Tractor Architecture the other day showing off his firm's collaboration with metalworker Peter Kirkiles, a cotter pin-inspired bike rack built in...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    10.04.09

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