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  1. Manufractured Takes a Look at Post-Consumer Creativity
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    Manufractured Takes a Look at Post-Consumer Creativity

    Design aficionados and dumpster divers alike will relish the well-laid-out and surprising new book Manufractured: The Conspicuous Transformation of Everyday Objects by Steven Skov Holt and Mara...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    12.02.08

  2. H&M Launches Home Collection
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    H&M Launches Home Collection

    H&M has long been touted as the go-to place for affordable clothes in styles that are straight off the runway. Now they're turning their attention to the home with a new line of housewares...

    written by: Laure Joliet
    12.02.08

  3. Craig Steely Light Wall
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    Craig Steely Light Wall

    The owners of a 10th floor apartment in San Francisco’s Russian Hill neighborhood have what few others can boast: unobstructed views from the Presidio to Alcatraz—and a 40-foot-long...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    12.01.08

  4. Good Design Lecture at Bulthaup Miami
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    Good Design Lecture at Bulthaup Miami

    I’ll be giving a talk on Wednesday, December 3rd, at the Bulthaup showroom in Miami as part of a Dwell event amidst all the Design Miami hubbub.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    12.01.08

  5. Paneling is Cool Again
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    Paneling is Cool Again

    Back in the bad old days of design, the unholy trinity of wall coverings were harvest gold paint, flocked wallpaper, and knotty-pine wood paneling.

    written by: David A. Greene
    12.01.08

  6. Sketches of Spain (and other Gehrys)
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    Sketches of Spain (and other Gehrys)

    What is the purpose of the architectural sketch in the era of computer-assisted design? Is it creative discipline, exploration—or egotism? All three could be argued to be the case when one...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    11.30.08

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    Door-O-Matic

    Are you living in a mid-century gem in need of a couple of authentic details? Ever wonder what your house would look like with the right era door on it? Use the Door-O-Vision to try one on for size.

    written by: Laure Joliet
    11.30.08

  8. Modern Chicken Coop
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    Modern Chicken Coop

    With all the talk of chickens being kept as pets in urban areas, it's nice to know there's a modern chicken coop alternative.

    written by: Laure Joliet
    11.30.08

  9. Buy Nothing Day
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    Buy Nothing Day

    This week featured 3 events: Thanksgiving, when we give thanks for what we have; Black Friday, when we buy as much as we can in a very short period of time and hopefully get some wicked deals; and...

    written by: Laure Joliet
    11.29.08

  10. Vacuums, Clothes and Fresh Meat
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    Vacuums, Clothes and Fresh Meat

    Design blog Core77 has highlighted the evolution of the modern vacuum cleaner, from its humble beginning trying to keep floors clean to its ability to maximize clothes storage and seal fresh meat.

    written by: Laure Joliet
    11.29.08

  11. Om Sweet Home
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    Om Sweet Home

    There's a school of sustainable thought that champions vintage clothing as a marvelous method of maintaining environmental balance– you are honoring the earth by not demanding its resources...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    11.29.08

  12. Little Urbanites
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    Little Urbanites

    Modernism is for moms, says Kim Sibley, and just as importantly, their wee ones too. One year ago, Sibley opened Little Urbanites, a modern design store for kids, with her mother Suzanne Sibley and...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    11.28.08

  13. Claudio Luti: Visionary
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    Claudio Luti: Visionary

    He's the main man who made plastic fantastic. Kartell Chairman Claudio Luti was recently honored with a Visionaries career award from the New York Museum of Arts and Design for his extensive...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    11.28.08

  14. The LAMI Chair
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    The LAMI Chair

    Javier Cristiani's LAMI chair, which was unveiled at last Spring's ICFF, now has a family: an ottoman, a side table and a coffee table all made from modular stock metal components and built with as...

    written by: Laure Joliet
    11.28.08

  15. Trees Not Trash
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    Trees Not Trash

    I moved into a new apartment over the summer that came already inhabited by a split-leaf philodendron. This being is otherwise known as a Swiss Cheese Plant, though I am not sure why. The tropics...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    11.27.08

  16. Introducing the Power Slider for iPhone
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    Introducing the Power Slider for iPhone

    I finally joined the cult of iPhone a few weeks ago and overall I'm thrilled with my new gadget. Though some might argue it's not healthy to enable Internet addiction to the extent iPhone makes...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    11.27.08

  17. Totally Cube-ular: Nissan Unveils 2009 Cube
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    Totally Cube-ular: Nissan Unveils 2009 Cube

    Boxy is boss and square is where it’s at. Nissan unveiled their new 2009 Cube at the LA Auto Show on Tuesday, and it’s a car that eschews sleek lines and embraces “social space,...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    11.26.08

  18. New from Nori Morimoto
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    New from Nori Morimoto

    Wind whispering through pines, birds serenading their young, and endless snowfall drifts courting banks of streams: these Vermont vignettes are what Chinese-born designer Nori Morimoto cites as...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    11.26.08

  19. Billes Product Design Competition
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    Billes Product Design Competition

    Last weekend I headed down to the Big Easy as a judge for the first annual Billes Product Design Competition, where nine up-and-coming designers from across the United States showcased their work...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    11.26.08

  20. Scandinavia Graces the Catskills
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    Scandinavia Graces the Catskills

    New York's growing epicenter for design inspiration is less Meatpacking District or even Williamsburg as of late. The craftspeople and mavens of modernism are increasingly looking north to the land...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    11.25.08

  21. Jaime Hayon for Lladro
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    Jaime Hayon for Lladro

    Most people think of their moms' off-limits china cabinets back in childhood days when they think of Lladro. The Spanish maker of porcelain figurines has occupied the niche as the go-to company for...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    11.25.08

  22. 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

  23. Squak Mountain Stone

    Squak Mountain Stone

    Pros Squak started as a grad school project on sustainable design. The hand-cast slabs are made of recycled paper and glass bound with low-carbon cement. Rugged and rough around the edges, we wer...

    $32.00

  24. Bio-Glass

    Bio-Glass

    Pros The material is 100 percent recycled glass and each shade represents a single waste stream, be it flat glass or water bottles, wine bottles or beer bottles. Cons We tried to mar Bio-Glass, c...

    $100.00

  25. PaperStone

    PaperStone

    Pros PaperStone is made of 100 percent postconsumer paper fused with a petroleum-free resin derived from cashew liquids. The material more closely resembles wood than stone, making it much easier ...

    $24.00

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