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  1. Color Test
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    Color Test

    You read Dwell. You like to think that you have a good eye for design. But how good is your eye really?

    written by: David A. Greene
    09.23.08

  2. London Design Festival: Kanittha Mairaing
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    London Design Festival: Kanittha Mairaing

    Goldsmiths' postgraduate design community have a show at The Boiler House, Old Truman Brewery, on Brick Lane as part of the London Design Festival. Amongst the work shown is the 'Unfortunates'...

    written by: Sam Jacob
    09.23.08

  3. Rhino
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    Rhino

    My wife "dragged" me to our local flea market spot today. We didn't get down the first isle and this hopsacky little guy charged us.

    written by: Andy Cruz
    09.23.08

  4. Two Jakes
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    Two Jakes

    There are these two brothers with last name Jacobs. Once in the not-distant past they opened a furniture shop on Williamsburg's design row (Wythe Avenue, according to the street sign). It grew in...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    09.23.08

  5. The X2700: Shuttle’s Smallest Mini PC Yet
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    The X2700: Shuttle’s Smallest Mini PC Yet

    Notebooks may be grabbing all the headlines, but the industry’s concurrent obsession with diminutive desktop PCs continues unabated. Witness Shuttle’s latest X2700, the smallest...

    written by: Bryan Gardiner
    09.23.08

  6. Electrolux Design Competition: The Sook
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    Electrolux Design Competition: The Sook

    Electrolux recently unveiled the finalists in their design lab competition.  Among the top picks: a social networking device for the kitchen that can not only taste your dish but can...

    written by: Laure Joliet
    09.23.08

  7. London Design Festival: Straw Bale Seat
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    London Design Festival: Straw Bale Seat

    The Greenhaus is a design collective of British designers whose work revolves around concepts of sustainability. Their standout product at the London Design Festival is Neil Barron's plastic...

    written by: Sam Jacob
    09.23.08

  8. What Would Sverre Fehn Do?
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    What Would Sverre Fehn Do?

    Only slightly less annoying than the self-satisfied American who, upon visiting Europe, complains that everything is better back in the States, is the grossly insecure American who laments...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    09.22.08

  9. Art Deco Saved (For Now)
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    Art Deco Saved (For Now)

    Who says you can't fight City Hall? In my Los Angeles neighborhood of Silver Lake, a 1936 Streamline Moderne gas station was saved from the wrecking ball last week, by a coterie of community...

    written by: David A. Greene
    09.22.08

  10. London Design Festival: Twee Party
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    London Design Festival: Twee Party

    There seems to be a crockery revival—Tent has a whole host of young designers showing ceramic work of one kind or another. Perhaps the most beautiful was the 'Blaue Blume' range of tableware...

    written by: Sam Jacob
    09.22.08

  11. SFO's Terminal Two Takes Off
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    SFO's Terminal Two Takes Off

    San Francisco International has just unveiled plans for the redesign of domestic Terminal Two, an impressive economic endeavor for California's fastest growing airport. The ambitious remodel aims...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    09.22.08

  12. London Design Festival: This Is Not a Detergent Bottle
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    London Design Festival: This Is Not a Detergent Bottle

    More ceramics from Tent, in the form of everyday, disposable objects cast in porcelain.

    written by: Sam Jacob
    09.22.08

  13. London Design Festival: Pool Table
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    London Design Festival: Pool Table

    One of the most surprising things at Tent—one of the LDF shows—is the 'Lazy Chair' by Freshwest Design. Like one of those toy hula hooping figures that are held together with elastic,...

    written by: Sam Jacob
    09.22.08

  14. They Gave Me a Pritzker and All I Got Was This Lousy Toilet
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    They Gave Me a Pritzker and All I Got Was This Lousy Toilet

    Norwegian modernist Sverre Fehn was awarded the Pritzker Prize in 1997, and what was that eminent architect’s first post-Pritzker commission? An outhouse.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    09.21.08

  15. Kodak Opts for OLED in New Digital Picture Frames
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    Kodak Opts for OLED in New Digital Picture Frames

    It's strange. I've never actually met someone who owns a digital picture frame. Nor have I seen one in use while passing through the myriad homes or apartments of friends and acquaintances. Yet...

    written by: Bryan Gardiner
    09.21.08

  16. Upside-Down Houses
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    Upside-Down Houses

    Upside-down houses have been on my mind lately. Like playing a golf hole backwards or turning a painting on its side, seeing a house topsy-turvy causes us to see the ubiquitous in a new and ...

    written by: David A. Greene
    09.21.08

  17. Letterpress Box Set

    Letterpress Box Set

    How handy to have an all-occasion stash of notes to send for special events, or simply when inspiration strikes. Stacy Pancake, of San Francisco’s very own Pancake & Franks, has put...

    $70.00

  18. Fairy Tale Tables
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    Fairy Tale Tables

    Markus Linnenbrick makes tables by drilling in acrylic. He's not crazy, or aggressive, necessarily: he simply has a penchant for the shape and thickness of acrylic tables from the 60s and 70s, and...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    09.20.08

  19. LA's First Prefab Home Open for Opinions
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    LA's First Prefab Home Open for Opinions

    Three months ago, this was the site of Leo Marmol's new prefabbed residence in Venice. It took a bit longer than the stated 6 weeks, but the 2,800 square foot Palms House is now finished and open...

    written by: Laure Joliet
    09.20.08

  20. Chevy Volt Finally Unveiled
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    Chevy Volt Finally Unveiled

    So the guys who killed the electric car have brought it back to life, and you can have one—in 2011 (actually, late 2010). On Tuesday, GM finally revealed the Chevy Volt, their long...

    written by: David A. Greene
    09.20.08

  21. London Design Festival: Plastic Fantastic
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    London Design Festival: Plastic Fantastic

    Opening tonight is From Now to Eternity, a show focusing on plastics with work by a collection of designers, including FAT, Tomoko Azumi, Stuart Haygarth and Committee. It's intended to be a...

    written by: Sam Jacob
    09.19.08

  22. External Hard Drives Take Design Cues from Macs
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    External Hard Drives Take Design Cues from Macs

    It's kind of hard to get excited about external hard drives. That's not to say they're not useful, or that manufacturers haven't been doing their best to gussy up these bland, utilitarian devices...

    written by: Bryan Gardiner
    09.19.08

  23. Earth Sheltered Homes
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    Earth Sheltered Homes

    Homes built underground (aka Earth Sheltered Homes) are starting to look pretty enticing, what with the state of the economy and all. And contrary to what you'd think, they can be light, airy and...

    written by: Laure Joliet
    09.19.08

  24. Portmanteau
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    Portmanteau

    A wall of cinderblock, tiny windows, layers of dust and a steel door: for some, this is a typical Manhattan apartment. For others, it's the scene before the murder scene in a horror flick. For Jim...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    09.19.08

  25. This Land is Aurland
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    This Land is Aurland

    Norway’s Sognefjord is the longest in the world, stretching some 200 kilometers into the country from the North Atlantic. And though I’ve spent the last couple days darting about the...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    09.18.08

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