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  1. The Welcome House

    The Welcome House

    Presented by First Person Arts in collaboration with InLiquid, The Welcome House is an artist residency by day and an art installation by night. The 10' x 10' transparent cube will reside in Love...

    10.08.09

  2. Domestic Ribbon
    House Tours

    Domestic Ribbon

    Armed with a masters in architecture from Columbia University and only 3 years in the field, architectural designer Alan Y. L. Chan renovated a wreck of an apartment in an early 1900s building on...

    written by: Erika Heet
    10.08.09

  3. Origami Table

    Origami Table

    Designers Jaime Salm and Young Jin Chung translated the beauty of origami to this small side table. The two laser-cut steel sheets ship flat, then the simple folds will slot them together.

    $185.00

  4. Net Zero x Twenty = Solar Decathlon
    Post

    Net Zero x Twenty = Solar Decathlon

    It’s the site where wars are protested, dreams declared, and millions still march, but on October 9 the National Mall in Washington, DC, will host a new revolution.

    written by: J. Michael Welton
    10.07.09

  5. SR Wall Pocket

    SR Wall Pocket

    We're big fans of good-looking, multi-functional items, especially when they can be used for things that involve gifting, or wine, or helping us get organized. These felt pockets by Scout Regalia...

    $25.00

  6. From Italy: Recycled Tile Wallpaper
    Travel Reports

    From Italy: Recycled Tile Wallpaper

    Our first stop on day one of our week of tile-mania at Cersaie was at the booth of tile manufacturer Trend, an Italian company that makes enamel, quartz, granite and glass tile. Their space was...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    10.06.09

  7. Better x Design: Emeka Okafor
    Profiles

    Better x Design: Emeka Okafor

    "Makers with Ph.Ds stood next to makers from the side of the road - it is not about who you are or where you come from, but what you have done." At A Better World By Design, a three-day...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    10.06.09

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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

  16. 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

  17. 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.

  18. 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

  19. Jali

    Jali

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

  20. 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.

  21. 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.

  22. 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

  23. 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.

  24. Glass

    Glass

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

  25. 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.

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