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  1. 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

  2. Phoning Home
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    Phoning Home

    I've been in Norway for the last week, and though I've seen all sorts of top drawer design, from the clever houses by Jarmund Vigsnæs to the glacial Oslo Opera House by Scandinavian-firm-of...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    09.18.08

  3. London Design Festival
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    London Design Festival

    The London Design Festival party last night was full of hedge-funders seeking free drinks and nibbles. The city, reeling from this week's events, seemed to turn up in force at the down-at-heel arts...

    written by: Sam Jacob
    09.18.08

  4. Mixed Signals
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    Mixed Signals

    Leave it to the French to have fun with something extraordinarily mundane.

    written by: Laure Joliet
    09.18.08

  5. Nature Applied
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    Nature Applied

    As lighting designer Gwen Carlton puts it on her website, her aesthetic is Grimm's Fairy Tales set in 1930s Paris–though nothing about her is grim. She creates lighting with her own two hands...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    09.18.08

  6. Timothy Ben Furniture Shapes Up
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    Timothy Ben Furniture Shapes Up

    Two new designs from Cardiff-based Timothy Ben Furniture turn the basic geometry of shapes into fully customizable and functional pieces.

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    09.17.08

  7. Modern Memo Board
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    Modern Memo Board

    No matter how hard I try to live a life that's clutter free, it seems there's not really a way to eliminate the need for a place to tack things up where I can see them.

    written by: Laure Joliet
    09.17.08

  8. The New Museum: Cairo Cosmopolitan
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    The New Museum: Cairo Cosmopolitan

    What is a neighborhood but an amalgam of the people who live therein? New York City certainly knows the drill, but so does Cairo–this very town is the location of the show Museum as Hub:...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    09.17.08

  9. Brooklyn Bridge Park Continues
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    Brooklyn Bridge Park Continues

    Fancy waterfalls, grassy parks, and picnicking families have been replacing concrete, refuse, and pier sheds at the bottom end of Manhattan, where legends of mafia murders once reigned. Notable in...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    09.17.08

  10. New York's New Face
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    New York's New Face

    "Most architecture in any age is crap, and today’s crap isn’t as bad as yesterday’s." That's a juicy pull-quote from "The Glass Stampede," critic Justin...

    written by: David A. Greene
    09.16.08

  11. New Honda Hybrid
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    New Honda Hybrid

    The 2010 car model year (which starts in calendar year 2009) promises to be an exciting one, with the debut of a revamped Toyota Prius, and Honda's long-awaited entry into the stand-alone hybrid...

    written by: David A. Greene
    09.16.08

  12. PH Artichoke 50th Anniversary Edition
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    PH Artichoke 50th Anniversary Edition

    It’s known around the world as the “Artichoke” but in Denmark, where it originated, Poul Henningsen’s iconic lighting fixture is often referred to as the “pine cone....

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    09.16.08

  13. Koolhaas Takes Manhattan
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    Koolhaas Takes Manhattan

    New York has had a way of loudly excluding or being excluded by deserving people. It took until 2007 for Frank Gehry to take a bite of the Big Apple, and neither Rem Koolhaas nor Zaha Hadid has...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    09.16.08

  14. Let's Get Small
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    Let's Get Small

    This week I'm staying in Sebastopol, California, home of the Tiny Tumbleweed House Co, recently featured in a New York Times article about the new "trend" of tiny houses. (Meaning less...

    written by: David A. Greene
    09.15.08

  15. Of Inspiration and Investments
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    Of Inspiration and Investments

    Brooklyn's current wave of modern furniture designers is not a spanking-new phenomenon, if we stop to remember the man who invented modular seating. Harvey Probber was born in Brooklyn just after...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    09.15.08

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    Dispatch: Maison et Objet

    Every fall the Maison et Objet Show in Paris sets and spots trends in lifestyle and home design. Most notable this fall are the continuing trends towards slowing down, living close to the land, and...

    written by: Laure Joliet
    09.15.08

  17. Redesigned iPod Docks
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    Redesigned iPod Docks

    As far as looks go, there's not much that separates one iPod dock from the other these days. Altec Lansing wants to change that. The computer audio maker recently showed off a new line of docks,...

    written by: Bryan Gardiner
    09.15.08

  18. Noguchi's BB3 Akari Lamp
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    Noguchi's BB3 Akari Lamp

    It's a beautiful thing, but after trying to change the bulb I almost started cussing in Japanese.

    written by: Andy Cruz
    09.15.08

  19. Re-Opening: The Museum of Arts and Design
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    Re-Opening: The Museum of Arts and Design

    Two Columbus Circle once was a stout-yet-hip white building with black porthole-esque forms around it: channeling 1960s mod better than any building could, courtesy of architect Edward Durell Stone...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    09.14.08

  20. George Nelson Star Clock

    George Nelson Star Clock

    Travel back in time to 1955 with this bronze and chrome clock by mid-century design legend George Nelson. The diameter of the Star clock reaches 24"—be sure to reserve for roomier walls.

    $385.00

  21. Friday Links
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    Friday Links

    A weekly round-up from around the web.

    written by: Greg McElroy
    09.12.08

  22. San Francisco Living: Home Tours, Presented by AIA SF and Dwell
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    San Francisco Living: Home Tours, Presented by AIA SF and Dwell

    Want to jump inside the pages of Dwell and into a home featured in the magazine? You’ll have the opportunity to do that, and more, this weekend during the San Francisco Living: Home Tours,...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    09.12.08

  23. Modern Toddler Cot
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    Modern Toddler Cot

    Here's the thing about being parents with design sense and a sensible budget: There's no middle ground.

    written by: David A. Greene
    09.12.08

  24. Design Your Dwelling: Runners-Up
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    Design Your Dwelling: Runners-Up

    We were overwhelmed with the quality and creativity of the Design Your Dwelling submissions, so decided to share these amazing designs from our Runners Up. Take a gander at five more compelling...

    written by: Greg McElroy
    09.12.08

  25. New TiVo DVR Boasts a Terabyte of Storage
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    New TiVo DVR Boasts a Terabyte of Storage

    So much television, so little time. With fall TV lineups now in full swing—including some of the best shows that have aired in years—your cable company or satellite-issued DVR is likely...

    written by: Bryan Gardiner
    09.12.08

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