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  1. Composting 101: Carrot Tops, Castings, and Creative Reuse

    Composting 101: Carrot Tops, Castings, and Creative Reuse

    This workshop, led by sustainability coach Deborah Tull, offers a down-to-earth approach to understanding the A to Z of how to compost in your own backyard.

    08.13.09

  2. Renovating Old and New in Barcelona
    My House

    Renovating Old and New in Barcelona

    When Cecilia Tham and Yoel Karaso of Habitan Architects bought their first-floor apartment in an 1894 block of the Fort Pienc neighborhood of Barcelona in 2005, they knew they were taking a risk....

    written by: Max Andrews
    photos by: Gunnar Knechtel
    08.13.09

  3. Vintage Sheet Fat Quarter Packs

    Vintage Sheet Fat Quarter Packs

    If you're a fan of classic patterns and love the look of vintage sheets, check out these sweet packs of pre-cut prints from LA-based sewing and crafting workshop Home Ec. Ten different 18"x22...

    $25.00

  4. Rent an Architectural Masterpiece
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    Rent an Architectural Masterpiece

    Ever wonder what it would be like to live in a house designed by a world-class architect? The team behind the new venture Living Architecture lamented the fact that most people only experience...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    08.12.09

  5. Redesign Your Farmers' Market
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    Redesign Your Farmers' Market

    Now that you have all submitted your designs for the Reburbia competition and cast your vote for the Readers' Choice Award, you can turn direct your creative energy toward a new project. On Monday,...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    08.12.09

  6. Aiko Cuneo Discusses the Work of Her Mother, Artist Ruth Asawa

    Aiko Cuneo Discusses the Work of Her Mother, Artist Ruth Asawa

    Aiko Cuneo, daughter of Ruth Asawa, who received her BFA from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY will give an intimate mulitmedia presentation on her mother's work. Held in conjunction with the...

    08.12.09

  7. Like a Rock
    Design 101

    Like a Rock

    When it comes to great product design, the material is often the message. Matuse’s wetsuits prove why.

    written by: James Nestor
    08.12.09

  8. Best Buy
    Design 101

    Best Buy

    Good design isn’t inextricably wed to a high price tag. These classic designs run the gamut of types and prices. 

    written by: James Nestor
    08.12.09

  9. Buyer Beware
    Design 101

    Buyer Beware

    Bad design can be not just unattractive but unhealthy. Steer clear of this trio of second-rate offerings.

    written by: James Nestor
    08.12.09

  10. An Introduction to Product Design
    Design 101

    An Introduction to Product Design

    Last night I went to a corner liquor store to buy some toothpaste. While the beer and candy aisles of the store were heavily trafficked, the back “household goods” section was not. And...

    written by: James Nestor
    08.12.09

  11. Product Developments
    Design 101

    Product Developments

    We asked three product designers from three different fields what the future holds. Oddly, none of them mentioned crystal balls.

    written by: James Nestor
    08.12.09

  12. Books You Should Read
    Design 101

    Books You Should Read

    The Champ Phaidon Design Classics: 001–999. Phaidon Press, 2006 This quintessential collection of 999 product designs in three thigh-numbing volumes explores product design from the late 16...

    written by: James Nestor
    08.12.09

  13. Words You Should Know
    Design 101

    Words You Should Know

    Charrette: An intense period of design activity in which a group collaborates to work out a solution to a specific design problem. It’s like a workshop, but sounds either more important or...

    written by: James Nestor
    08.12.09

  14. Open Chair

    Open Chair

    What to do when the summer weather's so darn nice? Find a seat outside and perch in the sun for as long as you possibly can. We like the look of this bright seat by designer James Irvine for Alias,...

  15. 101 Product Design
    Design 101

    101 Product Design

    We’re surrounded by legions of products, most of them unremittingly lousy. What separates the good from the bad from the ugly? Take out your well-designed pencils for Product Design 101.

    written by: James Nestor
    08.11.09

  16. Design Books: September 2009
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    Design Books: September 2009

    Check out this selection of recently released design books culled by our editors and profiled in the September 2009 issue's In The Modern World section.

    written by: Dwell Staff
    08.11.09

  17. Camps: A Guide to 21st-Century Space

    Camps: A Guide to 21st-Century Space

    Offering far more than a reminiscence of summer sleepaways, author Charlie Hailey addresses questions of “identity, residency, safety, and tensions of mobility and fixity” in three...

    $29.95

  18. Louis I Kahn

    Louis I Kahn

    When charting architectural development, it generally follows that architects build upon the generation that preceded them—from modernism to postmodernism to deconstruction and so on. Not so...

    $85.00

  19. Architecture Now! Houses

    Architecture Now! Houses

    The latest in Taschen’s ever-growing Architecture Now! series (does Philip Jodidio ever sleep?), this volume takes us on a fantastic visual voyage around the world to some of the most...

    $39.99

  20. Less is...
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    Less is...

    Less is more. Or maybe, less is a bore. Perhaps, less is only more when more is no good. Regardless of whether you agree with the modernist motto of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe ("Less is more&qu...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    08.11.09

  21. Conversations with Frank Gehry

    Conversations with Frank Gehry

    He’s the world’s only architect to guest star on The Simpsons and appear in Apple’s Think Different ads, but how well do you really know Frank Gehry? Think what you will of his...

    $40.00

  22. Wright at Home: 1930-1965
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    Wright at Home: 1930-1965

    While airport terminals aren't necessarily known as venues for stellar art exhibits, it's always a nice surprise to find some visual stimulation while floating down the conveyor belt in a travel...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    08.11.09

  23. Hang-Up Light

    Hang-Up Light

    It may look like the right spot to stow your coat, but this light is only meant to evoke a hanger's shape, not its function. The brushed stainless steel and chrome structure and low watt, naked...

  24. Christian Dean
    Three Buildings

    Christian Dean

    For the second installment in our new series Three Buildings, we spoke with Christian Dean, one of the three principals of the Minneapolis architecture firm City Desk Studio. Dean's renovated house...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    08.10.09

  25. And the coolcapitals Winner Is....
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    And the coolcapitals Winner Is....

    After a tough round of reviewing the top finalists' submissions, we are excited to present the winner of the coolcapitals.com design competition.

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    08.10.09

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