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  1. Karim Rashid Reviews 4 Luxury Plastic Chairs
    Product Reviews

    Karim Rashid Reviews 4 Luxury Plastic Chairs

    I want to say one word to you. Just one word. Plastics. 

    written by: Christopher Bright
    photos by: Martien Mulder
    03.18.09

  2. 6 Illuminating Reading Lamps
    Product Reviews

    6 Illuminating Reading Lamps

    If your manuscript is far from being illuminated, it’s time to drop the task at hand and find a new lamp to read by.

    written by: Shonquis Moreno
    03.18.09

  3. Designing Detroit
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    Designing Detroit

    If the Great Recession has an unofficial mascot, it's Detroit. Even though the once-mighty Motown has been in a slow-motion death-spin since the days of the K-car, the city's abandoned factories...

    written by: David A. Greene
    03.18.09

  4. Jens Bench

    Jens Bench

    Benchwarming never looked better. Iconic designer Jens Risom has created a modern classic to match a chair and ottoman duo he introduced in 1949. Slide the cushion from left to right and a side...

    $1168.75

  5. Torch Light

    Torch Light

    Fancy yourself a flower arranger but can't keep a blossom in bloom? Target your talents at the Torch Light. Available as a single stem or in bunches, the simple design lets you create your own...

    $1890.00

  6. How to Get the New Sustain MiniHome
    Dwell on Design

    How to Get the New Sustain MiniHome

    Ever wondered what it would be like to own a compact, green, mobile, prefab home? You will soon have a chance to find out.

    written by: Sarah Rich
    03.18.09

  7. Maun Windsor Chair

    Maun Windsor Chair

    Made by female workers in Botswana, where Mabeo is based, and under economically and environmentally sustainable conditions, this colorful new line of crafted furniture by Patty Johnson is designed...

  8. Twiggy Table Lamp XL

    Twiggy Table Lamp XL

    This thin stick of a table lamp, standing trim on its fiberglass base, comes in four colors for every fashionista—and its innovative, reflective light "diffuser" spreads a warm glow throughout the...

    $900.00

  9. Pippi Stools

    Pippi Stools

    Sometimes you just need another place to sit. Whether you're hosting a party or sending someone on a time-out in the corner, this simple spindle stool is just right, and comes apart for flat...

    $68.00

  10. The Jonathan
    House Tours

    The Jonathan

    Tired of waiting for innovative architecture to come to San Diego, this proactive architect added developer to his job description, and brought it there himself.

    written by: David A. Greene
    photos by: Randi Berez
    03.17.09

  11. Killspencer Bags
    Product of the Day

    Killspencer Bags

    I came across a handsome group of weekender and messenger bags by Killspencer last week in my online meanderings. I learned from the website—the only place you can buy a bag—that they...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    03.17.09

  12. Paperfold Lamps
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    Paperfold Lamps

    Architects are notorious for being sticklers for detail. Often, and in the best cases, this leads to beautifully uncomplicated structures and well thought out product design.

    written by: Laure Joliet
    03.17.09

  13. Roadside Attraction
    Green

    Roadside Attraction

    A Colorado couple handles their freeway-facing lot with flair, and incorporates a long list of sustainable features to boot.

    written by: Amara Holstein
    photos by: Ron Pollard
    03.16.09

  14. Community of Vision
    House Tours

    Community of Vision

    A mere eight miles from Mount Vernon, George Washington’s Georgian neoclassical plantation home, and just nine miles south of Old Town Alexandria, the colonial bastion that provides much...

    written by: Sam Grawe
    photos by: Eric Laignel
    03.16.09

  15. Alaska: The Final (Architectural) Frontier
    House Tours

    Alaska: The Final (Architectural) Frontier

    “I always wanted to live in a glass house,” explains Valerie Phelps, as she stands surrounded by the 40 feet of floor-to-ceiling windows that are the only walls of her living room. Laid...

    written by: James Nestor
    photos by: Dave Lauridsen
    03.16.09

  16. Philippe Chair

    Philippe Chair

    This club chair, new from Jonathan Adler, is a two-tone creation atop blackened iron legs. Available in leather and linen, as seen here, or upholstered in a single fabric.

    $1495.00

  17. Twelve Watch

    Twelve Watch

    Without numbers or markings of any kind, Naoto Fukasawa's Twelve Watch uses the geometry of the watchface itself to tell time: The 12-sided case helps tick down the hours as its minimalist hands...

    $420.00

  18. Cast Iron Ampersand

    Cast Iron Ampersand

    Font designers with a fear of having their typefaces copied ad infinitum online need only swap Fontographer for cast iron. A heavy metal ampersand is about as analog as it gets—and at either heft ...

    $200.00

  19. Puzzle Rug

    Puzzle Rug

    Trying to furnish your flat with all of BarberOsgerby's oeuvre but don't have the time to shop around? Puzzle, a flat-weaved wood rug, packs the contents of the designers' sketchbooks onto a nine...

    $2095.00

  20. Editors' Picks Events

    Editors' Picks Events

    Our editors select their favorite design and architecture-related events happening all over the globe.  

    03.16.09

  21. Boston Translation
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    Boston Translation

    Boston's rich history is potently infused into its dense, bustling neighborhoods, where the same brick walls that once contained cobbler shops now house Internet startups. The adaptive reuse of...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    photos by: Jason Lee
    03.16.09

  22. Marmol Radziner Prefab
    How they make it

    Marmol Radziner Prefab

    Amid the industrial expanse of Vernon, California, Marmol Radziner Prefab’s factory-built homes are pieced together in a process akin to the assembly lines made famous by Henry Ford.

    written by: Jessica Hundley
    03.16.09

  23. Oakland Aesthetics
    My House

    Oakland Aesthetics

    Perfectly content in San Francisco, the Pfeiffers couldn't help falling in love with a charming mid-century house, across the Bay in Oakland, with stunning views, plenty of trees, and a murky past.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Mark Seelen
    03.16.09

  24. Transforming TIjuana
    House Tours

    Transforming TIjuana

    In August of 2004, a weekend-long party took place at a new house in the Hacienda Agua Caliente neighborhood of Tijuana, Mexico. The house was raw and unfinished, with bare concrete floors and...

    written by: Andrew Wagner
    photos by: Gregg Segal
    03.16.09

  25. Kyle Schuneman on Masculine Design
    Profiles

    Kyle Schuneman on Masculine Design

    I recently talked over the phone with Kyle Schuneman, interior and set designer of Live Well Designs in Los Angeles. In the course of our conversation he again and again argued for men taking a...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    03.16.09

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