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  1. 79 Short Essays on Design

    79 Short Essays on Design

    Using wide-ranging topics including business, art, economics, history, war, politics, film, and books, Bierut explores the relationship between graphic design and the ...

  2. Thinking with Type

    Thinking with Type

    Lupton’s encyclopedic knowledge of typographic form and history endows her writing with a supreme readability. This book, written as a primer for design students, should be required reading for...

  3. Cities of Tomorrow: An Intellectual History of Urban Planning and Design in the Twentieth Century

    Cities of Tomorrow: An Intellectual History of Urban Planning and Design in the Twentieth Century

    An exhaustive history of modern Western urban-planning theory and practice, Cities of Tomorrow tackles everything from major figures and events that shaped 20th-century urban life to fundamental...

  4. Metal Vertical Walls

    Metal Vertical Walls

    Ti, Al, and Cu are all excellent options for siding. These natural elements are nontoxic (you probably ate some copper in your cereal this morning) and easily recycled. But for us, copper takes the...

  5. TruWood

    TruWood

    A 2000 issue of the Christian Science Monitor shows an image of towering 130-year-old pines, captioned: "Some 150,000 houses later, there are as many trees in this California forest today as there...

  6. Reclaimed Wood by TerraMai

    Reclaimed Wood by TerraMai

    For out-and-out oenophiles, what could be more satisfying than a house ensconced in redwood reclaimed from wine barrels? TerraMai's siding–redwood, teak, Douglas fir, or pine–provides the beauty of...

  7. Cadrona Letterbox

    Cadrona Letterbox

    As the Kiwis say, we were "dead chuffed" to showcase such a beaut. New Zealand's Heartlands Outdoor Living is, as far as we can tell, the only company to have created a whole line of modern styles....

    $110.00

  8. SLV Galvanized Rural Mailbox

    SLV Galvanized Rural Mailbox

    You might ask why we included a design that hasn't changed since it was standardized in 1915. A) It looks not unlike a Quonset hut. B) It's included in Phaidon Design Classics. C) The price. Take...

    $6.69

  9. TK 01

    TK 01

    Our lament at the lack of beautiful wood mailboxes was heard all the way in Seattle, where fledgling design firm Barbanc answered our call, nearly overnight. The handcrafted TK 01 is available in...

    $835.00

  10. Burlap Mattress Cover

    Burlap Mattress Cover

    This bed is characterized by quality materials and a refined stick logo detailing in the center. It’s a discerning option for those picky pointers, understated yet stylish, and the durable cover is...

    $60.00

  11. Valle Bed

    Valle Bed

    Made of a single piece of foam, this Italian-made dog bed is covered in machine washable cotton canvas.

    $169.00

  12. Crypton Dog Bed

    Crypton Dog Bed

    Crypton is a bulletproof, nontoxic, and stain-resistant fabric that comes in an overwhelming variety of patterns and solids. Think of it as a stylish Scotchgard without the chemicals. The cover is...

    $120.00

  13. Fatboy Doggy Boy Bed

    Fatboy Doggy Boy Bed

    These beanbag–like beds are so comfortable, you may even be tempted to lounge a bit yourself. The simple bone graphic adds a savvy industrial element, and there’s myriad color options. The downside...

    $99.00

  14. Big Shrimpy Nest Bed

    Big Shrimpy Nest Bed

    This dog bed, covered in polyester fleece or faux suede, has a removable center pillow and features an inner bolster and a cushion filled with recycled fibers.

    $100.00

  15. Sak's Pet Basket

    Sak's Pet Basket

    Here’s one for the non-sporting group. This may be the first blobject dog bed to hit the market—fashion triumphs over function! Plastic is an inedible and bold material choice, and while it seems a...

    $250.00

  16. Plate Table

    Plate Table

    Available in medium-density fiberboard or marble.

    $1285.00

  17. Singing Birds

    $18.00

  18. Mago Broom

    Mago Broom

    Brooms have changed little from their straw and felled-branch predecessors. Magis’s twist on the old standard comes by way of a colorful, all-purpose indoor broom that’s good for everyday spills...

    $56.00

  19. FURemover Broom

    FURemover Broom

    If this looks like late-night television infomercial fodder, there’s a good reason—it is. But all snobbery aside, the FURemover’s rubber bristles serve an essential purpose (especially for pet...

    $14.99

  20. Quickie Super Bulldozer 2-in-1 Pushbroom

    Quickie Super Bulldozer 2-in-1 Pushbroom

    It’s easy to assume that all brooms are essentially the same—handle, brush, what else is there? The Bulldozer’s versatility disproves this common perception. The soft outer fibers and stiff inner...

    $19.97

  21. Dustpan and Brush

    Dustpan and Brush

    Inspiration can strike at any time. For Ole Jensen, it happened while using a folded newspaper to clean up a mess in his studio. After realizing its usefulness, he substituted his morning read with...

    $25.00

  22. FLOR System

    FLOR System

    In the film The Corporation, Ray Anderson, InterfaceFlor CEO, says “We’ll spend the rest of our days harvesting yester-year’s carpets and recycling them…with zero scrap...

    $3.34

  23. Spartina

    Spartina

    Build It Green, a local design resource, led us to these carpets at Hendricksen, an eco-flooring emporium.

    $45.75

  24. Metropolitan Collection

    Metropolitan Collection

    Fans of fisherman’s sweaters can kick off their L.L. Bean moccasins and enjoy the warmth of Metropolitan Collection’s heavy piles and bright colors. Check their website for the latest styles, but...

    $47.00

  25. Veracruz Sisal

    Veracruz Sisal

    Considering sisal’s antistatic, sound-absorbing qualities and the fact that you can just as easily mount it on walls as floors, it could be perfect for your music studio, or any high-traffic area...

    $26.00

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