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  1. My Favorite Thing Series and Giveaway
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    My Favorite Thing Series and Giveaway

    Ideally, our homes would be outfitted entirely with pieces that delight us each time we look at them—the type that bear storied origins or simply represent a fond memory. Realistically, our...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    02.17.09

  2. Cast a Vote in the Greener Gadgets Competition
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    Cast a Vote in the Greener Gadgets Competition

    Later this month, the second annual Greener Gadgets Conference will take place in New York City, promising as always to convene innovative design thinkers around solutions for more sustainable...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    02.17.09

  3. Hand-Me-Down Design for Long Life
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    Hand-Me-Down Design for Long Life

    In a world of planned obsolescence, it's hard to convince people to buy a product that can never be one-upped by the shinier, newer version of itself. But British apparel company, howies, believes...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    02.16.09

  4. Video: Emerging Designer: Louise Campbell

    Video: Emerging Designer: Louise Campbell

    The Danish designer Louise Campbell has animated Royal Copenhagen and other traditional brands with a playful, experimental spirit.

    02.15.09

  5. New Amsterdam Plein & Pavilion
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    New Amsterdam Plein & Pavilion

    This year marks the 400th anniversary of Henry Hudson's arrival in the New York Harbor, and while it may not strike everyone as an all-important historical event, it is the impetus for another...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    02.15.09

  6. Updike on Modern Skyscrapers
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    Updike on Modern Skyscrapers

    John Updike, the expert critic and novelist, only occasionally took up architecture and design as the sole subject of his prodigious powers of description. Though in sketching the rural barns of...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    02.14.09

  7. SunRun Solar Stimulus Package
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    SunRun Solar Stimulus Package

    This week's news was riddled with updates on the slow passage of President Obama's stimulus package through Congress. As the administration takes aim at Americans' energy bills by ramping up clean...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    02.13.09

  8. Timeless Garden Botanical Clock
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    Timeless Garden Botanical Clock

    Plugging a cord into a socket or inserting a battery may seem like the easiest way to power a small appliance but it's not the only way. Italian designers Francesco Castiglione Morelli &...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    02.13.09

  9. LD Design: Botanical Design in an Austin Airstream
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    LD Design: Botanical Design in an Austin Airstream

    In 2007, Lauren Dolinsky left her marketing position at LePorte Modern Doors to focus full-time on her true passion: botanical arranging. She moved to Austin, Texas, and founded LD Designs, a...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    02.13.09

  10. Huge Warehouse Sale at Kartell
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    Huge Warehouse Sale at Kartell

    It may have been a little while since you've thought of splurging on something special. If you've been saving up to buy a signature seat for your living space, though, now might be just the right...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    02.12.09

  11. Houndstooth Dogtent
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    Houndstooth Dogtent

    Diehard design lovers leave nothing to chance when it comes to outfitting their kids and pets. Though the style options for four-legged consumers haven't necessarily caught up with the design...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    02.12.09

  12. Interview with Jürgen Mayer H.: Part II
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    Interview with Jürgen Mayer H.: Part II

    Last week I sat down over an Anchor Steam with Jurgen Mayer H. of the Berlin-based architecture firm J. Mayer H. at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art's cafe. In the first part of my...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    02.12.09

  13. The Eames Bow Tie, designed by Ray!
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    The Eames Bow Tie, designed by Ray!

    Here's a quick follow-up to my recent slideshow last week on the bow ties of modern architects. Little did I realize, until I saw this video, that Ray Eames designed her husband Charles'...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    02.11.09

  14. Monica Ritterband's Wood-Burning Stove for Morsø
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    Monica Ritterband's Wood-Burning Stove for Morsø

    With rising energy costs and Winter weather still periodically sweeping across the country, it might be a good time to consider a wood burning stove. For those of you who abhor the thought of a log...

    02.11.09

  15. Interview with Jürgen Mayer H.: Part I
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    Interview with Jürgen Mayer H.: Part I

    Last week I took a walk through the new exhibit “Patterns of Speculation” at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art with Jürgen Mayer H., principle and founder of the Berlin-based...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    02.11.09

  16. Blu Dot's Modular SHILF Shelf
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    Blu Dot's Modular SHILF Shelf

    The folks at Blu Dot have taken a cue from IKEA and issued a new style of modular shelving called the "SHILF." Like the Swedish icon's products, Blu Dot's shelving is designed for DIY...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    02.10.09

  17. Ship Shape
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    Ship Shape

    Pieter Weijnen’s brand of maritime modernism brings a touch of magic to Amsterdam’s Steigereiland, where the architect built his family’s home. Inhabiting one of the development...

    written by: Jane Szita
    photos by: Hertha Hurnaus
    02.10.09

  18. Urban China
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    Urban China

    A special bootleg version of Volume magazine will be available at the opening of Urban China: Informal Cities, an exhibition that opens February 11 at the New Museum in Manhattan. The...

    written by: Geoff Manaugh
    02.10.09

  19. 7 Questions For Mark Allen of Machine Project
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    7 Questions For Mark Allen of Machine Project

    I met Mark Allen about 10 years ago when he was getting his MFA, and even back then he was a connector. Sure he made great art installations (one composed of slowly rotating organically shaped...

    written by: Laure Joliet
    02.10.09

  20. On the Ground in New Orleans
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    On the Ground in New Orleans

    In keeping with today's impromptu New Orleans theme, Luke Weldon Perry's blog, The Incremental House, is featuring a photo-travelogue of the architect's recent trip through New Orleans (via Bolivia...

    written by: David A. Greene
    02.09.09

  21. URBANbuild: The Fourth Generation
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    URBANbuild: The Fourth Generation

    The Tulane University School of Architecture recently broke ground on their fourth URBANbuild prototype home. The URBANbuild program was started after Hurricane Katrina as a collaboration between a...

    02.09.09

  22. The Critic and the Game Space
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    The Critic and the Game Space

    Video games are an often-overlooked realm of architectural ideas and spatial design—the buildings and landscapes through which characters move, play, and operate—but where are the...

    written by: Geoff Manaugh
    02.09.09

  23. Marcel Breuer Hooper House II
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    Marcel Breuer Hooper House II

    A new owner with a light touch has kept Marcel Breuer's 1959 Hooper House II a marvel of the mid-20th century whose life will extend well into the 21st.

    written by: Philip Kennicott
    photos by: Zubin Shroff
    02.08.09

  24. Affordable, Green Revitalization in Syracuse
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    Affordable, Green Revitalization in Syracuse

    As demands rise for sustainability and affordability in residential housing, many academic institutions are racing to hold an edge on innovation in their architecture programs. Syracuse University...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    02.08.09

  25. A Wilder Wallpaper
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    A Wilder Wallpaper

    There's been a wallpaper renaissance in the last few years. Design-savvy decorators came through their single-color paint rebellion against the visual assault of trite, cluttered, antiquated prints...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    02.07.09

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