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  1. Piano and Pfifer Win AIA Awards
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    Piano and Pfifer Win AIA Awards

    The American Institute of Architects has unveiled its 2009 Honor Awards, an annual event in which 25 projects in architecture, interiors, and urban planning are recognized as exemplary works. Two...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    01.31.09

  2. Living in a Material World
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    Living in a Material World

    Americans have always held a soft spot in their hearts for futuristic materials, from the amazing light-weight properties of titanium to the chance to conquer Superman with kryptonite.

    written by: Amara Holstein
    photos by: Aya Brackett
    01.31.09

  3. Circa 1955
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    Circa 1955

    With all the romanticism about mid-century modernism, it's fascinating to crack open a time capsule and see how people really decorated their domestic spaces back in the mid-twentieth century:...

    written by: David A. Greene
    01.31.09

  4. Designer's Block
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    Designer's Block

    While some of Joe Columbo’s designs have proven the test of time (Alitalia still uses his plastic flatware), others were simply ahead of their time.

    written by: Sam Grawe
    01.30.09

  5. The Farm Project
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    The Farm Project

    For the Farm Project, Mike Meiré abandoned the idea of the hyper-designed kitchen in favor of one where life—of all manners—happens.

    01.30.09

  6. An Ode to the IKEA Cabinet
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    An Ode to the IKEA Cabinet

    Joining the Grecian urn, the much-rhapsodized IKEA cabinet finally gets its poetic due as a heroic ode. Anyone who owns a set may verily be inclined to put quill to paper and dash off a few stanzas...

    written by: Dan Maginn
    01.30.09

  7. From Meals to Ideals
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    From Meals to Ideals

    The American kitchen is a complicated affair.

    written by: Katrina Heron
    01.30.09

  8. Open Sesame
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    Open Sesame

    Architect Justin Korhammer kept the hallway of this Manhattan bachelor pad free and clear with a kitchen that folds away with the precision of a Swiss Army Knife.

    written by: Michael Cannell
    01.30.09

  9. XL Cable Organizer

    XL Cable Organizer

    Imagine a flying saucer with a hole in the center, and it’s easy to grasp the principle behind the XL Cable Organizer from the Dutch company ZHO Innovation. The XL, which has a five-inch diameter,...

    $11.99

  10. Cable Manager

    Cable Manager

    Sometimes getting a handle on cable clutter can be as simple as bundling your wires together. ZHO Innovation’s stylish Cable Manager line of colorful flexible coils wrap around bundles of cords to...

    $8.49

  11. Cableyoyo

    Cableyoyo

    Sleek, elegant, and compact, Bluelounge Design’s plastic Cableyoyo is a stylish solution for the cable clutter epidemic. Just over three inches square and about a third of an inch thick, the...

    $4.95

  12. PowerSquid Surge Protector

    PowerSquid Surge Protector

    Designed by 31-year-old inventor Chris Hawker, the PowerSquid takes a familiar concept—the power strip—and turns it inside out. The PowerSquid looks like, well, a squid, complete with a pair of...

    $17.95

  13. Cable Turtle

    Cable Turtle

    If you have a six-foot cable where a one-foot length of cord will do, the Cable Turtle may be the answer. Designed by the Dutch company Flex/The Innovation Lab, the Cable Turtle winds up like a yo...

    $5.99

  14. Take Four: International Builders' Show Edition
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    Take Four: International Builders' Show Edition

    There was a lot to see at the International Builders’ Show last week. Here are four things that caught my eye.

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    01.30.09

  15. 101 Alernative Energy: Zeroing In
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    101 Alernative Energy: Zeroing In

    It’s become increasingly common to hear the term
“zero energy” or “zero carbon” used to describe buildings that achieve complete energy sustainability by generating as...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    01.30.09

  16. Portariviste Four-Pocket Magazine Rack

    Portariviste Four-Pocket Magazine Rack

    Utilitarian with a bit of flair, the Portariviste does not baffle: The magazines go here. The built-in handle and light weight are nice for those nomadic souls who want to tote their reading...

    $162.00

  17. W Magazine Stand

    W Magazine Stand

    Simultaneously sculptural and pragmatic, the undulating form of the W’s molded plywood is both pleasing and useful. It’s compact enough for small spaces, though you may be loath to cover up the...

    $119.00

  18. Sprung Magazine Rack

    Sprung Magazine Rack

    Both minimal and multipurpose, this simple design is good for both magazines and newspapers, and could also serve as an impromptu fort for the kitty. The stained metal of the sprung-open structure...

    $198.00

  19. Wallpaper Magazine Rack

    Wallpaper Magazine Rack

    This hanging rack meets all the requirements of the loft-owning glitterati: brushed anodized aluminum with a flowing, organic shape. Magazines must be folded to fit, but this Gehryesque flourish...

    $180.00

  20. From the Annals of Incredibly Specialized Furniture
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    From the Annals of Incredibly Specialized Furniture

    I was corresponding with Dwell contributor Sally McGrane a few days ago when she sent this unusual little table my way. The Wannabe is witty little thing from German designers llot llov for Pulpo,...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    01.30.09

  21. Green Cone System

    Green Cone System

    If you wince every time you toss a banana peel into the trash and think, I really need to compost, let your guilt evaporate (or decompose). The Green Cone offers a simple, tidy alternative to the...

    $185.00

  22. Trento Oko 19 + 11

    Trento Oko 19 + 11

    The Oko is basic and no-frills. The sheet-steel construction, wide foot pedal, and large mouth are all useful features. Handles adorn the conveniently color-coded bins and look nice against the...

    $60.00

  23. Twin Touch Bin

    Twin Touch Bin

    The Twin Touch is quite rugged, belying its pristine appearance. The steel body and lid defy rusting and chipping, which is a practical concern if you spend the majority of your time around refuse....

    $115.00

  24. Steel Trash Can

    Steel Trash Can

    This is a classic steel trash can, but with a twist. Apartment dwellers can make use of other segregated bins, but larger households might need one of these just for bottles and cans. Improvements...

    $109.99

  25. Butterfly Recycler

    Butterfly Recycler

    Intended for squeezing into narrower spaces, the Butterfly takes a different approach than the rest of the pack. The cleverly designed lid opens in halves when you press on the foot pedal, and can...

    $189.00

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