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  1. 101 Alternative Energy: Light On
    Design 101

    101 Alternative Energy: Light On

    The standard pear-shaped incandescent bulb thatmost of us have been using for ages has a bad reputation among environmentalists as an energy hog.

    written by: Sarah Rich
    01.29.09

  2. 101 Alternative Energy: Climate Control
    Design 101

    101 Alternative Energy: Climate Control

    Few things use more energy at home than the pursuitof the perfect indoor temperature.

    written by: Sarah Rich
    01.29.09

  3. 101 Alternative Energy: Knowledge Is Power
    Design 101

    101 Alternative Energy: Knowledge Is Power

    If necessity is the mother of invention, then the coupled concerns of population growth and resource depletion might be considered the parents of energy innovation.

    written by: Sarah Rich
    01.29.09

  4. The Puti Trees
    Post

    The Puti Trees

    The Puti Trees series of posters look like a cross between a modern subway map and children's book illustrations, so you probably wouldn't guess that they're actually all about Buddhism.

    written by: Laure Joliet
    01.29.09

  5. The Personality of Yellow
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    The Personality of Yellow

    Yellow brings cheer—this is one conclusion by color theorists. But for designers Patricia Urquiola and Eliana Gerotto at Foscarini, the color is actually a new tweak to their celebrated...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    01.29.09

  6. Leo Marmol on the Future of Prefab
    --The Future of

    Leo Marmol on the Future of Prefab

    More and more people are coming 
to us informed about the complete benefits of prefab construction.

    01.28.09

  7. Peter DeMaria on the Future of Prefab
    --The Future of

    Peter DeMaria on the Future of Prefab

    Some people assume that yet-to-be-invented high-tech materials and systems will be the saviors of 
our construction industry.

    01.28.09

  8. The Big Easy
    A Great Idea

    The Big Easy

    Most prefab manufacturing facilities house loads of heavy machinery, but not every design must be constructed on the factory line.

    written by: Michael Sylvester
    01.28.09

  9. Taking Care of Business
    --Done Wrong

    Taking Care of Business

    A look back through the history of prefab reveals a few failures that proved to be great opportunities for learning and improvement.

    written by: Michael Sylvester
    01.28.09

  10. Pretty Fabulous
    --Done Right

    Pretty Fabulous

    In order to fairly evaluate the pros and cons of today’s prefab design, we broke it down according to various criteria. Here are just a few examples of the benefits prefab has to offer.

    written by: Michael Sylvester
    01.28.09

  11. An Introduction to Prefab
    Design 101

    An Introduction to Prefab

    The basic principle of prefab, whereby a home is fabricated in one location and then delivered to another, has been around for at least a few hundred years.

    written by: Michael Sylvester
    01.28.09

  12. Prefab Prototypes: Site-Specific Design for Offsite Construction

    Prefab Prototypes: Site-Specific Design for Offsite Construction

    A detailed guide to six different prefab systems, weighing the pros and cons of each and explaining how they work.

  13. 2D3D

    2D3D

    Suitable for the savviest alumni of the Transformers generation, 2D3D is a coatrack in disguise: a flat perforated sheet that you fold into a five-hooked wall-mount rack in five easy steps.

    $89.00

  14. Tree Hooked Coatrack

    Tree Hooked Coatrack

    Structurally streamlined, Tree Hooked is inspired by flowering branches, though we think it could also pass as a subway map. Display it in any orientation, or supplement it with additional modules...

    $74.00

  15. Ghost Tree

    Ghost Tree

    A leafless birch perched on a Saarinen base may be the spiritual symbol for austere Finnish winters, but in the flesh it feels a little flimsy. Heavy coats will likely break branches, and at this...

    $1700.00

  16. Wire Coatrack

    Wire Coatrack

    As an infinitely extendable chain of hooks, Tom Dixon’s paperclip-inspired Wire coatrack provides stalwart stainless steel utility and is flexible enough to wrap around corners.

    $300.00

  17. Ivy Coat Hook System

    Ivy Coat Hook System

    Call it a digitized creeper, or a functional version of Algue, Ivy appears to crawl across your wall guided by some obscure design-world algorithm. Whether it functions as a coatrack for those who...

    $75.00

  18. Superdelta Ovale Series

    Superdelta Ovale Series

    40 or 60 watts / Fluorescent or incandescent / White, gray, or black

    $130.00

  19. Ibiza

    Ibiza

    20 watts / Fluorescent / Available with or without speakers, and as a standing light or a wall sconce

    $722.00

  20. All Light Closed Wall Sconce

    All Light Closed Wall Sconce

    The All Light Closed wall sconce was designed by Rodolfo Dordoni for Flos in Italy. It has a sleek and simple design with 24-watt mini bi-pin fluorescent bulb and a Stainless steel cover. The light...

    $530.00

  21. Uto

    Uto

    60 watts / Incandescent or fluorescent

    $500.00

  22. Dioscuri Wall / Ceiling Series

    Dioscuri Wall / Ceiling Series

    100 and 150 watts / Incandescent

    $190.00

  23. Pod Lens

    Pod Lens

    20 watts / Fluorescent / Available as a suspended, wall-mounted, or floor lamp

    $300.00

  24. IQAir HealthPro Compact

    IQAir HealthPro Compact

    The IQ’s aesthetic is more institutional than the others, which makes sense since it’s the top choice of hospitals worldwide. Quality is key here. The IQ doesn’t do anything differently, it just...

    $649.00

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