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  1. The Yurt: Ancient Dwelling, Modern Lifestyle
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    The Yurt: Ancient Dwelling, Modern Lifestyle

    The yurt, one of the most ancient forms of shelter, has seen a resurgence in popularity among modernists in the last several years—Ecoshack’s Nomad Yurt is one of our favorites. These...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    01.06.09

  2. Kathleen Hills Lighting
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    Kathleen Hills Lighting

    If your resolutions this year involve simplicity and well-designed products, look into designer Kathleen Hills. She has a well-honed aesthetic that incorporates elements of craft, pottery, and high...

    written by: Laure Joliet
    01.06.09

  3. Cookin' with IKEA
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    Cookin' with IKEA

    Most appliance-buyers in the U.S. are prisoners of big-box and old-school retailers like Sears, Home Depot, and Best Buy, but over the past few years, Swedish furniture superstore Ikea has been...

    written by: David A. Greene
    01.05.09

  4. The Brickley Engine
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    The Brickley Engine

    Moving parts mean friction; friction means a drag on engine efficiency. Five years ago independent Austin, Texas, inventor Mike Brickley took this on as a challenge. He created and patented a car...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    01.05.09

  5. Titanium Spork
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    Titanium Spork

    When it comes to hard-wearing, utilitarian consumer goods, there are a few acknowledged design classics: Emeco's Navy Chair comes to mind:

    written by: David A. Greene
    01.04.09

  6. Barber Wilsons & Co. Ltd. PS 45

    Barber Wilsons & Co. Ltd. PS 45

    We agree: There’s something sort of transcendental about this showerhead. The stream feels very natural, like being caught in a pleasant rainstorm. Because it’s an empty chamber that fills with...

    $260.00

  7. Weck Canning Jars
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    Weck Canning Jars

    The Slow Food movement, not the mention Frtiz Haeg's modern day Victory Gardens, have sparked a renewed interest in canning and preserving homegrown food. Perhaps the best part is rediscovering the...

    written by: Laure Joliet
    01.03.09

  8. A Note on Our Expert

    A Note on Our Expert: Maxwell Gillingham-Ryan

    Maxwell Gillingham-Ryan makes a living by helping people happily inhabit and decorate their homes. Though he started designing consumer products like wallpaper and lighting after college, it was a...

    01.02.09

  9. A Note on Our Expert

    A Note on Our Expert: Rick Prelinger

    Rick Prelinger has a lot of media to store, not only at his house, which he says is overrun with books, movies, and the like, but also at the Prelinger Library he founded in San Francisco with his...

    01.02.09

  10. Fine Finnish: Entrance
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    Fine Finnish: Entrance

    When Susanna entered her future home for the first time, it appeared cramped and uninviting. Her first step in adding a sense of spaciousness and clarity was to paint all the surfaces—&ndash...

    01.02.09

  11. Twin Bucket Recycler

    Though shorter and stouter than the others, the Leifheit has a mouth that’s wider and easier to toss stuff into. The interior bins are made of antibacterial plastic and have handles, both of...

    $69.95

  12. Pedal Bin

    Pedal Bin

    Thanks to the Brabantia Pedal Bin, the next time someone accuses you of trash-talking, you can take it as a compliment. First introduced in 1947 in Aalst, Netherlands, the swift pedal function...

  13. Landscape Chaise

    Landscape Chaise

    The sculptural Landscape Chaise designed by Jeffrey Bernett for B&B Italia has a tubular steel frame and comes in two versions: fixed or rocking.

  14. Travel-Zip

    Travel-Zip

    $145.00

  15. PRO 48

    PRO 48

    $12000.00

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