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  1. Make Your Mark Print

    Make Your Mark Print

    There's no better sentiment than one boldly encouraging you to realize your greatness, and there's no time like the present to hit the world with your best shot. Fire away!

    £45.00

  2. Faceted Mirror Table

    Faceted Mirror Table

    This edgy, angular Faceted Mirror Side Table’s antiqued mirror surface reflects and refracts light, creating dimension and lightening up the look of any room.

    $199.00

  3. Womens et Womanus
    Profiles

    Womens et Womanus

    Meet three women who are helping keep MIT’s architecture program—America’s first—at the forefront of design innovation.

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    01.02.09

  4. Fusti Dispenser by il Fustino

    Fusti Dispenser by il Fustino

    There’s something classic and old-worldlike about this stainless-steel dispenser from il Fustino, probably because it’s what the Italians traditionally used for storing olive oil and...

    $110.00

  5. Large Italian Fusti Dispenser

    Large Italian Fusti Dispenser

    Though Italians use it traditionally for storing olive oil, you could use the stainless steel fusti to dispense anything from iced tea to mulled wine, depending on the season and occasion. Its...

    $140.00

  6. Designing Women
    In The Modern World

    Designing Women

    Blazing a trail through the canon of design, these 25 artisans worked to make some of the modern era’s most recognizable furniture, lighting, and objects. From the sculptural pottery of Eva...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    01.02.09

  7. How To

    The 3107 Chair: Prep the Veneer

    In the idyllic Danish countryside, 15 miles northwest of Copenhagen, autonomous robots transport pallets of veneer down the aisles of Fritz Hansen’s 161,000-square-foot chair factory. Nearby,...

    01.02.09

  8. How To

    The 3107 Chair: Glue and Mold

    A worker then places single layers of inner veneer on a conveyor belt that sends them through what looks like a doughnut-glazing machine, coating both sides of the veneer with a white liquid...

    01.02.09

  9. How To

    The 3107 Chair: Cut and Sand

    Once the plywood has hardened, a worker wearing sound-suppressing earmuffs places the pieces, three at a time, into the factory’s computer numerically controlled (CNC) machine. The milling...

    01.02.09

  10. How To

    The 3107 Chair: Paint and Ship

    The discs also serve as hooks for hanging the chairs upside down on a conveyor belt that leads them to a glassed-in room. There, a robotic arm paints the curved surfaces with polyurethane paint....

    01.02.09

  11. How To

    Dyson Airblade: Concept

    In 2004, Dyson was exploring new ways to use its patented Dyson digital motor (DDM), which contains a virtually frictionless setup and was developed to make small vacuum cleaners for the Japanese...

    01.02.09

  12. How To

    Dyson Airblade: Research

    Research in air filtration and house-hold cleanliness had already led Dyson to build an in-house testing laboratory overseen by microbiologist Toby Saville. “There wasn’t an established...

    01.02.09

  13. How To

    Dyson Airblade: Prototyping

    With the technology to produce a 400-mph wind capable of drying a person’s hands in 12 seconds, the next step was to design a shell. Starting with cardboard and foam models, the team devised...

    01.02.09

  14. How To

    Dyson Airblade: Manufacturing

    Though technology has made prototyping much faster, it requires an under-standing of how rapid-prototyping materials behave compared to manufacturing materials. “If the SLS nylon fails in...

    01.02.09

  15. Totally Tubular
    Green

    Totally Tubular

    On the roof, amidst an array of native wild grasses and shrubs, six banks holding 180 small thermal solar 
collection tubes provide hot water year-round. This new technology, made by Apricus Solar...

    written by: Amara Holstein
    photos by: John Clark
    01.02.09

  16. At the Elm
    House Tours

    At the Elm

    When a couple in Amsterdam decided to upgrade their residence from a small houseboat to a larger one, they sought a design that would elevate the kitchen—literally. Set on the top floor and...

    written by: Jane Szita
    photos by: Rene Mesman
    01.02.09

  17. The Bike Shelf

    The Bike Shelf

    The urban cyclist is often the one who can least afford giving over a chunk of the living room to her bike. But the ingenious Bike Shelf by San Francisco designer Chris Brigham solves the problem...

    $299.00

  18. Your Design City
    Post

    Your Design City

    The 20 finalists in the Your Design City photography competition on flickr have been announced. The goal is to highlight "contemporary design" in world cities, and to show how good design...

    written by: David A. Greene
    01.02.09

  19. Grohe 28 373

    Grohe 28 373

    Though the logo disrupts the clean look of this showerhead, it remains an undeniably sleek design. Operating on a half-inch valve, this showerhead maximizes water flow—one doesn’t feel the need to...

    $260.00

  20. Martha Meets Manhattan's Lower East Side
    Post

    Martha Meets Manhattan's Lower East Side

    Call it the recession or just plain creativity in the air, but DIY just feels relevant these days. A great outlet for those so inclined is Make Workshops, the New York–based enterprise...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    01.01.09

  21. Structured Play
    Outdoor

    Structured Play

    Two of the country’s most creative and thoughtful playground designers—architect Richard Dattner and landscape architect M. Paul Friedberg—spent countless hours observing how...

    written by: Deborah Bishop
    01.01.09

  22. Cable Zipper

    Cable Zipper

    Evriholder’s Cable Zipper is a more involved—and more complicated—system for bundling cords. Each Zipper, available in white or black, includes eight feet of plastic zipper cable...

    $11.95

  23. A Note on Our Expert

    A Note on Our Expert: Jake Godby

    It’s rare to find a friction-free workplace, but Jake Godby can proudly claim he has one. “The thing about an ice-cream shop,” he says, “is that nobody comes in with a bad...

    01.01.09

  24. A Note on Our Expert: Laura Guido-Clark
    A Note on Our Expert

    A Note on Our Expert: Laura Guido-Clark

    After designing for other companies for a few years, Guido-Clark started a firm 16 years ago with a friend. Working for companies as diverse as Mattel, Toyota, and InterfaceFLOR, she has learned...

    01.01.09

  25. A Note on Our Expert

    A Note on Our Expert, Debra Prinzing

    While scouting backyards for Seattle Homes & Lifestyles in 2000, then–garden editor Debra Prinzing repeatedly stumbled upon sheds retrofitted for everything from potting plants to serving supper.

    01.01.09

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