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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. Martha Meets Manhattan's Lower East Side
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    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

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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

  16. 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

  17. A Note on Our Expert

    A Note on Our Expert, Peter Bentel

    Peter Bentel is a modernist raised by modernists: The son of influential mid-century architects Frederick and Maria Bentel, Peter is a partner at Bentel & Bentel, which his parents established in...

    01.01.09

  18. A Note on Our Expert

    A Note on Our Experts, Jessica Morgan and Heather Cocks

    It’s no secret that America has a never-ending appetite for celebrity gossip and its subset, celebrity fashion.

    01.01.09

  19. A Note on Our Expert

    A Note on Our Expert, Eric Ryan

    Eric Ryan is the cofounder and chief brand architect of Method.

    01.01.09

  20. A Note on Our Expert

    A Note on Our Expert, Patti Stanger

    Patti Stanger comes from a line of matchmakers, and as the CEO of Millionaire’s Club (which connects well-heeled gents with high-heeled women) and the host of Bravo’s series The Millionaire...

    01.01.09

  21. A Note on Our Expert

    A Note on Our Expert, Jason F. McLennan

    Jason F. McLennan is CEO of the Cascadia Region Green Building Council, the Pacific Northwest’s leading organization in the field of sustainable development.

    01.01.09

  22. A Note on Our Expert

    A Note on Our Experts, Elisabeth Prueitt and Chad Robertson

    Award-winning bakers Elisabeth Prueitt and Chad Robertson met in 1992 and married in 1994.

    01.01.09

  23. A Note on Our Expert

    A Note on Our Expert, Andi Kovel

    Andi Kovel’s background in sculpture, painting, photography, accessory design, and art theory uniquely equip her to become one of the most original and influential glass artists working today.

    01.01.09

  24. A Note on Our Expert

    A Note on Our Expert, Rich Hansen

    Rich Hansen honed his diverse design chops over the course of 25 years spent feeding an insatiable appetite for all things aesthetic.

    01.01.09

  25. A Note on Our Expert

    A Note on Our Expert, Mike Andrews

    Mike Andrews is not only a multi-instrumentalist, producer, composer, and avid iPod user, but also a fan of California modernism—–he lives in and works from a 1969 Daniel Carmichael–designed home...

    01.01.09

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