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  1. The Eames Bow Tie, designed by Ray!
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    The Eames Bow Tie, designed by Ray!

    Here's a quick follow-up to my recent slideshow last week on the bow ties of modern architects. Little did I realize, until I saw this video, that Ray Eames designed her husband Charles'...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    02.11.09

  2. Monica Ritterband's Wood-Burning Stove for Morsø
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    Monica Ritterband's Wood-Burning Stove for Morsø

    With rising energy costs and Winter weather still periodically sweeping across the country, it might be a good time to consider a wood burning stove. For those of you who abhor the thought of a log...

    02.11.09

  3. Interview with Jürgen Mayer H.: Part I
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    Interview with Jürgen Mayer H.: Part I

    Last week I took a walk through the new exhibit “Patterns of Speculation” at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art with Jürgen Mayer H., principle and founder of the Berlin-based...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    02.11.09

  4. Blu Dot's Modular SHILF Shelf
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    Blu Dot's Modular SHILF Shelf

    The folks at Blu Dot have taken a cue from IKEA and issued a new style of modular shelving called the "SHILF." Like the Swedish icon's products, Blu Dot's shelving is designed for DIY...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    02.10.09

  5. Ship Shape
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    Ship Shape

    Pieter Weijnen’s brand of maritime modernism brings a touch of magic to Amsterdam’s Steigereiland, where the architect built his family’s home. Inhabiting one of the development...

    written by: Jane Szita
    photos by: Hertha Hurnaus
    02.10.09

  6. Urban China
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    Urban China

    A special bootleg version of Volume magazine will be available at the opening of Urban China: Informal Cities, an exhibition that opens February 11 at the New Museum in Manhattan. The...

    written by: Geoff Manaugh
    02.10.09

  7. 7 Questions For Mark Allen of Machine Project
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    7 Questions For Mark Allen of Machine Project

    I met Mark Allen about 10 years ago when he was getting his MFA, and even back then he was a connector. Sure he made great art installations (one composed of slowly rotating organically shaped...

    written by: Laure Joliet
    02.10.09

  8. On the Ground in New Orleans
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    On the Ground in New Orleans

    In keeping with today's impromptu New Orleans theme, Luke Weldon Perry's blog, The Incremental House, is featuring a photo-travelogue of the architect's recent trip through New Orleans (via Bolivia...

    written by: David A. Greene
    02.09.09

  9. URBANbuild: The Fourth Generation
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    URBANbuild: The Fourth Generation

    The Tulane University School of Architecture recently broke ground on their fourth URBANbuild prototype home. The URBANbuild program was started after Hurricane Katrina as a collaboration between a...

    02.09.09

  10. The Critic and the Game Space
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    The Critic and the Game Space

    Video games are an often-overlooked realm of architectural ideas and spatial design—the buildings and landscapes through which characters move, play, and operate—but where are the...

    written by: Geoff Manaugh
    02.09.09

  11. Marcel Breuer Hooper House II
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    Marcel Breuer Hooper House II

    A new owner with a light touch has kept Marcel Breuer's 1959 Hooper House II a marvel of the mid-20th century whose life will extend well into the 21st.

    written by: Philip Kennicott
    photos by: Zubin Shroff
    02.08.09

  12. Affordable, Green Revitalization in Syracuse
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    Affordable, Green Revitalization in Syracuse

    As demands rise for sustainability and affordability in residential housing, many academic institutions are racing to hold an edge on innovation in their architecture programs. Syracuse University...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    02.08.09

  13. A Wilder Wallpaper
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    A Wilder Wallpaper

    There's been a wallpaper renaissance in the last few years. Design-savvy decorators came through their single-color paint rebellion against the visual assault of trite, cluttered, antiquated prints...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    02.07.09

  14. Taj for All
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    Taj for All

    As the financial apocalypse takes shape, perhaps at its borders will be the early 21st century phenomenon of insanely expensive modern children's furniture. In the good old days, even hedge fund...

    written by: David A. Greene
    02.07.09

  15. Cable Camouflage
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    Cable Camouflage

    Now that laptops and iPods have become like extra appendages for most of us, tangled cords and unsightly nests of cables are a constant problem.  Even with the myriad systems for keeping them...

    written by: Laure Joliet
    02.06.09

  16. All the Names That Are Fit to Print
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    All the Names That Are Fit to Print

    The Names Brand is one of those incredibly simple business ideas that's either a stroke of genius or a flash in the pan (or maybe both). Names Brand prints unornamented lists of pop-culture...

    written by: David A. Greene
    02.06.09

  17. Q&A: blankblank
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    Q&A: blankblank

    In 2004, Jon Dennis and Rob Zinn co-founded blankblank, a modern design and manufacturing company in Sacramento, California. Their professional careers had intersected a few years earlier when...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    02.06.09

  18. Fawning Over Flora
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    Fawning Over Flora

    Flora Grubb Gardens, the hippest plant merchant in the Bay Area, takes up residence in a new building as green as it is frondescent.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Todd Hido
    02.05.09

  19. French Adbusters
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    French Adbusters

    There's some citizen adbusting going on in France where groups describing themselves as  "deboulonneurs" or "unscrewers," are fighting against the visual pollution they see...

    written by: Laure Joliet
    02.05.09

  20. Loading....
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    Loading....

    Pretty Loaded is an online museum of "preloaders," those animated countdowns that inform visitors that their mind-blowing web experience will be 100% loaded as soon as their pokey PC...

    written by: David A. Greene
    02.05.09

  21. Where Pigs Fly
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    Where Pigs Fly

    Those looking for a more down-to-earth option might consider wallowing in a pigsty, which is essentially what designer Amir Sanei constructed for his two sons.

    written by: James Nestor
    02.05.09

  22. Stoked to Soak
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    Stoked to Soak

    Compelling custom solutions to off-the-shelf problems are often hard to come by. But landscape architects James A. Lord and Roderick Wyllie relished the challenge of making a standard hot tub the...

    written by: Deborah Bishop
    photos by: Jeremy Harris
    02.05.09

  23. By Poplar Demand
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    By Poplar Demand

    “I kept pushing the idea of doing a new kind of tree house further and further, trying to find the best structure, the best materials,” explains Dustin Feider, a 23-year-old freelance...

    written by: James Nestor
    02.05.09

  24. Suspended Habitation
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    Suspended Habitation

    “This was really a parameter-driven project,” explains Lukasz Kos, a Toronto-based designer and cofounder of the architecture firm Testroom. “That is, I had to let the trees...

    written by: James Nestor
    02.05.09

  25. Modest Modern Shopping List
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    Modest Modern Shopping List

    Next month, Chad Ludeman, president of the firm PostGreen, will move into the first completed 100K House, an infill development he and his team built in the New Kensington neighborhood of...

    written by: David A. Greene
    02.05.09

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