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  1. Portable Architecture
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    Portable Architecture

    As David pointed out, things could be a lot worse.  But if you're looking to downsize or simply want to keep the mobility of a cardboard box but the high design of prefab architecture you...

    written by: Laure Joliet
    09.30.08

  2. Folk Yeah
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    Folk Yeah

    New additions to the collection include the long neck Crayon vase with the Crayola-esque cross-hatching (Xenia's current favorite), and the organic motifs of the Field and Wood line of tiles (all...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    09.30.08

  3. Sony Ericsson's Eco-Friendly GreenHeart
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    Sony Ericsson's Eco-Friendly GreenHeart

    Sony Ericsson's GreenHeart concept phone isn't going to win any beauty contests, but when it comes to green cred, the handset's in a league of its own.

    written by: Bryan Gardiner
    09.30.08

  4. Look Ma, No Burnt Hands
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    Look Ma, No Burnt Hands

    As a parent, I'm always on the lookout for innovative and stylish ways not to break my kid. Blanco's new Master Ilux faucet features LEDs that tint the water red or blue, depending on its...

    written by: David A. Greene
    09.30.08

  5. Affordable Housing: Why It's So Hard to Come By
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    Affordable Housing: Why It's So Hard to Come By

    This image of a Levittown house turned real estate office appears to be peddling something current mortgage brokers have had little time for: vigilance....

    written by: Aaron Britt
    09.30.08

  6. Affordable Housing for China
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    Affordable Housing for China

    Over a million people have moved to Guangzhou in the past eight years, making the city's population nearly ten million today. This urbanization is the trend of cities worldwide; it makes all the...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    10.01.08

  7. Art + Environment Conference in Reno
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    Art + Environment Conference in Reno

    I'll be heading to Reno later this week to speak at the upcoming Art + Environment Conference hosted by the Nevada Museum of Art, from October 2-4–so if any Dwell readers are in the area,...

    written by: Geoff Manaugh
    10.02.08

  8. 125 HDTV Super Review
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    125 HDTV Super Review

    Economic meltdown aside, if you’re still thinking about plunking down some hard-earned cash on a new HDTV this holiday season, you’d do well to check out HD Guru’s colossal review...

    written by: Bryan Gardiner
    10.02.08

  9. They Make Houses Too?
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    They Make Houses Too?

    We've all found ourselves fawning over the perfectly minimal housewares, stationary, and incredibly awesome tiny pens that Japanese retailer MUJI has turned into an empire. Well did you know that...

    written by: Laure Joliet
    10.02.08

  10. Kahn's Park Gets the Greenlight
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    Kahn's Park Gets the Greenlight

    The New York City parks around the Brooklyn Bridge are about to gain an upstream sibling. Roosevelt Island has just received a conditional green light for a new bit of green bling: the Franklin D....

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    10.02.08

  11. New LACMA Building
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    New LACMA Building

    This week, another piece in the ongoing expansion/renovation of the formerly dated and dreary Los Angeles County Museum of Art was revealed.

    written by: David A. Greene
    10.03.08

  12. Coin Lamp
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    Coin Lamp

    There are all sorts of devices emerging these days that are meant to monitor and increase awareness of our energy consumption habits. From high-concept products like Die Electric, which we...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    10.03.08

  13. Take a Seat Initiative
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    Take a Seat Initiative

    The guerilla approach has been a popular one for Sandanistas and spray paint-wielding marketing artists alike. But guerilla seating?

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    10.03.08

  14. Last Chance for Lautner
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    Last Chance for Lautner

    Though academics have dubbed him "an architect's architect," my humble opinion is that John Lautner is an architect who can be appreciated by regular people. What's not to get about...

    written by: David A. Greene
    10.04.08

  15. Airstream Books
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    Airstream Books

    There's a magical nook on Williamsburg's Metropolitan Ave. sidewalk where the Graham St. L Train vent allows the underground train's announcements to waft up through the grates to the hardware...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    10.06.08

  16. Los Angeles Architecture Top 40
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    Los Angeles Architecture Top 40

    Los Angeles is a diverse city filled with green space, urban space and all different kinds of people, incomes and tastes.  Although this can make for a disparate social scene, it makes...

    written by: Laure Joliet
    10.06.08

  17. Clarity: Steve Jobs on Paul Rand
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    Clarity: Steve Jobs on Paul Rand

    Great Jobs clip (below) from 1993 on hiring Paul Rand (above) to solve his problem. Mock-turtleneck in full-effect.

    written by: Andy Cruz
    10.06.08

  18. Housing in Crisis, Part 1
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    Housing in Crisis, Part 1

    $1.4 million. This is the average sale price of an apartment in New York City in fall 2008. However (or perhaps "obviously") the classic indicators of the real estate market point to an...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    10.06.08

  19. Patenting Apartment Piles
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    Patenting Apartment Piles

    A patent on a house design: this is the heart of the controversy surrounding Hans Zwimpfer's Pile-Up Housing. The Swiss architect claims to have invented a new solution to sprawl by stacking single...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    10.07.08

  20. The People's Design Award
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    The People's Design Award

    As part of their National Design Week festivities (Oct. 19 – 25), the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum is sponsoring an online "People's Design Award."

    written by: David A. Greene
    10.07.08

  21. Prefab Treehouses
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    Prefab Treehouses

    Who didn't want a tree house growing up?  Well now you can either live vicariously through your kids or indulge in the greatest mid life crisis ever.  Or, in a few cases, downsize to a...

    written by: Laure Joliet
    10.07.08

  22. Always-Good Wood
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    Always-Good Wood

    Maybe it's a response to the proliferation of concrete in the 90s, or a flight to the natural away from a world of plastics: but this most traditional of materials is making a comeback—if it...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    10.08.08

  23. MUJI to GO Opens at JFK
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    MUJI to GO Opens at JFK

    MUJI, the Japanese brand famous for being tastefully brandless, will soon open a retail shop in JetBlue's new Terminal 5 at New York's JFK airport. The terminal, which was originally designed by...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    10.08.08

  24. Design for Democracy
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    Design for Democracy

    If the presidential debates haven't satisfied your election appetite, the AIGA professional association for design offers a tantalizing next course.

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    10.08.08

  25. Cosmo Modern
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    Cosmo Modern

    It's been said that a person's first name ultimately defines them; and Cosmo is no exception. He is the owner of Cosmo Modern, a concrete-floored universe of mid-century modern furnishings that all...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    10.09.08

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