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  1. Yesterday's Kitchen of Tomorrow
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    Yesterday's Kitchen of Tomorrow

    Did you know that you can search the archives of Life Magazine via Google? Take a look at what we used to consider a modern kitchen–the Kitchen of Tomorrow presented in Toledo Ohio in 1943.

    written by: Laure Joliet
    11.21.08

  2. World's Tallest Lego Tower
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    World's Tallest Lego Tower

    Remember those lazy days making Lego houses and hospitals, clicking everything into place and feeling that you'd really built something?  Well imagine being one of the kids that helped build...

    written by: Laure Joliet
    10.09.08

  3. White Forest Pottery
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    White Forest Pottery

    Sometimes there is nothing quite as simple or as gratifying as holding a bowl in your hand and having it fit just right.

    written by: Laure Joliet
    12.17.08

  4. When Down Means Forward
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    When Down Means Forward

    Upon arrival at the aforementioned Terminal 2E I realized that although a sign with an arrow pointing a certain direction should be foolproof, it doesn't always mean what you'd think. In France,...

    written by: Laure Joliet
    10.04.08

  5. 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

  6. Wallpaper That Fixes Walls
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    Wallpaper That Fixes Walls

    A new line of wallpapers from Graham and Brown allows you cover up that disaster you call a wall.  Cinderblocks, paneling, really bad cracks?  These wallpapers will smooth right over them.

    written by: Laure Joliet
    10.24.08

  7. Wall Calendar to Keep Track of the Big Picture
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    Wall Calendar to Keep Track of the Big Picture

    Although it may be difficult to fit it in your pocket, and it certainly lacks the convenience of an iPhone or Blackberry, this calendar wallpaper leaves space to see the year at a glance and to...

    written by: Laure Joliet
    10.14.08

  8. Visual Dictionaries
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    Visual Dictionaries

    If you live and travel in the modern world you've no doubt found yourself at a loss for words. For me it was a taxi ride from a small rural city in China to another with nothing but a picture to...

    written by: Laure Joliet
    09.02.08

  9. Vacuums, Clothes and Fresh Meat
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    Vacuums, Clothes and Fresh Meat

    Design blog Core77 has highlighted the evolution of the modern vacuum cleaner, from its humble beginning trying to keep floors clean to its ability to maximize clothes storage and seal fresh meat.

    written by: Laure Joliet
    11.29.08

  10. Tools for Living
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    Tools for Living

    Just in time for budgets to shrink everywhere, Design Within Reach unveils their new Tools For Living line of impeccably designed everyday objects. All pieces that are much cheaper than a Saarinen...

    written by: Laure Joliet
    10.20.08

  11. To Do: Edible Estates Demonstration Garden
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    To Do: Edible Estates Demonstration Garden

    Earlier this year Fritz Haeg embarked on the first public Edible Estates Garden at southern California's Descanso Gardens in an effort to showcase the benefits of planting an abundant edible garden...

    written by: Laure Joliet
    10.03.08

  12. Tippie Tent At Tokyo Design Week
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    Tippie Tent At Tokyo Design Week

    At Tokyo Design week, a tent designed by Tomoko Azumi as a personal hideaway from "speedy consumerism" is an answer to the question: "What do we really need?"

    written by: Laure Joliet
    11.15.08

  13. 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

  14. The Puti Trees
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    The Puti Trees

    The Puti Trees series of posters look like a cross between a modern subway map and children's book illustrations, so you probably wouldn't guess that they're actually all about Buddhism.

    written by: Laure Joliet
    01.29.09

  15. The LAMI Chair
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    The LAMI Chair

    Javier Cristiani's LAMI chair, which was unveiled at last Spring's ICFF, now has a family: an ottoman, a side table and a coffee table all made from modular stock metal components and built with as...

    written by: Laure Joliet
    11.28.08

  16. The Food Pyramid in Practice
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    The Food Pyramid in Practice

    The new Pyramid lunchbox takes the guesswork out of satisfying the daily recommended proportions of grains, fruits, protein, and vegetables, with the added bonus that it's streamlined and modern too.

    written by: Laure Joliet
    11.02.08

  17. The 12 Cent Calendar
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    The 12 Cent Calendar

    Looking for a cheap calendar that will never run out of pages? Think you're clever enough to think like a computer? Then this is for you. All you need are 12 pennies, a piece of cardboard, and an X...

    written by: Laure Joliet
    01.28.09

  18. Simple, Not Easy: The Eames Shell Chair
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    Simple, Not Easy: The Eames Shell Chair

    The science and design behind the famous Eames shell chairs is pretty impressive. It goes to show that simple is not always easy and that good design endures.

    written by: Laure Joliet
    12.04.08

  19. Roundup: Best CFL's
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    Roundup: Best CFL's

    We all know that changing out traditional incandescent light bulbs for compact fluorescents is a huge step towards managing energy consumption. The only problem is that often the light they give...

    written by: Laure Joliet
    10.28.08

  20. Robin Wilson Green Cabinets
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    Robin Wilson Green Cabinets

    At this point it's hard to take the term "eco-friendly" at face value. Greenwashing has, unfortunately, become a marketing gimmick as strong as some companies' sincere goal to be...

    written by: Laure Joliet
    04.12.09

  21. REBAR at Machine Gallery
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    REBAR at Machine Gallery

    REBAR, a collective of artists, designers, and activists based in San Francisco—masterminds of PARK(ing) Day LA—will be at Machine Project this Saturday.

    written by: Laure Joliet
    10.18.08

  22. 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

  23. 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

  24. Pleats-Pleats Sofa
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    Pleats-Pleats Sofa

    In accordance with the old saying, March has come in like a lion from coast to coast. If we're lucky, by the end of the month, we'll be ready for lawn chairs and lemonade (or at least some spring...

    written by: Laure Joliet
    03.03.09

  25. Philippe Starck, Discount Shopper?
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    Philippe Starck, Discount Shopper?

    “In a time of financial crisis, we must go back to timeless objects and rediscover the elegance of basics,” said designer Philippe Starck, right before his shopping spree through...

    written by: Laure Joliet
    12.20.08

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