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  1. Fall Fires
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    Fall Fires

    With Fall coming fast, I'm hoping for an Indian Summer and at least another month of evenings spent outdoors. Even if it does start to cool (and yes it does cool down dramatically at night in LA)...

    written by: Laure Joliet
    09.01.08

  2. LA, Salvaged
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    LA, Salvaged

    Inspired by Blake Dollahite's ability to pull together such a stunning home on a tight budget, I started scouring the local scene for some good Architectural Salvage Yards.

    written by: Laure Joliet
    09.03.08

  3. High Five Ten 10
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    High Five Ten 10

    Love mid century design? Tired of seeing the same pieces over and over in images of modern interiors? Here's an alternative to the usual suspects, Silverlake's Ten10 design.

    written by: Laure Joliet
    09.05.08

  4. Living Walls
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    Living Walls

    A tiny bit like the Renzo Piano-designed Pompidou Centre that wears its insides on its outside (pipes, ducts, all the 'ugly' stuff), this office building wears a garden.

    written by: Laure Joliet
    09.09.08

  5. High Profile Utensils
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    High Profile Utensils

    It's no secret that architects and designers stray from their main medium and try their hand at various smaller scale projects. Philipe Starck has made an entire career on rethinking and...

    written by: Laure Joliet
    09.10.08

  6. Hope for the Jet Set
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    Hope for the Jet Set

    I'm about to hop on a transatlantic flight and am not looking forward to 12 hours in the same tiny seat.

    written by: Laure Joliet
    09.12.08

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    Dispatch: Maison et Objet

    Every fall the Maison et Objet Show in Paris sets and spots trends in lifestyle and home design. Most notable this fall are the continuing trends towards slowing down, living close to the land, and...

    written by: Laure Joliet
    09.15.08

  8. Modern Memo Board
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    Modern Memo Board

    No matter how hard I try to live a life that's clutter free, it seems there's not really a way to eliminate the need for a place to tack things up where I can see them.

    written by: Laure Joliet
    09.17.08

  9. Mixed Signals
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    Mixed Signals

    Leave it to the French to have fun with something extraordinarily mundane.

    written by: Laure Joliet
    09.18.08

  10. Earth Sheltered Homes
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    Earth Sheltered Homes

    Homes built underground (aka Earth Sheltered Homes) are starting to look pretty enticing, what with the state of the economy and all. And contrary to what you'd think, they can be light, airy and...

    written by: Laure Joliet
    09.19.08

  11. LA's First Prefab Home Open for Opinions
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    LA's First Prefab Home Open for Opinions

    Three months ago, this was the site of Leo Marmol's new prefabbed residence in Venice. It took a bit longer than the stated 6 weeks, but the 2,800 square foot Palms House is now finished and open...

    written by: Laure Joliet
    09.20.08

  12. Electrolux Design Competition: The Sook
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    Electrolux Design Competition: The Sook

    Electrolux recently unveiled the finalists in their design lab competition.  Among the top picks: a social networking device for the kitchen that can not only taste your dish but can...

    written by: Laure Joliet
    09.23.08

  13. Pedaling in Paris
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    Pedaling in Paris

    More than ever before, the streets of Paris are filled with bicycles. A city sponsored program was started up a little over a year ago that made 10,000 bikes available all over the city for hourly...

    written by: Laure Joliet
    09.24.08

  14. For Your Art
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    For Your Art

    LA has been slowly establishing itself as a great center for arts and architecture. With events spread out all over the city, it can be difficult to get your head around everything that's going on....

    written by: Laure Joliet
    09.26.08

  15. Air France Terminal 2E
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    Air France Terminal 2E

    Flying from the Air France Terminal at LAX (which has been shifted out of the outdated Tom Bradley Terminal) and arriving in Paris at Terminal 2E is like moving from a basement into a penthouse...

    written by: Laure Joliet
    09.29.08

  16. 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

  17. 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

  18. 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

  19. 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

  20. Mitsura Koga
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    Mitsura Koga

    A new show of stone vases at Japanese boutique, Tortoise General Store, will likely knock your socks off. Artist Mitsura Koga has been transforming found stones into absolute works of art. And if...

    written by: Laure Joliet
    10.13.08

  21. 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

  22. Flipped Strips
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    Flipped Strips

    Tired of the never-ending parade of nondescript strip malls, the Scottsdale Museum of Art recently held a competition to rethink the strips.

    written by: Laure Joliet
    10.15.08

  23. Back to Basics
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    Back to Basics

    With high-quality, simply designed products in high demand, it was only a matter of time before technology got a natural touch.

    written by: Laure Joliet
    10.16.08

  24. 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

  25. 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

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