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  1. Plan of Steel
    House Tours

    Plan of Steel

    The Blue Sky prototype home tiptoes gracefully across the desert landscape just north of Joshua Tree National Park. Nestled amid piñon and juniper trees and outcroppings of boulders, the...

    written by: Brendan Newnam
    photos by: Misha Gravenor
    03.07.10

  2. Village People
    My House

    Village People

    Amidst the pedestrian-friendly maze of leafy streets in New York City’s West Village, LOT-EK, a firm whose designs focus on the creative reuse of industrial materials, inserted a gut...

    written by: Geoff Manaugh
    photos by: Dean Kaufman
    03.05.10

  3. Modern Istanbul Design: Autoban
    Profiles

    Modern Istanbul Design: Autoban

    Istanbul modern? In a word, it’s Autoban. With their east-meets-west twist on mid-century classics, this young duo has jump-started their hometown’s design scene.

    written by: Virginia Gardiner
    03.04.10

  4. Sergio Rodrigues
    Profiles

    Sergio Rodrigues

    Recognized for his architecture and interior design, Brazilian modernist Sergio Rodrigues is renown for his furniture, often executed with humor and whimsy: His Mole chair and sofa is exaggeratedly...

    written by: Erika Heet
    03.02.10

  5. American Trademarks
    Books

    American Trademarks

    Eric Baker and Tyler Blik are a pair of noted graphic and identity designers, though perhaps their greatest legacy in American design will come not from their work as designers, but as design...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    03.02.10

  6. Gardening Products: Modern Portable Planter Pots
    Product Reviews

    Gardening Products: Modern Portable Planter Pots

    Today’s planters are smarter than ever. They breathe, they drain, and some even light up. So whether your thumb is as green as the plants you’re pruning or as brown as the compost you...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    02.26.10

  7. Fertile Grounds
    House Tours

    Fertile Grounds

    Nestled in an apple grove in Sebastopol, California, the Orchard House is a rural idyll. And with the voracious design appetites of a family of gastronomically inclined clients, this concrete...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    photos by: Dave Lauridsen
    02.26.10

  8. Living on Water: Floating Villages
    Travel Reports

    Living on Water: Floating Villages

    During my jaunt to Cambodia last month, when I was not hauling bricks to build an outdoor school kitchen with my studio, I had the chance to see a multitude of informal building in both urban and...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    photos by: Tiffany Chu
    02.25.10

  9. Greening San Francisco's Old Mint
    Travel Reports

    Greening San Francisco's Old Mint

    Last year I had the chance to take a press preview of the Old Mint in San Francisco. It's right downtown, just opposite the San Francisco Chronicle, and though it's unused at present, it's set to...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    02.25.10

  10. In Madrid: Julius Shulman's LA
    Travel Reports

    In Madrid: Julius Shulman's LA

    Last weekend, the Getty Research Institute's show Julius Shulman's Los Angeles opened in its third location, a cathedral-like neo-Mudéjar style water tower named Canal de Isabel II in Madrid...

    written by: Alissa Walker
    02.24.10

  11. Sunset District Renovation
    House Tours

    Sunset District Renovation

    The residents of atelier KS's first renovation like stuff. When the couple, who lives in San Francisco's Sunset District, first invited the husband-wife design team to their home, the garage they...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    02.23.10

  12. Belt Buckles by Kiel Mead
    Interviews

    Belt Buckles by Kiel Mead

    Senior Editor Aaron Britt talked to Kiel Mead the other day, after an initial cruise through his site yielded the Birdie Light, which he promptly posted. A closer look yielded a handful of men's...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    02.23.10

  13. Brook Farm General Store
    Shops

    Brook Farm General Store

    If you've been longing for the timeless kitchen and home goods stocked on the shelves of Labour and Wait in East London but aren't in the UK (and thus can't have them shipped to you), Brook Farm...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    02.19.10

  14. Frankfurt's Blanket Store
    Travel Reports

    Frankfurt's Blanket Store

    Nestled in behind a small glass storefront in central Frankfurt is a one-of-a-kind throw utopia. Blanket Store is a niche boutique dedicated to—yes, you guessed it—blankets, and owner...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    02.18.10

  15. I Swear to Good You are God at This
    Books

    I Swear to Good You are God at This

    Finding design inspiration online is as easy as pointing and clicking but there's something special about the feel of bound paper. Design and creative consulting company Holiday Matinee founder...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    02.17.10

  16. Take Note at the CCA
    Event Spotlight

    Take Note at the CCA

    The 1960s was a prolific era of writing in architecture as masters penned their frustrations with the field and pushed it to become an element of pop culture while also increasing its intellectual...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    02.17.10

  17. Stockholm Furniture Fair 2010
    Travel Reports

    Stockholm Furniture Fair 2010

    Every February, the very best new Nordic furniture designs debut at the Stockholm Furniture Fair and the Northern Light Fair. The two events are held together in the 630,000-square-foot Stockholm...

    written by: Tiffany Orvet
    02.16.10

  18. Renovation: 800 Square Feet
    House Tours

    Renovation: 800 Square Feet

    While in the process of helping his father find a suitable home closer to his family, Sacramento designer Curtis Popp realized he had everything he needed to provide his dad, an artist, with the...

    written by: Erika Heet
    photos by: Mike Graffigna
    02.16.10

  19. A Clean Slate
    House Tours

    A Clean Slate

    A few big ideas—and some careful workmanship—transform the very small kitchen of a one-bedroom Brooklyn apartment into an expansive space suited to a young professional with a taste for...

    written by: Mark Lamster
    photos by: Jeremy Liebman
    02.15.10

  20. The Guggenheim Fills the Void
    Event Spotlight

    The Guggenheim Fills the Void

    Since it opened in New York City in 1959, Frank Lloyd Wright's Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum has captivated the world--and its imagination. To celebrate the building's 50th anniversary, the museum...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    02.12.10

  21. A Lot to Love
    Green

    A Lot to Love

    In a leafy residential area a few miles from downtown Kansas City, Missouri, an enterprising architect saw opportunity where others saw trouble. He took a sloping, triangular lot and designed a new...

    written by: Georgina Gustin
    photos by: Mike Sinclair
    02.12.10

  22. Neutra's Overway-Schiff House
    Travel Reports

    Neutra's Overway-Schiff House

    Ensconced in the Marina neighborhood of San Francisco, the Schiff house was completed by Richard Neutra in 1938 for a pair of Berliners who wanted to move down the hill from Lombard Street. The...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    02.11.10

  23. Stockholm: New from Gärsnäs
    Travel Reports

    Stockholm: New from Gärsnäs

    Last year the venerable Swedish furniture makers Gärsnäs showed us they could bring fashion to furniture with Pierre Sindre’s collared Button chair, Anna von Schewen’s ...

    written by: Tiffany Orvet
    02.11.10

  24. Design Hotels Book: 2010 Edition
    Books

    Design Hotels Book: 2010 Edition

    The best part of traveling is rarely the hotel. Sure, you'll suffer a tatty travelers flop if it means an extra day wandering the streets of Seoul, but in the main, hotel stays, and hotel decor,...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    02.11.10

  25. Ice House Detroit
    Interviews

    Ice House Detroit

    American cities are not short on abandoned houses, but for great swathes of residential vacancy, Detroit takes the cake. There have been a variety of responses to the motor city's blight, from the...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    02.10.10

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