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  1. Icons of Danish Design: Wooden Ducklings and Birds
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    Icons of Danish Design: Wooden Ducklings and Birds

    In 1959, a Danish police officer stopped traffic in order to let a young family of ducks across the road. Inspired by the newspaper photographs, Hans Bøling designed duck and duckling figures to...

    written by: Marianne Colahan
    08.29.14

  2. Modern Furniture Designer Continues Her Family Tradition
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    Modern Furniture Designer Continues Her Family Tradition

    Shuttling between her Paris apartment and her German workshop, Gesa Hansen strikes a balance while continuing a family design tradition.

    written by: Sally McGrane
    08.29.14

  3. 10 Great Coffee Shops for Design Fans
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    10 Great Coffee Shops for Design Fans

    In our October issue, we profiled Luke Pedersen and James Lennard, the designers who run Cape Town’s Field Office, a joint coffee shop and furniture showroom. Here, we take a tour through some more...

    08.28.14

  4. Iconic Furniture Designs by Josef Albers
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    Iconic Furniture Designs by Josef Albers

    Bauhaus member and modernist pioneer Josef Albers was best known as an influential color theorist, writer, teacher, and painter. But the artist took his exploration of color into furniture design,...

    written by: Marianne Colahan
    08.27.14

  5. In Cape Town, a Creative Duo Forges a Unique Approach to Furniture Design
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    In Cape Town, a Creative Duo Forges a Unique Approach to Furniture Design

    Combining clean lines with traditional craftsmanship, a pair of Cape Town–based surfers help stoke, and satisfy, a demand for South African design.

    written by: William Lamb
    08.26.14

  6. Rare Archival Photos of the GM Technical Center
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    Rare Archival Photos of the GM Technical Center

    Heralded as the “Versailles of Industry” when it opened in 1956, the General Motors Technical Center in Warren, Michigan, remains symbolic of cutting-edge design.

    written by: Diana Budds
    08.26.14

  7. 8 Surprising Uses for Cinder Blocks
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    8 Surprising Uses for Cinder Blocks

    Cement blocks, commonly used to strengthen and insulate a building, are usually covered up. Left bare, they can also offer a minimalist variation on the traditional red brick theme.

    08.26.14

  8. Furnish a Room Virtually with this App
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    Furnish a Room Virtually with this App

    Take a photo of a bare room and—through partnerships with IKEA, Crate & Barrel, Pottery Barn, and Herman Miller—the Furnish app places furniture candidates in the room so you can see how the space...

    written by: Alexander George
    08.22.14

  9. 10 Bedroom Design Ideas
    Rooms We Love

    10 Bedroom Design Ideas

    It's tempting to place the most design attention on the public spaces in your home, but these bedrooms show the power of a great sleeping space.

    written by: Allie Weiss
    08.20.14

  10. Inspiring Tree Houses of Instagram
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    Inspiring Tree Houses of Instagram

    We're currently ruminating on small spaces of all configurations. But while small spaces often call to mind tiny urban apartments and compact cabins, how could we forget about another classic type...

    written by: Allie Weiss
    08.19.14

  11. Stunning Photographs of the Norwegian Landscape
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    Stunning Photographs of the Norwegian Landscape

    German photographer Ken Schluchtmann documents over 12,000 miles of Norway’s rugged landscape.

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Ken Schluchtmann
    08.19.14

  12. Tiled Bathrooms We Love
    Rooms We Love

    Tiled Bathrooms We Love

    Even though they’re the least public rooms in a house, bathrooms should receive the same attention to design and detail as the other rooms. Textured tile work is a great way to add visual interest.

    08.19.14

  13. How to Build a Design Collection
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    How to Build a Design Collection

    It’s never too late to start collecting modern furniture. Take inspiration from these well-furnished interiors, which bring design classics out of the museum and into home.

    08.18.14

  14. Bright Renovation of a Tiny Manhattan Apartment
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    Bright Renovation of a Tiny Manhattan Apartment

    A husband-and-wife architect team transforms a 607-square-foot Manhattan apartment into an open and bright home for two graphic designers.

    written by: William Lamb
    08.18.14

  15. LEGO Blocks Made from Chocolate
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    LEGO Blocks Made from Chocolate

    File under fantasy materials: LEGO-like blocks made from chocolate. In a Willy Wonka-esque move, designer Akihiro Mizuuchi has created a comestible that can be used to construct edible models....

    written by: Diana Budds
    08.15.14

  16. Sculptural Pendant Lights from Moooi
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    Sculptural Pendant Lights from Moooi

    Dutch company Moooi was founded in 2001 by Marcel Wanders and Casper Vissers. The name derives from “mooi,” the Dutch word for beautiful, and the company maintains that the extra &lsquo...

    written by: Marianne Colahan
    08.15.14

  17. Wooden Furniture Handcrafted in Minnesota
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    Wooden Furniture Handcrafted in Minnesota

    Matt Eastvold founded Eastvold Furniture 11 years ago, but the Minnesota native says he'd been doing woodworking as a hobby long before that. The furniture maker designs and creates heirloom...

    written by: Marianne Colahan
    08.14.14

  18. Prefab Passive House on San Juan Islands
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    Prefab Passive House on San Juan Islands

    When two retired teachers decided to build a new home, they knew they wanted an energy-efficient, no-stress Passive House design that would support aging in place. The resulting 1,800-square-foot...

    written by: Monique Valeris
    08.14.14

  19. Smart Toothbrush Tracks Your Brushing Habits
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    Smart Toothbrush Tracks Your Brushing Habits

    For the people who use them regularly, fitness trackers give feedback that can be the difference between staying on the couch and getting up and going for a walk. It seems logical that the same...

    written by: Alexander George
    08.14.14

  20. Reimagined Mobile Dwellings
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    Reimagined Mobile Dwellings

    Ever thought about packing your home on truck trailer? Four architects reimagined the mobile dwelling for an exhibition at Omaha's Kaneko museum. The results, all prefab and all totally...

    written by: Allie Weiss
    08.13.14

  21. 10 Stunning Skylights
    Rooms We Love

    10 Stunning Skylights

    Skylights come in all shapes and sizes, but their practicality is universal. These rooms feature a variety of overhead cut-outs that admit an abundance of natural light.

    08.12.14

  22. Easy Urban Gardening with Bosske Planters
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    Easy Urban Gardening with Bosske Planters

    New Zealand–based Bosske derives its name from “bosky,” an old English word meaning “small forest.” Expanding on this concept, Bosske creates gardening products for...

    written by: Marianne Colahan
    08.08.14

  23. Shops We Love: Boerum House and Home, Brooklyn
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    Shops We Love: Boerum House and Home, Brooklyn

    Head to Boerum House and Home, a new Brooklyn outpost that features a roster of emerging and established designers. Inside its loftlike retail space, discover new and vintage furniture, accessories...

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Brian W. Ferry
    08.08.14

  24. Spotlight on Peg and Awl: Home Products with History
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    Spotlight on Peg and Awl: Home Products with History

    Philadelphia–based Peg and Awl was founded by husband and wife design team Margaux and Walter Kent. The company creates products made from old materials, including reclaiming wood from 19th-century...

    written by: Marianne Colahan
    08.07.14

  25. Tiny, Streamlined Home Fit for a Family
    House Tours

    Tiny, Streamlined Home Fit for a Family

    A growing family in Brooklyn downsizes their living space while expanding their collective quality of life.

    written by: Arlene Hirst
    photos by: Matthew Williams
    08.07.14

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