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THX-Certified Door Reins in the Home Theater Noise
THX-Certified Door Reins in the Home Theater Noise
That 10.2 channel receiver you just snagged may give you the audio equivalent of an IMAX experience in your living room, but chances are your neighbors don’t share the same level...
Byrne Bike Racks
Byrne Bike Racks
Now that the finalists have been announced for New York's CityRacks design competition, judge David Byrne gets to taste the big prize all those hard-working artists are striving...
Forget Giant Boxes; Your Next Laptop Could Come in a Messenger Bag
Forget Giant Boxes; Your Next Laptop Could Come in a Messenger Bag
If a new packaging idea from HP gains some traction, your next laptop could come in a recycled bag, not a box.
Vertical Cities: Hong Kong | New York
Vertical Cities: Hong Kong | New York
From wild, green island to center of international commerce: this is the trajectory both Manhattan and Hong Kong have taken since colonists and 19th century British colonial...
Affordable Art: L'Affiche Moderne
Affordable Art: L'Affiche Moderne
Pierre Wetzel: The Last Fall A new French site has entered the affordable art marketplace selling limited edition prints from up-and-coming photographers, graphic designers, and...
Mustache Wallpaper? Oh, Brother.
Mustache Wallpaper? Oh, Brother.
Alright, so I wasn’t too thrilled with the ironic mustache, but living in San Francisco’s Mission District I’ve learned to cope with it. Let the scruffy kids do what they want,...
Modern Motors
Modern Motors
This year's Pebble Beach Concours d’Élégance car show featured a roll-out of General Motors' spectacular Motorama cars of the 1950s, prototypes and fantasy models that embodied...
Deadbolts Go Wireless
Deadbolts Go Wireless
There’s a reason the lock and key have been around, in one form or another, for the better part of the 4,000 years.
Dreamland: Architectural Experiments since the 1970s
Dreamland: Architectural Experiments since the 1970s
The first scenes of Woody Allen's Manhattan capture it: ambitious dreams and New York are synonymous, and buildings are the manifestation of the connection.
LA, Salvaged
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.
Your Message Here
Your Message Here
I'm sucker for a good sign. Dig this wooden take on the ubiquitous roadside arrow marquee Stephen and Shauna did for an Urban Outfitters installation.
Blooming in the Bronx
Blooming in the Bronx
If all goes according to plans by Magnusson Architecture and Planning, there will be a new affordable, environmentally–considerate residence in the neighborhood in the...
Golden Rule: Back Up
Golden Rule: Back Up
Backing up our computers is something we all know we should do, like flossing. But so few of us actually follow through and risk the losing our most prized possessions.
Turrell Skyspace Opens
Turrell Skyspace Opens
If you ever wondered where architecture and art intersect, look no further than one of James Turrell's "skyspace" installations.
The ‘Made For iPod’ Fridge
The ‘Made For iPod’ Fridge
It’s getting increasingly hard to find a space the iPod hasn’t infiltrated these days.
London at Night
London at Night
Jason Hawkes's aerial photos of London at night make an old city look new again.
Visual Dictionaries
Visual Dictionaries
If you live and travel in the modern world you've no doubt found yourself at a loss for words.
Modern Cuckoo
Modern Cuckoo
Leave it to the Italians: the cuckoo clock has entered the modern.
Holy Table
Holy Table
To place items on a table: that's one way to go about it. However as of late, tables have been cropping up with the added—or subtracted, rather—element of a hole in the table's...
Fall Fires
Fall Fires
With Fall coming fast, I'm hoping for an Indian Summer and at least another month of evenings spent outdoors.

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