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Please Mr. Postman – Letterpress Holiday Cards
Please Mr. Postman – Letterpress Holiday Cards
Holiday cards and I have a very strong, very long-standing love/wait relationship.
Wanders’ Walls: Miami Beach’s Newest Hotel is the Mondrian South Beach
Wanders’ Walls: Miami Beach’s Newest Hotel is the Mondrian South Beach
The Mondrian South Beach, a new luxury boutique hotel designed by Dutch design star Marcel Wanders, is much like Wanders himself: large, white, and pricey.
Eat Me, I'm Green
Eat Me, I'm Green
Michelle Kaufman, the Martha Stewart of sustainable architecture, has unveiled her annual gingerbread version of one of her eco-homes, and this year it's an edible version of the...
Victoria Keddie: Portraits
Victoria Keddie: Portraits
Portraiture is an art form often perceived as antiquated or relegated to royalty, calling to mind beautiful renderings of rosy-faced children in layers of lace and velvet,...
Re:Vision Dallas Design Charrette
Re:Vision Dallas Design Charrette
On Friday of last week I attended the Re:Vision Dallas design charrette, one that hopes to remake a blighted city block of downtown Dallas into a haven of sustainable design and a...
Ceramics from Ezme Designs
Ceramics from Ezme Designs
While I generally eschew plastic tableware in favor of ceramic and glass, which both last longer and do less damage to the environment (unless you break them), I've had a hard...
Cities and Their Grids
Cities and Their Grids
John Briscella, a Philadelphian now earning his Masters in "Urban Strategies" in Vienna—surely one of the most interesting degree titles out there—has put together a new journal...
Patchwork Pavilion
Patchwork Pavilion
The Patchwork Pavilion in Brazil calls to mind a flurry of snowflakes, a giant scale votive, or those kitschy concrete walls in Southern California.
Wim Crouwel—Miami’s Graphic Designer du Jour
Wim Crouwel—Miami’s Graphic Designer du Jour
Though the Campana brothers carried the day at Design Miami, and Art Basel housed more Jean Dubuffet than you’d care to buy, or sell, the graphic designer holding court on Miami...
Inhabitat Shop
Inhabitat Shop
Just in time for the holidays, our friends over at Inhabitat launched an online retail shop today.
Infusion Lounge
Infusion Lounge
San Francisco is where west first met east so it makes sense that Hong Kong designer Kinney Chan’s first US project, here in the city by the Bay, is an Asian-inspired bar and...
The Mini-E Revealed
The Mini-E Revealed
So I actually got to see (and sit in) the much-hyped, all-electric Mini E at the Los Angeles Auto Show, and there were rumors that a fleet of them were seen tooling around Beverly...
2009 Calendars on Etsy
2009 Calendars on Etsy
The time has come to start seeking out a 2009 calendar.
Perillo Chair
Perillo Chair
German designer Martin Ballendat’s Perillo lounge chair for Zuco won the people’s choice award at the Orgatec trade show in October and has earned our nod of approval, too.
A Bookstore Made from Remainders
A Bookstore Made from Remainders
It's rare to hear about a new bookstore opening anywhere these days, but the Stories Bookstore and Café, in the eclectic Los Angeles neighborhood of Echo Park, is busting the...
Of Golden Pigs and Golden Calves
Of Golden Pigs and Golden Calves
Two of the usual suspects in what is arguably New York's new American design mecca of Williamsburg are being particularly nice these days.
Stop the Presses
Stop the Presses
It's not often that a recycled component makes a product more valuable than if it were made from virgin material alone, but in the case of Stug Bags, it works.
Poster Service
Poster Service
Posters have come a long way since those old David Cassidy or Hanson classics you ripped straight from the pages of Teen Beat and stuck above your bed with a few strips of scotch...
Felt Up
Felt Up
Felt has become the go-to material for crafters and modernists alike.
Lamps from the Bunny Hole
Lamps from the Bunny Hole
These are lamps designed by a slight gentleman from the Chiba prefecture outside of Tokyo; he works with duck feathers quite seriously in a little workshop under Grand Street in...

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