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Stay at My Home
Stay at My Home
What is it to be a great host? Chocolates on the pillow? Free wifi? Fresh slippers? Swiss designers Nicole Lehner and Luzia Kalin created this project as a Bachelor's thesis on...
The Crystal Chair
The Crystal Chair
To build a chair usually does not begin with filling a large glass tank with water, nor does it involve submerging polyester fibers.
Sweet Nothing
Sweet Nothing
We’re heading into an uncertain future, but two things are clear: Technology is getting better and the environment is getting worse.
Kid Lit Goes Undergound
Kid Lit Goes Undergound
What is a paper engineer? Something like an architect—but for paper.
Take Me Home
Take Me Home
A “tree house” of clean lines, ample glass, and thoughtful ingenuity lets a Washington, DC–area family and a stream of weekend guests enjoy prefab living in an unlikely locale:...
Feng Shui by an Irishwoman
Feng Shui by an Irishwoman
Home as sanctuary: it's a parallel famously established by the Japanese and Thai, but the Irish? New York-based, Dublin-raised interior designer Clodagh is a modern adherent to...
Make It Right Gets Made
Make It Right Gets Made
The feel-good story: The first six houses funded by Brad Pitt's Make It Right Foundation have been completed in the Lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans.
Best Architecture of 2008?
Best Architecture of 2008?
Just a couple days ago the Los Angeles Times posted a slideshow of their picks for the Best Architecture: 2008, complete with commentary by their very fine architecture critic,...
Where Art Meets Farming
Where Art Meets Farming
On a 21-acre plot in New York's Catskills Mountains lies an enchanting organization, the Andes Sprouts Society, which is devoted to furthering the exchange of knowledge and...
Kathleen Hills Lighting
Kathleen Hills Lighting
If your resolutions this year involve simplicity and well-designed products, look into designer Kathleen Hills.
Cookin' with IKEA
Cookin' with IKEA
Most appliance-buyers in the U.S. are prisoners of big-box and old-school retailers like Sears, Home Depot, and Best Buy, but over the past few years, Swedish furniture superstore...
The Brickley Engine
The Brickley Engine
Moving parts mean friction; friction means a drag on engine efficiency. Five years ago independent Austin, Texas, inventor Mike Brickley took this on as a challenge.
Titanium Spork
Titanium Spork
When it comes to hard-wearing, utilitarian consumer goods, there are a few acknowledged design classics: Emeco's Navy Chair comes to...
Weck Canning Jars
Weck Canning Jars
The Slow Food movement, not the mention Frtiz Haeg's modern day Victory Gardens, have sparked a renewed interest in canning and preserving homegrown food.
Womens et Womanus
Womens et Womanus
Meet three women who are helping keep MIT’s architecture program—America’s first—at the forefront of design innovation.
A Live-In Kitchen on a Houseboat in Amsterdam
A Live-In Kitchen on a Houseboat in Amsterdam
When a couple in Amsterdam decided to upgrade their residence from a small houseboat to a larger one, they sought a design that would elevate the kitchen—literally.
Thermal Solar Collection Tubes That Provide Hot Water Year-Round
Thermal Solar Collection Tubes That Provide Hot Water Year-Round
On the roof, amidst an array of native wild grasses and shrubs, six banks holding 180 small thermal solar collection tubes provide hot water year-round.
Your Design City
Your Design City
The 20 finalists in the Your Design City photography competition on flickr have been announced.
Martha Meets Manhattan's Lower East Side
Martha Meets Manhattan's Lower East Side
Call it the recession or just plain creativity in the air, but DIY just feels relevant these days.
Structured Play
Structured Play
Two of the country’s most creative and thoughtful playground designers—architect Richard Dattner and landscape architect M. Paul Friedberg—spent countless hours observing how...

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