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Housing in Crisis, Part II: Three Words for 'Boom"
Housing in Crisis, Part II: Three Words for 'Boom"
The American house throughout the nation's history has represented grand concepts: success, strength of family unit, motivation to put up with the 45-hour work week, and...
Urban Sprawl, Squared
Urban Sprawl, Squared
The Places We Live is a new book of extraordinary photographs by Norwegian photographer Jonas Bendiksen, documenting the teeming urban slums and shantytowns of four world cities:...
Mitsura Koga
Mitsura Koga
A new show of stone vases at Japanese boutique, Tortoise General Store, will likely knock your socks off.
Last Day: Waterfalls
Last Day: Waterfalls
Today—Monday, October 13—is the final day Olafur Eliasson's Waterfalls will be flowing into the East River.
Look to the Lustron
Look to the Lustron
As MoMA's “Home Delivery: Fabricating the Modern Dwelling” comes to a close (on Oct.
Smog-Cutting Concrete
Smog-Cutting Concrete
The new Interstate 35W bridge in Minneapolis includes two 30-foot-tall sculptures made of photocatalytic concrete.
Tiny Teaks
Tiny Teaks
Good things come in small packages, like Danish modernism in Dansk-emblazoned boxes.
Fabrics by the People, for the People
Fabrics by the People, for the People
Since the dawn of e-commerce, many businesses have been liberated from the steep costs of renting retail space and paying salespeople to walk the floor.
The Upper Rust
The Upper Rust
The pharmaceutical, industrial, institutional and educational: these areas have been mines as of late for industrial chic antiques that enchant in spite of their otherwise cold...
Adjaye Tapped for Two DC Branch Libraries
Adjaye Tapped for Two DC Branch Libraries
This weekend I met up with a friend who lives in Washington DC and was in San Francisco for a visit. I lived in Washington from 2004-2006 and we soon started talking DC politics.
World's Tallest Lego Tower
World's Tallest Lego Tower
Remember those lazy days making Lego houses and hospitals, clicking everything into place and feeling that you'd really built something? Well imagine being one of the kids that...
Cosmo Modern
Cosmo Modern
It's been said that a person's first name ultimately defines them; and Cosmo is no exception.
Dodger Stadium, Modern Classic
Dodger Stadium, Modern Classic
Now that the Los Angeles Dodgers have advanced to the next round of the baseball playoffs, it's a good time to consider the team's contribution to modern architectural history:...
Design for Democracy
Design for Democracy
If the presidential debates haven't satisfied your election appetite, the AIGA professional association for design offers a tantalizing next course.
MUJI to GO Opens at JFK
MUJI to GO Opens at JFK
MUJI, the Japanese brand famous for being tastefully brandless, will soon open a retail shop in JetBlue's new Terminal 5 at New York's JFK airport.
Cityracks Finalists Announced
Cityracks Finalists Announced
The 10 finalists in New York's CityRacks Design Competition have been announced—and more importantly, prototypes of their designs installed on the streets of 4 boroughs:...
Always-Good Wood
Always-Good Wood
Maybe it's a response to the proliferation of concrete in the 90s, or a flight to the natural away from a world of plastics: but this most traditional of materials is making a...
Prefab Treehouses
Prefab Treehouses
Who didn't want a tree house growing up? Well now you can either live vicariously through your kids or indulge in the greatest mid life crisis ever.
A Pencil for Your Thoughts
A Pencil for Your Thoughts
A blank journal is an exciting journal.
The People's Design Award
The People's Design Award
As part of their National Design Week festivities (Oct.

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