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10 Radical Ideas for Improving Our Environment

In the face of often pessimistic news screens about leaking oil pipelines, clear-cut forests, and unsustainable farming, it’s nice to be reminded of neat things going on that actually improve the global environment. Here are 10 innovative environmental initiatives underway around the world. Some are grandiose projects that push the limits of science and engineering, while others involve ordinary people doing things like riding bikes and buying local produce. Will they counter the dubious practices of companies like Monsanto and Suncor? No, but they are hopeful anyway.
June 30, 2013

6 Amazing Repurposed Designs

From varnished drainage pipes to old sailcloths with a second wind, these six projects utilize rescued, revamped, and reused materials.
June 30, 2013

Icon Design: Google Play Music by Zachary Gibson

These icon designs by San Francisco-based graphic designer Zachary Gibson for Google Play Music All Access are hitting all the right notes.
June 29, 2013
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7 Modern Getaways

In honor of the summer travel season, we've collected 7 modern getaways in far-flung locations from India to New Zealand to Greece.
June 28, 2013
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Week in Review: 7 Great Reads You May Have Missed

Each week delivers more than 50 original posts, articles, and interviews focused on the latest in modern design. We wouldn't want you to miss a thing, so we've pulled together our top stories of the week. Take a look and see what you might have missed.
June 28, 2013
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Promo Daily: Dustin Aksland

In this installment of Photographer's Promotional Pieces We Love and Why: Dustin Aksland
June 28, 2013
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9 Modern Masterpieces by A. Quincy Jones

Though he's often lumped in as one of Joseph's Eichler's gang—and we certainly love what Eichler did for the modern tract home—architect A. Quincy Jones is a midcentury lion in his own right. And thanks to the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles's exhibit A. Quincy Jones: Building for Better Living the man is finally getting the Neutra-level esteem that he deserves. Jones is credited with over 5,000 built projects, many of them the kind of indoor-outdoor-homes for the middle class that have come to define not just California modernism, but post-war American housing in general. The exhibit is part of the Getty-sponsored initiative Pacific Standard Time Presents: Modern Architecture in LA and will dazzle any fan of mid-century design. The show is up through September 8th. Here's a preview.
June 28, 2013
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Promo Daily: Aaron Fallon

Today's Photographer Promotional Piece We Love and Why: Aaron Fallon
June 27, 2013
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6 White Hot Homes in Tropical Paradise

Nothing keeps out the tropical sun like a cool white exterior. Six homes in vacation destinations around the world incorporate white walls into fresh contemporary design.
June 26, 2013