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Remy and Veenhuizen in DC

Bucking the going notion that the only conversation about design in Washington DC is of the "intelligent" kind, capital spot Industry Gallery is launching Hands On this weekend, an exhibition dedicated to the work of contemporary Dutch designers Tejo Remy and Rene Veenhuizen. Remy is an alum of the Dutch dons at Droog and his partnership with Veenhuizen has proved equally fruitful. Expect to see a variety of Atelier Remy & Veenhuizen's work at Industry Gallery from March 20 through May 8th at the only gallery in DC dedicated to 21st century design. It's the Utrecht-based firm's first solo show here in the States, and they'll be debuting a few furniture prototypes made of poured concrete. Check out the slideshow for a quick spin through their work. All photos courtesy of Atelier Remy Veenhuizen, courtesy of Industry Gallery.
March 18, 2010
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Definitive Collections

We all know not to judge a book by its cover, or people by the company they keep. Unpacking My Library: Architects and Their Books offers a guided tour across the shelves of ten famous architects, each of whom gives a brief yet intimate take on the titles that shaped their lives and careers. It tempts us to conflate and contradict the opening adages: We are invited to judge these people by the covers they keep.  
March 18, 2010
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Kid Tested, Mothers Approved

A long house on Long Island, this prefab could get to its site peaceably only by traveling in pieces. Designed by Resolution: 4 Architecture as a holiday retreat for a family of six, this slatty slab is up to the task of sheltering its owners and all their guests.
March 17, 2010
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Nike's Recycled Jerseys

As you may well have heard (that's what you pay PR people for, no?), Nike previewed the nine World Cup 2010 jerseys they're producing for the South African games this summer. In addition to the standard fanfare--handsome footballers, bulging calves, capital B Branding--the Oregon-based sportswear behemoth has also been making a lot of noise about how each jersey is made from just eight plastic bottles.
March 16, 2010
In the living room, a profusion of orange and pink emanates from the <a href="http://www.coloryourworldsweeps.com">LivingColors</a> lamp, which is obscured from view by a Knoll sofa by Charles Pfister. Grawe's cat, Eero, settles in amongst a collection of

LivingColors Lamps by Philips

Editor-in-chief Sam Grawe offers his San Francisco apartment as a staging ground for a couple LivingColors lamps, and we asked associate photo editor Alexis Tjian to set up a few color-saturated vignettes. Check out our slideshow to see the illuminated result.
March 15, 2010
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Chelsea Jackson's S'mores Tart

On the cover of our March 2010 Recipe for Success issue, Chelsea Jackson sits at the kitchen island while her husband, Arthur, plates their dinner. What steals the shot from the Chef's Table article, however, is Chelsea's s'mores tart, looking divinely delicious at the end of the island. Chelsea, a certified pastry chef, happily sent us the recipe for the tart--which is her own combination of three recipes, two adaptations of existing recipes and one of her own--after a reader wrote in asking for the instructions. Roll up your sleeves and dive in.
March 15, 2010
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Design Shop Visit: ReForm School in Silver Lake

Business as usual for ReForm School founders Billie Lopez and Tootie Maldonado means far more than simply managing their popular Silver Lake, California, shop. Whether exploring thrift stores for vintage finds, hosting a series of hands-on Home Ec. classes, or planning field trips to test out a new DIY-canoe kit, the duo successfully share their passion for unique goods with local (and loyal) customers and artists. With the addition of an online store, class is now in session for the rest of us, too.
March 12, 2010
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Valerie Casey

Maybe it was jet lag, or the incipient echo of Al Gore’s recently revealed truth. Meetings devoted to diaper design might have played a part, though SkyMall’s seatback brand of captive consumerism cannot be discounted. Whatever the catalyst, while circling in the skies above Denver International Airport, Valerie Casey’s crisis of conscience hit critical mass: “What am I going to do?” she despaired. “I can’t design another thing.”
March 11, 2010
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