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1. Mobile Architecture's New Radical Homes There's more to mobile housing units than the trailer category. As design writer Rebecca Roke notes in her new book "Mobitecture: Architecture on the Move" (published by Phaidon), everything from floating...
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1. Ten Women Who Built NYC's Art Scene The Whitney, the Museum of Modern Art, the Guggenheim—these are world-famous art museums and their founders (or co-founders) all happen to be women. New York's art scene doesn't hinge on three institutions...
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Word of Mouth: Kyoto Cafés
When we were researching a visit to Kyoto we found Inside Kyoto to be an invaluable resource. It’s run by Chris Rowthorn, an American who has been in Kyoto for more than 20 years. Rowthorn is also the editor of the Lonely Planet guidebooks for Japan...
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"Have a Good Time" Umbrella
Based in Nakameguro, Tokyo, Have a Good Time is a small design crew with big and bold style. With a very simple, optimistic message this patterned umbrella invokes the brand name and features "Have a good time" printed repeatedly, but looks abstract...
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1. The Most Impressive Fossil Discovered To Date Looking through photographer Robert Clark's photo set for the June 2017 issue of National Geographic, taken at Alberta’s Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology, one cannot help but feel they're witnessing...
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1. "Hair of The Dog" is Real Peer-reviewed scientific publication Journal of Pain (which sounds like an excellent album title) has reported that booze is a more effective painkiller than acetaminophen—which certainly explains why so many people...
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Indigo Dye Kit
With no heating, fermentation or extra ingredients, Yamato Indigo only needs water and you're on your way to dyeing fabric a lush, vibrant blue. Able to color natural materials (including cotton, linen, silk, leather, wood and washi paper), the starter...
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1. NYC Gallerist Denied Entry to the USA As longtime fans (and neighbors) of NYC's design gallery Chamber, we were shocked to hear that its owner, gallerist Juan Garcia Mosqueda, was detained upon re-entry to the US and sent back to Buenos Aires...
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1. New Planets Are a Google Doodle The news that NASA discovered an exoplanet system some 40 light-years (235 trillion miles) away from Earth—three of which are in the habitable (or Goldilocks) zone—was a big deal yesterday. Never a company to...
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Tokyo T-Shirt
The United States and Japan unite for this Five Four Club + POGGYTHEMAN collaboration T-shirt, with the two nations' flags on the front and the phrase "Hollywood to Little Tokyo" on the back. With side slits for extra movement and comfort, plus an...
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Nikka Whisky Distillery, Hokkaido
One of the most well-known Japanese whisky brands, Nikka's origins date back to 1934 when Masataka Taketsuru built the Yoichi Distillery (named after the town in which it's located) on the island of Hokkaido. Taketsuru (the son of a sake producer...
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