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New Design Line: Maison Martin Margiela Home

Belgian fashion mastermind Martin Margiela is no stranger to optical illusions: In recent years, he's designed T-shirts printed with graphic cameras and jackets that look rained on. Now—with the introduction of his first home line—he's bringing this vision to the realm of interiors. read more
Wed, 08/05/09 AT 9:00AM
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Trend: Trompe L'Oeil

Sight gags have had a place in décor since ancient Pompeians painted fake doors onto walls to make their houses seem bigger. Now that digital printing has made trompe l'oeil all the more convincing, designers are returning to the classic form of visual deception—with a modern slant, of course. read more
Wed, 07/22/09 AT 9:00AM
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The Classic: The Stanley Thermos

Invented in 1913, the Stanley thermos, which evokes an ear when women sent their men to work with soup and a sandwich, is one of those often-overlooked design treasures. But the green steel bottle that American fighter pilots carried during World War II is as stylish as ever. read more
Tue, 06/30/09 AT 9:00AM
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Portable Summer

With gigacapacity USB drives, Excel-enabled smartphones, and pocket-size microprojectors, designers have made it woefully easy for us to take our work where we go. Now they're reinventing the way we play, too. Ditch the shiny PDA for these stylish handhelds. read more
Mon, 06/15/09 AT 10:00AM
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The Trend: Industrial Design

First the bad news: American factory production has been in slow decline since the seventies. Now the good: Salvaged industrial furnishings—great for breaking up a sterile modern décor—are easy to find these days, especially online. Here are the best websites for scoring a machine-age look. read more
Wed, 04/29/09 AT 9:00AM
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New Design Line: Bettega Veneta Home Collection

Never one to stick to the status quo, Bottega Veneta is skipping Milan's international furniture fair this spring and instead presenting its new home collection, and everything else in its luxury arsenal, in a storewide installation at Bergdorf Goodman. read more
Tue, 04/21/09 AT 9:00AM
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The Future of Speed

Just in time for the total depletion of your 401(k), Lotus makes its greatest case yet for a momentary lapse of reason. read more
Tue, 04/14/09 AT 11:49PM
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The Best Wrist-Saving Mouse Pad

Most mouse pads that promise to spare you from carpal tunnel syndrome are brightly colored monstrosities that feel like Dr. Scholl's gel insoles. But this one from Design Within Reach ($35, dwr.com) actually comes with some style: The slim, nonslip aluminum base is unobtrusive, and the wrist pad made of wool felt provides support—without drawing attention to its functionality. read more
Wed, 04/01/09 AT 9:07AM
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Coffee-Table Book: Ryan McGinness, Works

As a young skate punk in Virginia Beach, Virginia, Ryan McGinness couldn't afford the logo'd gear his friends wore, so he started stenciling shirts with his own designs. Now those quasi-corporate Day-Glo symbols have turned him into a brand name, at least in the art world. read more
Tue, 03/31/09 AT 9:14AM
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Coffee-Table Books: Auditorum Editions

If you can't find a publisher, become one. That's what photographers (and Details contributors) Christopher Griffith, Christian Weber, and Jake Chessum are doing with Auditorium Editions, a new imprint that will release a handful of limited-run titles this year. read more
Thu, 03/26/09 AT 12:20PM
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