House & Home Roundup: 6.5 pts

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Phhhhhhhhhht. Like the Yankees blowing their lead, H&H slipped back into their weird, schizophrenic torpor this week. It is almost as if every week they have a totally different lead editor. And they put stories on the cover that are just plain weak, while burying some great design stuff inside. Whatever.

Top Kudos this week go to a LONG, but totally refreshing cover story (the only one) by Anne Raver: Bulb Planter’s Checklist: Trowel, Wire Cutters….. We didn’t know that bulbs could be planted in cages!

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Marianne Rohrlich finally got out of assignments for nic-nacs and put together a real nice piece on Vladimir Kagan’s sofa designs: Still Bending Sofas To His Will. (Grace agrees, over at Design*Sponge)

Weird, but glad they didn’t put this in Circuits: Speak Clearly and Carry a Manual (who THINKS of these titles???). The writing is silly (as are some of the ideas), but the small glimpse Microsoft’s Home of the Future is interesting. We like BOTH technology and natural stuff.

Currents slideshow is always fun: Muji comes to MoMA, new museum (3 buildings) opens in Korea by Koolhaas, Botta, and Nouvel, and the new Woodward hotel has too many chefs in its kitchen…….

  • A couple whose love of kitsch gives us the hives

    (All, of course, via the NYTimes) MGR

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