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Prefab In NYC Streets

Front Architecture

Coming soon (well, in July) to the streets of NYC, Prefab houses. We love them because they’re eco-friendly, and design-forward, and besides, they’re not that much smaller than the average NYC apartment…

To many people the term “prefab housing” calls to mind trailer parks. Yet lately prefabricated houses — built off site and then delivered largely complete — have become fashionable at architecture schools and among an upscale segment of the housing market. They pose a considerable design challenge. Seizing the moment the Museum of Modern Art has commissioned five architects to erect their own prefab dwellings in a vacant lot on West 53rd Street, adjacent to the museum. Whittled down from a pool of about 400, the five architects are participating in “Home Delivery: Fabricating the Modern Dwelling,” an exhibition opening in July.

And in case you’re wondering, that beauty in the pic will not be in the MOMA show, which is too bad. It’s the “Single Hauz” from Front Architecture out of Poland.

Filed Under: Architecture

Attus Apparel

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The crew over at Attus Apparel realizes that no matter how street you are, every now and then you have to put on a polo to hang out with your dad at the country club, or go to some lame meeting at the office. Well with the polo’s Attus has designed you can get dressed up while still being cool. Check out the designs with names like “The Hangover” and “The 40″ at www.attusapparel.com

Filed Under: Fashion

iPhone Swag

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If you dropped a few hundred on an iPhone, you can’t be seen walking around with standard Apple headphones. Besides, we all know the stock headphones…well, suck. Check out these sophisticated and well crafted headphones from v-moda. Available in five different colors, you can get a pair to match how you painted your iPhone from this previous AS|D DROP post.

For just $101.00 they are just a drop in the bucket for your big spenders!

Filed Under: Design, Fashion

Geek Chic

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You know you’re a geek when – you put on Mac OSX lapel pins! The pins are designed to look like the icons that appear at the top of ever Apple window. If you’re a brave Mac lover and want to be the hit of the IT department, pick your set of pins up at www.unconfessableideas.com

As an added bonus, I hear these pins come complete with a free “kick me” sign that you can wear on your back.

Filed Under: Fashion

Swindle Issue 14

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Swindle Issue 14 is now available for purchase. The issue features interviews with modern masters Barry “Twist” McGee, Blu and Dalek as well as a bunch of other useful fashion, art & culture articles. If your local newsstand doesn’t carry Swindle and you must have it – subscribe here.

Coolest Coffee Mug Ever

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ChillChilly, a Hong Kong based design studio, brings you the baddest coffee cup ever. You have to love any mug that comes complete with a gold plated trigger and a safety on the side. Pick your mug up at shopmodi.com for $16 bucks, and start practicing your Dirty Harry quotes while sucking back a cup of joe.

Filed Under: Design

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