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Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

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  • Make way for the 'manutailer'

    If the '80s were about discount outlets and the '90s saw the rise of warehouse clubs, then Evan Cole has one word for the 21st century: "manutailer." After two decades as chief executive of New York City's trend-setting ABC Carpet & Home, the 44-year-old...
  • Ultimate Takeout

    It's 1957, and as the Disney camera focuses on a rack of shiny dishes rising from a kitchen console in the just-completed Monsanto House of the Future, an enthusiastic announcer suggests that, in the future, "Dishwashing chores will be a pleasure....
  • Eight sides to this story

    Eight sides to this story
    When Benedikt Taschen, a globe-trotting publisher of stylish art books, and his then-wife first laid eyes on Chemosphere House in 1997, the iconic Los Angeles structure had seen better days. The sleek, octagonal house, perhaps the boldest work by the...
  • The Ship-Sharp Kitchen

    Architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe famously noted that "God is in the details," and nowhere is that more applicable than in today's kitchen—a room crammed with so many knobs, gaskets, dials, motors and sharp edges that it makes the Mars rover look...
  • The next days of disco

    The next days of disco
    Unless he is entertaining — and his friends do like to hang at his plastic-fantastic bachelor pad — Leon Gazarian is the only living thing in his Encino condominium. If he wants to see plant life, Gazarian looks out the window, past his...
  • Chicago's new sparkle

    "The time has come to bring order out of chaos incident to rapid growth," wrote the architect Daniel H. Burnham. The year was 1909. The place, Chicago. The occasion, the unveiling of Burnham's sweeping, visionary plan to change the face of the city on the...
  • From the archives: The journey of Judge Joan Lefkow

    From the archives: The journey of Judge Joan Lefkow
    A few days ago, Joan Lefkow was walking down a Chicago street flanked by federal marshals when a panhandler walked up to her and said, "God bless you, Judge Lefkow."     It has been nine months since U.S. District Judge Joan Humphrey Lefkow's name and...