Waste Not

Could a locally made garbage can help bring American manufacturing back from the brink? The Dustbin, a folded-metal trash can by the Los Angeles designer Brendan Ravenhill, manufactured within 15 miles of his studio    In a factory just east …

Lauren Dukoff

—  Scroll to see more images   “They say you start out shooting what’s directly around you,” says photographer Lauren Dukoff. In her case, it just happened to be artist and folk singer Devendra Banhart, with whom she’s been best …

RDA 2008: Far West

— Hold the buzzwords, please. Organic, slow food, no-impact, corporate responsibility, carbon footprint, DIY—designers out West have been talking this talk and walking this walk for years. What was once a unique way of life for Westerners is becoming the …

Women in the City

Out in front of Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in Hollywood on a recent afternoon, a pasty-faced Marilyn Monroe walked back and forth while Spiderman perched on a nearby trashcan. But what got my attention was the marquee message on the hotel …