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128- Hacking IKEA

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

IKEA hacking is the practice of buying things from IKEA and reengineering—or "hacking"—them to become customized, more functional, and often just better designed stuff. The locus of the IKEA hacking movement is a website called IKEAhackers.net.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Toxic Couches

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Sarah Janssen, NRDC senior scientist for health, talks about the study that found high levels of toxic or untested flame retardants in 85% of the couches tested.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Right One for the Job?

Thursday, November 29, 2012

U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice could be nominated to fill Hillary Clinton’s position as Secretary of State. We take your calls on who you’d like to see fill any vacant positions in the President’s cabinet in his second term. Plus: job growth and job loss after Sandy; Steve Clemons of the Atlantic on the Palestinian bid for recognition at the U.N.; a new book looks at white collar crime and the financial crisis; what’s in your couch; and your picks for U.S. cultural ambassadors to anywhere and for anything.

Soundcheck

Summer Resolutions, Three Months Later

Monday, September 17, 2012

Before our summer hiatus, we asked you to make a summer music resolution. And many of you did -- pledging to learn a new song on your instrument, dig through a musician's back catalog, or start a band. Today, a little more than three months later, we check in with our listeners to see how they've fared. Writer and comedian Margaret Lyons, who resolved to gain new appreciation for Stephen Sondheim's "Into the Woods" and learn a Carole King song on her ukulele, joins us with an update and a performance as well. 

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Soundcheck

Summer Resolutions: Ted's Been Busy

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Our listener Ted in Atlanta sends us an update about his summer resolution project, proving that he has been hard at work achieving his goals. 

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Soundcheck

Summer Resolutions Check-In: Listener Ted

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Longtime Soundcheck listener and music fan Ted also happens to be an artist and designer - so it makes sense that his "summer resolution" is to design a piece of furniture facilitating the "playing of, listening to, or storage of music or an instrument." Ted told us, "I have been thinking for almost a year about some furniture we planned to do already with a musical theme. I would definitely appreciate the deadline." 

Now halfway through July, we checked in with Ted about his summer resolution, and he told us that despite his hectic summer - "I have definitely been productive." Here's the evidence!

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WNYC News

Niche Market | Chair Caning

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

New York is a city of specialists from foodies to academics, laborers to shopkeepers. Every Wednesday, Niche Market will take a peek inside a different specialty store and showcase the city's purists who have made an art out of selling one commodity. Slideshow below.

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Studio 360

Special Guest: Mira Nakashima

Saturday, March 19, 2005

Mira Nakashima is the director of the Nakashima studio in New Hope, Pennsylvania. Her father George Nakashima was a pioneer furniture craftsman, architect, and woodworker whose deep respect for the natural forms and flaws of wood guided his creations. An architect, Mira continues her father's ...

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Studio 360

Interior Harmony

Saturday, December 21, 2002

George Beylerian is a former furniture designer who now heads Material Connexion, a resource center for designers and architects. Beylarian brings us through his houseful of dissonant objects — and shows how they can all work together.

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