Pop Culture | Apr 29, 2012

The Inspiration Behind 3 Current Fashion Trends

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Fashion/Design | Mar 21, 2012

Spring's New Retro Look and The Vintage Fashion Expo

Over this past weekend, KQED fashion blogger Zoe Vice visited the Vintage Fashion Expo. What's in this spring, retro-wise? The 1950s, flower power prints and lady-like accessories. By Zoe Vice   

Fashion/Design | Mar 11, 2012

Riding in Style: Bay Area Bike Culture

You are probably out riding your bike this fine Sunday, but if you don't have a one, here are some tips on how to start riding in style. By Zoe Vice   

Fashion/Design | Mar 10, 2012

Four New York Fashion Week Trends and Where to Find Them Right Now

KQED scoured February's New York runway shows to compile a cheat sheet of Fashion Week's top trends and created this shopping guide for the SF girl who thinks six months is too long to wait to start wearing the latest fashions. By Monica Laufer   

Art Review | Nov 13, 2011

Less and More: The Design Ethos of Dieter Rams

SFMOMA's exhibition demonstrates the influence of Rams' now-classic designs, but with an important difference: today's slick-looking products are designed with obsolescence in mind. By Tom Comitta   

Fashion/Design | Sep 10, 2011

Five Must-Dos from Architecture and the City

Highlights from the month-long Architecture and the City festival, a vast array of tours, screenings, lectures, workshops, and exhibitions focused on the physical shape of San Francisco. By Sarah Hotchkiss   

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    The stripped-down look of exposed brick, poured cement floors and Edison light bulbs is popular in restaurants across America. One reporter dares to ask, "Seriously, why?"

  • Massive Structure Found 'Hiding In Plain Sight' At Ancient Site Of Petra

    Researchers using satellite images and drones discovered a structure the size of an Olympic-size pool near the center of the ancient city in Jordan. But what exactly it was used for remains a mystery.

  • U.S. Agency Tries Radical Rehab Technique On Aging Government Buildings

    Love them or hate them, modernist buildings of the 1960s and '70s are beginning to need renovation, and the U.S. General Services Administration is trying something unusual — putting a 32-story office tower under glass. The double wall exterior will not only save energy but protect the inhabitants from a bomb blast. NPR explores whether the repairs are worth the $120 million and if the outer wall will ruin the original architecture design.

  • #NPRreads: Take A Tour Of These Three Stories This Weekend

    Correspondents, editors and producers from our newsroom share the pieces that have kept them reading, using the #NPRreads hashtag. Each weekend, we highlight some of the best stories.

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