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  1. Diamond in the Rough (and Ready)
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    Diamond in the Rough (and Ready)

    Architect Ken Meffan's ten-years-in-the-making home is in the tiny Northern California town of Rough and Ready—a term that might as aptly refer to the house itself.

    written by: David A. Greene
    photos by: Todd Hido
    09.21.09

  2. Two Houses Are Better Than One
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    Two Houses Are Better Than One

    Or is one house better than two? For Santa Monica–based architect Jesse Bornstein and his family, both are true.

    written by: David A. Greene
    photos by: Catherine Ledner
    07.31.09

  3. Domestic Democracy
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    Domestic Democracy

    In a code-happy L.A. suburb, how do you break the mold without breaking the law? Architects Alice Fung and Michael Blatt steer clear of anarchy with a little democratic design.

    written by: David A. Greene
    photos by: Dave Lauridsen
    06.15.09

  4. Invincible Cities
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    Invincible Cities

    The exhibition "Harlem 1970-2009: Photographs by Camilo José Vergara," opens at the New-York Historical Society on April 30, but you can see Vergara's photos anytime at his "...

    written by: David A. Greene
    04.27.09

  5. This Place Matters
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    This Place Matters

    May is National Preservation Month at the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and to celebrate, they've rolled out a new online project called "This Place Matters." The idea is to...

    written by: David A. Greene
    04.18.09

  6. Urban PUMA
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    Urban PUMA

    One of the wonderful things about living in an unhinged time is that no one has any clue what's cool anymore. When we're all trying to keep our heads above water, any idea for making life better is...

    written by: David A. Greene
    04.09.09

  7. Sea Ranch in the Suburbs
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    Sea Ranch in the Suburbs

    Whether you consider it democracy at work or architectural sacrilege, the online retailer houseplans.com has begun selling blueprints for homes in The Sea Ranch, the legendary planned community...

    written by: David A. Greene
    04.03.09

  8. A Tale of Two Tiny Cars
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    A Tale of Two Tiny Cars

    Now that gas prices in the U.S. are hovering around two dollars a gallon, what's happened to green driving?

    written by: David A. Greene
    03.24.09

  9. Designing Detroit
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    Designing Detroit

    If the Great Recession has an unofficial mascot, it's Detroit. Even though the once-mighty Motown has been in a slow-motion death-spin since the days of the K-car, the city's abandoned factories...

    written by: David A. Greene
    03.18.09

  10. The Jonathan
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    The Jonathan

    Tired of waiting for innovative architecture to come to San Diego, this proactive architect added developer to his job description, and brought it there himself.

    written by: David A. Greene
    photos by: Randi Berez
    03.17.09

  11. Periodic Table of Typefaces
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    Periodic Table of Typefaces

    The Periodic Table of Typefaces (Popular, Influential & Notorious) is an online project by graphic designer Cam Wilde. It joins a distinguished canon that includes not only the Periodic Table of...

    written by: David A. Greene
    03.12.09

  12. Bigboxology 101
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    Bigboxology 101

    Now that the last laptop computer and toilet-paper dispenser have been liquidated from the once-mighty Circuit City, some very significant mementos remain: the 567 empty warehouse stores across the...

    written by: David A. Greene
    03.10.09

  13. Living Las Vegas
    City Guide

    Living Las Vegas

    They say what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, but once you leave, you may have trouble banishing Sin City from your mind.

    written by: David A. Greene
    photos by: Roy Zipstein
    02.26.09

  14. My Favorite Thing: David Greene's Mid-Century Coffee Table
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    My Favorite Thing: David Greene's Mid-Century Coffee Table

    In this installment of My Favorite Thing, Dwell contributing editor David Greene tells us about the Heywood-Wakefield birch coffee table he got from a New York flea market. Don't forget to submit...

    written by: David A. Greene
    02.24.09

  15. Religious Landmarks of L.A.
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    Religious Landmarks of L.A.

    As a young city built on the ruins of a Spanish mission, Los Angeles has never had much of an architectural "cathedral culture." But L.A. has always been a magnet for religious free...

    written by: David A. Greene
    02.24.09

  16. Spy Vibe: 60s Movie Set Designs
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    Spy Vibe: 60s Movie Set Designs

    Spy Vibe is a new fansite dedicated to the costume and set design of spy and space movies and TV from the 1960s, full of high-quality stills and Youtube clips from movie and TV classics like Our...

    written by: David A. Greene
    02.23.09

  17. Amazon's Kindle 2
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    Amazon's Kindle 2

    On February 24, online retailer Amazon.com begins shipping its Kindle 2,  the newest version of Amazon's electronic book reader. The Kindle is essentially a magazine-sized computer that can...

    written by: David A. Greene
    02.22.09

  18. What the Font?
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    What the Font?

    Ever ask yourself, "Is that Arial or Helvetica?" (Or for type snobs, "Is that Helvetica or Helvetica Neue?") Then WhatTheFont may be the iPhone application for you. WhatTheFont...

    written by: David A. Greene
    02.22.09

  19. On the Ground in New Orleans
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    On the Ground in New Orleans

    In keeping with today's impromptu New Orleans theme, Luke Weldon Perry's blog, The Incremental House, is featuring a photo-travelogue of the architect's recent trip through New Orleans (via Bolivia...

    written by: David A. Greene
    02.09.09

  20. Taj for All
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    Taj for All

    As the financial apocalypse takes shape, perhaps at its borders will be the early 21st century phenomenon of insanely expensive modern children's furniture. In the good old days, even hedge fund...

    written by: David A. Greene
    02.07.09

  21. All the Names That Are Fit to Print
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    All the Names That Are Fit to Print

    The Names Brand is one of those incredibly simple business ideas that's either a stroke of genius or a flash in the pan (or maybe both). Names Brand prints unornamented lists of pop-culture...

    written by: David A. Greene
    02.06.09

  22. Loading....
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    Loading....

    Pretty Loaded is an online museum of "preloaders," those animated countdowns that inform visitors that their mind-blowing web experience will be 100% loaded as soon as their pokey PC...

    written by: David A. Greene
    02.05.09

  23. Modest Modern Shopping List
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    Modest Modern Shopping List

    Next month, Chad Ludeman, president of the firm PostGreen, will move into the first completed 100K House, an infill development he and his team built in the New Kensington neighborhood of...

    written by: David A. Greene
    02.05.09

  24. Circa 1955
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    Circa 1955

    With all the romanticism about mid-century modernism, it's fascinating to crack open a time capsule and see how people really decorated their domestic spaces back in the mid-twentieth century:...

    written by: David A. Greene
    01.31.09

  25. Courtyard of Appeal
    Green

    Courtyard of Appeal

    Like so many L.A. stories, the tale of the Courtyard House begins with a lucky break. One day in 2001, Thomas Robertson got a call from a friend he hadn’t seen in ages. The friend told him that his...

    written by: David A. Greene
    photos by: Maria Aufmuth
    01.25.09

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