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  1. Your Message Here
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    Your Message Here

    I'm sucker for a good sign. Dig this wooden take on the ubiquitous roadside arrow marquee Stephen and Shauna did for an Urban Outfitters installation. What's cooler than the sign is that folks can...

    written by: Andy Cruz
    09.03.08

  2. LA, Salvaged
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    LA, Salvaged

    Inspired by Blake Dollahite's ability to pull together such a stunning home on a tight budget, I started scouring the local scene for some good Architectural Salvage Yards.

    written by: Laure Joliet
    09.03.08

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    Dreamland: Architectural Experiments since the 1970s

    The first scenes of Woody Allen's Manhattan capture it: ambitious dreams and New York are synonymous, and buildings are the manifestation of the connection. Appropriately, the Museum of Modern...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    09.04.08

  4. Deadbolts Go Wireless
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    Deadbolts Go Wireless

    There’s a reason the lock and key have been around, in one form or another, for the better part of the 4,000 years. The system works…most of the time.

    written by: Bryan Gardiner
    09.04.08

  5. Modern Motors
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    Modern Motors

    This year's Pebble Beach Concours d’Élégance car show featured a roll-out of General Motors' spectacular Motorama cars of the 1950s, prototypes and fantasy models that embodied...

    written by: David A. Greene
    09.04.08

  6. Mustache Wallpaper? Oh, Brother.
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    Mustache Wallpaper? Oh, Brother.

    Alright, so I wasn’t too thrilled with the ironic mustache, but living in San Francisco’s Mission District I’ve learned to cope with it. Let the scruffy kids do what they want,...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    09.04.08

  7. Affordable Art: L'Affiche Moderne
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    Affordable Art: L'Affiche Moderne

    Pierre Wetzel: The Last Fall A new French site has entered the affordable art marketplace selling limited edition prints from up-and-coming photographers, graphic designers, and children's...

    written by: Laure Joliet
    09.04.08

  8. Vertical Cities: Hong Kong | New York
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    Vertical Cities: Hong Kong | New York

    From wild, green island to center of international commerce: this is the trajectory both Manhattan and Hong Kong have taken since colonists and 19th century British colonial leaders, respectively,...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    09.05.08

  9. Forget Giant Boxes; Your Next Laptop Could Come in a Messenger Bag
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    Forget Giant Boxes; Your Next Laptop Could Come in a Messenger Bag

    If a new packaging idea from HP gains some traction, your next laptop could come in a recycled bag, not a box.

    written by: Bryan Gardiner
    09.05.08

  10. Byrne Bike Racks
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    Byrne Bike Racks

    Now that the finalists have been announced for New York's CityRacks design competition, judge David Byrne gets to taste the big prize all those hard-working artists are striving for: Byrne's own...

    written by: David A. Greene
    09.05.08

  11. High Five Ten 10
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    High Five Ten 10

    Love mid century design? Tired of seeing the same pieces over and over in images of modern interiors? Here's an alternative to the usual suspects, Silverlake's Ten10 design.

    written by: Laure Joliet
    09.05.08

  12. Say What?
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    Say What?

    We had the privilege to spend the day filming Ed Rondthaler, the founder of Photo-Lettering, Inc. former president of the American Literacy Council and author of The Dictionary of Simplified...

    written by: Andy Cruz
    09.05.08

  13. THX-Certified Door Reins in the Home Theater Noise
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    THX-Certified Door Reins in the Home Theater Noise

    That 10.2 channel receiver you just snagged may give you the audio equivalent of an IMAX experience in your living room, but chances are your neighbors don’t share the same level of...

    written by: Bryan Gardiner
    09.06.08

  14. Prefab Killers?
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    Prefab Killers?

    As Hurricane Gustav approaches the Gulf Coast, this may be an opportune time to recall  that Lowe's is selling Katrina Cottages. Well, they're not selling the cottages themselves, but rather...

    written by: David A. Greene
    09.06.08

  15. Arizona, Accordions, and Architecture: A Discussion with Erin Moore
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    Arizona, Accordions, and Architecture: A Discussion with Erin Moore

    Avid readers of Dwell will already know about Erin Moore of FLOAT Architecture Research and Design (from page 132 of the October 2008 issue). I wrote that story about the Watershed, a completely...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    09.07.08

  16. Salt 'N' Peppa
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    Salt 'N' Peppa

    They're three words that bizarrely could refer to a hip-hop group, a distinguished hair color style, or delicious dust to shake on food. In the case of Munire Kirmaci, we're referring to the latter...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    09.08.08

  17. Miele Self-Opening Dishwasher
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    Miele Self-Opening Dishwasher

    Miele's new La Perla series dishwashers (available in late fall 2008) have an automatic door opening and closing system that aids in air-drying your sparkling-clean dishes, saving energy used by...

    written by: David A. Greene
    09.08.08

  18. How to Maintain a Minimalist Home
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    How to Maintain a Minimalist Home

    Maintaining a minimalist home definitely has benefits. Among them: less 'stuff' to take care of, less storage needed, less money spent on things and the freedom to use your home the way you really...

    written by: Laure Joliet
    09.08.08

  19. Sporting Stairway
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    Sporting Stairway

    While surfing around, I found this intriguing use of sports-arena flooring as a residential wall material in a house in progress by Bates-Masi architects on Noyack Creek in Southampton, NY.

    written by: David A. Greene
    09.08.08

  20. Lindsey Lights it Up
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    Lindsey Lights it Up

    She's been getting attention lately, and distribution galore, from Future Perfect to Matter to ABC Carpet & Home: and it's for good reason. Lindsey Adelman's fixtures, with their visible...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    09.09.08

  21. Great Balls of Residential Energy
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    Great Balls of Residential Energy

    When it comes to sustainable energy sources for the home, wind turbines tend to get left out of the discussion.

    written by: Bryan Gardiner
    09.09.08

  22. Living Walls
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    Living Walls

    A tiny bit like the Renzo Piano-designed Pompidou Centre that wears its insides on its outside (pipes, ducts, all the 'ugly' stuff), this office building wears a garden.

    written by: Laure Joliet
    09.09.08

  23. Battery Park City Community Center
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    Battery Park City Community Center

    Approaching 9/11, New York's unspoken heart is in Battery Park. Relevant, then, is the community center Hanrahan Meyers is developing immediately north of Ground Zero. It's condo central in those...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    09.09.08

  24. High Profile Utensils
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    High Profile Utensils

    It's no secret that architects and designers stray from their main medium and try their hand at various smaller scale projects. Philipe Starck has made an entire career on rethinking and...

    written by: Laure Joliet
    09.10.08

  25. Shaping-Shifting Desktop Lamp Mimics Natural Light…Artificially.
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    Shaping-Shifting Desktop Lamp Mimics Natural Light…Artificially.

    Chris Natt’s Stimuli 3.0 lamp would fit in equally well on the set of a Bjork video or in a Borg starship, but the premise behind concept is a fairly down-to-earth.

    written by: Bryan Gardiner
    09.10.08

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