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  1. Off the Beaten Path
    House Tours

    Off the Beaten Path

    A dramatic departure from your typical cabin on the lake, this unique retreat adds shades of black to a tiny island awash with local color.

    written by: Eric Lawlor
    photos by: Chad Holder
    04.30.09

  2. Restoration Station
    In The Modern World

    Restoration Station

    A Burnham and Root–designed train depot in small-town Iowa scores a $10,000 preservation grant.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    photos by: Drew Kelly
    09.28.12

  3. Porches Across America
    House Tours

    Porches Across America

    A spot to foster conviviality with passersby, a place to perch a chair and enjoy the outdoors, a threshold between inside and out, and an informal living room for neighborhoods—the porch is...

    written by: Diana Budds
    09.23.12

  4. The 3107 Chair
    How To

    The 3107 Chair

    It takes nine sheets of veneer, two layers of cotton backing, up to five coats of paint, and 11 days to make a 3107 chair. We take you to the floor of Fritz Hansen's stackable-chair factory to show...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Alex Subrizi
    07.20.09

  5. Friday Finds 7.24.09
    Week in Review

    Friday Finds 7.24.09

    While our editor-in-chief Sam Grawe and design director Kyle Blue lunch at the White House today with the honorees of the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Awards (woohoo!), the rest of the crew has...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    07.24.09

  6. Mission Statement
    House Tours

    Mission Statement

    A house that survived the Great Quake and the intervening decades is reborn after a serious intervention by a modernist architect. David Baker’s carefully crafted rehabilitation kept the...

    written by: Deborah Bishop
    photos by: Dave Lauridsen
    02.26.09

  7. Cityscapes: SF's Buildings
    Books

    Cityscapes: SF's Buildings

    The San Francisco Chronicle boasts one of our nation's best architecture critics in John King. We happy citizens of the City by the Bay look out for his column in each Tuesday's paper, though his...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    05.12.11

  8. No Grid in Sight
    House Tours

    No Grid in Sight

    Most deserts are dry and dusty expanses of blue skies, bleached soil, and rulerflat horizons. The Colorado Plateau is not one of them. This is a land of stunning contradictions, where thousand-foot...

    written by: James Nestor
    photos by: Daniel Hennessy
    02.26.09

  9. Hideaway Cachet
    A Great Idea

    Hideaway Cachet

    A quirky mountain refuge by French designer Charlotte Perriand is an ingenious take on small-space living.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    11.01.12

  10. Search and Display
    Finishing Touch

    Search and Display

    Every collection has to start somewhere, and for Lisa Congdon, it began with a dish. Nearly ten years ago, the San Francisco–based artist (and co-owner of local design shop Rare Device)...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    photos by: Jen Siska
    02.02.10

  11. A Modernist Click Through Remodelista
    Latest

    A Modernist Click Through Remodelista

    If you caught our interview with Remodelista co-founder Sarah Lonsdale earlier this year, you already know we're fans of the home design blog dedicated to comfortable interiors with a rustic touch....

    written by: Alessia Piccinini
    10.23.12

  12. 10 Minutes with Marc Newson
    Interviews

    10 Minutes with Marc Newson

    Throughout his decades-long career, Australian industrial designer Marc Newson has produced prolifically. His diverse body of work includes furniture, jewelry, fashion, a boat for Riva, a concept...

    written by: Erika Heet
    09.13.12

  13. All You Need Is LV
    House Tours

    All You Need Is LV

    In the most unlikely of places—rural Missouri—Rocio Romero has designed and built a prefab empire.

    written by: Donovan Finn
    photos by: Dean Kaufman
    02.19.09

  14. Vitra
    Design 101

    Vitra

    The conventional version of the
open-plan office is now regarded as a failure.

    written by: Jürgen Dürrbaum
    01.28.09

  15. The Right Track
    House Tours

    The Right Track

    With nearly a half century of architectural experience, Peter Cohen designed this ingenious spine-and-module home for him and his wife Sally in the coastal forests just outside Ellsworth, Maine.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Mark Mahaney
    08.31.09

  16. Hidden in Plain View
    Finishing Touch

    Hidden in Plain View

    A digitally fabricated design in London boasts secret compartments for coralling the trappings of a modern workspace.

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: James Day
    06.28.12

  17. Pup Tent!
    A Great Idea

    Pup Tent!

    Last year, the AIA Small Project Award went to what is most likely the smallest house ever to win the award: the Pup Tent by the New York-based firm Slade Architecture. Made from a single four-by...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    02.03.11

  18. Stephan Jaklitsch
    Books

    Stephan Jaklitsch

    Oro Editions's Stephan Jaklitsch: Habits, Patterns, Algorithms 1998-2008 is a massive tome chronicling the last ten years' work of architect and interior designer Stephan Jaklitsch. Jaklitsch has...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    02.05.10

  19. Transit Maps We Love
    Post

    Transit Maps We Love

    Certainly you could opt for a postcard of your favorite city’s key landmarks, but that doesn’t tell you all that much about the city’s culture does it? For a graphical element...

    written by: Tim Newcomb
    06.15.12

  20. 101 Landscape
    Design 101

    101 Landscape

    Garden design is only a fraction of the landscaping tradition. Residential or commercial it's a balance fo aesthetics and function that makes for sucess, and we take a look into (and upon) the field.

    written by: Amber Bravo
    05.26.09

  21. Why Design Now?
    Event Spotlight

    Why Design Now?

    Earlier this month, the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum unveiled its fourth exhibition in its National Design Triennial series: Why Design Now?. The exhibit features more than 125 projects-...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    05.24.10

  22. A Look Inside V&A Pattern
    Books

    A Look Inside V&A Pattern

    London's Victoria and Albert Museum has opened up its extensive archives and published the fantastic V&A Pattern volumes. The first four hardcover editions in the series are William Morris,...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    01.30.10

  23. Magda Biernat's Betel Nut Girls
    Event Spotlight

    Magda Biernat's Betel Nut Girls

    I recently chatted over the phone with architectural photographer Magda Biernat, whose work photographing Betel Nut Girls of Taiwan (and the small, contained structures they work in) will be...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    02.16.11

  24. Stumptown Rock
    Green

    Stumptown Rock

    Even before construction was complete, the Stump House was turning heads. When its green-minded future owners learned of its shining environmental résumé, they knew they’d found...

    written by: Brian Libby
    photos by: John Clark
    03.04.09

  25. Measure Your Life
    Design 101

    Measure Your Life

    With less stuff, you’ll need fewer square feet to jam it into. But how small is too small?

    written by: Dan Maginn
    11.17.12

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