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  1. Asylum by Christopher Payne
    Books

    Asylum by Christopher Payne

    I got an advanced proof of Asylum: Inside the Closed World of State Mental Hospitals by architect and photographer Christopher Payne  some time ago. But not until I really glimpsed...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    10.01.09

  2. Red, Wood, and Blue
    House Tours

    Red, Wood, and Blue

    An entreprenurial pair of Belgian brothers land in one of Texas's few bohemian oases, become property owners, and find that sharing a house in adulthood isn't half bad.

    written by: Sam Martin
    10.23.09

  3. Henry Wilson's "Things Revisited"
    A Great Idea

    Henry Wilson's "Things Revisited"

    When Australian designer Henry Wilson moved to the Netherlands to study for a Masters Degree at the Design Academy Eindhoven, he says he experienced a "philosophical shift away from the...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    09.30.11

  4. Mini Apartments and Next-Wave Prefab, Part 2
    Renovation

    Mini Apartments and Next-Wave Prefab, Part 2

    This seven-part blog series profiles a new prefab development in San Francisco's SoMa neighborhood—a LEED Platinum-targeted building containing 23 "micro-studios". Built in a...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    10.10.12

  5. Building the Maxon House: Week 10
    Renovation

    Building the Maxon House: Week 10

    In our latest Backstory series, Seattleite Lou Maxon recounts the thrills and trials of ditching the suburbs, buying property, and designing and building a modern house with Tom Kundig...

    written by: Lou Maxon
    05.04.11

  6. Ruché Sofa
    How they make it

    Ruché Sofa

    On a walk through Ligne Roset’s factory near Lyon, France, we track the multitude of steps, hands, and hours required to craft this very refined couch.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    photos by: Nicholas Calcott
    01.03.12

  7. Packed Naturally
    House Tours

    Packed Naturally

    Mies van der Rohe once said, "We must remember that everything depends on how we use a material." In this Palo Alto, CA, residence constructed from rammed earth, steel, and glass, and finished in...

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Joe Fletcher
    04.19.11

  8. Nendo Takes Over MADProjects Gallery
    Event Spotlight

    Nendo Takes Over MADProjects Gallery

    Starting this week, New York’s Museum of Arts and Design will cede control of its second-floor MADProjects Gallery to Nendo, a Tokyo-based studio known for its clever, subversive updates to...

    written by: William Lamb
    10.26.09

  9. West Coast Green 2010
    Travel Reports

    West Coast Green 2010

    West Coast Green kicked off on Thursday in San Francisco. This year, the annual sustainable design conference is host to speakers like green jobs advocate and Green for All senior fell Van Jones,...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Miyoko Ohtake
    10.02.10

  10. Straw Tech
    Green

    Straw Tech

    When Anders Stokholm asked his old friend Felix Jerusalem to design his family’s new home in Eschenz, a northern Swiss village on the Rhine River and Untersee Lake, the client and architect agreed...

    written by: Emily Gertz
    01.22.09

  11. Building the Maxon House: Week 12
    Renovation

    Building the Maxon House: Week 12

    In our latest Backstory series, Seattleite Lou Maxon recounts the thrills and trials of ditching the suburbs, buying property, and designing and building a modern house with Tom...

    written by: Lou Maxon
    05.18.11

  12. Swiss Mix
    House Tours

    Swiss Mix

    Built for a young family of Spartan-minded clients, architect Felix Oesch's spare, concrete prefab outside of Zurich is a marvel of clean living.

    written by: Grant Gibson
    photos by: Hertha Hurnaus
    01.13.09

  13. Massie Produced
    House Tours

    Massie Produced

    Art object or machine for living in Architect William Massie’s personal prefab project takes the mass out of mass customization to create a one-of-a-kind wonder.

    written by: David Hay
    photos by: Henrik Knudsen
    01.14.09

  14. Swamp Thing
    Outdoor

    Swamp Thing

    With families in tow, architects Keith Moskow and Robert Linn settle in for a weekend of s'mores and camping in the unlikliest of locations: a simple structure built in the heart of the suburbs.

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    02.02.10

  15. A Knight's Retail
    Shops

    A Knight's Retail

    "I can never understand why people employ decorators," posits Sir Terence Conran, a man whose surname is synonymous with design. "One of the great joys in life is collecting things...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    photos by: Paul Wetherell
    06.14.10

  16. Well Thawed Out
    Green

    Well Thawed Out

    At the end of 2000, Tryggvi Thorsteinsson and Erla Dögg Ingjaldsdóttir, Icelandic natives and partners in the Santa Monica–based design firm Minarc, bought what was essentially a teardown in the...

    written by: Kathryn Harris
    photos by: Raif Seeburger
    02.01.09

  17. Bialetti Pasta Pot
    Food

    Bialetti Pasta Pot

    Italian cooktop and cookware company Bialetti is best known for its Moka Express stovetop espresso maker. It has, however, been bolstering its line of pots and pans over the recent years. Among its...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    10.03.11

  18. Neutra Territory
    Essay

    Neutra Territory

    Richard Neutra's son Raymond examines the internal architecture of his legendary father through a 1958 Berkeley psychological study.

    02.09.10

  19. Straight and Narrow
    House Tours

    Straight and Narrow

    Behind an unassuming 19th-century facade in Singapore's Joo Chiat neighborhood, Ching Ian and Yang Yeo's renovation of a typical shophouse venerates tradition while looking squarely to the future.

    written by: Daisann McLane
    photos by: Richard Powers
    02.26.09

  20. Live from London: Lifestylebazaar
    Travel Reports

    Live from London: Lifestylebazaar

    I was thrilled to discover that East London is chock full of design do-gooders. The second stop of my tour of the Shoreditch design district was Lifestylebazaar, a home furnishing boutique filled...

    written by: Charlotte West
    09.22.09

  21. Re:Crafted, by Marc Kristal
    Books

    Re:Crafted, by Marc Kristal

    I finally got my hands on a copy of contributing editor Marc Kristal's lush new book, Re:Crafted: Interpretations of Craft in Contemporary Architecture and Interiors, which was published by the...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    09.02.10

  22. AgUARDIAN
    Design 101

    AgUARDIAN

    Silver has been used for centuries as an antimicrobial agent.

    written by: Amara Holstein
    photos by: Hunter Freeman
    01.31.09

  23. Hollywood Renovation: Week 9
    Renovation

    Hollywood Renovation: Week 9

    This week the plan was to transform the back garden into a lush California native garden inspired in part by Maui, where we just returned from vacation. However, it has been raining almost every...

    written by: Linda Taalman
    03.25.11

  24. The Wrong Impression
    Design 101

    The Wrong Impression

    Going for the hand touch isn’t exactly foolproof. An easy way to miss: embossed wall coverings. Lincrusta was originally invented in 1877 as a kind of textile-linoleum hybrid by linoleum...

    04.27.10

  25. International Builders' Show
    Travel Reports

    International Builders' Show

    This week Associate Editor Miyoko Ohtake made it through the rain that's drenching the West Coast and to Las Vegas for the 2010 International Builders' Show. Hosted by the National Association of...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    01.23.10

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