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  1. iQ Test
    Product

    iQ Test

    A leisurely test drive of the 2012 Scion iQ—the moniker being the brand’s clear shot at the Smart Car—proved its absolute necessity in the new lineup of fuel-efficient automobiles...

    written by: Erika Heet
    08.31.11

  2. Kristi Reimers of Eco Carmel
    Shops

    Kristi Reimers of Eco Carmel

    In August 2010, Kristi Reimers opened the doors of her shop Eco Carmel to fulfill a dream of starting her own businesses and also to make a difference to her Carmel, California, community and to...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    08.30.11

  3. AC/DC on Rochester Castle
    House Tours

    AC/DC on Rochester Castle

    Okay, okay, this is a pretty blatant act of movie-meets-architecture branding, but man oh man I'm a total sucker for this amazing animation that somehow marries Iron Man 2, AC/DC, and a 12th...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    08.30.11

  4. Modern NASA-Inspired Cricket Trailer
    Outdoor

    Modern NASA-Inspired Cricket Trailer

    Part tent, part RV, the NASA-inspired Cricket Trailer is the go-to camper for the modern road tripper.

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Sarah Wilson
    08.30.11

  5. Fields of Old
    Finishing Touch

    Fields of Old

    Tatsuro Kiuchi finds beauty in the banal, even in a fleeting look at his homeland through the window of a bullet train.

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    08.30.11

  6. Hometown Hero
    Profiles

    Hometown Hero

    Dow Chemical put Midland on the map, but architect and local scion Alden B. Dow made it the most modern town in Michigan.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    08.29.11

  7. Gerald Parsonson's Favorite Buildings
    Three Buildings

    Gerald Parsonson's Favorite Buildings

    I've admired Kiwi architect Gerald Parsonson's work for some time. There are so many strong projects on his firm's website, including the one we featured in our June issue—his own beach house...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    08.29.11

  8. Raise High the Roof Beams
    House Tours

    Raise High the Roof Beams

    Creative bartering and a healthy dose of sweat equity allowed a young Charleston couple to transform a derelict 19th-century structure into an inspired living space.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    photos by: Daniel Shea
    08.29.11

  9. Great Indoors
    Houses We Love

    Great Indoors

    It’s not easy to transform a 15-foot-wide building site—wedged between houses in every direction—into a home that feels more spacious than its location allows. Mamm-design&rsquo...

    08.29.11

  10. Pasta Pot by Patrick Jouin for Alessi
    Food

    Pasta Pot by Patrick Jouin for Alessi

    French designer Patrick Jouin and famed Michelin-starred French chef Alain Ducasse spent three years working together to create their recent product for Alessi: the Compasso d'Oro-winning Pasta Pot.

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    08.29.11

  11. Meeting Dieter Rams
    Event Spotlight

    Meeting Dieter Rams

    I had the rare pleasure Friday of meeting and interviewing German industrial design legend Dieter Rams. Rams is in town for the opening of the exhibit Less and More: The Design Ethos of Dieter...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    08.28.11

  12. Record Revival
    Product

    Record Revival

    As far as we know, MP3s might be the end-all musical medium. Comforting to know, yes (no more Discmans). But it leaves us feeling a little static. Where’s the fun in MP3 files? Electronic...

    written by: Kelly Cooper
    08.26.11

  13. Friday Finds 8.26.11
    Week in Review

    Friday Finds 8.26.11

    In this edition of Friday Finds, a collection of magazine covers featuring Steve Jobs, a video for all those who've ever dreamed of flying, a new product for all the Tron fans out there, and much...

    written by: Diana Budds
    08.26.11

  14. Japanese Book Binding
    How To

    Japanese Book Binding

    I quite liked the video my colleague Miyoko Ohtake posted earlier this week on Japanese joinery and thought I'd do my bit to shed a bit of light on Japanese style handcrafts as well. Here's a great...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    08.25.11

  15. Eastern Promise
    Rewind

    Eastern Promise

    A 400-year-old icon of Japanese design inspires generations of modern architects.

    written by: Diana Budds
    08.25.11

  16. Video: Prefab Japanese Joinery
    A Great Idea

    Video: Prefab Japanese Joinery

    In our September 2011 Japan Style issue (now on newsstands!) we showcase a plethora of Japanese-influenced houses as well as feature the incredible craft of Japanese joinery. Here, in a video...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    08.24.11

  17. Molding the Modern City
    Interviews

    Molding the Modern City

    Many of us have taken “professional development” courses, if only to keep up with the pre-teens already coding their own social network or cutting their first film. When it comes...

    written by: Leah King
    08.24.11

  18. Jeff Sherman's Favorite Buildings
    Three Buildings

    Jeff Sherman's Favorite Buildings

    For this week's "Three Buildings" column I turned to Jeff Sherman of the New York architecture firm Delson or Sherman. We're featuring his painstakingly hand-renovated home (a formerly...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    08.23.11

  19. The Glass Awning
    House Tours

    The Glass Awning

    Last month architect Jenda Michl of Vertu Studio in Los Angeles completed a lovely bit of work on his parents' house in Boulder, Colorado. A project that began as a sculptural glass awning turned...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    08.23.11

  20. Video: Studio H Chicken Coops
    Renovation

    Video: Studio H Chicken Coops

    In our July/August 2011 family- and play-themed issue we featured three very cool chicken coops designed and built by a cadre of handy Bertie County, North Carolina, high school students. Here we...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    08.23.11

  21. Hideyuki Nakayama's '2004' House
    House Tours

    Hideyuki Nakayama's '2004' House

    Our September Japan Style issue celebrates design influenced or inpired by Japanese culture. In conjunction with the issue, guest writer Cathelijne Nuijsink will be covering residential projects by...

    08.22.11

  22. On the Waterfront
    House Tours

    On the Waterfront

    After purchasing a revered archetypal lake house designed by American architect Richard Meier, a retired couple launches into the home’s second renovation in 35 years.

    written by: J. Michael Welton
    photos by: Dean Kaufman
    08.22.11

  23. lamesadevenn: Part One
    Renovation

    lamesadevenn: Part One

    In this series, trace the story of lamesadevenn, a green live/work space in Santa Fe, New Mexico, created for two community groups, La Mesita and La Resolana. Rather than simply becoming a building...

    written by: Seth Biderman
    08.22.11

  24. Knoll Textiles
    Books

    Knoll Textiles

    The roster of furniture designers who have graced the factories of Knoll is startling: Saarinen, Platner, Bertoia, Breuer. But the textile designers like Marianne Strengell, Evelyn Hill...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    08.22.11

  25. Almost Perfect
    House Tours

    Almost Perfect

    Inspired by tansu chests and raw materials that show patina, a pair of Sydney-based architects renovated their own home—slowly.

    written by: Mimi Zeiger
    08.21.11

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