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  1. Lath House Doghouse
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    Lath House Doghouse

    I was recently in Palm Springs, California, to help judge doghouse designs for BARKitecture CHIQue 2009, a pet-sized architecture competition and auction to benefit Gilda’s Club Desert Cities...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    05.03.09

  2. Latin America's Best Modern Homes
    Travel Reports

    Latin America's Best Modern Homes

    Latin America's design scene is heating up, from artisan-made goods making their way to US department stores to the massive architecture projects going up in advance of the World Cup and Olympic...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    10.30.13

  3. Laura Desk by Phloem Studio
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    Laura Desk by Phloem Studio

    "Not ANOTHER George Nelson inspired desk??!!" went designer Ben Klebba's note to us. Though the Portland, Oregon-based woodworker and craftsman, who works under the name Phloem Studio, has his...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    10.26.12

  4. Laurie Simmons on Tiny Furniture
    Interviews

    Laurie Simmons on Tiny Furniture

    In Lena Dunham’s hit indie comedyTiny Furniture, she plays Aura, a recently minted college grad who has come home to her art star mother, overachieved high school-aged sister and the Tribeca...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    12.21.10

  5. Laurinda Spear

    Laurinda Spear

    Cofounding principal of Arquitectonica

    written by: Aaron Britt
    07.17.12

  6. Lautners Are Forever
    Houses We Love

    Lautners Are Forever

    Quintessential California architect John Lautner would have been 100 this July. Set high above Palm Springs, his beyond-groovy Elrod House is nothing short of concrete poetry.

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    06.20.11

  7. Lava Flow 4, The Big Island
    House Tours

    Lava Flow 4, The Big Island

    Set into the dense tropical foliage of Hawaii’s wildest coast is a house that goes with the flow by welcoming the breeze.

    written by: Sam Grawe
    photos by: Linny Morris
    01.20.09

  8. Lavaflow Exhibit at Mollusk Surf Shop
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    Lavaflow Exhibit at Mollusk Surf Shop

    With photos now pouring in of newly snow-covered cities across America—or perhaps exactly because of it—we have Hawaii on our minds.

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    10.17.08

  9. Lawrence Halprin Oral History Project
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    Lawrence Halprin Oral History Project

    As a San Franciscan I'm very fortunate to live every day with the work of landscape architecture pioneer Lawrence Halprin, who passed away last October. Yesterday I was descending the towering,...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    03.17.10

  10. LD Design: Botanical Design in an Austin Airstream
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    LD Design: Botanical Design in an Austin Airstream

    In 2007, Lauren Dolinsky left her marketing position at LePorte Modern Doors to focus full-time on her true passion: botanical arranging. She moved to Austin, Texas, and founded LD Designs, a...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    02.13.09

  11. Le Corbusier at the New York MoMA
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    Le Corbusier at the New York MoMA

    An exhibit opening at MoMA next weekend will give Modernist pioneer Le Corbusier his just dues. Le Corbusier: An Atlas of Modern Landscapes celebrates the architect, designer, artist, and urban...

    written by: Sara Carpenter
    06.07.13

  12. Leah Evans Textiles
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    Leah Evans Textiles

    Leah Evans is in the business of quilt-making. But seeing as how her creations feature aerial photography, maps, and satellite imagery, they are definitely not your grandmother's quilts.

    written by: Laure Joliet
    12.25.08

  13. Lean on Me
    Product Reviews

    Lean on Me

    No matter what your working space conditions—studio, office, home—the Higher Desk designed by Flip Sellin of Berlin-based design and architecture bureau, Coordination, is here to the rescue. When...

    written by: Eujin Rhee
    04.16.13

  14. Learning from Iran
    Event Spotlight

    Learning from Iran

    Sustainability-minded San Diegans should head over to the La Jolla Library today for what looks to be a fascinating talk from longtime San Diego architect Simi Razavian of MSA and Associates. Her...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    11.03.10

  15. Learnings from Nantucket
    Essay

    Learnings from Nantucket

    I am looking at my favorite photograph of my summer house in Nantucket. It is not a particularly pretty picture. It was taken on a cloudy and gray day. You cannot see the beach, or the moors, or...

    written by: Anne Trubek
    photos by: Anne Trubek
    03.31.10

  16. Leather Fly Swatter
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    Leather Fly Swatter

    I was in Maine last week for my yearly vacation back East, and was happy to discover a new shop in Camden called Sugar Tools. All told it has something of a shabby chic vibe, though I did come...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    08.30.10

  17. Leave it to Beavers
    Green

    Leave it to Beavers

    It’s not unusual for New Yorkers to have problems with their neighbors; after all, many a co-op brawl has started over a little late-night noise. But it is rare for the downtown crowd to have...

    written by: Amara Holstein
    photos by: Raimund Koch
    01.25.09

  18. Lebbeus Woods: Architect at SFMoMA
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    Lebbeus Woods: Architect at SFMoMA

    Architect and artist Lebbeus Woods died late last year, leaving behind him a legacy of very few buildings, but a new vision of what architecture can and should be. His illustrations and sculptures,...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    02.21.13

  19. LED Suspension Light for Illuminating Large Areas
    Product Reviews

    LED Suspension Light for Illuminating Large Areas

    If the name Jake Dyson sounds familiar, he’s the son of the famous James Dyson, of vacuum cleaner and hand-dryer fame. Jake, however, made a name for himself with the CSYS desk lamp with a bulb...

    written by: Alexander George
    07.28.14

  20. Lee Broom's Logic-Defying Marble Tube Light
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    Lee Broom's Logic-Defying Marble Tube Light

    The British designer's elevated exploration of marble—seen in a series of exquisite lighting pieces—makes its U.S. debut at The Future Perfect.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    11.25.14

  21. LEEDing the Way
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    LEEDing the Way

    One day last April there was great excitement on Highland Avenue, a quiet, hilly street (on which this writer happens to live) of Craftsman bungalows and 1960s apartment buildings in the Ocean Park...

    written by: Frances Anderton
    photos by: Dave Lauridsen
    02.01.09

  22. Leggy Blondes: 6 Wood Tables We Love
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    Leggy Blondes: 6 Wood Tables We Love

    We turn our eye to tables made from the fairest of woods.

    written by: Diana Budds
    11.25.14

  23. LEGO Blocks Made from Chocolate
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    LEGO Blocks Made from Chocolate

    File under fantasy materials: LEGO-like blocks made from chocolate. In a Willy Wonka-esque move, designer Akihiro Mizuuchi has created a comestible that can be used to construct edible models....

    written by: Diana Budds
    08.15.14

  24. LEGO Greenhouse in London
    Travel Reports

    LEGO Greenhouse in London

    By now its bricks have been pulled apart, its sunflowers taken from Covent Garden's North Piazza, but from September 15 to 25, the Lego Greenhouse designed by Sebastian Bergne was one of the hits...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    10.04.11

  25. Lego Island
    Finishing Touch

    Lego Island

    Step back, Jacobsen, Utzon, Kjaerholm, Wegner, and all you other great Danes. When it comes to Danish design domination, the unrivaled champ is undoubtedly the almighty plastic brick—Lego.

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Céline Clanet
    03.19.10

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