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  1. Rail-Volution 2009: Building with Transit
    Travel Reports

    Rail-Volution 2009: Building with Transit

    As a nod to the home of the nation's first subway, Rail-Volution rolled into Boston this past weekend. Planners, designers, engineers, and scholars eagerly feasted on the many workshops and panels...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    11.05.09

  2. Rick Prelinger Evaluates Modern Media Storage
    Product Reviews

    Rick Prelinger Evaluates Modern Media Storage

    Though the contents of every cassette, LP, and VHS tape you've ever owned can now fit inside a gadget the size of a tie clip, your plasma TV and subwoofer still need a resting place. Film archivist...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    11.05.09

  3. Events this Weekend: 11.5-11.8
    Week in Review

    Events this Weekend: 11.5-11.8

    The days are getting shorter, the nights are darker earlier, and with rain forecasted around the country this weekend, there's no better time to spend a day at the museum. This weekend's highlights...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    11.05.09

  4. Miguel Nelson of Woolly Pocket
    Interviews

    Miguel Nelson of Woolly Pocket

    The path to a better world isn't through pavers but via plants, says artist and Woolly Pocket founder Miguel Nelson. "I love architecture but I think if everyone was gardening instead of...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    11.05.09

  5. Brand-New Secondhand
    Green

    Brand-New Secondhand

    Fifteen minutes from downtown Seattle, architects Annie Han and Daniel Mihalyo transformed the neighborhood dump—a lot that had been vacant for 30 years—into their dream home.

    written by: Amara Holstein
    photos by: Philip Newton
    11.04.09

  6. Sunday Styles
    Essay

    Sunday Styles

    The cathedrals, mosques, and synagogues of the Old World still occupy the most hallowed ground of ecclesiastical architecture, but a rather unorthodox American sect can lay claim to the best in...

    written by: Drew Himmelstein
    11.04.09

  7. New Design from Very Good & Proper
    Product of the Day

    New Design from Very Good & Proper

    In this year's June issue, our Square Meal column featured the London restaurant mini-chain Canteen, where good design is as high a priority as good taste. The owner of Canteen also runs a design...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    11.04.09

  8. Deborah Leach and Thames21
    Profiles

    Deborah Leach and Thames21

    If you’ve never heard of “fly-tipping,” then you’ve certainly seen its results. Fly-tipping is the British term for dumping garbage illegally, and it’s the civic...

    written by: Dwell Staff
    11.03.09

  9. Table Linens by Commune Design
    Product of the Day

    Table Linens by Commune Design

    In my online wanderings this week I've come across a totally lovely set of table linens from Los Angeles–based Commune Design. They are made of 100% linen hand-dyed in LA by Matteo, and I...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    11.03.09

  10. The Family Tree
    House Tours

    The Family Tree

    For this San Diego family, the phrase "putting down roots" has taken on a whole new meaning.

    written by: Andrew Wagner
    photos by: Noah Webb
    11.03.09

  11. Architect Leo Mieles
    Interviews

    Architect Leo Mieles

    Leo Miele’s Georgian Bay Cottage was one of five first-class cabins we featured in our November 2009 Concepts feature—which showcased works with a modern twist to the familiar log model...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    11.03.09

  12. Sir Nicholas Grimshaw
    Interviews

    Sir Nicholas Grimshaw

    "One of the good things about doing decent public design in a prominent place is that people look at it and say: Why can’t we have that everywhere?”  

    written by: Alec Appelbaum
    11.02.09

  13. First-Class Cabins
    Houses We Love

    First-Class Cabins

    From the familiar log model to Swiss chalets and Swedish friggebods, cabins are the simplest of structures, made from local materials in forms that respond to climatic and cultural needs. However,...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    11.02.09

  14. The Wild Beast by Hodgetts + Fung
    Travel Reports

    The Wild Beast by Hodgetts + Fung

    Los Angeles–based architects Craig Hodgetts and Ming Fung of Hodgetts + Fung Design and Architecture created a music pavilion for the Herb Alpert School of Music at the California Institute...

    written by: Erika Heet
    11.02.09

  15. Organic Factory by Giles Belley
    Product of the Day

    Organic Factory by Giles Belley

    I first discovered Giles Belley a few years back when he designed one of the most elegant energy-saving power adapters I've ever seen. Now the innovative French designer is passing back into our...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    11.02.09

  16. Courtyard House by Rowan Opat
    House Tours

    Courtyard House by Rowan Opat

    On my recent trip to Melbourne, Australia, I did manage to get out of the city for one day. I zipped down to the Mornington Peninsula to visit a couple wineries, and also to see the...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Peter Bennetts
    10.30.09

  17. Friday Finds 10.30.2009
    Week in Review

    Friday Finds 10.30.2009

    Dancing skeletons, embroidered jewelery, tree house hotels....what more can you ask for on a Friday afternoon? 

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    10.30.09

  18. The Map as Art
    Books

    The Map as Art

    A map is most often understood as a directional devise to help you navigate from Point A to Point B. Author Katherine Harmon has spent years collecting maps, but instead of heading to gas stations...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    10.30.09

  19. Farm Fresh
    House Tours

    Farm Fresh

    Nobody ever said farming was easy, but the rewards of a homegrown harvest are great. On six acres of fertile land in the heart of rural Iowa, Geoff and Joanna Mouming mix modern home design with a...

    written by: Georgina Gustin
    photos by: Mark Mahaney
    10.29.09

  20. Events this Weekend: 10.29-11.1
    Week in Review

    Events this Weekend: 10.29-11.1

    This week, we’re featuring two events and one exhibition closing happening (on three continents, no less) this weekend in the world of architecture and design.

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    10.29.09

  21. Monika Järg's Wooden Carpets
    Product of the Day

    Monika Järg's Wooden Carpets

    While wood floors are generally more elegant than carpeting, rugs and textiles can bring warmth and texture to otherwise hard and hollow spaces. Estonian designer Monika Järg has a novel...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    10.29.09

  22. An Atypical Tree House
    House Tours

    An Atypical Tree House

    When a 40-year-old pine tree fell over at the rear of a Brentwood estate in Los Angeles a few years back, its owner, an art lover and a philanthropist, let it lie. The tree revived itself,...

    written by: J. Michael Welton
    10.28.09

  23. Anju: Portland, Oregon
    Travel Reports

    Anju: Portland, Oregon

    A new restaurant named Anju recently opened in Portland, Oregon. With a darkly sleek interior, industrial finishes, and original art on the walls and ceiling, it comes as a pleasant surprise that...

    written by: Amara Holstein
    10.28.09

  24. Emiliano Godoy
    Interviews

    Emiliano Godoy

    Sustainable design isn’t merely a catchphrase for Mexico City–based industrial designer Emiliano Godoy. The density and environmental tensions of the megalopolis he calls home have both...

    written by: Dwell Staff
    10.28.09

  25. Marimekko in Harvard Square
    Post

    Marimekko in Harvard Square

    Strolling down Brattle Street in Harvard Square, one can't help but notice the new vibrant swathes of color and fabric trumpeting from the windows of the Design Research Building.

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    10.27.09

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