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  1. The Relief Chair and Fashioning Felt
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    The Relief Chair and Fashioning Felt

    At first glance I thought this chair was made from the rather hard and inhospitable charcoal-colored packing material that often surrounds new electronics inside shipping boxes. But upon closer...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    03.11.09

  2. Muutos from Muuto
    Product of the Day

    Muutos from Muuto

    What’s in a name? If you’re Muuto, it’s a mission statement. Inspired by the Finnish word “muutos,” meaning “change” or “new perspective,” the...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    03.11.09

  3. Islands of LA
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    Islands of LA

    On my commute last week I noticed a sign posted on a traffic island declaring the narrow grassy strip an 'Island of LA Nat'l Park.' Intrigued, I took a look on the internet and found that for the...

    written by: Laure Joliet
    03.10.09

  4. Bigboxology 101
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    Bigboxology 101

    Now that the last laptop computer and toilet-paper dispenser have been liquidated from the once-mighty Circuit City, some very significant mementos remain: the 567 empty warehouse stores across the...

    written by: David A. Greene
    03.10.09

  5. Little Bird Swing
    Product of the Day

    Little Bird Swing

    I was on North Haven Island, Maine recently to report a story for the July/August issue of the magazine, and I went to visit a lovely modern second home by architect Christopher Campbell. Hang...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    03.09.09

  6. Living in Levittown
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    Living in Levittown

    One of the criticisms of suburbia is its homogeneity—and there's no better example of monotonous development than the Levittown communities built in the 1940s, 50s, and 60s. The history books...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    03.09.09

  7. PLUG's Jungle Research Station
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    PLUG's Jungle Research Station

    When veterinary doctor Taranjit Kaur, her husband and molecular biologist Dr. Jatinder Singh, and their three year old daughter Simran set out to live and do research for a year in the remote...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    03.09.09

  8. Pinon House
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    Pinon House

    Despite a fierce loyalty and appreciation among certain diehard devotees, mid-century modern architecture seems to be slowly disappearing in this country. So it's always a pleasure for us to see a...

    03.08.09

  9. Chicago Bauhaus and Beyond
    Profiles

    Chicago Bauhaus and Beyond

    Of all American cities, you'd think Chicago would be at the forefront of celebrating and preserving its architecture. And while in many ways it does—the Chicago Architecture Foundation hosts...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    03.07.09

  10. Andrea Cochran Landscapes
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    Andrea Cochran Landscapes

    Just like modern homes often bring the outside in, San Francisco landscape architect Andrea Cochran’s exterior designs extend the modern aesthetic from indoors to the outdoors. A new book by...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    03.06.09

  11. House R, Slovenia
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    House R, Slovenia

    Slovenian architect Bevk Perović's House R project is a modern inspiration in a region with a rich and ancient history, but it didn't fall too far from its architectural tree.

    written by: Sarah Rich
    03.06.09

  12. House Industries Goes Gaga for Girard
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    House Industries Goes Gaga for Girard

    House Industries recently made a mark with their heavy ampersand. Now they’ve turned their typographic attentions to a different kind of design icon. Their new Girard Collection celebrates...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    03.05.09

  13. Ring Around the Lounger
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    Ring Around the Lounger

    While the papa-san chair adds little to an interior besides nostalgic references to college crashpads, it's still a comfortable place to curl up. Designer Camilla Hounsell Halvorsen, a recent...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    03.05.09

  14. Kathleen Walsh Reviews 4 Chaise Longue
    Product Reviews

    Kathleen Walsh Reviews 4 Chaise Longue

    If you chase long afternoons lolling by the pool, with longer evenings of the same, there is only one piece of furniture on your mind. Ours too.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Aya Brackett
    03.05.09

  15. David Trubridge Interview
    Interviews

    David Trubridge Interview

    Environment is inspiration for British-born, New Zealand–based David Trubridge, but eco-design is a label he eschews: “We do everything we can, but this greenwashing trend can create a...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    03.05.09

  16. The Architecture of Unhappiness
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    The Architecture of Unhappiness

    I saw the wonderful Cannes Grand Prix-winning gangster film Gomorrah directed by Matteo Garrone yesterday, and was struck at the level of decay and desecation presented. The film was set largely in...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    03.04.09

  17. Inside Job
    House Tours

    Inside Job

    Designing an innovative house is a rite of passage 
for many young architects. But building in a city doesn’t always make experimentation easy; after all, neighbors have their own ideas about...

    written by: Alex Bozikovic
    photos by: Juliana Sohn
    03.04.09

  18. Nature Nurtured
    House Tours

    Nature Nurtured

    On the shores of New Zealand’s Lake Wakatipu, architects Bronwen Kerr and Pete Ritchie designed a relaxed family home that reclines into its spectacular landscape.

    written by: Jeremy Hansen
    photos by: Stephen Oxenbury
    03.04.09

  19. Give 1% for Good
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    Give 1% for Good

    "1% of an 8-hour work day is 4.8 minutes. Over the course of a traditional 2,080-hour work year, it amounts to just 20 hours per person."

    03.04.09

  20. Norwegian Wood
    My House

    Norwegian Wood

    Designing a house for this setting was a thrilling puzzle of aesthetics and terrain for a young architect. The house they built that year suited the couple for 30 years of long summer vacations,...

    written by: Margit Bisztray
    photos by: Pia Ulin
    03.04.09

  21. 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

  22. A Mid-Century Modern Home in Southwest Portland
    House Tours

    A Mid-Century Modern Home in Southwest Portland

    Living in a state that’s saturated with rain for 
much of the year, Oregonians rightly have an obsession with sunshine.

    written by: Amara Holstein
    photos by: John Clark
    03.04.09

  23. Long Island Summer Home Gets a Modern Addition
    House Tours

    Long Island Summer Home Gets a Modern Addition

     “I can show you what it was…and what it is,” 
Joe Dolce says, delineating the slight, 250-square-foot addition to his Long Island summer home.

    written by: Amber Bravo
    photos by: Raimund Koch
    03.04.09

  24. Design Junkie
    Profiles

    Design Junkie

    "I guess from a young age I collected things that interested me—picked up bizarre things from the street, put them in boxes, or took them to my room."

    written by: Michael Grozik
    03.04.09

  25. Cable Organizers
    Product Reviews

    Cable Organizers

    Dear Dwell, I've recently renovated my home office. While I could not be happier with the results, I cannot find an elegant solution for organizing the mess of cords behind my desk. Do you have a...

    written by: William Lamb
    photos by: Aya Brackett
    03.03.09

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