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  1. The Self-Sufficient City
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    The Self-Sufficient City

    In modern home design, going green is no longer the exception but the norm. While we've summited this hill, there's still an ominous mountain before us: off-the-grid cities. For the third Advanced...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    08.01.09

  2. Remaking the Past: Simon Watts
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    Remaking the Past: Simon Watts

    In June 2003, Simon Watts, a San Francisco furniture maker and author of the book Building a Houseful of Furniture, returned from vacation and was stunned to find his apartment of 15 years...

    written by: Andrew Wagner
    photos by: Douglas Adesko
    07.31.09

  3. Two Houses Are Better Than One
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    Two Houses Are Better Than One

    Or is one house better than two? For Santa Monica–based architect Jesse Bornstein and his family, both are true.

    written by: David A. Greene
    photos by: Catherine Ledner
    07.31.09

  4. Friday Finds 7.31.09
    Week in Review

    Friday Finds 7.31.09

    Today is the last day of July and you know what that means...If you haven't yet sent in your submission to the Reburbia competition, now is the moment! The call for entries ends tonight at 11...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    07.31.09

  5. Flatland by Edwin A. Abbott
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    Flatland by Edwin A. Abbott

    On a recent weekend, whilst both sitting on a train and lolling by the river, I read the short, strange novel Flatland by Edwin Abbott Abbott. Occasionally a novel about architecture comes along,...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    07.31.09

  6. Ardor for Ada
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    Ardor for Ada

    When putting together a room, it's easy to lapse into the "Everything-must-be-a-showpiece" mentality, and though that can certainly make for high octane interior design, just as often it...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    07.30.09

  7. First Lady at National Design Awards
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    First Lady at National Design Awards

    Dwell was proud to be named a finalist this year for the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Awards in the category of Corporate Achievement. As part of the festivities, Dwell founder Lara Hedberg Deam,...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    07.29.09

  8. Creative Renovation in Brooklyn
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    Creative Renovation in Brooklyn

    When graphic designers Jeanette and Mike Abbink left behind their loft in San Francisco—with collected ephemera, a voluminous library, and a parcel of paintings in tow—they didn’t...

    written by: Karrie Jacobs
    photos by: Dean Kaufman
    07.29.09

  9. Reflections on a Lake
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    Reflections on a Lake

    Unobtrusively distinct from its neighbors, a weekend house in Mexico assimilates the colors of the surrounding landscape on surfaces of glass, steel, and concrete.

    written by: Ana Guerrerosantos
    07.28.09

  10. She's No Dummy
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    She's No Dummy

    As Volvo crash-test engineer Laura Thackray knows, dummies—even virtual ones—can teach us a thing or two about safety.

    written by: Virginia Gardiner
    07.28.09

  11. Leo Marmol on Restoration
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    Leo Marmol on Restoration

    Which is harder? Creating a new classic or restoring an old one? Leo Marmol of Marmol Radziner discusses staying consistent with the original architect’s intent while acknowledging changing...

    written by: Sam Grawe
    07.28.09

  12. Author Q&A: The BLDGBLOG Book
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    Author Q&A: The BLDGBLOG Book

    Many of you had the pleasure of reading Geoff Manaugh's work while he was a Senior Editor here at Dwell, but if you've not yet checked out the blog he's been writing for the last five years or so,...

    07.28.09

  13. Bringing Beets to the Streets
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    Bringing Beets to the Streets

    The beats you hear booming through the Oakland streets might be emanating from the cars of future rap stars—or from the People's Grocery Mobile Market.

    written by: Mimi Zeiger
    07.27.09

  14. Stainless Chef
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    Stainless Chef

    Designer John Picard isn’t afraid of getting his hands dirty in the kitchen, or washing the sand off his feet in the bathroom. This ecological pioneer’s half-lot home is designed for...

    written by: Sam Grawe
    photos by: Gregg Segal
    07.27.09

  15. Bodum Double-Wall Canteen Mugs
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    Bodum Double-Wall Canteen Mugs

    One of my favorite wedding gifts I received was a set of Danish housewares firm Bodum’s glass-walled Canteen tumblers. I drink from them every day, set them out when guests come over, feel a...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    07.27.09

  16. The Making of Dwell with Chris Gardner
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    The Making of Dwell with Chris Gardner

    To open our September 2009 apartment-themed issued, we dreamed up Dwell’s ideal apartment. Not content to play mere decorator, we tried on the role of developer and enlisted architect Craig...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    07.27.09

  17. Ron Arad: No Discipline Preview
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    Ron Arad: No Discipline Preview

    Israeli-born British designer and architect Ron Arad has made a name for himself pushing the boundaries of forms and materials, so it comes at no surprise that the installation devised for Arad...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    07.25.09

  18. Gems from the Renegade Craft Fair
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    Gems from the Renegade Craft Fair

    The second annual Renegade Craft Fair swooped into San Francisco's Fort Mason Festival Pavilion last weekend, delighting Bay Area craft enthusiasts with everything under the DIY sun, from owl...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    07.24.09

  19. "N" Is for Nice
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    "N" Is for Nice

    Sometimes all the numbers don't add up, but at least they can look cool. Studio 5 takes graphic design into the classroom and the kids are better than all right.

    written by: Allison Arieff
    photos by: Douglas Adesko
    07.24.09

  20. Extended Interview: Renzo Piano
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    Extended Interview: Renzo Piano

    In our February 2009 issue we sat down with acclaimed Italian architect Renzo Piano, who designed the California Academy of Sciences building, for an “In the Modern World” Q & A....

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    07.24.09

  21. Friday Finds 7.24.09
    Week in Review

    Friday Finds 7.24.09

    While our editor-in-chief Sam Grawe and design director Kyle Blue lunch at the White House today with the honorees of the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Awards (woohoo!), the rest of the crew has...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    07.24.09

  22. coolcapitals Competition
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    coolcapitals Competition

    Calling all graphic designers and overall creative types: You only have three more days to submit your geographically inspired creation for the coolcapitals contest. Time is running out!

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    07.24.09

  23. Cutting It Up
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    Cutting It Up

    Los Angeles–based architecture firm Tag Front faces the future of downtown living with an apartment that melds the compactness of a studio with the spaciousness of a loft and finds that,...

    written by: Andrew Wagner
    photos by: Baerbel Schmidt
    07.23.09

  24. Home Cooking
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    Home Cooking

    For Erik and Ivana Gonzalez, the design of their kitchen—and every other room in the house—was truly a family affair.

    written by: Allison Arieff
    photos by: Peter Yang
    07.23.09

  25. Best of Quebec Architecture 2009
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    Best of Quebec Architecture 2009

    We in the US hear plenty about the AIA's awards of festivals, but not so much about our neighbors up north. As we've seen in Dwell over the last few years, our Canadian compatriots have a lot...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    07.23.09

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