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  1. Solid Gold
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    Solid Gold

    When it comes to material originality, this former tavern in Chicago’s trendy Bucktown neighborhood pulls out all the stops. Case in point? Colorful pieces of broken LPs are visible in the...

    written by: Geoff Manaugh
    01.23.09

  2. Home Stickers
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    Home Stickers

    In San Francisco we’re frequently confronted with barren bedroom walls—since hanging anything that can fall in an earthquake is potentially deadly. French company Nouvelle Images has a...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    01.23.09

  3. Razing Arizona
    Profiles

    Razing Arizona

    Matthew Moore has found himself in the curious position of being both an artist and a fourth-generation farmer, working and living in the greater Phoenix area, one of the nation’s fastest-growing...

    written by: Amber Bravo
    01.23.09

  4. Terra Ephemera
    Profiles

    Terra Ephemera

    Whether spanning acres or encased in amorphous glass ecospheres, Paula Hayes's singular landscapes blur the boundary between art and nature—and redefine the relationship between art and...

    written by: Amber Bravo
    photos by: Raimund Koch
    01.23.09

  5. How Small is Too Small?
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    How Small is Too Small?

    The first few paragraphs of a recent New York Times article on architect Gary Chang's Hong Kong apartment read like a scene from a dystopian novel—from the Wii screen that "analyzes"...

    written by: David A. Greene
    01.23.09

  6. Et tu, Bertus?
    Profiles

    Et tu, Bertus?

    People often introduce Bertus Mulder by talking about his extraordinary pedigree.

    written by: Jane Szita
    01.23.09

  7. The Suburbs Strike Back
    Profiles

    The Suburbs Strike Back

    Swedish prefab specialists Smedshammar + Holmberg are on a mission to rescue their compatriots from boring suburbs—and their deep-seated suspicion of architects.

    written by: Jane Szita
    01.23.09

  8. Handmade Nation
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    Handmade Nation

    Like the Arts and Crafts movement that exploded at the turn of the century, today's DIY revolution is a return to community and creativity.  The film Handmade Nation seeks to document the slow...

    written by: Laure Joliet
    01.23.09

  9. Postcards from the Edge of Design
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    Postcards from the Edge of Design

    An email is nice and a letter is better, but for those whose epistolary habits begin and end with the postcard, an overlooked book from 2008 is for them.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    01.23.09

  10. Suddenly Shanghai
    City Guide

    Suddenly Shanghai

    The developer of Three on the Bund gallery gives us a behind-the-scenes tour of the creative side of Shanghai.

    written by: Ron Gluckman
    photos by: Andrew Rowat
    01.22.09

  11. Affordable, SIP-Built Family Home in Kansas City
    House Tours

    Affordable, SIP-Built Family Home in Kansas City

    Architect Jamie Darnell had a simple plan for his family’s home in Kansas City, Missouri, but the result is anything but plain.

    written by: Georgina Gustin
    photos by: Chad Holder
    01.22.09

  12. The Melbourne Supremacy
    City Guide

    The Melbourne Supremacy

    Photographer Peter Bennetts cuts out the middleman, photographing his favorite spots in his home base, Melbourne, Australia.

    written by: Helen Kaiser
    photos by: Peter Bennetts
    01.22.09

  13. Lone Star
    House Tours

    Lone Star

    Rural Texas commonly conjures visions of Stetsons, spurs, and longhorn steer, but the countryside contains more than just cowboys. On a wide stretch of farmland, the Farley Studio brings modern...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    photos by: Jack Thompson
    01.22.09

  14. Magic Mountain
    House Tours

    Magic Mountain

    Architect Ko Wibowo designed a house of prodigious proportions beneath the hulking rise of Mount Ranier.

    written by: Amara Holstein
    photos by: John Clark
    01.22.09

  15. Vertical Challenge
    House Tours

    Vertical Challenge

    In the lofty Amsterdam apartment of Texas-born Hunter Hindman and Shelby Carr, mid-century modern mixes freely with contemporary Dutch design in a setting transposed from the 17th century.

    written by: Jane Szita
    photos by: Rene Mesman
    01.22.09

  16. Taylor Made
    House Tours

    Taylor Made

    Architect Piers Taylor's renovation of an old gameskeeper's cottage, complete with a castellated roof and sweeping meadow below, is an exercise in dramatic modernization, one that takes advantage...

    written by: Dominic Bradbury
    photos by: Ben Anders
    01.22.09

  17. Straw Tech
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    Straw Tech

    When Anders Stokholm asked his old friend Felix Jerusalem to design his family’s new home in Eschenz, a northern Swiss village on the Rhine River and Untersee Lake, the client and architect agreed...

    written by: Emily Gertz
    01.22.09

  18. London Cooling
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    London Cooling

    The Lighthouse, by British architects Sheppard Robson, seeks to redefine the future of residential energy by plugging into the sky itself.

    written by: Geoff Manaugh
    01.22.09

  19. Angelika Taschen: 7 Modern Coffee Tables
    Product Reviews

    Angelika Taschen: 7 Modern Coffee Tables

    Whether it’s a place to rest your saucers or your sneakers, the coffee table is the workhorse of the most leisurely room in the house, so you might as well make it work with your décor.

    written by: Amber Bravo
    photos by: Oliver Mark
    01.22.09

  20. Yes We Kamm
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    Yes We Kamm

    Now that the 2010 Honda Insight has been road-tested, and the 2010 Toyota Prius redesign has been revealed, it's time to find out why these two fuel-efficient cars—with two completely...

    written by: David A. Greene
    01.22.09

  21. Great Speeches in Architectural History: The Floo Floo Bird
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    Great Speeches in Architectural History: The Floo Floo Bird

    President Obama's inaugural address yesterday sent me running for William Safire's splendid compendium of great speeches (he used to write speeches for President Nixon), Lend Me Your Ears. I set...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    01.22.09

  22. High Design in Denver
    City Guide

    High Design in Denver

    Denver, Colorado, is on a Rocky Mountain high of art and architecture with new museums by Daniel Libeskind and David Adjaye.

    written by: Sarah Rich
    photos by: Cameron Wittig
    01.22.09

  23. Art Folks at Home
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    Art Folks at Home

    I don't know about you, but I check theselby.com, photographer Todd Selby's website, weekly to see if anyone I know, admire, despise, and/or am insanely jealous of shows up. Selby's stylish color...

    written by: David A. Greene
    01.22.09

  24. A Bolder Key Holder
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    A Bolder Key Holder

    We recently received a letter from Dwell reader Paula Pollachek asking for suggestions for a container in which to “collect all of your belongings, like keys, phone, and wallet, in one place...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    01.22.09

  25. The Bangkok Beat
    City Guide

    The Bangkok Beat

    Mason Florence, ex-rodeo rider, photo gallery director, and publisher of Bangkok 101, steers us through Thailand’s “Venice of the East.”

    written by: Ron Gluckman
    photos by: Dave Lauridsen
    01.21.09

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