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  1. Where Pigs Fly
    Outdoor

    Where Pigs Fly

    Those looking for a more down-to-earth option might consider wallowing in a pigsty, which is essentially what designer Amir Sanei constructed for his two sons.

    written by: James Nestor
    02.05.09

  2. Stoked to Soak
    Outdoor

    Stoked to Soak

    Compelling custom solutions to off-the-shelf problems are often hard to come by. But landscape architects James A. Lord and Roderick Wyllie relished the challenge of making a standard hot tub the...

    written by: Deborah Bishop
    photos by: Jeremy Harris
    02.05.09

  3. By Poplar Demand
    Outdoor

    By Poplar Demand

    “I kept pushing the idea of doing a new kind of tree house further and further, trying to find the best structure, the best materials,” explains Dustin Feider, a 23-year-old freelance...

    written by: James Nestor
    02.05.09

  4. Suspended Habitation
    Outdoor

    Suspended Habitation

    “This was really a parameter-driven project,” explains Lukasz Kos, a Toronto-based designer and cofounder of the architecture firm Testroom. “That is, I had to let the trees...

    written by: James Nestor
    02.05.09

  5. Modest Modern Shopping List
    Post

    Modest Modern Shopping List

    Next month, Chad Ludeman, president of the firm PostGreen, will move into the first completed 100K House, an infill development he and his team built in the New Kensington neighborhood of...

    written by: David A. Greene
    02.05.09

  6. All-Inclusive Architecture
    Outdoor

    All-Inclusive Architecture

    At the symbolic heart of Philadelphia lies John F. Kennedy (JFK) Plaza, more commonly called Love Park after a Robert Indiana sculpture that is the soul of the site.

    written by: Anuj Desai
    photos by: Adam Friedberg
    02.05.09

  7. Garden Apartment
    Outdoor

    Garden Apartment

    Botanist Patrick Blanc has been bringing the wilds of the rainforests to Parisian walls for over 30 years, most recently at the Jean Nouvel–designed Quai Branly museum. One lucky family,...

    written by: Michelle Hoffman
    photos by: Jessica Antola
    02.05.09

  8. Hirshhorn, Ontario: The Modern City That Never Was
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    Hirshhorn, Ontario: The Modern City That Never Was

    An exhibit up at the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington DC chronicles the museum's initial conception, and the Canadian, Philip Johnson-designed city in which it was meant to live.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    02.05.09

  9. Rest Easy: 3 Eco-friendly Mattresses
    Product Reviews

    Rest Easy: 3 Eco-friendly Mattresses

    As the ill effects of many a mattress become crystal-clear, never before has the saying “You snooze, you lose” held more weight. Thankfully, there are some great options out there that...

    written by: Shonquis Moreno
    photos by: Dean Kaufman
    02.04.09

  10. Ich Bin Ein Mulcher
    Outdoor

    Ich Bin Ein Mulcher

    When, at cocktail parties, the conversation turns from the fleeting news of the day to the subject of sublime beauty, Dan Maginn often find himself smiling, for soon, he will speak of mulch.

    written by: Dan Maginn
    02.04.09

  11. Nature’s Graces
    Outdoor

    Nature’s Graces

    With the lightness and imagination of origami and the mathematical exactitude of digital design, this open-air chapel invites all creatures into its folds.

    written by: Sarah Rich
    photos by: Sarah Rich
    02.04.09

  12. Thibault’s Follies
    Outdoor

    Thibault’s Follies

    Quebec City architect Pierre Thibault has designed three Habitats Légers, or Light Habitats­—small structures installed in the landscape and meant as creative retreats. The first...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    02.04.09

  13. On the Fence
    Outdoor

    On the Fence

    This “landscaped outdoor room” near Farrar Pond, Massachusetts, uses simple construction to create complex effects.

    written by: Michael Grozik
    photos by: Charles Mayer
    02.04.09

  14. A Garage Converted Modern Playroom
    Outdoor

    A Garage Converted Modern Playroom

    It could have been a Sheetrock box, but as the house’s most frequently used point of entry, it deserved the same architectural respect.

    written by: Deborah Bishop
    02.04.09

  15. LiTraCon: Light-Transmitting Concrete
    Post

    LiTraCon: Light-Transmitting Concrete

    While researching innovative ways in which to use concrete, Hungarian architect Aron Losonczi’s light-transmitting concrete caught our eye. Called LiTraCon, the material is a mixture of fine...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    02.04.09

  16. 8 Questions For Tina Roth Eisenberg
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    8 Questions For Tina Roth Eisenberg

    Tina Roth Eisenberg runs a successful graphic design company but is perhaps better known as the author behind the design centric blog, SwissMiss.  The self described Swiss designer gone NYC...

    written by: Laure Joliet
    02.04.09

  17. Photographer Steve Reczkowski Reviews 5 Digital Cameras
    Product Reviews

    Photographer Steve Reczkowski Reviews 5 Digital Cameras

    Not all pictures are worth a thousand words. In fact, some barely warrant an “ugh,” which is why the ever-irreverent digital camera has become the favored archivist for the vain, but...

    written by: Amber Bravo
    photos by: Jason Madara
    02.04.09

  18. Sushi chef Susumu Ueda Reviews 6 Energy-Efficient Refrigerators
    Product Reviews

    Sushi chef Susumu Ueda Reviews 6 Energy-Efficient Refrigerators

    The refrigerator in your kitchen may be humming a pricey song—to the tune of hundreds of dollars and thousands of kilowatts a year. Even a ten-year-old model uses twice the energy of a new...

    photos by: Brad Hines
    02.03.09

  19. Master Architects Lecture Series in San Diego to Honor Louis Kahn
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    Master Architects Lecture Series in San Diego to Honor Louis Kahn

    I posted recently about a great looking spring lecture series at SCI-Arc in Los Angeles. Not to be outdone by its neighbor to the north, San Diego has assembled a top-drawer raft of speakers for...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    02.03.09

  20. Marmol Radziner's Rincon 5 Live in LA
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    Marmol Radziner's Rincon 5 Live in LA

    If you read Dwell's February 2009 Process section, you saw the inner workings  of the Marmol Radziner prefab factory, where they construct their loved and lauded modern homes. Those of you in...

    written by: Laure Joliet
    02.03.09

  21. All Aboard!
    Product Reviews

    All Aboard!

    While styles, and items in the overhead compartment, may shift, these comely carry-ons will make you feel like a member of the jetset, even on JetBlue.

    photos by: Jake Chessum
    02.03.09

  22. Extended Interview with Gary Hustwit
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    Extended Interview with Gary Hustwit

    Gary Hustwit’s new film Objectified isn’t about women or using sex to sell goods and services, though he’s been asked that several times. The new film, which premieres in March at...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    02.03.09

  23. New Letterpress from bluepoolroad
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    New Letterpress from bluepoolroad

    It’s no secret that we’re suckers for letterpress here at Dwell, and we're delighted to see the new stationery line from bluepoolroad. Part of the fun comes from the playful use of the...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    02.02.09

  24. 5 Modern Showerhead Picks by Leonard Koren
    Product Reviews

    5 Modern Showerhead Picks by Leonard Koren

    Whether you want to replace your drizzly dud or indulge in a decadent deluge, these showerheads will wash your ills away.

    written by: Amber Bravo
    photos by: Hunter Freeman
    02.02.09

  25. Solar Flair
    Design 101

    Solar Flair

    Interested in running more than just your home on the sun’s rays? Here’s a handy introduction to some of the most innovative solar goods available.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    02.02.09

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