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  1. Introducing SEMIHandmade
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    Introducing SEMIHandmade

    Eight years ago John McDonald had never picked up a woodworking tool in his life. An aspiring screenwriter in Los Angeles with a day job waiting tables, the frustrated 34 year old decided to try...

    written by: Laure Joliet
    11.04.10

  2. Adam Silverman of Heath Ceramics
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    Adam Silverman of Heath Ceramics

    The artist and potter, and now Studio Director at Heath Ceramics in Los Angeles, talks with Dwell about his work and inspiration, as well as the personal odyssey that took him from architecture to...

    written by: Laure Joliet
    10.12.09

  3. LA's Restored Overlook Park
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    LA's Restored Overlook Park

    This week LA unveiled its newest park, a 50-acre greenspace that sits 500 feet above the city just southwest of Downtown, on a plot of land that was historically part of the Baldwin Hills oil...

    written by: Laure Joliet
    04.29.09

  4. Knibb Modular Showcase Garden
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    Knibb Modular Showcase Garden

    In a new space on Abbot Kinney in Venice, California, landscape designer Sean Knibb has unveiled an environmentally-friendly furniture line and a fresh approach to sustainable gardening. Knibb...

    written by: Laure Joliet
    04.16.09

  5. Robin Wilson Green Cabinets
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    Robin Wilson Green Cabinets

    At this point it's hard to take the term "eco-friendly" at face value. Greenwashing has, unfortunately, become a marketing gimmick as strong as some companies' sincere goal to be...

    written by: Laure Joliet
    04.12.09

  6. On Greener Turf
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    On Greener Turf

    With new laws limiting water consumption in many places, it shouldn't be a surprise that drought-tolerant and native landscaping is continuing to flourish, replacing expansive and expensive lawns. ...

    written by: Laure Joliet
    03.30.09

  7. Corbusier's Cabanon at RIBA
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    Corbusier's Cabanon at RIBA

    The only structure that famed architect Le Corbusier ever designed for himself has been reconstructed inside the Royal Institute of British Architects in the UK for the exhibition "Le...

    written by: Laure Joliet
    03.20.09

  8. Paperfold Lamps
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    Paperfold Lamps

    Architects are notorious for being sticklers for detail. Often, and in the best cases, this leads to beautifully uncomplicated structures and well thought out product design.

    written by: Laure Joliet
    03.17.09

  9. Domestic Construction
    Product of the Day

    Domestic Construction

    Brooklyn design duo Domestic Construction have been hard at work turning found objects, fabric and paint into imaginative installations, one-of-a-kind fashion, and repurposed interior design.

    written by: Laure Joliet
    03.14.09

  10. Formosa 1140: Density in LA
    House Tours

    Formosa 1140: Density in LA

    Although it's not a 'green' space specifically, the new Formosa 1140 building in West Hollywood, by Lorcan O'Herlihy Architects (LOHA), embraces community living and gives back some public green to...

    written by: Laure Joliet
    03.13.09

  11. 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

  12. Pleats-Pleats Sofa
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    Pleats-Pleats Sofa

    In accordance with the old saying, March has come in like a lion from coast to coast. If we're lucky, by the end of the month, we'll be ready for lawn chairs and lemonade (or at least some spring...

    written by: Laure Joliet
    03.03.09

  13. Matryoshka: Public Art in West LA
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    Matryoshka: Public Art in West LA

    As the LA Times attempts a controversial mapping of LA neighborhoods, which appears to be creating more divisions in the city than anything else, a public art show in West Hollywood is embracing...

    written by: Laure Joliet
    02.26.09

  14. Modernica's 20th Anniversary Eames Chair
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    Modernica's 20th Anniversary Eames Chair

    In honor of Modernica's 20th anniversary, the company is releasing a new iteration on the classic mid-century fiberglass shell chair originally designed by the Eameses.

    written by: Laure Joliet
    02.25.09

  15. Ferm Living Washable Wallpaper
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    Ferm Living Washable Wallpaper

    Living with kids and living in style can often feel like a catch-22.  If it isn't the clutter of all the stuff that seems to tag along with them then it's the messes that inevitably get made...

    written by: Laure Joliet
    02.25.09

  16. Melissa Manfull's Tesseracts
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    Melissa Manfull's Tesseracts

    The term Tesseract was coined in the 19th century by science fiction writer Charles Howard Hinton to describe the 4-dimensional, convex-sided geometric form related to a cube. A new exhibition of...

    written by: Laure Joliet
    02.23.09

  17. New Marimekko Spring Line
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    New Marimekko Spring Line

    The famed Finnish textile brand Marimekko, renowned for simple, bright prints (and owing their original popularity in the US to Jackie Kennedy's Marimekko shift dresses in the 60's) has released...

    written by: Laure Joliet
    02.17.09

  18. 7 Questions For Mark Allen of Machine Project
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    7 Questions For Mark Allen of Machine Project

    I met Mark Allen about 10 years ago when he was getting his MFA, and even back then he was a connector. Sure he made great art installations (one composed of slowly rotating organically shaped...

    written by: Laure Joliet
    02.10.09

  19. Cable Camouflage
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    Cable Camouflage

    Now that laptops and iPods have become like extra appendages for most of us, tangled cords and unsightly nests of cables are a constant problem.  Even with the myriad systems for keeping them...

    written by: Laure Joliet
    02.06.09

  20. French Adbusters
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    French Adbusters

    There's some citizen adbusting going on in France where groups describing themselves as  "deboulonneurs" or "unscrewers," are fighting against the visual pollution they see...

    written by: Laure Joliet
    02.05.09

  21. 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

  22. 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

  23. Post

    Do It Yourself Bibles

    If lean times mean better design, smarter design, then we're already feeling the benefits. A whole slew of new books brings smart practical design to the realm of crafting and doing-it-yourself.

    written by: Laure Joliet
    01.31.09

  24. The Puti Trees
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    The Puti Trees

    The Puti Trees series of posters look like a cross between a modern subway map and children's book illustrations, so you probably wouldn't guess that they're actually all about Buddhism.

    written by: Laure Joliet
    01.29.09

  25. The 12 Cent Calendar
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    The 12 Cent Calendar

    Looking for a cheap calendar that will never run out of pages? Think you're clever enough to think like a computer? Then this is for you. All you need are 12 pennies, a piece of cardboard, and an X...

    written by: Laure Joliet
    01.28.09

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