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  1. Breakfast with Barack
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    Breakfast with Barack

    What do Barack Obama, Scarlett O'Hara, and Elvis have in common? Plates.

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    01.26.09

  2. SCI-Arc Public Lecture Series
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    SCI-Arc Public Lecture Series

    I got a note in the mail today about the Southern California Institute of Architecture's Public Programs series for Spring 2009 and I was bowled over. In addition to culling some of the great...

    01.26.09

  3. Googie Gas
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    Googie Gas

    It's an understatement to say that we're living in a weird time, but when it comes to all things automotive, it's especially trippy. A few months ago, we were either lamenting or welcoming a...

    written by: David A. Greene
    01.25.09

  4. Instant Gratification
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    Instant Gratification

    Long before the age of digital cameras there was the Polaroid SX-70 Land Camera. Manufactured in the early 1970s, it allowed the user to have, in their hand, the photo they shot moments earlier....

    written by: Laure Joliet
    01.25.09

  5. We Love Jaya Loves Tekeko
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    We Love Jaya Loves Tekeko

    Somewhere between the fanciful beasts of Where the Wild Things Are and the hand-drawn charm of Marimekko, the characters in the children’s line Jaya Loves Tekeko find their place. Emblazoned...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    01.25.09

  6. La Miniatura For Sale
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    La Miniatura For Sale

    Got a spare $7.7 million? Then please buy Frank Lloyd Wright's newly restored Millard House, aka La Miniatura, and open it up on weekends for the public. You can sell t-shirts and lemonade to help...

    01.24.09

  7. Retrofitting for Sustainability
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    Retrofitting for Sustainability

    I'm writing this a few hours away from the opening of Viennese architect Susanne Zottl's new exhibition at SCI-Arc, A Styrofoam Lover with (E)motions of Concrete. According to SCI-Arc, the show ...

    written by: Geoff Manaugh
    01.24.09

  8. Green Space Today
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    Green Space Today

    It's not the most obvious task to take the green path when renovating, building, or choosing products to buy. Green Space Today is an online magazine and business resource that makes it all easier.

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    01.24.09

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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

  16. 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

  17. The 2009 International Builders' Show
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    The 2009 International Builders' Show

    Green themes and cost-effective credentials might not be new to the spotlight, but they are certainly ubiquitous at the 2009 International Builders’ Show, held this year in Las Vegas. While...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    01.21.09

  18. Vespa Revamped
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    Vespa Revamped

    While probably not ideal for rainy climes, Portuguese carpenter/designer Carlos Alberto built a Vespa that could be reason enough for some people to move to a desert (one without sandstorms,...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    01.21.09

  19. Obama as an Experiment in Urban Form
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    Obama as an Experiment in Urban Form

    President Obama is an urban president. During his time in the White House, he and his wife will maintain their home in south Chicago—in Hyde Park, specifically, just blocks from where I once...

    written by: Geoff Manaugh
    01.21.09

  20. Cover to Cover Design
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    Cover to Cover Design

    The Book Cover Archive is exactly that; an online compendium of the best book cover art and design of the last few decades, as curated by Eric Jacobsen and Ben Pieratt of General Projects, the...

    written by: David A. Greene
    01.20.09

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