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From the Annals of Incredibly Specialized Furniture

I was corresponding with Dwell contributor Sally McGrane a few days ago when she sent this unusual little table my way. The Wannabe is witty little thing from German designers llot llov for Pulpo, and it appears to be best used in those few days when one is unpacking from a move, boxes strewn about, affairs still unarranged.
January 30, 2009
The butchers at Drewes Bros. Meats put chef's knives to the test and hand you the one that's cut above the rest.

Butcher Josh Epple Reviews 7 Chef's Knives

With our airwaves packed with celebrity chefs, Americans are proving to have a solid appetite for what Julia Child would call cuisine—at least on television.
January 28, 2009
Dwell picks the best magazine racks to help mitigate your mess of media.

Magazine Racks

Dear Dwell, There's nothing better than settling in to read the Sunday paper, but it's becoming difficult to enjoy with the ever-present clutter of publications getting in our way. Could you steer us in the direction of some stylish solution? —Eileen Thomas, Boston, Massachusetts
January 26, 2009
Neither snow nor rain nor heat not gloom of night prevents these modern mailboxes from delivering style, posthaste.

5 Modern Mailboxes

Dear Dwell, I've searched all over for an interesting mailbox—something other than a large-mouthed bass with a fin for a flag. Are there any modern mailboxes out there?
January 26, 2009
If you'd like your house with a side of green, then check out these options in sustainable cladding.

Green Siding

Dear Dwell: I've already found a company that will recycle my old vinyl siding. Now I'm looking for a fresh, sustainable alternative. Any suggestions? —Roger Knight, Hillside, Illinois
January 26, 2009
<h2><a href="http://www.dwell.com/articles/steelwood-chair.html">The Steelwood Chair</a></h2><p></p>Magis' Steelwood chair, designed by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, begins its life as a sheet of steel in an Italian factory. <p></p><p></p>Featured in the <a

Steelwood Chair

Magis—The Steelwood chair from Magis is a product of experience—the suppliers who punch the sheet metal for the back, which adroitly supports four legs and a beech wood seat, are among Italy’s most skilled metalworkers. Dwell talked with the manufacturers and the designers, Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, and learned, among other things, that the chair is designed for easy disassembly. The two materials—metal and wood—can be separated by undoing a few screws and recycled according to type.
January 25, 2009
Moonshine is beautifully set in an isolated spot in the English countryside outside of Bath. The dramatic juxtaposition of a stone gamekeeper's cottage and a modern timber framed addition gives the home a quaint, pastoral feel while capitalizing on the dr

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 of everything its storybook setting has to offer.
January 22, 2009
The rear facade of Lavaflow 4, Mike Kurokawa and Paul Fishman's house in Hawaii designed by architect Craig Steely.

Lava Flow 4, The Big Island

Set into the dense tropical foliage of Hawaii’s wildest coast is a house that goes with the flow by welcoming the breeze.
January 20, 2009
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The Full Montara

In Montara, California, architect Michael Maltzan designed a home for, his sister and brother-in-law. From certain vantage points, the home’s unique angles result in M.C. Escher–like optical illusions.
January 20, 2009
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