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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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Opened House

A few years after moving into their stocky, cavelike 1970s bi-level 20 miles southeast of Milwaukee, JJ and Eric Edstrom decided it was time to renovate. New to the world of architecture and construction, the Edstroms turned to Johnsen Schmaling Architects. The creative young couple—Eric is a songwriter and JJ is a life coach—provided the architects with a list of must-haves to accommodate their flexible-but-busy lifestyle. The result is a warm, modernist update that embodies their core Midwestern values: simplicity, connection to nature, and strong family ties.
January 20, 2009
Floor-to-ceiling walls of glass, equipped with broad-blade louvers, not only harness cross ventilation but also frame bucolic Brisbane views.

Green Acres

Design pared to the bone is a high-risk strategy, but as this Australian home illustrates, it can also produce a sublime environmental connection.
January 19, 2009
San Francisco seems forever fettered by the Victorian vernacular, but sometimes subversion comes from within.

Taking Liberties

Designed and built in 1878 for Judge John Murphy, a 4,400-square-foot white structure has, from the outside, the undeniable characteristics of a classic San Francisco Victorian. Stepped back from the street and resting genteelly at the top of a large hill, the house keeps a watchful eye on its neighbors and the city that surrounds it.
January 19, 2009
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