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Killspencer Historical Reserve Weekend Crop

Killspencer Bags

I came across a handsome group of weekender and messenger bags by Killspencer last week in my online meanderings. I learned from the website—the only place you can buy a bag—that they are designed and made in Los Angeles, but only after talking with head bag man Spencer Nikosey did I learn that the company is less than a month old, and debuted at his senior show at Art Center College of Design in LA.
March 17, 2009
Holin Hills is not only an anomaly in neo-classicist Washington, D.C.; it's a model for integrative suburban development.

Community of Vision

A mere eight miles from Mount Vernon, George Washington’s Georgian neoclassical plantation home, and just nine miles south of Old Town Alexandria, the colonial bastion that provides much inspiration for Northern Virginia’s epidemic of multimillion-dollar neo-colonial McMansions, sits Hollin Hills, one of the country’s most progressive housing developments.
March 16, 2009
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Oakland Aesthetics

Perfectly content in San Francisco, the Pfeiffers couldn't help falling in love with a charming mid-century house, across the Bay in Oakland, with stunning views, plenty of trees, and a murky past.
March 16, 2009
Barerock is a low-impact retreat with few citified comforts apart from the large reflective windows salvaged from two Toronto office towers.

Eco-Friendly Rustic Cabin Retreat in Canada

With windows recycled from a Toronto skyscraper, Barerock is both rustic cabin and high-tech, eco-friendly retreat.
March 14, 2009

PLUG's Jungle Research Station

When veterinary doctor Taranjit Kaur, her husband and molecular biologist Dr. Jatinder Singh, and their three year old daughter Simran set out to live and do research for a year in the remote Mahale Mountain National Park in western Tanzania, they knew they would need a home that could do some serious architectural and scientific heavy lifting.
March 9, 2009
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Ring Around the Lounger

While the papa-san chair adds little to an interior besides nostalgic references to college crashpads, it's still a comfortable place to curl up. Designer Camilla Hounsell Halvorsen, a recent graduate of the Oslo National Academy of Arts, made a chair that turns the tiltable bowl-shape of the papa-san style into something worthy of a well-considered room.
March 5, 2009
Television critic Tim Goodman sits through a lot of bad TV so that we don't have to. When it's time to tune in, he helps us select the best chair for the job.

Tim Goodman Reviews 5 Lounge Chairs

The Simpsons’ C. Montgomery Burns once said, “Sitting—the great leveler. From the mightiest pharaoh to the lowliest peasant, who doesn’t enjoy a good sit?” As we discovered with television critic Tim Goodman, when it comes to sitting, the lounge chair is king.
March 3, 2009
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On a Smartpath

Zoë Melo has dedicated herself to design work that transcends trendy or facile definitions of sustainable or socially responsible practices.
February 26, 2009
HÛT Architecture used rough-sewn larch and galvanized steel to enliven what was a dull-looking mid-20th-century bungalow in the English countryside. The wood will age and change color rapidly, allowing the building to merge into its natural surroundings y

Heart of the Country

Driving through the leafy country lanes on the outer edges of London’s commuter belt, it’s hard to imagine the city is just an hour away by train. But the Sussex fields around the village of Peasmarsh set the scene for John Carver and Anna Carloss’s modern renovation of a mid-century bungalow, bringing the city—–or at least its design sensibility—–that much closer.
February 26, 2009