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  1. Inclined to Relax
    House Tours

    Inclined to Relax

    Hidden on a hill overlooking Australia’s Pittwater Bay, Rob Brown’s design for the James-Robertson house happily opens itself (and its occupants) to all that Mother Nature can dish out.

    written by: Davina Jackson
    photos by: Richard Powers
    04.28.09

  2. The People's Park
    Design 101

    The People's Park

    An amorphous profession, landscape architecture embraces everything from civic plazas, highways, and landfill reclamations to the front lawn. Here we profile two practitioners, Walter Hood and...

    written by: Deborah Bishop
    02.27.09

  3. Floating House, Lake Huron
    House Tours

    Floating House, Lake Huron

    On the edge of a tiny island accessible only by boat, this buoyant summer home lives the life aquatic.

    written by: Alex Bozikovic
    photos by: Raimund Koch
    02.26.09

  4. By Poplar Demand
    Outdoor

    By Poplar Demand

    “I kept pushing the idea of doing a new kind of tree house further and further, trying to find the best structure, the best materials,” explains Dustin Feider, a 23-year-old freelance...

    written by: James Nestor
    02.05.09

  5. Masters Chair

    Masters Chair

    For this versatile indoor/outdoor seat, Philippe Starck mined the silhouettes of the Arne Jacobsen Series 7, Eames Shell chair, and Saarinen Tulip armchair.

    $244.00

  6. A Note on Our Expert

    A Note on Our Experts: Richard and Peter Schultz

    After 20 years working for Knoll and collaborating with modern furniture titans like Harry Bertoia, Richard Schultz went into business for himself.

    01.01.09

  7. Modern Chicken Coop
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    Modern Chicken Coop

    With all the talk of chickens being kept as pets in urban areas, it's nice to know there's a modern chicken coop alternative.

    written by: Laure Joliet
    11.30.08

  8. Gibraltar ALM11000 Premium Mailbox

    Gibraltar ALM11000 Premium Mailbox

    The purest expression of what American mailboxness is and ever will be, the Gibraltar ALM 11000 is a poem in smooth finished aluminum. Pick one up at any big hardware store for under $20.

  9. Liberty Americana Picnic Basket

    Liberty Americana Picnic Basket

    Ask a child to draw a picture of a picnic basket and you’ll get something rather like this handmade holder of outdoor treats. Best of all, a wooden divider on the bottom protects that apple...

  10. Swell Seating Collection

    Swell Seating Collection

    Not only made in America, the Swell Seating Collection and its pieces are nearly all made in Pennsylvania. The specialized sewing necessary to produce the slings that make up the seats is done at...

  11. Pin-hole Solargraphy Camera

    Pin-hole Solargraphy Camera

    Digital film has dramatically changed the point-and-shoot strategy, as there's not so much riding on every pic when you can take them ad infinitum. When's the last time you actually held a 4x6...

    $10.00

  12. Neutra House Numbers

    Neutra House Numbers

    Sausalito-based ceramics company Heath together with type foundry House Industries recently released these eye-catching address plates, emblazoned with fonts designed by Richard Neutra and Charles...

  13. Circle House

    Circle House

    Pros We wish more grown-up homes had the simple, no-frills good looks of Royce’s design—–but then again, most American houses aren’t “inspired by Scandinavian fishing ...

    $1299.00

  14. Hot-Pot BBQ

    Hot-Pot BBQ

    Store-bought herbs are fine, but you know what’s better? Seasoning your chicken thighs with rosemary grown atop this nifty terra-cotta-and-steel twofer.

    $124.00

  15. Table Grill

    Table Grill

    Dimentions: 6.3" H x 12" dia. Weight: 9.9 pounds Pros White walls and wood accents—what more could a modernist desire? The only grill in our roundup designed for tabletop use, it f...

    $360.00

  16. Urban Picnic Box

    Urban Picnic Box

    Don't just dispose of this alfresco fine-dining set—Boxsal offers a completely compostable spread.

    $25.00

  17. Pip Pip Bird Feeder

    Pip Pip Bird Feeder

    Watch your backyard become prime real estate, simply by sticking Pip Pip straight into the lawn. The lacquered steel feeder by Swedish designer Stina Sandwall will give your feathered friends a...

    $75.00

  18. Hanging Planters

    Hanging Planters

    Transform all earthbound flora into veritable air plants with these powder-coated, spun-aluminum, pill-shaped planters. They screw directly into any vertical surface or hang from above.

    $72.00

  19. No. 3 Stool

    No. 3 Stool

    The three legs of this steel stool span the seas from England to New Zealand, a cross-continental collaboration between the Brit and Kiwi designers behind Scott, Rich, and Victoria.

  20. Charles Outdoor Chairs

    Charles Outdoor Chairs

    Ah, wouldn’t it be a dream if all of your most-adored indoor furniture were also suitable for the backyard? The land of the waterlogged white plastic patio set gets a handsome update as B&B...

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