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  1. Backyard Retreat
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    Backyard Retreat

    When sustainable building advisor Megan Lea set out to build a backyard retreat, she knew that reclaimed materials would figure prominently into the design. What resulted is a polychrome of...

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Uwe Schneider
    12.06.11

  2. 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

  3. 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.

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. On the Waterfront
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    On the Waterfront

    After purchasing a revered archetypal lake house designed by American architect Richard Meier, a retired couple launches into the home’s second renovation in 35 years.

    written by: J. Michael Welton
    photos by: Dean Kaufman
    08.22.11

  7. Seven Great Outdoor Spaces
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    Seven Great Outdoor Spaces

    As summer comes to an end, we cheers to seven of our favorite outdoor spaces before the furniture is packed away for the winter.

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    08.16.11

  8. 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

  9. TerraTrellis Modern Trellises
    Product

    TerraTrellis Modern Trellises

    Though it may be a little late to start planting, it's the perfect time to add items to your next year's gardening wishlist. Designer Jennifer Asher recently launched TerraTrellis, combining form...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    08.15.11

  10. Big Sur Airstream Renovation
    Renovation

    Big Sur Airstream Renovation

    "I found the Airstream in the high desert of Anza, California, and thought it was a pure TLC job. Wishful thinking!" says interior designer Caroline Brandes, who also rents renovated...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    08.08.11

  11. 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...

  12. 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

  13. An Introduction to Modern Playscapes
    Outdoor

    An Introduction to Modern Playscapes

    In honor of our family themed July/August issue, we've invited guest writer Paige Johnson, who spearheads the blog Playscapes, to share her perspective on some of the most innovative contemporary...

    written by: Paige Johnson
    07.11.11

  14. Preview: New from Wallter
    Dwell on Design

    Preview: New from Wallter

    At Dwell on Design last year, Richmond, California-based design company Wallter made a splash with its powder-coated products and the debut of its new planter. Owners and designers Max and Linda...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    06.22.11

  15. On The Rocks
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    On The Rocks

    For centuries, Spain’s Canary Islands have been the last outpost of civilization before European mariners sailed headlong into the vast Atlantic. That same sense of horizon-bound, seaside...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Gunnar Knechtel
    06.11.11

  16. Wood-Clad Seaside Retreat in India
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    Wood-Clad Seaside Retreat in India

    It’s hard to believe that this idyllic house sited in a coastal coconut grove in Nandgaon, India, is a mere hour’s drive from bustling Mumbai.

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    06.07.11

  17. Kalamazoo Outdoor Gourmet Grills
    Food

    Kalamazoo Outdoor Gourmet Grills

    For our new June 2011 Beach Houses We Love issue, I set up shop in a backyard with seven mini grills for an afternoon of barbecuing and product testing. These little charcoal cookers are great for...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    06.06.11

  18. About a Boat
    Outdoor

    About a Boat

    The Houdini-like designers behind this boathouse employed giant steel arches to make the structure disappear from view and in its place create the illusion of a gentle slope of land leading out to...

    written by: Alex Bozikovic
    06.05.11

  19. 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

  20. 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

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