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  1. Lath House Doghouse
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    Lath House Doghouse

    I was recently in Palm Springs, California, to help judge doghouse designs for BARKitecture CHIQue 2009, a pet-sized architecture competition and auction to benefit Gilda’s Club Desert Cities...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    05.03.09

  2. Miguel Nelson of Woolly Pocket
    Interviews

    Miguel Nelson of Woolly Pocket

    The path to a better world isn't through pavers but via plants, says artist and Woolly Pocket founder Miguel Nelson. "I love architecture but I think if everyone was gardening instead of...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    11.05.09

  3. Baltimore Tree House
    Outdoor

    Baltimore Tree House

    The wooden structure next to Laurie and Peter Stubbs' house outside Baltimore is made out of trees and is nestled in the woods but it isn't technically a tree house. "The trees here are...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    12.04.09

  4. Hollywood Renovation: Week 9
    Renovation

    Hollywood Renovation: Week 9

    This week the plan was to transform the back garden into a lush California native garden inspired in part by Maui, where we just returned from vacation. However, it has been raining almost every...

    written by: Linda Taalman
    03.25.11

  5. Hollywood Renovation: Week 10
    Renovation

    Hollywood Renovation: Week 10

    Now that winter is long gone, weʼre looking forward to spending more time outdoors in our front garden—which doubles as an outdoor room. To make it more inviting, weʼve decided to replace the...

    written by: Linda Taalman
    04.21.11

  6. Hello from the Salton Sea
    Travel Reports

    Hello from the Salton Sea

    After my stop at Salvation Mountain, my two travel companions and I headed north on 111 to see the handful of modernist sites on the Salton Sea. The massive saline body of water is the biggest...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    04.23.11

  7. Zaha Hadid's Milan Installation
    Outdoor

    Zaha Hadid's Milan Installation

    As part of last month's Milan Design Week, Zaha Hadid Architects teamed with LEA Ceramiche to create "Twirl," a mesmerizing installation in the 18th-century courtyard of the State...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    05.10.11

  8. Grow Bottles
    Product of the Day

    Grow Bottles

    If you live in an apartment or otherwise lack a patch in which to plant a garden, Potting Shed Creations' Grow Bottles (also available at sustainable-living shop Branch) might be your answer to...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    05.16.11

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. Living in Marina del Rey
    Renovation

    Living in Marina del Rey

    When Joe Borst saw an affordable bungalow in a Marina del Ray neighborhood filled with either condos or mansions, he knew he found a perfect place for him and his girlfriend Maria Torres to live in...

    written by: Carren Jao
    03.08.12

  13. And the Playhaus Winner Is...
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    And the Playhaus Winner Is...

    We joined James Hardie in the sandbox and tasked Dwellers to wow us with renderings of fantastical funhouses for the mini design enthusiasts in the making. Whether inspired by Bauhaus or Versailles...

    written by: Ralston O'Neill
    03.16.12

  14. Clear Bubble Umbrella

    Clear Bubble Umbrella

    The sky is thick and heavy and a very grey San Francisco is soaking wet and standing tall between home and the office. While it's much, much nicer to be curled up and cozy indoors, the sun's in our...

    $22.00

  15. Cork Bowl

    Cork Bowl

    LIghter than air and useful beyond belief, these cork bowls can hold any manner of sundries and can withstand a good drubbing as well. Clean up is a snap, too—all it takes is a little hot...

    $48.00

  16. Govino Shatterproof Wine Glasses

    Govino Shatterproof Wine Glasses

    These shatterproof wine glasses from Govino are sturdy, reusable, recyclable, and classy. Never drink your perfect picnic pinot from a corner store plastic cup again.

    $12.95

  17. 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

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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.

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