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  1. A Stable Office Environment
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    A Stable Office Environment

    Giorgio Baravalle originally had a true home office—a space inside his house in Millbrook, New York, that was meant to be a private place to work, but instead served as a traffic circle in...

    written by: Deborah Bishop
    02.01.09

  2. The Arts and Crafts Movement
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    The Arts and Crafts Movement

    Manifesto: William Morris, “The Lesser Arts of Life” (1877)

    written by: Barry Katz
    02.01.09

  3. The Farm Project
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    The Farm Project

    For the Farm Project, Mike Meiré abandoned the idea of the hyper-designed kitchen in favor of one where life—of all manners—happens.

    01.30.09

  4. Kitting Out Kitchen and Bath
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    Kitting Out Kitchen and Bath

    The most intensely used rooms in the house depend on good plumbing, ventilation, 
and electrical systems, and contain the highest number of fixtures per square 
foot—all of which makes...

    written by: Shonquis Moreno
    02.26.09

  5. Iron Chef
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    Iron Chef

    The entire town of Solomonville, Arizona, heard their bickering, even through the thick walls of their adobe house, and they say that when my great-grandfather left my great-grandmother and lit out...

    written by: Susan Guerrero
    photos by: Robert Schlatter
    05.28.09

  6. A Tale of Two Houses
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    A Tale of Two Houses

    When Ulrich Fleischmann approached architect Maki Kuwayama, of Unit A Architecture in Stuttgart, Germany, to design a home and office space, he was looking for a deal. Fleischmann wanted two houses...

    written by: Deborah Bishop
    02.01.09

  7. Vampire Power
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    Vampire Power

    Probably the most evocative term among the otherwise technocratic energy vocabulary, vampire power is the continuous current that appliances and electronics draw from an outlet even when turned off.

    written by: Sarah Rich
    01.01.09

  8. Solar Flair
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    Solar Flair

    Interested in running more than just your home on the sun’s rays? Here’s a handy introduction to some of the most innovative solar goods available.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    02.02.09

  9. Color 101: Chipping Away
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    Color 101: Chipping Away

    Most designers, be they graphic or interior, consult 
their Pantone fan guide when considering hues.

    written by: Fred A. Bernstein
    02.02.09

  10. Why Is Jane Smiling?
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    Why Is Jane Smiling?

    So you’ve brought home an ebullient new contractor to turn your wreck into the Ritz. How to do it? Read on.

    written by: Dan Maginn
    01.25.10

  11. Architect Series Dimmers
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    Architect Series Dimmers

    The right lighting can bring warmth and atmosphere to any room.

    written by: Amara Holstein
    photos by: Hunter Freeman
    01.31.09

  12. Panel House
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    Panel House

    Taking advantage of Southern California’s sunny skies, architect David Hertz ingrained 
passive solar features in almost every detail 
of the Panel House for client Thomas Ennis.

    written by: James Nestor
    02.02.09

  13. The Bilbao Effect
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    The Bilbao Effect

    In the last 15 years, many a postindustrial city has redefined itself as a design center. Glasgow after its year as European City ...

    written by: Jane Szita
    05.26.09

  14. Herman Miller Design Center
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    Herman Miller Design Center

    Herman Miller’s National Design Center in Atlanta 
achieved a LEED Gold rating 
for commercial interiors.

    written by: Sarah Rich
    01.28.09

  15. Get the Right Light
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    Get the Right Light

    Daylight is the lifeblood of a Good Small Space. Start the process of getting the light right by better understanding the nature of the light-emitting gas ball that we call the sun.

    written by: Dan Maginn
    11.17.12

  16. Linear City
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    Linear City

    Designers everywhere are eyeing the Interstate Highway system's bounteous and boundless real estate with ideas from tiny turbines to maglev rail lines. Mid-century urban idealism may not be dead...

    written by: Karrie Jacobs
    06.10.10

  17. 101 Bathrooms: Glass
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    101 Bathrooms: Glass

    No longer stuck in the ’50s pink- or yellow-tiled rut, today bath fixtures come in a wide variety of materials. For those who enjoy visibility (and Windex), glass is a clear choice.

    written by: Virginia Gardiner
    01.01.09

  18. Cabin Envy
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    Cabin Envy

    I’m tired of hearing about the golden age 
of flight, that era when air hostesses (never hosts) wore Pucci uniforms, Pan Am logos adorned everything from complimentary socks to midtown...

    written by: Sam Grawe
    05.26.09

  19. Yard Works
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    Yard Works

    “Mother Nature is too powerful to try and mimic,” says Shane Coen, whose firm is known for its minimalist approach to the residential landscape.

    written by: Deborah Bishop
    02.27.09

  20. An Introduction to Art Collecting
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    An Introduction to Art Collecting

    For millennia, kings and clerics alike have understood that little inspires awe and confers power better than a battalion of marble statues, an epic tapestry, or an exquisitely rendered portrait....

    written by: Aaron Britt
    12.30.10

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