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  1. Architect Leo Mieles
    Interviews

    Architect Leo Mieles

    Leo Miele’s Georgian Bay Cottage was one of five first-class cabins we featured in our November 2009 Concepts feature—which showcased works with a modern twist to the familiar log model...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    11.03.09

  2. First-Class Cabins
    Houses We Love

    First-Class Cabins

    From the familiar log model to Swiss chalets and Swedish friggebods, cabins are the simplest of structures, made from local materials in forms that respond to climatic and cultural needs. However,...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    11.02.09

  3. Spanish Flowerpots

    Spanish Flowerpots

    These pots in 15 different colors can be emblazoned with a logo or, if an insignia isn’t your style, left plain. Bauer’s line of ceramics extends from the kitchen to the living room to...

    $36.00

  4. Picnic Deckchair

    Picnic Deckchair

    The anodized-aluminum frame locks into different positions for an array of relaxing angles and no fear of tipping off the patio.

    $680.00

  5. Perforated A Chair

    Perforated A Chair

    A vintage style gets a modern touch—still hardy, now sheer, thanks to a buckshot blast of perforations.  

    $330.00

  6. Travira Armchair

    Travira Armchair

    This one weathers sun and storm with graceful pride. Its teak slats will fade silvery gray to match its powder-coated-aluminum frame.  

    $460.00

  7. Friday Finds 10.9.09
    Week in Review

    Friday Finds 10.9.09

    Interweb inspiration arrived onscreen for the Dwell staff in various forms this week, from adorable animal-shaped cutting boards to an artfully eclectic wine-tasting room in Napa, California.

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    10.09.09

  8. Charlie Cannon and Innovation Studio
    Interviews

    Charlie Cannon and Innovation Studio

    Charlie Cannon is the energetic founder and teacher of RISD's award-winning Innovation Studio. An interdisciplinary class in its eleventh year, the studio invites industrial design, landscape...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    10.05.09

  9. Bike Rack by Studio Tractor
    Product of the Day

    Bike Rack by Studio Tractor

    I got a note from Mike Tower of Studio Tractor Architecture the other day showing off his firm's collaboration with metalworker Peter Kirkiles, a cotter pin-inspired bike rack built in...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    10.04.09

  10. The Birds and The Beavers
    Outdoor

    The Birds and The Beavers

    Connecticut birders happily swap their waterlogged Wellies and foggy field glass for the Wesleyan student–designed SplitFrame, a viewing platform in a former cranberry bog.

    written by: Amber Bravo
    10.01.09

  11. Diamond in the Rough (and Ready)
    My House

    Diamond in the Rough (and Ready)

    Architect Ken Meffan's ten-years-in-the-making home is in the tiny Northern California town of Rough and Ready—a term that might as aptly refer to the house itself.

    written by: David A. Greene
    photos by: Todd Hido
    09.21.09

  12. Chair X36

    Chair X36

    The fold-up yellow pine slats bring economical log-cabin charm to the deck, mixing an Adiorondak's bulk with monobloc mobility.

    $59.00

  13. Pod Space Prefab Garden Sheds
    Post

    Pod Space Prefab Garden Sheds

    Two years ago, Ben Lord surveyed the garden sheds on the market in his native England and didn’t like what he saw. Cookie-cutter designs and drab interiors dominated even as habits were...

    written by: William Lamb
    09.16.09

  14. Areal Bench and Table

    Areal Bench and Table

    The Scandinavians sure know how to do outdoor furniture—and do it right. Case in point, Nola's powder-coated and laser-cut outdoor Areal table, which boasts a pattern inspired by a bird's eye...

  15. Outside In or Inside Out?
    Outdoor

    Outside In or Inside Out?

    Among the kitschy, gnome-loving chalets of Holland's community gardens, Krill Architects created an anomalously spare and highly adaptable Garden House.

    written by: Jane Szita
    09.10.09

  16. Bird Calls from Sweet Bella
    Product of the Day

    Bird Calls from Sweet Bella

    The design world, like Tippi Hedren, pecked on all sides, has fallen prey to the birds. For the past few years the crafty set has flocked in droves to our winged, feathered friends. Nary a letter...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    08.28.09

  17. Geo Low Tables

    Geo Low Tables

    An oldie, but goodie from Arik Levy, the Geo Low table is available in three sizes. Arrange an archipelago, or leave solo. We love that this design comes in a powder-coated aluminum version for...

  18. Unauthorized Moss Art
    Post

    Unauthorized Moss Art

    From Banksy to Katsu to Iz the Wiz, we often hear about guerilla graffiti artists who've taken their social critiques to the streets with powerful images and strong words.  Along a quieter...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    08.10.09

  19. Author Q&A: The BLDGBLOG Book
    Books

    Author Q&A: The BLDGBLOG Book

    Many of you had the pleasure of reading Geoff Manaugh's work while he was a Senior Editor here at Dwell, but if you've not yet checked out the blog he's been writing for the last five years or so,...

    07.28.09

  20. New Trio from Stout Publishers
    Books

    New Trio from Stout Publishers

    One of the joys of coming in to Dwell every morning is passing by William Stout Architectural Books, maybe the best design bookstore I've seen. In addition to shelves and shelves of books on...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    07.15.09

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