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  1. Thibault’s Follies
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    Thibault’s Follies

    Quebec City architect Pierre Thibault has designed three Habitats Légers, or Light Habitats­—small structures installed in the landscape and meant as creative retreats. The first...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    02.04.09

  2. THOMAS KAY AXE

    THOMAS KAY AXE

    The best-made and most stylish axe we could imagine, the Thomas Kay Axe is created by Best Made Company of perfectly weighted high-carbon US steel with an Appalachian hickory handle and includes a...

  3. THOMAS KAY CAMP STOOL

    THOMAS KAY CAMP STOOL

    A classic essential for camp, picnic or backyard fire-pit this stool is expertly crafted in Oregon with hardwood ash legs and a seat of jacquard fabric, woven in Pendleton's American mills. 

  4. Tiny Architecture: 5 Modern Outbuildings
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    Tiny Architecture: 5 Modern Outbuildings

    Who doesn't fantasize about a small place of one's own—a retreat, an escape, a house built for one? Here, five small modern outbuildings that don't skimp on design—and offer a chance to be alone,...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    07.02.13

  5. Tiny Garden Retreat on New York's Long Island
    Outdoor

    Tiny Garden Retreat on New York's Long Island

    In New York’s Nassau County, a 125-square-foot garden retreat offers a haven from bustling contemporary life.

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Dustin Cohen
    03.24.14

  6. Tiny Vacation Shelters in the French Countryside
    Outdoor

    Tiny Vacation Shelters in the French Countryside

    La Nuage, a system of waystations in Bourdeaux, France, lets hikers live in the cloud.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    03.12.14

  7. Towels

    Towels

    Cheery, textured textiles for the beach or poolside designed by the impresarios of pastel, Dutch design duo Stefan Scholten and Carole Baijings.

    $80.00

  8. 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

  9. Unauthorized Moss Art
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    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

  10. Uovo Outdoor Lamp

    Uovo Outdoor Lamp

    This outdoor lamp by Archivio Storico for FontanaArte brings new meaning to hiding eggs in the backyard. It's like Easter for adults—only these glowing orbs won't be hard to find and there is most...

    $1018.00

  11. Urban Picnic Box

    Urban Picnic Box

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

    $25.00

  12. Urth Fire Pit

    Urth Fire Pit

    Bioethanol fuel—a semi-renewable resource made from common crops—powers this backyard heat source.

    $1690.00

  13. Uto

    Uto

    60 watts / Incandescent or fluorescent

    $500.00

  14. Video: Garrett Finney & Cricket Trailer
    Outdoor

    Video: Garrett Finney & Cricket Trailer

    After four years at NASA designing rest-eat-sleep spaces for astronauts aboard the International Space Station, architect Garrett Finney left the agency to pursue earth-based enterprises. He...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    09.02.11

  15. Vintage Lighting String

    Vintage Lighting String

    Just because the sun sets doesn't mean the party has to end. Create the perfect ambiance with these vintage light strings from Restoration Hardware. 

    $179.00

  16. Virtual National Architecture Week
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    Virtual National Architecture Week

    The American Institute of Architects kicks off National Architecture Week next week, April 13-19, to continue the public dialogue about architecture in the US. This year they’ve further...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    04.07.09

  17. Visiting the Fishers Island House
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    Visiting the Fishers Island House

    While reporting the March Profile story about Thomas Phifer (see it online here), I had the opportunity to visit one of his masterworks, the Fishers Island House, located off the coast of...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    photos by: Jaime Gillin
    03.03.11

  18. Vogeli Bird Feeder

    Vogeli Bird Feeder

    The Saarinen-esque swoop of this feeder’s roofline suggests machine tooling, but every copper unit is made by hand in Virginia.

    $78.00

  19. Walk This Way
    In The Modern World

    Walk This Way

    No path? No problem. The desire lines in this Dutch photo essay prove that people are quite comfortable going their own way.

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    11.14.11

  20. Wall Hanging Cubes

    Wall Hanging Cubes

    These hanging stoneware vases are made by Christina Nickerson of Olmay Home, a company dedicated to supporting local artisans and craftsmen. The vessels have homespun sensibility about them that we...

    $199.00

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