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  1. Come Sail Away
    My House

    Come Sail Away

    On a quest to create a weekend house for herself and her husband, Nancy Church scaled back her design fantasies and discovered creative ways to build on a budget.

    written by: Lisa Skolnik
    05.16.11

  2. Grow Bottles
    Product

    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

  3. Basic Instincts
    House Tours

    Basic Instincts

    Matt Jacobson doesn’t just abide by the mantra “less is more,” he wholeheartedly embraces it. His Southern California home is a compact ode to minimal living.

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    photos by: Dave Lauridsen
    05.19.11

  4. Pip Pip Bird Feeder

    Pip Pip Bird Feeder

    Watch your backyard become prime real estate, simply by sticking Pip Pip straight into the lawn. The lacquered steel feeder by Swedish designer Stina Sandwall will give your feathered friends a...

    $75.00

  5. Maker Faire 2011
    Travel Reports

    Maker Faire 2011

    This weekend, Maker Faire—dubbed "the world's largest DIY festival"—took over the San Mateo County Event Center for its two-day do-it-yourself, show-and-tell extravaganza....

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Miyoko Ohtake
    05.23.11

  6. Urban Picnic Box

    Urban Picnic Box

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

    $25.00

  7. Neutra Box
    Product

    Neutra Box

    When Hector Perez couldn't find the ideal mailbox to install outside of his Eichler in Oakland, California, he decided to make his own. "It was really born out of frustration," says Perez...

    written by: Diana Budds
    05.30.11

  8. L.A.'s Learning Garden
    Dwell on Design

    L.A.'s Learning Garden

    Garden master David King grew up in Kansas and picked up his green skills from his grandfather. “In my teen years it wasn't cool, but I came back to horticulture as an adult,” he says....

    written by: Aaron Britt
    05.31.11

  9. 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

  10. 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.

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. Wood-Clad Seaside Retreat in India
    Finishing Touch

    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

  14. CMG Landscape Architecture
    Dwell on Design

    CMG Landscape Architecture

    CMG Landscape Architecture is one of the coolest firms working in San Francisco today. Granted, I may be a little bit biased (full disclosure, my fiance works there), but they really are scooping...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    06.08.11

  15. On The Rocks
    House Tours

    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. Landscape Architect Marcel Wilson
    Dwell on Design

    Landscape Architect Marcel Wilson

    The outdoors is one of our most popular topics at Dwell on Design and this year we're very happy to have urban designer and landscape architect Marcel Wilson down from San Francisco to speak. He'll...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    06.14.11

  17. Nature Framed
    Books

    Nature Framed

    A recently released book from the Monacelli Press celebrates the connection between indoor and outdoor space in residential architecture. In Nature Framed: At Home in the Landscape, author Eva...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    06.15.11

  18. 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

  19. From the Show Floor: Dwell Outdoor
    Dwell on Design

    From the Show Floor: Dwell Outdoor

    Abuzz with visitors discovering and testing out all manner of sustainable alfresco products, Dwell Outdoor drew a huge crowd all day Saturday, with many filing in and out of a brand-new modern...

    written by: Erika Heet
    photos by: Tammy Vinson
    06.26.11

  20. Highlights from Dwell on Design 2011
    Dwell on Design

    Highlights from Dwell on Design 2011

    Temperatures were sweltering in L.A. over the weekend, but the 20,000 plus attendees at our sixth annual Dwell on Design conference—who took to the Convention Center in droves—were able...

    written by: Diana Budds
    06.28.11

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