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  1. Designed for Play
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    Designed for Play

    Some of my earliest memories are of playgrounds: launching myself into a pit of plastic balls outside a fast-food restaurant in New York and whizzing down (and scratching my arm) on the horrifying...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    07.21.10

  2. World's First Lichen Garden?
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    World's First Lichen Garden?

    Last spring, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art unveiled its new 14,000-square foot rooftop sculpture garden, spangled with works by Ellsworth Kelly, Louise Bourgeois and Kiki Smith. To a...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    10.26.10

  3. Landscape Architecture: Marcel Wilson
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    Landscape Architecture: Marcel Wilson

    Landscape architect and urban designer Marcel Wilson describes his practice as “combining things that are made with things that are alive.” Hence the superhuman name of his firm, Bionic...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    photos by: Katie Shapiro
    12.15.10

  4. 72 Hour Urban Action
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    72 Hour Urban Action

    The other week I attended a gathering at REBAR in San Francisco, in honor of Israeli architects Kerem Halbrecht and Gilly Karjevsky's cool project, 72 Hour Urban Action. Held last September and...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    05.03.11

  5. 5 Cool Modern Backyards
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    5 Cool Modern Backyards

    Clean, modern design need not end at your front door. As these five backyards show, a single bold move—geometric pavers, a sculptural firepit, a water feature, or even a concrete slide—can make the...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    06.05.13

  6. 3 Modern Birdhouses to Beautify Your Yard
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    3 Modern Birdhouses to Beautify Your Yard

    Your home is modern. Why not offer similarly stylish digs for your winged neighbors? Here, three modern birdhouses to enhance any yard.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    08.05.13

  7. Nesting Instinct
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    Nesting Instinct

    If I had a fatter wallet, and a big, spreading tree in my backyard (if, indeed, I had a backyard), I would most certainly covet this cool new product from DEDON: a Nestrest. It's a...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    11.18.10

  8. CMG Landscape Architecture
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    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

  9. 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

  10. Seattle's Next-Wave Design Firm?
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    Seattle's Next-Wave Design Firm?

    A year and a half ago, while on sabbatical from Olson Kundig Architects, Kevin Scott conceived of Röllerhaus Pictureworks & Design Co. A mix of design firm, artist/designer collective, and...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    05.07.12

  11. A Green Wall in Silicon Valley
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    A Green Wall in Silicon Valley

    Bay Meadows, billed as a "progressive new urban village," is starting to take shape in San Mateo, south of San Francisco.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    05.06.13

  12. Dwell on Design: Outdoor Focus
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    Dwell on Design: Outdoor Focus

    Dwell on Design is bigger and better than ever, and that goes for our perennially popular Outdoor section, too. Located at the back of the 220,000-square-foot show floor, the area—peppered...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    06.24.12

  13. Cool Chicken House
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    Cool Chicken House

    Who doesn't love a chicken run? This cool coop is by David Rosen, an Associate Producer at CBS News in New York. His goal, in addition to sheltering four egg-laying hens, was to design a...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    12.23.10

  14. 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

  15. Terrariums by Botany Factory
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    Terrariums by Botany Factory

    Browsing through the San Francisco shop General Store recently, I noticed some highly covetable, bulbous glass globes filled with tiny succulents: terrariums by the local designer Katie Goldman...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    10.19.10

  16. 5 Cool Modern Courtyards
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    5 Cool Modern Courtyards

    What's better than a backyard? In these modern homes, a courtyard offers its residents the same benefits—outdoor space for hanging out and entertaining—plus the coziness that comes from enveloping...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    07.01.13

  17. Zaha Hadid's Milan Installation
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    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

  18. Dwell's Coolest Modern Backyards
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    Dwell's Coolest Modern Backyards

    Dwell spotlights the coolest modern backyards from the pages of our magazine.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    08.26.13

  19. 5 Creative Modern Porches and Decks
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    5 Creative Modern Porches and Decks

    As these five projects prove, a modern deck or porch can play many creative roles—as a play space, hangout spot, dining area, and more.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    09.07.13

  20. Charming Weekend Cottage Renovation in Marin
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    Charming Weekend Cottage Renovation in Marin

    A Bay Area landscape designer works her yard like a jigsaw puzzle, packing a bevy of distinctive destinations into a steep and diminutive plot.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    07.23.13

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