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  1. Master Stroke
    Outdoor

    Master Stroke

    In Santa Monica, California, where pools are plenty but not always eye-pleasing, Padraic Cassidy lifted one 30 inches off the ground­—dramatically elevating its aesthetic appeal.

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: David Allee
    01.04.11

  2. Hollywood Renovation: Week 5
    Renovation

    Hollywood Renovation: Week 5

    In this exclusive series for Dwell.com, Linda Taalman of Taalman Koch Architecture tracks the hands-on, tight-budgeted renovation of her and her partner's live-work rental in Los Angeles. Week 5...

    written by: Linda Taalman
    01.07.11

  3. Curvy Doormat

    Curvy Doormat

    It's the last line of defense before guests track their tennies through the house but despite its heavy duty duties, there's no reason your doormat shouldn't reflect the good taste your friends...

    $45.00

  4. Winners of "Healthy Homes" for Haiti
    Post

    Winners of "Healthy Homes" for Haiti

    In the wake of the devastating earthquake that struck Haiti in 2010, ARCHIVE, a non-profit whose efforts center on the use of housing as a strategy for preventing illness and providing care among...

    written by: Diana Budds
    01.12.11

  5. Butterfly Roof Meditation Hut
    House Tours

    Butterfly Roof Meditation Hut

    Illinois resident Mary Kalanzis rises every morning with a view worthy of the next world. "I wake up to the vision of the hut everyday," she says. "There's something about the...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    02.11.11

  6. Staten Island
    Outdoor

    Staten Island

    While my appreciation of New York’s 24-7 public transit system remains immeasurable, I am pleased, as day two begins, to catch a ride in a Parks Department Jeep to Staten Island. Within an...

    written by: Marc Kristal
    02.14.11

  7. Bronx
    House Tours

    Bronx

    Two hours later, revivified by a pair of conga players’ exuberant performance on the 2 train, I hustle out at the corner of Third Avenue and East 149th in the South Bronx, once an...

    written by: Marc Kristal
    photos by: Jake Stangel
    02.14.11

  8. His-Her Collage and Ceramics Studio
    Outdoor

    His-Her Collage and Ceramics Studio

    Just as water and oil don’t mix, neither do the crafts of collage and ceramics. Nevertheless, a combination of the two was precisely what one creative couple living on Long Island requested...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    02.22.11

  9. Creative Re-Use in Oakland
    House Tours

    Creative Re-Use in Oakland

    Stephen Shoup is the kind of person to see potential in things that others might miss. In 2005, looking for a property that would house himself and his design/build firm, building Lab inc., he...

    02.28.11

  10. All-Weather Journal

    All-Weather Journal

    Neither rain, nor snow, nor sleet, nor hail shall keep your brilliant ideas from being recorded in this ingenious all-weather journal. The patented paper substrate used allows you to write in the...

    $18.95

  11. Visiting the Fishers Island House
    Travel Reports

    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

  12. Charles Outdoor Chairs

    Charles Outdoor Chairs

    Ah, wouldn’t it be a dream if all of your most-adored indoor furniture were also suitable for the backyard? The land of the waterlogged white plastic patio set gets a handsome update as B&B...

  13. Going to Pot
    --Done Right

    Going to Pot

    Container gardening is often the only option for apartment dwellers longing for some greenery in their lives and soil under their fingernails. If you have limited space, grow something that you can...

    written by: Sara Carnochan
    03.15.11

  14. Pest Practices
    --Done Wrong

    Pest Practices

    For decades home gardeners have turned to an arsenal of chemical pesticides, herbicides, and synthetic fertilizers to keep their lawns, ornamentals, and veggies looking perfect. Unfortunately, this...

    written by: Sara Carnochan
    03.15.11

  15. Modern Sharecropping
    A Great Idea

    Modern Sharecropping

    For every well-tended backyard garden there’s another gone to seed, and for every happy horticulturalist noodling with the begonias out front there’s a cooped-up apartment dweller...

    written by: Sara Carnochan
    03.15.11

  16. Seedlings
    --The Future of

    Seedlings

    Before gathering those rosebuds, before planting the roses themselves, learn about what’s in store for your garden.

    written by: Sara Carnochan
    03.15.11

  17. An Introduction to Home Gardening
    Design 101

    An Introduction to Home Gardening

    Ever since Adam and Eve’s unfortunate eviction, their descendants have been plunging hands and seeds into the earth in hopes of bringing forth food, beauty, and the satisfaction of taming...

    written by: Sara Carnochan
    03.15.11

  18. Buffalo's "Blank Snow" Park
    A Great Idea

    Buffalo's "Blank Snow" Park

    A few weeks ago, the possibility of snow at sea level here in the San Francisco Bay Area raised quite a stir. Will it? Won't it? Should we ready our toboggans and show shoes? Nary a flake has...

    written by: Diana Budds
    03.16.11

  19. No. 3 Stool

    No. 3 Stool

    The three legs of this steel stool span the seas from England to New Zealand, a cross-continental collaboration between the Brit and Kiwi designers behind Scott, Rich, and Victoria.

  20. Green and Efficient: Boost Boxes
    Product

    Green and Efficient: Boost Boxes

    These days, it seems like everyone is busy saving the world. Using recycled, sustainably sourced materials is de rigeur for designers and manufacturers as consumers are becoming savvier about the...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    03.17.11

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