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  1. Ich Bin Ein Mulcher
    Outdoor

    Ich Bin Ein Mulcher

    When, at cocktail parties, the conversation turns from the fleeting news of the day to the subject of sublime beauty, Dan Maginn often find himself smiling, for soon, he will speak of mulch.

    written by: Dan Maginn
    02.04.09

  2. Not Just Another Plant in the Wall
    Outdoor

    Not Just Another Plant in the Wall

    “Technically it’s a cinch,” Patrick Blanc says, and with a wave of the hand ticks off the ingredients needed to build a plant wall: ten-millimeter-thick waterproof PVC slabs...

    written by: Michelle Hoffman
    01.01.09

  3. All-Inclusive Architecture
    Outdoor

    All-Inclusive Architecture

    At the symbolic heart of Philadelphia lies John F. Kennedy (JFK) Plaza, more commonly called Love Park after a Robert Indiana sculpture that is the soul of the site.

    written by: Anuj Desai
    photos by: Adam Friedberg
    02.05.09

  4. 101: Kitchens
    Design 101

    101: Kitchens

    From IKEA-mania and back to the farm, we wonder if the perfect kitchen might be an oxymoron.

    written by: Sam Grawe
    02.22.09

  5. 101 Home Buying / Selling
    Design 101

    101 Home Buying / Selling

    You—yes, YOU—can buy (or sell) your own home. Here's how.

    written by: Heather Wagner
    02.22.09

  6. Rebuilt This CIty!
    Profiles

    Rebuilt This CIty!

    The tiny staff at the San Francisco affiliate of Rebuilding Together coordinates and works on the rehabilitation of more than 20 homes and roughly the same number of nonprofit facilities on one...

    written by: Christopher Bright
    02.25.09

  7. Tree's Company
    Profiles

    Tree's Company

    Greening Los Angeles has long been Andy Lipkis’s dream. Greening his nonprofit’s Hollywood Hills campus is now a reality.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    02.25.09

  8. Pooling Our Resources
    Profiles

    Pooling Our Resources

    After disappearing almost 70 years ago, the New York floating pool is making a comeback.

    written by: Tim McKeough
    02.25.09

  9. From Commune to Commonplace
    Profiles

    From Commune to Commonplace

    Tired of carting supplies back and forth from Ukiah to the commune where he lived in Northern California, John Schaeffer decided to start selling environmentally friendly wares himself.

    written by: Christopher Bright
    photos by: Gabriela Hasbun
    02.25.09

  10. Not Just Skating By
    Profiles

    Not Just Skating By

    For years, professional skateboarder Rob Dyrdek has ranted about wanting to build a skate plaza: a skate park integrated into the urban environment as a landscaped, multi-use public space. When he...

    written by: Alissa Walker
    photos by: Amanda Marsalis
    02.26.09

  11. Future Building
    Profiles

    Future Building

    Resembling in form and function ancestors such as Jean Prouvé’s prefab Tropical House, Architect Fred Friedmeyer’s prefab structures harmonize, as much as possible, with Ethiopia...

    written by: Donovan Finn
    02.26.09

  12. Camp Counsel
    Profiles

    Camp Counsel

    Architecture professor Laura Terry and her students spent a summer designing and creating new facilities for young campers with physical and developmental disabilities.

    written by: William Lamb
    02.25.09

  13. Teach Your Parents Well
    Profiles

    Teach Your Parents Well

    In May 2005, Susan Bodnar and David Schatsky asked architects Normal Projects to green their prewar apartment and their contemporary lives.

    written by: Shonquis Moreno
    photos by: Martien Mulder
    02.25.09

  14. Holy Table
    Post

    Holy Table

    To place items on a table: that's one way to go about it. However as of late, tables have been cropping up with the added—or subtracted, rather—element of a hole in the table's surface....

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    09.01.08

  15. Living Walls
    Post

    Living Walls

    A tiny bit like the Renzo Piano-designed Pompidou Centre that wears its insides on its outside (pipes, ducts, all the 'ugly' stuff), this office building wears a garden.

    written by: Laure Joliet
    09.09.08

  16. Floating Pool
    Post

    Floating Pool

    There was once a steel-decked river barge, decommissioned and idle in Morgan City, Louisiana. Lonely and unused, it was purchased by the Neptune Foundation, a not-for-profit that constructs movable...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    09.24.08

  17. New Color for Take-out
    Post

    New Color for Take-out

    Bare fridges filled with nothing but hot sauce, a couple bottles of beer, and some old take-out will be getting a makeover with these porcelain versions of the classic to-go containers.

    written by: Laure Joliet
    10.25.08

  18. A Bolder Key Holder
    Post

    A Bolder Key Holder

    We recently received a letter from Dwell reader Paula Pollachek asking for suggestions for a container in which to “collect all of your belongings, like keys, phone, and wallet, in one place...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    01.22.09

  19. Monica Ritterband's Wood-Burning Stove for Morsø
    Post

    Monica Ritterband's Wood-Burning Stove for Morsø

    With rising energy costs and Winter weather still periodically sweeping across the country, it might be a good time to consider a wood burning stove. For those of you who abhor the thought of a log...

    02.11.09

  20. LD Design: Botanical Design in an Austin Airstream
    Post

    LD Design: Botanical Design in an Austin Airstream

    In 2007, Lauren Dolinsky left her marketing position at LePorte Modern Doors to focus full-time on her true passion: botanical arranging. She moved to Austin, Texas, and founded LD Designs, a...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    02.13.09

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