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  1. Modern Chicken Coop
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    Modern Chicken Coop

    With all the talk of chickens being kept as pets in urban areas, it's nice to know there's a modern chicken coop alternative.

    written by: Laure Joliet
    11.30.08

  2. 101 Bathrooms: Wood
    Design 101

    101 Bathrooms: Wood

    Wood has been used for centuries to submerge bathing beauties, but most people still think of it only for cabinets, furniture, and floors. A new outpouring of innovative wood-based design, from...

    written by: Virginia Gardiner
    01.01.09

  3. 101 Bathrooms: Ceramic
    Design 101

    101 Bathrooms: Ceramic

    Long considered to be the standard bathroom material, ceramic is no longer boring. New shapes and colors help redefine what was once only basic bisque or beige.

    written by: Virginia Gardiner
    01.01.09

  4. The Pace of Portland
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    The Pace of Portland

    When creative director Ben Watson and his partner, painter Claudio Tschopp, relocated from Basel, Switzerland, to Portland, Oregon, three years ago, they had been told about Portland’s Pearl...

    written by: Brian Libby
    photos by: John Clark
    01.01.09

  5. 101 Bathrooms: Plastic
    Design 101

    101 Bathrooms: Plastic

    The same qualities that make plastic so prized by designers—malleability, translucency, vibrancy—also make for one-of-a-kind pieces to place in your bathroom

    written by: Virginia Gardiner
    01.01.09

  6. 101 Bathrooms: Metal
    Design 101

    101 Bathrooms: Metal

    An easy conduit for hot and cold water alike, metal assumes a multiplicity of contemporary shapes, from globular showerheads to rectilinear radiators.

    written by: Virginia Gardiner
    01.01.09

  7. Grohe 28 373

    Grohe 28 373

    Though the logo disrupts the clean look of this showerhead, it remains an undeniably sleek design. Operating on a half-inch valve, this showerhead maximizes water flow—one doesn’t feel the need to...

    $260.00

  8. Barber Wilsons & Co. Ltd. PS 45

    Barber Wilsons & Co. Ltd. PS 45

    We agree: There’s something sort of transcendental about this showerhead. The stream feels very natural, like being caught in a pleasant rainstorm. Because it’s an empty chamber that fills with...

    $260.00

  9. Jado Wynd 816/082/150

    Jado Wynd 816/082/150

    We can’t help but feel the various modes are a little gimmicky, and we’d rather leave the massaging to real hands. The design leaves a bit to be desired—or, rather, we desire that it be a little...

    $282.00

  10. Caroma-Caravelle-One-Piece Round Front Plus Dual-Flush Toilet

    Caroma-Caravelle-One-Piece Round Front Plus Dual-Flush Toilet

    Vitreous china bowl and tank / Two-button flush / 0.8 or 1.6 gallons per flush

    $500.00

  11. Clivus Multrum Foam-Flush Toilet

    Clivus Multrum Foam-Flush Toilet

    Vitreous china bowl and water tank / Push-button flush / 3 ounces per flush

    $2500.00

  12. Neo-Metro miniLoo Compact Dual-Flush Toilet

    Neo-Metro miniLoo Compact Dual-Flush Toilet

    Stainless steel or white powdercoat finish bowl / Two-button flush / 1.0 or 1.6 gallons per flush / In-wall flush system sold separately

    $1210.00

  13. Sun-Mar Self-Contained Compact Composting Toilet

    Sun-Mar Self-Contained Compact Composting Toilet

    Fiberglass bowl and body /Electric composting bio-drum

    $1595.00

  14. Sancor Envirolet VF 700 Composting Toilet

    Sancor Envirolet VF 700 Composting Toilet

    Vitreous china bowl / External composting unit / Vacuum-assisted flush /

    $3999.00

  15. Raising the Barn
    House Tours

    Raising the Barn

    Architect Preston Scott Cohen resurrected an early 1800s barn as a vacation home for a literary couple and their family, calling to mind both the agrarian spaciousness of the structure’s former...

    written by: Marc Kristal
    photos by: Raimund Koch
    01.15.09

  16. Pretty Super
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    Pretty Super

    The super's unit was anything but in this Upper West side co-op, however architect Brad Zizmor saw potential in the apartment nobody could love. A re-imagined interior and gracious new outdoor...

    written by: Michael Cannell
    photos by: Roland Bello
    01.15.09

  17. Highway Hideaway
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    Highway Hideaway

    Most beachfront houses treat the ocean as part of the visual landscape with panoramic views and wraparound balconies. Tom Lloyd-Butler’s beach house by Ernest Born, however, is deeply interior, and...

    written by: Katrina Heron
    photos by: Robert Schlatter
    01.16.09

  18. Palace Intrigue
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    Palace Intrigue

    In the Lithuanian capital of Vilnius, architect Rytis Mikulionis spent several years property hunting for his first nesting ground and finally ended up inside a former Soviet army barrack, which...

    written by: Virginia Gardiner
    photos by: Hertha Hurnaus
    01.16.09

  19. Modern Rowhouse Renovation in New York
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    Modern Rowhouse Renovation in New York

    With a little faith and a lot of foresight, Keisha Martin entrusted Laura Briggs and Jonathan Knowles to revitalize a derelict rowhouse, returning it to its original splendor and then some. Martin...

    written by: Marc Kristal
    photos by: Adam Friedberg
    01.16.09

  20. Stripped Ease
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    Stripped Ease

    All of the money Barbara Hill poured into remodeling her 1960s condo in Houston was spent taking things out—and she couldn’t be happier.

    written by: Fred A. Bernstein
    photos by: Dean Kaufman
    01.16.09

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