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Chicken Chapel

Chicken Chapel

Architect Keith Moskow grew up doing grunt construction work. His dad was a builder and after his first year of college, he helped build their family's summer home. "I was doing lowly work, but it was really good experience to think about architecture and building and how it goes together," Moskow says. A partner at Moskow Linn Architects for more than 20 years, he and cofounder Robert Linn decided it was time to help a new generation of designers. Earlier this year, they established Studio North, a design-build branch of their practice, and with five eager students, created and constructed the Chicken Chapel.
September 20, 2011
The Akoris Garden Tuteur Sr (whose legs are shown here) is a nearly six-foot-tall trellis inspired by pyramid-shaped greenhouses.

TerraTrellis Modern Trellises

Though it may be a little late to start planting, it's the perfect time to add items to your next year's gardening wishlist. Designer Jennifer Asher recently launched TerraTrellis, combining form and function to create punchy sculptural trellises.
August 15, 2011
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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 to check out the latest and greatest design finds in cool, easy-breezy style. There was no shortage of things to look at, sit in, and test out. If you weren't able to stop by, or simply want to relive the memories, click on through to our roundup.
June 28, 2011
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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 Airstream trailer and the eco-friendly home designed by ecofabulous founder Zem Joaquin. Standouts were the beautifully designed chicken coop, complete with real chickens, landscape architecture firm Shades of Green’s booth covered completely in real sod, and oversize pebble–like outdoor seating by Eis Design, but every one of the elements on the floor helped bring home the fact that sustainable outdoor living is striking, smart and here for good.
June 26, 2011
Wallter will introduce this new planter Pot at Dwell on Design in Los Angeles June 24-26, 2011.

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 Geiser are back again this year with a brand-new, larger planter (simply called the planter Pot). We chatted with Max about what they've been up to since last year's show, how they designed the new planter, and what they're most looking forward to at Dwell on Design and the Los Angeles Design Festival.
June 22, 2011
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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 Hagberg profiles 24 homes and the ways in which they blend inside and outside spaces. Many of the architects in the book are ones we've written about in Dwell—Tom Phifer, Lloyd Russell, MOS, Marlon Blackwell, Marwan Al-Sayed, and more—so it's no surprise the 216-page book caught our eye. Though the images in the book show the multitudinous manners in which the architects have designed organic spaces, here we present some of our favorite window views from the book.
June 15, 2011
Learning Garden

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. After working in UCLA's research greenhouses, in 2002 King jumped at the opportunity to manage the Learning Garden, a successful teaching space at Venice High School. He'll be at Dwell on Design this year to talk about Venice High's program and to clue us into how gardening makes for an amazing educational experience. Here's a preview of what he'll discuss on Sunday, June 26th on the Sustainability Stage.
May 31, 2011
In 2006, <a href=""><i>Make</i></a> magazine hosted the first Maker Faire in San Mateo, California (located in between San Francisco and San Jose). Since then, it has launched annual "faires" in Detroit and New York City as well as "Mi

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. There were hundreds of makers proudly parading their homemade and home-built wares to the estimated 80,000 people in attendance. Click through our slideshow for some of our favorite finds at the festival.
May 23, 2011
Grow Bottles from Branch

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 indoor herbs. The company is repurposing wine bottles and calling on the art of hydroponics to allow those with limited outdoor resources partake in the gardening fun.
May 16, 2011