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  1. Bunker Archaeology
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    Bunker Archaeology

    Paul Virilio's classic book of wartime architectural history, Bunker Archeology, is finally back in print with a fantastic new edition from Princeton Architectural Press. The book had taken on the...

    written by: Geoff Manaugh
    12.22.08

  2. Southern Comfort
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    Southern Comfort

    Louisville, Kentucky, is a river town built around 19th-century commerce and trade. Downtown, old brick facades remind of this era of bustling industry when riverboats and trains moved raw...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    12.29.08

  3. House Plants
    Product Reviews

    House Plants

    Q: I enjoy plants' form, color, and positive impact, but what frustrates me is the lack of interesting houseplants available today. Are houseplants old-fashioned and out of place in the modern home...

    01.01.09

  4. A Note on Our Expert

    A Note on Our Expert: Peter Stathis

    Peter Stathis is the principal of a leading collaborative design venture, Virtual Studio, which specializes in consumer products, and has worked with Arstecnica, KnollStudio, Nambé, and OXO.

    01.01.09

  5. A Note on Our Expert

    A Note on Our Expert: Daniel Patterson

    Daniel Patterson is the owner and executive chef of Coi Restaurant in San Francisco. Coi, which means “tranquil” in archaic French, is just that: a quiet refuge amid the flamboyant flash of strip...

    01.01.09

  6. 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

  7. The Yard Zone

    The Yard Zone

    The space outside your walls should be as thoughtfully considered as the space within. Aside from contributing to pleasant, functioning outdoor space, well-placed landscaping can protect your house...

    written by: Dan Maginn
    01.01.09

  8. The Human Zone

    The Human Zone

    The final home zone recognizes the importance of our behavior. Living responsibly extends beyond our physical spaces into our daily actions. We must design1 the way we live as carefully as we...

    01.01.09

  9. A Note on Our Expert: Bruce Aidells
    A Note on Our Expert

    A Note on Our Expert: Bruce Aidells

    Bruce Aidells starting cooking professionally while a graduate student at UC Santa Cruz. 

    written by: Sam Grawe
    01.01.09

  10. How To

    Finishing

    When finishes are chosen and every-one has signed off, the factory line begins to churn. “We do a short production run of about 500 phones,” says Johnstone, “and use them heavily to gather feedback...

    01.01.09

  11. How To

    Dumpster Diving

    The first step in the Scrapile process is to acquire raw materials. Salgado and Bettencourt are beggars, not choosers: Any wood—from cherry to walnut—will do. With help from a local...

    01.01.09

  12. How To

    04 Groove

    Once the pieces are assembled, their stepped miter joints are glued together and clamped to dry. Wrong routs a three-millimeter perpendicular groove along every 90-degree corner of each piece. The...

    01.01.09

  13. A Note on Our Expert

    A Note on Our Expert: Heather Wagner

    Heather Wagner is a freelance writer and Dwell contributor and is currently writing a comic novel on the subject of modern etiquette.

    01.01.09

  14. A Note on Our Expert

    A Note on Our Expert: Jake Godby

    It’s rare to find a friction-free workplace, but Jake Godby can proudly claim he has one. “The thing about an ice-cream shop,” he says, “is that nobody comes in with a bad...

    01.01.09

  15. Structured Play
    Outdoor

    Structured Play

    Two of the country’s most creative and thoughtful playground designers—architect Richard Dattner and landscape architect M. Paul Friedberg—spent countless hours observing how...

    written by: Deborah Bishop
    01.01.09

  16. Amazon

    Amazon

    Founded by Jeff Bezos, the Amazon.com website started in 1995 as a place to buy books because of the unique customer experience the Web could offer book lovers. Bezos believed that only the...

    01.02.09

  17. Iwan Baan

    Iwan Baan is a Dutch photographer who has captured the works of today's top architects including Herzog & de Meuron, Rem Koolhaus, Thom Mayne, and Sanaa, to name a few. On October 10, 2010, ...

    01.02.09

  18. allPopart

    Brought to you by a group of artists and professionals with a great passion for art, decoration and design. Since we started in 2003, we have served over 20,000 happy customers all over the world,...

    01.02.09

  19. Stokke

    Stokke

    Stokke AS is a family-owned Norwegian company founded in Ålesund in 1932, in the northwestern part of Norway. The company's vision is to make products that are "in the best interest of the child."...

    01.02.09

  20. Flight 001

    Flight 001

    Flight 001 (pronounced: “flight one”) was originally conceived in 1998 aboard Air France flight 023, somewhere between New York and Paris. John Sencion and Brad John, two business travelers who had...

    01.02.09

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