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  1. Religious Landmarks of L.A.
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    Religious Landmarks of L.A.

    As a young city built on the ruins of a Spanish mission, Los Angeles has never had much of an architectural "cathedral culture." But L.A. has always been a magnet for religious free...

    written by: David A. Greene
    02.24.09

  2. Terrine: Architecture of a One-Dish Meal
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    Terrine: Architecture of a One-Dish Meal

    Cooking often requires a design sensibility, skillfully balancing various weights, textures, and colors to determine the composition and presentation of a dish. Few recipes yield a more...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    02.25.09

  3. Matryoshka: Public Art in West LA
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    Matryoshka: Public Art in West LA

    As the LA Times attempts a controversial mapping of LA neighborhoods, which appears to be creating more divisions in the city than anything else, a public art show in West Hollywood is embracing...

    written by: Laure Joliet
    02.26.09

  4. On a Smartpath
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    On a Smartpath

    Zoë Melo has dedicated herself to design work that transcends trendy or facile definitions of sustainable or socially responsible practices.

    written by: Reyhan Harmanci
    02.26.09

  5. Brooklyn Renaissance
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    Brooklyn Renaissance

    Thanks to a group of young Brooklyn architects, an immigrant neighborhood untouched by gentrification gets low-income housing with high ideals.

    written by: Michael Cannell
    02.26.09

  6. Art Start
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    Art Start

    Curatorial manager Jennifer Strate O’Neal calls Creative Growth Art Center the “homestead” of a now-flourishing creative community in Oakland, California.

    photos by: Doug Adesko
    02.26.09

  7. New School Architecture
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    New School Architecture

    The American Institute of Architects San Francisco chapter has a fascinating exhibition in their gallery right now that asks how school design can help develop our citizens of tomorrow.

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    03.01.09

  8. The Soft Spot
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    The Soft Spot

    As designers embrace the idea of directing their skills toward doing good in the world, a collective of students and alumni from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco have launched an...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    03.03.09

  9. Give 1% for Good
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    Give 1% for Good

    "1% of an 8-hour work day is 4.8 minutes. Over the course of a traditional 2,080-hour work year, it amounts to just 20 hours per person."

    03.04.09

  10. Andrea Cochran Landscapes
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    Andrea Cochran Landscapes

    Just like modern homes often bring the outside in, San Francisco landscape architect Andrea Cochran’s exterior designs extend the modern aesthetic from indoors to the outdoors. A new book by...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    03.06.09

  11. Living in Levittown
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    Living in Levittown

    One of the criticisms of suburbia is its homogeneity—and there's no better example of monotonous development than the Levittown communities built in the 1940s, 50s, and 60s. The history books...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    03.09.09

  12. The Relief Chair and Fashioning Felt
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    The Relief Chair and Fashioning Felt

    At first glance I thought this chair was made from the rather hard and inhospitable charcoal-colored packing material that often surrounds new electronics inside shipping boxes. But upon closer...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    03.11.09

  13. Eat Love: A Book of Food Design
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    Eat Love: A Book of Food Design

    Food designer Marije Vogelzang creates recipes, plated presentations, and even molecular gastronomic buffets, turning the dining experience into a full-sensory immersion that makes us think not...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    03.13.09

  14. Investing in the Market
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    Investing in the Market

    With its community market initiative, PPS reinvents the public square on the international scale.

    written by: Amara Holstein
    03.14.09

  15. Restoration of Hope
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    Restoration of Hope

    Uganda is a country ravaged by the effects of civil war, and a place where HIV/AIDS and contaminated drinking water result in a high incidence of death, especially among children.

    03.15.09

  16. Bordeaux, France
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    Bordeaux, France

    Classical yet current, Bordeaux is a city that celebrates the details that comprise the whole. Architect Oliver Brochet guides our tour around the accessible tram system, the historic women,...

    written by: Marc Kristal
    photos by: Peter Augustin
    03.23.09

  17. Palm Springs, California
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    Palm Springs, California

    In Palm Springs, California, “mid-century modern” connotes more than just Eames chairs and glass walls; it also hints at Hollywood Regency. From the 1920s through the 1970s, silver...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    03.24.09

  18. ID Visit's RISD's Natural Habitat
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    ID Visit's RISD's Natural Habitat

    When I think of biomimicry—a smart, sustainable approach to design that mimics nature's forms and functions—I usually think of ocean-borne wind turbines and the spiral...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    03.25.09

  19. Founding Farmers
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    Founding Farmers

    While in Washington DC we popped into Founding Farmers, the District’s only LEED Gold certified restaurant and bar. A farm-to-table style establishment, Founding Farmers would be just one of...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    03.26.09

  20. Christopher Puzio at Dwell on Design
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    Christopher Puzio at Dwell on Design

    We editors have started to put together the panels and programming for Dwell on Design 09 in Los Angeles, and I'm very excited to report that San Diego-based artist, gallerist, educator, builder...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    03.27.09

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