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  1. West Coast Green
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    West Coast Green

    If green design were easy, everyone would be doing it. And though it makes sense in theory, actual implementation is often easier said than done. How to make all design become sustainable design...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    09.29.08

  2. Q & A: Leanne Marshall
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    Q & A: Leanne Marshall

    In Season 5 of Bravo’s Project Runway, fashion designer Leanne Marshall earned the winning nod from the judges for her architectural, sustainability-minded designs.

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    11.12.08

  3. Prospect.1
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    Prospect.1

    New Orleans is known for its sultry jazz and tasty po-boys, but it’s also developing a reputation as a center for modern and contemporary design. This was particularly evident when I was in...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    11.21.08

  4. My Paradise: A Hundred Years of Finnish Architects’ Summer Homes Exhibit at AIA San Francisco gallery
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    My Paradise: A Hundred Years of Finnish Architects’ Summer Homes Exhibit at AIA San Francisco gallery

    Summer houses have always held a special place in Finnish culture—and in the careers of its architects, who have used them not only for catching up on rest and relaxation, but as experimental...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    12.16.08

  5. Dormitory Climbing Wall
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    Dormitory Climbing Wall

    Here at Dwell, we’re big fans of multi-purpose places: live-work spaces, home-art galleries, and products like Murphy beds that transform office spaces or play areas to instant guest rooms....

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    01.14.09

  6. Extended Interview with Gary Hustwit
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    Extended Interview with Gary Hustwit

    Gary Hustwit’s new film Objectified isn’t about women or using sex to sell goods and services, though he’s been asked that several times. The new film, which premieres in March at...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    02.03.09

  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. Writer-Gardener Debra Prinzing in SF March 5
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    Writer-Gardener Debra Prinzing in SF March 5

    While British author Virginia Woolf heralded the benefits of “a room of one’s own,” writer, master gardener, and outdoor shed-enthusiast Debra Prinzing rallies for an entire...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    03.02.09

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. NOLA Design Competition
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    NOLA Design Competition

    Living locally is a trend that has captured not only foodies but designers, too. This past weekend, I headed down to the Big Easy as a guest judge for the Billes Architecture Home Design...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    04.14.09

  14. Paul Donald
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    Paul Donald

    When we peruse the carefully curated products in a great design shop, one of the most intriguing discoveries—more than any one particular object or accessory—is the entrepreneur behind...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    04.27.09

  15. Lath House Doghouse
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    Lath House Doghouse

    I was recently in Palm Springs, California, to help judge doghouse designs for BARKitecture CHIQue 2009, a pet-sized architecture competition and auction to benefit Gilda’s Club Desert Cities...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    05.03.09

  16. Events This Weekend: 10.2-10.4
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    Events This Weekend: 10.2-10.4

    Each month in Dwell, we highlight the best of what’s happening In the Modern World in art and architecture, with a listing of our favorite exhibitions around the world. In our new weekly...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    10.01.09

  17. Events This Weekend: 10.16-10.18
    Week in Review

    Events This Weekend: 10.16-10.18

    I’m in Buffalo this week visiting friends and family—and getting the chance to check out the new visitors’ center at Frank Lloyd Wright’s Darwin D. Martin House, the Eleanor...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    10.15.09

  18. Events This Weekend: 10.22-10.25
    Week in Review

    Events This Weekend: 10.22-10.25

    This weekend’s art, architecture, and design events features a typography exhibition opening in Los Angeles, the end of both National Design Week in New York City and Dutch Design Week in...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    10.22.09

  19. The Map as Art
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    The Map as Art

    A map is most often understood as a directional devise to help you navigate from Point A to Point B. Author Katherine Harmon has spent years collecting maps, but instead of heading to gas stations...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    10.30.09

  20. Events this Weekend: 11.5-11.8
    Week in Review

    Events this Weekend: 11.5-11.8

    The days are getting shorter, the nights are darker earlier, and with rain forecasted around the country this weekend, there's no better time to spend a day at the museum. This weekend's highlights...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    11.05.09

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