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  1. Design Leader: Kate Orff

    Design Leader: Kate Orff

    Landscape architect Kate Orff marries urbanism and environmentalism, creating instances of nature among skyscrapers and concrete.

    02.20.09

  2. Creative Re-Use in Oakland
    House Tours

    Creative Re-Use in Oakland

    Stephen Shoup is the kind of person to see potential in things that others might miss. In 2005, looking for a property that would house himself and his design/build firm, building Lab inc., he...

    02.28.11

  3. 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

  4. Come Sail Away
    My House

    Come Sail Away

    On a quest to create a weekend house for herself and her husband, Nancy Church scaled back her design fantasies and discovered creative ways to build on a budget.

    written by: Lisa Skolnik
    05.16.11

  5. Supplant Your Lawn
    A Great Idea

    Supplant Your Lawn

    It’s both water-wise and 
wallet-wise to consider alternatives to a grassy lawn. As 
more homeowners reach this conclusion, inventive designers are finding new ways to achieve beautiful,...

    written by: Amber Bravo
    02.21.10

  6. Pod Space Prefab Garden Sheds
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    Pod Space Prefab Garden Sheds

    Two years ago, Ben Lord surveyed the garden sheds on the market in his native England and didn’t like what he saw. Cookie-cutter designs and drab interiors dominated even as habits were...

    written by: William Lamb
    09.16.09

  7. Powell St. Parklet
    Outdoor

    Powell St. Parklet

    San Francisco's thriving Pavement to Parks initiative—dozens of street parking spaces have been transformed into small, hardscaped parks the city over—arrived on center stage Wednesday....

    written by: Aaron Britt
    07.14.11

  8. Seattle's Next-Wave Design Firm?
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    Seattle's Next-Wave Design Firm?

    A year and a half ago, while on sabbatical from Olson Kundig Architects, Kevin Scott conceived of Röllerhaus Pictureworks & Design Co. A mix of design firm, artist/designer collective, and...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    05.07.12

  9. Kat Geiger Terrarium Trunk Show

    Kat Geiger Terrarium Trunk Show

    For the past seven years, Oakland–based designer Kat Geiger has created terrariums from found and re-used glassware. Come for the terrariums, and stay for the refreshments and live music.

    04.07.09

  10. An Introduction to Modern Playscapes
    Outdoor

    An Introduction to Modern Playscapes

    In honor of our family themed July/August issue, we've invited guest writer Paige Johnson, who spearheads the blog Playscapes, to share her perspective on some of the most innovative contemporary...

    written by: Paige Johnson
    07.11.11

  11. 33 Landscaping Ideas

    33 Landscaping Ideas

    We've compiled 33 tried and true landscaping ideas from leading designers, and we're sharing new tips all month long. Check back here for a diverse array of design ideas for decks, gardens, and...

    03.06.13

  12. Modern Pool Designs We Love

    Modern Pool Designs We Love

    From a landscaped Montauk masterpiece to a lap pool in a Boise backyard, these six pools are defined by innovative layouts, beautiful design, and smart use of space.

    04.04.13

  13. On the Fence
    Outdoor

    On the Fence

    This “landscaped outdoor room” near Farrar Pond, Massachusetts, uses simple construction to create complex effects.

    written by: Michael Grozik
    photos by: Charles Mayer
    02.04.09

  14. Master Stroke
    Outdoor

    Master Stroke

    In Santa Monica, California, where pools are plenty but not always eye-pleasing, Padraic Cassidy lifted one 30 inches off the ground­—dramatically elevating its aesthetic appeal.

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: David Allee
    01.04.11

  15. Walk This Way
    In The Modern World

    Walk This Way

    No path? No problem. The desire lines in this Dutch photo essay prove that people are quite comfortable going their own way.

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    11.14.11

  16. Bike Rack by Studio Tractor
    Product

    Bike Rack by Studio Tractor

    I got a note from Mike Tower of Studio Tractor Architecture the other day showing off his firm's collaboration with metalworker Peter Kirkiles, a cotter pin-inspired bike rack built in...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    10.04.09

  17. Unauthorized Moss Art
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    Unauthorized Moss Art

    From Banksy to Katsu to Iz the Wiz, we often hear about guerilla graffiti artists who've taken their social critiques to the streets with powerful images and strong words.  Along a quieter...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    08.10.09

  18. Street Furniture Your City Wishes it Had
    Outdoor

    Street Furniture Your City Wishes it Had

    Street furniture already catches the eye of denizens eyeing a resting spot, but in select cities it also has people marveling at their good looks. Designers from all over the world are adding...

    written by: Tim Newcomb
    02.04.12

  19. Growing Home New Orleans
    Outdoor

    Growing Home New Orleans

    Five years after Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans still houses to up to 70,000 vacant lots. Two years ago, however, the city put a plan into place to help residents revive their neighborhoods. The...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    08.19.10

  20. On Greener Turf
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    On Greener Turf

    With new laws limiting water consumption in many places, it shouldn't be a surprise that drought-tolerant and native landscaping is continuing to flourish, replacing expansive and expensive lawns. ...

    written by: Laure Joliet
    03.30.09

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