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  1. Lucky's Break
    My House

    Lucky's Break

    With a very limited budget and no construction experience, Lucky and Kim Diaz overhauled a wreck of a house into a sweet, 1,100-square-foot Los Angeles home with just $55,000 and a whole lot of...

    written by: Amara Holstein
    photos by: João Canziani
    01.14.09

  2. Mjölk: Favorite Product Picks
    Product

    Mjölk: Favorite Product Picks

    Storeowners Juli Daoust and John Baker scout Scandinavia and Japan for the best designs in each region to bring back the best of their finds to their Toronto shop Mjölk (pronounced "mi...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    07.27.11

  3. Model Worthy
    Renovation

    Model Worthy

    The true test of a kitchen’s mettle is not how it looks brand-new, but how it looks after a decade of wear and tear from heaving cleavers and spilling sauce.

    written by: Deborah Bishop
    04.16.09

  4. Modern Space-Efficient Family Home in San Francisco
    House Tours

    Modern Space-Efficient Family Home in San Francisco

    To convert a musty mid-century house with a nonsensical floor plan into a modern and space-efficient family home, three intrepid designers played a bit of architectural Tetris.

    written by: Rachel Levin
    photos by: Daniel Hennessy
    10.20.11

  5. Open Kitchen
    Renovation

    Open Kitchen

    A San Francisco architect turns his “inefficiency” kitchen into a modestly scaled and well-lit place to cook, eat, work, and enjoy the view—–even with his back turned.

    written by: Deborah Bishop
    04.16.09

  6. Outback Staked House
    My House

    Outback Staked House

    A few years ago, while working with the indigenous communities of remote Arnhem Land, in Australia’s Northern Territory, architect Sue Harper became passionate about prefab.

    written by: Catherine Franklin
    03.01.09

  7. PaperStone

    PaperStone

    Pros PaperStone is made of 100 percent postconsumer paper fused with a petroleum-free resin derived from cashew liquids. The material more closely resembles wood than stone, making it much easier ...

    $24.00

  8. Park Street Renovation
    House Tours

    Park Street Renovation

    The renovation of Katie and John Eller's Park Street Residence in the Bernal Heights neighborhood of San Francisco began with a referral from a friend: "She said, 'I want your architect and...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    08.27.09

  9. Pescher Trivet

    Pescher Trivet

    One fish, two fish, red fish…(well almost) will protect your table in Alessi's Pescher trivet. When not in use, it folds up to form a neat and tidy school ready to rise to the occasion the...

    $95.00

  10. PISE Does It
    Green

    PISE Does It

    From an ecological perspective, pneumatically impacted stabilized earth (PISE) is a nearly perfect building material. A new house, halfway between Carmel and Big Sur, near California’s...

    written by: Adam Fisher
    04.14.09

  11. Post Bale
    House Tours

    Post Bale

    Boulder, Colorado, straddles a dynamic geographical border where miles of Rocky Mountains descend into flat plains that stretch all the way to the Appalachians. With four picture-perfect seasons...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    photos by: Dave Lauridsen
    01.15.09

  12. Pot + Pantry
    Food

    Pot + Pantry

    Last week I stopped into Pot + Pantry, Donna Suh Wageman's new kitchenwares shop in San Francisco's Mission District. Not only was the tiny space utterly charming, an appealing melange of the...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    01.11.11

  13. Prefab, Proven
    House Tours

    Prefab, Proven

    In January 2003, we issued a challenge to 16 architects: Design a modern prefab home for $200,000. Here’s the story of the house that resulted from that challenge—and what we learned...

    written by: Allison Arieff
    photos by: Roger Davies
    10.19.09

  14. Product Spotlight: Soma Water
    Product

    Product Spotlight: Soma Water

    Bulky plastic pitchers. Little black flakes of charcoal in the water. Remembering to change the filter on time. Surely there's a better (read: stylish, sustainable) way to enjoy crisp, clean,...

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    04.09.13

  15. Products We Love: Winter Blues
    Product Reviews

    Products We Love: Winter Blues

    Color consultants have preached the gospel of indigo since the dawn of trend forecasting. What makes the hue so appealing for early 2014 is a tendency toward the deeper end of the spectrum, with an...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    01.14.14

  16. PuraVida Washbasin

    PuraVida Washbasin

    The bathroom is evolving into a sanctuary and calm retreat, and the furniture you choose helps set the mood. PuraVida is Duravit's second collaboration with Phoenix Design, and the series&mdash...

    $850.00

  17. Rainbow Trivet

    Rainbow Trivet

    Designed by Ding3000, the Rainbow trivet is an exercise in space-saving design. It neatly folds up into its namesake shape to help keep drawers tidy and opens up to become the perfect perch for...

    $30.00

  18. Renovation Opens Up a London Apartment
    Renovation

    Renovation Opens Up a London Apartment

    In Clerkenwell, an architect re-imagines a space to bring out the "dramatic geometry" of its concrete ceiling.

    written by: William Lamb
    06.12.14

  19. Rhombins Organizer

    Rhombins Organizer

    Keep desktop clutter under control with these modular organizers manufactured in Petaluma, California. This compartmentalized vessel can serve as a makeshift pot while also holding writing...

    $39.00

  20. Ruuturouva Canvas Basket

    Ruuturouva Canvas Basket

    Keep your keys, pens, knitting, or change handy in this eye-catching catchall from textile legend Marimekko.

    $29.00

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