The latest in Taschen’s ever-growing Architecture Now! series (does Philip Jodidio ever sleep?), this volume takes us on a fantastic visual voyage around the world to some of the most stunning structures designed for dwelling: Cantilevered quarters jut out from fields in front of mountain quarries, stone residences emerge from rocky silhouetted cliffs, and modern glass palaces disappear into the horizon of the seas they overlook. We love these modern houses so much you might recognize some straight from the pages (and covers) of Dwell, like the Floating House by MOS.
Curating a set of effortlessly mismatched dining chairs can be a difficult task, unless it’s designed that way. Spindle legs and a classic Swedish stick back are the family ties that bind this series of beech-wood chairs; Lina Nordqvist mutated the chairs’ modernist DNA to create a set of four fraternal seats that can stand alone but belong together.
The color of this Corbu-Perriand-Jeanneret-designed LC2 came far after the fact, as Cassina reissued the 1928 black-and-steel-classic this year in a series of bold tones.The new hues may not be to everyone's taste, but it's most likely unanimous that the chair itself is still a masterpiece.
- Rising out of the Texas bayou, Houston is both a sprawling metropolis and the largest city in the United States without zoning regulations.
- Tuned into its sylvan setting, this affordable green home in Hillsborough, North Carolina, is a modern take on the surrounding centuries-old structures.
Machine Project will be consumed by fungi and molds. There will be workshops on wild mushroom collecting, a screening of mushroom-themed Japanese horror films, mushroom flavored frozen yogurt, a foray in the woods to collect specimens, slime mold racing, mushroom growing and cooking classes and much much more. Everyone who wants to get involved is encouraged to bring in specimens throughout the week, whether you find them growing in your yard, behind your toilet or in the woods. Our resident mushroom and mold expert, Bob Cummings of Santa Barbara City College, will be on hand to drop knowledge and guide us in identification. We also plan to create a book, cataloguing the various mushrooms we find throughout the week.