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Sky Small

Building a small home doesn’t equate to easy lifting. Before Tom Bayley could call in a crane to lift the materials for his 800-square-foot house to the roof of the building on which it’s perched, he had to tackle a radical retrofit to shore up the structure.
April 14, 2010
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Backpack Sofa by Quinze&Milan

Being a sucker for a good backpack, I was turned on when I saw the images from the collaboration between Eastpak, the venerable backpack brand, and Quinze & Milan, the Belgium-based design house. The resulting product, a backpack sofa, looks familiar and completely new all at the same time. I tracked down Pieterjan Mattan, the Creative Director on the project, and asked him a few questions (though he won't tell us what he keeps behind his zippered compartments).  
April 14, 2010
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Milan, 2010: Day One

We three weary travelers (Dwell's editor-in-chief, Sam Grawe, assistant editor Jordan Kushins, and I) have landed in Milan and are ready to begin reporting on the sights and scene at the 2010 Salone Internazionale del Mobile furniture fair. We're going to be filing lots of slideshows, videos, and interviews all this week, so make sure to check back often! We'll also be posting a steady stream of Tweets from the showroom floor and beyond...follow us at—we're using the hashtag #milan10.
April 14, 2010
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The Great Compression

In Auckland, New Zealand, architect Michael O’Sullivan and his partner Melissa Schollum braved a miniscule budget, withering looks from friends, and nasty nail-gun injuries to design and build their perfectly proportioned family home.
April 13, 2010
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First Works

Chronicling the eponymous exhibition from earlier this year at the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London, First Works: Emerging Architectural Experimentation of the 1960s and 1970s presents 20 projects from today’s most influential architects.
April 12, 2010
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Echo Chamber

After architectural designers Louis Molina and Laurent Turin of Good Idea Studio revamped a tiny, dilapidated 1923 clapboard house in 2004, they moved their Los Angeles office into the ground level and have taken turns occupying the 578-square-foot living quarters upstairs. While Turin is supervising the firm’s office in his native Switzerland, Molina, who also teaches at the Woodbury University School of Architecture in Burbank, gives us the tour of their diminutive-by-design Echo Park remodel.
April 9, 2010
Eames Auction

Epic Eames Auction Tomorrow

In the unlikely event you really haven't got enough Eames in your life, the Chicago auction house Wright is opening bidding tomorrow, April 8th, on a pretty large selection of Charles and Ray's work. Those hell-bent on having the real deal goods over reproductions will be interested, though considering how few left-field Eames nuggets and oddball designs are included here, the lots feel rather like a walk through some So You Wanna Know About Modern Design primer. If you're merely curious to see more of the couple's work, check out this online archive of John and Marilyn Neuhart; that's what's going on sale. All told it's certainly a nice look at all that mid-century modernism has to offer, just don't expect to be blown away by many undersung Eames arcana. The auction starts at 10 AM.
April 7, 2010
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Five Easy Pieces

April 7, 2010
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Hide and Sleep

With the classic Murphy bed as muse, Japanese architect Toshihiko Suzuki transformed a standard Airstream into a versatile small wonder.
April 6, 2010