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Once a horse stable, this Chicago house first got a superficial makeover from Oprah (we wonder if Stedman likes modern) before architect Jeanne Gang of Studio Gang was called in for a more substantial renovation and a dazzlingly porous brick screen.

The Brick Weave House in Chicago

Born as a horse stable, the Brick Weave House in Chicago is all about transportation and transparency. A clever renovation has made it the most compelling architecture on the block and home to a pair of urbanite gearheads and their bevy of cars and motorcycles.
August 31, 2009
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The Right Track

With nearly a half century of architectural experience, Peter Cohen designed this ingenious spine-and-module home for him and his wife Sally in the coastal forests just outside Ellsworth, Maine.
August 31, 2009
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The Shipping Muse

Shipping containers are ubiquitous in Houston, though unlike the four that make up this new home, they're usually filled with foreign goods rather than flourishing lives.
August 31, 2009
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2010 Calendar from Linda and Harriett

At Dwell, we're often living in several months at once: Our October 2009 issue hits newsstands next week but we're already busy writing our articles for February 2010. So it's not surprising that we have next year's calendars on our minds. The one that's caught my eye is the new letterpress calendar from Linda & Harriett (whose thank-you cards and greeting cards we've also shown a little love for in the past).
August 31, 2009
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Eight Questions for Graham Pullin

Graham Pullin is an interaction designer who teaches at the University of Dundee in Scotland. His new book is Design Meets Disability, out next month from MIT Press. I had a chance to ask Pullin a few questions about his book, how we might better design for disability and precisely why we’ve done so poorly up until now.
August 30, 2009
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Bird Calls from Sweet Bella

The design world, like Tippi Hedren, pecked on all sides, has fallen prey to the birds. For the past few years the crafty set has flocked in droves to our winged, feathered friends. Nary a letter-pressed greeting card, organic linen napkin or tiny, twee tee has been spared the image of precious tail feathers or cutesified beaks. For those whose interest in avians extends to the actual creatures themselves, take heart. These French-made birdcalls from designed by Monsieur Morrel and sold online through Sweet Bella are for you.
August 28, 2009
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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 your contractor,'" recalls Sarah Willmer, founder of Studio Sarah Willmer, Architecture. "Katie had heard so many renovation horror stories and saw that her friends were having such a good time with us; we just had a such a good rapport with her friend." The renovation doubled the size of the old Victorian from just over 1,000 square feet to just over 2,000 square feet. More importantly, it untangled the mismatched layout and separated the public and private spaces while opening up the south-facing wall to let in ample daylight.
August 27, 2009
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Lund & Paarmann's Hot Seats

The Danish architecture and design firm Lund & Paarmann have some striking new seating debuting in just a few days at CODE09, an event of Copenhagen Design Week. The new collection, shown under their furniture brand Lop-Furniture, is consistent with the studio's style of using dramatic textures and curves that layer plenty of form onto basic function.
August 26, 2009
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Ball Clock Giveaway!

Dwell and Zwello have teamed up to gift a George Nelson–designed Ball Clock to one lucky person out there—sign up for one of our newsletters this week and enter to win.
August 25, 2009