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  1. Diamond in the Rough (and Ready)
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    Diamond in the Rough (and Ready)

    Architect Ken Meffan's ten-years-in-the-making home is in the tiny Northern California town of Rough and Ready—a term that might as aptly refer to the house itself.

    written by: David A. Greene
    photos by: Todd Hido
    09.21.09

  2. Urban PUMA
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    Urban PUMA

    One of the wonderful things about living in an unhinged time is that no one has any clue what's cool anymore. When we're all trying to keep our heads above water, any idea for making life better is...

    written by: David A. Greene
    04.09.09

  3. A Tale of Two Tiny Cars
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    A Tale of Two Tiny Cars

    Now that gas prices in the U.S. are hovering around two dollars a gallon, what's happened to green driving?

    written by: David A. Greene
    03.24.09

  4. Living Room
    House Tours

    Living Room

    When Im and David Schafer moved in together they faced the challenge of combining the contents of David’s 880-square-foot loft and Im’s 550-square-foot apartment into a one-room, 426...

    written by: David A. Greene
    photos by: Misha Gravenor
    01.16.09

  5. Domestic Democracy
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    Domestic Democracy

    In a code-happy L.A. suburb, how do you break the mold without breaking the law? Architects Alice Fung and Michael Blatt steer clear of anarchy with a little democratic design.

    written by: David A. Greene
    photos by: Dave Lauridsen
    06.15.09

  6. Periodic Table of Typefaces
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    Periodic Table of Typefaces

    The Periodic Table of Typefaces (Popular, Influential & Notorious) is an online project by graphic designer Cam Wilde. It joins a distinguished canon that includes not only the Periodic Table of...

    written by: David A. Greene
    03.12.09

  7. This Place Matters
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    This Place Matters

    May is National Preservation Month at the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and to celebrate, they've rolled out a new online project called "This Place Matters." The idea is to...

    written by: David A. Greene
    04.18.09

  8. Designing Detroit
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    Designing Detroit

    If the Great Recession has an unofficial mascot, it's Detroit. Even though the once-mighty Motown has been in a slow-motion death-spin since the days of the K-car, the city's abandoned factories...

    written by: David A. Greene
    03.18.09

  9. The Modernist's Muscle Car
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    The Modernist's Muscle Car

    One of the least-hyped (perhaps due to Detroit's doldrums), but most visually exciting cars at the LA Auto Show this year was the 2009 Dodge Challenger. If there were such a thing as a Modernist...

    written by: David A. Greene
    12.03.08

  10. Sea Ranch in the Suburbs
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    Sea Ranch in the Suburbs

    Whether you consider it democracy at work or architectural sacrilege, the online retailer houseplans.com has begun selling blueprints for homes in The Sea Ranch, the legendary planned community...

    written by: David A. Greene
    04.03.09

  11. Google Maps Vacation
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    Google Maps Vacation

    Even though fuel is cheap, in the current economy some of us may feel like we have to forgo vacations to conserve cash. But with improvements in satellite-based internet tools, the ultimate...

    written by: David A. Greene
    01.10.09

  12. Method Lab
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    Method Lab

    Designer Jennifer Siegal’s own house is a modest 1920s Spanish bungalow on the leeward side of busy Lincoln Boulevard in Venice, California, that looks nothing like what she makes at her day job. A...

    written by: David A. Greene
    photos by: Dave Lauridsen
    01.15.09

  13. Living Las Vegas
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    Living Las Vegas

    They say what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, but once you leave, you may have trouble banishing Sin City from your mind.

    written by: David A. Greene
    photos by: Roy Zipstein
    02.26.09

  14. Courtyard of Appeal
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    Courtyard of Appeal

    Like so many L.A. stories, the tale of the Courtyard House begins with a lucky break. One day in 2001, Thomas Robertson got a call from a friend he hadn’t seen in ages. The friend told him that his...

    written by: David A. Greene
    photos by: Maria Aufmuth
    01.25.09

  15. London at Night
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    London at Night

    Jason Hawkes's aerial photos of London at night make an old city look new again.

    written by: David A. Greene
    09.02.08

  16. Turrell Skyspace Opens
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    Turrell Skyspace Opens

    If you ever wondered where architecture and art intersect, look no further than one of James Turrell's "skyspace" installations.

    written by: David A. Greene
    09.03.08

  17. Modern Motors
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    Modern Motors

    This year's Pebble Beach Concours d’Élégance car show featured a roll-out of General Motors' spectacular Motorama cars of the 1950s, prototypes and fantasy models that embodied...

    written by: David A. Greene
    09.04.08

  18. Prefab Killers?
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    Prefab Killers?

    As Hurricane Gustav approaches the Gulf Coast, this may be an opportune time to recall  that Lowe's is selling Katrina Cottages. Well, they're not selling the cottages themselves, but rather...

    written by: David A. Greene
    09.06.08

  19. Miele Self-Opening Dishwasher
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    Miele Self-Opening Dishwasher

    Miele's new La Perla series dishwashers (available in late fall 2008) have an automatic door opening and closing system that aids in air-drying your sparkling-clean dishes, saving energy used by...

    written by: David A. Greene
    09.08.08

  20. No Way Out
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    No Way Out

    The fun-house signage in the parking garage of the Eureka Tower in Melbourne, Australia is the brainchild of German graphic designer Axel Peemöller.

    written by: David A. Greene
    09.10.08

  21. City Bike
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    City Bike

    The Eurobike trade show just ended, and among the offerings at the world's largest bike-geek festival was Cannondale's Hooligan.

    written by: David A. Greene
    09.11.08

  22. Modern Toddler Cot
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    Modern Toddler Cot

    Here's the thing about being parents with design sense and a sensible budget: There's no middle ground.

    written by: David A. Greene
    09.12.08

  23. New Honda Hybrid
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    New Honda Hybrid

    The 2010 car model year (which starts in calendar year 2009) promises to be an exciting one, with the debut of a revamped Toyota Prius, and Honda's long-awaited entry into the stand-alone hybrid...

    written by: David A. Greene
    09.16.08

  24. New York's New Face
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    New York's New Face

    "Most architecture in any age is crap, and today’s crap isn’t as bad as yesterday’s." That's a juicy pull-quote from "The Glass Stampede," critic Justin...

    written by: David A. Greene
    09.16.08

  25. Chevy Volt Finally Unveiled
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    Chevy Volt Finally Unveiled

    So the guys who killed the electric car have brought it back to life, and you can have one—in 2011 (actually, late 2010). On Tuesday, GM finally revealed the Chevy Volt, their long...

    written by: David A. Greene
    09.20.08

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