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  1. Basic Instincts
    House Tours

    Basic Instincts

    Matt Jacobson doesn’t just abide by the mantra “less is more,” he wholeheartedly embraces it. His Southern California home is a compact ode to minimal living.

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    photos by: Dave Lauridsen
    05.19.11

  2. Hide and Eat
    Finishing Touch

    Hide and Eat

    In Manhattan, where space is the ultimate luxury, a clever design workaround makes a dining table disappear after supper.

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    02.28.12

  3. Modern Angular Rural Family Home in Canada
    House Tours

    Modern Angular Rural Family Home in Canada

    Surrounded on all sides by a sweeping Canadian hayfield, the 23.2 House is an angular ode to rural life. Out of “respect for the beams and their history,” Designer Omer Arbel insisted...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    photos by: Jason Schmidt
    04.26.11

  4. Rebirth of the Cool
    Houses We Love

    Rebirth of the Cool

    The Sunshine State once yielded a bumper crop of modernist homes that—as this remodel proves—are still worth savoring.

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    07.22.11

  5. Jaime Salm Reviews 15 Energy-efficient LED Lights
    Product Reviews

    Jaime Salm Reviews 15 Energy-efficient LED Lights

    Forever replacing bulbs might fast become an act of the past as long-lasting, energy-efficient light-emitting diodes (LEDs) make their way into the marketplace.

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    12.27.09

  6. Shedded Bliss
    Finishing Touch

    Shedded Bliss

    A prefabricated shed sited on a Finnish island provides a perfect summer getaway.

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    12.19.11

  7. Don Norman Reviews 7 Modern Faucets
    Product Reviews

    Don Norman Reviews 7 Modern Faucets

    Far from fickle, faucets function best when they’re running hot and cold. These modern fixtures prove their mettle by making it oh-so-easy to go with the flow.

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    photos by: Peter Belanger
    04.18.09

  8. Jack White on Design
    Interviews

    Jack White on Design

    We got the low down on Jack White’s Rolling Record Store in our October issue, but the man had much more to say. Here, he talks about unfinished furniture designs, high school with Harry...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    photos by: Jo McCaughey
    09.28.11

  9. Maxwell Gillingham-Ryan Reviews 5 Sleeper Sofas
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    Maxwell Gillingham-Ryan Reviews 5 Sleeper Sofas

    From sitting and sleeping to lolling and loitering, these new sleeper sofas are workaholics of relaxation—on either the day or the night shift.

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    08.08.09

  10. The Foundry at Domus Orsoni
    Travel Reports

    The Foundry at Domus Orsoni

    While in Italy checking out the latest in tiles at Cersaie in Bologna, we took a day to train over to Venice and roam the waterways and were given the opportunity to visit the only foundry in the...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    10.13.10

  11. First-Class Cabins
    Houses We Love

    First-Class Cabins

    From the familiar log model to Swiss chalets and Swedish friggebods, cabins are the simplest of structures, made from local materials in forms that respond to climatic and cultural needs. However,...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    11.02.09

  12. Q&A With Faythe Levine
    Profiles

    Q&A With Faythe Levine

    After a sold-out, standing-room only viewing of the new Handmade Nation movie in San Francisco, I got in touch with director Faythe Levine (author of a book by the same name) to discuss the...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    04.14.09

  13. Lautners Are Forever
    Houses We Love

    Lautners Are Forever

    Quintessential California architect John Lautner would have been 100 this July. Set high above Palm Springs, his beyond-groovy Elrod House is nothing short of concrete poetry.

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    06.20.11

  14. Modern London House with Rainbow Spiral Staircase
    Finishing Touch

    Modern London House with Rainbow Spiral Staircase

    In a London house that’s flooded with light, a spiral staircase provides a prismatic path from floor to floor.

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    photos by: John Short
    06.20.11

  15. Viola Park Kitchens
    Post

    Viola Park Kitchens

    Viola Park, a new company owned and operated by handcrafted cabinet brand Henrybuilt, offers the opportunity to revamp your cooking space based on the particular design of your existing kitchen...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    06.05.09

  16. Walk This Way
    In The Modern World

    Walk This Way

    No path? No problem. The desire lines in this Dutch photo essay prove that people are quite comfortable going their own way.

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    11.14.11

  17. Search and Display
    Finishing Touch

    Search and Display

    Every collection has to start somewhere, and for Lisa Congdon, it began with a dish. Nearly ten years ago, the San Francisco–based artist (and co-owner of local design shop Rare Device)...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    photos by: Jen Siska
    02.02.10

  18. Street Smart
    Interviews

    Street Smart

    Pursuing his passion for painting gave Fabian Debora a means to transcend his troubled past.

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    11.17.11

  19. Protect and Conserve
    Shops

    Protect and Conserve

    Driven by “an evangelical zeal to save things,” Adam Hills and Maria Speake artfully repurpose landfill-bound materials at their London architectural salvage and design business,...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    photos by: Ben Anders
    01.07.12

  20. Muutos from Muuto
    Product

    Muutos from Muuto

    What’s in a name? If you’re Muuto, it’s a mission statement. Inspired by the Finnish word “muutos,” meaning “change” or “new perspective,” the...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    03.11.09

  21. Salone Posters
    Product

    Salone Posters

    In the beginning, there was Italy. When a handful of furniture manufacturers formed Cosmit in 1961, Salone Internazionale del Mobile was conceived to promote homegrown talent. In the subsequent...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    03.07.11

  22. Reflects Well
    Finishing Touch

    Reflects Well

     “The first floor was about making something warm and woody that would blend into the natural environment,” architect Stephen Chung says of his Wayland, Massachusetts, home. &ldquo...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    photos by: Eirik Johnson
    10.18.10

  23. An Asymmetrical Prefab Home in Sweden
    Houses We Love

    An Asymmetrical Prefab Home in Sweden

    It took a mere six months—three in the factory and three on-site—for this prefab to come to fruition on the shore of Sweden’s Müsko Island.

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    12.04.11

  24. Storage Savvy Renovation in Emeryville
    My House

    Storage Savvy Renovation in Emeryville

    Persistence paid off for this Cali­fornia couple who worked overtime for two years to tackle their all-in-one loft renovation.

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    photos by: Drew Kelly
    10.10.11

  25. Coral and Tusk- A Chat With Designer Stephanie Housley
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    Coral and Tusk- A Chat With Designer Stephanie Housley

    Coral and Tusk’s sweet, mostly seafaring motifs are inspired by designer Stephanie Housley’s intrigue with the mysteries of the deep; many of the hand-drawn tableaus depict enchanting...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    01.18.09

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