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  1. Marimekko's Iconic Patterns
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    Marimekko's Iconic Patterns

    It's hard not to adore (and lust after) Marimekko's fabrics. In the early 1950s, as Finland continued its slow ­recovery from World War II, textile designer Armi Ratia seized the opportunity to...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    07.26.11

  2. A Sustainably Built Home in Rural Ontario
    Green

    A Sustainably Built Home in Rural Ontario

    For this rural Ontario home, building sustainably was less about high-tech gizmos than learning to truly love the land.

    written by: Alex Bozikovic
    photos by: Derek Shapton
    10.08.12

  3. An Airy Renovation in Sydney
    House Tours

    An Airy Renovation in Sydney

    In the Sydney, Australia, neighborhood of Rozelle, architect Christopher Polly has renovated a house with green design in mind. By opening up the plan, adding floor-to-ceiling sliding glass walls...

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Brett Boardman
    02.07.13

  4. Accessories from Schoolhouse Electric
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    Accessories from Schoolhouse Electric

    I have always associated the Portland-based company Schoolhouse Electric solely with classic, vintage-inspired lighting, and only recently discovered that they sell much more than that in their...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    04.10.12

  5. Spiral Staircase Shapes Tokyo Home
    House Tours

    Spiral Staircase Shapes Tokyo Home

    How is a 921-square-foot, 44-level house possible? Witness Tokyo architect Akihisa Hirata’s mind-bending, shape-shifting solution to small-space living.

    written by: Naomi Pollock
    photos by: Koichi Torimura
    11.12.12

  6. How to Shop for Marble
    A Great Idea

    How to Shop for Marble

    There's no denying the appeal of marble in the home—it's one of the most prized materials in kitchens and baths. To shed some light on the buying process, we interviewed expert Arthur Moloian,...

    written by: Diana Budds
    01.15.14

  7. Q&A with Prefab Builder Bill Haney
    In The Modern World

    Q&A with Prefab Builder Bill Haney

    Prefab builder Blu Homes, helmed by CEO Bill Haney, aims to disrupt the construction industry supply chain by interacting directly with clients.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    11.18.13

  8. Prefab at Dwell on Design Los Angeles
    Dwell on Design

    Prefab at Dwell on Design Los Angeles

    At an expanded 23,000 square feet, Dwell Outdoor promises to be a hub for all things green and prefab during Dwell on Design, taking place June 20-22, 2014, in Los Angeles. A variety of the latest...

    written by: Sarah Amandolare
    06.03.14

  9. Love Earth: Eco Ideas and Designs
    Books

    Love Earth: Eco Ideas and Designs

    Victionary's new book, Love Earth, is an ode to green design—the cover is even made from the recycled scraps from the bookmaking process. Inside its cover, the volume starts with a mini-book...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    06.03.11

  10. Lofty Living: Stockholm Bedroom
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    Lofty Living: Stockholm Bedroom

    In a 495-square-foot attic in the Söder neighborhood of Stockholm, interior designer Jimmy Schönning—a local celebrity for his role in the Swedish TV shows "Finally at Home" and "Styling Emergency"...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    04.01.13

  11. Photographer Focus: Chloe Aftel
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    Photographer Focus: Chloe Aftel

    Chloe Aftel is an editorial photographer and an old school polaroid artist, and she's lovely enough to teach you how to work that old look (sans Instagram filter) too. It's the Impossible Project...

    05.24.13

  12. 14 Creative Solutions for Book Display and Storage
    A Great Idea

    14 Creative Solutions for Book Display and Storage

    We've all had that moment, when we either need to purge our books, box them up and stick them in storage, or do something about creating more space for them. To follow, clever fixes—some familiar,...

    written by: Erika Heet
    08.14.13

  13. 6 Smart Attractive Ways to Store Your Bike Indoors
    We Recommend

    6 Smart Attractive Ways to Store Your Bike Indoors

    Keeping your bike outside leaves it prone to theft, even if you lock it up. And if you live in a smaller space, without giant closets, a garage or a basement, then you'll need to keep your bike...

    written by: Alexandra Chang
    08.29.13

  14. Karim Rashid's Pebble Collection
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    Karim Rashid's Pebble Collection

    This summer, the prolific, plastic-loving designer Karim Rashid teamed up with 3M and its Post-it and Scotch brands for a new collaboration. The result of the team-up is the new Pebble Collection...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    07.25.11

  15. Genius Lighting Design Courtesy of Alexallen Studio
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    Genius Lighting Design Courtesy of Alexallen Studio

    Alexallen Studio's clever Lightbracket combines two functions into one streamlined, colorful industrial design.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    06.04.13

  16. Dominey Pavilion and Carport
    Outdoor

    Dominey Pavilion and Carport

    When Decatur, Georgia, residents Todd and Heather Dominey tasked architect architect William Carpenter of Lightroom Studio to create additional space for their growing family, they turned to the...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    04.06.10

  17. Three Days in Austin, Texas
    Travel Reports

    Three Days in Austin, Texas

    Last week I flew down to Austin, Texas, to report two stories for our upcoming modern-across-America-themed issue (stay tuned!). I met with several architects, enjoyed coffee at the home of a soon...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Miyoko Ohtake
    05.10.11

  18. 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

  19. British Brand Mulberry Opens S.F. Outpost
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    British Brand Mulberry Opens S.F. Outpost

    British clothing company Mulberry opened their first West Coast boutique in San Francisco this past week.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    06.30.12

  20. Inside Chile's Hotel Antumalal
    Hotels

    Inside Chile's Hotel Antumalal

    Peek inside the Hotel Antumalal in Chile, a newly renovated modernist retreat designed by a protégé of Frank Lloyd Wright.

    photos by: Tuca Reinés
    04.18.13

  21. Upwardly Mobile Homes
    House Tours

    Upwardly Mobile Homes

    When it comes to real estate, the trailer park gets a bad rap. But some designers think that this forsaken corner of the market is worthy of reevaluation—and even resuscitation.

    written by: Rick Polito
    05.13.09

  22. Definitive Collections
    Books

    Definitive Collections

    We all know not to judge a book by its cover, or people by the company they keep. Unpacking My Library: Architects and Their Books offers a guided tour across the shelves of ten famous architects,...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    03.18.10

  23. ICFF 2010: Design Ride Manhattan
    Travel Reports

    ICFF 2010: Design Ride Manhattan

    After spending the better part of Sunday on the floor of the Javits center, at five pm, I joined a motley (but stylish) crew for the launch of Public Bikes. Organized by former Design Within...

    written by: Sam Grawe
    05.17.10

  24. Q&A with Johanna Lowe of Martyn George
    Interviews

    Q&A with Johanna Lowe of Martyn George

    London native Johanna Lowe came into food and prop styling after finishing up a career as a photographer. “I was working for Sur la Table as a prop stylist and for lack of budget, they asked me if...

    written by: Jessica Herman
    06.03.13

  25. Building a Prefab House
    Renovation

    Building a Prefab House

    A highlight of reporting "A Simple Plan," my story about the Marmol Radziner-designed prefab in Ukiah, California (in our December/January 2012 issue, and online here) was sitting down...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    11.24.11

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