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  1. Strategic Changes Make a Big Impression
    Design 101

    Strategic Changes Make a Big Impression

    Designer Francois Lévy and his wife, Julie, bought an abandoned 1904 train depot and transported it 50 miles to an inner-city lot 
in Austin, Texas.

    written by: Shonquis Moreno
    02.26.09

  2. Kitting Out Kitchen and Bath
    Design 101

    Kitting Out Kitchen and Bath

    The most intensely used rooms in the house depend on good plumbing, ventilation, 
and electrical systems, and contain the highest number of fixtures per square 
foot—all of which makes...

    written by: Shonquis Moreno
    02.26.09

  3. Branching Out
    Outdoor

    Branching Out

    Arborsculpturist Richard Reames has spent the past 16 years making more than 100 sculptures, chairs, pieces of furniture, tool handles, mailboxes, and fences out of living trees.

    written by: James Nestor
    photos by: John Clark
    02.26.09

  4. Clever Details Increase Property Value
    Design 101

    Clever Details Increase Property Value

    Doing something unique can increase a home’s resale value.

    written by: Shonquis Moreno
    02.26.09

  5. Face Off: Looking Good on the Outside
    Design 101

    Face Off: Looking Good on the Outside

    The husband-and-wife architecture team Halpert & Ruiz know that if a house’s face 
is pretty from the outside and views are good from within, as a landlord you will have an easier time...

    written by: Shonquis Moreno
    02.26.09

  6. Our Renovation
    Design 101

    Our Renovation

    Every night I said, “Trust me, sweetheart, this is going to be amazing, beautiful, fantastic

    written by: Peter Moore Smith
    02.26.09

  7. The Lawn Goodbye
    Outdoor

    The Lawn Goodbye

    We sunbathe, picnic, and play sports on them. Our bare feet seem inexorably drawn to them. And for many of us, they’re the first thing we see when we step out the front door: lawns. It&rsquo...

    written by: Arnie Cooper
    photos by: Fritz Haeg
    02.26.09

  8. Art Start
    Profiles

    Art Start

    Curatorial manager Jennifer Strate O’Neal calls Creative Growth Art Center the “homestead” of a now-flourishing creative community in Oakland, California.

    photos by: Doug Adesko
    02.26.09

  9. Brooklyn Renaissance
    Profiles

    Brooklyn Renaissance

    Thanks to a group of young Brooklyn architects, an immigrant neighborhood untouched by gentrification gets low-income housing with high ideals.

    written by: Michael Cannell
    02.26.09

  10. On a Smartpath
    Profiles

    On a Smartpath

    Zoë Melo has dedicated herself to design work that transcends trendy or facile definitions of sustainable or socially responsible practices.

    written by: Reyhan Harmanci
    02.26.09

  11. Matryoshka: Public Art in West LA
    Post

    Matryoshka: Public Art in West LA

    As the LA Times attempts a controversial mapping of LA neighborhoods, which appears to be creating more divisions in the city than anything else, a public art show in West Hollywood is embracing...

    written by: Laure Joliet
    02.26.09

  12. Heart of the Country
    House Tours

    Heart of the Country

    Driving through the leafy country lanes on the outer edges of London’s commuter belt, it’s hard to imagine the city is just an hour away by train. But the Sussex fields around the...

    written by: Iain Aitch
    photos by: Nigel Shafran
    02.26.09

  13. No Grid in Sight
    House Tours

    No Grid in Sight

    Most deserts are dry and dusty expanses of blue skies, bleached soil, and rulerflat horizons. The Colorado Plateau is not one of them. This is a land of stunning contradictions, where thousand-foot...

    written by: James Nestor
    photos by: Daniel Hennessy
    02.26.09

  14. San Juan, PR
    House Tours

    San Juan, PR

    After three rainless weeks a welcome tropical shower blew into San Juan, Puerto Rico, one afternoon last May, awakening Casa Delpin with the sound of trickling water.

    written by: Michael Cannell
    photos by: Raimund Koch
    02.26.09

  15. J. Abbott Miller and Ellen Lupton
    Profiles

    J. Abbott Miller and Ellen Lupton

    "We thought design was this incredible discovery as a field, and yet no one was making it interesting. There was so much work to be done."

    written by: Shonquis Moreno
    photos by: Julian Broad
    02.26.09

  16. Washington, DC
    City Guide

    Washington, DC

    Washington, DC, is not all political wonks and Masonic conspiracies: It's also a highly walkable city, its diagonal avenues wide open to modern design.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Matthew Monteith
    02.26.09

  17. Santiago, Chile
    City Guide

    Santiago, Chile

    Santiago may be a tamer city than its South American brethren, but as architect Sebastián Irarrázaval tells us, there's change afoot where colonial legacy meets modern urban design.

    written by: Jeanine Barone
    photos by: Cristóbal Palma
    02.26.09

  18. Lima, Peru
    City Guide

    Lima, Peru

    In Lima,Peru–a visually striking but geologically shaky locale–designer Jodi Puig points out ways in which the city's culturally rich past provides a solid foundation for its design...

    written by: Cristyane Marusiak
    photos by: João Canziani
    02.26.09

  19. Phoenix Envy
    City Guide

    Phoenix Envy

    Skip Sedona and forget the Grand Canyon? Architect Will Bruder leads us on a journey through slow food and rapid development in Phoenix, Arizona.

    written by: Christopher Bright
    photos by: João Canziani
    02.26.09

  20. Hecho in Mexico City
    City Guide

    Hecho in Mexico City

    Gallery owner Hilario Galguera escorts us through Mexico City, walking the line of life and death, problem and promise.

    written by: Eviana Hartman
    photos by: Livia Corona
    02.26.09

  21. Dean's List
    House Tours

    Dean's List

    When Architect Qingyun Ma became dean of architecture at the University of Southern California in January 2007, he came to the job with a uniquely exciting body of built work behind him.

    written by: Geoff Manaugh
    02.26.09

  22. Plain and Sempé
    Profiles

    Plain and Sempé

    A maker of unfussy, elegant design objects, Inga Sempé delights in things both great and small—even if she doesn’t own any.

    written by: Michelle Hoffman
    photos by: Jessica Antola
    02.26.09

  23. Coastal Commissions
    Profiles

    Coastal Commissions

    Taking cues from the flora, fauna, and rocky cliffs of Big Sur, California, Mickey Muennig's brand of organic architecture doesn't stop with the terrain.

    written by: Keshni Kashyap
    02.26.09

  24. Shear Talent
    Profiles

    Shear Talent

    In the small village of Spannum, in the Dutch province of Friesland, Claudy Jongstra heads a felt-design studio whose modesty in process and material belie its overwhelming commercial appeal and...

    written by: Amber Bravo
    photos by: Oliver Chanarin
    02.26.09

  25. A Note on Our Expert: John Sencion
    A Note on Our Expert

    A Note on Our Expert: John Sencion

    John Sencion is “cocaptain” of Flight 001, the travel store that is every frequent flyer’s jet dream.

    02.26.09

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