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  1. Big Design in Little China
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    Big Design in Little China

    In downtown Los Angeles, nonprofit worker turned design-savvy entrepreneur Willard Ford turned the historic Kim Sing Theatre into a haven for modern furniture and design, now known as Ford&...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    09.02.09

  2. HIB-System: Snap Together a House
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    HIB-System: Snap Together a House

    You may not have realized it at the time, but if you played with LEGOs a lot as a kid you were giving yourself good training for the future of housing, when you'd be able to snap together your own...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    09.02.09

  3. Portland, Maine
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    Portland, Maine

    Portland has long been a cultural outpost in New England, a hotspot for artists and longshoreman alike who crave the sophistication of the big city (65,000 people) while still retaining a...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    09.02.09

  4. By the Book
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    By the Book

    This modern log cabin from architecture students at Auburn University was designed to be completed for $20,000—an admirable solution for the down-at-heel looking to put down roots.

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    09.02.09

  5. Twist Table

    Twist Table

    Design House Stockholm introduced some great pieces at last month's New York International Gift Fair, including this new table from designer Philip Edis. The planes can rotate around, allowing you...

    $550.00

  6. Modern Kitchens and Baths with Marmol Radziner

    We are pleased to welcome architect Leo Marmol, FAIA, Principal of Los Angeles-based Marmol Radziner + Associates, best known for its meticulous restoration of mid-century modern homes, including...

    09.01.09

  7. Regional Modern Real Estate Websites

    Regional Modern Real Estate Websites

    Take a look at our ever-evolving collection of realtors and real estate websites across the United States that specialize in mid-century modern listings. We're adding new resources every day, so...

    09.01.09

  8. Martin Roll Pillow

    Martin Roll Pillow

    Back up your color theory with these functional bolster pillows. Available in a variety of playful color combinations.

    $25.00

  9. Tatami Bedding

    Tatami Bedding

    Structurally sound, Tatami alludes to traditional rice straw matting used to cover floors in Japanese homes. With clean grid lines you can tidy your room just by making your bed. Sheets are solid...

    $30.00

  10. Larch Pillow

    Larch Pillow

    Mix and match square, rectangular and roll pillows to dress up any room in your home. The Larch pattern, which comes in a square shape, features criss-crossed branches that create a striking compos...

    $41.00

  11. Greywater Installer's Course

    Greywater Installer's Course

    This course is designed for people with either basic plumbing,landscaping, or permaculture skills who want to learn how to design and...

    09.01.09

  12. Plant Forms Pillow

    Plant Forms Pillow

    We've long been believers in the artfully placed accent pillow, and very much like the style of Midwestern design and manufacturing studio Three Sheets 2 the Wind. The collection of nature-inspired...

    $75.00

  13. Caroline Baumann
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    Caroline Baumann

    For the next installment of Three Buildings I spoke with Acting Director of the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, Caroline Baumann. I met Caroline touring around Switzerland earlier this year...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    08.31.09

  14. The Shipping Muse
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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.

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Jack Thompson
    08.31.09

  15. The Right Track
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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.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Mark Mahaney
    08.31.09

  16. The Brick Weave House in Chicago
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    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...

    written by: Blair Kamin
    photos by: Gregg Segal
    08.31.09

  17. The Carter School Project
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    The Carter School Project

    This summer, the Master of Architecture Program at Massachusetts College of Art and Design ran the first hands-on project in their Community Design Build program. At The Carter School, a school for...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    08.31.09

  18. 2010 Calendar from Linda and Harriett
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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...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    08.31.09

  19. ModKat Litter Box

    ModKat Litter Box

    It can be tough to find the right place in the home for traditional litter boxes, which can be a little big, a bit untidy (no matter how fastidious your feline), and, well, just not too nice to...

    $180.00

  20. Eight Questions for Graham Pullin
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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...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    08.30.09

  21. Koji Tsutsui
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    Koji Tsutsui

    In September 2008, architect Koji Tsutsui accepted the Ceramic Tiles of Italy award for designing a modern, white-tiled residence in Tokyo. One day later, he traded the spotlights of European...

    08.30.09

  22. Friday Finds 8.28.09
    Week in Review

    Friday Finds 8.28.09

    This week at Dwell as the chilly summer gives way to the warmest, sunniest months in San Francisco's calendar, the troops have rallied up a collection of links from around the Web for your Week in...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    08.28.09

  23. Bird Calls from Sweet Bella
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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...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    08.28.09

  24. Kitchen Scrubbing Cloths

    Kitchen Scrubbing Cloths

    What may look like a couple of piles of colorful rubber bands are in fact kitchen scrubbing cloths made from some surprising natural materials. Recycled corn cobs compose the coarse yellow one and...

    $9.90

  25. Park Street Renovation
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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...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    08.27.09

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