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  1. Windows of Opportunity in UK
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    Windows of Opportunity in UK

    As a product of our financial climate, cities all over the world have been experiencing a surge in one of the most unattractive urban visual blights: empty storefronts. In York, the city has...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    09.14.09

  2. City in a Bag

    City in a Bag

    It's never too early to experience the monuments that dot our dear metroplises. Muji has turned London's landmarks—ike Big Ben, the BT Tower, double decker buses and black cabs&mdash...

    $14.00

  3. Modernist Rural Getaway in Poland
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    Modernist Rural Getaway in Poland

    In southwest Poland, architect Robert Konieczny, of KWK Promes, raises the roof—with sod intact—on Jacek Perkowski’s modernist rural getaway.

    written by: James Nestor
    09.13.09

  4. Smithfield Lamp

    Smithfield Lamp

    The Smithfield series of lights debuted at Euroluce in Milan this year, marking another slick collaboration between designer Jasper Morrison and iconic lighting company Flos. Like the Glo-Ball...

  5. "C" Table

    "C" Table

    Curving around like the crest of a plywood wave, the "C" table—designed by Albuquerque-based Scott White, with a little help from Mara Schweikert of Soma Interiors—hollows out...

  6. Houses of the Holy
    My House

    Houses of the Holy

    For men of the cloth, architecture has always been one earthly delight they've been encouraged to indulge. In Arizona, DeBartolo Architects continues the tradition in a rather unorthodox manner.

    written by: David Proffitt
    photos by: Bill Timmerman
    09.11.09

  7. Friday Finds 9.11.09
    Week in Review

    Friday Finds 9.11.09

    A great sigh of relief gave way to early anticipation as we sent off our first ever Dwell Special Issue last week. The little book, called Make It Yours, will be on the stands later this month and...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    09.11.09

  8. Architecture + Food = Stable Cafe
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    Architecture + Food = Stable Cafe

    San Francisco's Mission District is known for its vibrant and often contrasting cultures—Mexican paleta wagons share the sidewalk with Twittering hipsters slinging crème brulée,...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    09.11.09

  9. With a Single Step: Stories in the Making of America

    With a Single Step: Stories in the Making of America

    MOCA’s new core exhibit will bring to life the Museum’s unique historical content and birth a compelling art work by fusing itself with the architectural heart of its new home designed...

    09.11.09

  10. Sheep End Table

    Sheep End Table

    Double Butter is producing some very cool designs out of Denver, Colorado. This Sheep End table is made from solid American black walnut (also available in forming plywood) has powder coated steel...

    $750.00

  11. Outside In or Inside Out?
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    Outside In or Inside Out?

    Among the kitschy, gnome-loving chalets of Holland's community gardens, Krill Architects created an anomalously spare and highly adaptable Garden House.

    written by: Jane Szita
    09.10.09

  12. Hay Is for Horses, Straw Is for Houses
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    Hay Is for Horses, Straw Is for Houses

    In the Napa Valley, one sustainable residence elegantly demonstrates straw bale technology.

    written by: Amara Holstein
    photos by: JD Peterson
    09.10.09

  13. Cathy Leff of the Wolfsonian
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    Cathy Leff of the Wolfsonian

    I first met Cathy Leff, director of the Wolfsonian-Florida International University, three years ago when she gave me a splendid bicycle tour of Miami, Florida. We've kept in touch ever since...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    09.10.09

  14. Live From Helsinki: EcoDesign
    Travel Reports

    Live From Helsinki: EcoDesign

    At the entrance of Habitare, Finland's largest furniture and interiors expo, designer Yrjö Kukkapuro has curated an exhibition of ecologically-minded chairs. One of Finland's elder statesmen...

    written by: Sam Grawe
    09.10.09

  15. The U*Shelf System
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    The U*Shelf System

    Shelving often acts as a boring backdrop to the various vases, books, and knickknacks on display. Luckily, the U*Shelf's quirky tessellated forms are interesting enough to stand on their own.

    written by: Amara Holstein
    09.10.09

  16. Vacuum Jug

    Vacuum Jug

    This jug is an oldie but a goodie, introduced by classic Danish tableware company Stelton in 1977. Designer Erik Magnussen's simple, silo-like shape holds hot and cold drinks with stylish aplomb,...

  17. Nontoxic Housecleaning Guide
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    Nontoxic Housecleaning Guide

    I'll confess it now: I still buy and use all those household cleaning beasties that I know I shouldn't like Windex, Formula 409 and that scourge of bathtub rings, Soft Scrub. I know in my...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    09.09.09

  18. Alvar Aalto in Lights
    Travel Reports

    Alvar Aalto in Lights

    International Style architect Alvar Aalto is undoubtedly Finland's best-known design export, and is often cited for his mastery of natural light. Less often discussed is his role as a designer of...

    written by: Sam Grawe
    09.09.09

  19. Salt + Pepper Shakers

    Salt + Pepper Shakers

    Looking to shake things up at mealtime? Domestic Aesthetic's recalimed wood Salt + Pepper Shakers will add some spice to any dining room table.

  20. CRUDE: Director Commentary

    CRUDE: Director Commentary

    An inside look at the infamous $27 billion "Amazon Chernobyl" case, CRUDE is a real-life, high stakes legal documentary involving global politics, the environmental movement, celebrity...

    09.08.09

  21. OAN's Classroom Design Winner
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    OAN's Classroom Design Winner

    Earlier this year we wrote about Open Architecture Network's challenge to create a better classroom design that can accommodate the anticipated surge in student numbers worldwide over the next five...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    09.08.09

  22. Flock Mobile

    Flock Mobile

    This simply shaped maple veneer mobile makes like a modern flock taking flight above your baby's bed. It's just one of the many lovely things on display at Bookhou, a beautiful shop based in...

    $160.00

  23. Mabel Sofa

    Mabel Sofa

    Statement sofas needn't be staid models of straight lines and solid colors. Mabel—contructed from Eurpoean hardwood and upholstered in a linen exclusively designed by Donna Wilson for British...

    £3510.00

  24. JFK Chair

    JFK Chair

    This sleek, substantial walnut seat is part of the first collection from new design studio Aprro, which made its debut at ICFF in May. A desk, bench, and side table complete the strong series by...

  25. Friday Finds 9.4.09
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    Friday Finds 9.4.09

    Our weekly round-up is short and sweet today—check out the links below to see what caught our editors' fancy as they meandered around the Web this week.

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    09.04.09

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