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  1. FrancisFrancis! X5

    FrancisFrancis! X5

    Semi-automatic machine with a brass boiler. Takes both ESE pods and ground coffee. Available in a wide range of colors.

    $550.00

  2. Dwell Evaluates 5 Home Espresso Machines
    Product Reviews

    Dwell Evaluates 5 Home Espresso Machines

    Bitter black brew got you down? Lackluster crema floating in your cup? With the assistance of an espresso expert, Dwell evaluates five home espresso machines that will help you tamp, pull, and...

    written by: Amara Holstein
    photos by: Peter Belanger
    05.04.09

  3. Apples from Asphalt
    Outdoor

    Apples from Asphalt

    Mobile City Farmstead is bringing a little bit of the heartland into the big city, one vacant lot at a time.

    05.04.09

  4. The New Suburbanism
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    The New Suburbanism

    When an urban expat couple decided to build the suburban house they wanted rather than the one their neighbors expected, they ended up with a spare but airy jewel box and no wooden shingles.

    written by: Deborah Bishop
    photos by: Robert Schlatter
    05.04.09

  5. Standout in a Crowd
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    Standout in a Crowd

    In architecturally conservative San Francisco, this house built on a 20-foot-wide lot proves that modern design can fit—literally and figuratively—in any neighborhood.

    written by: Amos Klausner
    photos by: Todd Hido
    05.04.09

  6. Caving in Wine Country
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    Caving in Wine Country

    While stem heights and glass colors change with the whims of culinary fashion, the shape of a wine glass has remained essentially the same for several centuries. One could argue it's a design that...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    05.04.09

  7. One Room Fits All
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    One Room Fits All

    New Yorkers often work, eat, sleep, and entertain in a single room. But for Milan Hughston, a renovation turned that predicament into a pleasure.

    written by: Virginia Gardiner
    photos by: Grant Delin
    05.04.09

  8. Design for the Public
    Profiles

    Design for the Public

    Public Architecture forges ahead into uncharted territory, and creates a model for fitting pro bono work into the daily practice of every firm.  

    written by: Ann Wilson
    photos by: Emily Nathan
    05.04.09

  9. The Lowest Utility Bill on the Block
    Green

    The Lowest Utility Bill on the Block

    Hybridization is hit or miss (i.e., the jackalope). But this Houston home combines two housing types to create a conscientious alternative.

    written by: Sam Grawe
    photos by: Misty Keasler
    05.04.09

  10. Garden Talk: Urban Agriculture

    Whether it’s a backyard vegetable patch or a farming co-op in the city, more and more people are embracing the idea of locally grown food and sustainable gardening. Learn more in this talk by...

    05.04.09

  11. Bunny Scooter

    Bunny Scooter

    Why rock like a horse when you can roll like a rabbit? This birch plywood bunny from Roebuck Studio comes flat-packed for easy shipment, with slotted pieces for easy assembly, and a sweet, simple...

    $240.00

  12. Lath House Doghouse
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    Lath House Doghouse

    I was recently in Palm Springs, California, to help judge doghouse designs for BARKitecture CHIQue 2009, a pet-sized architecture competition and auction to benefit Gilda’s Club Desert Cities...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    05.03.09

  13. Splat Green Bamboo Modern Wall Clock

    Splat Green Bamboo Modern Wall Clock

    This is a green and graphic piece created by Minneapolis–based graphic designer Keith Moore of pilotdesign. It's constructed of bamboo laminate atop MDF (medium density fiberboard) with a shaped...

    $45.00

  14. Bamboo Bicycle

    Bamboo Bicycle

    One weekend is all it takes to fabricate a bike frame from bamboo— a renewable and performance-positive material growing right in our backyard— assemble the components, and roll away with a custom...

    $1000.00

  15. Union Design Festival

    Union Design Festival

    The Union Design Festival is a continuation of the Capsule Design Festival, and focuses on original independent creations produced by SF Bay–based designers. There will be clothing, bags,...

    05.02.09

  16. Bouquet of Hope

    Take part in an event benefiting Rose Haven, a Portland–based community center for those afflicted by abuse and homelessness. The evening will feature a sustainably harvested dinner prepared...

    05.02.09

  17. Electrolux Washer and Dryer

    Electrolux Washer and Dryer

    Bold colors are in for big appliances at the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show this year, and this eye-catching kelly green pair from Electrolux just might brighten the prospect of doing your chores...

    $2898.00

  18. Marek Gut Commode
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    Marek Gut Commode

    Though we already ran our weekly round-up of finds from the Web, I couldn't help spotlighting this retrofuturistic piece of furniture by Polish designer Marek Gut. The so-called Commode (we'd...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    05.01.09

  19. Park(ing) Day Website
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    Park(ing) Day Website

    ReBar is a San Francisco based architectural activists who create work "situated in the domains of environmental installation, urbanism and absurdity." They're perhaps best known as the...

    05.01.09

  20. On a Rock in a Hard Place
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    On a Rock in a Hard Place

    In an unlikely mountaintop locale, Anderson Anderson Architecture crafted a home out of a complex composition of off-the-shelf components, paving new paths for the prefabricated construction industry.

    written by: Andrew Wagner
    photos by: John Clark
    05.01.09

  21. Friday Finds 5.1.09
    Week in Review

    Friday Finds 5.1.09

    It's hard to believe it's May already—the months are flying by. This week at Dwell we've been pulling together our September 2009 "Apartments" issue and looking ahead to later fall...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    05.01.09

  22. How to Play FlatPak
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    How to Play FlatPak

    Intelligent, appealing, and affordable, Charlie Lazor’s user-friendly FlatPak just might be the project that revolutionizes the prefab industry.

    written by: Allison Arieff
    photos by: Chad Holder
    05.01.09

  23. Tait Modern
    Green

    Tait Modern

    When building a second home, most people don’t consider traveling farther than upstate. But the Taits built theirs 30 hours away on the coast of Tasmania.

    written by: Catherine Franklin
    photos by: Peter Hyatt
    04.30.09

  24. BARKitecture CHIQue 2009

    BARKitecture CHIQue 2009

    Great design helps us humans enjoy comfortable, modern lives and since many dogowners consider their furry friends members of their families too, shouldn’t they also benefit from good design?...

    04.30.09

  25. Castles Made of Sand
    Profiles

    Castles Made of Sand

    Iranian architect Nader Kahlili fashions affordable, easily assembled housing out of sandbags and concrete for a surprsingly striking result.

    written by: Marc Kristal
    04.30.09

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