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  1. How to Play FlatPak
    House Tours

    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

  2. Tait Modern
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    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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. Worth the Wait
    House Tours

    Worth the Wait

    Tucked into the side of a scenic San Francisco hill, one of the city’s more diminutive houses battles everything from dry rot to obstructionist neighbors in order to grow up.

    written by: Deborah Bishop
    photos by: Zubin Shroff
    04.30.09

  6. Seeing What Develops
    House Tours

    Seeing What Develops

    In 2004, The Houses at Sagaponac—a controversial development on eastern Long Island—celebrated its first completed house. In 2005, the first residents move in.

    written by: Virginia Gardiner
    photos by: Paul Warchol
    04.30.09

  7. Hella Jongerius Crafts Camper
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    Hella Jongerius Crafts Camper

    Of the many brilliant designers featured in Gary Hustwit's product design documentary, Objectified (which Dwell was privileged to preview last week), I was particularly excited to get some behind...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    04.30.09

  8. Love's Labors Found
    House Tours

    Love's Labors Found

    Though the obstacles they faced were formidable, this couple’s perserverance brought them closer together and made their dream home a reality.

    written by: David Proffitt
    photos by: Daniel Hennessy
    04.30.09

  9. Black, Red, and Green All Over
    Green

    Black, Red, and Green All Over

    A dramatic house in Australia drew its architectural inspiration from Mies van der Rohe but got its color from fresh tomato sauce.

    written by: Catherine Franklin
    photos by: Peter Hyatt
    04.30.09

  10. Touring Switzerland: Day 4
    Travel Reports

    Touring Switzerland: Day 4

    The morning weather in Madiswil at the Hotel Baeren was gloomy at best. Rain fell sideways as our driver Herr Muster helped us load up the van. We’d been told that sunnier skies awaited us in...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    04.30.09

  11. Pool Houses: From Laps to Naps
    Outdoor

    Pool Houses: From Laps to Naps

    For those seeking refuge from an interminable game of Marco Polo, these four pool houses provide an artful escape.

    written by: Amara Holstein
    photos by: Ron Pollard
    04.30.09

  12. Low-Tech Utopia
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    Low-Tech Utopia

    People who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones, which probably isn't an issue when the glass house is a commune.

    written by: Femke Bijlsma
    photos by: Alessio Guarino
    04.30.09

  13. Off the Beaten Path
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    Off the Beaten Path

    A dramatic departure from your typical cabin on the lake, this unique retreat adds shades of black to a tiny island awash with local color.

    written by: Eric Lawlor
    photos by: Chad Holder
    04.30.09

  14. Piet Hein Eek
    Profiles

    Piet Hein Eek

    Dutch designer Piet Hein Eek is best known for his intricately composed scrap wood furniture—each piece a one-of-a-kind creation that merges artisan handcraft with skilled design processes....

    written by: Sam Grawe
    04.30.09

  15. Bamboo Desk Clock

    Bamboo Desk Clock

    Keep your hours, minutes, and seconds in perfectly pixellated order with this bamboo clock designed by Yusuke Tsujita, which offers a checkerboard glimpse at the beautiful grain of the wood.

    $88.00

  16. Objectified

    Objectified

    Stop by and check out a screening of Objectified, director Gary Hustwit's new film about everyday objects and the industrial designers who create them. The screening will be followed by a Q&A...

    04.29.09

  17. Touring Switzerland: Day 3
    Travel Reports

    Touring Switzerland: Day 3

    Things commenced this morning under the gray skies again, though this time, instead of nattering about Zurich, we were off to the rural byways of Langenthal, a quaint little town reputed for its...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    04.29.09

  18. Heath Ceramics: Open Studio and Sale

    Heath Ceramics: Open Studio and Sale

    Heath Ceramics “Open Studio” is offering visitors a chance to explore its fascinating history through guided tours and hands-on tile glazing opportunities. The tours will highlight...

    04.29.09

  19. What Was Good Design? MOMA's Message 1944-56

    What Was Good Design? MOMA's Message 1944-56

    At mid-century, The Museum of Modern Art played a leading role in the definition and dissemination of ‘Good Design,’ a concept that started taking shape in the 1930s and emerged with...

    04.29.09

  20. Beverly Semmes and Glenn Adamson

    Beverly Semmes and Glenn Adamson

    Listen to a conversation between Glenn Adamson, consulting curator to Dirt on Delight, and exhibition artist Beverly Semmes. Adamson’s book Thinking Through Craft (Berg Publishers, 2007)...

    04.29.09

  21. LA's Restored Overlook Park
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    LA's Restored Overlook Park

    This week LA unveiled its newest park, a 50-acre greenspace that sits 500 feet above the city just southwest of Downtown, on a plot of land that was historically part of the Baldwin Hills oil...

    written by: Laure Joliet
    04.29.09

  22. Venice Art Walk "ART & ARCHITECTURE" Tours

    The Venice Art Walk "ART & ARCHITECTURE" Tours are returning! Three separately ticketed home tours will take place on Saturday May 16 and Sunday May 17. Saturday tours include a...

    04.29.09

  23. Legends of La Cienega

    Legends of La Cienega

    This three-day event, benefiting Habitat for Humanity Greater Los Angeles, honors the 60-year-old La Cienega design district. There will be book signings, vignettes by a collection of interior...

    04.29.09

  24. From Stockholm, With Love
    Profiles

    From Stockholm, With Love

    The problem with loving all things Scandinavian is that for those of us in the United States, the objects of our affection are at least 4,000 miles away. While some larger companies make...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    04.29.09

  25. Ulrik Stool

    Ulrik Stool

    This pert perch by Alex Hellum takes the silhouette of a classic stool and tweaks it, just a bit, folding the seat up and ever so slightly around your posterior.  

    $118.00

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