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  1. Knibb Modular Showcase Garden
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    Knibb Modular Showcase Garden

    In a new space on Abbot Kinney in Venice, California, landscape designer Sean Knibb has unveiled an environmentally-friendly furniture line and a fresh approach to sustainable gardening. Knibb...

    written by: Laure Joliet
    04.16.09

  2. Top Ten Green Projects
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    Top Ten Green Projects

    Earlier this week, the American Institute of Architects’ Committee on the Environment announced the winners of their annual Top Ten Green Projects competition. The scoring system was based on...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    04.15.09

  3. Animal Shot Glasses by Goody Grams
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    Animal Shot Glasses by Goody Grams

    I stopped into the quite charming San Francisco spirits store Cask last week, and though the grappa selection left something to be desired, I was taken with these animal head shot glasses by...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    04.15.09

  4. The Greening of Southie
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    The Greening of Southie

    Ten years ago, realtors wouldn't have guessed they'd be selling luxury apartments based on cotton insulation and dual-flush toilets. High-end highrises are gaining environmental cred. But while we...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    04.15.09

  5. Avva Serving Boards

    Avva Serving Boards

    These handmade, bias-cut beech wood Avva serving boards from Teroforma are so simple, we imagine they'd go perfectly with any interior decor, hors d'oeuvre, or main dish. Easy clean-up-- just wipe...

    $55.00

  6. Axor Citterio M single-hole faucet

    Axor Citterio M single-hole faucet

    Designed by Italian architect Antonio Citterio and winner of an International Forum Gold Award in 2008, this single lever has some serious street cred even if it didn’t catch the eye of our...

    $470.00

  7. Axiom EcoPower sensor faucet

    Axiom EcoPower sensor faucet

    If the thought of using a sensor faucet seems more airport layover than home hospitality, the Axiom might change your mind. This spout would sit best in a guest or secondary bathroom for a hands...

    $1153.00

  8. Groundbreaking Design
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    Groundbreaking Design

    It has been nearly half a decade, but the Dwell Home II is back! Construction began this winter in the hills outside Los Angeles, and a true model of domestic sustainability takes shape.

    written by: Geoff Manaugh
    04.14.09

  9. C-blu from the Bluprint Collection

    C-blu from the Bluprint Collection

    We imagine c-blu would make an attractive silhouette on a pristine porcelain sink, but wonder whether the matte white would withstand consistent smudging from our fingertips. The compact shape is...

    $339.00

  10. Tara. single-hole basin mixer

    Tara. single-hole basin mixer

    X-marks-the-spot handles are easy to grasp and turn and the double-handled design wins points for originality. This is one of the tallest faucets featured, so the orientation of cabinets and...

    $1212.00

  11. Wosh single-lever basin mixer

    Wosh single-lever basin mixer

    Unconventional in both form and function, this is an ultramodern statement spout that declares its luxury loud and clear, a faceted faucet that resembles an oversized gem and stands up to the...

    $1318.00

  12. Dwell Nominated for Two Webbys
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    Dwell Nominated for Two Webbys

    The Dwell team was thrilled this morning to learn that we've been nominated for a Webby Award in two categories: Magazine and Lifestyle. Having launched our redesigned site with the help of...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    04.14.09

  13. Oblo wall-mount lavatory faucet

    Oblo wall-mount lavatory faucet

    Vertical orientation might be an effective way to free up space on your sink, unclutter your countertop, and make for an easy polish job, but we worry about wayward suds and splatters leaving a...

    $340.00

  14. Xenon 3 Hole basin filler

    Xenon 3 Hole basin filler

    Individually installed spout and hot and cold controls form a more perfect union with the surface of the sink without the need for an escutcheon intermediary. The slick round knobs would certainly...

    $667.00

  15. Werner Sobek
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    Werner Sobek

    Werner Sobek has seen the future, and it’s high-tech, green, and efficient. The architect, engineer, and teacher’s wandering intellect and belief in the power of design have left their...

    written by: Sally McGrane
    04.14.09

  16. DWR Presents: M+D+F Winners

    DWR Presents: M+D+F Winners

    M+D+F 2009 is a juried exhibition of innovative furniture by emerging designers in the San Francisco area. Organized by the DWR Potrero Studio and juried by Derek Chen of Council Design, Peter...

    04.14.09

  17. NOLA Design Competition
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    NOLA Design Competition

    Living locally is a trend that has captured not only foodies but designers, too. This past weekend, I headed down to the Big Easy as a guest judge for the Billes Architecture Home Design...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    04.14.09

  18. Terunobu Fujimori
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    Terunobu Fujimori

    A modern eccentric with an architectural sensibility drawn from ancient Japanese traditions, Terunobu Fujimori designs projects that are exercises in playful experimentation and sophisticated craft.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    photos by: Adam Friedberg
    04.14.09

  19. Welcome to the Jungle
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    Welcome to the Jungle

    In Central America, Spanish colonial architecture prevails. But the creeping tide of modernism—represented here by the home of architect José Roberto Paredes—is signaling that...

    written by: Sonja Hall
    photos by: Paco Perez
    04.14.09

  20. Q&A With Faythe Levine
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    Q&A With Faythe Levine

    After a sold-out, standing-room only viewing of the new Handmade Nation movie in San Francisco, I got in touch with director Faythe Levine (author of a book by the same name) to discuss the...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    04.14.09

  21. PISE Does It
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    PISE Does It

    From an ecological perspective, pneumatically impacted stabilized earth (PISE) is a nearly perfect building material. A new house, halfway between Carmel and Big Sur, near California’s...

    written by: Adam Fisher
    04.14.09

  22. Richard Rogers
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    Richard Rogers

    The architecture of Richard Rogers weds the best of high-tech design with the outer limits of the architect’s imagination, creating soaring, sustainable spaces that enrich everyday urban life.

    written by: Geoff Manaugh
    04.14.09

  23. Slatted Bench

    Slatted Bench

    There are few things nicer than sitting yourself down in the backyard on a sunny day, book in your hand and warm breeze on your face. Extend yourself a bit and put your feet up, or relax happily...

    $220.00

  24. Tangled Alphabets: León Ferrari and Mira Schendel

    Tangled Alphabets: León Ferrari and Mira Schendel

    This is the first major museum retrospective in the United States to survey the work of León Ferrari (Argentine, b. 1920) and Mira Schendel (Brazilian, b. Switzerland, 1919–1988), and...

    04.14.09

  25. Paper: Pressed, Stained, Slashed, Folded

    Paper: Pressed, Stained, Slashed, Folded

    This exhibition of approximately 70 works from MoMA’s collection that explore and manipulate the materiality of paper. Comprising prints and illustrated books as well as drawings and a papier...

    04.14.09

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