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  1. Fawning Over Flora
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    Fawning Over Flora

    Flora Grubb Gardens, the hippest plant merchant in the Bay Area, takes up residence in a new building as green as it is frondescent.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Todd Hido
    02.05.09

  2. French Adbusters
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    French Adbusters

    There's some citizen adbusting going on in France where groups describing themselves as  "deboulonneurs" or "unscrewers," are fighting against the visual pollution they see...

    written by: Laure Joliet
    02.05.09

  3. Loading....
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    Loading....

    Pretty Loaded is an online museum of "preloaders," those animated countdowns that inform visitors that their mind-blowing web experience will be 100% loaded as soon as their pokey PC...

    written by: David A. Greene
    02.05.09

  4. Where Pigs Fly
    Outdoor

    Where Pigs Fly

    Those looking for a more down-to-earth option might consider wallowing in a pigsty, which is essentially what designer Amir Sanei constructed for his two sons.

    written by: James Nestor
    02.05.09

  5. Stoked to Soak
    Outdoor

    Stoked to Soak

    Compelling custom solutions to off-the-shelf problems are often hard to come by. But landscape architects James A. Lord and Roderick Wyllie relished the challenge of making a standard hot tub the...

    written by: Deborah Bishop
    photos by: Jeremy Harris
    02.05.09

  6. By Poplar Demand
    Outdoor

    By Poplar Demand

    “I kept pushing the idea of doing a new kind of tree house further and further, trying to find the best structure, the best materials,” explains Dustin Feider, a 23-year-old freelance...

    written by: James Nestor
    02.05.09

  7. Suspended Habitation
    Outdoor

    Suspended Habitation

    “This was really a parameter-driven project,” explains Lukasz Kos, a Toronto-based designer and cofounder of the architecture firm Testroom. “That is, I had to let the trees...

    written by: James Nestor
    02.05.09

  8. Modest Modern Shopping List
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    Modest Modern Shopping List

    Next month, Chad Ludeman, president of the firm PostGreen, will move into the first completed 100K House, an infill development he and his team built in the New Kensington neighborhood of...

    written by: David A. Greene
    02.05.09

  9. All-Inclusive Architecture
    Outdoor

    All-Inclusive Architecture

    At the symbolic heart of Philadelphia lies John F. Kennedy (JFK) Plaza, more commonly called Love Park after a Robert Indiana sculpture that is the soul of the site.

    written by: Anuj Desai
    photos by: Adam Friedberg
    02.05.09

  10. Garden Apartment
    Outdoor

    Garden Apartment

    Botanist Patrick Blanc has been bringing the wilds of the rainforests to Parisian walls for over 30 years, most recently at the Jean Nouvel–designed Quai Branly museum. One lucky family,...

    written by: Michelle Hoffman
    photos by: Jessica Antola
    02.05.09

  11. Hirshhorn, Ontario: The Modern City That Never Was
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    Hirshhorn, Ontario: The Modern City That Never Was

    An exhibit up at the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington DC chronicles the museum's initial conception, and the Canadian, Philip Johnson-designed city in which it was meant to live.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    02.05.09

  12. Rest Easy: 3 Eco-friendly Mattresses
    Product Reviews

    Rest Easy: 3 Eco-friendly Mattresses

    As the ill effects of many a mattress become crystal-clear, never before has the saying “You snooze, you lose” held more weight. Thankfully, there are some great options out there that...

    written by: Shonquis Moreno
    photos by: Dean Kaufman
    02.04.09

  13. Ich Bin Ein Mulcher
    Outdoor

    Ich Bin Ein Mulcher

    When, at cocktail parties, the conversation turns from the fleeting news of the day to the subject of sublime beauty, Dan Maginn often find himself smiling, for soon, he will speak of mulch.

    written by: Dan Maginn
    02.04.09

  14. Nature’s Graces
    Outdoor

    Nature’s Graces

    With the lightness and imagination of origami and the mathematical exactitude of digital design, this open-air chapel invites all creatures into its folds.

    written by: Sarah Rich
    photos by: Sarah Rich
    02.04.09

  15. Thibault’s Follies
    Outdoor

    Thibault’s Follies

    Quebec City architect Pierre Thibault has designed three Habitats Légers, or Light Habitats­—small structures installed in the landscape and meant as creative retreats. The first...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    02.04.09

  16. On the Fence
    Outdoor

    On the Fence

    This “landscaped outdoor room” near Farrar Pond, Massachusetts, uses simple construction to create complex effects.

    written by: Michael Grozik
    photos by: Charles Mayer
    02.04.09

  17. A Garage Converted Modern Playroom
    Outdoor

    A Garage Converted Modern Playroom

    It could have been a Sheetrock box, but as the house’s most frequently used point of entry, it deserved the same architectural respect.

    written by: Deborah Bishop
    02.04.09

  18. LiTraCon: Light-Transmitting Concrete
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    LiTraCon: Light-Transmitting Concrete

    While researching innovative ways in which to use concrete, Hungarian architect Aron Losonczi’s light-transmitting concrete caught our eye. Called LiTraCon, the material is a mixture of fine...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    02.04.09

  19. Rancilio Silva

    Rancilio Silva

    Semi-automatic machine made of heavy-gauge stainless steel. Takes ground coffee.

    $740.00

  20. 8 Questions For Tina Roth Eisenberg
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    8 Questions For Tina Roth Eisenberg

    Tina Roth Eisenberg runs a successful graphic design company but is perhaps better known as the author behind the design centric blog, SwissMiss.  The self described Swiss designer gone NYC...

    written by: Laure Joliet
    02.04.09

  21. Petal Clock

    Petal Clock

    Designed by George Nelson in the late 1950s, the Petal Clock has been re-released by Vitra.

    $275.00

  22. Max Bill Wall Clock

    Max Bill Wall Clock

    Designed by the Swiss architect in 1957.

    $400.00

  23. Banker's Clock

    Banker's Clock

    A classic since 1971, when Arne Jacobsen created it for the Danish National Bank in Copenhagan.

    $360.00

  24. Cuckoo Clock

    Cuckoo Clock

    This German-made piece is modeled after classic Black Forest design and updated with sleek and modern proportions.

    $375.00

  25. Photographer Steve Reczkowski Reviews 5 Digital Cameras
    Product Reviews

    Photographer Steve Reczkowski Reviews 5 Digital Cameras

    Not all pictures are worth a thousand words. In fact, some barely warrant an “ugh,” which is why the ever-irreverent digital camera has become the favored archivist for the vain, but...

    written by: Amber Bravo
    photos by: Jason Madara
    02.04.09

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