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  1. Dan Maginn, El Dorado, Inc.
    Design 101

    Dan Maginn, El Dorado, Inc.

    The designers at Kansas City–based El Dorado believe they are improving on the conventional architect-contractor relationship by cultivating a more collaborative spirit among client,...

    written by: Virginia Gardiner
    02.27.09

  2. Collecting Case Studies: James Cahn
    Design 101

    Collecting Case Studies: James Cahn

    James Cahn is a 25-year-old Chicago-based emerging collector and financial consultant. He collects with his partner Jeremiah Collatz, art advisor at Dirk Denison Architects.

    written by: Natasha Boas
    02.27.09

  3. Debra Prinzing Reviews 4 Prefab Outbuildings
    Product Reviews

    Debra Prinzing Reviews 4 Prefab Outbuildings

    From city slickers to country bumpkins, homeowners have always longed for a special place from which to escape the toils of day-to-day life.

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Amanda Friedman
    02.27.09

  4. 101 Bathrooms: Cultural Commod(e)ity
    Design 101

    101 Bathrooms: Cultural Commod(e)ity

    In 1937, as the modern movement in Europe 
faced the stifling rise of fascism, the leftist French 
Union des Artistes Modernes hosted a pavilion at the Paris World’s Fair that presented, among...

    written by: Virginia Gardiner
    02.26.09

  5. 101 Bathrooms
    Design 101

    101 Bathrooms

    Contemplating the proverbial "throne" the world over, Virginia Gardiner wonders why modernism hasn't caught on the to the john. Also bathroom swag on parade.

    written by: Virginia Gardiner
    02.26.09

  6. 101 Renovation
    Design 101

    101 Renovation

    The agony and ecstasy of home renovations, featuring case studies, caveats, and true confessions.

    written by: Shonquis Moreno
    02.26.09

  7. Strategic Changes Make a Big Impression
    Design 101

    Strategic Changes Make a Big Impression

    Designer Francois Lévy and his wife, Julie, bought an abandoned 1904 train depot and transported it 50 miles to an inner-city lot 
in Austin, Texas.

    written by: Shonquis Moreno
    02.26.09

  8. Kitting Out Kitchen and Bath
    Design 101

    Kitting Out Kitchen and Bath

    The most intensely used rooms in the house depend on good plumbing, ventilation, 
and electrical systems, and contain the highest number of fixtures per square 
foot—all of which makes...

    written by: Shonquis Moreno
    02.26.09

  9. Branching Out
    Outdoor

    Branching Out

    Arborsculpturist Richard Reames has spent the past 16 years making more than 100 sculptures, chairs, pieces of furniture, tool handles, mailboxes, and fences out of living trees.

    written by: James Nestor
    photos by: John Clark
    02.26.09

  10. Clever Details Increase Property Value
    Design 101

    Clever Details Increase Property Value

    Doing something unique can increase a home’s resale value.

    written by: Shonquis Moreno
    02.26.09

  11. Face Off: Looking Good on the Outside
    Design 101

    Face Off: Looking Good on the Outside

    The husband-and-wife architecture team Halpert & Ruiz know that if a house’s face 
is pretty from the outside and views are good from within, as a landlord you will have an easier time...

    written by: Shonquis Moreno
    02.26.09

  12. Our Renovation
    Design 101

    Our Renovation

    Every night I said, “Trust me, sweetheart, this is going to be amazing, beautiful, fantastic

    written by: Peter Moore Smith
    02.26.09

  13. The Lawn Goodbye
    Outdoor

    The Lawn Goodbye

    We sunbathe, picnic, and play sports on them. Our bare feet seem inexorably drawn to them. And for many of us, they’re the first thing we see when we step out the front door: lawns. It&rsquo...

    written by: Arnie Cooper
    photos by: Fritz Haeg
    02.26.09

  14. Art Start
    Profiles

    Art Start

    Curatorial manager Jennifer Strate O’Neal calls Creative Growth Art Center the “homestead” of a now-flourishing creative community in Oakland, California.

    photos by: Doug Adesko
    02.26.09

  15. Brooklyn Renaissance
    Profiles

    Brooklyn Renaissance

    Thanks to a group of young Brooklyn architects, an immigrant neighborhood untouched by gentrification gets low-income housing with high ideals.

    written by: Michael Cannell
    02.26.09

  16. On a Smartpath
    Profiles

    On a Smartpath

    Zoë Melo has dedicated herself to design work that transcends trendy or facile definitions of sustainable or socially responsible practices.

    written by: Reyhan Harmanci
    02.26.09

  17. The Intelligent Kitchen: The e-House

    The Intelligent Kitchen: The e-House

    At his upstate New York home, known as the e-House, architect Michael McDonough is conducting an ongoing experiment in ecological awareness. In this video Michael takes us on a tour of his kitchen,...

    02.26.09

  18. The Intelligent Kitchen: Jeffrey Beers

    The Intelligent Kitchen: Jeffrey Beers

    Architect, homeowner, and culinary guru Jeffery Beers shares his personal tenets on kitchen design, and why it’s important for the most social room in house to know its chef.

    02.26.09

  19. The Intelligent Kitchen: Connie Hughes

    The Intelligent Kitchen: Connie Hughes

    Connie Hughes’ dream kitchen started with a one-of-a-kind view, a wish list, and a daily ritual of watching the morning news with her husband. Connie and her builder walk us through the newly...

    02.26.09

  20. The Intelligent Kitchen: Dr. Vijay Battu

    The Intelligent Kitchen: Dr. Vijay Battu

    Dr. Vijay Battu gives us a tour of his elegant Manhattan apartment, extolls the virtues of open space in kitchens, and performs an impromptu living room concert. Along the way we learn about...

    02.26.09

  21. Emerging Designer: Jake Barton

    Emerging Designer: Jake Barton

    Jake Barton is designing a new breed of museum, one that favors local voices over curatorial authority. They are places for dialogue, not lectures.

    02.26.09

  22. Emerging Designers: Della Valle Bernheimer

    Emerging Designers: Della Valle Bernheimer

    From the creative foment of Brooklyn comes Della Valle Bernheimer, a young design firm committed to new forms of collaborating.

    02.26.09

  23. Video: Emerging Designer: Jason Miller

    Video: Emerging Designer: Jason Miller

    The first subject in our emerging designers series, Jason Miller draws on threadbare bits of Americana, serving up something entirely new with a sly, subversive spin.

    02.26.09

  24. Design Leader: Michelle Kaufmann

    Design Leader: Michelle Kaufmann

    As part of our Design Leaders video series, prefab specialist Michelle Kaufmann shares her philosophy on sustainable modular construction.

    02.26.09

  25. Design Leader: David Baker

    Design Leader: David Baker

    As part of our Design Leaders video series, David Baker explores San Francisco's growing Livable City campaign.

    02.26.09

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