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  1. Norwegian Wood
    My House

    Norwegian Wood

    Designing a house for this setting was a thrilling puzzle of aesthetics and terrain for a young architect. The house they built that year suited the couple for 30 years of long summer vacations,...

    written by: Margit Bisztray
    photos by: Pia Ulin
    03.04.09

  2. Stumptown Rock
    Green

    Stumptown Rock

    Even before construction was complete, the Stump House was turning heads. When its green-minded future owners learned of its shining environmental résumé, they knew they’d found...

    written by: Brian Libby
    photos by: John Clark
    03.04.09

  3. A Mid-Century Modern Home in Southwest Portland
    House Tours

    A Mid-Century Modern Home in Southwest Portland

    Living in a state that’s saturated with rain for 
much of the year, Oregonians rightly have an obsession with sunshine.

    written by: Amara Holstein
    photos by: John Clark
    03.04.09

  4. Long Island Summer Home Gets a Modern Addition
    House Tours

    Long Island Summer Home Gets a Modern Addition

     “I can show you what it was…and what it is,” 
Joe Dolce says, delineating the slight, 250-square-foot addition to his Long Island summer home.

    written by: Amber Bravo
    photos by: Raimund Koch
    03.04.09

  5. Design Junkie
    Profiles

    Design Junkie

    "I guess from a young age I collected things that interested me—picked up bizarre things from the street, put them in boxes, or took them to my room."

    written by: Michael Grozik
    03.04.09

  6. Cable Organizers
    Product Reviews

    Cable Organizers

    Dear Dwell, I've recently renovated my home office. While I could not be happier with the results, I cannot find an elegant solution for organizing the mess of cords behind my desk. Do you have a...

    written by: William Lamb
    photos by: Aya Brackett
    03.03.09

  7. Trash Bins
    Product Reviews

    Trash Bins

    Dear Dwell, I pride myself on recycling each week, but I'm unhappy with the unorganized mess of bottles and cans in my kitchen. Are there any attractive options for trash bins that integrate re...

    written by: Christopher Bright
    photos by: Hunter Freeman
    03.03.09

  8. Drawer Organizers
    Product Reviews

    Drawer Organizers

    Dear Dwell, My junk drawer is out of control. Can you help me find a way to get it closed? —Lisa Scofield, Palo Alto, California

    written by: Christopher Bright
    photos by: Peter Belanger
    03.03.09

  9. Eric Corey Freed Reviews 6 Sustainable Flooring Options
    Product Reviews

    Eric Corey Freed Reviews 6 Sustainable Flooring Options

    There’s trouble underfoot if you’re building a green home without considering your flooring. Take stock of these sustainable wood options that let you tread lightly on the land.

    written by: Amara Holstein
    photos by: Hunter Freeman
    03.03.09

  10. Tim Goodman Reviews 5 Lounge Chairs
    Product Reviews

    Tim Goodman Reviews 5 Lounge Chairs

    The Simpsons’ C. Montgomery Burns once said, “Sitting—the great leveler. From the mightiest pharaoh to the lowliest peasant, who doesn’t enjoy a good sit?” As we...

    written by: Sam Grawe
    photos by: Nathan Perkel
    03.03.09

  11. Reclaimed Wood

    Reclaimed Wood

    Salvaged from buildings, plantations, mines, and railroads. Stock is sold as mixes of wood sorted by color, such as Cinnamon Mix (composed of merbau, alan batu, and other species from mine shoring...

  12. Sustainably Harvested Woods

    Sustainably Harvested Woods

    Wood laminated in vertical strips adhered with natural glues. Available in birch, beech, pine, ocoumé, meranti, poplar, or deal wood.

  13. Cork Mosaic Tiles

    Cork Mosaic Tiles

    Two circle sizes. Available in natural or more than 100 custom colors. Made from the waste of the cork bottle-stop industry.

  14. Global Passage Collection

    Global Passage Collection

    Photograph of wood grain laminated onto particleboard. Nine choices available, including Indian tigerwood, Brazilian cherry, and African padauk.

  15. Engineered Flooring

    Engineered Flooring

    A layer of hardwood bonded to two wood sublayers. More than 15 choices of wood available, including Australian chestnut, White tigerwood, and Chocolate oak.

  16. Neopolitan Bamboo Plywood

    Neopolitan Bamboo Plywood

    Strips of different lengths and widths of bamboo glued to a solid core of plywood with natural adhesive. Bamboo is from managed forests in China.

  17. Ola

    Ola

    With its gentle curves, Ola (or “wave”) earns its name ably. The chair is made from rigid polyurethane upholstered with foam and a fixed cover of either stretched Lycra or leather.

  18. Take A Line for a Walk

    Take A Line for a Walk

    The unusual name for Häberli’s chair comes from artist Paul Klee’s description of drawing. The chair’s steel frame is covered with injected polyurethane foam. Upholstering options vary. Base...

    $3500.00

  19. Facett

    Facett

    The brothers Bouroullec conceived the angular Facett range much like a piece of origami—its unique stitched cover unfolding into a single sheet. It’s available in a range of fabrics, and the...

    $2685.00

  20. J.J.

    J.J.

    The undersized J.J. was created to complement Citterio’s oversize Arne sofas. Steel rods support a stained oak frame, between which a series of crisscrossed seatbelt-like bands make up the seat,...

    $4500.00

  21. Womb Chair

    Womb Chair

    This chair was initially released in 1948 with the catchy title No. 70 and later became known as the Womb chair thanks to its inviting embrace. A padded and upholstered fiberglass shell sits on a...

    $2380.00

  22. The Soft Spot
    Post

    The Soft Spot

    As designers embrace the idea of directing their skills toward doing good in the world, a collective of students and alumni from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco have launched an...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    03.03.09

  23. Platform 21's Repair Manifesto
    Post

    Platform 21's Repair Manifesto

    Designers talk a lot about extending product lifecycles, but most often in terms of creating new objects with exceptional longevity. Extending the lifecycle of existing objects is a different...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    03.03.09

  24. Pleats-Pleats Sofa
    Post

    Pleats-Pleats Sofa

    In accordance with the old saying, March has come in like a lion from coast to coast. If we're lucky, by the end of the month, we'll be ready for lawn chairs and lemonade (or at least some spring...

    written by: Laure Joliet
    03.03.09

  25. Lounge Chair

    Lounge Chair

    Lie back, relax, and tell us about your mother. Innovative bent-wood, L-leg construction ensures this lounge chair’s longevity, so generations to come can reflect on the simplicity of good design.

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