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  1. Garden Talk: Urban Agriculture

    Whether it’s a backyard vegetable patch or a farming co-op in the city, more and more people are embracing the idea of locally grown food and sustainable gardening. Learn more in this talk by...

    05.04.09

  2. Bunny Scooter

    Bunny Scooter

    Why rock like a horse when you can roll like a rabbit? This birch plywood bunny from Roebuck Studio comes flat-packed for easy shipment, with slotted pieces for easy assembly, and a sweet, simple...

    $240.00

  3. Lath House Doghouse
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    Lath House Doghouse

    I was recently in Palm Springs, California, to help judge doghouse designs for BARKitecture CHIQue 2009, a pet-sized architecture competition and auction to benefit Gilda’s Club Desert Cities...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    05.03.09

  4. Splat Green Bamboo Modern Wall Clock

    Splat Green Bamboo Modern Wall Clock

    This is a green and graphic piece created by Minneapolis–based graphic designer Keith Moore of pilotdesign. It's constructed of bamboo laminate atop MDF (medium density fiberboard) with a shaped...

    $45.00

  5. Bamboo Bicycle

    Bamboo Bicycle

    One weekend is all it takes to fabricate a bike frame from bamboo— a renewable and performance-positive material growing right in our backyard— assemble the components, and roll away with a custom...

    $1000.00

  6. Union Design Festival

    Union Design Festival

    The Union Design Festival is a continuation of the Capsule Design Festival, and focuses on original independent creations produced by SF Bay–based designers. There will be clothing, bags,...

    05.02.09

  7. Bouquet of Hope

    Take part in an event benefiting Rose Haven, a Portland–based community center for those afflicted by abuse and homelessness. The evening will feature a sustainably harvested dinner prepared...

    05.02.09

  8. Electrolux Washer and Dryer

    Electrolux Washer and Dryer

    Bold colors are in for big appliances at the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show this year, and this eye-catching kelly green pair from Electrolux just might brighten the prospect of doing your chores...

    $2898.00

  9. Marek Gut Commode
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    Marek Gut Commode

    Though we already ran our weekly round-up of finds from the Web, I couldn't help spotlighting this retrofuturistic piece of furniture by Polish designer Marek Gut. The so-called Commode (we'd...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    05.01.09

  10. Park(ing) Day Website
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    Park(ing) Day Website

    ReBar is a San Francisco based architectural activists who create work "situated in the domains of environmental installation, urbanism and absurdity." They're perhaps best known as the...

    05.01.09

  11. On a Rock in a Hard Place
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    On a Rock in a Hard Place

    In an unlikely mountaintop locale, Anderson Anderson Architecture crafted a home out of a complex composition of off-the-shelf components, paving new paths for the prefabricated construction industry.

    written by: Andrew Wagner
    photos by: John Clark
    05.01.09

  12. Friday Finds 5.1.09
    Week in Review

    Friday Finds 5.1.09

    It's hard to believe it's May already—the months are flying by. This week at Dwell we've been pulling together our September 2009 "Apartments" issue and looking ahead to later fall...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    05.01.09

  13. How to Play FlatPak
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    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

  14. 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

  15. 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

  16. Castles Made of Sand
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    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

  17. Worth the Wait
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    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

  18. Seeing What Develops
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    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

  19. 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

  20. Love's Labors Found
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    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

  21. Black, Red, and Green All Over
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    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

  22. 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

  23. 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

  24. 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

  25. 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

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