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  1. A Striking Bohemian Geothermal Home
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    A Striking Bohemian Geothermal Home

    Taking a calculated turn from tradition, two Czech architects designed a modern rendition of a classic Bohemian home, powered by solar panels and a geothermal heat pump that draws energy from the...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    photos by: Andrea Lhotakova
    01.21.09

  2. Aluminum Clad Residential Units in San Francisco
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    Aluminum Clad Residential Units in San Francisco

    It may not be to Queen Anne's tastes, but 1234 Howard is true to its context.

    written by: Amber Bravo
    photos by: Dwight Eschliman
    01.21.09

  3. Hong Kong, China
    City Guide

    Hong Kong, China

    Hong Kong’s architectural development can be traced through time by viewing it panoramically from the city’s stratospheric escalators. We survey the layers with local architect Rocco Yim.

    written by: Marc Kristal
    photos by: Andrew Rowat
    01.21.09

  4. The Green Lagoon
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    The Green Lagoon

    From the deck of this waterfront house, the scenery is abuzz with Northern California wildlife–but there's not a utility bill in sight.

    written by: Deborah Bishop
    photos by: Matthew Millman
    01.21.09

  5. Zurich, Switzerland
    City Guide

    Zurich, Switzerland

    Industrial designer Alfredo Häberli shows us how to pass the hours in Zurich, Switzerland, a city with no shortage of timekeepers.

    written by: Andy Isaacson
    photos by: Gunnar Knechtel
    01.21.09

  6. Ray Kappe-Designed Multilevel House in Los Angeles
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    Ray Kappe-Designed Multilevel House in Los Angeles

    Los Angeles architect Ray Kappe built a multilevel house for his family back in 1967, and the results still resonate today.

    written by: Frances Anderton
    photos by: João Canziani
    01.21.09

  7. Vespa Revamped
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    Vespa Revamped

    While probably not ideal for rainy climes, Portuguese carpenter/designer Carlos Alberto built a Vespa that could be reason enough for some people to move to a desert (one without sandstorms,...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    01.21.09

  8. Retail Therapy
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    Retail Therapy

    In the great American quest for more stuff, big-box stores are nirvana, laden with cheaply priced items by the ton, from diamond earrings to toilet paper. So isn’t it a good thing that many...

    written by: Amara Holstein
    01.21.09

  9. Carbon Chair

    Carbon Chair

    The genesis for the Carbon chair was the Carbon Copy, a prototype carbon-fiber replica of Charles and Ray Eames’s iconic Wire chair. This chair is completely hand coiled and is 100 percent carbon...

  10. De La Warr Pavilion Chair

    De La Warr Pavilion Chair

    The aluminum De La Warr Pavilion chair was designed for the 2005 reopening of England’s modernist seaside landmark. While it can be used outdoors, an upholstered version is available, with the...

  11. Metropolitan Side Chair

    Metropolitan Side Chair

    Bernett’s 2003 side chair rounds out a collection that also includes a lounge chair and bed. This chair is available in a wide range of coverings atop a choice of frames: an aluminum base with four...

  12. HP/1

    HP/1

    The HP/1 (whose name stands for “hi pad”) is executed in Morrison’s typical understated manner. The molded seat is available in a wide range of fabrics and leathers and sits atop a satin stainless...

  13. Swag Leg Chair

    Swag Leg Chair

    While the 1958 fiberglass originals fetch a steep prices on the collector’s market, today’s Swag Leg chair is easy to acquire and 100 percent recyclable.

  14. PK9

    PK9

    Designed in 1960, the PK9 features a distinctive three-legged stainless steel base topped by a leather-covered seat of pressure-molded polyester.

  15. Organic Chair

    Organic Chair

    This vaunted design was created for the 1940 MoMA exhibition “Organic Design in Home Furnishings.” The chair, which was the first to mold wood into complex curvatures and use the cycle-welding...

  16. Auctioneer Richard Wright reviews 7 dining chairs
    Product Reviews

    Auctioneer Richard Wright reviews 7 dining chairs

    This dinner guest is always invited, but doesn’t eat or drink, and never joins the conversation. But long after the party’s over, it will still be at the table. Our favorite dining...

    written by: Amber Bravo
    photos by: RJ Muna
    01.21.09

  17. Obama as an Experiment in Urban Form
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    Obama as an Experiment in Urban Form

    President Obama is an urban president. During his time in the White House, he and his wife will maintain their home in south Chicago—in Hyde Park, specifically, just blocks from where I once...

    written by: Geoff Manaugh
    01.21.09

  18. Double the Pleasure
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    Double the Pleasure

    These twin sun-drenched San Diego abodes prove that two decks are better than one.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Bryce Duffy
    01.21.09

  19. Lava Flow 4, The Big Island
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    Lava Flow 4, The Big Island

    Set into the dense tropical foliage of Hawaii’s wildest coast is a house that goes with the flow by welcoming the breeze.

    written by: Sam Grawe
    photos by: Linny Morris
    01.20.09

  20. Mirrored Op Wall Art

    Mirrored Op Wall Art

    Mirror and wire

    $179.00

  21. My Brother’s Mirror

    My Brother’s Mirror

    A frame found in the designer's brother's closet that he liked so much he decided to cast it in resin and share it with the world.

    $280.00

  22. Mingle Mirror

    Mingle Mirror

    Polished-edged glass mounted on MDF

    $126.00

  23. Captain’s Mirror

    Captain’s Mirror

    Distressed leather frame lined with wood with a cast bronze hanging pull

    $1300.00

  24. Mirror 1

    Mirror 1

    $380.00

  25. Decorative Mirror

    Decorative Mirror

    Powder-coated steel and glass

    $1400.00

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