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  1. Home Schooled
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    Home Schooled

    The house at 157 Congress Run in the Cincinnati suburb of Wyoming was a fine little place, a sturdy 1940s brick Cape with trim, boxy rooms and an undulating yard punctuated with old trees. In...

    written by: Georgina Gustin
    photos by: Chad Holder
    01.16.09

  2. On the Level
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    On the Level

    Judged by contemporary design standards, the typical postwar suburban split-level house has little to recommend it. Usually spotted in a tract with dozens of similarly shaped units, the classic...

    written by: Carolann Rule
    photos by: João Canziani
    01.16.09

  3. Keep Calm and Carry On
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    Keep Calm and Carry On

    Gotta love the Brits. If they don't have humor, they have style, and on the rare occasion that they don't have either, at least they have something to say while they're taking a deep breath and...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    01.16.09

  4. Method Lab
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    Method Lab

    Designer Jennifer Siegal’s own house is a modest 1920s Spanish bungalow on the leeward side of busy Lincoln Boulevard in Venice, California, that looks nothing like what she makes at her day job. A...

    written by: David A. Greene
    photos by: Dave Lauridsen
    01.15.09

  5. Blue in the Facade
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    Blue in the Facade

    Canada's Magdalen Islands offer a seaside retreat to landlocked Quebecers, two of whom have turned the local vernacular on its oreille with a winsome vacation home.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Matthew Monteith
    01.15.09

  6. The Tree of Ghent
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    The Tree of Ghent

    Just as the famed Treaty of 1814 called for peace between the United Kingdom and the United States, the large beech tree on Dieter Van Everbroeck's property harmonizes the relationship between site...

    written by: Jane Szita
    photos by: Hertha Hurnaus
    01.15.09

  7. Pretty Super
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    Pretty Super

    The super's unit was anything but in this Upper West side co-op, however architect Brad Zizmor saw potential in the apartment nobody could love. A re-imagined interior and gracious new outdoor...

    written by: Michael Cannell
    photos by: Roland Bello
    01.15.09

  8. An Inno-native Approach
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    An Inno-native Approach

    Joe Osae-Addo, a highly gregarious, Ghanaian-born architect, was living in Los Angeles, designing buildings and acting as the unofficial social coordinator of the local architecture scene. But on a...

    written by: Frances Anderton
    photos by: Dook
    01.15.09

  9. TT6190

    TT6190

    Brushed stainless steel two-slice toaster with variable browning control

    $75.00

  10. Universal Appeal
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    Universal Appeal

    When David Carmel decided to propose to Kirsten Axelsen, he was at home in Manhattan and she was in Ethiopia, working to eliminate trachoma (the world’s leading cause of preventable blindness). No...

    written by: Fred A. Bernstein
    photos by: Raimund Koch
    01.15.09

  11. Ikon Toaster

    Ikon Toaster

    Stainless steel body and finish with ”lift and look” feature to view toast without resetting the cycle

    $59.99

  12. SG68 W

    SG68 W

    Stainless steel two-slice toaster with bun-warmer attachment

    $199.00

  13. Modern Victorian House Preservation in Oakland
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    Modern Victorian House Preservation in Oakland

    Mike McDonald, an Oakland, California–based builder, faced a common problem for Bay Area homeowners: an aesthetically pleasing, historically significant, but structurally shaky Victorian.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Jason Madara
    01.15.09

  14. All Clad
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    All Clad

    For photographer Ed Reeve, building his own house had been a lifelong dream. When he met architect David Adjaye, and found the perfect plot of land in London’s De Beauvoir Town, Reeve knew his time...

    written by: Max Fraser
    photos by: Ed Reeve
    01.15.09

  15. Morrison Toaster

    Morrison Toaster

    White plastic and stainless steel single-slot two-slice toaster with warming tray and photo-sensor browning control

    $150.00

  16. Professional Series Toaster

    Professional Series Toaster

    Six browning options and a warm-up setting

    $275.00

  17. Minimalist Bachelor Pad in Brisbane
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    Minimalist Bachelor Pad in Brisbane

    Londoner Dave Clayden has gradually adjusted to life in the subtropics, where, as he puts it, “toweling yourself down after a shower is enough to make you start sweating again.” He no longer...

    written by: Karen Pakula
    photos by: Richard Powers
    01.15.09

  18. Raising the Barn
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    Raising the Barn

    Architect Preston Scott Cohen resurrected an early 1800s barn as a vacation home for a literary couple and their family, calling to mind both the agrarian spaciousness of the structure’s former...

    written by: Marc Kristal
    photos by: Raimund Koch
    01.15.09

  19. Kingston Brio
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    Kingston Brio

    Aaron Roberts and Thomas Bailey, the young architects behind room11, teamed up to design a house for Aaron's parents, fixing the structure into the topography of the site.

    written by: Simon Sellars
    photos by: Andrew Rowat
    01.15.09

  20. Katz's Cradle
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    Katz's Cradle

    Gregory Katz proves that three times is a charm with his trio of concrete homes, which challenge the status quo in this quiet Johannesburg suburb.

    written by: Kerryn Fischer
    photos by: Elsa Young
    01.15.09

  21. Sancor Envirolet VF 700 Composting Toilet

    Sancor Envirolet VF 700 Composting Toilet

    Vitreous china bowl / External composting unit / Vacuum-assisted flush /

    $3999.00

  22. Sun-Mar Self-Contained Compact Composting Toilet

    Sun-Mar Self-Contained Compact Composting Toilet

    Fiberglass bowl and body /Electric composting bio-drum

    $1595.00

  23. Neo-Metro miniLoo Compact Dual-Flush Toilet

    Neo-Metro miniLoo Compact Dual-Flush Toilet

    Stainless steel or white powdercoat finish bowl / Two-button flush / 1.0 or 1.6 gallons per flush / In-wall flush system sold separately

    $1210.00

  24. Post Bale
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    Post Bale

    Boulder, Colorado, straddles a dynamic geographical border where miles of Rocky Mountains descend into flat plains that stretch all the way to the Appalachians. With four picture-perfect seasons...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    photos by: Dave Lauridsen
    01.15.09

  25. Clivus Multrum Foam-Flush Toilet

    Clivus Multrum Foam-Flush Toilet

    Vitreous china bowl and water tank / Push-button flush / 3 ounces per flush

    $2500.00

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