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  1. 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

  2. Sancor Envirolet VF 700 Composting Toilet

    Sancor Envirolet VF 700 Composting Toilet

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

    $3999.00

  3. Sun-Mar Self-Contained Compact Composting Toilet

    Sun-Mar Self-Contained Compact Composting Toilet

    Fiberglass bowl and body /Electric composting bio-drum

    $1595.00

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. On the Rock
    Green

    On the Rock

    Katja and Adam Thom’s cabin, on an exposed postglacial archipelago in Canada’s windswept Georgian Bay, is more than eight miles from the nearest road.

    written by: Geoff Manaugh
    photos by: Mark Giglio
    01.15.09

  8. Ski Lift
    My House

    Ski Lift

    This New York turned ski bum took a little piece of the city to the mountains, and never looked back.

    written by: Heather Wagner
    photos by: Bjorn Wallander
    01.15.09

  9. Caroma-Caravelle-One-Piece Round Front Plus Dual-Flush Toilet

    Caroma-Caravelle-One-Piece Round Front Plus Dual-Flush Toilet

    Vitreous china bowl and tank / Two-button flush / 0.8 or 1.6 gallons per flush

    $500.00

  10. The Wayback Machine: Your Solar House
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    The Wayback Machine: Your Solar House

    Before the word "solar" evoked images of flat PV panels stuck on rooftops, many architects already had a mind to use the sun to maximum advantage in their designs. I recently discovered a...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    01.15.09

  11. Jason F. McLennan reviews 5 eco-toilets
    Product Reviews

    Jason F. McLennan reviews 5 eco-toilets

    Victorian technology has no business being the receptacle for your business. It’s time to outmode the common commode.

    written by: Michael Grozik
    photos by: Andy Reynolds
    01.15.09

  12. Lost and Foundation
    My House

    Lost and Foundation

    Tony and Rachel Sherman were simply trying to buy a house, but what they found instead was a foundation—a discovery that transformed them from home buyers to home builders virtually overnight.

    written by: Sydney LeBlanc
    photos by: Noah Webb
    01.15.09

  13. Pittsburgh Steeler
    My House

    Pittsburgh Steeler

    With a nod to the Burgh’s industrial heritage, and an eye toward the new, Jeff Walz replaced an aging farmhouse with a chic steel cube.

    written by: Deborah Bishop
    photos by: Livia Corona
    01.15.09

  14. Alcove

    Alcove

    Foam cushions, available in three fabrics and five colors; also available in Highback design

    $7200.00

  15. Top Notch
    My House

    Top Notch

    Tom Hanks is not known for horror films, but his 1986 flop, The Money Pit, has a terrifying premise: A seemingly small renovation consumes a couple’s life, devouring their reserves of time,...

    written by: Reyhan Harmanci
    photos by: Doug Adesko
    01.15.09

  16. Florence Knoll Settee

    Florence Knoll Settee

    Available in more than 100 Knoll fabrics and leathers

    $5640.00

  17. ABCD

    ABCD

    Available in many colors, including the Momentum fabric by Jack Lenor Larsen

    $4178.00

  18. Luminhaus Lantern Shed
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    Luminhaus Lantern Shed

    How do you create a tool shed to match the modern lines of a Rocio Romero LV prefab house? If you’re Barry Bless and Jennifer Watson, you cross a standard storage shed design with that of a...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    01.15.09

  19. Bergère Sofa

    Bergère Sofa

    Oak or walnut with fabric or leather upholstery

    $3895.00

  20. Celebrity matchmaker Patti Stanger reviews 5 love seats
    Product Reviews

    Celebrity matchmaker Patti Stanger reviews 5 love seats

    No piece of furniture has more aptly paved the way to connubial bliss than the love seat. And though they’re positively built for wooing, take heed, inconstant lovers: Romantic misdeeds are bound...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: João Canziani
    01.15.09

  21. Light Box
    My House

    Light Box

    For Tad Beck, making a home out of a stolid, windowless warehouse meant opening it up from the inside out.

    written by: Fred A. Bernstein
    photos by: Dave Lauridsen
    01.15.09

  22. Industrial Revolution
    My House

    Industrial Revolution

    Maria Cook and Lance Compa were only looking to kill a sleepy Sunday afternoon when they drove 20 minutes south of their home in Ithaca, New York, to see a house that a real estate circular had...

    written by: William Lamb
    photos by: Adam Friedberg
    01.15.09

  23. 5 Questions for Carrie and Andrew Purcell
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    5 Questions for Carrie and Andrew Purcell

    Husband and wife Carrie and Andrew Purcell are in the business of making beautiful, and mouthwatering, photographs together. They chronicle their observations on food, photography and living in Los...

    written by: Laure Joliet
    01.15.09

  24. Lucky's Break
    My House

    Lucky's Break

    With a very limited budget and no construction experience, Lucky and Kim Diaz overhauled a wreck of a house into a sweet, 1,100-square-foot Los Angeles home with just $55,000 and a whole lot of...

    written by: Amara Holstein
    photos by: João Canziani
    01.14.09

  25. Double Time
    My House

    Double Time

    The last time Blake Trabulsi and Allison Orr had a party at their house in Austin, Texas, it lasted until 5 a.m. Observes Trabulsi: “People are so comfortable here, they never want to leave.”

    written by: Fred A. Bernstein
    photos by: Jack Thompson
    01.14.09

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