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2009

Act Locally

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Make the Most of Your Place
July/August 2009,
Vol. 09
Issue 08.

Extended Content

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Casa Study House #1

Traditions collide in Los Angeles when architect Jeremy Levine hotwires SoCal Spanish with international haute-moderne.
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Net Assets

Argentinean materials, a roiling economy, and a pinch of personal tumult served as the recipe for furniture designer Alejandro Sticotti’s Buenos Aires oasis.
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A Northern Haven

North Haven, a rocky island in Maine’s Penobscot Bay, is quintessentially New England. As it happens, so is this boat barn–inspired brand of rugged, regional modernism.
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Pedigree Charted

With an extended family apt to drop by at a moment’s notice, lifelong modernist Hannah Ferguson has a new home that’s all about heritage.
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Operation Desert Shed

Architect Lloyd Russell’s design for this desert getaway passively mitigates the elements with a utilitarian solution, turning a modest modern retreat into a hardy, region-appropriate home.
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Made for the Shade

The rusted red corrugated-steel canopy that covers Jim Austin’s home at Rimrock Ranch is visually striking in its desert surroundings
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5 Modern Home Ice Cream Makers

For homemade ice cream! Whether you favor Kumquat-Poppy Seed or plain Vanilla, a home ice-cream maker lets you effortlessly craft a scoop that's made to order.
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Wonderwall Inc.

At the opposite end of the spectrum from North American big-box stores are the conceptually driven and exquisitely realized retail designs of Masamichi Katayama.
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Dunkin' Danish

The thought of stripping down for a communal skinny dip in a salty strait might make Americans a bit squeamish, but in Denmark, it’s the stuff that can save a city.
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Buffalo Basics at 153 Eaton Street

It may be hard to believe, but Buffalo, New York, was once a pinnacle of high-tech innovation, even dubbed the City of Light for being one of the first electrified towns in America.
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Extended Interview: Willard Ford

Long gone is the era of single careers. In 2005, Willard Ford left the world of non-profits to follow his passion for furniture and design.
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Buffalo Basics Founders

Buffalo, New York, regularly ranks among the top poorest cities in the United States.
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Big Design in Little China

In downtown Los Angeles, nonprofit worker turned design-savvy entrepreneur Willard Ford turned the historic Kim Sing Theatre into a haven for modern furniture and design, now known as…
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