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Rethink Recycling

February 2011,
Vol. 11
Issue 03
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Why Today's Best Designers Are Digging Through Your Trash

Extended Content

“Sand Dune Clouds" 

Designed by Town Planning Design and Architecture: Boguslaw F. Witkowski, Maciej T. Starewicz, Elmar Hess

New Power Generation

Long before smoke-spouting power plants were relegated to the remote outskirts of the industrial city, large-scale energy generators were common sights in urban landscapes.

Cassidy Pool

Master Stroke

In Santa Monica, California, where pools are plenty but not always eye-pleasing, Padraic Cassidy lifted one 30 inches off the ground­—dramatically elevating its aesthetic appeal.

Designer Christiane Hogner, Bruxelles

Kind of New

For Brussels-based furniture designer Christiane Högner, inspiration comes less from glossy design mags than the castoffs she finds on the streets of Belgium.

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This Former Dance Hall Gets an Encore and Becomes a Designer's House

Designer Barbara Hill transformed the derelict building into a sophisticated and slightly rough-around-the-edges retreat.

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The House That Takes Recycling to the Next Level

In the eastern Netherlands, resourceful recyclers 2012Architects have built a house almost entirely out of locally sourced scrap, from old billboards to broken umbrellas.

Janna Stark House - Charred Studs

Wood-Paneled Interior in a San Francisco Victorian

The recent history of Janna Stark's San Francisco flat, located in an 1890's Victorian house, is literally burned into the wall.

Blee Patio Portraits

Renovating An Aging Mill in France

In 1981, Londoners Anthony and Gillian Blee purchased the ultimate fixer-upper.

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Just Redo It

What do you get when you give a couple of designers unlimited creative license on a very limited budget? For Andrew Dunbar and Zoee Astrakhan, the possibilities were limitless.

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Emeco's 111 Navy Chair

The tale of the Emeco's 111 Navy chair is that of a phoenix rising. In 1944, the Hanover, Pennsylvania-based company began producing the original 1006 Navy chair.

Dwell Reports

Modern Cutlery

The meal itself may be the main event, but your tender victuals aren't much of an attraction without a means to make their way from plate to mouth.

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Jonathan Adler

Seventeen years ago, Jonathan Adler wasn’t a brand, he was a one-man full-time pottery production operation—“making, glazing, firing, packing, and shipping every single piece I…

Houston

Consumer Retorts

Chris Houston, the charmingly curmudgeonly owner of Modern Artifacts in San Francisco, is not your typical retailer.

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