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  1. Modern Victorian House Preservation in Oakland
    My House

    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

  2. Washington, DC
    City Guide

    Washington, DC

    Washington, DC, is not all political wonks and Masonic conspiracies: It's also a highly walkable city, its diagonal avenues wide open to modern design.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Matthew Monteith
    02.26.09

  3. Miami Advice
    City Guide

    Miami Advice

    Cathy Leff takes to the road (and sidewalk) to lead us on an intrepid bicycle tour of Miami’s architectural and cultural wonders.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Roy Zipstein
    02.26.09

  4. Let the Sun Shine In
    Green

    Let the Sun Shine In

    Although the University of Colorado Buffaloes football team fell short during bowl season, another dynasty is afoot at the idyllic Boulder campus.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    02.02.09

  5. Thibault’s Follies
    Outdoor

    Thibault’s Follies

    Quebec City architect Pierre Thibault has designed three Habitats Légers, or Light Habitats­—small structures installed in the landscape and meant as creative retreats. The first...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    02.04.09

  6. Fawning Over Flora
    Outdoor

    Fawning Over Flora

    Flora Grubb Gardens, the hippest plant merchant in the Bay Area, takes up residence in a new building as green as it is frondescent.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Todd Hido
    02.05.09

  7. Skinny Dip
    Outdoor

    Skinny Dip

    An elegant new pool house keeps competitive swimmer Sydne Didier in top form, and out of the Connecticut River.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    02.24.09

  8. Tree's Company
    Profiles

    Tree's Company

    Greening Los Angeles has long been Andy Lipkis’s dream. Greening his nonprofit’s Hollywood Hills campus is now a reality.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    02.25.09

  9. Yard Sale Photographs
    Post

    Yard Sale Photographs

    Yard Sale Photographs, a new book of photography by Adam Bartos, revels in the everyday castoffs and outmoded bric-a-brac that lard the average American garage sale. With a cover that apes a second...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    03.13.09

  10. Meat Stephanie Hensle
    Post

    Meat Stephanie Hensle

    With all the pork belly, lardo and bacon-in-everything flying around these days, it was only a matter of time before swine made it into the realm of high fashion. For Stephanie Hensle, a recent...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    04.02.09

  11. Fjord Focus
    Profiles

    Fjord Focus

    As Jarmund/Vigsnæs’s growing crop of small, smart houses have garnered increasing attention, their equally prolific civic works have them poised to be Norway’s next big export.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Pia Ulin
    05.13.09

  12. Touring the Freitag Factory
    Travel Reports

    Touring the Freitag Factory

    One of the highlights of my recent trip to Switzerland was a tour of Freitag factory in Zurich. The messenger bags first designed and developed by Markus and Daniel Freitag in 1993 have become...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    05.14.09

  13. Arkansas Honors Fay Jones
    Post

    Arkansas Honors Fay Jones

    I recently got a box of postcards comemorating the work of Arkansas architect Fay Jones and they were so wonderful that I wanted to put a few images of Jones' work online. Jones' contribution...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    07.22.09

  14. Best of SF 20 Modernism Show
    Travel Reports

    Best of SF 20 Modernism Show

    This weekend's SF20 Modernism Show and Sale opened to the public this morning at San Francisco's Fort Mason Center. Dwell editors Aaron Britt and Sarah Rich took a spin around the floor and found...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    09.25.09

  15. Asylum by Christopher Payne
    Books

    Asylum by Christopher Payne

    I got an advanced proof of Asylum: Inside the Closed World of State Mental Hospitals by architect and photographer Christopher Payne  some time ago. But not until I really glimpsed...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    10.01.09

  16. Terunobu Fujimori at RMIT
    Travel Reports

    Terunobu Fujimori at RMIT

    Easily the best stumbled-upon finds of my trip to Melbourne, Australia, was the Black Teahouse, a small structure installed at the RMIT Gallery by Terunobu Fujimori and Jun Sakaguchi. I first...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    10.16.09

  17. Melbourne Convention Center
    Travel Reports

    Melbourne Convention Center

    One element of my tour of Melbourne that really surprised me was how much I liked the new Melbourne Convention Center by Hamish Lyon of NH Architecture and Nik Karalis of Woods Bagot. 

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Peter Bennetts
    10.23.09

  18. Courtyard House by Rowan Opat
    House Tours

    Courtyard House by Rowan Opat

    On my recent trip to Melbourne, Australia, I did manage to get out of the city for one day. I zipped down to the Mornington Peninsula to visit a couple wineries, and also to see the...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Peter Bennetts
    10.30.09

  19. Design Miami: Mexican Design
    Travel Reports

    Design Miami: Mexican Design

    When I interviewed Design Miami co-founder Ambra Medda before the show, she told me that she was most excited about a display of Mexican design pieces, ranging from mid-century to the present,...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    12.07.09

  20. Design Miami: Recap
    Travel Reports

    Design Miami: Recap

    Design Miami wrapped up on Sunday, and all told I’d say the fair was a mixed bag. Though I tend to have a good time wandering the aisles of Aranda\Lasch’s temporary tent taking in the...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    12.08.09

  21. Rhythms of Modern Life Exhibition
    Travel Reports

    Rhythms of Modern Life Exhibition

    While I was in Miami for Art Basel Miami Beach and Design Miami a couple weeks back, I ducked into my favorite Miami Beach museum the Wolfsonian to have a look around.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    12.18.09

  22. Josef Albers Exhibition
    Event Spotlight

    Josef Albers Exhibition

    As a pioneering voice in the diffusion of modern art and design, Josef Albers's contributions to printmaking, color theory and pedagogy cannot be overstated.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    01.12.10

  23. Miami Modern Metropolis
    Books

    Miami Modern Metropolis

    Aaron Britt: Having been to Miami several times now, most recently for Design Miami and Art Basel Miami Beach just last month, I've grown increasingly fond of the place. Equal parts pleasure center...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    01.14.10

  24. Iannis Xenakis Drawings
    Event Spotlight

    Iannis Xenakis Drawings

    Though I fear that I won't get to see it in person, The Drawing Center in New York has just opened a new exhibit of architect and composer Iannis Xenakis's drawings. Iannis Xenakis: Composer,...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    01.19.10

  25. Grafik180: CityArt by Publique Living
    Product of the Day

    Grafik180: CityArt by Publique Living

    Over the recent holidays I was out for a ramble here in San Francisco and happened into the shop ATYS. There I saw a handful of excellent prints from SF–based design firm Publique...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    01.22.10

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