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  1. Designed for Play
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    Designed for Play

    Some of my earliest memories are of playgrounds: launching myself into a pit of plastic balls outside a fast-food restaurant in New York and whizzing down (and scratching my arm) on the horrifying...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    07.21.10

  2. World's First Lichen Garden?
    Travel Reports

    World's First Lichen Garden?

    Last spring, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art unveiled its new 14,000-square foot rooftop sculpture garden, spangled with works by Ellsworth Kelly, Louise Bourgeois and Kiki Smith. To a...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    10.26.10

  3. Pulltab's Mini Vertical Garden
    Finishing Touch

    Pulltab's Mini Vertical Garden

    Enlisted to renovate an apartment in Manhattan's East Village, architects Melissa Baker and Jon Handley, partners at the firm pulltab design, took inspiration from the city's plethora of...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    11.23.10

  4. Landscape Architecture: Marcel Wilson
    Profiles

    Landscape Architecture: Marcel Wilson

    Landscape architect and urban designer Marcel Wilson describes his practice as “combining things that are made with things that are alive.” Hence the superhuman name of his firm, Bionic...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    photos by: Katie Shapiro
    12.15.10

  5. In the Bouroullecs' Studio
    Travel Reports

    In the Bouroullecs' Studio

    A highlight of my trip to Paris earlier this year—and I can't believe it's taken me this long to share it with you—was a visit to the Bouroullec brothers' studio in Belleville. It was...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    04.19.11

  6. Long Island Found
    House Tours

    Long Island Found

    When the Fisher family’s 1960s Long Island beach bungalow started to crumble, they sought an architect who’d preserve the home’s humble roots and mellow vibe, while subtly...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    photos by: Richard Foulser
    06.06.11

  7. Test Kitchen Before-and-After
    Renovation

    Test Kitchen Before-and-After

    In our February 2012 issue we featured the new experimental test kitchen and dining space of Tasting Table, a daily email service that serves up food and drink news from across the country.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    02.03.12

  8. The Ultimate Kitchen Shop
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    The Ultimate Kitchen Shop

    A peek inside March, one of San Francisco's most exquisite shops for kitchenware and accessories.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    05.11.13

  9. 5 Cool Modern Backyards
    Outdoor

    5 Cool Modern Backyards

    Clean, modern design need not end at your front door. As these five backyards show, a single bold move—geometric pavers, a sculptural firepit, a water feature, or even a concrete slide—can make the...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    06.05.13

  10. Living Mural at Dwell on Design, Wall Art in Dwell
    Dwell on Design

    Living Mural at Dwell on Design, Wall Art in Dwell

    Dwell celebrates the rich tradition of murals and street art in Los Angeles with Living Mural at Dwell on Design, created by a collective of local artists over the course of the weekend. In honor...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    06.20.13

  11. 3 Modern Birdhouses to Beautify Your Yard
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    3 Modern Birdhouses to Beautify Your Yard

    Your home is modern. Why not offer similarly stylish digs for your winged neighbors? Here, three modern birdhouses to enhance any yard.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    08.05.13

  12. 5 Striking Black Kitchens Around the World
    A Great Idea

    5 Striking Black Kitchens Around the World

    White is the traditional color for kitchens, denoting hygiene, brightness, and modernity. But these five black-clad kitchens, in houses from San Francisco to Copenhagen, show that some truly stand...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    08.23.13

  13. Making the Corian Shelf
    Renovation

    Making the Corian Shelf

    When people enter Svetlin Krastev and Dessi Nikolova's one-bedroom apartment in Manhattan—featured in our March issue and online here—the first thing they see is the sculptural Corian...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    02.07.11

  14. Living in a Mini House
    House Tours

    Living in a Mini House

    When San Francisco–based architect Christi Azevedo and her partner bought an investment property in Oakland, what was billed in real estate listings as a 'detached garage' turned out to be a...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    08.17.10

  15. Rising Above It All
    House Tours

    Rising Above It All

    Set atop a 1908 warehouse in the Courtenay Precinct of Wellington, New Zealand, the three apartments by Architecture Workshop glow like lanterns at dusk, signaling a new day for this once-seedy...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    photos by: Richard Powers
    01.17.09

  16. A BoConcept Makeover
    A Great Idea

    A BoConcept Makeover

    When we moved into an Edwardian apartment in San Francisco's Mission District four years ago, we trucked in our furniture, set the pieces where we thought they made sense, and haven't changed much...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    07.11.11

  17. The First LEED for Homes–Rated House in Utah
    Green

    The First LEED for Homes–Rated House in Utah

    In the land of large mountain lodge wannabes, two California natives tuck Utah’s first LEED for Homes–rated house onto the side of Emigration Canyon.  

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    photos by: Dustin Aksland
    07.01.10

  18. Interiors by Kathryn Tyler, Linea Studio
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    Interiors by Kathryn Tyler, Linea Studio

    Judging by all the great feedback we've received on Kathryn Tyler's lovely Falmouth, England, home (Collector's Choice, June 2012), you all loved her style—and awesome collections of vintage...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    06.12.12

  19. 5 Chalkboard Walls in Kitchens and Kids' Rooms
    A Great Idea

    5 Chalkboard Walls in Kitchens and Kids' Rooms

    A coat of chalkboard paint on the wall adds a fun and useful accent to any room in the house, from a spot to scribble in kids' rooms to a keeper of to-do lists in the kitchen.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    08.09.13

  20. An Innovative Modular Building System in Ecuador
    Houses We Love

    An Innovative Modular Building System in Ecuador

    Seeking a way to blend architecture into the natural environment, a pair of Ecuador-based designers invents a new modular building system.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    photos by: João Canziani
    12.31.12

  21. Bruce Bolander on Kitchen Design
    Dwell on Design

    Bruce Bolander on Kitchen Design

    Architect Bruce Bolander designs houses with, generally, very awesome kitchens. He's not afraid of color, and likes to clad his clients' cabinets with laminate in bright and electric hues. "My...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    06.14.11

  22. Net Assets
    House Tours

    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.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    photos by: Cristóbal Palma
    06.17.09

  23. A John Lautner-Designed Hotel
    Hotels

    A John Lautner-Designed Hotel

    A major perk of reporting the story "John Lautner's Desert Rose" for our June 2012 issue? Actually spending a night at the Hotel Lautner in Desert Hot Springs, California, which has been...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    photos by: Jaime Gillin
    05.31.12

  24. Thomas Phifer: Light on the Subject
    Profiles

    Thomas Phifer: Light on the Subject

    Don’t be fooled by his mellow, self-effacing demeanor: Architect Thomas Phifer is a master of his craft, designing daylit, minimalist buildings that meld the ideals of classic modernism with...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    photos by: Mark Mahaney
    02.09.11

  25. Dwell on Design: Outdoor Focus
    Dwell on Design

    Dwell on Design: Outdoor Focus

    Dwell on Design is bigger and better than ever, and that goes for our perennially popular Outdoor section, too. Located at the back of the 220,000-square-foot show floor, the area—peppered...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    06.24.12

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