Crafting a Hollow Wood Surfboard from Old-Growth Redwood
Long inspired by the work of Grain Surfboards based in Maine, San Francisco's own Danny Hess, and my friend Patrick Burnett of...
Housing in Crisis Part 4: Lures Cast by Creative Developers
Fact: Urban areas, including those in Chicago, Los Angeles and New York, have been experiencing exponential growth of inner-city...
101 Alternative Energy: Knowledge Is Power
If necessity is the mother of invention, then the coupled concerns of population growth and resource depletion might be...
Innovation Hub: ULI Spring Meeting in San Diego
'Innovate' was the buzzword at the Urban Land Institute’s spring conference in San Diego, May 15-17, where some 3,500 planners,...
Art Start
Curatorial manager Jennifer Strate O’Neal calls Creative Growth Art Center the “homestead” of a now-flourishing creative...
The Vegetal Chair
The Bouroullec brothers continue to prove that there's no limit to variation and innovation in chair design.
Designing Inside the Box
Fort Collins-based Otterbox could easily have looked outward to design a new building for the creative teams who develop its...
How Does The Bamboo Plant Stalks Bring Luck For Your Receiver?
Plants and man have a long lasting relationship since the time civilization flourished.
Everything You Need to Know When Designing and Building in Austin, Texas
Austin is a rapidly growing city. In March, the U.S. Census Bureau ranked Austin ninth among all U.S. metro areas for population...
Space to Work, Room to Play
A mobile game studio in Manhattan’s Meatpacking District outgrows its original office and brings back designer Sheena Murphy to...
Transforming Shanghai
There seems to be no end to the superlatives being used to describe cities in China: the buildings there are the biggest, the...
Friday Finds 08.02.13
From a storm detecting app to a ghostly portrait photography series, dark vibes certainly take the lead in this week's roundup of...
A Party House in Hacienda Agua Caliente
In August of 2004, a weekend-long party took place at a new house in the Hacienda Agua Caliente neighborhood of Tijuana, Mexico.
A Dilapidated Home in New Delhi Is Transformed Into a School That Fosters Creativity
A derelict New Delhi residence gets a second chance at life—becoming a unique place where children will learn, create, and grow.
How to Recognize Different Wood Species and a Guide to 6 of the Most Common Types
If you’ve been wanting to add to your bank of knowledge or sound like a pro at identifying some of the most common species of...
Beauty and Brains: Building Sustainably With Redwood
The return of summer barbecues and back porch hangouts means that outdoor living spaces are again enjoying heavy foot traffic.
A Modern Lakeside Boathouse in Ontario
A Toronto firm crafts a serene waterfront structure for a family in Georgian Bay.
An 'Epic' Container Co-op
The good folks at Epic Software are building a video production studio out of old shipping containers just outside of Houston,...
An Art Deco Warehouse in Melbourne Is Converted Into a Shared Office Space
A dynamic warehouse conversion in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, allows two creative businesses to share a boardroom and break...
An Australian Cafe Filled With Handcrafted Details Comes to Portland, Oregon
Melbourne's famous Proud Mary has come stateside, and the space is as thoughtful as its coffee.

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