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Laura Desk

Laura Desk by Phloem Studio

"Not ANOTHER George Nelson inspired desk??!!" went designer Ben Klebba's note to us. Though the Portland, Oregon-based woodworker and craftsman, who works under the name Phloem Studio, has his tongue firmly in cheek, his senses of scale, proportion, and beauty are right on point. We dug a little deeper into the process and inspiration for the lovely Laura desk and Klebba was so eloquent and excited that we've decided to let him describe it in his own words. Click through the slideshow to see one of the lovlier writing stations you'll stumble across and to learn how it came to be.
October 26, 2012
h2o architectes The Cabin 05

Cabin Fever

Built-ins abound in this renovation of a 1970s lodge perched high in the French Alps. H2O Architectes devised a plan to increase livable space while leaving the structure intact. What results is a contemporary ski chalet that makes the most of its small footprint thanks to bunk beds, hidden storage, and streamlined circulation.
October 22, 2012
Wooden bookshelf in the form of the USA map

An American Bookshelf in London

When Russian-born architect Andrei Saltykov designed his home in the UK, he put his love of the USA on the shelf.
October 11, 2012
Dwell SXSW Eco Party in Texas

Dwell Party Highlights: Celebrating Prefab Design at SXSW Eco

What better place for Dwell to host our SXSW Eco party than a prefab pop up at the design complex of the woman who founded the Austin Modern Home Tour? Go behind the scenes in our story and slideshow to learn more about the venue and the event.
October 10, 2012
Green Ant Store in Salt Lake City, Utah

Utah Bound

At his shop in Salt Lake City, collector Ron Green supplies locals with a welcome, and well-priced, dose of modern design.
October 9, 2012
Young couple sitting on their wooden front porch with steps

Modern Take on a Traditional Farmhouse in Missouri

Thanks to Matthew Hufft, their envelope-pushing architect and longtime friend, Hannah and Paul Catlett have a new home in southwestern Missouri that’s a fresh, unconventional take on the traditional farmhouse.
October 8, 2012
Modern vacation home with gable-roofed structure

Gable-Roofed Rural Weekend Home in Connecticut

To create their rural Connecticut getaway, Lisa Gray and Alan Organschi layered their modern design sensibility atop an early 20th-century stone foundation.
October 3, 2012
Modern historic house back renovation with multiple windows

An Airy Addition to a Historic Boise Home

An airy addition on the back of a historic house in Boise is a model of sensitive renovation, seamlessly melding new and old.
October 1, 2012
Modern cabin with corrugated metal clad facade

Little Cabins on the Prairie

With these modern-day lodges for Kansas City campers heading to the country, a Missouri architecture firm puts a fresh face on a 100-year-old Girl Scout tradition.
September 24, 2012
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