Home Savings

October 2008,
Vol. 08
Issue 10
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Modern Homes Made Affordable
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Hollywood fashion critics review 5 dressers

Without a decent dresser, can you dress decently? With the help of two outspoken Hollywood fashion critics we determine if a chest of drawers can hold the secret to sartorial success.

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Salvage Love

The first year out of college is a wildcard for most people.

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Retail Therapy

In the great American quest for more stuff, big-box stores are nirvana, laden with cheaply priced items by the ton, from diamond earrings to toilet paper.

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Magic Mountain

Architect Ko Wibowo designed a house of prodigious proportions beneath the hulking rise of Mount Ranier.

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Lone Star

Rural Texas commonly conjures visions of Stetsons, spurs, and longhorn steer, but the countryside contains more than just cowboys.

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Affordable, SIP-Built Family Home in Kansas City

Architect Jamie Darnell had a simple plan for his family’s home in Kansas City, Missouri, but the result is anything but plain.

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Flos Glo-Ball

Designers and manufacturers bemoan the profusion of cheaply made copycats, but it’s been proven time and again that truly great design can never be obscured by poor imitation.

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Modern Off-the-Grid Retreat in Oregon

The Watershed is an off-the-grid writer’s retreat that architect Erin Moore designed for her mother, nature writer Kathleen Dean Moore.

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Upwardly Mobile Homes

When it comes to real estate, the trailer park gets a bad rap. But some designers think that this forsaken corner of the market is worthy of reevaluation—and even resuscitation.

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Emily Pilloton

With the offices of her upstart nonprofit, Project H, located in the same space as Cameron Sinclair’s Architecture for Humanity, Emily Pilloton’s everyday life is steeped in a desire to…

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Steve Lambert

Office workers ride zip lines down the streets of San Francisco, where a roller coaster has been installed as a new form of public transport: Welcome to the artistic world of Steve Lambert, who…

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Sir Nicholas Grimshaw

"One of the good things about doing decent public design in a prominent place is that people look at it and say: Why can’t we have that everywhere?”  

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Western Promises

William McDonough + Partners’ design for a small village in northeastern China was meant to stand as a model for sustainable development.