I received my advanced copy of the March 2008 issue of Dwell Magazine and once again, it’s filled with some great stuff. See a sneak preview of what’s in-store after the jump.
• “In The Modern World” features some super-cool modern items for purchase, including the minimalist Flutto dish from NITO that looks like a splash of oil; the portable Bluetooth speaker MBS-100 from Sony Ericsson; and the friendly line of vases and candlesticks from Kahler called Fiducia.
• A fantastic article on a 1930s Texas bungalow that received a respectful modern addition, while still preserving its historic charm. This particular article is a great example of PrairieMod thinking in action.
• A former Chi-town tavern gets a “green” makeover and ends up with a Gold-certified LEED certificate. The article focuses special attention on the twin-rotor, vertical-axis wind turbines on the roof that help supply the home with power.
• Sound expert Mike Andrews of the band, Greyboy Allstars, sounds-off on the best docking options for your iPod.
• The life and work of Chicago native-son, Bertrand Goldberg, is looked at in one of my favorite sections, Archive. Quick trivia tid-bit: Apparently, when Mies van der Rohe visited the U.S. for the first time, Goldberg acted as translator when Mies met Frank Lloyd Wright.
• Finally, the feature article for this issue is called “Small Wonders” Homes Under 1,000 Square Feet. It’s a look at 3 unique homes that buck the “Super-size Me” trend in domestic architecture. From a petite but sturdy Norwegian house at 205 sq ft, to a converted 912 sq ft New York City space with plenty of warmth and charm—this feature hopes to inspire the creativity and livability of the concept of “Less Becomes More.”
Make sure to check out the March issue of Dwell Magazine when it hits news stands to read about these and other interesting articles. Enjoy!
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