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  1. Hide and Sleep
    Finishing Touch

    Hide and Sleep

    With the classic Murphy bed as muse, Japanese architect Toshihiko Suzuki transformed a standard Airstream into a versatile small wonder.

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    04.06.10

  2. The Stealth Winery
    Travel Reports

    The Stealth Winery

    Thousands of oenophiles trek to California’s Napa Valley each year to indulge in its scenic vistas and celebrated wineries. While the Chandons and Mondavis of the Valley are open to the...

    written by: Diana Budds
    08.16.10

  3. Friday Finds 8.13.2010
    Week in Review

    Friday Finds 8.13.2010

    The Dwell editors are here to start your weekend off with the best of the best, the cream of the crop, and the top of the heap on the interwebs!

    written by: Fida Sleiman
    08.13.10

  4. Forwarding Dallas
    Post

    Forwarding Dallas

    Earlier this year, Dwell editor Aaron Britt traveled down to Dallas, Texas, for a design charrette with Re:Vision Dallas. The project is a collaboration between Urban Re:Vision and the Central...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    12.03.09

  5. The 2010 California Design Biennial
    Interviews

    The 2010 California Design Biennial

    Currently on view at the Pasadena Museum of California Art is the 2010 California Design Biennial: Action/Reaction, an exhibition that highlights some the most significant and innovative designs...

    written by: Diana Budds
    08.09.10

  6. Introducing Dwell Kitchen
    Food

    Introducing Dwell Kitchen

    The kitchen is the heart of the home and starting today, we're giving these hearty rooms their own home at dwell.com. We're excited to introduce Dwell Kitchen, a new food-focused section of the...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    08.07.10

  7. A Complex Story
    Essay

    A Complex Story

    My father’s prefabricated housing project, Habitat ’67, broke ground in April of 1965. The building, which grew out of his bachelor’s thesis, came to be regarded as one of the...

    written by: Oren Safdie
    03.23.10

  8. Hobby House
    Finishing Touch

    Hobby House

    Retirement often offers couples more time together, but when René Menten and Mikey Bienkens left the working world, they built a house that emphasized their individual activities. The...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Tim Van de Velde
    08.05.10

  9. Botanical Garden Pavilion
    Outdoor

    Botanical Garden Pavilion

    When Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans in 2005, architect and University of Kentucky lecturer Mike McKay felt the pull to go down to the Big Easy to help with a task that was anything but easy:...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    03.23.10

  10. Mona El Khafif: Design Build
    Interviews

    Mona El Khafif: Design Build

    In 2006, architect and urban planner Mona El Khafif traded Vienna's wiener schnitzel for beignets in the Big Easy to teach at Tulane University's URBANbuild program. Now an associate professor of...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    03.22.10

  11. Fine Dine-ing
    My House

    Fine Dine-ing

    Interior and furniture designer Nick Dine—son of pop artist Jim Dine—has a love-hate relationship with his 2,000-square-foot Hudson Square condo loft. A long rectangle, it was born a...

    written by: Mimi Zeiger
    photos by: Jeremy Liebman
    08.03.10

  12. Flemish Farmhouse Kitchen
    Finishing Touch

    Flemish Farmhouse Kitchen

    For this farmhouse in the Flemish town of Outgaarden, the Belgian architects 51N4E were charged with designing a new kitchen and adjacent storage space. They decided to split their allotted budget...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    08.02.10

  13. Kickstart Some Design
    Post

    Kickstart Some Design

    If you've ever complained about the dearth of good design in our world, but as you're not a designer yourself felt like you could opt out of the heavy lifting, your days are numbered. Kickstarter...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    08.02.10

  14. Events this Weekend: 7.29-8.1
    Week in Review

    Events this Weekend: 7.29-8.1

    This week brings fresh designs ideas from Bay Area students—including how to reuse the Bay Bridge once it goes out of service in 2013—as well as 25 years of Pixar animations, the first...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    07.29.10

  15. John Madin: Birmingham Mod

    John Madin: Birmingham Mod

    Continuing in the vein of highlighting the modern design of yesteryear in the north of England, here is a BBC documentary from 1965 focused on the leading modernist of Birmingham, John Madin....

    written by: Aaron Britt
    07.28.10

  16. Living in a Polish Water Tower
    House Tours

    Living in a Polish Water Tower

    I received an unexpected postcard from the petite Polish town of Dąbrówno last week, sent by my friend Tim who was backpacking through Europe. He mentioned that he was shacking up in a...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    07.27.10

  17. Time Capsule
    Essay

    Time Capsule

    The impending demolition of Kisho Kurokawa’s Capsule Tower strikes a nostalgic nerve in writer Tom Vanderbilt, who travels to Tokyo for a look at a future that never was.

    written by: Tom Vanderbilt
    03.11.10

  18. Bigger is Better
    Essay

    Bigger is Better

    Welcome to the era of the megacity. The world has more big cities than at any time in history, and those cities are larger than they have ever been. There are now more than 30 urban centers with...

    written by: Mark Lamster
    07.26.10

  19. Friday Finds 7.23.2010
    Week in Review

    Friday Finds 7.23.2010

    As usual, we end the week with a mixed bag of Internetly delights, from crowd-sourced portraiture to eerie galleries of forlorn and forgotten buildings in Detroit.

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    07.23.10

  20. Rem Koolhaas DVD Winners
    Post

    Rem Koolhaas DVD Winners

    A short while back I announced that we'd be giving away five DVDs of the new film Rem Koolhaas: A Kind of Architect directed by Markus Heidingsfelder and Min Tesch. The time has come to announce...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    07.22.10

  21. New Rietveld App for iPhones
    Product of the Day

    New Rietveld App for iPhones

    You've probably heard of Gerrit Rietveld's Schröder House, but did you know that he designed over 200 buildings in the Netherlands? Courtesy of a new, free iPhone and iPad app developed in...

    written by: Diana Budds
    07.21.10

  22. Events this Weekend: 3.4-3.7
    Week in Review

    Events this Weekend: 3.4-3.7

    This weekend features two hands-on events and exhibitions demonstrating high-tech, energy-effiencent systems you can install in your  home as well as the closing of some of the season's top...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    03.04.10

  23. New Topographics at the SFMoMA
    Event Spotlight

    New Topographics at the SFMoMA

    On Saturday, July 17, New Topographics: Photographs of a Man-Altered Landscape opens at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. The exhibit is a restaging of the 1975 show New Topographics, which...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    07.16.10

  24. Friday Finds 7.16.2010
    Week in Review

    Friday Finds 7.16.2010

    Beat the summer heat with some indoor fun this weekend! We've uncovered a visual feast for you to browse and admire.

    07.16.10

  25. Events this Weekend: 7.15-7.18
    Week in Review

    Events this Weekend: 7.15-7.18

    Our headquarters and our hearts are always in San Francisco. This week, we showcase three exhibitions opening and closing in the Bay Area to lure you to our favorite place in the country.

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    07.15.10

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