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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. Friday Finds 9.3.2010
    Week in Review

    Friday Finds 9.3.2010

    This is a good one, people. Today we present a ridiculous amount of eye candy by way of Flickr, journal scribblings, and of course, general Internet meanderings.

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    09.03.10

  7. Friday Finds 9.10.2010
    Week in Review

    Friday Finds 9.10.2010

    We San Franciscans may be a good stretch from the beaches of L.A., but when it comes to the Interwebs, we surf like sun-bleached beach bums. Catch the waves we rode this week, brah.

    09.10.10

  8. Son of Fruit Bowl

    Son of Fruit Bowl

    Rather than being an historical movement from the first half of the 20th century, left over and reheated, we think of Modernism as a frame of mind. To us the M word connotes an honesty and...

    written by: Karrie Jacobs
    10.01.10

  9. An Introduction to Architects
    Design 101

    An Introduction to Architects

    Aside from that mischievous caveperson in France who used a piece of charcoal to draw a line around some stick figures that suggested some kind of manmade shelter, it is generally acknowledged that...

    written by: Dan Maginn
    10.12.10

  10. Ill Communication
    --Done Wrong

    Ill Communication

    The Joneses went for a splashy starchitect to design their new home. Then things took a turn for the worse.

    written by: Dan Maginn
    10.12.10

  11. Exploded View
    A Great Idea

    Exploded View

    There is so much rolled up in a building—form, function, historical reference, materials, craftsmanship—that developing a comprehensive opinion on its design can be daunting. If you...

    written by: Dan Maginn
    10.12.10

  12. Friday Finds 9.17.2010
    Week in Review

    Friday Finds 9.17.2010

    Happy Friday, all. We close the week with our favorite Interwebbian finds, featuring everything from big old trampolines to jaunty paper hats.

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    09.17.10

  13. Evan Mather at Arch. and the City
    Event Spotlight

    Evan Mather at Arch. and the City

    I've been a fan of Evan Mather's films since we screened A Necessary Ruin--a glimpse of short, strange life of Bucky Fuller's Union Tank Car Dome outside Baton Rouge--at Dwell on Design this year....

    written by: Aaron Britt
    09.22.10

  14. Paul Rudolph: NYC Expressway
    Event Spotlight

    Paul Rudolph: NYC Expressway

    One of New York's last large-scale urban planning initiatives, the Lower Manhattan Expressway, never came to pass. The massive transit system would have irevocably altered the face of New York City...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    09.26.10

  15. A Whirlwind New York Visit
    Travel Reports

    A Whirlwind New York Visit

    Last week I spent a few days running around Manhattan (sometimes literally) reporting a handful of upcoming stories for Dwell. In addition to seeing many inspiring projects and meeting many...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    09.28.10

  16. John Pawson: Plain Space
    Books

    John Pawson: Plain Space

    "John Pawson Plain Space," a retrospective of British architect John Pawson's work, is on view at London's Design Museum until January 2011. Coinciding with the exhibition, Phaidon Press...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    09.30.10

  17. Lapham's Quarterly on the City
    Books

    Lapham's Quarterly on the City

    I fell hard for Lapham's Quarterly earlier this year when by chance I happened into a bookstore shortly before founder Lewis Lapham gave not so much a reading as a recounting of his...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    10.05.10

  18. The Opulent Modernism of Platner
    Profiles

    The Opulent Modernism of Platner

    For Warren Platner, whose modernist pedigree would make any contemporary designer squeal, design was all about the right groovy palette for the right glitzy project. Minimalists need not apply.

    written by: Alexandra Lange
    11.19.10

  19. Design and Existential Risk
    Interviews

    Design and Existential Risk

    Parsons The New School for Design is currently hosting an interesting lecture series, under the attention-getting theme "Design and Existential Risk." They're not kidding, either: the...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    11.09.10

  20. Hyundai Ride and Drive
    Event Spotlight

    Hyundai Ride and Drive

    Recently Dwell partnered with the Hyundai Sonata Uncensored campaign, an interactive, traveling exhibit designed to welcome visitors to a unique space where they could learn more about the Hyundai...

    written by: Hanni Chehak
    11.18.10

  21. Seeing Orange in SF
    Event Spotlight

    Seeing Orange in SF

    Seeing Orange Dutch Design Week in SF is in full swing now in San Francisco, showcasing the best in Dutch design here in the City by the Bay. Here's a quick handicap of the talks and films that you...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    11.16.10

  22. Young Designers
    Design 101

    Young Designers

    Branching out and doing your own thing is a brave and bold move at any time and any age. That said, the 21 visionaries we profile here—–designers 
of interiors, graphics, architecture,...

    written by: Dwell Staff
    12.15.10

  23. Pulltab's Mini Vertical Garden
    Finishing Touch

    Pulltab's Mini Vertical Garden

    Enlisted to renovate an apartment in Manhattan's East Village, architects Melissa Baker and Jon Handley, partners at the firm pulltab design, took inspiration from the city's plethora of...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    11.23.10

  24. Social Networking: Architizer
    Profiles

    Social Networking: Architizer

    “The kernel of our idea was that there had to be a better way to speak to clients, to critics, and to the world at large. Too often we architects are just talking to each other.” ...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Reed Young
    12.15.10

  25. NC Museum of Art Expansion
    House Tours

    NC Museum of Art Expansion

    The North Carolina Museum of Art recently unveiled a new building to house its permanent collection: a 127,000-square-foot, light-filled structure designed by New York-based architects Thomas...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    11.24.10

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