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  1. 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

  2. NC Museum of Art Expansion
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    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

  3. Bemz's Bright Idea
    A Great Idea

    Bemz's Bright Idea

    Last week I met with Lesley Pennington, a Canadian living in Sweden who in 2004 launched Bemz, one of the cleverest companies I've heard of recently. Bemz makes affordable custom-order slipcovers...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    11.30.10

  4. Update on the Crocker Art Museum
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    Update on the Crocker Art Museum

    My colleague Aaron Britt posted a great interview with the director of the Crocker Art Museum this past summer, and I'm here with a quick update: the museum opened in October, and it looks...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    12.07.10

  5. Friday Finds 12.3.2010
    Week in Review

    Friday Finds 12.3.2010

    From LED-clad Christmas trees to the streets of Tokyo, we have a bevy of goodies to get you into the weekend spirit.

    written by: Fida Sleiman
    12.03.10

  6. Studiomama's Outdoor Kitchen
    Food

    Studiomama's Outdoor Kitchen

    A weekend always cries for a DIY project. For those with dreams of the warmer days that are still several months away, Nina Tolstrup—aka Studiomama—has the perfect project to keep you...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    01.21.11

  7. Lajos Kozma, Hungarian Modernist
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    Lajos Kozma, Hungarian Modernist

    Hungarian architect and designer Lajos Kozma (1884–1948) made an indelible mark on early-20th-century European design with his drawings, buildings and furniture that drew upon traditional...

    written by: Erika Heet
    01.19.11

  8. Manhattan
    House Tours

    Manhattan

    Like many white people of a certain age, I first visited Harlem by mistake. I took the wrong subway and barely got out of the station: First one guy, then another, tried to shove me down the...

    written by: Marc Kristal
    photos by: Jake Stangel
    02.14.11

  9. Friday Finds 2.11.11
    Week in Review

    Friday Finds 2.11.11

    This week, an underwater museum, antigrams, and a solo cross-Atlantic kayak voyage are just a few of the most interesting things to appear in the web browsers here at Dwell.

    written by: Diana Budds
    02.11.11

  10. Brooklyn

    Brooklyn

    Twenty-nine years after Robert Moses’s death, the mixed legacy of New York’s über–urban planner remains inescapable. I feel it acutely when, after a long ride on the F that...

    written by: Marc Kristal
    photos by: Jake Stangel
    02.14.11

  11. Philippe Starck's Library Kitchen
    Food

    Philippe Starck's Library Kitchen

    There is no shortage of incredible kitchen systems to ogle—and if you're lucky, incorporate into your home. Following our recent coverage of Viola Park's new kitchen islands and Snaidero's...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    02.18.11

  12. Fine Finnish: Entrance
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    Fine Finnish: Entrance

    When Susanna entered her future home for the first time, it appeared cramped and uninviting. Her first step in adding a sense of spaciousness and clarity was to paint all the surfaces—&ndash...

    01.02.09

  13. Fine Finnish: Kitchen
    House Tours

    Fine Finnish: Kitchen

    In the kitchen, Susanna and Jussi tore down the ceiling and wall cabinets with the help of Jussi’s father, a skilled craftsman. “Behind the cabinets we found lovely little nooks that...

    03.07.11

  14. Fine Finnish: Living/Dining Room
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    Fine Finnish: Living/Dining Room

    The focal point of the living/dining room is an oak table from Ikea. “We like to draw, read newspapers, sew, and invite friends over, so a generous table suits our lifestyle.” No couch?...

    03.07.11

  15. Fine Finnish: Master Bedroom
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    Fine Finnish: Master Bedroom

    Despite its serene appearance, the master bedroom is an active, multifunctional space. The family sits together on the bed to read and watch cartoons: Tove Jansson’s Moomin, about trolls who...

    03.07.11

  16. MVRDV's Balancing Barn
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    MVRDV's Balancing Barn

    The Balancing Barn by the Dutch design stars MVRDV has gotten a fair bit of play around the web, but little does it better justice than this great video from the Brits over at Dezeen. The place was...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    07.17.11

  17. A View To A Hill
    Finishing Touch

    A View To A Hill

    Seven floors up, in an unassuming office building just shy of Chinatown, Dwell's San Francisco headquarters look out over the city we are happy to call home. Though the notorious fog drifts by on...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    photos by: Peter Belanger
    05.07.11

  18. Lightning Strikes Thrice
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    Lightning Strikes Thrice

    What would Ben Franklin have made of this pair of incredible videos from Craig Shimala? Shimala set up his video camera to catch an electrical storm last year in Chicago and lucked his way into one...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    05.11.11

  19. Herman Miller's POV Series
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    Herman Miller's POV Series

    Our friends at Herman Miller just released a series of online videos celebrating the work of five California architects. Each architect (or team, in the case of Marmol Radziner) speaks on creative...

    written by: Diana Budds
    05.15.11

  20. Building the Maxon House: Week 15
    Renovation

    Building the Maxon House: Week 15

    In our latest Backstory series, Seattleite Lou Maxon recounts the thrills and trials of ditching the suburbs, buying property, and designing and building a modern house with Tom...

    written by: Lou Maxon
    06.08.11

  21. Easter Island's Visitor's Center
    House Tours

    Easter Island's Visitor's Center

    You can't get much farther away than Easter Island, a volcanic island in the Pacific Ocean at the southeasternmost point of the Polynesian triangle. I hope to go one day; and if/when I do, I'll be...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    07.12.11

  22. PAS House: Skater's Paradise
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    PAS House: Skater's Paradise

    Each time I spot those small, skateboard-deterring metal bars placed several feet apart on benches and other civic areas, I lament that skaters are being afforded less and less public...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    07.18.11

  23. Modern Meets Historic in Denmark
    House Tours

    Modern Meets Historic in Denmark

    This conference center, designed by the Amsterdam-based firm SeARCH, is an extension of a 14th-century Danish farm and building. Designed for Novo Nordisk a/s, the biggest insulin producer in the...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    07.25.11

  24. Airbnb Picks
    Hotels

    Airbnb Picks

    We covered our favorite beach spots in our June 2011 issue, but as you well know, summer marches on. And plenty of us (especially those who have already taken their vacations) are dreaming about a...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    07.28.11

  25. Favorite Play! Spaces
    Books

    Favorite Play! Spaces

    We love to play and love places that celebrate our inner, creative, kidlike selves—we dedicated our July/August 2011 issue to the subjects of families, kids, and play after all. The editors...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    07.28.11

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